Amazing views, beautiful waters, and delicious cuisine are just a few things that you should expect during your 8-day, highlights tour through Greece. The islands of Greece are renowned for their beauty and remarkable location, and you will discover the best of these islands. Begin in the capital city of Athens, which is full of history and culture, before embarking via private boat for the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Ios. From golden beaches with sparkling waters to historic attractions...
Athens – Arrive in Athens
The islands of Greece are each unique but equally picturesque and beautiful. You will arrive at Athens International Airport in Athens on day one to begin your exciting exploration of these amazing islands. A private transfer will greet you upon your arrival and lead you to your luxurious hotel that will be located in the heart of Athens. A brief stay in Greece’s capital city will be an ideal way to start your adventure before you head to the islands. Athens is an ancient city that is filled with historical landmarks. At the same time, the capital is a business and economic center. You can begin to explore the city on your own, where you can wander the streets that are filled with locals and tourists alike and feel the enthralling culture. The mouthwatering scents that emanate from the city’s many restaurants will draw you in for your first dinner in Greece. You can delight in a warm moussaka, which is a traditional Greek dish of eggplant, tomatoes, and meat, before returning to your hotel for the night.
Athens – See the Sights of the Acropolis
Mykonos – Arrive in Mykonos and Time to Explore
Mykonos – Tour Mykonos and Discover the Beach
Santorini – Arrive in Santorini and Tour Akrotiri
Santorini – Discover More of the Island
Ios – Arrive in Ios and Time at Leisure
Ios – Depart for Home
- Marvel at the historical sights of the Acropolis, including the famous Parthenon, during a private tour in the capital city of Athens
- Travel in true luxury as you jaunt from one idyllic Greek Island to the next via private boat
- Witness the famous windmills of Mykonos, which date back hundreds of years
- Explore the pristine beaches and beautiful sights of Santorini during an unforgettable two-night stay on the magnificent island
- Uncover the fascinating remains of Akrotiri, which is an ancient settlement on Santorini that remained under volcanic ash for centuries
- Discover the intriguing island of Ios, which is filled with scenic and historic attractions
The first sights of Greece will come into view when you land at Athens International Airport on day one to begin your exciting discovery of the country’s gorgeous islands. A brief stay in Athens will be the ideal way to begin the journey. You will visit the Acropolis for a peek into the times of ancient Greece. The many remains will fascinate you, the grandeur of the Parthenon will leave you in awe, and the delicious flavors of Greek food will delight you as you fully immerse in the culture of Greece.
On the morning of day three, you will leave Athens and transfer to the first idyllic island of Mykonos. As you cruise across the sea in your private boat, feelings of luxury and relaxation will begin to reveal themselves. Upon your arrival in Mykonos, you will be whisked away to your luxurious hotel, which will be ideally situated on the clear blue waters. You can then begin to explore the island and all of its charm such as the whitewashed and narrow streets that are filled with delightful shops before the delectable scents that emanate from the restaurants lure you in for a tasty meal. You will see more of Mykonos during a private tour on day four. From the symbolic windmills to an ancient monastery, you will discover the history of the island firsthand. In the afternoon, it will be time to transfer to one of the many wonderful beaches. Ornos Beach will be the ideal place to relax and unwind for the remainder of your day.
After breakfast on day five, you will once again board your private boat and set sail for the next island destination of Santorini. After you arrive on the scenic island and become acquainted with your luxurious hotel, a local guide will lead you on a tour of the ancient site of Akrotiri. The site was buried under volcanic ash for centuries and is home to many beautiful and well-preserved frescoes. After the day’s tour, the sparkling sands will beckon you to explore some of the island’s beaches, and you can also discover more of Santorini with guided tours of the Villages of Fira and Oia on day six. From the quaint shops with handmade goods in Fira to the spectacular sunset in Oia, you will delight in absolute serenity every minute of the day.
On the morning of day seven, you will board a private boat and head to Ios, which is the final island of your adventure through the Greek Isles. Your time in Ios will be at your leisure, and you will find the historical sites, fantastic beaches, and savory cuisine absolutely delightful. You can soak up the last rays of sun on the morning of day eight before your private transfer returns you to the mainland of Greece and then to Athens International Airport for your return flight. You will leave Greece fully enthralled with its breathtaking and awe-inspiring islands.
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$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)
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