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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.
- from $3,400 PP
- 8 Nights
- Apr - Oct
- 11hrs from NYC/ 4hrs from London
This extraordinary journey indulges your passion for Greece or perhaps spark a new one. It begins in the ancient capital of Athens with the opportunity to visit UNESCO listed Acropolis. Then set off for the stunning island of Santorini where you will enjoy a few days staying in a luxury hotel with exquisite caldera views.
Finish your trip on 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 which is the perfect base for exploring the island.
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Low Deposits to Book
Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure
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.
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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
- Arrival in Athens with the rest of your day at leisure
- Privately guided tour to the Ancient Acropolis and Plaka region of Athens
- Pre-booked ferry to Santorini with afternoon at leisure to explore Oia
- Set sail aboard a luxury catamaran and discover Santorini's legendary sunsets
- Enjoy a day at leisure with an evening traditional Greek cooking class
- Transfer from Santorini to Crete by ferry and on to Chania
- Walking tour of old town Chania with local food tastings
- Private tour of the stunning Balos Lagoon
- Departure from Chania
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Athens
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
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 Santorini
Set off this morning with a private transfer to board your pre-booked ferry to Santorini. Watch the islands go by as you sail through the pristine Aegean sea.
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 4 Santorini
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 spacious 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 5 Santorini
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 6 Santorini - Crete
Your next stop is the island of Crete, famous for its food, wine and beautiful beaches. With a pre-booked ferry you will arrive in Heraklion with a private driver waiting to whisk you to the sought after town of Chania.
With an early evening arrival in Chania, you will have time available to check in and then enjoy dining alfresco in one of the Old Towns superb restaurants.
Day 7 Chania
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 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 8 Chania
On your last day in Crete, spend the day visiting one of the best beaches in Europe – the beautiful Balos Lagoon. Set off with a private driver, enjoying a gentle tour through rural northwestern Crete before arriving at Balos. A short hike will take you down to the stunning beach, accessible only on foot or by boat, 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 9 Chania Departure
Sadly its time to bid farewell to Chania as you check out of your hotel and we transfer you to the 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.
- Private transfers in luxury vehicles throughout your journey with us
- Pre-booked business ferry tickets to get between islands
- Overnight stays in hand-picked luxury 4 star and 5 star hotels with breakfast
- Private tour of Ancient Acropolis with an expert guide
- Santorini sunset catamaran cruise with meal and drinks
- Semi-private Greek cooking class in Santorini
- Crete culinary 4x4 Jeep 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
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