2024 Athens & Santorini Post-Cruise/Tour Day to Day Overview (click here for details)
Day 1: Athens
Once you have collected your luggage and exited the baggage claim area, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel. There you will check in, drop off your bags, and, if you wish, go out and explore the city on your own. Your Uniworld local host can offer suggestions for your leisure time. Athens, the capital of Greece, boasts a plethora of excellent museums and galleries, historical cobbled streets, tavernas and cafes, and colorful shops and street vendors, all on your doorstep.
Perhaps enjoy the sumptuous local cuisine in one of the local restaurants.
Day 2: Athens
FEATURED EXCURSION: Highlights of Athens City Tour
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, meet your driver and expert guide and depart to explore Athens and its iconic monuments. Today’s experience includes an abundance of highlights: stop at the Panathinaikos stadium used to host the first modern Olympic games in 1898, view the colossal ruins of the Temple of Zeus, visit the mighty Acropolis and the stunning Acropolis Museum, and continue on to take in views of the vibrant capital.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city further. May we suggest relaxing in one of the many atmospheric street cafes?
Day 3: Santorini
FEATURED EXCURSION: Santorini Walking Tour with Local Dinner
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Athens before being transferred to Athens airport. After arriving in Santorini and taking time to settle into your lovely hotel, meet your expert guide in the afternoon and set out for Fira to explore the wonderful capital town of Santorini. You’ll learn about the island’s fascinating history and hear stories of its unique formation. Afterwards, take in a captivating view of the caldera—a bay on the island created by an ancient volcanic eruption.
This evening, taste a tantalizing selection of Santorini dishes at a local restaurant, accompanied by wine from the island. Your evening ends with an included transfer back to your hotel.
Day 4: Santorini
FEATURED EXCURSION: Caldera Cruise
Today, a truly remarkable experience awaits on a cruise sailing in the world-famous Santorini caldera. Take in its many stunning sights including the hot springs, the Red Beach and the White Beach, and incredible views of the island from the sea. The cruise departs from the picturesque port of Amoudi and is offered either in the morning or afternoon with round trip transfers included. A wonderful meal on board with drinks is included—depending on the time of day this cruise operates; the meal will be either a lunch or a dinner.
Day 5: Santorini
FEATURED EXCURSION: Santorini Villages with Wine Tasting
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, together with your expert guide and private driver you’ll discover some of the tranquil villages of Santorini, where the cobblestone streets are filled with vibrant colors, unique architecture, picture perfect blue domes, and whitewashed cubic houses.
Visit the villages of Pyrgos and Emporio and experience traditional Santorini at its best. Afterwards, visit a delightful boutique winery where you will gain an understanding of the special methods of growing grapes and have the chance to sample the distinct varieties that make Santorini wines so unique.
The rest of the day is at leisure to soak up this Cycladic island’s ambience.
Day 6: Santorini
Your Greek odyssey comes to an end today, after breakfast be transferred to Santorini’s airport for your onward flight.