On this week-long Greece tour in June, prepare to be immersed in the mythos and magic of the legendary Acropolis. This trip seamlessly combines the must-see sights of Greece with a variety of hands-on activities in order to ensure you and your partner remember this experience for the rest of your lives. Follow in the footsteps of Socrates and Plato, relax on secluded beaches in Mykonos, and indulge in a yacht expedition on the Aegean Sea.
Athens – Arrive in Athens
As your plane slowly descends, months of anticipation will begin to dissipate immediately. When you exit the terminal, a private driver will be waiting to greet you, assist with your belongings, and escort you to your hotel. When you arrive at your elegant hotel in the heart of Athens, your gracious hosts will take your bags up to your room. The hotel will also offer you and your partner a marvelous traditional Greek dinner consisting of Greek salad, octopus, and pistachio baklava.
Athens – The Temple of Poseidon
This morning, you will walk to several sacred sites. Your first stop of the day will be the famed Acropolis Museum. This Museum sits at the base of the Acropolis and is the perfect starting point because it offers an immersive visual display of what the Acropolis Temples looked like thousands of years ago. You will then ascend to the Acropolis by entering through the Beule Gate, exploring the Temple of Nike Athena, and ultimately discovering the infamous Parthenon. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to the remarkable Temple of Poseidon.
Santorini – Sommelier-Guided Wine Tasting
This morning, you will delight in a helicopter tour from Athens to Santorini. As you soar over the sea, you can marvel at the remarkable sight of 6,000 distinct Greek islands scattered against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea. Soon, you will arrive in Santorini, which will allow you time to check-in to your hotel and explore the town. In the afternoon, a sommelier will escort you on an enchanting wine tasting. After a truly enlightening day of exploring and tasting Santorini's remarkable countryside, your sommelier will guide you back to your hotel for the evening.
Santorini – Sail the Seas on a Yacht
This morning, you will sail the seas on a fully crewed yacht. During your time on the sea, you can bask in the sunshine and salty air as you glide over inspiring calderas and pass breathtaking cliffs. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel, fish, or dock at a secluded beach. For lunch, your on-board chef will prepare fresh fish for you and your partner. Around mid-afternoon, you will return to the dock, and a driver will be waiting to escort you to your hotel. This afternoon both of you will be transferred to a world-class spa. You will then be directed to a private terrace where you and your partner can share a glass of local wine and cherish the incredible view of Santorini.
Mykonos – Relax on the Beach
No trip to Greece would be complete without a proper beach day, and Mykonos is the perfect place to accomplish this. You can spend your morning dipping your toes in the turquoise water and diving through the crystal-clear sea. After a wonderful morning at the beach, you will be chauffeured back to your hotel to relax and change into walking attire. Your afternoon will be the perfect time to shop for family or friends at the enchanting part of Old Town, which is better known as Little Venice.
Mykonos – Cook with a Master Chef
This morning, your guide will escort you to the remarkable Windmills of Kato Mili. These windmills were initially built in the 16th Century and continue to represent a massive shift in power and economy for the people of Mykonos. Your final evening will be spent the way any final evening in Greece should be: fine dining. A private master Santorini chef will teach you how to prepare a traditional Greek dish that consists of Greek salad, lamb, and pistachio baklava. After a charming final evening, a driver will escort you and your partner back to your hotel.
Mykonos – Departure
This morning, the hotel will provide breakfast, and shortly after, a private escort will take you to the airport. Even though you are heading home, the mystic, antiquity, and serenity of this enduring and vibrant country will rekindle a passion that will burn long after you return home.
- Tidbits of philosophy and mythology will fall into your hands as you walk the same steps as Socrates and Plato and discover the legendary Acropolis
- Allow the mythos and magic of the day to fade away while you share a glass of wine and cherish an Athenian sunset at the Temple of Poseidon
- Revel in the breathtaking views of the Cyclades Islands on a helicopter tour from Athens to Santorini
- Sail past inspiring calderas and remarkable island cliffs on a luxurious yacht
- Bask in the soothing sunshine and dive through crystal-clear water at a renowned white sand beach on Mykonos
- Savor the subtle complexity of a traditional Greek meal on a guided cooking lesson with a master chef
- Discover the inspirational Windmills of Kato Mili and meander through the maze of artesian shops, cafes, and jewelers in the enchanting Little Venice
This luxurious weeklong Greece tour perfectly encapsulates the wonder, mystique, and serenity of Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos. Greece is a country where history does not just exist in the past; it courses through every activity, building, and site that you will encounter. This handcrafted vacation combines remarkable adventures with charismatic guides in order to leave you and your partner with an unforgettable experience.
Your adventure will begin in Athens. Here, tidbits of philosophy and divinity will fill your mind as you begin your ascent to the legendary Acropolis. Today will be your day to give praise to one of the most culturally significant sites in history. As you and your partner walk through each temple, you will realize that you are not just learning of the past but living in it. In the afternoon, you will take a private ferry to the island of Paros to witness an Athenian sunset at the Temple of Poseidon.
The next stop on your itinerary will be the chic island of Santorini. Your travel from Athens to Santorini will be a treat because you will take to the skies on a private helicopter tour. During your time in Santorini, you will have the opportunity to sail the seas on a fully crewed yacht, delight in a couples massage at a world-class spa, and savor the herbaceous aroma of Santorini grapes on a sommelier-guided wine tour.
Your final destination will be the mystical island of Mykonos. No vacation to Greece is complete without a proper beach day, and fortunately for you, Mykonos is infamous for its pristine and secluded white sand beaches. You will also spend an afternoon meandering through the maze of artesian shops, cafes, and jewelers in a part of Old Town that is better known as Little Venice. On the final day of your trip, you will discover the charming and picturesque Windmills of Kato Mili before spending your afternoon learning how to prepare a delectable Greek meal consisting of Greek salad, lamb, and pistachio baklava.
$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.
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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