When one thinks of beautiful and romantic locations, the stunning Greek islands most likely come to the forefront of your mind. This luxurious, 7-day excursion to Greece’s premier islands is designed especially for couples. A brief stay in Athens begins your trip before you travel in luxury to the gorgeous islands of Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini. Exclusive tours, dinners for two, and spectacular sea views will be found on every island. Add in the delicious food and idyllic beaches, and you have...
Athens – Arrive in Athens and Private Tour of Acropolis with Dinner
Greece and its beautiful islands exude luxury and romance in addition to being the perfect destination for a couple’s trip. Your fantastic, week-long couple’s vacation to the Greek islands will begin when you land at Athens International Airport. Upon your arrival, a private transfer will whisk you away to your luxurious hotel that will be ideally located in the capital city. Once acquainted with your new surroundings, your expert guide will arrive to lead you on a private tour of the ancient Acropolis. As you are led around this iconic site, you can see age-old temples like Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the famous Parthenon. During your tour, you can marvel at the Parthenon’s architecture and design before your guide leads you to the impressive Theatre of Dionysus, which is considered to be the first theater in the world. Once your tour for the day concludes, you will be led to an authentic restaurant for the first of many romantic dinners. The candlelit table will be set in an idyllic atmosphere for a memorable meal for two. You will indulge in the delicious eggplant and meat casserole, which is known as moussaka, while you sip on a delicious glass of wine. Then, you will finish your meal with a sweet dessert before you return to your hotel for the rest of the night.
Mykonos – Arrive in Mykonos and Wine Tasting
This morning, you can watch the beautiful sunrise from your hotel room as your second day in Athens begins. After a hearty breakfast, it will be time to transfer to the port, where you will board a private, high-speed boat that will take you to your first island destination of Mykonos. You will be able to feel the cool, sea breeze as you coast over the peaceful waters, and the signature whitewashed and quaint roads of Mykonos will welcome you upon arrival to the island. Before venturing out, you will check-in to your luxurious hotel with scenic views of the sea and gorgeous landscape. Once you have unpacked and become acclimated to your hotel, you can begin to explore the streets of the island, and Mykonos will quickly captivate you. Later in the afternoon, you will be escorted to a nearby farmhouse for an exclusive wine tasting. A professional, local sommelier will introduce you to the unique and delicious varieties of Greek wine as you learn about the winemaking process. Robust red and crisp white blends will dazzle your taste buds, and you will savor every sip as you discover your favorite blend. After your wonderful tasting experience concludes, you will spend the rest of the evening at your leisure as you continue to explore this intriguing island. A romantic nighttime stroll around the dimly lit roads will be a perfect way to end your day.
Mykonos – Explore the Island and Panormos Beach
The delectable smell of freshly brewed coffee will be a welcoming wake-up call on the morning of day three. After you indulge in a hot coffee and fresh pastry for breakfast, your expert guide will arrive to begin your private tour of some of the island’s most popular towns and attractions. The white and blue homes and storefronts will line the streets as you begin to uncover all the fascinating places on Mykonos. You will soon arrive at an area that is known as Kato Milli, which is the location of the island’s old windmills. You will admire these symbols of the island before exploring some of the shops and boutiques in the Town. Your tour will then continue to the area that is known as Little Venice. Considered to be one of the most romantic spots on Mykonos, this area features beautiful homes that are perfectly located along the sea. One of the many cafes along the water’s edge will be an ideal place to pause for a romantic lunch.
Later in the afternoon, your guide will lead you to the stunning Panormos Beach, where you will have several hours to relax and unwind in this amazing location. Time will easily pass as you absorb the sun’s rays and crystal-clear waters for the rest of the day.
Paros – Arrive in Paros and Day at Leisure
You will be able to feel the warmth of the sunlight as it shines through your hotel room window this morning. After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will set out for Paros, which is the next island destination on the docket for your island adventure. First, you will board a private boat for the short but enjoyable ride, and the boat will easily glide over the serene waters. Paros is situated on a mountain and was known in the past for its gorgeous marble. Upon your arrival to the island, you will be escorted to the luxurious hotel, and after you check-in, the balance of the day will be at leisure, and you can explore all this intriguing island has to offer. You may choose to do as much or as little as you choose. Perhaps, you will venture to the Town of Parikia to explore its many boutiques and see Panagia Ekatontapiliana, which is a fourth-century Church. You can marvel at the design and details as you travel around the ancient Church. Then, you may continue to journey to the village of Lefkes, which is another great area that is known for its unique location and architecture. Lefkes will also be a great place to pause for lunch because it is home to many authentic tavernas. Feelings of relaxation will set in when you then transfer to the beach for the rest of the day. Monastiri Beach features golden sands and sparkling waters and will be absolutely breathtaking. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to savor a tasty meal at one of Paros’ many delicious restaurants before continuing your stroll around the quaint roads of the island. You will enjoy every minute of your night in Paros.
