Delve Deep: Greek Islands (May ’24)

10 Days

10 days Athens round-trip with Topdeck

Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. When we say ‘Greek Island holiday’, you say… Endless beaches? Ridiculously blue waters? Perpetual sunshine? Well, yeah, all those things are great. Obviously. But our Greek Island Hopper trip covers all the givens… and more. MORE ancient wonders. MORE eye candy sunsets. MORE fisherman-chic goodness. MORE G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S. Plate smashing. Greek dancing. Schmoozing with the locals. And with us, you won’t just see it. You’ll do it. One ‘opa!’ at a time.

Included Experiences

  • Walking tour of Athens with Trip Leader
  • Orientation walk of Mykonos town with Trip Leader
  • Paradise Beach hike with Trip Leader

Map

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Athens

Helloooo, Athens! Cue epic adventures, crystal-clear water and more gyros than your fat pants can handle. Think: 4am kebab – but better. Gather ‘round Spartans! Tonight we'll meet the gang and dine Greek style: brace yourself for a legendary included group dinner at a local eatery.
MEALS: Dinner.

Day 2 :
Athens

Tick off your ancient must-dos today on a stroll with your local Trip Leader. See the likes of Monastiraki Square, the ruins of the library of Hadrian, Filopappou Hill (for spectacular views over Athens and the Acropolis) and Syntagma Square for the changing of the guards. Then: delve deeper into these archeological sites with an afternoon of free time – the mighty Acropolis is waiting. Ready to dial up your ancient history quota? Jump on an optional afternoon trip to Cape Sounion and Attica. Or spend your free time hunting down the best Greek donut shop in Athens. And this evening? It’s all yours. We rec finding local haunt for some seriously good saganaki – it’s cheese, it’s fried, it’s goddam delicious.
INCLUDED TODAY: Walking tour of Athens with Trip Leader.
MEALS: Breakfast.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Half day trip to Cape Sounion and Attica: from €65 (lunch included)

We’re not going to lie, this morning’s an early one – but it’s going to be oh-so-worth it! If Athens invented democracy, Mykonos pioneered the beach party that followed. As a group, we’ll hit up the windmills in Little Venice for THAT photo, check out the white-washed shop fronts of Old Town and make a mental note of all the beachfront cocktail bars to check out later. Then: the rest is up to you! Ever heard of Paradise Beach? It’s where Europe goes to party. ‘Nough said.
INCLUDED TODAY: Ferry to Mykonos | Orientation walk of Mykonos town with Trip Leader.
MEALS: Breakfast.

Day 4 :
Mykonos

Sore head this morning? DW we’ve got the cure – a free day lazing on Mykonos’ soft sandy beaches. If you’re up for it, why not venture to Delos Island to check out the birthplace of the sun god Apollo on an optional archaeological tour. Or lace up those Nikes for an included hike around Paradise Beach. It’s 100% up to you. Looking for some local inspo? Your Trip Leader’s more clued-up than the Cluedo World Champion ‘96. Make the most of it!
INCLUDED TODAY: Paradise Beach hike with Trip Leader.
MEALS: Breakfast.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Half-day archaeological tour of Delos Island: from €65.

Say goodbye to Mykonos – we’re heading to Paros this morning. Expect: more white-and-blue coloured paradise. Get your bearings around Parikia (aka Paros’ capital) before cutting loose to do whatever you want. Get your architecture fix at the Church of 100 Doors. Explore the cobblestone streets in Naoussa. Or grab some chill time at Kolimbithres Beach. And tonight? We’re dining like the locals with an included group meal, so get ready to share your top Greek legends/arty AF shell pics (we know you’ve got them).
INCLUDED TODAY: Ferry to Paros | Orientation walk of Parikia with Trip Leader.
MEALS: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6 :
Paros

Oh, what’s that? Free time to do your own thing? We thought so. Chill at the beach with your trip mates. Settle in at a local restaurant. Or jump on the bus to Lefkes for some sick views. Want to explore a little deeper? There’s a full day trip to Naoussa, Kolymbithres beach and the church of Ekatontapiliani on offer too. Get out there!
MEALS: Breakfast.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Full day trip to Ekatontapiliani, Naoussa and Kolymbithres: from €65 (lunch included)

Jump back on the ferry: the blue-domed cliffside houses of your Insta feed await in Santorini – #nofilter necessary. Get the tour of Fira with your in-the-know Trip Leader (the side of the island with the best views). Then: it’s time to make your friends back home jealous AF with THAT sunset pic. Lucky for you, we’re no rookies when it comes to picking the best spot. So settle in, this is going to be one to remember.
INCLUDED TODAY: Ferry to Santorini | Orientation walk of Fira with Trip Leader.
MEALS: Breakfast.

Day 8 :
Santorini

On today’s agenda? OPTIONS. Get your fill of blue-domed churches, rustic windmills and whitewashed houses with an adventure around the island. Or sign up for a full-day volcano excursion, starting with a sail in a traditional caldera before getting your hike on – volcano style. And just in case your iPhone gallery wasn’t filled last night, you could even join an Oia sunset tour later. Best day ever? We’re not surprised.
MEALS: Breakfast.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Full-day volcano excursion and Oia sunset tour (private caldera, transfers, lunch, guide and cable car tickets included): from €110.

Whip out your camera and snap one last pic – it’s your last morning in Santorini. Disclaimer: we’ve got a lengthy ferry ride back to Athens. But sometimes it’s about the journey, right? And with a fully-charged phone, upgraded seats and your trip mates by your side – we’ll be back in Athens before you know it! Then: ready for your final dinner with the gang? Local eats: you bet. Mamma Mia-style dancing and singing: optional, but encouraged. Let’s make it count.
INCLUDED TODAY: Ferry to Athens.
MEALS: Breakfast | Dinner.

Day 10 :
Athens

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye. Try not to get too emotional – you could be an ugly crier. So, where to next?
MEALS: Breakfast.

Departures & Prices

•  Travel dates: specific departures in May 2024
•  Prices from: R40,373 pps SAVE R4,485 pp!

Includes / Excludes

Inclusions

  • Walking tour of Athens with Trip Leader
  • Orientation walk of Mykonos town with Trip Leader
  • Paradise Beach hike with Trip Leader
  • Orientation walk of Parikia with Trip Leader
  • Orientation walk of Fira with Trip Leader
  • Accommodation: 9 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double)
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts & 3 dinners
  • Transport: Public ferries. Transfers to and from ferry ports and hotels. Island ferry transfers.

Exclusions

  • International flights and taxes
  • Visas (if required)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Anything of a personal nature

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled, subject to availability and further subject to rate of exchange fluctuations at time of booking.
  • For standard booking terms and conditions see:
    www.topdeck.travel/terms-and-conditions
  • Valid for sale until 31 May 2024.
10% Off
From R44,859 R40,373
/ Person
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Summary

  • SAVE R4,485 per person!
  • Specific departures in May 2024
  • 9 nights
  • Greece
  • Topdeck (TGIAA3)