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As a former competitive swimmer, it’s not surprising that I have an affinity for the Greek Islands. I love creating unique itineraries which combine food, wine, culture and really immersive experiences which I’m passionate about.

Natalie

Greece Specialist

+1 844 381 5808
  • from $6,160 PP
  • 8 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 11hrs from NYC/ 4hrs from London

Overview

Indulge your senses and passions on a luxurious Greek island escape. Begin your time in Greece in the ancient capital of Athens, where you’ll enjoy a private tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Then set off for Greece’s largest island Crete for 3 nights sampling its culinary delights, beaches, and charming seaside towns. Enjoy soaking up the atmosphere of Chania Town, a picture-perfect town that is the perfect base for exploring the island.

Finish your trip on the legendary island of Santorini where you will enjoy a few days staying in a luxury hotel with exquisite caldera views. Rounding off your final night on-board your private catamaran for an unforgettable sunset cruise.

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

Our passion for Greece map
  • Arrival in Athens with the rest of your day at leisure
  • Privately guided tour to the Ancient Acropolis
  • Flight from Athens to Chania, Crete with afternoon at your leisure
  • Private wine & culture tour of Crete
  • Set sail aboard a private speed boat to explore Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island
  • Transfer from Crete to Santorini by ferry with afternoon to enjoy Oia
  • Private Santorini cooking class
  • View the legendary Santorini sunset from your own private catamaran
  • Departure from Santorini
 

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Athens

Athens, Greece

Fly into Athens International Airport where you’ll be met by our private driver and transferred to your luxury hotel in the capital city. Check into your hotel and then enjoy the rest of your day exploring Athens. You’ll find lots of fabulous outdoor cafes for enjoying the sunshine, people watching and delicious eats along with a wide range of shopping opportunities to keep you busy. We recommend visiting neighborhoods such as Plaka, Kolonaki and Monastiraki.

    Day 2 Athens

    Athens

    After breakfast enjoy a private tour of Acropolis where you’ll learn more about the history of Greece. The Acropolis truly is one of the wonders of the ancient world and must be on your bucket-list. Discover the ancient heart of the city with an insider, taking in spectacular views and iconic archaeological landmarks, retracing the steps of ancient philosophers while learning about their history for an experience that truly feels like a walk back through centuries of time.

      Day 3 Chania

      Chania Crete

      After a leisurely morning either relaxing in your hotel or strolling through the streets of Athens, your private transfer will take you to Athens airport where you’ll board a short flight to Chania, Crete.

      Upon arrival on the island, our driver will transfer you to your stunning hotel. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

        Day 4 Chania

        Chania old town

        Today you’ll enjoy a walking tour in the old town of Chania, exploring its Venetian and Ottoman monuments, such as the Firkas Fortress, the Franciscan Monastery of San Salvador, the Venetian church of Ag Rockos, the Venetian Grand Arsenal, the Venetian “Neoria”, Gialli Tzamissi and the Ottoman district of Splanzia. As you travel between stops you will have the chance to try local delicacies, pastries, and sweets, such as the famous “loukoumades” donuts with honey, “bougatsa” cheese pie, “kalitsounia” pastries, and phyllo sweets. Your private tour will end at the cruciform open-air fruit and leather market of the town, unique in Crete, where you will have the opportunity to try various Cretan products, such as pure olive oil, a large variety of cheeses, the local “raki” and local wines.

          Day 5 Chania

          Crete beach

          On your last day in Crete, spend the day visiting one of the best beaches in Europe – the beautiful Balos Lagoon. Set off on a private speed boat, enjoying a tour along the Crete coastline before arriving at Balos. Where you’ll then have around four hours to relax and soak up the surroundings. Return to Chania in the early afternoon and enjoy the evening atmosphere of this enchanting historical town.

            Day 6 Crete - Santorini

            Santorini Greece

            Your next stop is the island of Santorini, famous for its beautiful volcanic landscape. With a pre-booked ferry, you will arrive in Santorini with a private driver waiting to whisk you to the sought-after town of Oia.

            Upon arrival on the island, our driver will transfer you to your stunning hotel with spectacular caldera views. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring the picture-perfect town or Oia or Fira at your leisure.

              Day 7 Santorini

              Santorini wine tasting tour

              Enjoy a relaxing morning at your leisure. In the afternoon our local guide will pick you up and take you to try your hand at creating traditional Greek dishes. You’ll visit an estate winery to enjoy a unique sampling of various volcanic wines. Next enjoy a cooking lesson will be led by a local chef who knows all about using the island’s fresh ingredients to create fabulous gastronomic delights. After learning how to prepare traditional Santorinian dishes, you’ll sit down to enjoy the meal, paired with local wine

                Day 8 Santorini

                Santorini sailing

                Spend the morning relaxing at your hotel and taking in the beautiful views from your hotel balcony. After lunch our driver will pick you up and drive you to meet your private Lagoon catamaran for your unforgettable sunset cruise.

                Visit Santorini’s famous Black sand beach, snorkel in beautiful crystal clear bays and see the stunning cliffs of Santorini from a completely different viewpoint. As the evening nears, watch a spectacular sunset whilst enjoying a BBQ on board the boat.

                  Day 9 Santorini Departure

                  Santorini Greece

                  Sadly it’s time to bid farewell to Santorini as you check out of your hotel and we transfer you to the airport for your domestic flight to Athens International Airport and then 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. 

                    • Balos Beach Crete

                      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.

                    Preferred Hotels

                    AthensWas Hotel

                    AthensWas

                    AthensWas is a superior luxury hotel in Athens situated in the beating heart of the city and just a breath away from the Acropolis Museum, the sacred Acropolis Hill, and Plaka (Old Town). Boasting an incredible location, right on Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, AthensWas offers 5-star design rooms and utterly luxurious suites and basks in magnificent views overlooking the most prized neighborhood of Athens.

                    Domus Renier Boutique Hotel

                    Domus Renier Boutique Hotel

                    Domus Renier Boutique Hotel in Chania is a dream every visitor of the city would love to live. It constitutes a part of Chania’s Venetian period history, closely linked to some of its protagonists: the Reniers, one of Venice’s leading noble families, who lived in this building.

                    Canaves Oia Suites

                    Canaves Oia Suites

                    Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodation in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat.

                    Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.

                    What's Included

                    • Private transfers in luxury vehicles throughout your journey with us
                    • Return domestic flights to/from Athens
                    • Pre-booked business ferry tickets to get between islands
                    • Overnight stays in hand-picked luxury 5 star hotels with breakfast
                    • Private tour of Ancient Acropolis with an expert guide
                    • Private Santorini sunset catamaran cruise with meal and drinks
                    • Private Greek cooking class in Santorini
                    • Crete culinary and culture tour from Chania
                    • Speed boat trip to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island
                    • Full financial trip protection is included
                    • 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.

                    • The Best Guides

                      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.

                    • We Care

                      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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