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! We’re hitting the town tonight.
Tick off your ancient must-dos today on a stroll with your 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. Tonight, brace yourself for the best souvlaki outside Olympus at our included group dinner.
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.
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 a hike around Paradise Beach. It’s 100% up to you – make the most of it!
Say goodbye to Mykonos (and the Italian you met at Tropicana last night) – 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.
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!
Jump back on the ferry - the blue-domed cliffside houses of your Insta feed await in Santorini. Get the tour of Fira with your 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.
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, there's an additional Oia sunset tour on the cards too. We'll round things off with a group dinner. Best day ever? We're not surprised.
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! Ready to hit the town? Make it count – we’ll be saying goodbye in the morning.
After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye. Try not to get too emotional – you could be an ugly crier. So, where to next?