Naxos island in the Aegean Sea, Greece

History and Culture of Greece: 10-Day Island Hopping Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Naxos...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

This luxurious 10-day journey of Greece and its islands is designed to uncover the best historical and cultural attractions. The islands of Greece are the ideal combination of beauty and history. Steeped in centuries of culture, they are the ultimate destination for an immersive vacation. Sail across the Aegean Sea, explore the Acropolis, and bask in the tranquility of Greece’s hot springs.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit the National Archaeological Museum, which is home to endless Greek artifacts
  • Explore the sights of the Acropolis during an exclusive tour, including the legendary Parthenon
  • Discover the historical sites of the Village of Ano Mera, including the ancient Panagia Tourliani and Gyzi Castle
  • Traverse through the fascinating ruins of Delos, which is a gorgeous island near Mykonos
  • Marvel at the stone details and frescoes of Panagia Drosiani, which is one of the oldest churches in Greece
  • Journey around the ancient settlement of Akrotiri during a private tour of Santorini
  • Venture to the crater of a volcano and swim in relaxing hot springs
  • Indulge in a tour of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which is considered to be one of the best museums in the world
  • Explore the remains of Knossos Palace, which was one of the largest structures built by the ancient Minoan civilization

Detailed Description

Steeped in history and full of incredible landscapes, the islands of Greece are the ideal destination for an unforgettable vacation. Your luxurious 10-day adventure is designed to explore the best historical and cultural attractions of the islands. You will begin when you land in Athens, where you will have two nights. Once you have checked in to your centrally located hotel, your first afternoon will feature an exclusive tour of the National Archaeological Museum. Here, you will experience your first discoveries of the history and culture of Greece as you marvel at the many artifacts on display. The following day, your journey will continue with a private tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. During your tour, you will surely admire every ruin and remain that you see.

On the morning of day three, you will set off for the first amazing Greek Island of your trip. You will travel across the Aegean Sea in pure luxury as your speed boat leads you to the gorgeous island of Mykonos. A guided tour of the island will lead you to its ancient windmills and to the Village of Ano Mera, which will be filled with historical attractions. The following day, you will transfer to the nearby island of Delos. Delos is a fascinating island, and during your private tour, you will explore the island’s best sites, including the remains of various temples, marvelous statues, and its Archaeological Museum. The following morning, you will venture to Naxos. During your stay here, you will be provided with the opportunity to tour the iconic sites of the island, including the villages of Sangri and Damalas. From the age-old churches to the restored olive mills, every aspect of the island will be interesting and memorable.

On day six, you will sail to your next destination of Santorini. This fascinating island will prove to be the perfect combination of beauty and culture. During a private tour, you will be led to the ancient site of Akrotiri, which is home to numerous ruins that will be the highlight of the tour. The next day, you will visit the island of Nea Kameni. The island is known for its volcanic terrain, and an exhilarating climb to the summit of the volcano’s crater will be awe-inspiring. Before your visit concludes, you will also be provided with the opportunity to swim in the island’s hot springs. Your wonderful journey will then continue to your final island destination of Crete. Your stay on Greece’s largest island will feature private tours of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Knossos Palace. Finally, on the morning of day ten, a short flight will lead you back to Athens International Airport, where you will catch your connecting flight home.

Starting Price

$3,375 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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