Athens, Mykonos and Santorini
Around the stunning Greece
Exclusively for young people
Culture & Sun
Let yourself be surprised and enjoy!
Have you ever been to paradise? Want to see in person all the landscapes you’ve seen so many times in film and television? Then Greece is the place for you. Travel with us on this fantastic tour and spend a week rediscovering history and being amazed by the incredible landscapes and islands. Unitrips is waiting for you!
22nd to 28th May
Day 1 - Athens
Our journey will start in the Greek capital, Athens. The birthplace of great phiosophers and artists of the antiquity, and furthermore had an essential role in the development of democracy. there is no place in the world like Athens to take a trip through ancient greek cultures and submerge yourself in the magic of its grand templesand majestic buildings capable of enduring, almost untouched, the passage of time.
Meeting point to be determined, throughout the day. We will start a trip around the main historical monuments and places in the city. On our guided tour we’ll come to the Acropolis of Athens, which is the most important building in all of Greece. In ancient times, the high city was the headquarters of the main places of worship. And how could we not see the most visited monument in Athens, the Pantheon. We’ll finish off at the Syntagma square, a stunning spot, full of life. Tired of so much walking? Pay no attention, and sample the nightlife which we offer.
Did you know…
– It is one of the oldest cities in the world. During its long history, Athens has experienced almost every form of government imaginable.
– It’s the land of the Olympic Gods. In ancient Greece, the population believed that the world was governed by the Gods who had absolute power, according to those who tell the legends.
– The first Olympic Games took place in Athens in the year 776 a.c., bringing crowds of curious onlookers from all of Greece. Then, the modern Olympic Games began in 1896, taking place in Athens.
– The Acropolis of Athens is where temples where consecrated by the gods of Olympus. The most significant place, the Parthenon, is dedicated to the Goddess Athena, who gave the city its name.
Day 2 - Athens - Mykonos
We’ll wake up, regain strength at breakfast and head to the port. There, we’ll take a ferry and start our tour of the first Greek Island, the smallest and most cosmopolitan, Mykonos. It’s known worldwide for its beaches and entertainment. The nightclubs on the beachfront and electronic music are synonymous with summer and winter in Mykonos, which is why it is called the ‘Ibiza of Greece’.
It belongs to the archipelago of the Cyclades Islands, which can be found in the Aegean Sea. Following Greek Mythology, the island adopted the name of the hero Mykons, son of the Apollo, and is therefore known as the island of the light. Who can’t imagine those typical white houses adorned with colorful flowers, kilometers of beaches with fine white sand and cristal clear water? We’ll you’ve found it here on this island. Then you’ve got the gastronomy on the island, the mediterranean food is more than present, so you can try many a type of Greek salad, combined with Greek style cheese. Musaka, like lasagne, is one of the dishes you can’t miss on the island.
Did you know…
– The name of the archipelago ‘Cyclades’, which Mykonos belongs to, was awarded to the 33 islands which surround the sacred island of Delos, due to its cyclical formation
– The isolated ‘Houlakia’ beach is protected by the Ministry of Culture and it is strictly prohibited that anyone who visits take even a small pebble or similar from the beach
– The Mykonos “kopanisti”, is a delicious smicy and creamy cheese. A product with a protected destination of origin
– The island boasts more than 800 churches and 80 of them are classified as historical museums in Chora (Mykonos town) alone
Day 3 - Mykonos
Today you’ll have the day to explore the 1001 activities available on Mykonos at your own pace. Furthermore you’ve got parties, nightclubs night by the sea, and music, other activites which you can seek out on the idland during a visit to the city on Mykonos, Chora. Known for its beautiful whitewashed houses with colorful flowers and doors, its maze-like streets, the seductive area of the Mini-Venice, the Kastro area with the remains of a castle and its famous windmills, a symbol of the island which adorn the hills of Mykonos and which give it its romantic feel. And, of course, the island’s pet: Petros the pelican, which you’ll find by the beautiful port, accompanied by other friends.
The beaches, many of which are nudist, are the most visited places. Beaches such as Paranga, Agios Sotis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, Panormos and Platis Gialos, are know by lovers of the ‘afterparty’. Here you can peacefully enjoy one of the beaches, take a nice bath in the cristal waters which will remind you of the carribean, or snorkel, drive, windsurf…
And end the night in one of the clubs Super Paradise, Paradise or Skandinavian.
