Go beyond the traditional idea of Greece and into the essentials on this custom vacation tailored to show you the life of Athens and the islands. The vibrant blue roofs and whitewashed homes sit along the precipice overlooking a caldera. The lavish pillars of the Parthenon watch over the ancient city of Athens. The crystal waters of Mykonos brush against the shore. Spend your days experiencing the best of Greece, from the perfect views to the fabulous beaches, from the ancient ruins to the modern...
Athens – A Welcomed Sight
The morning sun glistens over the rolling arid hills that surround Athens. In the airport you will be greeted by a private transfer that will take you directly to your hotel within the center of the city. The freshness of the earth and lingering scent of olive groves wraps around the hills. White stone cascades along the mountains filled with marble that has been quarried for thousands of years. From the street you can see the Acropolis rising above the city, the pillars of the Parthenon proud and sturdy against the sands of time. Spend time strolling through the neighborhood of Anafiotika. Sitting along the slope of the Acropolis, the neighborhood gives you the first taste of the Cyclades, with whitewashed walls and charming narrow, pebbled paths. The creamy aroma of olive oil brushes against the bougainvillea and welcomes you to Greece.
Athens – Inescapable Charm
Athens – Old to New
Mykonos – No More Pillars Ashore
Mykonos – Essentially Cyclades
Mykonos – The Classics of Mykonos
Santorini – When Blue Roofs Shine
Santorini – Quintessential Now
Santorini – When Everything’s Better
Santorini – Journey Home
- Visit the wondrous temples of the Acropolis that overlook Athens
- Lounge along the luxurious sands of Mykonos
- Walk along the ancient history of Delos where Greek gods were born
- Witness the unparalleled views of Santorini overlooking the caldera
- Enjoy a stroll along the famous white walls and blue roofs of Santorini
- Taste the luscious flavors of Santorini cuisine, rich from the volcanic soil
The ideas of Greece have always been rounded into certain images: the Parthenon, whitewashed walls with blue roofs, and baklava. These are the quintessential pictures in your head waiting to be seen, touched, and tasted. On this 11-day tour of Greece you will find that there is so much more vibrancy and life to Greece waiting for you along the cliffs of Santorini, the shores of Mykonos, and the gilded streets of Athens. Witness the essentials of Greece and have the experience of lifetime.
Begin your wondrous journey through Greece with your arrival in Athens. Antiquity looms large along the streets and within the sky, rising over the city center. Tour through the Golden Age of Greece and see the Parthenon. Venture around the city’s diverse neighborhoods that often sit within the shadow of the Acropolis, filled with contemporary history and a particular essence, like the bazaar of Monastiraki. When the cityscape begins to become faint in the distance it is because you have made your way to the island of Mykonos.
The beaches of Mykonos are famed for their luxuries and opulence. The sands are warm and the water is clear. The town winds and meanders, once a deterrent for pirates that now lends a charming spirit to the island. With some excitement the island is yours to explore, including the nearby ruins on the island of Delos where gods were born and raised. The beaches of Mykonos will find themselves disappearing into the horizon as you land on the cliffs of Santorini. The whitewashed walls and blue roofs give you the picturesque view you have seen in photos. There is no limit to the brilliance that you can see on the island, from ancient cities to breathtaking views, sunset cruises to wine tasting. Greece is diverse, stunning, and unparalleled; take the chance to witness the essential Greece…and more.
$3,245 per person (excluding international flights)
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