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.
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At a Glance
|Arrival in Athens with hotel check in and rest of the day at leisure||Athens|
|Private Acropolis and Museum walking tour with an expert||Athens|
|Morning transfer to Island of Naxos with afternoon at leisure||Naxos|
|Authentic flavours of Naxos and Apeiranthos villages tour||Naxos|
|Day of leisure in Naxos or optional day trip to Paros||Naxos|
|Morning transfer to Santorini with hotel check-in and afternoon at leisure||Santorini|
|Discover the Santorini coastline on a luxury semi-private catamaran||Santorini|
|Final day of leisure in Santorini or optional wine and cooking experience||Santorini|
Day by Day Itinerary
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.
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.
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.
Today you’ll learn more about Naxos and why it’s become so famous for its cuisine. Follow your guide for a gastronomic tour to discover the wide variety of items produced right on the island. You’ll walk through the meandering lanes in Naxos Town to discover and learn about the meat and dairy products that are produced from the local livestock and sample dishes with Naxian potatoes and olive oil, pressed from Naxos olive trees. Your expert guide will take you to visit some of the major attractions like the Venetian castle, the most famous medieval monument here.
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 – Private Day Trip to Paros
Speak to your travel specialist about booking a half day trip to the picturesque nearby Island of Paros by speedboat. Enjoy lunch in stunning harbour town of Naousa with time to shop its its charming boutiques and enjoy a swim stop in a secluded cove on your way back to Naxos.
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.
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.
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.
Your time on Santorini comes to an end this morning, our private driver wll transfer you to Santorini Airport for your return flight home.
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.
- 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 Concierge service throughout your trip with us
- Full financial trip protection is included
- Assistance with pre-departure PCR testing if required
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