Athens & Santorini Holiday
Athens > Santorini
7-Night Athens & Santorini Holiday
This 7-night escape includes a walk in the footsteps of the ancient greats in Athens, the birthplace of western civilization, and then jet off to Santorini, one of the most popular islands in Greece, enjoying the local wine, sightseeing and much more.
Start this unforgettable trip in the Greek capital, including a tour of the iconic Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Afterward, fly to Santorini to take in many of its delights while staying at a five-star hotel.
You’ll take a wine tasting tour and a sightseeing excursion, visit a hilltop village and sail around the island on a five-hour sunset sailing cruise, snorkeling along the way before enjoying one of the world’s most legendary sunsets.
- Private luxury transfers throughout the trip
- 3 Nights in Athens in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre- booked flight from Athens to Santorini or sea- transfer from Athens to Santorini
- 4 Nights in Santorini in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip
- UK flights can be arranged at a supplement from a variety of UK airports
- Price per person based on low season departures. Prices may be higher during peak Summer months
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Legendary for its long, rich history and unforgettable attractions like the iconic Parthenon that rises above the city, Athens is a city that should be on every travel bucket list. While its famous sites where Plato and Socrates once walked are what draw many here, the Greek capital also offers plenty of modern delights, from world-class museums and art galleries to endless restaurants offering mouthwatering Greek and international fare.
Climb the steps of the Acropolis, one of the wonders of the ancient world, as there are few sights that compare to this, a place that many people only read about in history books and see on television or in films. The Parthenon temple sits high atop a rocky crag, keeping watch over the city as it has for centuries. This was the center of the ancient city, and the Parthenon is the largest temple of the classical period. Pass through the Propylaia gateway to witness the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon.
Located just below the Acropolis, the Agora is a testament to the city’s status as the birthplace of western civilization. It includes long, colonnaded arcades, a concert hall and temples. This was the very spot where people gathered to talk about the nature of the universe, politics and other current events, and to conduct business, as an important trading and meeting place. In Plato’s and Socrate’s day, it was the heart of public life. The Royal Stoa is believed to be the site of Socrates’ trial in the late 4th century BC.
Experiences in Αthens
Cycling in Athens
If you enjoy exploring on two wheels, join a bike tour to see the highlights of central Athens with an expert local guide. You’ll visit many top historic sites, cycling around the iconic Acropolis through the Ancient Agora, to the Roman Forum, Plaka neighbourhood and beyond. Learn more about what you’re seeing as well as the city’s legends and rich history while stopping along the way.
A foodie must, this gourmet tasting tour will bring you on a 4-hour gastronomic excursion to sample Athens’ delicacies. You’ll visit markets, delis, cafes and some of the hottest street food spots on foot, while being able to take advantage of the knowledge provided by your private expert food guide. Taste everything from regional cheeses donuts to Greek bread, wine, and fresh brewed coffee.
Sailing in Athens Riviera
Don’t visit Greece without spending some time on the water! A luxury cruise will bring out on an elegant catamaran to see the sights along the Athens Riviera and the nearby islands while enjoying a traditional Greek meal and BBQ dishes with stops for swimming or snorkeling. Soak up the Mediterranean sun and the salty sea breeze on a morning or a sunset cruise capped off with the region’s famously stunning sunset.
Explore Ancient Athens
A walking tour is a perfect way to see the city sights on foot while skipping the long lines at the greatest monument of ancient Athens. A three-hour experience, you’ll get skip-the-line access even at the busiest times before exploring the new Acropolis Museum with a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy many of Athens’ other highlights like the Changing of the Guards, thePanathenaic Stadium, the historic center of Athens, the Temple of Zeus and many more.
If you like Greek food, one of the best souvenirs you can bring home is the ability to cook it at home. A hands-on cooking class hosted by an expert is one of the great things to do in Athens! You’ll enjoy sipping raki or local wine and aperitifs and learn how to make four starters and a main course with fresh local ingredients. The grand finale is still down to savor the meal you made.
Day trip to Delphi
A private tour offers a full day of fascinating history and picturesque sites. You’ll pass through scenic countryside, the ancient cities of Livadeia and Thebes, and the pretty village of Arachova or Galaxidi before exploring one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites, Delphi. Revered by the ancient Greeks as the center of the Earth, it hosts many fabulous ruins like the Sanctuary of Apollo.
Temple of Poseidon
Travel to the dazzling Athenian Riviera, visit Lake Vouliagmeni natural spa, stroll along the sea, discovering stunning Cape Sounion, home to the Temple of Poseidon catching a glorious sunset to cap off this magical adventure!
