(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete
This luxurious private tour visits the highlights of Greece. With your own driver and guide, 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 for two nights. During private touring, visit the city’s ancient Agora, the Acropolis and the spectacular new Acropolis Museum. Also explore local open-air markets and the charming, taverna-lined Plaka neighborhood. Opt to continue your city touring and visit museums such as the Benaki Museum and Goulandris Foundation that showcase the best of Greek archaeology, history, folk art, Cycladic art, coins and jewelry, or take an excursion along the beautiful coast to the Temple of Poseidon.
Next, you will be transferred to the port for the ferry to Mykonos for two nights at a luxury beach resort. One day, enjoy an 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 and to enjoy the boutiques and restaurants in town.
Continue by ferry to Santorini for three nights. Enjoy a half-day private tour to explore photogenic Oia, visit a black sand beach, savor a wine-tasting of Santorini’s refreshing whites and rosés, and visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera with its clay pots and frescoes from the excavation at Akrotiri.
The tour concludes in Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands and the ancient home of the enterprising Minoan civilization, which dates back more than 3,500 years. Upon arrival, enjoy a private tour of the fascinating Palace of Knossos before being transferred to your resort for three nights. In addition to free time at your resort, there will also be a private tour that includes local villages such as Kritsa, a traditional mountain village known for its crafts and Byzantine art.
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour
Private half-day city tour or optional excursion to Temple of Poseidon
Athens – Mykonos
Private transfer to port for ferry to Mykonos. Private transfer to resort for 2 nights
Morning excursion to Delos. Afternoon at leisure
Mykonos – Santorini
Private transfer to port for ferry to Santorini. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights
Half-day private tour of island
Santorini – Crete
Private transfer to port for ferry to Crete. Private tour of Palace of Knossos on arrival. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights
Half-day private tour of villages
Private airport transfer
Hotel Grande Bretagne or Arion Resort & Spa
Mykonos Blu or Santa Marina Resort & Viilas
Mystique or Vedema Resort
Blue Palace Resort & Spa or Elounda Beach Hotel
Per person (based on double occupancy)
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