This island-hopping itinerary covers off two chic Cyclades islands. Five nights on each island gives you plenty of time to really get under their skin – swim off Mykonos’ beaches, pop over to Delos Island for the day, visit a volcanic winery, or just soak up the views from a cliff-side swimming pool.
A private transfer will be on hand to get you straight to your chosen hotel once you touch down on the island.
Settle in, order a glass of bubbly and plan out your itinerary for the next few days.
Our hotels are scattered along the south coast, so you'll be in easy reach of Mykonos Town if you fancy heading in for dinner or a few drinks - there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from.
Mykonos Town is a must-do – the narrow, winding lanes are lined with boutiques and bars. Visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the day-trip crowds. Don’t miss the waterfront area of Little Venice, where balconied buildings hang over the waves and bars set out their tables just a few inches from the water.
For a taste of Greek history and mythology, take a boat across to the neighbouring island of Delos. Said to be the birthplace of the god Apollo, it’s home to the ruins of an ancient town – look out for temples, villas and an amphitheatre.
More of a beach lover? Sandy bays and coves edge Mykonos’ coastline, often backed by stylish beach clubs, cocktail bars and restaurants.
Today, you’ll move on to your second island. Your private transfer will take you down to the port in Mykonos Town, where you’ll board a ferry bound for Santorini.
Once you moor up in Fira, you’ll have another private transfer waiting to take you up to your hotel for the next five nights.
Make sure you get a good spot for your first Santorini sunset – they’re famously beautiful.
All of our handpicked hotels in Santorini have cliff-side settings, so widescreen views of the Aegean will come as standard. Spend a few days taking it easy by the pool, watching the cruise ships and yachts glide across the waters below.
When it comes to getting out and about, Santorini has a surprising amount to do for such a small island. There are Bronze Age ruins to discover, traditional wineries to tour and volcanic black-sand beaches to bask on, plus you can hop on boats out to the remains of the island’s volcanic crater.
For shopping, Fira and Oia are your best bets, with lots of little jewellery boutiques and art galleries to browse.
After five nights on Santorini, a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home.
Alternatively, you could continue exploring. Crete is just a couple of hours' ferry ride from Santorini, so you could easily add a few days there to your itinerary, or you could fly north to Athens for a stay on the Athenian Riviera – just ask your Trusted Adviser for details.
Interested in this holiday? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*.