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I grew up in Germany and have travelled extensively throughout Europe, before settling in Athens. I have a true wanderlust for creating European adventures full of my passion for culture, food and of course, wine!
- from $4,854 PP
- 11 Nights
- Small Group
- Apr – Oct
- 3hrs from London / 11hrs from NYC
On this luxurious escape you’ll stay in upscale accommodation, enjoy private transfers and transport by high-speed ferry and discover lots of stunning sights. Begin in Athens where you’ll take a private guided tour of its iconic landmarks like the Acropolis and then cruise over to cosmopolitan Mykonos. You’ll have a day to enjoy it on your own, followed by a full day of sailing. On Naxos, learn to cook Naxian cuisine and spend time on some of the Greek Islands’ most spectacular beaches. Conclude in Santorini with a private guided tour that includes Oia’s world-famous sunset with the grand finale, a catamaran cruise.
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At a Glance
- 11 nights hand-picked high quality hotel accommodation
- Daily breakfasts
- Private airport departure and arrival transfers
- All transfers throughout the trip as per itinerary
- Private guided tour of Athens
- Full day of sailing in Mykonos
- Culinary experience in Naxos
- Private guided Santorini tour
- Santorini evening cruise
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff throughout your trip
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Athens: Arrival into Athens, Greece
Welcome to the birthplace of western civilization! You’ll arrive at Athens International Airport taking private transfer to your hotel in the city center, about a 40-minute journey. Once there, you’ll have the rest of the day at to enjoy at your leisure. A walk can help beat jetlag and you’ll find plenty unique shops to explore, enticing cafes for sipping wine while people watching, and of course countless historical landmarks. As you’ll visit many of them tomorrow, if you want to do more than unwind, consider exploring the historic Plaka neighbourhood – it’s colourfully picturesque and always fun to wander through.
Day 2 Athens: Private Guided City Tour
This morning your private driver/guide will pick you up for a half-day tour of Athens, revealing the contrast between old and new. Begin by viewing the House of Parliament, Constitution Square, the National Library and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. You’ll continue to the iconic Acropolis, with a view of Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic games, along the way. Climb the gentle slops of Acropolis Hill to marvel at masterpieces like the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, then explore the New Acropolis Museum which holds finds uncovered from Acropolis Hill.
Day 3 Mykonos: Transfer from Athens
It’s time to travel to the Greek Islands, beginning with a private transfer to the port to board your high-speed ferry to Mykonos. Enjoy the sparkling blue Aegean and upon your arrival, a private driver will welcome you and bring you to your accommodation. Get settled in and refreshed before taking a private walking tour. Some of the highlights include the Folklore Museum, set within an 11th-century home, the famous Papaportiani Church, the area referred to as “Little Venice” and the iconic windmills. You’ll conclude by sampling Greek meze and enjoying a wine tasting by learning about the history of Greek wines.
Day 4 Mykonos: Day of Leisure
Enjoy the day to yourself, relaxing or exploring at your own pace. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to enjoy lounging on sipping cocktails, or you might choose to take an island tour in a four-wheel drive vehicle. These excursions can bring you to hidden places that you probably wouldn’t find on your own, including idyllic beaches, jaw-dropping views, and charming villages. Mykonos is famous for its delicious farm-to-table food, if you want to learn how to cook it, a variety of cooking lessons are available too. Some are hosted in locals’ homes, and at the end of your lesson, you’ll enjoy the meal.
Day 5 Mykonos: Full-Day Sailing Tour
Look forward to sailing on an elegant yacht with a full-day out, visiting Rhenia, an uninhabited island gem. You’ll depart from Mykonos’ new port, Tourlos, soaking up the Mediterranean sun and feeling the salty sea breeze on your skin while surrounded by the sapphire Aegean. If you’re interested, the crew can even show you how to trim the sails. You’ll arrive at Rhenia in about an hour, which is part of ancient Delos, separated by a small strait. Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters of a secluded bay and relaxing on a pristine sandy beach before returning to the vessel for a light lunch.
