Inspiring sunsets, sandy beaches, and ancient love stories will combine for the ultimate romantic tour of Greece with all of the island splendor and legendary luxuries you could wish for. Whether embracing the passion of a spirited getaway or in the wild throes of a honeymoon, your romantic Greece tour will celebrate love and adventure, enchantment, and charm in Athens, Hydra, Chios, and Lesbos. The islands of Greece have captured the hearts of travelers for thousands of years inspiring poets...
Athens – A Romantic Introduction to Greece’s Capital
Your private transfer will meet you at Athens Airport upon your arrival and lead you to your accommodations near the heart of the city. As you drive, you will see how the modern city of Athens remains the symbol of Western Civilization and is still wrapped around the summit of the Acropolis. Ancient Greek temples and Roman theaters decorate the slopes and crown the hilltop with architecture that dates back more than 3,000 years. The gilded mosaics of Byzantine frescoes add an extra layer of luster to the city within the beautiful churches that are scattered between neoclassical structures, antique shops, and contemporary homes.
Settle into your hotel, and then stave off any jet lag as you venture to the top of the famous hill with your guide to see the incredible Acropolis with your own eyes. The Olive Tree of the Pandroseion rises out of the ground between the Erectheion and the Old Temple of Athena Polias. The structure was named after the daughter of the first king of Athens and celebrated the myth of Athena having presented the sacred tree to the city after her victory of Poseidon during their competition for the city. The quiet allure of the tree against the backdrop of the elegant Doric columns and lavish Caryatids of the Erechtheion highlight the beauty of Athens, the importance of Greece, and the wonder of preserved legend.
After visiting the temples, continue to the prominent rocky outcropping along the Acropolis known as the Areopagus. The bare white marble reflects the shifting color of the sky at dusk creating a sensational view of the sunset for the perfect romantic introduction to Athens. It will likely be an early night, so your guide will ensure that you have recommendations for restaurants before leaving the two of you to enjoy your first night in Greece.
Athens – Enjoy a Full Day on the Gorgeous Island of Hydra
Chios – Fly to Chios and Indulge in the Beauty of Mestá at your Leisure
Chios – Discover the Secluded Caves and Remarkable History of Chios
Lesbos – Venture to the Distant and Tranquil Island of Lesbos
Lesbos – Indulge in Romance of Lesbos with an Exploratory Tour
Lesbos – Experience the Splendor of Lesbos at your Preferred Pace
Lesbos – Return to Athens and Depart for Home
- Wander through the history and preserved wonder of the island of Hydra where locals still use water taxis and donkeys as transport
- Experience the legendary grandeur of the Acropolis in Athens to blend history and mythology before indulging in a sunset at the Areopagus
- Discover the unique natural history of Lesbos at the Petrified Forest where volcanic activity has turned the living trees into statuesque fossils
- Visit a traditional mastic farm on Chios, the only place in the world where the specific bush grows and where locals use the bark to produce a liqueur
- Indulge in the romantic atmosphere of Mestá, a medieval castle town on Chios celebrated a tight network of houses with connecting rooftops
- Uncover the fabulous Byzantine churches and stunning artwork scattered across the villages of Lesbos
- Explore the 150-million-year-old Cave of Sykia Olymbi for a sensational panorama of the natural elements sculpting the rock into grand stalactites
- Travel into Turkey for a fascinating trip to the bustling bazaar at Ayvalik for traditional regional goods and customary ambiance
The Greek islands have a reputation as a passionate culture, and your 8-day romantic Greece tour will immerse you in the incredible charm, natural beauty, and sophisticated heritage that spans thousands of years. From the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea to the iconic temples of Athens, you will spend enchanting evenings together listening to the soothing sounds of the lapping waves with captivating days spent inside traditional villages. Whether a honeymoon, anniversary, or stolen getaway, the luxuries of Greece and its islands will bring the perfect experience for you both.
Your beautiful adventure in Greece will begin with two nights spent in Athens. The bustling city welcomes you with a tour of the Acropolis, the fascinating summit on which the Parthenon stands. By visiting in the late afternoon, you can stay and watch the gorgeous sunset from an outcropping attached to the historic archeological site. Travel by ferry to Hydra the next day to stroll along the cobbled lanes that wind around the small harbor. Relish the classic taverns, historical architecture, and remarkable Byzantine churches spread across the rolling mountains and coastline of the island.
The charming island of Chios will then sweep you into a landscape of remote beaches, stunning villages, and fascinating cultural heritage found in the lush hills, the turquoise waters, and the unique properties of the mastic bush. Two nights on the island will introduce you to the romance of Byzantine villages with the tower homes and secluded beaches, as well as the specific herbaceous and sweet flavor of the mastika liqueur. Continue to the magnificent island of Lesbos for a romantic discovery of an island paradise that has long inspired poets and writers. Whether basking in the sunsets or traveling to the nearby Turkish coastline to enjoy the fascinating bazaar, relaxing with a couple’s spa treatment or wandering through the Petrified Forest, the island’s ambiance casts a captivating spell. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Greece, and see how you can customize your own dream vacation.
$1,995 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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