Greek Hidden Gems: Athens, Kos, Symi, & Rhodes

Set sail for your dream vacation!

Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Athens, then discover the magic of Greece’s lesser-known islands, Kos, Symi, and Rhodes! Each island feels like a movie set, with medieval town centers, whitewashed homes, and sparkling turquoise waters. Enjoy a visit to the Acropolis site in Athens, meander through narrow stone streets, and lounge in the warm Mediterranean sun on breathtaking beaches. This is the Greece you’ve always dreamed of!

Unique Explorations

  • Visit the postcard-worthy village of Lindos, nestled on the turquoise bay of Rhodes.
  • Try fresh feta and olives, sip local wine, and dip warm pita in local olive oil.
  • Cruise from one island to another via ferry!
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient history of Greece as you tour the Acropolis.
  • Relax on the gorgeous beaches that line the islands of Kos and Symi.

Travel back in time to ancient sites, gaze out at blue-green water, and get lost in the beauty of medieval village streets. Stroll through narrow alleyways lined with family-run restaurants and smell sizzling souvlaki and sweet baklava! This Grecian getaway is the perfect blend of historical exploration and island leisure.

Start off in the ancient capital of Athens, where you’ll embark on a city sightseeing tour. Snap photos of Athens’ main sites and enjoy a special included visit to the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum!

Your journey will continue out to sea, as you’ll set sail for an island hopping adventure. Take in breathtaking views from the ferry to Kos, Symi, and Rhodes. Come across pristine beaches, picturesque villages, and bright blue coasts. You’ll also find ancient sites on all three islands!

You’ll take one last ferry back to the mainland for your final night in Athens. Scoop up last-minute souvenirs, and get ready to show your family and friends tons of photos from your amazing trip!

PRICES FROM: $3662*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 01:
Welcome to Athens

Welcome to the ancient capital of Athens! Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your first accommodation. Settle in and let the fun begin!

Tonight, stroll around the Plaka neighborhood and treat yourself to a delicious first-night meal.

  • Transfer to Athens hotel

Breakfast
Day 02:
Athens

Today, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of Athens! This tour includes a visit to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Spend a half-day seeing many of the finest attractions in Athens! Return to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)

Discover the secrets of Athens, including its famous Acropolis on your sightseeing tour! Your expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library.

On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home. Here, you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era.

Breakfast
Hotel
Day 03:
Athens - Kos

Say “see ya” to Athens – you’re going to Kos! In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a quick flight to island paradise. Upon arrival in Kos, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Spend the afternoon exploring the island at your leisure!

  • Transfer to Athens airport (ATH)
  • Fly to Kos!
  • Transfer to Kos hotel

Breakfast
Day 04:
Kos

There’s nothing quite like waking up on a Greek island! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, then spend the day exploring Kos. Visit some of the finest beaches in the Dodecanese, shadowed by towering cliffs and rock formations.

Stroll through the charming city of Kos and treat yourself to a wonderful dinner. Be sure to catch the orangey-pink sunset over the water!

Kos Island, Greece

Breakfast
Hotel
Day 05:
Kos - Symi

Get ready to island hop! Your next stop on the paradise express? Symi.

Feel a warm breeze in your hair as you sail to Symi via ferry. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Settle in and get to know the area.

  • Transfer to Kos ferry port
  • Ferry ride to Symi!
  • Transfer to Symi hotel

Breakfast
Day 06:
Symi

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure exploring stunning Symi. Visit the island capital, Gialos, framed against colorful cascading homes. The harbor is filled with boats, restaurants, and shop!

While Symi isn’t a tiny island, it’s mostly barren, besides Gialos, the old village of Horio, and Pedi, which lies in the valley. Surrounded by blue coves and pristine beaches, the island of Symi is a Grecian dream.

Symi, Greece

Breakfast
Hotel
Day 07:
Symi - Rhodes

Rise and shine! Today, you will sail to the incredible, history-packed island of Rhodes. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your next hotel.

Spend the rest of your day wandering through the charming, old-world streets of this incredible island.

  • Transfer to Symi ferry port
  • Ferry ride to Rhodes!
  • Transfer to Rhodes hotel

Breakfast
Day 08:
Rhodes

Enjoy a full day at your leisure in the atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes! The largest of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes is a magical maze of cobblestone streets that will bring you back in time to the days of the Byzantine Empire.