Day 6 Naxos: Transfer by High-Speed Ferry from Mykonos
After checking out of your hotel, you’ll take private transfer to the port where you’ll board a high-speed ferry for the 45-minute transfer to Naxos. Just before entering the harbour, you’ll see is the Gate of the Apollo Temple which dates back to the 6th-century BC. The massive door-like ruin sits on a scenic point overlooking Chora and the sea. You’ll be met by your private driver for delivery to your accommodation and after settling in, you might want to take a walk along the waterfront. Lined with shops and eateries, it’s easy to find an enticing spot to unwind with a sea view
Day 7 Naxos: Culinary Discovery
Your private driver/guide will bring you on a half-day culinary tour which includes a mix of history, culture, agriculture, and cuisine. Head to a local farm where you’ll be greeted by the owner and shown around the grounds, gathering seasonal vegetables while learning about Naxian agriculture. Afterward, head into the farmhouse to join the owner in her kitchen. She’ll instruct you on how to prepare a traditional Naxian meal using the ingredients you’ve gathered and then you’ll sit down to enjoy it. Next visit an olive oil producer to find out how it was once produced, followed by a delectable sample.
Day 8 Naxos: Day of Leisure
Enjoy the day to yourself on Naxos – if you want to get active, consider the climb to the summit of Mount Zas. Otherwise, as the island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Cyclades, spend the day enjoying them. Plaka is a 2.5-mile stretch just minutes from Chora, lined with beach bars and tavernas. If you head to the secluded southern end, you’ll find plenty of tranquillity, along with nude sunbathers. Don’t miss exploring the center of Chora with its hilly, cobbled streets overlooked by the Kastro. You’ll find plenty of great photo-ops among the whitewashed buildings draped with bougainvillea.
Day 9 Santorini: Transfer by High-Speed Ferry from Naxos
It’s time to take off again, this time of Santorini. Your private driver will transfer you back to Naxos port where you’ll catch your high-speed ferry, reaching the island in about two hours. As you sail in the steep walls of the grand caldera make quite the impression. After you disembark, an assistant will be there to greet you and help you navigate the busy port and get you to your transfer, with a private driver delivering you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure – you might want to just sit back and enjoy the dazzling. view
Day 10 Santorini: Private Guided Afternoon Tour
Enjoy a leisurely morning, sleeping in or taking advantage of the facilities at your hotel. This afternoon join a private guided tour timed to take advantage of the waning daylight for some of the best photos. Start by visiting the village of Mesa Gonia which sits among vineyard-covered hills in a major wine producing region. See the church of Panagia Episkopi and then continue to hilltop Pyrgos to enjoy the panoramic vistas in every direction and impressive medieval architecture. End your tour in Oia, the famous village that sits atop the caldera cliffs, renowned as one of the best spots for Santorini’s stunning sunsets.
Day 11 Santorini: Evening Cruise
You’ll have most of the day to yourself to explore Santorini at your own pace. We recommend visiting Akrotiri, one of the Aegean’s most important prehistoric settlements, preserved under ash like Pompeii. This evening you’ll embark on an exclusive cruise aboard a catamaran. A private driver will bring you to the port where you’ll sail towards Red Beach with its unique fiery sands. Continue to White Beach where you’ll have time to swim, and then cruise to the famous hot springs for a soak in the naturally geothermal warm water. A BBQ feast with Santorini wine will be served before sailing back to port
Day 12 Departure
After 11 nights and likely hundreds of photos, your luxurious Greek Island escape comes to an end. Enjoy one last breakfast before checking out of your Santorini hotel. Your private driver will meet you for the transfer to the island’s airport to catch your flight back to Athens. If you’re not ready to leave just yet, the options to extend your journey are nearly endless – contact our travel experts who will be happy to help.
What's not Included
- As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
- Gratuities for local guides
- We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
- Visas if required
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