Cycladic Explorer

Explore the Cyclades on this 13-day journey through Athens, Santorini, Ios and Paros. Visit Athens, Greece's capital city, filled with history, art and culture, then head to the beautiful island of Santorini before travelling to Ios, with its vibrant nightlife and Paros, with quiet villages and quaint charm.

Visit iconic Greek islands and experience the history, charm and sunny skies of this incredible region. Your flights, accommodations, land and ferry transfers are included, and you'll have ample time to explore the islands at your own pace.

Location

Athens, Santorini, Ios and Paros

Location:

Athens, Attica, Greece, Santorini, South Aegean, Greece, Ios, South Aegean, Greece, Paros, South Aegean, Greece, Greece

13  Days | 11  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Santorini, Ios and Paros 
  • Fast ferry Athens to Santorini; Paros to Athens; Hydrofoil Santorini to Ios; Ios to Paros
  • 1 activity included:
    • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Porterage
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

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Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Arrive in Athens, transfer and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure getting to know Athens.

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Day 3

Athens: Sightseeing

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Acropolis. Then spend the rest of the afternoon discovering Athens at your own pace. Athens is home to countless restaurants and cafés, great shopping on Ermou and Kolonaki streets, and fascinating history. 

Activity Included

  • The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: Follow your expert guides as they take you for a quick stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you’ll continue on and pass by the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Next up is a comprehensive visit of the Acropolis to see architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the impressive Parthenon. End the tour with visit of the New Acropolis Museum.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Athens - Santorini

After breakfast, transfer to the port for your fast ferry to Santorini, then transfer to your hotel. Head out and explore Santorini at your leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5 & 6

Santorini: At Leisure

Take the next two days to explore this magnificent island at your own pace. Lose yourself on volcanic Santorini and take in the island's romance and charm.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Volcanic Santorini will charm you from the moment you arrive, with its unique caldera and beautiful colourful beaches. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira. Oia is known as the most photographed spot in Greece and is renowned for its unbelievable sunsets.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 7

Santorini - Ios

Transfer to the port and travel via hydrofoil to Ios. Transfer to your hotel and check in, then enjoy free time on Ios.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 8

Ios: At Leisure

Hit the beach, discover Ios' quiet side, or if you like, find the best party spots.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Explore Ios' secluded beaches and traditional villages, visit the Tomb of Homer ($), check out the souvenirs and sample fresh seafood. In the evening, hit up Ios' varied clubs and dance the night away, or simply relax at a sidewalk bar with a glass of wine and flavourful Greek feta cheese.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Ios - Paros

Transfer to the port and head to Paros via hydrofoil, then transfer to your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 10 & 11

Paros: At Leisure

Enjoy free time on enchanting Paros.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Paros is the perfect balance of culture, charming villages and incredible natural beauty. Parikia Town, the island's capital, features charming walkways, quaint shops and tavernas. Head over to Naoussa, an old port town with a Venetian castle. Kolymbithres is one of the island's most popular beaches, and Santa Maria is a great spot for water sports and windsurfing.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 12

Paros - Athens

Transfer to the Paros port for your fast ferry to Athens. Transfer to your hotel and check in for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 13

Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Attica, Greece
The Stanley(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Star Hotel(or similar)
Ios, South Aegean, Greece
FarOut Village(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Pandrossos Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Rose Bay Hotel(or similar)
Ios, South Aegean, Greece
Dionysos Sea Side Resort(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Paros Agnanti(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Aqua Blue Hotel(or similar)
Ios, South Aegean, Greece
Ios Palace Hotel & Spa(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Archipelagos Resort & Villas(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Dorian Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Kamari Beach Hotel(or similar)
Ios, South Aegean, Greece
Far Out Village(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Pandrossos Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel (or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Rose Bay Hotel(or similar)
Ios, South Aegean, Greece
Dionysos Sea Side Resort(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Paros Agnanti(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Divani Caravel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Aqua Blue Hotel(or similar)
Ios, South Aegean, Greece
Ios Palace Hotel & Spa(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Archipelagos Hotel(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 1 - September 25, 2020

Superior and Premium Accommodation
Please note the superior and premium accommodation categories are available for departures up to September 20

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

The Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum:

  • Half-day morning tour
  • April to October
  • Daily service
  • English/French Departure at 8:45 am – return at 1:30 pm

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

Fast ferry: in numbered air seat
Hydrofoil: Economy Class

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.