Endless blue and white buildings, ancient sights, turquoise waters, lazy sun-soaked days and lively fun-filled nights... if this isn't your idea of paradise, then we don't know what is. The celebration starts with historical vibes in Athens and ends with an island escape through Mykonos & Santorini. Can you say, ‘best Graduation ever!'? Well then, get onboard!
Check into your hotel and enjoy a free afternoon exploring the city before meeting up with your group. We’ll take you on an orienation tour up to Pnyka Hill and get your cameras ready for the most stunning views of the Acropolis and ancient Agora. Tonight, join us for an authentic Greek dinner accompanied with traditional music and dancing.
Athens to Mykonos
Before boarding your ferry for Mykonos, join your Trip Manager on an included tour around the centre of Athens where you’ll have the opportunity to climb the Acropolis Hill; giving you a closer look at the Parthenon and the UNESCO heritage temples that surround it.Once you arrive in Mykonos, enjoy a relaxed evening by the beach or head into the famous winding corridors of town.
In Paradise Beach, there’s no hurries and no worries. Choose to sleep in or go for a morning swim; the day is yours to spend as you wish. Later in the afternoon opt in for a tour through the narrow alleyways and intricate paths with our local guide to help you navigate through this maze by the sea. Grab a bite to eat and a sip of ouzo before hitting the clubs or heading back to the beach.
Mykonos Day 2
History-lovers sign up for a day trip to the ‘jewel of the Aegean’ on the sacred island of Delos. We’ll take you on a short ferry ride to the legendary birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister, Artemis. This uninhabited island is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mediterranean. For those that just want to chill, the group will meet back up in the evening for a lively ‘Senior Ditch Day’ beach party that carries on into the night.
Mykonos to Santorini
You’ve ‘graduated’ from Mykonos, it’s time to embark for Santorini! Hop on for a quick ferry ride and we’ll be there in no time. (Isn’t traveling easy when you have someone taking care of all the details?)This evening, get your first glance of Santorini’s unforgettable sunsets and enjoy the dramatic views of the Caldera from the quintessential Greek town of Fira.
Santorini Day 1
Get onboard for a unique sailing adventure through the volcanic islands of the Mediterranean. Take an easy-paced trek to the top for some amazing views or just relax in the healing sulphur spings below. Use the smooth mud of these natural baths for a spa therapy session like no other. After lunch, visit the quaint village of Pyrgos before being transferred back to the hotel.
Santorini Day 2
Explore the Red and Black beaches of the island or relax by the pool. Today you’ll have the option of visiting a local winery; tasting the regional flavors that grow in the volcanic soil and ending the day winding through the famous blue and white buildings of Oia.After the sun sets, your ultimate graduation celebration is on; fancy attire, flowing wine and authentic hor d’ouerves, all included. Make sure to bring that exclusive Contiki graduation cap we gave you back in Athens. *Hint hint* You’re going to want to capture this. Commencement speech, anyone?
Santorini to Athens
Recouping from the best night ever? Good. Well, it’s last call for Santorini photos and shopping before heading back to Athens.You’ll arrive late in the afternoon just in time to find a great dinner at a local taverna for your final night in Greece. (Say it isn’t so!)
Make sure you exchange contact info with your fellow graduates before catching a transfer back to the Athens airport. With so many amazing memories you can now fill your scrapbooks with, the only question is… where to next?