Athens-Santorini 7 days (Active tour)

Day 1: Arrival at Athens airport


Transfer to your hotel in Athens and day at leisure.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 2: FD tour in Athens

After breakfast start your 8 hour sightseeing tour in Athens

Visit the trademark of the city of Athens, the Acropolis of Athens with its Parthenon, visit the New Museum of the Acropolis and the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka and enjoy lunch in a Greek restaurant. You will see the Acropolis (Parthenon, Propilea, Erechthion, Temple of Athens Niki, the Odeon Theater, the Dionysus Theater, Mars Hill / Areopagus), Temple of Zeus, Panathenean Stadium (first modern Olympic Games in 1896), ex-Royal Palace, Change of the Guards Ceremonial, Greek Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ancient Greek Agora, Roman Agora (Tower of the Winds), Hadrian library, Plaka (the old city of Athens) with time for lunch and leisure, The Acropolis Museum, Lycabetus Hill with its breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

Also you will have a Panoramic tour from the car:  Adrian’s Arch, Constitution square, National Gardens, Catholic Cathedral, Academy of Arts, University of Athens, National Library, The Kapnikarea Byzantine church, Monastiraki (also known as the flee market), Thisio, Central Orthodox Church.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 3: Athens / Santorini

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port of Athens (Piraeus) to board the ferry to Santorini island. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 4: Caldera hike

Start you tour after breakfast early in the morning to avoid high temperatures.

Follow paths that have been walked on for centuries. Discover traditional villages with their unique cave houses and sink into the breathtaking views of the volcanic islands.

Your guide will lead you through the island’s capital with it’s white washed houses perched on the cliffs, you will be introduced in the traditions and religion of the island and of course you will learn details about the huge volcano eruption which is associated with the disappearance of Atlantis. Throughout the walk you will be away from the hustle and bustle of Santorini, getting in touch with the islands nature.

Your hike ends in Oia, the northernmost and probably most famous village on the island, which once was a very lively maritime center, a lot of traditional mansions still testify of that time.

Day 5: Cruise to volcano, hot springs and Thirassia (6-7 hours)

After breakfast transfer to Athinios port of Santorini.
Our first destination will be the famous volcano of Santorini! After 20 minutes sailing, we will reach Nea Kameni’s jetty. Then, you will walk to the volcano’s ridge with your guide and he is going to explain you everything about the history and the geology of the volcano. You will stay at the volcanic island for 1.5hr and in the end you will embark again to the boat.

The next stop will be the island of Palea Kameni where the famous hot springs are located on the west side. A place that is really popular for its thermal waters. You will stop there for 30min at a distance of 30 meters from the shallow waters. The waters are mixed with mud that they are full of sulfur, iron and other metals coming from the volcano and they are very good for the skin, rheumatism, arthritis and other physical pains. Important Note : In order to reach the beach is essential to swim well.
Next stop is the island of Thirassia. Thirassia is a miniature of what Santorini used to be several years ago. Today is a virgin island, still untouched by tourism and modern life style. The island of Thirassia is only 9 sq. km in size and has approximately 300 permanent inhabitants. We will stay there for 2 hours, so as to explore this picturesque and traditional village as well as to taste the authentic Santorinian cuisine. Should you wish, you can also walk at the main village of Manolas, which is the capital of Thirassia. The view over Santorini is spectacular from there.
After departing from your last destination, the tour will finish at Athinios port and transfer you to Oia village. There you will have free time to explore the most famous village of Santorini and enjoy the sunset. After sunset a bus will wait to take you back to your hotel.

Overnight in Santorini.

Day 6: HD island tour and arrival Athens

Breakfast at the hotel and 4 hour tour of the island.

First stop Profitis Ilias mountain, the highest point of the island. From this vantage point, you will enjoy a striking view of the entire island, from the patchwork agricultural plains to the hilltop village of Oia. Red beach that it is arguably one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Santorini. It is located only some steps away from the ancient site of Akrotiri. The small size of the beach creates a much crowded atmosphere and there are many days where most of the visitors choose not to make it all the way down to the beach and instead admire this unique landscape of red and black volcanic rocks from the headland.
After it, we will have the opportunity to taste three local wines like Asyrtiko, Nikteri and Vinsanto accompanied by local snacks.

Black beach of Perissa is a beautiful beach situated 15 km southeast of Fira extending for 7 km on the southeastern side of Santorini.

The beach features unique characteristics, black sand, crystalline waters and various beach facilities. However, the enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea is the main attraction of the beach and the entire area. Visitors are left spellbound by the stunning view of the rock especially when it shines in the dark. Perissa is a nice tourist resort witnessing a huge tourist movement. The village offers a great variety of hotels for all tastes and budgets, restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars. The area is extremely developed with modern amenities. Last stop is the traditional village of Megalochori, This is another beautiful village on the island that is worth seeing. Your guide will take you through the narrow streets, so you can see how the locals live. The tour ends at the port before you board the ferry to Athens.

Arrival in Athens and transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Athens.

Day 7: Athens hotel / Airport

Transfer from your hotel to the Athens international airport according to your departure flight.

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Acropolis and the New Acropolis museum

Hiking along the Caldera

Cruise to volcano and Thirassia island

Wine tasting of local wines


  • All transportation as mentioned in the program
  • Ferry tickets to/from Santorini
  • 3 overnights in Athens in 3* or 4* hotel
  • 3 overnight in Santorini in 3* or 4* hotel
  • Entrance fees to Acropolis and Acropolis museum
  • Hiking expert
  • Wine tasting of 3 wines and light snack
  • Local guides in all tours
  • Vat and all local taxes


Not included:

  • Meals and refreshments not mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation tax 1.5 to 3 € per room per night
  • Volcano entrance fee 2,50€ per person
  • Anything not mentioned as included