Oia town on Santorini Island in Greece

Perfect One-Week Greece Itinerary for Seniors: Athens, Santorini & Crete

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Countries Visited

Greece

Places Visited

Athens, Santorini, Crete

Suggested Duration

7 Days

On this 7-day vacation for Senior travelers through Athens, Santorini, and Crete, you will be immersed in the mythology, philosophy, and architecture of the ancient Greeks, captivated by the delicacy and complexity of the local wine and cuisine, and inspired by the spectacular landscapes. Explore the legendary Acropolis, sail through the bright blue Aegean Sea on a luxury yacht, and venture from vineyard to vineyard on a wine tour with a private sommelier. This weeklong vacation seamlessly combines...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the trove of ancient artifacts in the modernized National Archaeology Museum
  • Immerse yourself in the myths and magic of the gods at the legendary Acropolis
  • Bask in Greece's revitalizing sunshine while kayaking over crystal-clear waters and inspiring calderas
  • Savor the subtle complexity of a traditional Santorini meal by learning to cook with a world-renowned master chef
  • Indulge in the sweet and dry delicacy of Santorini's local grapes during a guided wine tour with a sommelier
  • Delight in the refreshing, salty air as you sail through the Aegean Sea to Crete on a catamaran
  • Admire the breathtaking views of Venetian harbors and castles as you explore the remarkable city of Chania

Detailed Description

During this exciting, 7-day vacation, you will embark on a relaxing and luxurious tour through Athens, Santorini, and Crete, where you will be immersed in the myths and magic of the ancient Greeks, delighted by Mediterranean cuisine, and enthused by the remarkable countryside. You will explore the legendary Acropolis, sail the seas on a luxury yacht, and venture from vineyard to vineyard on a guided wine tour with a sommelier.

Your vacation will begin in Athens, and as you walk out of the terminal, your personal driver will be waiting to greet you with a large sign. They will help gather your belongings and escort you to your luxurious accommodation, which will be located in the heart of the city. Your privately guided tour of Athens will begin the next morning at the National Archeology Museum. This Museum will be the perfect place to begin your discovery of Greece because it contains one of the most impressive collections of ancient Greek artifacts in the world. During your tour, your guide will help you to build a foundation as to how Greece's vibrant and lasting culture fits together. You will then begin your ascent to the legendary Acropolis, where you will learn tidbits of philosophy, mythology, and history as you walk the same marbled steps as Plato and Aristotle.

The following morning, you will depart for Santorini on a private aircraft. As you soar over the Aegean Sea, you will enjoy the spectacular view of Greece's islands, which are scattered across the sea. After you land, you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can relax, change, and prepare for an afternoon of kayaking. You will also have the luxury of cooking a traditional Santorini meal with a local master chef, strolling through the enchanting town of Oia, and embarking on a guided wine tour with a sommelier.

To reach your final destination, you will bask in the sea and sunshine as you sail from Santorini to Crete on a fully crewed catamaran. Once you arrive, your first activity will a tour of the Palace of Knossos. This mysterious Palace is supposedly the oldest in Europe, and you will appreciate the Palace's elegant and colorful design. Your final day will be spent in the charming town of Chania. There is so much to do and see in this city, so you will have to decide whether you want to discover a stunning exhibit at the prominent Archeological Museum, to stroll through the lively Venetian harbor, to embark on an underwater excursion on a submarine tour, or to bask in the sunshine at a peaceful beach. Whatever you choose, this will be your final day in Greece, and Chania perfectly captures the heart of this vibrant and enduring nation, making it the perfect destination to culminate your 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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