Quintessential images of Greek island life spring to mind when embarking on this Destinology twin-centre holiday combining the beautiful and iconic islands of Santorini and Mykonos. Famed for its breath-taking sunsets, Santorini is considered to be the most romantic getaway in Greece and no wonder when it offers you the chance to forget time, explore pretty little whitewashed villages perched high on the island and drink in outstanding views of the crystal clear waters surrounding you.
Hopping from Santorini to Mykonos could not be easier and once settled on Mykonos you will discover a contrasting island which is cosmopolitan, glamourous and yet offers a traditional vibe to awaken your senses.
Mykonos was named after the grandson of Apollo in Greek mythology and has been charming visitors ever since those ancient times! Soak up the atmosphere along the lively waterfront where the local fishing boats dance and display their catch of the day and, if you’re lucky, you can meet a very famous islander, Pétros the Pelican who delights the locals and tourists alike.
Whatever your holiday dream is these two Greek islands offer a perfect combination and will forge long lasting memories for whoever takes up the adventure to visit them both.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Departing from London early morning you’ll fly direct to Santorini where your Destinology representative will be awaiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel Katikies Santorini situated in Oia for a three-night stay, breakfast included. The remainder of the day will give you opportunity to unpack and settle into the Greek way of life followed by a sumptuous dinner at leisure. We recommend sipping a cocktail as the sun sets over Santorini and dining alfresco at Mikrasia where the menu is inspired by Anatolian cuisine. Why not try the local Galaktompoureko desert – this Greek favourite is a semolina based creamy custard filo pastry in sticky syrup which, in our opinion, is simply delicious!
Whatever your idea of fun, whether it be resort style relaxation or exploring the island, take time out to enjoy your beautiful surroundings and luxuriate in the splendour of Santorini. Make today’s exploits about you, so why not head to the resort’s A.SPA for a unique holistic spa experience to relax and let your body, mind and soul unwind.
Situated in Oia, today sees you take a delightful trip to the local winery Domaine Sigalas which produces 350,000 bottles per year using their dedicated organic farming methods and learn about their traditional philosophy towards wine production. Once you’ve enjoyed the local wines, it’s time to freshen up back at the hotel and await your Destinology representative who will be on hand to transport you to the port of Thira to start your cruise into the sunset.
A pastime not to be missed is a spectacular evening cruise on the Aegean Sea to sail across Santorini’s beautiful Caldera (flooded crater) and the famous active underwater volcano of Santorini.
Upon your return why not toast the day with a drink at Katikies’ Seltz Champagne Bar where you can enjoy an elegant cocktail in an understated setting with the most dramatic of backdrops.
Time to say goodbye to Santorini and sail on over to Mykonos, where another warm Greek welcome awaits you. After you’ve filled up on the hotel’s sumptuous breakfast offering your Destinology representative will be on hand to transfer you from hotel to the port of Santorini to catch the midday speed ferry to Mykonos, arriving in just over an hour. On arrival you’ll be met by your Destinology representative and transferred to your next abode Myconian Villa Collection for a four-night stay, breakfast included.
With an evening at leisure, you may wish to try one of the collections’ many restaurants or perhaps head into vibrant Mykonos Town for a lively and cosmopolitan night on the town.
Exploring Mykonos couldn’t be easier and a must see is to take a private boat trip and tour to neighbouring Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island is steeped in archaeology and was a holy sanctuary in Mythological days gone by so offers a real chance to explore the history and culture of this ancient Island.
Taking life at a slower pace today, imagine starting the day with a 90-minute sunrise yoga on the pool deck and letting the day unfold naturally within the breathtakingly beautiful setting of Scorpios Mykonos. One of the island’s modern-day agoras, this stylish boho beachclub has everything from laid back down tempo tunes, a rare beach location with endless views, and whitewashed open spaces and cabanas where you can recharge the mind and body with massages, meditation and yoga or simply enjoy the delicious Mediterranean dishes on offer.
Or perhaps you fancy a beach day and heading to one of the islands many incredible beaches for a spot of swimming and snorkelling. Alternatively, you could take a trip over to see Little Venice, one of the island’s most photographed landmarks which resembles the Italian city of Venice, hence its name.
Don’t miss the opportunity here to treat yourself to some local Aegean specialties along the way such as pepper flavoured kopanistí, a soft cheese seasoned with pepper and one of the island’s gastronomic signature dishes.
A last low key few days on the island and chance to treat yourself to a special fine dining experience at Efisia at the Myconian Ambassador Relais & Châteaux restaurant.
We say all good things must come to an end and it is time to head home. Your transfer arrives to collect you at Myconian Villa Collection to head for Mykonos International Airport for your return flight to the UK
‘Spa, Caldera Views, Secluded Boutique’
Nestled roughly 300 feet above the Caldera basin on a cliff formation, Katikies Hotel holds the 2018 Top 50 Best Hotels in the World award. The rooms and suites feature sea or caldera views and some are split-level. The hotel is secluded and private – and there is a traditional Greek restaurant on-site as well as a Champagne and pool bar. There are a spa and wellness centre, three infinity pools, a gym and an indoor Jacuzzi. The hotel welcomes children over the age of 13.
‘Minimalist Greek Grace in Mykonos’
A three-minute walk from Elia Beach, the Myconian Villa Collection is a new range of five-star homes away from home in the secluded south of the Island. Interiors are largely bright and white with touches of traditional Greek blues and splashes of colour, with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Guests are free to make use of a rejuvenating spa and infinity pool with a poolside bar and restaurant, while there’s also a great range of water sports facilities on site.
International flights in economy class
Inter island ferry transfer
3 nights accommodation at Katikies Hotel, Santorini
4 nights accomodation at Myconian Villa Collection
Sunset cruise to Caldera, Santorini
Full day tour to the island of Delos
Bed and breakfast basis
Meals unless stated
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