On this handcrafted 7-day vacation through Greece, immerse yourself in the mythology and mystery of the legendary Acropolis. Inspired by the striking calderas of Santorini and the breathtaking countryside of Mykonos, this vacation effortlessly combines the must-see sites of Greece with a variety of hands-on activities to provide you with a unique and enduring perspective of this vibrant country. As always, this trip is fully customizable to ensure that all your needs and desires are fulfilled.
Athens – The Cradle of Western Civilization
Today, you will land in the magical land of Greece and begin your adventure through the ancient past. As you exit the terminal, a private driver will be waiting with a smile to assist with your belongings and escort you to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of Athens. Your drive from the airport will be short and sweet, and you will immediately notice the earthy aroma that emanates from the olive groves that surround the city. Your welcoming hosts will be waiting for your arrival, quickly check you in, and show you to your elegant and classically themed room. When you are ready, you can head down to the lobby for a lovely Greek dinner.
Athens – Tour the Temple of Poseidon
Your first stop of the day will be the Acropolis Museum. This highly modernized and chic museum is located at the base of the Acropolis and is the perfect place to begin your tour because it contains an impressive display of well-preserved ancient art and pottery. It also offers a stunning rendition of what the Acropolis actually looked like thousands of years ago. Next, you will make your way to the legendary Acropolis. Eventually, you will enter the Acropolis through the enduring Beule Gate, venture past the elegant Temple of Nike Athena, and ascend to the infamous Parthenon. In the afternoon, you will enjoy an evening trip to the astonishing Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion.
Santorini – Sommelier-Guided Wine Tour
Your flight from Athens to Santorini will be brief but spectacular and will offer a magnificent view of the Greek islands. You will arrive in Santorini in the morning, and when you are ready, you can head down to the lobby to meet your kayaking guide. If it is the right time of season, your guide may even be able to pick some fresh oregano for a personal tasting. In the afternoon, you will indulge in a sommelier-guided wine tour. During your tour, you will be amazed by Santorini's remarkable island countryside as you travel from vineyard to vineyard to savor the aromatic tang of the volcanic-infused grapes. Your journey will conclude at a charming vineyard, where a chef will create a personally prepared wine and food-tasting menu for you.
Santorini – Yacht Fishing Trip and Cook Your Catch
Today, you will put on the finest boating attire and spend the morning sailing across the sea on a fully crewed yacht. Your captain will be an expert navigator, fisherman, and they will be personally familiar with the most beautiful places to stop to fish. To top it off, for lunch, an on-board chef will filet fresh fish for a private sashimi tasting. After your fishing expedition, your crew will pack up all the seafood you caught and transfer it to a world-renowned seafood restaurant in town. When you are rested and ready, you will head back to a restaurant for an afternoon of learning to cook a traditional Santorini seafood dish.
Mykonos – Helicopter Tour to Mykonos
After an early breakfast, you will meet your private driver and be escorted to a small helicopter pad. When you are ready, you will move from the seas to the skies as you travel from Santorini to Mykonos on a private helicopter tour. During your flight, you will be able to cherish the breathtaking sites of Santorini’s underwater volcanoes. You will land in Mykonos in mid-morning, and a personal driver will escort you to your opulent accommodation. In the early afternoon, a comfortable vehicle will pick you up to explore the infamous Delos ruins. You will spend your afternoon uncovering breathtaking sites, such as the House of Cleopatra and the Theatre Quarter.
Mykonos – Mykonos’ Windmill Farm
This morning you will tour the legendary Mykonos Windmill Farms. As you journey to a number of different sites, your guide will detail how these windmills were vital to the island's financial growth because they supplied merchant ships with dried bread. Your final afternoon will be spent the way any final afternoon in Greece should be spent: basking in brilliant sunshine, diving through glistening waters, relaxing on a sandy beach, and soaring over magnificent waters as you windsurf. A skilled windsurfer with decades of experience will help you breeze to success and fly across the Aegean Sea.
Mykonos – Return Home
On your final morning in Greece, you will wake up early enough to savor a roasted coffee while the sun gradually brightens the horizon. The sweet and savory flavors of feta, octopus, and lamb will linger in your thoughts, and world-class recipes that have been passed onto you by your chefs will safely reside in your pocket. When you are packed and ready to depart, your private transfer will meet you in the hotel lobby and help you make your way to the Heraklion International Airport for your flight home.
- Immerse yourself in the classical ingenuity of the Acropolis and cherish a breathtaking sunset at the Temple of Poseidon
- Revel in the salty air as you kayak through the dazzling Aegean Sea over inspiring calderas and past incredible cliff sides
- Savor the distinctive, volcanic and earthy aroma of local grapes on a sommelier-guided Santorini wine tour
- Sail the seas on a yacht and learn to cook your catch with a master Santorini chef
- Fly in a helicopter tour over calderas, underwater volcanoes, and luscious islands as you travel from Santorini to Mykonos
- Unearth the remnants of an ancient past as you excavate the remarkable Apollo Temple
- Soar over the bright blue Aegean Sea as you windsurf Ftelia Beach
Indulge in the vacation of a lifetime as you embark on a weeklong, adventure-driven tour through Greece to experience most of the must-see sights. Throughout your Greek getaway, you will be immersed in the mythos and magic of the legendary Acropolis, inspired by the striking calderas of Santorini, and captivated by the breathtaking countryside of Mykonos. This vacation package offers a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the ancient past, and as always, is entirely customizable at your pleasure.
Your trip will begin in Athens, which is also known as the cradle of Western civilization. Tidbits of philosophy and mythology will fill your mind as you enter the legendary Acropolis and traverse the same steps as Socrates and Plato. Your guide will also engagingly detail the subtle distinctions in architecture and artists as you arrive at the enduring Beule Gate, explore the elegant Temple of Nike Athena, and ascend to the infamous Parthenon. In the afternoon, you will embark on an evening trip to the striking Temple of Poseidon, where you will have the opportunity to unearth this remarkable temple and watch a world-famous Athenian sunset.
The following day, you will depart for the lovely island of Santorini on a private aircraft. During your time here, you can cherish the infamous blue-domed and white villas that line the cliffside on this legendary island while kayaking through the Aegean Sea. That afternoon, you can savor the aromatic tang of the local volcanic, infused grapes during a sommelier-guided wine tour. You will also have the opportunity to sail the seas on a yacht before learning how to cook your catch with a masterful Santorini chef.
For your final destination, you will move from the seas to the skies and travel from Santorini to the mystical island of Mykonos on a helicopter tour. During your flight, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Santorini’s underwater volcanoes and the Greek islands in the distance. You will spend the remainder of your afternoon uncovering magnificent sites, such as the House of Cleopatra and the Theatre Quarter at the Delos Ruins. On your final day in Greece, you will tour the Mykonos Windmill Farms. These beautiful and iconic windmills were constructed in the 16th Century and allowed this island to serve as a vital stopping point for merchants. Your final afternoon will be spent the way any final afternoon in Greece should be spent: basking in the sunshine, diving through the peaceful waters, and relaxing on a sandy beach.
$1,815 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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