Santorini – Arrive in Santorini and Sightseeing Cruise with Dinner
Locals and tourists alike will begin to fill the roads of Paros the fifth day of your lovely vacation begins. After breakfast, you will once again board a private boat to set off for the nearby island of Santorini. You will be able to feel the cool breeze from the sea as you enjoy the scenic ride. Situated on a cliff and formed from volcanic eruptions, Santorini will be breathtaking. Upon your arrival to the island, you will be whisked away to your luxurious hotel with stunning, seaside views. There will be time for you to explore the winding paths and streets of the island, and unique shops and blue-domed buildings can be found around every corner. Later in the day, you will head back out on the Aegean Sea for an immersive sightseeing cruise. Your expert captain will lead you to some of the interesting areas around the island, and the landscape will seem to come from a postcard. Due to your gorgeous and breathtaking surroundings, you will marvel at every sight as you sip on champagne and admire it all. Your boat will stop at the nearby, volcanic island of Nea Kameni, which is known for its hot springs. Here you will delight in a swim in these idyllic waters and see the fascinating cliffs before returning to the boat for a savory dinner. With the gorgeous sunset in the background and a table set for two, your dinner will be utterly memorable and delicious. The amazing sights of the day will still be on your mind when you return to Santorini for the evening.
Santorini – Private Tour and Visit to Perivolos Beach
The sixth day of the trip will immerse you deeper into the culture of Santorini. After a savory breakfast at your hotel, your local guide will arrive to begin an exclusive tour of more of the island’s premier villages and attractions. Your tour will first venture to Akrotiri, which is an ancient settlement that was buried under volcanic ash for centuries before being unearthed in the 20th century. You will feel as though you have journeyed back in time to explore the many ruins and remains. There are also many well-preserved frescoes here, which will be another amazing sight. You will then continue to travel around the quaint roads of the island before arriving at the Village of Fira, which is known for its many authentic shops and restaurants. Here, you can delight in a refreshing sparkling water and Greek salad for lunch before discovering the gorgeous, handmade jewelry and artwork of the boutiques. Made by local artisans, each piece of art and jewelry that you see will be unique and beautiful, and your guide will then lead you to the Village of Oia, which is the home to more magnificent views and signature, whitewashed buildings. The final stop of your tour will be the blissful Perivolos Beach, where you can spend the balance of your day in the warmth of the sun, black lava sand, and refreshing waters. The beach will be an example of pure luxury and an ideal place to end another fantastic day. Your evening will be extra special as you indulge in your final romantic dinner in Greece. A glass of wine, a savory meal, and a sweet dessert will bring your evening to a blissful end.
Santorini – Depart for Home
Your final sunrise in Greece will be stunning to watch. There will time for one final, romantic stroll around the island that will allow you to explore a few more boutiques to find the perfect souvenir and capture your last photos together on this magnificent island. Then, you will return to your hotel, where your private transfer will lead you back to Athens International Airport for your return flight. Though your trip will be coming to an end, the beautiful sights of the island and feelings of romance will remain with you all the way home in addition to leaving you yearning for a return to Greece and its idyllic islands.
- Marvel at the Theatre of Dionysus, which is considered to be the first theater in the world, during a private tour of the Acropolis in Athens
- Venture to an authentic farmhouse in Mykonos to sample delicious blends of Greek wine during a private tasting
- Explore the romantic Little Venice neighborhood of Mykonos, which is ideally situated on the water and known for its scenery and wonderful restaurants
- Delight in one day at your leisure on the gorgeous island of Paros, which is filled with ancient churches and stunning beaches
- Discover the volcanic island of Nea Kameni during an exclusive sightseeing cruise around Santorini
- Experience the crystal waters and black lava sand of Santorini’s gorgeous Perivolos Beach
The many beautiful islands of Greece exude pure luxury and romance. This wonderful couple’s tour of some of Greece’s most iconic islands will begin with a brief stay in the capital city of Athens. On the afternoon of day one, after you check in to your opulent hotel, a local guide will lead you on a private tour of the Acropolis to see the awe-inspiring remains of ancient temples and theaters in addition to other unique displays of architecture. Then, you will share the first of many romantic meals for two when you indulge in a delicious dinner at a delicious, local restaurant.
The following morning, it will be time to set out for the first exciting island. You will board a high-speed boat at the port and jet off for the gorgeous island of Mykonos. The sight of the island’s signature white and blue homes will signal your arrival, and as you begin to explore, Mykonos will quickly captivate you. The afternoon will feature an exclusive visit to a local farmhouse for a delicious wine tasting, where you can find your favorite Greek blend before delighting in the balance of the evening at your own pace. Your next full day in Mykonos will be highlighted with a private tour of the island and visit to one of its stunning beaches. Here, you will admire the old windmills and unique shops as you are led around the winding streets. Then, you will relax and unwind for the rest of the afternoon at the amazing Panormos Beach.
On the morning of day four, you will set out once more on the Aegean Sea for one exciting night on the beautiful island of Paros. The entire day will be at leisure, and you may choose to do as much or as little as you wish. Perhaps, you will venture to the Town of Parikia to see some of Paros’ iconic sites or stroll to one of the island’s magnificent beaches. The following day, you will be transferred to Santorini, which is the final island destination of your trip. Your first afternoon and evening in Santorini will feature an exclusive and romantic sightseeing cruise that will be complete with a candlelit dinner. This cruise will provide you with the opportunity to marvel at the rugged cliffs and swim in the luxurious hot springs of Nea Kameni, which is a nearby volcanic island, before having you return to the boat for a savory and delicious dinner.
You can explore more of Santorini on day six with a private tour of the island. The ancient settlement of Akrotiri in addition to the quaint villages of Fira and Oia will each be memorable because they will lead you deeper into the culture of the island. The perfect ending to your last day will be a relaxing visit to Perivolos Beach. On the morning of day seven, your private transfer will return you to the mainland of Greece and then to Athens International Airport for the return flight. You can admire the last sights one last time as your wonderful couple’s vacation comes to a joyful conclusion. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Greece vacation experiences by reading their Greece travel reviews.
$1,745 per person (excluding international flights)
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