Discover the teal waters and beautiful beaches of Rhodes, then explore the picture-perfect village of Lindos. This charming town is filled with sugar-cube houses that spill down to a turquoise bay.

Lindos, Rhodes

Breakfast
Hotel
Day 09:
Rhodes

Enjoy your last full day on the Greek Isles! Today, consider a visit to the historical Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, also known as Kastello. This medieval castle is a stunning must-see! Another historical wonder is the Acropolis of Rhodes.

After an interesting morning, you may want to kick back and relax on the beach. Lounge in warm sand on Prasonisi, Elli Beach, or Tsambika Beach! For amazing views of the turquoise water, check out Anthony Quinn Bay.

Anthony Quinn Bay, Rhodes

Breakfast
Hotel
Day 10:
Rhodes - Athens

Unfortunately, your Greek island expedition comes to an end today. Wave goodbye to Rhodes and enjoy a peaceful ferry ride back to Athens, on the mainland. Upon arrival in the ancient capital, you’ll be transferred to your final hotel.

Make the most of your last night in Greece! Treat yourself to a delicious dinner, do some souvenir shopping, and make sure you’ve checked all the boxes off your Athens bucket-list!

  • Transfer to Rhodes airport
  • Fly to Athens!
  • Transfer to Athens hotel

Breakfast
Day 11:
Depart Greece

Squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage and enjoy a comfortable transfer to the airport. Wave goodbye to Greece and board your plane home!

Spend your flight replaying warm memories and dreaming about your next adventure.

  • Transfer to Athens airport (ATH)

Breakfast
Hotel

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Athens (ATH)
  • All airport, ferry port and hotel transfers
  • 2 nights in Athens at the Amalia Hotel or similar
  • Athens sightseeing tour with Acropolis site & museum entrance (half-day)
  • One-way economy class flight from Athens to Kos
  • 2 nights in Kos at the Kosta Palace Hotel or similar
  • Ferry from Kos to Symi
  • 2 nights in Symi at the Iapetos Village Hotel or similar
  • Ferry from Symi to Rhodes
  • 3 nights in Rhodes at the Mediterranean Hotel or similar
  • One-way economy class flight from Rhodes to Athens
  • 1 night in Athens at the Amalia Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast daily

Athens

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Amalia Hotel Athens

Stylish Comfort With Amazing Views

Immerse yourself in the historic beauty of Athens at the luxurious, eco-friendly Hotel Amalia Athens. As soon as you step inside, take in the hotel’s elegant decor, as it boasts modern furnishings and plenty of natural light. This ideal base is nestled right in the heart of the city, so take a short walk to Syntagma Square, the National Gardens, or the Parthenon! Enjoy a relaxing drink at the hotel’s lobby lounge that overlooks the gorgeous National Gardens. Head up to the extraordinary roof garden where you’ll find breathtaking views of the Acropolis – bring your camera!

Return to your room and fall into a state of serenity and relaxation. Cozy up in your large bed and look through priceless photos from the day, catch up on your favorite TV shows, or use the hotel’s free WiFi to plan your next day of adventure. Crave a midnight snack? Do not fear! With one phone call, room service will be at your door in minutes.

Athenaeum Grand Hotel

Comfortable accommodations with Athens at your feet

Located just moments from Athens’s historic center and boasting direct access to the city’s commercial quarters, Athenaeum Grand Hotel is ideally located for a sweet Grecian getaway. The brand new premises showcase a modern design and the best of Greek hospitality. Each guestroom boasts stunning views of Athens with modern decor that enhances the feeling of casual luxury at every turn. The rooms are completed with amenities to ensure your stay is as comfortable and convenient as possible. The hotel’s bar and restaurant provide a great place to grab a bite or a refreshing cocktail, and the hotel also offers a fitness center for guests who want to keep up on their exercise routines during their stay.

The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel

Boutique accommodation near Syntagma Square

Stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, where style and comfort meet. At Athenian Callirhoe hotel, one of the most well-known hotels in Athens, discover a distinctive building with elegant urban interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the “little things.”

