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The 
GREEK ISLANDS
trip

A girl jumps into the water off of a Greek island.

For the love of

BEACH LOUNGING

FRESH SEAFOOD

 

ISLAND HOPPING

 

TAN LINES

 

BOUGAINVILLEA

 

JUMPING OFF BOATS

SNORKELING

LATE NIGHTS

 

ENDLESS VIEWS

THE GREEK ISLANDS

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WHAT TO EXPECT

​Mix stunning scenery, laid back vibes, and delicious food - then add sunshine, sailboats, and some fun-loving new friends and you have our Greek islands trip.

 

We start off in Milos, known for its vibrant sailing community and otherworldly rock formations. Then head to Santorini, by far the most popular and well known island of Greece to check out it's multi-colored cliffs, famous blue and white Cycladic houses, and spectacular sunsets. End the trip in Paros, located at the heart of the Cyclades and known for its crystal water beaches, vivid nightlife and classic architecture.

 

This is more than Greece group travel, it's all about enjoying the sun, sea, flavors, and relaxed vibes of the islands with new friends. 

9 days/8 nights

starting at $4,499 USD

Limited single room upgrades starting from $999 are available and can be added during booking, subject to availability.

 

Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.

 

Included

  • All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)

  • In-country transportation from Athens to Milos, Milos to Santorini, and Santorini to Paros

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners at curated restaurants with drinks included

  • Day-trip: private sailing around Milos (lunch and drinks included)

  • Excursion to Sarakiniko beach

  • Wine tasting with snacks at an island vineyard

  • Evening trip to Plaka for sunset and dinner

  • Private sunset cruise in Santorini, including swimming in volcanic hot springs

  • Caldera hike with views of the entire island of Santorini

  • Afternoon trip to Oia

  • Day trip around Paros with secret beach stop

  • Beach club access with day beds

  • FTLO Trip Leader

*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

not included

  • Flights (fly into and out of Athens Airport)

  • Airport transfers

  • Mandatory trip insurance

  • Meals not mentioned (budget around $200)

  • Incidental expenses

Homes on an island in Greece.

DAy by day

*Itinerary is indicative and is subject to change

Day by day
 
 
Day 1 - Athens, Milos
paradise found

Meet your group in Athens and get ready to head to amazing Milos! Before we hit the road, enjoy an authentic Mediterranean lunch with the rest of your solo travel group, and then we'll get going down to the Aegean Sea and the world-famous Greek islands.

 

Let the island hopping begin! Once we check in to our hotel in Milos, you'll have free time to relax or stroll through the cute white-washed, blue-roofed town.

 

In the evening, get back together for our welcome dinner at the island's best seafood restaurant. Bond with your new trip mates and let it all sink in...you're in F-ing Greece.

Travelers on a boat off Greece.

cruise

 
Day 2 - Milos
 SAIL AWAY 

 

After breakfast, we'll start the trip off right by cruising out in style aboard our very own private boat. Hit the sea with the crew, sail the Cyclades Islands, and start perfecting those golden tans.

 

Just try not to fall asleep in paradise; the view's not too shabby, and you won't want to miss it. We're talking clear, blue waters off Polyegos, striking red and yellow landscapes of the sulfur mines, and secret sandy beaches you can only reach by boat. Expect cannon balls and swan dives from the deck, snorkeling, and a delicious Greek lunch!

             
Return for a free evening to explore or relax. Whatever you like!

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Dive

 
 
Day 3 - Milos
moonwalk

 

After sharing breakfast together, we'll meander our way down to Sarakiniko Beach, one of the most amazing places you'll visit on this trip. Catch some rays, explore the moon-like white volcanic rocks, and swim in crystal-clear turquoise waters. Then, we'll head to a local vineyard for a tasting of the island's homegrown wines before making our way back into town.

Take a couple of hours to do a bit of shopping or grab some goodies at the island's famous gelato shop.

 

In the afternoon, wander the streets and check out the views of the hilltop village of Plaka before getting together for one breathtaking sunset. From there, we'll make our way over to dinner at a cozy, family-run restaurant and try some traditional homemade dishes. 

Greek food served for breakfast.

Dine Al Fresco

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Day 4 - Santorini
opa!

 

After an early breakfast at our hotel, we will hop on a high-speed ferry to Santorini, one of the most popular islands in Greece. From the port, we'll head over to our hotel to check in and drop off our bags. You'll have plenty of time to explore the vibrant island at your leisure.

We recommend visiting the famous black sand beaches to soak up some Santorini sun or make a reservation at one of Santorini's wineries!

Later in the afternoon, we'll make our way to jaw-dropping Oia to meander the winding pathways through white-washed homes and enjoy a famous Oia sunset. The evening is yours to enjoy!

A guy on a sailboat off of Greece.

CRUISE

 
 
Day 5 - Santorini
Volcanic springs

 

Wake up early for an optional guided hike of the caldera and soak up Santorini's picturesque island views.

