Your relaxing 8-day Greece vacation for travelers over 50 takes you across the luxurious lifestyles and enchanting scenery of the Greek islands. The ancient wonders of Athens will emerge from the Acropolis while divine images continue to decorate the island of Delos. You can swim in hot springs inside Santorini’s caldera and delight in views of the famous windmills on Mykonos as you bask in Greece’s beauty, prestige, and majesty.
Athens – Introductory Tour of Athens
Your vacation to these idyllic islands will begin when you land at Athens International Airport. A private transfer will whisk you away to your centrally located hotel, and after checking in, you can begin to discover the sights and sounds of Athens at your own pace. One of the oldest parts of Athens, Plaka, will be an excellent place to spend the majority of the day. The streets of Plaka are filled with intriguing shops and restaurants, and with the absence of vehicles in this area, you will be able to freely explore the winding roads.
Athens – Explore the Sights of the Acropolis
After breakfast, you will be greeted by your expert guide, who will begin your intriguing tour of the Acropolis. From the first theater in the world to the remains of temples that date back thousands of years, you will discover much of what the Acropolis has to offer. You will also be able to witness the Parthenon before being provided with some time to pause for a refreshing lunch before your exciting tour of Athens continues. You can choose to explore more of the ancient sites on your own, but you can also choose to follow your guide to the nearby Acropolis Museum, where your guide will lead you on a private tour.
Mykonos – Arrive in Mykonos for a Guided Tour
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, it will be time to head to the port to depart for the first Greek Island of your vacation. The gentle sea breeze will guide your boat to the gorgeous island of Mykonos, and upon your arrival, you will be led to the waterfront hotel for check-in. After being provided with some time to become acquainted with your new surroundings, a local guide will arrive to begin your private tour of the island. It will be your choice to travel by foot or in the comfort of a private vehicle for your journey around the charming roads of Mykonos. During your visit, you will discover Panagia Tourliani, which is an ancient monastery, and the remains of the Gyzi Castle.
Mykonos – Catamaran Cruise and Visit to Delos
It will be an easy start to the day as you sip on your cup of coffee and gaze out at the peaceful sea. After breakfast, you will board a private boat to embark on an exclusive catamaran cruise and visit the nearby island of Delos. Upon your arrival to the island of Delos, your expert guide will greet you to begin your private tour. After you admire the last of Delos’ remarkable ruins, you will return to the catamaran to continue your cruise. Bubbly champagne and tasty snacks will be yours to indulge in aboard the boat as you soak up the sun and delight in every sight and sound around you.
Santorini – Tour Naxos en Route to Santorini
Soon, you will board a private boat to begin the picturesque journey to Santorini. The intriguing island of Naxos will be a great place to stop and explore along the way. The sun will shimmer on the serene sea waters as you cruise in total luxury, and your expert guide will greet you upon arrival in Naxos. As you journey through the Village of Sangri, you will admire the remains of the Temple of Demeter, which dates back to the sixth century BC. Another fascinating stop will lead you to the nearby pottery workshop, where skilled artisans will craft gorgeous pottery pieces as you stand in awe. Once back aboard your private boat, you will continue the relaxing and scenic journey toward Santorini.
Santorini – Explore the Island and Relax at the Beach
After breakfast, your expert guide for the day will lead you on an exploratory trip to uncover some of the best areas and villages of the island. Your tour will soon lead you to the ancient site of Akrotiri. This unique settlement was founded thousands of years ago by the Minoans but was subsequently buried under volcanic ash for hundreds of years. Your tour will then continue to the village of Fira, which is known for its wonderful shops. Here, you will enjoy free time to stroll into some of the boutiques, where you can admire the beautiful artwork and elegant jewelry that is on display. Later in the afternoon, you will be led to Perivolos Beach, where you can relax in pure luxury for the remainder of the day.
