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Top Greek Islands Tours

By Viator, January 2018

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Off mainland Greece, the Aegean Islands—home to dramatic rocky landscapes, crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches, and quiet traditional villages—attract adventure-seekers keen to escape bustling Athens. Here are a few ways to go island-hopping in the Aegean and experience the best of Greece’s stunning coastal landscapes.

Crete Tours
Greece’s largest island, with its soft-sand beaches and soaring White Mountains, is a veritable playground for travelers. Follow a guide along hiking trails above historic Agia Roumeli, explore beneath the waves on an Aegean Sea scuba dive, enjoy high-octane thrills with an off-road Jeep safari, or watch the waves roll over Elafonisi Beach. Chania and Heraklion are two of Crete’s most historic cities, and to escape civilization completely you can head to Samaria Gorge, one of the longest in Europe.

Cyclades Islands Tours 
Over a couple of days or longer, soak up the sunshine on the beaches of Mykonos, then watch the sunset from a seaside bar. Explore the pretty town of Chora (affectionately known as Little Venice), island-hop by catamaran, or visit the 19th-century Armenistis Lighthouse for stunning coastal views.

On nearby Santorini—widely considered to be the ultimate Greek island—explore the Minoan archaeological site at Akrotiri, sunbathe on the black sands of Perissa Beach, and get a taste of traditional island life in the village of Megalochori. Wine-lovers can hit the island’s vineyards and sample some of the delicate local wines in production.

And on the slightly more remote Milos, escape the tourist trail and experience a quieter side of Greek island life. Milos offers peaceful beaches, rich culture, delicious local food, and amazing sunsets. If you’re keen to see the Greek islands in their natural glory—minus the crowds—it’s a dream destination.

Ionian Islands
The Ionian Islands lie off the west coast of Greece. From these shores, take to the waves and spot native loggerhead turtles swimming off Zakynthos, or explore the Drogarati Caves and Myrtos Beach on Cephalonia. On the nearby island of Corfu, discover top attractions such as 19th-century Achilleion Palace, the Byzantine-era Angelokastro Castle, and the elegant arcades of the Liston Promenade.

Dodecanese Tours 
Perhaps most famous for their Byzantine churches and medieval castles, the Dodecanese Islands include the popular hotspots of Rhodes and Kos. Rhodes has its own ancient Greek Acropolis and other historic monuments, including a stadium and theater. But the island was even more of a powerhouse in the Middle Ages—and boasts one of the largest inhabited medieval towns in Europe. On nearby Kos, explore the ruins of 14th-century Neratzia Castle and Antimachia Castle, stroll along sandy beaches to mountainside villages like Pyli and Zia, or sample local wine at a family-run winery.

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3-Day Independent Island Hopping from Crete Including Santorini and Mykonos, Heraklion, null
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3-Day Independent Island Hopping from Crete Including Santorini and Mykonos

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Island hopping is practically a national pastime for Greeks and the people who love their land and culture. And with this 3-day trip, you too can fashionably ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $764.01
2-Day Santorini Trip from Crete, Crete, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Day Santorini Trip from Crete

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore one Greece’s most popular islands on this 2-day trip from Crete. You’ll have a balance of free time and guided portions on this exciting trip that ...  Read more

Location: Crete, Greece
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $335.71
Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete, Heraklion, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Santorini Island Trip from Crete

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Cruise to world-famous Santorini Island, one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean. Visit Oia and Fira and walk along the breathtaking cliffs of ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $203.50
Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ and Drinks, Santorini, Day Trips
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Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ and Drinks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Reviews

Perfect Luxury Sailing experience in the magnificent island of Santorini with an amazing catamaran. Sailing in luxury and style on the biggest Lagoon Catamaran ...  Read more

Location: Oia, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $184.46
Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks, Santorini, Sailing Trips
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Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks

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Cruise around the postcard-perfect island of Santorini on this 5-hour, luxury catamaran tour. Choose from a daytime or sunset cruise, then take in stunning ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.51
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ and Drinks, Santorini, Sailing Trips
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Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ and Drinks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Explore Santorini's volcanic landscape by sea on this 5-hour sailing trip aboard a new luxury catamaran. With its sleek, diamond-like design and ...  Read more

Location: Thera, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.56
Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Tour, Mykonos, Catamaran Cruises
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Mykonos Catamaran Sailing Tour

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Mykonos Catamaran sailing is the top thing to do in Mykonos!  Sail on a stable and safe catamaran for a unique sailing experience. Alternative, unforgettable ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.29
Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks, Santorini, Sailing Trips
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Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 85 Reviews

Enjoy a perfect sailing Sunset tour in the magnificent island of Santorini on board our catamaran. The catamaran sails to the most amazing sights of Santorini ...  Read more

Location: Oia, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.96
Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit, Santorini, Sunset Cruises
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Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Cruise around Santorini, enjoy free time at Nea Kameni volcano, relax in the hot springs and watch the sun fade over the island on a sunset dinner cruise. ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.72
Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini, Santorini, Day Cruises
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Oia Sunset and Traditional Villages Tour in Santorini

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Take a break from Santorini’s beaches and discover Minoan excavations, the island’s ancient capital and the famous Oia sunset on a full-day tour! With a ...  Read more

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.27

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