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Athens to Santorini

Athens to Santorini - Intrepid Travel
Athens to Santorini - Intrepid Travel
Excellent
12 reviews
Starts
Athens
+2 Destinations
Greek Islands
Ends
Santorini
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Highlights

  • Stroll through history in Athens
  • Take in an iconic sunset in Santorini
  • Discover the beauty of Syros
  • Experience Mykonos' famous nightlife
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Ferry
Start in Athens and end in Santorini! With the in-depth cultural tour Athens to Santorini, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Athens to Santorini and through Athens, Greece and 3 other destinations in Greece. Athens to Santorini is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • EH
    Written on August 26, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    The places traveled to on the tour were good, and an appropriate amount of time was spent on each island. However, I was disappointed with our tour guide, Angela. She was not very dynamic, and did not offer any guidance which I couldn't have done on my own. There were a couple of mornings when she was late, and appeared to be hung over. She was not good at honing in on the interests of her tour members. She did not offer up activities to do in our "free time", other then suggestions of shopping, eating, and beaches to visit. We found other sites to see on our own, but I felt I paid for a service I did not receive. Any guidance from her was from individual, directed questioning that came from my own research on the area. She was friendly, but did the bare minimum required of her job. She was not good at speaking to the group. Her vocal volume was too soft; she did not wait to get everyone's attention before talking, and did not place herself in an optimal spot for speaking to the group. There were times when she led the group that she either walked too slowly, or left stragglers behind - both extremes. I believe an effective tour leader can make or break a tour, and Angela did nothing to enhance our experience. This was our first time traveling with Intrepid. We have been looking at the Iceland tours, but would not travel with Intrepid again unless we were assured of a dynamic, perceptive and experienced guide. A fellow traveler who was also disappointed with Angela, said she has gone on other tours with Intrepid where the tour leader really made a positive difference in the experience. Typically, when we travel abroad, I serve as our tour leader and plan/book activities in advance. I did this for the 4 days in Athens preceding our tour, and it was the best experience we had in Greece. We thought we would give Intrepid a try because the groups were small and we expected to gain insight form our tour leader. Nothing was gained that I could't have done better on my own. I did not mind walking and using public transportation. That is how we normally travel. Our lodgings were good. We especially liked the service from the front desk at Hotel Attalos in Athens, and loved the room and pool at the hotel in Mykonos. Our room in Syros was small, but well located, and the hosts were charming. The Memento Perissa was our least favorite, the room had an unusual smell to it, and the location was inconvenient. We enjoyed meeting the other travelers, and the interactions with our fellow travelers was a positive experience. I'm not sure we would travel with Intrepid again.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Dear Ellen, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We were disappointed to read that you didn’t feel the trip met your expectations. We would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • Athens to Santorini reviewer 2
    Written on June 10, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an excellent holiday.everything was fab and our intrepid tour leader marijke catharina van rijn was the best tour leader ever and really made the holiday brilliant. Il def go on holiday wuth intrepid again.
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  • Athens to Santorini reviewer 3
    Written on July 16, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    I absolutely loved this tour! I had never travelled to Europe before so I was looking for a tour that was right for me. One that does not include just alcohol and clubs which seems to be the trend for a lot of other tour groups. This tour was amazing! The group size, tour leader and places were just perfect. I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone.
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  • A
    Written on October 28, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with Intrepid. Great leadership and good group members who got on well and made sure everyone was included in daily and social activities.

  • A
    Written on August 16, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip , great variety of Islands and an excellent trip leader but a disappointing standard of accomodation especially in Mykonos and Santorini.

  • A
    Written on August 9, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Well organized, flexible and most off all entertaining trip - very good tour leader. We got to see a lot in a short amount of time with each day being very different.

  • A
    Written on July 12, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Overall great trip and great leader. The partner in Mykonos was difficult - tried to put six of us in one room with one bathroom and very difficult when we tried to get this sorted out - took us about 3 hours and the trip leader being incredibly firm.

  • A
    Written on July 3, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fabulous trip - well organised even with the challenges with Greek transport! Highlights were the walk to Oia and picnic in Mykonos watching the sunset.

  • A
    Written on June 28, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a wonderful trip. The islands were spectacular and as beautiful in real life as in the pictures. Everything went well on the trip and we had a great group of people to travel with.

  • A
    Written on June 27, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a wonderful trip. The islands were spectacular and as beautiful in real life as in the pictures. Everything went well on the trip and we had a great group of people to travel with.

Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Athens
  2. Day 2: Syros
  3. Day 3: Syros
  4. Day 4: Mykonos
  5. Day 5: Delos / Mykonos
  6. Day 6: Santorini
  7. Day 7: Santorini
  8. Day 8: Santorini

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    • January 1, 2017

      For this tour we need to buy international tickets ourselves, is that correct?

      We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • November 1, 2016

      Can the accommodation be suited for a single traveller exclusively?

      This tour is on a twin-share basis, meaning you will be matched up with another solo traveller of the same gender.

    • November 1, 2016

      Will airport transfers be provided?

      We can arrange airport transfers for you through Intrepid at an additional cost.

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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 276 km.
      • Athens (Greece)
      • 119 km
      • Syros (Greece)
      • 38 km
      • Mykonos (Greece)
      • 119 km
      • Santorini (Greece)

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