9 Days // 8 Nights
HISTORY + CULTURE
Up in the Air Life proudly presents a journey to Greece. Join us as we visit one of the oldest European cities, Athens, and learn of greek mythology, feast on the freshest seafood, and prehistoric sites such as the Acropolis. Next, we jet off to the beautiful Cyclades islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Paros, where sunny beaches, delicious food and wine, great nightlife, and the warmest hospitality awaits you on this 9-day trip. There’s a saying in Greece, “your first time here won’t be your last”
AUGUST 10-18, 2021
Arrive in beautiful historic Athens, Greece. Airport transfers will be arranged. Once settled in, you can relax or leisurely stroll to see what Athens has to offer. Later that evening, we will meet up for the welcome dinner.
After a good night’s rest, our first tour begins. We will take a private city tour of Athens that includes visiting Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Mars Hill, the Plaka market area (where you can find Grecian delights), as well as a few other monuments, Greece is famous for. In the evening, you can watch the changing of the guards at the Presidential Mansion. Afterwards enjoy dinner in Plaka and take in some of the Athen nightlife. But rest up, for tomorrow we fly out to Mykonos.
After a hearty breakfast from the hotel, we will fly to beautiful gem known as Mykonos. This chic island is famous for its golden sand beaches, glitzy hotels, bright whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and sophisticated world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Rest up, cause tonight we party like it’s 99’ on the island.
In the morning, stroll around some of the interesting places in Mykonos and see its cute charm, reminiscent of older European cities will have you fall in love wandering along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. In the afternoon get ready for one of the best beach parties held on the island. Golden sand, sparkling turquoise waters, and djs spinning the best mix of current hits awaits you. You haven’t been to beach party, if you haven’t been to Mykonos. Get ready to have the time of your life.
Today, after breakfast, follow the clues on an amazing picturesque scavenger hunt. While you’re hunting for clues take in the scenery the town of Mykonos offers and discover some things about the town you never knew. Winner(s) gets a prize. After the hunt, enjoy the rest of the day, maybe read a book by the pool, attend another pool party, go shopping, the choice is yours. In the evening, get ready to feast on of the best restaurants on the island, the food and view will leave you speechless.
Today, we arrive in Santorini. The official name of the island is Thira, named for the small chapels found around the island. Possibly the most famous of all the Greek islands, with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs, is considered one of the world’s most enchanting getaways. Once we check into our hotel, the day is free to explore this Grecian paradise. In the evening, we will meet up to watch one the most beautiful sunsets over wine tasting.
This your day to roam the city as you see fit. Be sure to walk the streets of bustling Fira, the island’s iconic capital city, a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Be sure to visit the Archaeological Museum containing Minoan artifacts that offer a glimpse into the historical and religious make up of this beautiful village. Explore the shops and cafes along the narrow footpaths, and be sure to grab a seat at an outdoor cafe as you wait for the colorful sunset. Or you can take a day trip by ferry over to neighboring islands Paros, known for their beach, nightlife and home to the Temple of Athena (the goddess of love).
Enjoy a Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy time to swim near the famous Red Beach. We sail back at sunset—so be sure to have your camera ready. The evening is yours to enjoy, as today is the last of the tour.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.