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Having spent over a decade in Athens, Greece still remains my favourite destination. I simply love sharing my passion for this wonderful country, which truly has something for everyone.

Nora

Greece Specialist

+1 844 381 5808
  • from $4,195 PP
  • 11 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 11hrs from NYC/ 4hrs from London

Highlights

12-day island hopping journey through the Cyclades and Crete, with unique tours, starting with the city of Athens and capped off with a visit to the stunning and authentic island of Crete. Explore some of the world’s most renowned ancient ruins with expert guides. Sample tasty Greek wine and fuel your exploits by feasting on a wide range of authentic gastronomic delights. Relax in Santorini and enjoy time taking in its famous caldera views both from your idyllic hotel and from the comfort of a luxury catamaran.

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

Island hopping the Cyclades
  • Arrive in Athens with afternoon at leisure
  • Explore the ancient treasures of Athens today with a private expert guide
  • Morning transfer to Mykonos with the afternoon at leisure
  • Enjoy a half day guided tour of Delos Island or a tour of Mykonos island
  • Spend the day in Mykonos further exploring the island at your leisure
  • Set sail for beautiful Santorini with the afternoon at your leisure
  • Take in a spectacular sunset on board an afternoon catamaran cruise
  • Spend today enjoying the beautiful Caldera views at your own pace
  • Morning catamaran transfer to Heraklion with afternoon at leisure
  • Enjoy a jeep safari tour to discover hidden villages in the Cretan countryside
  • Enjoy your final day in Greece at your leisure
  • Your departure from Crete
 

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Athens

Acropolis in rays of sunsets

Your island-hopping tour begins with your arrival into the Greek capital, one of the world’s largest cities with a recorded history that spans over 3,400 years.  Our private driver will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel in the city. Check into your hotel, rest and relax, or perhaps get re-energized by wandering through the Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighborhood with its narrow streets, ancient ruins, Byzantine temples and neoclassical buildings.

    Day 2 Athens

    Athens city with walking people

    Today our expert local guide will take you on a journey back through time in this city with its more than 5,000-year-old history.  Whilst on the private tour you will discover Athens’ ancient heart and its most impressive landmarks, including the Acropolis and Parthenon, retracing footsteps of the some of the world’s most iconic figures in history. The tour includes a visit to the Acropolis Museum and its remarkable artifacts like carvings, statues and much more.

      Day 3 Mykonos

      Mykonos cooking class

      After breakfast we will transfer you to the popular island of Mykonos where you will enjoy the afternoon on your own exploring this “quintessential Greek island,” with its absolutely pristine town, filled with beautiful boutiques, top class restaurants, idyllic bars overlooking the sea and its own “Little Venice”.

      Optional Culinary Experience

      If you are a foodie looking for a unique experience, ask our experts about booking our home-hosted Greek cooking class, where you will learn to cook traditional Greek dishes in a local hosts beautiful Greek home. This is a fantastic and fun way to spend your first night in Mykonos.

        Day 4 Mykonos

        Day trip to Delos

        Today we have two different experiences for you to choose from:

        Half Day Guided Delos Tour

        Go on an expert guided tour of the UNESCO listed site of Delos, an iconic must-visit destination if you are a fan of Greek history and archeology. Delos is said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, the twin gods. The remains of the temples and residences on the island date back to the Neolithic to Roman periods.

        or

        Half Day Jeep Safari Tour

        Alternatively enjoy the day exploring the island of Mykonos on a half day morning jeep safari tour taking you off the beaten track to discover the hidden charms of this magical isle. With a visit to a local winery and a swim stop at a hidden beach, this is the perfect way to discover the off the beaten track side of Mykonos

          Day 5 Mykonos

          Mykonos, Greece

          Enjoy your final day in Mykonos at your leisure further exploring the beautiful town of Mykonos with some final shopping or enjoying some rest and relaxation at your hotel.

          Please speak to our travel specialists if you would like us to plan something for this day.

