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Santorini, Greece

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From Athens to Santorini, Meteora to Crete, your vacation to Greece brings modern luxury alongside ancient history that you can embrace with our 10 best Greece itineraries.

Island beaches shimmer with white sands, romantic sunsets light the sky, and your days abound with exploration. Whether eager to sample traditional dishes steeped in island heritage or sail between remote islands to find a Mediterranean paradise, Greece can make your travel hopes a reality by demonstrating millennia of wonders.

You can find inspiration in this collection of sample itineraries created to demonstrate the variety and marvels you can experience during your Greece trip.

Overview
  1. 1. A Perfect Greece Vacation Package: Mykonos, Santorini, and More
  2. 2. Amazing Mainland to Islands Greece Tour
  3. 3. Luxurious Honeymoon Vacation: Athens, Santorini & Crete
  4. 4. Essential Aegean Gems: Athens, Santorini, Crete and Naxos
  5. 5. 17-Day Family Vacation in Athens and Western Greece
  6. 6. Artisanal Delights to Ancient Life: Luxury Classical Greece
  7. 7. 11-Day Luxuries of Greece in Winter
  8. 8. 2-Week Luxury Tour of Mainland Greece
  9. 9. 9-Day Hidden Gems of Greece: Mainland and Island Hopping
  10. 10. Serenity of Mykonos and Santorini 9-Day Vacation
  11. Start Planning Your Greece Trip

1. A Perfect Greece Vacation Package: Mykonos, Santorini, and More

Resort pool and buildings bordering the Santorini Caldera

Santorini, Greece

Length: 9 days

Places Visited: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Greece has a particular charm that can both make you gasp and leave you breathless. A Perfect Greece Vacation Package: Mykonos, Santorini, and More was designed by Vasilis, Greece travel expert, to represent the luxury and comfort of Greece. White sands, azure waters, whitewashed walls, and classic beauty barely scratch the surface of the majesty scattered across the Cyclades and will only lure you into wanting to experience more.

2. Amazing Mainland to Islands Greece Tour

Traditional white alley with colorful oleander flowers and colored doors found on the Cyclades islands in Greece

Santorini, Greece

Length: 16 days

Places Visited: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Greece travel specialist Panos has crafted the Amazing Mainland to Islands Greece Tour to showcase a mix of island and mainland splendor. You will be immersed in an undeniable archeological treasure-trove as your trip embraces mythology and cuisine, the beaches’ natural beauty, and the impressive views from a volcanic caldera. Travel through and beyond the expected to experience Greece’s wonder at your own pace.

3. Luxurious Honeymoon Vacation: Athens, Santorini & Crete

A couple watches the sunset over Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Length: 10 days

Places Visited: Santorini, Crete, Heraklion, Athens

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Together, Greece travel specialists Antonis and Dimitrios have crafted the Luxurious Honeymoon Vacation: Athens, Santorini & Crete to highlight the country’s effortless splendor and ultimate luxuries. Sink into the culture of passion and beauty famous for sun-drenched beaches and ancient culture captured in marble. You can truly indulge in the romance of your honeymoon with experiences like a resort spa treatment and a captivating sunset cruise.

4. Essential Aegean Gems: Athens, Santorini, Crete and Naxos

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Length: 12 days

Places Visited: Athens, Santorini, Crete, Naxos

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece’s abundant history and timeless beauty shine during the Essential Aegean Gems: Athens, Santorini, Crete and Naxos designed by George, a Greece travel specialist. From the spiced aroma of ouzo to the enticing culture around Athens’s ancient Plaka, the whitewashed architecture of the Cyclades Islands to the mysterious Knossos Palace in Crete, you can enjoy the ultimate adventure across the land and the Aegean Sea.

5. 17-Day Family Vacation in Athens and Western Greece

Navagio beach with shipwreck and flowers on Zakynthos island, Greece

Zakynthos, Greece

Length: 17 days

Places Visited: Athens, Zakynthos, Olympia, Costa Navarino, Nafplio, Santorini

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Focus on your family and the charms of ancient history during the 17-Day Family Vacation in Athens and Western Greece tour designed by Anthia, a Greece travel specialist. You can all enjoy the Mediterranean paradise where family comes first and feel the immersive charisma of the coastline to the fabulous ruins. Witness the Parthenon, sample traditional dishes, and paddle on a kayak to medieval castles for an active and exciting family adventure.

