Windmill in Mykonos, Greece

Greek Island Paradise and Gourmet Gastronomy Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Greece

Places Visited

Athens, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini

Suggested Duration

7 Days

This immersive 7-day vacation will allow you to explore the gorgeous islands of Mykonos, Naxos, and Santorini. Indulge in the islands’ savory food and wine. The cuisine of Greece has been perfected over thousands of years, and the delicious flavors of the country can be experienced with a trip to its premier islands. Indulge in the flavors of Greece and its celebrated islands, learn the techniques of traditional Greek cooking, and savor the delicious wines of Santorini.

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the flavors of Athens on a private tour of the Central Market, where you will be immersed in the culture of the city
  • Marvel at the historical village of Ano Mera, which is home to the remains of the ancient 13th-century Gyzi Castle
  • Learn the techniques of traditional Greek cooking from professional chefs during a private cooking class in Mykonos
  • Discover the delectable cheeses of Naxos, which are known for their sharp and delicious flavors during an exclusive culinary tour of the island
  • Watch the spectacular sunset over the Aegean Sea with a visit to the village of Oia on the island of Santorini
  • Explore the impressive volcano of Nea Kameni, which an interesting island near Santorini
  • Savor the delicious wines of Santorini, which revered for their remarkable flavors during an exclusive wine tour

Detailed Description

The stunning islands of Greece are known for their beauty, beaches, and gorgeous landscapes. They are also just as recognized for their delicious cuisine as they are for their spectacular scenery. This immersive 7-day food and wine tour will begin when you land at Athens International Airport. Upon your arrival, you will have an afternoon and evening to discover the fare of Greece’s capital city, wasting no time in immersing you in the country’s cuisine. After checking in at your hotel, an expert guide will begin your afternoon tour, which will feature a visit to Plaka and the Central Market. Plaka is one of the oldest parts of the city and is known for its intriguing boutiques. Here, you will explore the custom goods for sale before your tour continues to the Central Market of Athens. At the Central Market, you will dive into the food of the city as the delectable smells guide you through the rows of fresh meat and seafood.

On the morning of day two, excitement will mount as you set off after breakfast for the Greek island of Mykonos. You will travel in the lap of luxury via private boat, which will glide across the peaceful Aegean Sea. Upon your arrival in Mykonos, you will be whisked away to your luxurious accommodation, which will be your home for the next two nights. On your first afternoon on the island, you will be led on a private tour with a local guide. A visit to the island’s ancient windmills will begin your journey before you explore the historical allure of the village of Ano Mera. The following day, you will relax and unwind at the gorgeous Ornos Beach. Here, the golden sand and sparkling water will be pure luxury. In the afternoon, you will indulge in the cuisine of the island during an exclusive cooking class. A local restaurant will provide the ultimate setting as you learn the tips of traditional Greek cooking from professional chefs. Once every dish is prepared, you will indulge in the fruits of your labor. It will be a tasty, memorable, and an excellent way to begin your last night on the island.

After the sun rises over Mykonos on day four, you will depart for the next stunning island of Naxos. After checking in at your hotel, you will embark on a culinary tour in the afternoon, which will have you visiting two remarkable local farms. The first will allow you to taste the cheeses of Naxos, and the second will provide you with an up-close look and taste of organic fruits and vegetables. The following day, you will board your private boat to set off for your final island destination of Santorini. Your firsts sights of the island will be beautiful, and you may be captivated by this amazing destination before you reach your waterfront hotel.

A private tour of the island will highlight your afternoon. During your tour, you will visit the villages of Megalochori, Fira, and Oia. From the signature white and blue homes to intriguing shops and stunning views, you will experience all these villages have to offer. On the sixth day of your getaway, you will tour of the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Your exhilarating tour of Nea Kameni will lead you to the top of the volcano’s crater, which may become an instant lifelong memory. Once back in Santorini, you will embark on a private wine tour in the afternoon. Three of the island’s premier wineries will be on your itinerary, and you will indulge in exclusive tours and tastings at each location. On day seven, private transfers will lead you to Athens International Airport for the return flight. Although you will not want the trip to end, you will head home knowing that you tasted your way through the Greek Islands and experienced all they have to offer during this unforgettable vacation.

Starting Price

$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.

What's Included

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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