Private luxury tours in Greece

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Luxury Greece Tours

Highlights of Greece
(12 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete

A Week in Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Greece: City & Sea
(8 days)
Athens, Santorini

Exclusive Greece
(10 days)
Athens, Santorini, Porto Heli

Classical Greece
(7 days)
Athens & Delphi, Kalambaka & Meteora, Thessaloniki

Best of Crete
(9 days)
Chania, Elounda

Family Tour of Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Santorini, Crete

Introduction to Athens & Crete
(10 days)
Athens & Delphi, Chania, Elounda

Romantic Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Essence of Greece
(13 days)
Athens & Delphi, Rhodes, Santorini, Crete

 

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Greece & Turkey
(15 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia

Culinary Tour of Greece and Turkey
(10 days)
Athens, Crete, Istanbul

Highlights of Greece

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete

This luxurious private tour visits the highlights of Greece. With your own guide and driver, enjoy comprehensive touring of the historic, culinary and cultural highlights of Athens; explore the backstreets of Mykonos and the ruins on the nearby island of Delos; savor the sublime beauty of Santorini; and tour ruins and traditional villages on Crete.

Begin in Athens, the capital of Greece and a showcase of ancient civilization. During private touring with your expert guide, visit the city’s top sights such as the breathtaking Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient ruins (including the Parthenon), and the wonderful Acropolis Museum. Also explore the Agora, local markets, and the charming, taverna-lined Plaka neighborhood. Depending on your interests, other options include riding the funicular up Mount Lycabettus or visiting specialty museums such as the Benaki Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. If desired, take an excursion along the beautiful coast to Cape Sounion to watch the sunset at the ancient Temple of Poseidon. There will also be time to enjoy the city’s excellent restaurants and lively neighborhoods.

Next, stay at a luxury beach resort on the island of Mykonos. Enjoy a guided excursion to the nearby island of Delos, which was the religious and political center of the Greek Isles for 1,000 years and has impressive ruins and artifacts. There will also be plenty of time to relax at your resort or explore the boutiques, restaurants and whitewashed backstreets of Mykonos Town.

Continue to unforgettable Santorini, a beautiful volcanic island with dramatic landscapes, and stay in a luxury resort overlooking the caldera. During private touring, visit the photogenic clifftop village of Oia, enjoy a wine tasting of Santorini’s refreshing white and rose wines, and tour the fascinating ruins of the ancient city of Akrotiri. Also enjoy time at leisure to relax at your resort. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional touring and activities, such as horseback riding, hiking or biking along the wine routes. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a private boat excursion in the caldera with opportunities for swimming and stopping at the island's distinctive black- and red-sand beaches.

The tour concludes in Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands and ancient home of the enterprising Minoan civilization, which dates back more than 3,500 years. During private touring around Elounda, visit the village of Kritsa to see Byzantine frescoes and browse for local crafts, explore the ruins of the Doric city of Lato perched in the beautiful hills, and take a boat to Spinalonga, an atmospheric island with a ruined fort and a fascinating history. There will also be time to relax at your luxurious seaside resort and enjoy the shops and restaurants in the charming nearby beach town.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as a cooking class focused on Cretan recipes, a tour of a local olive oil estate, a tour of the Minoan Palace of Malia or Palace of Knossos, hiking in the hills, or a visit to Lassithi to see the cave where the Greek god Zeus was born.

This tour can easily be extended to include a stay at the exclusive Amanzoe resort—one of Greece’s most deluxe properties—or in nearby Turkey or elsewhere in Europe.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Athens

VIP airport assistance. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 2 Athens

Morning private city tour. Sunset excursion to Temple of Poseidon

Day 3 Athens – Mykonos

Private transfer to port for ferry to Mykonos. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 4 Mykonos

Privately guided morning tour of Delos. Afternoon at leisure

Day 5 Mykonos

At leisure

Day 6 Mykonos – Santorini

Private transfer to port for ferry to Santorini. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 7 Santorini

Half-day private tour, including the excavation at Akrotiri

Day 8 Santorini

At leisure

Day 9 Santorini – Crete

Private transfer to port for ferry to Crete. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 10 Crete

Privately guided excursion to the island of Spinalonga

Day 11 Crete

Half-day private tour of villages and ruins

Day 12 Depart Crete
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Athens:

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Mykonos: Santa Marina Resort or Grace Mykonos
Santorini:

Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites or Mystique

Crete: Blue Palace Resort & Spa

Cost
$15,545 Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
$17,685 Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)