            Day 6 Santorini

            Santorini, Greece

            Gaze out at the brilliant blue waters of the Aegean as we transfer you to Santorini. After checking into your hotel, you’ll have the afternoon to spend at your leisure. You may want to wander through the idyllic village of Oia – its image has been splashed across countless postcards and travel brochures as one of the most photographed spots on the planet.

            Enjoy your first dinner in Santorini enjoying its iconic sunsets and spectacular Caldera views – our top restaurant suggestion would be Lauda in Oia.

              Day 7 Santorini

              Santorini sailing

              Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and start to your day as you wake up to the beautiful views from your hotel overlooking Santorini and its nearby islands.  In the afternoon you will meet our guide for a semi-private sunset sailing cruise. Whilst on the luxury catamaran you will visit the red and white beaches of Santorini, the Venetian Lighthouse and a lot more. Enjoy a refreshing swim stop in a secluded bay whilst the crew prepares your on BBQ on board the boat. Watch a truly unforgettable sunset as you dine on freshly cooked food and drinks provided by the crew.

                Day 8 Santorini

                Santorini wine tasting tour

                Spend your final day in Santorini exploring the town of Oia or Fira and its wonderful array of individual boutique shops at your own pace.

                If you are a wine lover, speak to our travel specialists about including a half day wine and culture tour of Santorini. This includes visiting the  Akrotiri Archaeological site along with a visit to a couple of family wineries to sample a selection of locally produces varieties with cheeses and snacks.

                  Day 9 Rethymno, Crete

                  Rethimno, Crete

                  Your next stop is Crete, one of the largest islands in Greece with a diverse landscape that includes everything from golden stretches of sand, rugged mountains and lush green grass to scenic villages and fascinating Minoan ruins. Your ferry will dock in Heraklion where our driver will meet you and transfer you to the town of Rethymno. Upon arrival, check in and spend the afternoon exploring this fascinating old town with its picturesque port at your leisure.

                    Day 10 Rethymno, Crete

                    Crete vineyards

                    On your penultimate day in Greece, you are off to discover Crete like a local on our jeep tour. This fascinating tour combines some of the most unique panoramic views with visits to traditional Cretan villages. Find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut called ‘’Mitato’’. On this tour you will learn about the history and the traditions of the Island and get to meet locals and also sample their delicious locally produced culinary treats.

                      Day 11 Rethymno, Crete

                      Crete Knossos

                      Enjoy your final full day in Crete relaxing and discovering the island at your leisure.

                      If you are looking for something to fill this day, speak to our travel specialists about a guided tour of the Knossos Palace near Heraklio or a trip to visit the charming Old Town of Chania a little over an hour from Rethymno. Otherwise simply enjoy the day at your hotel relaxing before your return flight home.

                        Day 12 Rethymno, Crete

                        Crete

                        Your island hopping journey comes to an end today having truly visited the highlights of Greece on this 12 day trip. Our driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to either Chania or Heraklio 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. 

                          • 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 transfers in luxury vehicles throughout your journey with us
                          • 2 nights in Athens in a luxury hotel with breakfast
                          • Expert guided tour of Acropolis
                          • One-way flight from Athens to Mykonos with checked in luggage and selected seats
                          • 3 Nights in Mykonos in a luxury hotel with breakfast
                          • Half day guided tour of Delos or half day jeep safari tour of Mykonos
                          • Pre-booked business class seats on high- speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
                          • 3 Nights in Santorini in a luxury hotel with breakfast
                          • Semi-private sunset catamaran cruise with food and drinks
                          • Pre-booked business class seats on a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Crete
                          • 3 Nights in Crete in a luxury hotel with breakfast
                          • Cretan jeep safari with tastings
                          • Full financial trip protection is included
                          • 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip with us
                          • Assistance with pre-departure PCR testing if required

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

                          Why book with Unforgettable Greece

                          • 100% Financial Protection

                            We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

                          • Destination Experts

                            Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

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                            What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

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                            From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.

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