Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Naxos, Santorini, Crete
Dates are customizable for private departures.
This luxurious 10-day journey of Greece and its islands is designed to uncover the best historical and cultural attractions. The islands of Greece are the ideal combination of beauty and history. Steeped in centuries of culture, they are the ultimate destination for an immersive vacation. Sail across the Aegean Sea, explore the Acropolis, and bask in the tranquility of Greece’s hot springs.
Athens – Visit the National Archaeological Museum
Your luxurious, 10-day adventure that was designed to immerse you in the culture and history of Greece will begin when you land at Athens International Airport. Upon your arrival, a private transfer will lead you to your centrally located and luxurious hotel. After having time to check-in, your private tour will lead you to the National Archaeological Museum. As you begin to stroll through the many exhibits with your private guide, you will feel the history that emanates from every room. Once your remarkable tour concludes, you can indulge in your first dinner in Greece.
Athens – Discover the Acropolis
When you are ready, your private guide will lead you on a tour of the legendary Acropolis. One of the endless highlights of your tour will be your opportunity for an up-close view of the famous Parthenon. This quintessential example of Greek construction and history will be the perfect place to end the first leg of your tour. Your tour will then continue with a private visit to the Acropolis Museum. Stunning examples of Greek statues, columns, and sculptures can be found around every corner, and by the end of your tour, you will feel entirely immersed in the history and culture of Greece.
Mykonos – Arrive in Mykonos and Guided Tour
After breakfast, excitement will mount as you prepare to set off for the first Greek Island of your trip. When you are ready, you will sail across the Aegean Sea to the island of Mykonos. Upon your arrival, you will be whisked away to your luxurious accommodation, where you will have some time to settle in before being led on an intriguing tour of the island. Your tour will lead you to the Kato Milli area and the Village of Ano Mera. In Kato Milli, you will be provided with the opportunity to explore the island’s age-old windmills, and, in Ano Mera, you will further explore the history of the island with visits to Panagia Tourliani and Gyzi Castle.
Mykonos – Exclusive Tour of Delos
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, you will board a private boat and begin the enjoyable ride across the sea. During your transfer, you will be able to feel the warmth of the sun as it reflects off your face and the calming water. Upon your arrival in Delos, you will be led on an immersive tour. The island is believed to be the birthplace of the Greek god, Apollo, and you will explore the remains of multiple temples, which were dedicated to him. Your tour will then continue to the area of the Sacred Lake and Terrace of Lions, where you will learn about the history of where the lake once thrived. After lunch, you will continue your tour with a discovery of the Archeological Museum.
Naxos – Exclusive Tour of Naxos
Breakfast at your hotel will be provided, and soon after, it will be time to head to the private boat to set sail for your next island destination of Naxos. Upon your arrival in Naxos, you will be led to your luxurious hotel, which will be situated on the water. After checking in, your exploration of the history and culture of the island will begin with a private tour. Your first stop will be the Village of Sangri. The highlight of this historic village will be the Temple of Demeter, and its ruins date back to the sixth century BC. The next part of your tour will lead you to a nearby pottery workshop, where you can learn from master artisans as they craft beautiful pieces of pottery.
Santorini – Arrive in Santorini for a Private Tour
After breakfast at your hotel, you will set off for the next island destination of Santorini. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your luxurious accommodation. After checking in, your expert guide will lead you on a private tour of the island. As you begin to travel around the city’s roads, you will venture to the ancient site of Akrotiri. The area was only recently unearthed in the 20th century after having been buried under volcanic ash for hundreds of years. After experiencing the history of the island, you will explore the rich culture of Santorini by visiting the popular villages of Fira and Oia. Fira is known for its many stores and shops that are typically full of artisan goods.
Santorini – Private Cruise and visit Nea Kameni
After breakfast this morning, you will embark on a private cruise to visit the nearby island of Nea Kameni. During your cruise, you will pass by spectacular landscapes and breathtaking scenery, and the morning will easily pass as you bask in the sun and sip on a glass of champagne. Once the boat arrives on the island of Nea Kameni, your private guide will begin your exclusive tour. The first part of your tour will be a climb to the island’s impressive volcano. The impressive views will become a lifelong memory, and as you travel down the volcano, your tour will continue with a visit and dip in the island’s refreshing hot springs. You will have as much time as you desire to spend in the peaceful pools.