Day 4 - Mykonos - Santorini
After a fantasic night last night, we’ll once again drag ourselves from bed, recharge our batteries over breakfast, and check out, because today we’ll sail the seas this time on the look out for the amazing island that is… Santorini. It’s time to fall in love with its houses, so characteristically blue and white, and so unique. Here, you’ll enjoy the views from the films, Even more, the sunset is so magical and impressive you’ll be left speechless. This is the life!
Did you know…
– The Greek islands are divided into different archipelagos and there are over 2000 of them
– Santorini is an island built in the hole of a volcano. A natural marvel, it is in the shape of a half moon and boasts cliffs with black sand beaches
– The main beaches on the island are found on the west side around the towns of Kamari and Perissa.
Day 5 - Santorini
Today we’ll leave you to enjoy every little corner of this island which you’ll fall in love with, with every step. In Santorini, every detail is beautiful. In its half moon shape, and on its inside, where there used to be a huge volcano, is a range of other little and very beautiful islands. On the western part you’ll find jagged rocks, as well as a big drop to the sea, while on the south side slips down slowly towards the sea, where every passing traveller falls in love with the dark sandy beaches.
You could enjoy its numerous beaches, hidden coves, all marked by the beauty of being volcanic. Where the beaches are black or red, and contrast with the blue of the Agean water. The main beaches can be found on the west side, around the towns of Kamari and Perissa.
There is a theory which says Santorini could be the lost Atlantis. There are some who say as such. The Greeks, at least, liked to believe so.
Did you know…
– The capital of the island of Santorini is Thira or Fira, the main arrival point for tourists. For the majority, it’s the most beautiful town in the Agean
– Nowadays, Thirassia, a small sister island to Santorini, can offer a landscape of red volcanic rocks, and you can also get to the heart of the volcano on foot
– The best place to see the sunset from is Oia, which can be found in the far north. The views from there will make make you discover a fasincation with Santorini; a place with a special atmosphere, with magic in the air
Day 6 - Santorini - Athens
This time it’s time to say goodbye, have a super breakfast and enjoy the time we have left in Santorini to go shopping, go to the beach or whatever else you fancy doing. After lunch we’ll head for the port to take the ferry wich will bring us back to Athens.
We will arrive in Athens around 23:30 at night and have two options:
- Spend the night parting in Athens and go directly to the airport via bus to take our flight .
- Spend a night in a hostel in Athens so rest, take a walk around, go out, sleep, then fly back the following day. + €40
Day 7 - Bye bye Greece
After these exciting days in the land of the gods we will say goodbye, but we’re sure that we’ll see you again at some point, somewhere in the world.
To take is to the airport there is a bus which leaves from the centre: €6
*The program could suffer unforeseen changes due to weather conditions, traffic… or the ability of the group to respect meeting times.
Meeting Point: Athens
You will receive more information by email once reserved and before the departure.
If you go by plane you can fly with:
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- 7 days and 5 nights
- Accommodation in hotels
- 1 night in Athens (3* hotel)
- 2 nights in a Mykonos hotel
- 2 nights in a Santorini hotel
- Triple rooms
- Transfer airport to hotel way THERE
- Transfers hotel to airport way BACK
- Ferries to the islands.
- Trip around Santorini Caldera
- Many other surprises!
- Everything that is not mentioned in “What’s included?”
- Plane tickets there and back
- Lunches and dinners
- Extra night in hostel 27th-28th (+€40)
- Travel insurance and cancellation
- Optional activities
- Entrance fees for monuments and attractions
- Transfer from hostel or port on the 27th or 28th to the airport
- Visa fees or other administrative costs
- Transport within the cities (metro, taxi etc.)
Reserve your place for only €150…
…and pay the rest 30 days before departure
Minimum number of participants:
As this is a group trip, a minimum of 40 people are required for the trip to be confirmed.
Hotels and hostels:
The multiple rooms are from 3 to 9 beds, according to the availability of the establishment. If you want a double or single room, mark this extra in your booking form.
The main language on the trip will be Spanish, however all of our tour leaders speak both Spanish and English, and any written information you receive will be in English.