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Hi I’m Perian. I’m originally from Toronto and now live in Italy. I frequently visit Greece throughout the season in search of new off the beaten track experiences and charming boutique properties for my clients.

Perian

Greece Specialist

+1 844 381 5808
  • from $2,995 PP
  • 8 Nights
  • Private
  • May - Oct
  • Easy
  • 11hrs from NYC/ 4hrs from London

Highlights

This 9-day private Greece tour divides your time between Athens and its iconic ancient wonders, Naxos, and Santorini, with a focus on culinary delights, history, and culture.

Of course, no trip to the Greek islands would be complete without a sailing trip, and we’ve included an unforgettable one with a legendary sunset the magical finale. Discover the iconic Acropolis and then taste your way through Naxos, sampling famous Naxian cheese and more. This is the perfect trip to combine some of Greeces’ highlights with off the beaten track Naxos.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • Low Deposits to Book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    We will not charge you any admin fees to change your travel dates due to Covid-19 travel restrictions in place within 30 days of your departure.

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • Low Cancellation Fees

    Should you wish to cancel outright, we will apply a 10% cancellation fee for all new bookings. The 10% fee will be kept in credit for you to use on your next booking with us.

At a Glance

Naxos island
  • Arrival in Athens with hotel check in and rest of the day at leisure
  • Private Acropolis and Museum walking tour with an expert
  • Morning transfer to Island of Naxos with afternoon at leisure
  • Authentic flavours of Naxos and Apeiranthos villages tour
  • Day of leisure in Naxos or optional catamaran sailing trip
  • Morning transfer to Santorini with hotel check-in and afternoon at leisure
  • Discover the Santorini coastline on a luxury semi-private catamaran
  • Final day of leisure in Santorini or optional wine and cooking experience
 

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Athens

Athens, Greece

Your enchanting Greek trip begins with your arrival into Athens International Airport. You’ll be welcomed by your private driver for transfer to your hotel in the city. The rest of the day is at your leisure, but after getting settled in we recommend doing a little exploring, perhaps a stroll through Monastiraki neighborhood, one of the oldest and liveliest neighborhoods, perfect for a taste of the local life. You’ll find all sorts of shops selling unique handcrafted items and antiques along with bustling markets and ancient sites.

  • Preferred hotel Elia Ermou

Day 2 Athens

Athens

Enjoy a private tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon temple that overlooks the city. Follow your knowledgeable guide who will bring you not only to marvel at the iconic landmarks that have stood the test of time, dating back to the 5th-century BC, but learn more about them. You’ll visit the Acropolis Museum too, which holds artifacts uncovered on the “hill.” It’s the perfect way to start your discovery of this country, getting a good feel for the Greek spirit. Afterward, stroll through the colorful Plaka district with its cobbled streets, ancient temples and family-run tavernas in the shadow of the Acropolis.

  • Preferred hotel Elia Ermou

Day 3 Naxos

Naxos Harbour

After breakfast, your private driver will bring you to the harbor to catch a high-speed ferry to Naxos. As you sail in, you’ll notice the island’s symbol which sits right at the entrance, the massive marble gate that’s the single part that remains of an unfinished temple of Apollo, dating to 530 BC. Once on land, take private transfer to your hotel and then perhaps enjoy a stroll along the waterfront which is filled with shops and eateries, many of which serve fresh seafood, with dessert almost always included.

  • Preferred hotel 18 Grapes Hotel

Day 4 Naxos

Naxos

The mountainous village of Apeiranthos offers timeless beauty with meandering marble paths, magnificent architecture, stone-built homes, and a population known for their independence and unique dialect. Locally grown ingredients are used to created eclectic recipes that you’ll sample, including smoked ham, homemade bread with a crunchy crust, pork in a tomato-garlic sauce, goat cheese with honey, and a decadent dessert. You’ll definitely want to bring your appetite for this one. A cheese plate will be served paired with raki, and your dessert can be enjoyed with the local liqueur, kitron.

  • Preferred hotel 18 Grapes Hotel

Day 5 Naxos

Paros, Greece

After a busy few days discovering both the history and culinary treasures of Greece, we’ve included a day of leisure for you to recharge.

Optional – Catamaran Cruise to Rina Cave & Small Cyclades

Speak to your travel specialist about booking a full-day catamaran sailing tour of the Naxos coastline and lesser Cyclades islands. A delicious lunch is included on-board, as are free-flow beers, wines, and soft drinks. Enjoy multiple swim stops, a visit to a beautiful hidden cave, and complimentary use of snorkeling and stand-up paddle equipment. 