Crete – Tour Heraklion Archaeological Museum
After breakfast at your hotel, you will board a private boat to begin your picturesque journey to your final island destination of Crete. Upon your arrival, you will be whisked away to your luxurious accommodation before being led on an exclusive tour of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. This museum is considered to be one of the best museums around the world, and your visit will be intriguing and memorable. As your expert guide begins to lead you around the exhibits, you will feel the history and culture pulsing from every room. Once your incredible tour concludes, you can continue to discover what Crete has to offer, and your guide can provide you with excellent dining recommendations as well.
Crete – Discover Knossos Palace
You can begin the day with a warm cup of coffee and fresh breakfast before venturing out for the day’s exclusive tour. When you are ready, your guide will greet you and begin your journey to Knossos Palace. Knossos is considered to be the largest archeological site on the island, and the palace is a quintessential example of the architecture and culture of the ancient Minoan civilization. The palace was one of the largest buildings that the Minoans ever constructed, and you will learn more about the history of the Minoans while you stroll through the ruins with your expert guide. After viewing the last remarkable artifact, you will return to your hotel, and the balance of the day will be at leisure.
Crete – Depart for Home
There will be time for one more stroll through the roads of the island before you leave this morning. With coffee in hand, you can explore a few more ancient sites and scenic views before returning to your hotel for your transfer to Heraklion Airport. Here, you will have a brief flight to Athens International Airport, where you will catch your connecting flight home.
- Visit the National Archaeological Museum, which is home to endless Greek artifacts
- Explore the sights of the Acropolis during an exclusive tour, including the legendary Parthenon
- Discover the historical sites of the Village of Ano Mera, including the ancient Panagia Tourliani and Gyzi Castle
- Traverse through the fascinating ruins of Delos, which is a gorgeous island near Mykonos
- Marvel at the stone details and frescoes of Panagia Drosiani, which is one of the oldest churches in Greece
- Journey around the ancient settlement of Akrotiri during a private tour of Santorini
- Venture to the crater of a volcano and swim in relaxing hot springs
- Indulge in a tour of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which is considered to be one of the best museums in the world
- Explore the remains of Knossos Palace, which was one of the largest structures built by the ancient Minoan civilization
Steeped in history and full of incredible landscapes, the islands of Greece are the ideal destination for an unforgettable vacation. Your luxurious 10-day adventure is designed to explore the best historical and cultural attractions of the islands. You will begin when you land in Athens, where you will have two nights. Once you have checked in to your centrally located hotel, your first afternoon will feature an exclusive tour of the National Archaeological Museum. Here, you will experience your first discoveries of the history and culture of Greece as you marvel at the many artifacts on display. The following day, your journey will continue with a private tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. During your tour, you will surely admire every ruin and remain that you see.
On the morning of day three, you will set off for the first amazing Greek Island of your trip. You will travel across the Aegean Sea in pure luxury as your speed boat leads you to the gorgeous island of Mykonos. A guided tour of the island will lead you to its ancient windmills and to the Village of Ano Mera, which will be filled with historical attractions. The following day, you will transfer to the nearby island of Delos. Delos is a fascinating island, and during your private tour, you will explore the island’s best sites, including the remains of various temples, marvelous statues, and its Archaeological Museum. The following morning, you will venture to Naxos. During your stay here, you will be provided with the opportunity to tour the iconic sites of the island, including the villages of Sangri and Damalas. From the age-old churches to the restored olive mills, every aspect of the island will be interesting and memorable.
On day six, you will sail to your next destination of Santorini. This fascinating island will prove to be the perfect combination of beauty and culture. During a private tour, you will be led to the ancient site of Akrotiri, which is home to numerous ruins that will be the highlight of the tour. The next day, you will visit the island of Nea Kameni. The island is known for its volcanic terrain, and an exhilarating climb to the summit of the volcano’s crater will be awe-inspiring. Before your visit concludes, you will also be provided with the opportunity to swim in the island’s hot springs. Your wonderful journey will then continue to your final island destination of Crete. Your stay on Greece’s largest island will feature private tours of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Knossos Palace. Finally, on the morning of day ten, a short flight will lead you back to Athens International Airport, where you will catch your connecting flight home.
$2,595 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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