If this seaside idyll has been on your bucket list for years, it’s time now to head straight to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini for your ideal vacation with Flying Squirrel Holidays. Greece tourism is truly rejuvenating with our special hikes and boutique hotels amidst mountains and marine waterfronts, solace and solitude, stunning volcanic islands and some serious partying on breathtaking beaches.
Even if this is primarily a beach holiday, we won’t let you miss the city of Athens. A must watch is the illuminated Acropolis and Parthenon and the Panathenaic Stadium – home of the first modern Olympic Games – among other things and must do is a walk down narrow pedestrian streets of Plaka to enjoy a folklore show in traditional Greek costumes. We recommend our extraordinary hike to Mount Lycabettus for a panoramic view of Athens – the city’s highest point. From here, you can gaze all across the Attica basin and the Aegean Sea.
Next, is a ferry ride from Athens and greet the blue green waters, sandy beaches, gorgeous sunrise and sunsets. Mykonos, part of the Cyclades Islands, has the most exquisite beaches and sophisticated nightlife. The picturesque windmills, low lying white-washed houses with blue windows, the warmth of the locals make this a charming first stop. Here, you can take a bike and go beach hopping, or just leave it to us to recommend the perfect activity for you.
If you want a fair share of water sports, boat trips, volcano and hot springs with healing powers, hi-speed ferry and scuba diving, then do visit the stunning volcanic island of Santorini with its ancient rock formations, lava-layered cliffs, and beautiful black-sand beaches. When you stroll down the Emporio village, you will be treated to the sights, smells and the silence of the Kasteli (Castle City) of Santorini and the church of Panagia Mesiani. If you want to look straight into a crater, climb atop the islet of Nea Kameni! Santorini’s world famous sun sets are the stuff that dreams are made of. We are quite sure you’ll come back agreeing that Greece is a natural tranquilizer