  • Preferred hotel 18 Grapes Hotel

Day 6 Santorini

Santorini Greece

After getting your fill of tasty food and wine on Naxos, you’ll hop on another high-speed ferry to Santorini where you’ll be greeted with an awe-inspiring view of the caldera. Your private driver will officially welcome you to this bucket-list island and bring you to your hotel. Enjoy unwinding while surrounded by timeless beauty or take a stroll through town to get a taste of what awaits while your here. This island is renowned for its volcanic wines and also offers plenty of delicious eats, with many places to enjoy both complemented by a spectacular view of the glittering sapphire waters.

  • Preferred hotel Petit Palace Suites

Day 7 Santorini

Santorini sailing

Enjoy a relaxed morning and then embark on an unforgettable sunset sailing trip on a luxurious catamaran. Departing from Amoudi Bay, a breathtaking port tucked into the high volcanic cliffs just below Oia, you’ll be on board with up to just six other couples for an intimate experience cruising along Santorini’s shores, passing the historic lighthouse and the Pompeii-like settlement of Akrotiri. Stops will be made at the Red and White beaches for a swim or snorkel and a BBQ lunch. From there you’ll soak in the natural volcanic hot springs and sail into the caldera to watch a magical sunset near Oia.

  • Preferred hotel Petit Palace Suites

Day 8 Santorini

Santorini wine tasting tour

On your final full day in Santorini, we’ve included a day of leisure for you to get some last minute shopping done or visit nearby Fira.

Optional Half Day Wine & Culinary Class

Look forward to a culinary class focused on Santorini’s volcanic wines and delicious cuisine. You’ll learn all about the local products and the signature island dishes before taking a hands-on lesson. Start by visiting a winery for a tasting and then a local expert will guide you in preparing a meal made with island-grown ingredients.

  • Preferred hotel Petit Palace Suites

Day 9 Santorini

Santorini, Greece

Your time in Santorini comes to an end this morning, our private driver will transfer you to Santorini Airport for your flight to Athens and your onward journey.

Customize This Trip

All of the itineraries we create are fully customized and can be tailored to your exact preferences. If you would like to extend your stay in any of the destinations or add/remove any experiences, simply mention this to our travel specialists. 

    Elia Ermou, Athens

    Elia Ermou, Athens

    This new hotel, opened in late 2018, is located in the historic Plaka neighbourhood, known for its enticing cobbled streets with neoclassical homes, shops, tavernas, and cafes. It’s also close to the Acropolis Museum and ancient Agora. The stylish rooms and suites provide state-of-the-art technology, some with private hammams, hydromassage tubs, and Acropolis views. There’s a luxurious spa complete with a traditional Finnish sauna that uses volcanic stones and a range of massage options.

    18 Grapes, Naxos

    18 Grapes, Naxos

    Just steps from stunning Agios Prokopios beach, less than a 10-minute drive from Naxos town, 18 Grapes offers an elegant retreat that includes magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, private pools and true VIP service. One of the most popular places to be is around its cosmopolitan pool, lined with cushy loungers and cabanas. For the most unforgettable stay, book a room with your very own private pool.

    Petit Palace Suites

    Petit Palace Suites, Santorini

    This unique hotel in Santorini may offer classic Cycladic architecture with whitewashed walls and arched windows, but it stands out from the rest with an emphasis on warm hospitality and plenty of tranquillity. It overlooks the sea just a couple of miles from the famous caldera and hosts just 12 rooms, with even the smallest extra-spacious.

    • Want to extend your trip?

      If you are looking to extend your stay in greece or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.

    What's Included

    • Private luxury transfers throughout
    • 2 Nights in Athens in a luxury hotel with breakfast
    • Private guided tour of Acropolis with a local
    • Pre-booked Business Class ferry/catamaran tickets
    • 3 Nights in Naxos in a luxury hotel with breakfast
    • Authentic flavours of Naxos and Apeiranthos villages tour
    • 3 Nights in Santorini in a luxury hotel with breakfast
    • Santorini luxury catamaran cruise with BBQ and drinks
    • 24/7 support provided throughout your trip by our friendly, professional staff
    • Full financial trip protection is included

    Speak to experienced Destinations Experts about designing this itinerary around your budget and trip preferences

    Why book with Unforgettable Greece

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