Athens & Greek Islands Honeymoon

A 9 day trip to Greece 
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Let the islands be your guide on this 9-day lover’s-lane stroll through Greece. Become acquainted with the magic of Athens, the opulence of Mykonos, and the postcard quality of Santorini. Whether it’s beneath the sensuous glow of the moon or the shimmer of the marble pillars of the Acropolis, sauntering beside the sunset of Santorini or along one of the immaculate shores of a Mykonos beach, spend time together in the continued curiosities that bring the spark of romance, when getting to know each other over and over again is the most beautiful gift of all. 

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General Information

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Santorini church bell tower with view of the Aegean Sea in the background
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Athens, Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Mykonos, Santorini, Oia, Fira, Akrotiri 

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: A Loving Beginning

The plane sets down and brings you to the outskirts of Athens. Be met in the airport where a private transfer will take you through the olive groves of the city’s borders and into the heart of ancient Athens. History is set high on Acropolis Hill where you can see the towering pillars of the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. On your first day in Athens stroll down the Plaka, one of the oldest quarters of the city, where you can hold hands beneath the glimmer of marble, the stretch of cobblestone, and the rich aroma of baklava; your fabulous holiday in Greece has begun.

What’s Included: transfer, accommodation

Day 2: The Annals of Romantic History

Wake to the morning sun drifting over the city’s surrounding mountains. The light casts a gentle glimmer on the marbled mountaintops almost spotlighting the columns of the Acropolis. Journey into the depths of Athenian and Greek history on a tour of the modern and classical sites of the city. Follow your guide and feel like the crowds of contemporary Athens have been stripped away giving you the secluded freedom of a wondrous past, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum.

Within the foyer you can feel the cool rush of the marble that surrounds you; it is almost like stepping inside fresh history with the pillared beams and never-ending display of statues and busts; each person’s body unique, their face detailed with a stern expression or curly beard. On the top floor you can absorb the perfect panorama of the Parthenon standing tall along the citadel of the Acropolis.

Follow your guide to the top of Acropolis Hills where the rugged look of stone steps gives way to the sheen of marble stairs. Pillars rise around you, stepping into the romantic images of paintings and books. The Propylaea, the entrance gate, is made of pillars both wide and tall. Once on the citadel, past the Propylaea, there stands the breathtaking temple, the Parthenon. Its perfect construction is a trick of the eye and of the architect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the sculpted metopes become visible with each step closer to the temple, bringing various stories of gods and Athens to artistic life, and your time in Greece to light.

What’s Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation

Day 3: The Never-Ending Interest of Beaches

The arms of the past wave goodbye to you as you enjoy your private transport to he airport for your flight to Mykonos. In the air you can see the shimmer of the turquoise Aegean below as far as the eye can see. Once on Mykonos the sea breeze blends with the undulating arid hills, bringing a sweet and earthy perfume to the air. Be guided to the luxuries of your accommodation set within the lushness of the calm sea, the sensual hills, and the quaint streets of Mykonos Town.

What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation

Day 4: Along the Stunning Shores

Let the sunrise stretch into the sky giving you the day to spend as you desire. Listen to the sounds of the water against the shore calling to you. Dip your feet into the hot sand. Whether within the popular pleasures of Paradise Beach or the more secluded shores of Agia Anna at Kalafatis, spread-out over a cushioned lounge beneath the comfortable shade of an umbrella. Sip on the refreshing cold of a cocktail or soda, the sweetness lingering on your tongue before stepping into the revitalizing cool of the water. The sea stretches into three shades of blue, each one richer than the last, while the sun drifts along the skyline bringing the pulse of the Mykonos evening to life.

What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 5: The Lovers Lanes of Mykonos

Your day in Mykonos should be spent at your leisure, doing what you please with every intention of bringing you and your loved one closer together. Explore the hills of the island to visit the numerous churches, spend more time discovering the pleasures of the various beaches, or stroll through the wonderful streets of Mykonos Town. The paths of the town create a labyrinth through the quintessential whitewashed walls of the Cyclades. The cobblestones make it feel like you’re strolling through a quaint village in a storybook. The buildings may be antiques but the boutique shops within them are filled with fresh vivaciousness, from famous stores like Bulgari, where precious stones glitter in the window, to local lamp stores that give a pleasant glitter to the streets. Let the paths move you and lose you, giving you plenty of private corners to discover.

What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 6: Sweetheart Shores

The luscious waters of the Mykonos beaches roll along the shores. You step along the hydrofoil and cruise sensational waters of the Aegean to Santorini. You will be met at the pier and taken to your luxurious hotel that overlooks the picture perfect cliffs of the crescent island; the water rushes against the base, splashing into the air; the breeze brings the sweetness of the sea along your balcony, and you see the rising rocks of the volcano standing within the illustrious caldera. The whitewashed walls and blue roofs of the island are enough to bring an amorous wave over the entire island, set within the classic beauty that were only rumors until now. 

What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation

Day 7: Love on the island

Revel in the morning of Santorini, where the sunlight casts a pink shadow along the whitewalls of the buildings. The day is yours to spend however you wish, basking in the majesty of the island at your pace. For a wondrous experience you could stroll along the path from Fira, the island’s capital, to Oia, one of Santorini’s four villages. The trail was once meant for the celebrated donkeys of the island, but recently has been used for curious visitors that desire the best views. The water crashes against the cliff side below. You can see the glow of Oia, pronounced  “eeah” on the far side of the island, steeped in sun. The breeze is a welcome cool across your cheeks. The rocky terrain gives an earthy aroma to the air and undulates from the mixture of time, the wind, and the volcano. Once in Oia you can step along the marbled walkway, the arid earth gives way to unspoiled buildings, while the scent of fresh pastries glides over the footpath. The beckoning call of Santorini is its sunsets. Stand along the cliffs of Oia and watch as the expansive blue sky is overtaken by a golden orange that fades into night.

What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation, breakfast

Day 8: Loving the Island

Whether watching the sunrise or letting it pass over you like a dream, the view over the caldera will be waiting for you when you’re ready. Another day on Santorini gives you another opportunity to spend it as you please, whether relaxing on the black sand of the so called “White Beach” or venturing into history with a visit to the ash-covered city of Akrotiri. Visiting the storied city brings with it the theory that it could be the City of Atlantis, having been lost to Greece sometime over 3,500 years ago. The city was covered in ash from an eruption giving the expanse of ruins a somewhat romantic touch within the tragedy of its history. Frescoes represent everyday life within the city, from the depth of black and tan colors of a boy carrying fish, to the lavish red background of Antelope grazing. Pottery is positioned in the same spots as they were long ago; some even contained traces of oil and onion when discovered. Watch over the city from the triangular plaza and see where the buildings rise to two stories, adding a sense of affluence to lost city.

What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation

Day 9: Compelling Curiosity

The bright morning reflects off of the whitewalls of the island. You will make your way to the airport, the curiosity quelled, but the romance of the islands and the love of Greece and from Greece will be growing by the minute. The view from your balcony is as magical today as it was the moment you first gazed along the sunken water below. Board your flight to Athens and make your way over the ruins and seas, across the Atlantic Ocean and, and settle yourself in the affectionate comforts of home. 

What’s Included: breakfast, transfer

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Price

Starting Price 

$2,245
This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
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.