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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

+1 646 201 9437
  • from $2,995 PP
  • 8 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 11hrs from NYC/ 4hrs from London

Overview

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.

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 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
  • Explore the hills of Crete on a 4x4 culinary jeep safari tour
  • Private tour of the stunning Balos Lagoon
  • Departure from Chania
 

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 Santorini

      Santorini, Greece

      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

        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 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

          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 6 Santorini - Crete

            Chania 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

              Crete vineyards

              Today you are off to discover Crete like a local on our semi-private jeep tour. Combine some of the most unique panoramic views, visit traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut called ‘’Mitato’’. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet the locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, embrace the renowned Cretan hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.

                Day 8 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 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

                  Chania Crete

                  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.

                    What's Included

                    • 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

                    Lets our Greece travel experts design a personal quote for you within 24 hours.

                    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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