Athens - Milos - Santorini, Santorini
I have added Greece to the Italy trip for those that wish to extend their stay or new people are free to join us in Athens.
Cost: $505 for hotels and Acropolis tickets. Ferry's added later once the schedule is out. 2016 fees are about $165. Airfare is currently running about $275 from Rome to Athens (RT) and Santorini to Athens. We will be booking on the same planes.
Trip Length: 7 nights/ 7 days
Dates: Sunday, June 25, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017 I have room for two double occupancy or couples. No roommate? No problem. I will try and match you up with a like minded individual with similar habits
Activity Level – Moderate. You will be climbing the hill to The Acropolis and walking around the towns.
Group Size: 8 happy and adventurous people
Where: Greece – Visit ancient Greece and The Acroplis. We will spend time on the Islands of Milos and Santorini.
The group will meet over breakfast and discuss what we all wish to do for the day. You can head off with your new friends as a group or in pairs. It is your choice.
Sunday June 25, 2017
Today we depart Rome at 8:40 am. The 8 of us will be on the same flight, if you are joining us from Italy, or you can meet us in Rome or Athens if you are only attending the Greece portion of the trip. We arrive at noon and head into town to the hotel. We have the entire afternoon to visit The Acroplis and the surrounding neighborhood in Athens. We will sample the fabulous greek food. I recommend the Soulvaki. We stay in the heart of Athens. Get some sleep as we depart on the 7am Ferry for Milos in the morning.
Monday June 26, 2017 – Milos
We are taking the early ferry to Milos. We arrive mid morning and have the day to visit the gorgeous beaches. Scooter rental optional but you need to let me know as I need to reserve them.
Tuesday June 27, 2017 – Milos
Today we have entire day to explore the towns and beaches of this lovely island. You have the option to take a catamaran tour of the island that includes a BBQ and snorkeling. I found one for about 70 euros I hope to book. This is an optional expense.
Wednesday June 28, 2017 - Santorini
We catch a morning ferry to the island of Santorini. Santorini is famous for the white washed buildings with cobalt blue trim. It is rumored to have the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Make sure you ride the donkeys up the hill in Fira and Oia. It is so much fun. We are staying in Oia.
Thursday June 29, 2017 – Santorini
We have the entire day to explore the island. There is the red beach, black beach and the ruins of Akrotiri. You are free to wander the towns or hike the Fira trail. I will book a boat tour to the caldera to swim in the thermal waters and hike the crater.
Friday June 30, 2017 - Santorini
This is our last full day on the island. We can snorkel, go to the beach or just hang out in the local café and watch the ocean waves. You are free to do what you wish alone or in the group.
Saturday July 1, 2017
Today we leave for Athens. You will have most of the day to enjoy the island before we head back to Athens.
Sunday July 2 , 2017
Athens to Rome to USA – We leave at 8:50 for Rome then take the 12:55 flight to the USA. I hope you enjoyed your time in wonderful Greece.
What’s included in the trip?
7 nights stay with double occupancy (No roommate? No problem, I will match you up)
• Ferry tickets to Milos and Santorini (once the 2017 schedule it up with prices I will let you know)
Acropolis tickets Optional Excursions
* Milos catamaran snorkeling tour - Take a catamaran around the island visiting beaches and snorkeling. Approx 70 Euros
* Calera visit in Santorini - Visit active craters, swim in volcanic thermal waters and visit the island of Thirassia. Approx 26 Euros
* You have the option to rent scooters on the islands. They start around 10-15 euros a day or you can rent a quad. I need to know what days you want them so I can reserve what you want.
What’s Not Included?
* Roundtrip airfare from Rome to Athens and one way airfare from Santorini to Athens. We will book together, approx. cost $275
* Metro tickets, they are dirt cheap
* Optional Scooters
* Personal Expenses
* Travel insurance with medical. Health insurance is required in Greece. (Highly recommended as there are no refunds unless trip is cancelled and you never know, you might get sick or a blood clot over there)
This trip will be pretty loose and relaxed. I am keeping the group to a small size of 8. We can spend our days together or you can split off and do your own thing with your new friends. I will have a list of interesting places to see and things to do for each island. We will be visiting The Acropolis together as a group. The goal is to relax, enjoy the slow pace of Greece and have FUN!
Sadly, as I am not a company but an individual doing this as a hobby, no refunds can be given and the trip must be paid in full by February 1, 2017. I am pre-paying a good portion of the trip and need the funds to do so. Make sure your travel insurance covers your trip if you cancel, I WILL NOT GIVE REFUNDS.
I reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not filled, refunds will be given if this happens. I reserve the right to refuse inclusion on the trip to any person for any reasons. I am not responsible for lost items, accidents or activities being cancelled due to weather or issues with trains and subway. I have done my best to find interesting activities and places to visit. I have done my best to choose nice hotels that are moderately priced.
Upon receipt of your deposit you will get the full dossier with a ton of information on everything we will see. You will get a very detailed itinerary and all the information you need. Please feel free to contact me with questions. This trip is cross posted on all my groups and I do expect it to fill.