27 October 2016
There is nothing more relaxing than a week spent on a Greek Island. And on this seven day Island Hopping discovery break you will get to stay on two of the most famous and picturesque. First you enjoy three nights among the beautiful white washed houses and famous windmills of Mykonos then catch a flying cat ferry to stunning Santorini, an island with a dramatic history and a spectacular position and spend three more memorable days and nights.
On arrival you will be met by one of our tour representatives and taken to your hotel. Believe the postcards! Mykonos is so beautiful, it is no accident that it has become one of the most desired destinations in the world. And if you add the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the sophisticated nightlife and the historic treasures of nearby Delos to its stunning natural beauties and picturesque villages, you’ll have the recipe for an unforgettable holiday.
After breakfast at your hotel the day is free to enjoy the beach, soak up the sun and admire all that this unique island has to offer. Although one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades group, Mykonos is definitely the most famous, thanks to its treasure of natural beauty, rich history, cosmopolitan character combined with a wild nightlife, as well as plenty of local colour.
Another full day to relax and enjoy Mykonos. With label-laden shops, this is Greece’s answer to St-Tropez. Its A-list visitors include Jackie Onassis in the sixties and P-Diddy in the Noughties. The island is belted with beaches and while the jet-set can’t get enough of the watersports and cocktail bars at Paradise and Super Paradise, those after something a bit quieter head to the coves at Elia and Ornos. Plati Yialos, meanwhile, provides a happy medium. This lively stretch of sand has family-friendly bars and restaurants.
A change of scene today when you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the port to catch the flying cat to Santorini. Here you will be met by one of our tour representatives and taken to your hotel for the beginning of four memorable days on possibly one of the most visually stunning and romantic islands in the world.
Santorini is a perfect Greek island escape full of charming features. Gleaming white-washed villages, with blue-domed churches and cobbled streets, build a romantic picture, while cliffs and dark sands add drama. There’s nothing boring about a holiday here as the island is full of lively Greek personality, with relaxing resorts offering a slice of culture and tradition – from clifftop ruins to elaborate architecture.
Another full day to relax and enjoy the island. Back in 1450 BC, a massive volcanic eruption caused the middle of Santorini to fall into the sea. It left a steep-edged crater known as a caldera peeping above the waves, which, today, is a spectacular sight from the clifftops. Thira, the capital, is perched on top of the caldera rim overlooking the Aegean. And the northern town of Oia, which also has a spot on the caldera, is the best place to see the island’s famous sunsets.
With its whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and never-ending vineyards, Santorini is Greece at its traditional best. But today you have to say goodbye when you are picked up from your hotel for departure transfer. This Island Hopping discovery tour of two of the most beautiful Greek islands makes a great add on to any longer stay in the country or a great holiday in its own right.
5* Standard fr £867pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated