10 Day Greece Relaxed Island Experience
Athens- (fly) Mykonos - (ferry) Santorini - (fly) Athens
10 Day Greece Relaxed Island Experience
This relaxing island experience may be the perfect remedy for escaping the daily grind. It features a wealth of stress-reducing excursions, including a tour through Greek wine country. You’ll have time to take in the sights at a leisurely pace, with full days to do what you wish on Mykonos and Santorini, making for a more laid-back adventure. Indulge in decadent spas and the soothing steam of hammams, tour the iconic Acropolis and embark on a legendary sunset sailing cruise along Santorini’s caldera cliffs.
At a Glance
|Meet your private transfer at Athens International Airport for the drive into the city||Athens|
|Enjoy a day trip into Greek wine country along with lavish spa experiences||Athens|
|Take a morning tour of the Acropolis before catching a flight to Mykonos||Mykonos|
|Join a 4X4 tour of Mykonos, complete with a seafood or meat BBQ feast||Mykonos|
|A relaxing day on Mykonos to enjoy it as you wish||Mykonos|
|Cruise to Santorini to take in some of the world’s most spectacular views||Santorini|
|Embark on a sunset sail excursion along Santorini’s caldera cliffs||Santorini|
|Take the day to immerse yourself in island life on Santorini||Santorini|
|Return to Athens and participate in a relaxing spa/wine experience||Athens|
|Private transfer will bring you to Athens International Airport|
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Day by Day Itinerary
The perfect way to melt every last inch of stress away begins with your arrival into Athens International Airport. You’ll be met by private transfer for the drive to your hotel in the city. Once settled in, enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. Do as much or as little as you’d like, keeping in mind that you’ll be able to tour the iconic Acropolis before departing the capital. Take in a view of the legendary hill from the historic Plaka neighborhood, one of the most picturesque in the city and then perhaps simply relax sampling some of the delicious meze with a glass of Greek wine or strong Greek coffee.
Take a day trip to delve into Greek wine country combined with luxurious spa experiences. You’ll begin by visiting the island of Evia, linked to the mainland by a bridge. Discover boutique wineries and tasty award-winning wines made from international grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and chardonnay as well as indigenous grapes, such as Evia’s rare red Mavrokoundoura. Chat with the passionate winemakers on the tour and then enjoy a hand and facial wine spa treatment – it’s aimed to freshen and revitalize your skin. It all concludes with sipping wine and dining on local delicacies in the cellar or next to the vines.
Athens - Mykonos
This morning brings the opportunity for an in-depth look at the Acropolis. You’ll join an expert guide to admire the artistic masterpieces of ancient Greece, including the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, hearing the fascinating stories behind them along the way. In the afternoon, catch a flight to Mykonos where you’ll be able to explore at your leisure. You might want to grab a seat in one of the beach bars to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun splash its colors over the glistening turquoise sea or toss down a blanket and nap under the Mediterranean sun, occasionally enjoying a refreshing dip in those enticing waters.
A thrilling excursion will be enjoyed today, though you won’t have to work hard to participate. You’ll get to journey in a 4X4 to a secret spot on Mykonos with a secluded sandy beach framed by huge granite rocks and crystal-clear azure waters. Enjoy time relaxing on the sand and swimming in the sea. A delicious feast will be served to right on the beach. The meal, focused on seafood or meat BBQ according to your preference will be prepared there for you to enjoy, complemented with Greek wine. For an authentic experience, get involved with preparations, learning how to do it like the locals do.
The entire day on Mykonos is yours to do as you wish. You can choose to sleep late in your comfy hotel room or perhaps do some beach-hopping. The island is renowned for its golden sands, and while many are covered with sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, some still remain surprisingly unspoiled. The very best can be found along the southern coast, protected from the ends, although beaches in the north are also beautiful and typically less crowded. Psarou is one of the most popular, offering some of the most breathtaking scenery, while Agios Ioannis is a rather secluded, narrow stretch that’s ideal for snorkeling and swimming.
Mykonos - Santorini
Hop on the ferry to Santorini, the island that travelers around the world often place at the top of their bucket list. Gaze up at the steep sides of the caldera cliffs as your ship cruises into port, and after you’ve checked into your hotel, take time to do some exploring. If you’re not up for the trek between Oia and Thira, arguably the most popular hiking route, bringing dazzling views of the caldera and the Aegean beyond, you might want to simply enjoy relaxing in one of the many fantastic eateries that offers hat breathtaking vista. Be sure to stick around for sunset, one of the most memorable experiences on the island.
There’s truly no way better to experience the iconic colorful skies as the sun dips below the sparkling expanse of the sapphire Aegean than by embarking on a sunset cruise on Santorini. You’ll be able to enjoy this highlight today, sailing along the caldera cliffs before that magical hour arrives. Along the way you’ll have opportunities for swimming and relaxing on the shores of both Red and White beach, enjoy a soak in the warm waters of natural volcanic springs and a delicious meal. The crowning moment, of course, will be capturing that postcard-perfect sunset shot, so don’t forget your camera.
Enjoy an entire day to do as much or as little as you like on Santorini. A visit to the ancient settlement of Akrotiri is really a must. Around 3600 BC the island was home to an important civilization, with discoveries made near Akrotiri revealing evidence of an ancient Minoan colony. The archaeological excavation site featuring ruins from the prehistoric city was first discovered in the 19th-century. The once thriving town was buried by a massive volcanic eruption similar to Pompeii, and today visitors can witness multi-level buildings and drainage systems, including pipes with running water and even ancient toilets, the oldest ever discovered, along with remarkable Minoan frescoes and other artifacts.
Santorini - Athens
Prepare to fly back to Athens in the morning. While it’s never easy to leave Santorini, a wonderful stress-melting day awaits in the capital city. You’ll enjoy a wine and spa experience, including a bathing ritual from the East that’s believed to purify body and soul. Visit an authentic, traditional hammam, choosing from a variety of relaxing options that all begin with a steam bath followed by indulgent treatments like mud facials, full body exfoliation and aromatherapy massage. After you’re nice and relaxed, you’ll take that even further by sipping an aromatic oriental tea and enjoying a Turkish delight. The experience is capped off with a glass of sparkling Greek wine.
The final day of your relaxing wellness journey through Greece has arrived. After breakfast, you’ll be met by private transfer to Athens International Airport. Prepare for flight back home or for further travels. If you’d like to extend your trip, be sure to contact our travel experts for advice.
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