This luxurious 7-day excursion to Athens and Santorini is the ideal way to spend your vacation deep in the heart of two of Greece’s most spectacular locales. When it comes to vacation destinations, the world has so many to choose from, but few places offer a wealth of versatility quite like Greece. Soar over Santorini in a private helicopter, partake in private painting and cooking courses, escape for a spa day, and indulge in a wine tour.
Athens – Private Painting Class
When you land in Athens, your private driver will transfer you to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. Once you have settled in, you will be escorted to a private painting lesson and tutorial with a master painter. This painting session will also take place a stone’s throw from the world-famous Acropolis, and the landmark will be the subject of your masterpiece. Once your artwork is complete, your evening will culminate with a delicious meal.
Athens – Learn a Traditional Greek Dance
Today, you will embark on a gourmet tour to uncover Athens’ delicious eateries. Your private guide will lead you to secret cafes, eateries, and artisan vendors that only the locals know about, which not many tours can experience. Once your culinary tour has finished, your next step will be a private dance class, which is where you will learn a traditional Greek dance from a master dance teacher. You will also be wined and dined by your teacher, which will provide you the unique opportunity to really feel what it is like to share an authentic meal with a local resident.
Athens – Yoga on Mt. Lycabettus and E-Bike Tour
This morning’s excursion will be a leisurely hike up Mt. Lycabettus. Your private guide will meet and lead you to the summit, where a private yoga session will act as your climb’s reward. After your final salutation, you will enjoy a gourmet picnic brunch. The rest of the afternoon will be filled with a wealth of ancient Greek history as you hop on an E-bike for a history-based tour of Athens. The highlight of your tour will come at the end. You will indulge in a luxurious hammam experience, which is a pampering moment that you are sure to adore. After you emerge from the hammam with renewed energy and a resplendent glow, your private driver will return you to your hotel.
Athens – Spa Day and Cooking Course
Today will have you luxuriating in the healing waters of Lake Vouliagmeni, which are located not too far from the outskirts of Athens. After arriving at the lake, you will be able to spend the day being pampered amid one of Greece’s natural wonders. Lake Vouliagmeni is a thermal spa hot springs setting, which possesses waters that are said to be full of nutrients and minerals. You will also be introduced to the amazing phenomenon of Garra Rufa, which is otherwise known by the locals as Doctor Fish. These small fish live in the lake’s waters and are naturally inclined to nibble away any dead skin cells on your body. You can even indulge in a spa pedicure while these critters work their magic on your tired feet.
Santorini – Wine Tour of Santorini
Today, you will transfer to Santorini in a private helicopter. The moment you arrive in Santorini, your private driver will transfer you to your luxurious island accommodation. After checking in, you will waste no time in diving into your first delightful island experience, which will be a wine tour of the best wineries that Santorini has to offer. At a trio of wineries, you will witness the process of wine production from grape to wine glass in addition to taking a stroll through lush vineyards. You will also be able to sample some of the wineries’ best vintages
Santorini – Snorkel, Sail, and More
Today, you will be able to charter a yacht, which will allow you to spend your final full day as you choose. With a private captain and crew at your demand, your day’s agenda will be yours to decide. You can go swimming, snorkeling, or paddleboarding in addition to being able to relax on deck. You can also indulge in sightseeing with popular destinations being Santorini’s famed Hot Springs. During the day and at your desired time, two delicious meals will be served on board and will be specifically catered to your particular tastes.
Santorini – Departure
Greece will have been excellent to you this week, and as you wake to your final morning in this heavenly locale, you will most certainly be reluctant to leave. You will be provided with one last breakfast before departing for home. After finishing your last meal of the trip, your private driver will deliver you to Santorini airport.
- Soar high over Santorini on a private helicopter ride from Athens, taking in the awe-inspiring coastline views of one of the world’s most stunning islands
- Channel your inner Monet as you create a watercolor at the base of the Acropolis under the private tutelage of a master painter
- Greet the morning with a brisk and refreshing hike up Mt. Lycabettus and be rewarded with a private yoga session amid a backdrop of breathtaking views
- Learn how to make an authentic Grecian dish as you roll up your sleeves and a master chef leads you step-by-step through the creation of a secret family recipe
- Escape the city for a private spa day in Lake Vouliagmeni, where fascinating fish that are believed to have healing and therapeutic powers will work their magic on you amid luxurious amenities and natural beauty
- Enjoy a private yacht for an entire day of snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, mud bathing, and visiting some of Santorini’s finest beaches
- Sip and savor your way through Santorini’s gorgeous countryside as you visit several wineries and sample their gourmet blends while learning about how the wine is produced
Whether it be the mystery that accompanies its mythological roots, the intrigue that its historical past incites, or the fascination that its amazing food and culture excites, Greece has a way of utterly enthralling all who visit it. That is why it is the ideal destination for your luxurious, 7-day getaway is this enigmatic country that will surely captivate and bewitch you. This exciting adventure in Greece offers you everything that you could desire in a dream destination.
Upon arriving in Athens, you will waste no time in diving into your first exciting experience, which will be a private painting session at the Acropolis with a master painter. The best part is that you will get to enjoy an al fresco meal at that same gorgeous locale once your painting session has concluded. Your first full day in Athens will be filled with flavor, fun, and fascinating facts as you embark on a gourmet tour that will lead you on a delicious journey of discovery through Athens’ neighborhoods. Your culinary expedition will also allow you to trace the roots of Grecian food in addition to sampling a plethora of eclectic dishes. Fast on the heels of your culinary adventure will provide you with a festive evening of Grecian dancing during a private lesson. Your real fun will be had after the lesson, which is when your professional dance teacher will host you for an authentic Greek dinner, creating for a true connection and shared memory that will last a lifetime.
The following morning will find you greeting the sun on an invigorating hike up Mt. Lycabettus. Upon reaching the summit, you will enjoy a yoga session that will be followed by a fabulous brunch with jaw-dropping views of Athens. An e-bike history tour will further enlighten and amaze you as you are regaled with Greece’s storied past. A luxurious spa day awaits you on day four. You will head to Lake Vouliagmeni, where you will bask in the sunshine, swim in its healing waters, and experience the beloved and bizarre treatment of natural fish that are said to bring miraculous health benefits to everything that they encounter. Your day of pampering will be followed by an equally enjoyable private cooking class that will delight your palette. During your cooking class, you will learn how to concoct an authentic Greek meal.
After your cooking class, it will be time to head to Santorini. After arriving via private helicopter, you will be whisked away on a private wine tour that will lead you to several wineries for sampling and sipping until sunset. An entire day of luxuriating and relaxing on a private yacht will be waiting for you on your final day in Greece. You will be free to spend your time swimming, snorkeling, sailing, and even spoiling yourself in a magical mud bath. Your wish will be the captain’s and crew’s command.
Throughout your entire Grecian getaway, you will be staying in the lap of luxury in the most luxurious accommodations while also having a private driver transport you to and from wherever you need to go. Everything about this trip is customizable, so you can adjust anything and everything to better suit your moods and desires once you are in Greece. Therefore, the only thing that you will have to decide will be what dress or suit you would like to wear out to your next gourmet dinner.
$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.
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