Santorini – Hot Springs of Nea Kameni and Wine Tasting
After breakfast, you will embark on a private boat ride to the nearby island of Nea Kameni. Nea Kameni is a unique and volcanic island that is located in the center of a volcanic crater, which formed as a result of the many volcanic eruptions over the years. A visit to explore and swim in these incredible hot springs will highlight your visit. This afternoon, you will visit a few of the island’s best wineries on an exclusive tour. Your expert guide and sommelier will lead you around each winery’s vineyard and cellar. From the grape varieties to the winemaking process, you will see and learn it all during this amazing tour.
Santorini – Depart for Home
You will have time for one last stroll around Santorini this morning as another glorious day begins on the island. As you wander around the charming roads, you can journey into a local cafe for a fresh cup of coffee. With coffee in hand, you can appreciate the last few hours of your island-hopping adventure. After the last wonderful sights, you will return to your hotel, where your private transfer will be waiting to return you to the mainland of Greece and then to Athens International Airport for your flight home.
- Explore the wonderful shops and mouthwatering restaurants of Plaka, which is one of the oldest areas of Athens, during your two-night stay in the capital city
- Marvel at the landmarks of ancient Greece, including the iconic Parthenon
- Witness the magnificent windmills of Mykonos, which is a symbol of the island, during a privately guided tour
- Delight in a catamaran cruise across the Aegean Sea along with an exclusive tour of the ancient island of Delos
- Indulge in a visit to the beautiful island of Naxos, where you will explore its restored olive mills and handmade pottery
- Relax and unwind at Perivolos Beach, which is one of Santorini’s breathtaking beaches
- Swim in the amazing hot springs of Nea Kameni, which is a unique, volcanic island near Santorini
- Enjoy a private wine tour of Santorini to discover and taste the premier blends of the island
The stunning islands of Greece exude luxury and beauty and are the ideal destination for a senior’s trip. The amazing journey will begin when you land at Athens International Airport, and a brief stay in Greece’s capital city will be the perfect way to begin your trip before transferring to the islands. After you check-in at your luxurious hotel, you can begin to discover Athens at your own pace. A trip to Plaka, which is one of Athens’ oldest areas, will be an excellent place to spend your first afternoon and evening. With many unique shops and savory restaurants, you can begin to immerse yourself in the culture of the city. A private tour of the iconic Acropolis will be the highlight of your next day. You will feel as though you are traveling back in time as you discover the remains of ancient theaters and temples before setting your eyes on the remarkable Parthenon. As the sun sets over Athens in the evening, excitement will mount as you prepare to venture to the first Greek Island of your trip in the morning.
In the morning, the landmarks of Athens will fade into the background as you depart the mainland of Greece via speed boat and begin the picturesque journey to Mykonos. The soft breeze from the Aegean Sea will guide your boat to this fantastic destination, and your afternoon will feature an exclusive tour of the island. Your expert guide will lead you to some of the best spots on Mykonos, including the Kato Milli area, to see the island’s ancient windmills and the village of Ano Mera. The majority of the day will be spent at your leisure as you continue to explore all Mykonos has to offer.
Day four will provide you with another immersive experience in the form of a private catamaran cruise and visit to the nearby island of Delos. Your surroundings will be breathtaking as you cruise over the peaceful waters, and upon your arrival in Delos, your expert guide will lead you on a private tour of the island. The luxurious ride back to Mykonos on your private catamaran will feature tasty snacks and a glass of champagne, which will set the tone for another wonderful evening on the island of Mykonos.
The following morning, you will set off in a private boat for your next amazing destination of Santorini. Along the way, Naxos will prove to be an ideal place to stop for a visit. From ancient attractions to a restored olive mill and a pottery workshop, you will explore much that Naxos has to offer during your excursion. Afterward, you will continue to the spectacular island of Santorini. The next two days will allow you to discover the best of the island through private tours, time at the beach, and exclusive experiences.
Your private tour of Santorini will lead you to the ancient settlement of Akrotiri and the premier village of Fira. Your time at the outstanding Perivolos Beach will be pure luxury, and a dip in the hot springs of the volcanic island of Nea Kameni and a private wine tour will culminate your stay on the island of Santorini. Private transfers will lead you back to Athens International Airport for the return flight on the final day of your vacation. You will return home from this trip with incredible memories, yearning for a return to Greece and its luxurious islands.
$2,075 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.
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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