Signature Island Escape
- Duration10 Nights
- StylePrivate Tour
- When to GoMay - Oct
- Price GuideFrom $4,695 Per Person
At a Glance
- Start in Athens with time on your own to explore
- Private guided tour of Athens’ Acropolis and the ancient heart of the city
- Half-day sailing trip from Mykonos or an island Jeep safari tour
- Traditional home-hosted cooking class with local wine
- Day trip to Antiparos for an inspiring private guided walking tour
- Sunset sailing excursion with a BBQ feast in Santorini
- Santorini sightseeing/wine tour with tastings
Meet Our Expert
While I’ve traveled extensively across Europe, Greece has always had a special place in my heart. Now based in Athens, I have a total wonderlust for creating luxury Greece trips, making sure my passion for culture, food and wine is shown throughout the process.
- 10 nights in 4 or 5-star accommodation
- Daily breakfast at all hotels
- All mentioned airport transfers and road transport on a private basis in Air Conditioned minivans
- All mentioned regional flights in economy class, inclusive minimum 20kg per person checked baggage
- Pre-booked Business Class ferry/catamaran tickets
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
- Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests
What's not Included
- International flights from your country of origin
- Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff
- Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
- Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
- Travel visas. Your consultant will advise of any required visas and how to obtain them.
- Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip.
Day by Day Itinerary
- Day 1
Your 10-night adventure begins with arrival at Athens International Airport where you’ll be met by your private driver. After a warm welcome, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the capital city, immersed among remarkable centuries-old ruins and countless gastronomic delights. You’ll have the remainder of the day at your leisure, perhaps relaxing and enjoying the facilities at your hotel or beating jet lag with a walk that allows you to soak up the enchanting atmosphere. You’ll find many rooftop bars that are ideal for sipping a glass of wine and enjoying local bites while watching one of the city’s magical sunsets.
- Day 2
Athens: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy a relaxed morning with plenty of time for breakfast before meeting your guide for a private tour that’s like a walk into the past. You’ll start at one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Acropolis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is topped by the Parthenon and other monuments like the Temple of Nike that have stood over the city for more than 2,500 years. A local insider will also bring you through Athens’ ancient heart where you’ll follow in the footsteps of ancient greats like Socrates and Plato while enjoying breathtaking views and listening to the stories behind the fascinating sights.
- Day 3
Mykonos: Fly to Mykonos
A private transfer will bring you from your hotel in Athens to the airport for your flight to the cosmopolitan isle of Mykonos. Upon arrival, your private driver will welcome you and provide a transfer to your five-star accommodation, with the rest of the day yours to enjoy the island. Some ideas include spending time on the long sandy stretch at Agios Stefanos Beach, heading to the historic whitewash windmills in Little Venice, or browsing the upscale boutiques in Mykonos Town. Little Venice is not only home to magnificent former captains’ mansions, but there are several waterfront bars and cafes for sundowner cocktails with a gorgeous view.
- Day 4
Mykonos: Jeep Tour or Delos Excursion
Choose from two half-day touring options today.
You might tour the island by Jeep, heading off-road to discover hidden gems that most visitors never get to experience. It includes wine tasting, a traditional lunch, and time for swimming off the shores of one of Mykonos’ beautiful, secluded beaches.
Those who have an interest in ancient history won’t want to miss the opportunity to join a sailing trip to Rhenia and the sacred island of Delos. The UNESCO-listed archaeological site was inhabited from the 3rd millennium BC and includes remarkable ruins, most dating to the 5th– and 4th centuries BC, including Doric temples, mosaics, and an amphitheater.
- Day 5
Mykonos: Traditional Greek Cooking Class
We understand it’s been busy the past few days, so most of today is at your leisure, whether relaxing at your hotel, unwinding on a beautiful beach, or learning more about the island’s history at the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. This evening we’ve arranged for you to enjoy a traditional home-hosted Greek cooking class. Fun and educational, this small group experience will teach you how to prepare a variety of dishes, including the classics. Afterward, you’ll sit down to enjoy it alongside plenty of local Greek wine. Your new Greek cooking skills are the perfect souvenir to bring home and share with family and friends.
- Day 6
Paros: High-Speed Ferry to Paros
It’s time to say your goodbyes to Mykonos, taking a private transfer to the harbor where you’ll cruise over to Paros, often called the “quintessential Greek island,” featuring nearly everything one envisions when it comes to the enchanting Greek Isles. Your business class high-speed ferry tickets were pre-booked, so you’ll hop on the vessel and arrive in the late morning, met by another private driver for transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to yourself. We suggest an authentic dinner in the atmospheric port town of Naoussa.
- Day 7
Paros: Day trip to Antiparos
An exciting day lies ahead that begins by boarding a ferry for the short ride to Antiparos from Paros. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by our local guide for a walking tour of picturesque Chora, the main town and port of Antiparos. Stroll the streets with their tranquil charms and visit the Venetian castle/fortress before continuing to the island’s most famous sight, the Cave of Antiparos, one of the world’s most beautiful and significant caves. It’s been used for worship and as a place of refuge. Macedonian generals used it when conspiring against Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC.
- Day 8
Santorini: High-Speed Ferry to Santorini
You’ll head to the final destination of your trip this morning, catching the ferry to Santorini renowned for its dramatic caldera which will greet you as you pull into the port, as well as its whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches that spill down the cliffs. Upon arrival at midday, our driver will meet you for a private transfer to your hotel. With the rest of the day yours, you might simply unwind and soak up its beauty before heading to one of the many fantastic places to enjoy the island’s famous volcanic wines, a delicious meal, and a sea and sunset view.
- Day 9
Santorini: Sunset Catamaran Cruise
You’ll enjoy most of today at your leisure, providing the chance to visit the island’s capital of Fira and popular Oia village. If you have the energy, you might even take the trek between the two which showcases breathtaking views throughout, following the edge of the caldera. Be sure to return to your hotel by early afternoon for your sunset sailing trip. You’ll hop on a catamaran for an unforgettable small group experience that visits the renowned Red and White beaches where you can swim or snorkel and the hot springs for a therapeutic mud bath, concluding with a BBQ feast on board.
- Day 10
Santorini: Island & Wine Tour
Enjoy a discovery of Santorini and its many delicious flavors on a four- to five-hour tour with a focus on the island’s culture and fine wine. You’ll get to sample multiple wines complemented by local cheese and other tasty eats while visiting three different wineries. The experience is led by a highly knowledgeable wine expert who will tell you all about the various kinds of local grapes used to produce the wines and provide insight into the island’s viticulture. It concludes by taking you to an ideal spot for watching a famous Santorini sunset, with glorious colors splashed over the sea and the sky.
- Day 11
After 10 incredible nights in Greece, it’s time to begin your journey back home or to continue further travels. Our staff will be happy to help with the latter if you haven’t made plans yet. After breakfast you’ll be met by your driver for private transport to Santorini’s airport, catching a flight to Athens. No matter where your trip takes you, we wish you a safe one and hope to see you again on another memorable adventure.
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