This is the
perfect combination of the quiet (but not
too quiet) and traditional (but not too
traditional) island of Sifnos with the
well-visited and pretty wild but
thoroughly spectacular island of
Santorini. If you like good food, traditional white villages, spectacular beaches, friendly people, wine and volcanoes then this is the program for you.
The trip for
people who want to stay in Athens as
little as possible but still see the
sites. What makes this itinerary special
is that you stay on the island of Poros,
an hour from Athens and close enough to go
into town for the day see everything and
be back in time for a swim before dinner.
You can also see the Saronic Islands, the
Argolis Penisula (Myceneae, Nafplio,
Epidavros) and then one bright morning
take the fast boat to Pireaus to catch the
ferry to Santorini and by sunset you are
sitting on the rim of the volcano having a
drink and enjoying the view. You can add
other islands too if you like. In Poros
you will be staying with my friends Takis
and Zefi at the Saga Hotel.
: This is the trip that combines my
two favorite islands in Greece. The island
of Sifnos in the Cyclades and Lesvos in
the Northern Aegean are completely
different and still authentically Greek.
Both islands are famous for their cooking,
hospitality and beaches. In fact this
itinerary has you staying at two of the
best beaches in Greece, Plati Yialos in
Sifnos and Vatera in Lesvos.
Matt's Suggested Itineraries: This page
was created because I discovered I was answering the
same question over and over again by e-mail. The questions
was "as a first time visitor to Greece where should
I go?" The answer is several choices of programs that will enable you to make the most of the time you have in Greece.
Istanbul-Athens-Mykonos-Santorini: Wow! What could be better than spending 15 days in these places? You can do this program and even add days to it if you like. If you have never been to Istanbul you are really missing something. (See www.greecetravel.com/turkey/istanbul to see what I mean). Another option is the 13 Day Istanbul, Ephesus, 7-Days Greek Islands Cruise & Athens
Far from the Maddening Crowd: In response to the travelers who worry that recent demonstrations in Athens may disturb their sleep pattern (or has them so frightened that they are contemplating going elswehere), at my request Fantasy Travel has put together a 10-Day Athens-Mykonos-Santorini package which includes a tour of Athens and all transfers and ferry tickets. The package starts at 790 euros per person. What makes it unique is for the Athens part of the trip
be staying by the beach in Faliron, just 20 minutes from downtown by taxi or 30 minutes by bus or coastal tram.
Create Your Own
This is the
page for people who have used my site
enough to know what they want to do or
who know Greece enough to know. You
fill out the form and click send and
in 24 hours a travel agent comes back
with a price and tells you what is
possible and what isn't.
Mykonos - Santorini - Crete - Rhodes: No this is not a cruise were you get on and off the ship and spend a few hours on each island. This is a program where you spend two or three nights on each of these islands and travel by ferry and flights and also includes breakfast and a rental car on Crete.
|Mykonos-Santorini: OK let's just admit that you read somewhere that these are the two islands you have to go to because all of your friends have been there and everything you have ever read about Greece has told you to go to Mykonos and Santorini. I am not going to argue with you. The vast majority of people who visit Greece go to these two islands and few are disappointed. So why not?
For tours of the mainland see also Mainland Tours. Questions? E-mail Matt