 

The rest of the day is yours to explore and hit the beach!​ In the evening, we'll be back on the water for a once-in-a-lifetime sunset cruise to a nearby volcanic island, where we'll jump in thermal hot springs and cover ourselves in detoxifying volcanic mud. Sip some wine and admire the cascading cliff-side towns of Santorini as the setting sun lights up one colorful display. Trust us, you won't want to miss this!

We'll dock at Thria's old port and take the cable car up to town, where you'll have the rest of the night to go out Santorini style!

Fresh fruit served on a boat near islands.

enjoy

 
 
Day 6 - Paros
PERFECT PAROS

 

After breakfast, we'll catch a ferry ride over to Paros, the last island of our trip. Here, instead of the cruise ship crowds that flock to Mykonos, you'll find Parisian jet setters, festive Greek locals, and in-the-know travelers from all over.

Upon arrival, we'll check into our boutique hotel, and you'll have time to settle in at your own leisure. Feel free to head to the beach or explore a bit on your own.

Once you've gotten your fill of me-time, we'll get back together for dinner at a traditional tavern, serving up local Greek cuisine prepared with fresh produce harvested directly from their gardens!

A group of travelers drink cocktails as the sun sets.

LIVE IT UP

 
 
Day 7 - Paros
beach club

 

In the morning, we'll grab a delicious homemade breakfast before heading off for a local farming experience at one of the most beautiful properties on the island.

We'll try some of their locally grown goods and wine and then head to one of our favorite beach clubs to relax on our daybeds, drink cocktails, and dive into the blue waters!

In the evening, grab dinner with friends at one of Paros's many charming traditional Greek tavernas.

Jumping off of a white rock cliff into the ocean in Greece.

PLUNGE

 
 
Day 8 -  Paros
Soak it up

 

Our last full day in the Greek islands is all about rest and relaxation. Make the most of your time by spending it at one of the island's many magical beaches or exploring the streets of the charming towns. 

We'll all meet up for our farewell dinner at our favorite seaside tavern.

 

Spend the rest of the evening rehashing your favorite memories with your new friends over drinks and a gorgeous view of the traditional fishing boats.

Travelers eating outside in Greece.

Feast

 
 
Day 9 - Paros
αντίο

 

Today's the final day of our trip, but before we say our goodbyes, we'll have one last group breakfast all together.

If you've got some more time to spare, well, this beautiful country has plenty more in store for you. Check out the Ionian Islands, the Saronic Gulf Islands near Athens, or cruise on over to Crete for some more magical Mediterranean history.

 

Please Note: Based on trip feedback, we are not including a flight from Paros to Athens, giving travelers more flexibility in their post-trip travel plans (aka in case you want to stay in the islands a bit longer!) 

Work tip: Stand up. Stretch. Go to airport. Fly to Greece. Never return.

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FAST FACTS

Fast facts

Just for Fun

Greek islands group travel for young professionals, young adults, and 20 somethings

Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. 

Greek islands tours for young adults, young professionals and singles 20s

No one in Greece can choose to not vote. Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older.

Greek islands travel tours for young adults, young professionals and singles 20s

Greece enjoys on average more than 250 days of sunshine a year.

Trip notes

  • 2025 Greek Islands trips begin in Milos instead of Athens. Transport from Athens to the islands will not be included.

  • While we can’t guarantee private rooms, you should book your trip earlier if you prefer one, as they usually fill up.

  • Flight from Paros to Athens will not be included. This is to give you more flexibility in your post-trip plans. Flights from Paros to Athens are very inexpensive. You can also book ferries to different islands if you wish to stay in the islands longer. 

  • Dinners in Greece are typically much later than in the US. It is not uncommon for dinner to start between 8 and 10pm. 

  • On European trips, we stay as close to historic city centers as possible. This means your accommodations will often be on the small side, quirky, and unique (we love this!).

  • This trip uses ferries that can sometimes experience delays.

  • All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

  • More information regarding visa requirements and Covid restrictions can be found here.

About the greek islands

Welcome to Greece! This country wears its charm on its sleeves, through its lovely colorful towns, its white-washed stone ruins and marble sculptures, its delectable cuisine and secret recipes passed down from generations, and of course, its lively culture, with festivals, music and lots of socializing!

For this trip to Greece, mix the stunning scenery, laid back vibes, and delicious food, then add lots of sunshine, sailboats, and some fun-loving new friends and you have the best vacation ever!

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The national language is Greek

  • The national currency is Euro

  • Some restaurants in Greece will round up the bill, so you should check this before tipping. You can tip between 5% and 10%, but make sure the restaurant allows their staff to receive tips first.

  • The closest airport is Athens International Airport (ATH)

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Flights

FLIGHTS

Fly into Athens (ATH)

You'll need to be in Athens by 9am on Day 1. We do recommend flying in earlier to have some time to explore the city on your own!

Fly out of Paros (PAS)

We recommend booking a roundtrip ticket from Athens and hopping on a one-way flight from Paros back to Athens.

Want to check out flights for your trip?

Feel free to also set up flight alerts to Athens so you can grab the best deal!

*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.

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