Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Milos, Cape Sounion
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Designed for 2021 travel, this sample Greece tour allows for every detail to be customized to your preferences. Bask in Santorini’s stunning sunset from a catamaran, witness the glinting marble of the Parthenon, discover secret natural pools in Milos and embrace the architectural charms of Naxos. From Poseidon’s Temple to historic wines, delicious food to luxurious accommodations, you will celebrate Greece with an unforgettably immersive experience.
Athens - Arrive in Athens and Visit Cape Sounion
Athens is an exceptional city that plunges you into layers of history and the contemporary pulse of life. Your private transfer will meet you at Athens International Airport and escort you to your hotel where you can relax before your private excursion to Cape Sounion. The blue waters of the Aegean Sea will glow at sunset beneath the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, which dates back to the 5th century BC. The scenic coastal drive will give you a sample of Greece’s unparalleled beauty and its connection to the drama of Poseidon’s kingdom. Dinner in the open-air is before you return to your hotel ready for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Athens - Enjoy a Private Acropolis and Food Tour
The best way to get a real feel for Athens is to ascend to the top of the Acropolis with a guided private tour. The rich heritage of Athens will be in full display as your guide will peel back the layers of the past as you explore the grounds. You will continue your Athens tour finding notable discoveries around every corner of the city, and through back alleyways to relish street food recipes perfected over decades. Immerse yourself in Greece's exceptional gastronomy as you sample the many savory and sweet treats, concluding with a delicious sit-down meal with your private guide.
Naxos - Fly to the Stunning Island of Naxos
In the morning, your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the airport for your flight to Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades. Once at your luxurious villa, you can indulge in the quiet hillside atmosphere and breathtaking views of your private pool with the remaining day at your leisure. With every detail of your stay curated to your preferences, you may enjoy your villa as you would like, with attentive service members offering a warm welcome.
Naxos - Bask in Naxos’s Beauty on a Panorama Tour
A panoramic private tour of Naxos will give you an authentic and unforgettable taste of the island. Your driver can drop you in the selected points of Kinidaros, Apeiranthos, Kaloxylos, Chalki, and Naxos Town, and you can explore many authentic elements of Greek life. From visiting a distillery to exploring a pottery workshop, visiting a restored windmill to tasting Naxian cheeses, bread and wines, the options are endless. You can take part in cooking a cheese pie at a cooking class to enjoy the traditional flavors of savory and sweet, with a flaky texture.
Naxos - Embrace Naxos’s Splendor at Your Leisure
Naxos is an easy island to explore and enjoy on your own with stunning history and fascinating culture that can keep you endlessly engaged. You can enjoy a full day catamaran cruise that will lead you to some of the Cyclades’ best hidden beaches decorated with crystal-clear turquoise waters. As you sail along the water, your captain will weigh anchor where you can jump into warm water for swimming and snorkeling as you indulge in the wonders of the rugged coastlines and lesser-known islands. You can also reach the shores of Paros to wander through the picturesque town of Naoussa.
Santorini - Sail from Naxos to Charming Santorini
You can take time enjoying your villa and the views in the morning or once more before setting out to the port with your private driver. You can board the high-speed ferry or step aboard a private yacht for your transfer to Santorini. As you cruise over the sharp blue water, you can enjoy the views of the horizon and the refreshing sea breeze before your driver meets you at the Santorini port. You can spend the remainder of the day in luxury, enjoying your private balcony and exceptional views over the caldera for which Santorini is famous.
Santorini - Experience the Wines of Santorini
Santorini is a majestic island shaped by the volcanic in the sunken caldera. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and share with you the remarkable flavors of local wine enhanced by the minerals in the soil. You may find hints of lemon, passion fruit, and flint as you sample traditional Assyrtiko wine while enjoying the fresh air of the vineyards steeped in the island’s fascinating wine culture. You can also embrace the scenery on the hike from Fira to Oia at your own pace by following the winding coastal trail connecting the picturesque villages along the sea cliffs.