6. Artisanal Delights to Ancient Life: Luxury Classical Greece

Venetian harbor of Chania, Greece

Chania, Greece

Length: 11 days

Places Visited: Athens, Crete, Chania (Hania), Heraklion, Rethymnon, Knossos, Santorini

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece’s undeniable charisma reaches beyond beaches and captures the rich sense of preserved tradition. Artisanal Delights to Ancient Life: Premier Greece Tour designed by Rebecca, a Greece travel specialist, brings the exceptional heritage of artisan crafts to the forefront in Athens, Crete, and Santorini. Make bread like a local in a Crete village, discover the Ottoman influence in Rethymnon, and uncover the artisan culinary traditions of Santorini for an exclusive artisan exploration.

7. 11-Day Luxuries of Greece in Winter

Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island on Crete, Greece

Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island on Crete, Greece

Length: 11 days

Places Visited: Athens, Crete, Thessaloniki

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece is a quintessential introduction to the Mediterranean’s colorful and dynamic history. Greek Travel Specialist, Antonis, has designed the 11-Day Luxuries of Greece in Winter tour specifically to highlight the beauty of the country in a season away from the typical crowds. Every minute gives you a new discovery, from guided food and wine tours to visiting artisan workshops, relaxing in thermal baths to uncovering Venetian palaces overlooking the Aegean Sea.

8. 2-Week Luxury Tour of Mainland Greece

The medieval monasteries of Meteora in Greece

Meteora, Greece

Length: 13 days

Places Visited: Meteora, Delphi, Nafplio, Athens, Zagori, Monemvasia

Why we recommend this itinerary:

Greece travel specialists and a husband-and-wife team, Vasilis and Seetha crafted this 2-Week Luxury Tour of Mainland Greece as the perfect representation of the mountains and coastline. This tour blends the highlights with villages off the beaten path for a true sense of essential Greek charm. Whether you are interested in Delphi’s ancient ruins, Meteora’s hanging monasteries, Nafplio’s Venetian palaces, or the traditional Zagori mountain villages, you will find that the mainland possesses Greece’s true spirit.

9. 9-Day Hidden Gems of Greece: Mainland and Island Hopping

Port of Hydra in Greece

Hydra, Greece

Length: 9 days

Places Visited: Athens, Santorini, Chania (Hania), Crete, Heraklion

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Greece is renowned for the history of Athens, mainland beaches, and island luxuries. Greece travel specialist George designed the 9-Day Hidden Gems of Greece: Mainland and Island Hopping as the perfect highlights route introducing you to life around the Aegean Sea. From iconic wineries to sensational sunsets, horse-drawn carriage rides to the poetic fame of Hydra, you can enjoy the embellished and effortless elegance spanning the islands and mainland.

10. Serenity of Mykonos and Santorini 9-Day Vacation

Mykonos Grand Resort Pool

Photo courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Length: 9 days

Places Visited: Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini

Why we recommend this sample itinerary:

Island life in Greece is at its most powerful when you experience it within the natural grandeur of the Cyclades. George, a Greek travel expert, kept it simple with some of the country’s most famous destinations by designing the Serenity of Mykonos and Santorini 9-Day Vacation that celebrates the islands' enigmatic pleasures. Gorgeous beaches, the mythology of Delos, the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, or the blissful sunsets over a caldera showcase a small fraction of the islands’ grandeurs.

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The beautiful sandy beach of Alyko in the south-west of Naxos, Greece

Naxos, Greece

Greece is a destination full of wonderful history and tradition brought into the modern world with a sense of family-focus, romance, and unlimited discovery.

For more inspiration on the customizable experiences you could have, explore our Greece Vacations & Tours and visit our Greece Travel Guide for more helpful tips on planning your perfect trip.

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