Day Trip to Epidavrus and the Corinth Canal
A day trip to Epidavrus, one of the world’s most important ancient theatres and healing centers, marvel one of the most well preserved ancient theatres in Europe and learn all about the significant origins of the ancient drama. Journey along the coast of the Corinth Canal viewing the impressive canal bridge.
Santorini lies in the southern Aegean Sea, renowned worldwide as the most popular island in all of Greece. Its dramatic scenery includes the stunning caldera that was created by a massive volcanic eruption when the center of the island collapsed into the sea over 3,500 years ago. Jet black sand beaches ring the shores while whitewashed buildings sit atop the cliffs overlooking brilliant sapphire waters. The legendary sunsets and the blue-domed churches in the village of Oia are the island’s most famous picture-perfect shots, but there are postcard-worthy views around nearly every corner.
Santorini oozes romance, one of the reasons it’s so popular for honeymoons and all sorts of romantic escapes, though it’s on or near the top of just about every travelers’ bucket list. Stepping off the ferry you might think that you’ve stepped into a dream, with the endless whitewashed buildings adorned with blue doors and shutters, creating a breathtaking palette that reflects the sea and the sky, built into rugged cliffs that slope down to the glistening waters below. It’s all about jaw-dropping views, which can be found just about everywhere on this crescent-shaped outcrop.
On the island’s northern tip at Oia, churches, hotels, and homes spill down rock walls, creating one of the planet’s most stunning backdrops, though the scenery at sea level is just as impressive. While Santorini may not have many white sand beaches for lounging on, it does boast some of the most unique stretches on the planet, like Red Beach, where the cliffs with their fiery-red hue are turned into crimson sand at the bottom and framed by dazzling cerulean water. Of course, Santorini is well known for its black sand beaches like Perivolos and Perissa , but it also offers several beaches with white sand as well like the White Beach and Vlychada.
Wine enthusiasts can take advantage of fine local wine which is especially high quality due to the land’s volcanic elements. It flows almost as freely as the hot springs near the volcano, with vineyards and wineries dotted across the island, including Boutari Winery, established back in 1879.
Experiences in Santorini
A favorite among food enthusiasts, enjoy a unique cooking experience in a traditional cave house on Santorini. You’ll be immersed into the local culinary traditions as you learn how to prepare traditional dishes with hands-on-instruction from your guide. Afterwards, enjoy the meal you helped to make paired with wine, Greek coffee and dessert on a beautiful terrace. You’ll even get to take home some recipes.
Wine enthusiasts can enjoy the highlights of Santorini as well as the opportunity to sample the island’s fine wine on this small group tour. You’ll get to visit the breathtaking village of Oia, Pyrgos and Megalochori, soak up the views from Prophet Elias Monastery and enjoy a wine tasting featuring local varietals at a picturesque winery that overlooks the dramatic caldera.
Day Sailing Trips
Sailing around Santorini provides a stunning perspective of one of the world’s most unique and beautiful islands. A tour that will bring you along its shores a luxury catamaran, with a stop to soak in natural hot springs and a visit both the White and Red beaches for a swim. While you have fun, the crew will prepare a BBQ feast that will be enjoyed with local white wine and cocktails.
If you like to fish, this is your chance to join an authentic fishing excursion in a traditional fishing boat with poles and nets with an expert crew. You’ll get to help reel up fish, octopus and shrimp along the south coast (or just watch and relax), and enjoy swimming or snorkeling off one of Santorini’s colorful beaches as the crew cooks the catch of the day for lunch.
E bike Tours
Explore Santorini by electric bike on this fun half-day tour that will bring you to some of the island’s most impressive ancient monuments and along the breathtaking southern coastline. Let your bike do all the work for you as you discover hidden treasures most tourists don’t get to see, ride alongside the caldera, up hills, through charming villages and to the volcanic sands of Black Beach
Sea Kayak Tours
Spend the day exploring the stunning volcanic landscape of Santorini’s amazing beaches. Discover the tranquility of the unique sceneries of Santorini while sea kayaking along the wonderful Cycladic coastline.
Private honeymoon Tours
Enjoy a feast of all five senses, from a visit to an estate winery sipping award winning wines complimented with Greek delicacies under the guidance of a local expert. Choose between a private cooking demonstration, a relaxing massage or a meal and wine with 360 stunning views.
Food and Wine Tasting
Take your pick private or small group shared wind and food tasting tour that will bring you to savour delicious eats and local wine for the ultimate Santorini gastronomic experience. Learn about the island’s unique viticulture and indigenous grapes and enjoy a Greek style meze meal.
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