Rooms are designed to offer guests comfort and tranquility in the center of busy Athens. Decorated elegantly in earthy colors, each room comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee, and electronic safe. Visit the roof garden restaurant “Callirhoe VIP” to savor refreshing cocktails and delicious cuisine while enjoying the breathtaking view of both the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. Athenian Callirhoe is a short walk from all the Athens city’s cultural highlights including Kallimarmaro Stadium, Plaka, Acropolis Museum and commercial center, making it ideal for leisure and business travelers.

Kos

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Kosta Palace Hotel

Traditional elegance with stunning views
Nestled in the heart of Kos Town, this elegant hotel features a rooftop terrace, a sparkling swimming pool, free WiFi, and much more! Check-in with the hotel’s friendly 24-hour reception team and admire the lobby’s stylish decor. Head up to your room, where you’ll find plush bedding, satellite TV, toiletries, and air conditioning. Once you’re all settled in, make your way down to the lobby bar, or enjoy a drink on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Atlantis Hotel Kos

Laid-back luxury on the beach
Step into peace and tranquility at this luxurious beachfront hotel! Nestled upon a beautiful stretch of sandy coastline, the Atlantis Hotel boasts comfortable rooms, stunning views, elegant decor, and endless entertainment. Check-in with the 24-hour reception team, then open the door to your spacious room. Find crisp air conditioning, TV, bath amenities, plush bedding, and much more! Once you get settled, take an evening stroll through the lush gardens, or make a splash in the sparkling swimming pool. Treat yourself to a delicious meal – and a glass of local wine to top it all off!

Symi

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Iapetos Village Hotel

World-class elegance in the heart of Symi
Nestled in the heart of Symi Town, this relaxing retreat offers modern facilities, luxurious amenities, and comfortable rooms. Upon arrival, admire the lush garden grounds, then check-in with the friendly 24-hour reception team. Head up to your spacious room, where you’ll find crisp air conditioning, LCD TV, decadent bath amenities, and plush bedding. Most rooms also have a balcony or outdoor patio!

Once you’re all settled, unpack your swimsuit and take a dip in the sparkling free-form pool. Lounge in the sun with a cocktail from the poolside bar, steam all your stresses away in the sauna, or treat yourself to a massage!

Pedi Beach

Charming tradition with stunning sea views
Situated on a secluded cove between the beaches of Agia Marina and Agios Nikolaos, Pedi Beach Hotel boasts stunning views, comfortable rooms, WiFi, and onsite dining. Check-in with the friendly 24-hour reception team and admire the hotel’s elegant, traditional decor. Open the door to your spacious room and find crisp air conditioning, a refrigerator, plush bedding, bath amenities, and much more! Many of the rooms also have balconies, overlooking the garden and/or the sea. Once you’re all settled, relax on the sunny patio with a cocktail in-hand!

Rhodes

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Hotel Mediterranean

Seaside serenity and extraordinary elegance
Immerse yourself in class and elegance at the 4-star Hotel Mediterranean, located on the shore of Rhodes’ most popular beach. In just minutes, find yourself at the nearby casino, aquarium, Medieval City, Castle of the Knights, and Ancient Ruins.

Relax in this hotel that blends stylish decor with functional luxuries to create the ultimate sense of comfort. After checking in with the friendly reception team, open the door to your spacious room and fall into a state of peace and tranquility. Unpack your swimsuit and head for the beach or the sparkling pool! Take a refreshing dip, or lounge in the warm sun with a cold drink in hand.

When it’s time to eat, make your way to The Mediterranean Cafe. Just as refined as it is relaxed, this cafe serves up much more than delicious coffees and snacks. Feast your eyes on stunning views of the Aegean Sea while feeling the pleasant breeze from the outdoor terrace. Later in the evening, treat yourself to a mouthwatering Greek dinner at the Thalassa Restaurant.

Best Western Plaza Hotel

Modern hotel just 5 minutes from the beach
The Best Western Plaza Hotel is a 4-star hotel just a 5-minute walk from the beach in Rhodes. This modern hotel is a 12-minute walk from the Colossus of Rhodes and less than a mile from the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Completely renovated, you will find that everyone, from the reception to the bartender, are eager to make you feel at home.

The hotel features 120 airy double rooms and 5 junior suites with contemporary decor, plus free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Some offer balconies, pull-out sofas and separate seating areas. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, hot tub, sundeck, cocktail bar and more. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and snacks at the restaurant.

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