Delve into Greece's modern culture and ancient history with this exciting itinerary. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology in Athens and Delphi before beginning your island hopping adventure. Explore the picturesque streets and inviting waters of Mykonos and the volcanic island of Santorini, with a stop at the sacred island of Delos along the way. Then head to Crete for more fascinating archaeological sites, hiking in the mountains, and visits to traditional villages before returning to Athens.
- Start at the Agios Ioannis Port, a protected harbor where fishing boats now launch. Mingle with locals and listen to stories of the port's namesake saint. You'll find a church dedicated to St. Ioannis and the cell he once lived in. Today, the harbor is home to an annual festival.
- Next, explore Mykonos' interesting agricultural and livestock heritage. Pass through cultivated fields with animals grazing on your way to a farm in the village of Ano Mera. You may opt to join the farmers on a few of their daily activities and get close to the animals.
- Lastly, visit the site of a former mine and stop to admire the picturesque shores of Kalo Livadi, Kalafati, and Agia Anna along the way. The abandoned structures once helped islanders mine lignite from the soil. End your tour along the narrow streets of Mau, home to the Mykonos Dam.
Itineraries with Discover the Authentic Villages of Mykonos
Visit four distinct islands in Greece's most famous archipelago with this 12-day itinerary. Shop the glamorous boutiques of Mykonos, take a cooking workshop on cultural hotspot Naxos, experience village life on tiny Ios, and soak in the sun (and sunsets) of Santorini. Along the way, you'll enjoy lots of Greek history, glorious beach time, and pretty ferry rides across the Aegean sea.
Hit three major hotspots on this thirteen-day tour of some of Greece's top sites. You'll start in Athens, experiencing both the Acropolis and modern metropolis, before hopping a ferry to glamorous Mykonos. Explore both buzzing beaches and smaller island villages before you end your trip in Santorini with wine, hiking, and sailing around the white-topped-cliffs.