Santorini - Indulge in a Private Sunset Cruise
You will board a luxurious catamaran to sail the waters set beneath Santorini’s famous cliffs. The refreshing breeze will carry as you sail past ancient Akrotiri and in view of the historic lighthouse. You can dive into the crystal-clear waters at Red Beach, contrasting the rusty-red colors of sand and coastal cliffs, thanks to the available snorkeling equipment. Enjoy a BBQ prepared by the crew for lunch before setting out into the water once again. When you reach the heart of the caldera, you will find hot springs rising from the submarine volcanic activity turning the cool water to warm and comforting. The sunset will create an alluring glow along the horizon as you make your way back to the marina.
Milos - Transfer from Santorini to Milos
In the morning, you can enjoy your breakfast in the luxuries of your private balcony or in the comforts of your room before meeting your private transfer bound for the port. You can take the high-speed ferry or a private yacht to reach the island of Milos. The island arches around dramatic coastlines glistening with colorful rocks and dream-like formations, picturesque villages, and a reputation as the home of the Venus de Milo. Your private driver will meet you upon arrival in Milos and take you to your hotel to bask in the island’s beauty.
Milos - Discover Milos’s Timeless Beauty
Milos brims with timeless wonder, and your guide will meet you at the hotel eager to introduce you to the island’s natural, cultural, and historical beauty. You can uncover the secret paradise at Papafragas cave and explore Sarakiniko beach. Walk next through the main town of the island Plaka, you can find cobbled lanes and whitewashed homes. Move next to visit the site where archeologists found the Venus de Milo, and venture into the fishing village of Klima, and swim after a quick lunch at Palaiochori or Provatas, with a stop at a beach bar for a quick snack later in the afternoon.
Milos - Revel in a Day at Your Leisure in Milos
The day is once again yours to enjoy the beauty of Milos. You could spend more time strolling through the charming ambiance of Plaka or lounge in view of the milky blue waters and vibrant cliffs of Firiplaka. The village of Klima is a wonderful place to experience the island’s essential character. Colorful seaside buildings represent traditional fishermen’s houses, and the ancient harbor brings to life the historical foundations dating back to the 12th century BC. You can also explore more ancient history at Tripiti to view the impressive ancient theater that scales a rocky slope.
Milos - Depart for Home
On your last morning in Milos, you can relax in the comforts of your accommodation with one last leisurely morning. After you gather your belongings, your private transfer escort you to the Milos airport for your flight to Athens. You will have plenty of time to check-in for your international flight home bringing an end to your curated and customized tour of Greece.
- Embrace the stunning views of a Santorini sunset over the famous caldera during a luxurious sunset cruise for an immersion into the island’s famous ambiance
- Celebrate the symbols of Western Civilization during a private guided tour of the Acropolis that reveals renowned ruins like the Parthenon
- Discover the cultural layers of Greece at Naxos during a panorama tour that brings together the history, heritage, and contemporary life of the island
- Uncover the culture of Athens on a private tour sampling the flavors of Greece and the city during a tailored food tour
- Experience the sunset over the Attica coastline on a scenic tour of Cape Sounion and the shimmering marble ruins of the Temple of Poseidon
- Indulge in the vibrant flavors, diverse textures, and captivating aromas of Santorini’s celebrated wines during an elegant wine tasting around the island
- Enjoy the timeless beauty of Milos with a private full-day tour unveiling natural pools, alluring beaches, and the winding catacombs where the Venus de Milo was found
- Take time at your leisure in Santorini to embark on a thrilling cliff-side hike between famous villages resulting in one of the best views over the entire caldera
- Revel in the Greece tour of your dreams with each day tailored to your preferences and specifications
While travel to Greece in 2020 is not yet possible for American travelers, booking for mid-2021 is highly recommended. With postponed 2020 trips impacting hotel properties, many preferred properties are already nearing capacity. With private villas and other such accommodations often preferred, now is the perfect time to secure your ideal situation. Working with a local Greek travel expert is the best path forward, as real-time adjustments can be made as necessary.
$6,979 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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