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

Greece by Yacht
(12 Days)
Mykonos with Delos & Rhenia, Paros with Antiparos & Folegandros, Santorini, Porto Heli with Hydra & Spetses

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
(7 days)
Athens & Delphi, Crete

Romantic Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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

Greece In Style
(11 Days)
Santorini, Athens, Porto Heli

Luxuries of Mainland Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Porto Heli

Peloponnese in Depth
(10 days)
Athens, Costa Navarino & Olympia, Monemvasia, Porto Heli

Discover Greece
(12 days)
Athens & Delphi, Paros & Antiparos, Naxos

Insider Greece: Athens & Spectacular Scenery of the Cyclades
(11 days)
Athens, Milos & Sifnos, Santorini

Multi-country Tours

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

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

Highlights of Greece & Turkey

(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus

This luxurious private tour visits the most fascinating historic and leisure locations in Greece and Turkey. With your own private driver and guide, enjoy comprehensive touring in the ancient-meets-modern city of Athens, savor the sun-bleached charm of Mykonos and the sublime beauty of Santorini, explore the legendary mosques and bazaars of Istanbul, visit the stunning Greek and Roman ruins at Ephesus, and marvel at the one-of-a-kind topography and amazing caves of Cappadocia.

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, or 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.

Fly to Istanbul. During flexible private touring, visit sights such as the Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and its Harem, the Rustem Pasha Mosque, an ancient underground cistern, and Istanbul's Spice Market. Shop for carpets and kilim, jewelry, glass, textiles and antiques at the Grand Bazaar and at our favorite boutiques. Also visit Istanbul's most interesting museums, including the Istanbul Modern. There will also be time to enjoy the city's wonderful cafes and vibrant neighborhoods.

Next, fly inland to Cappadocia to explore ancient subterranean cities filled with frescoed churches and cave dwellings in Goreme, Kaymakli and other locations. Also visit a local winery, shops selling the local style of carpets, and a pottery studio. Accommodation is in a luxury cave-style hotel. One morning, if desired, enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia's dramatic landscapes while the sun rises.

Continue to Izmir. With your expert private guide, tour the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus, the Terrace Houses and Ephesus Museum, as well as the nearby House of the Virgin Mary. Also tour Izmir's bazaars and cultural highlights.

Finally, fly back to Istanbul and enjoy additional city touring and flexible shopping. Also enjoy a boat ride on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating old Istanbul from new, Europe from Asia.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Athens, Greece
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Athens
Full-day private tour, including optional sunset excursion to Temple of Poseidon
Day 3 Athens – Mykonos
Private transfer to ferry to Mykonos. Private transfer to resort for 2 nights
Day 4 Mykonos
Half-day private excursion to Delos. Afternoon at leisure
Day 5 Mykonos – Santorini
Private transfer to ferry to Santorini. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights
Day 6 Santorini
Half-day private island tour
Day 7 Santorini
At leisure
Day 8 Santorini – Istanbul, Turkey
Private airport transfer for flight to Athens. Assistance to connecting flight to Istanbul (flight not included). Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 9 Istanbul
Full-day private city tour
Day 10 Istanbul – Cappadocia
Private transfer to flight to Cappadocia for 2 nights. Full-day private touring
Day 11 Cappadocia
Option sunrise hot air balloon ride. Full-day private touring
Day 12 Cappadocia – Izmir
Private transfer to Ankara for flight to Izmir with touring en route. Overnight stay in Izmir
Day 13 Izmir & Ephesus – Istanbul
Full-day private tour of Ephesus. Late afternoon flight to Istanbul for 2 nights
Day 14 Istanbul
Half-day private tour. Afternoon private Bosphorus tour
Day 15 Depart Istanbul
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Athens:

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Mykonos: Santa Marina Resort or Grace Mykonos
Santorini: Canaves Suites or Grace Santorini
Istanbul: Four Seasons Sultanahmet (first stay)
Four Seasons Bosphorus or Ciragan Palace (second stay)
Cappadocia: Argos Hotel or Museum Hotel
Izmir: Swissotel Buyuk Efes

Cost
$25,315 Per person (based on double occupancy)

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

Greece by Yacht
(12 Days)
Mykonos with Delos & Rhenia, Paros with Antiparos & Folegandros, Santorini, Porto Heli with Hydra & Spetses

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
(7 days)
Athens & Delphi, Crete

Romantic Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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

Greece In Style
(11 Days)
Santorini, Athens, Porto Heli

Luxuries of Mainland Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Porto Heli

Peloponnese in Depth
(10 days)
Athens, Costa Navarino & Olympia, Monemvasia, Porto Heli

Discover Greece
(12 days)
Athens & Delphi, Paros & Antiparos, Naxos

Insider Greece: Athens & Spectacular Scenery of the Cyclades
(11 days)
Athens, Milos & Sifnos, Santorini

Multi-country Tours

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

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

Testimonials

Thank you so much for arranging so many fantastic experiences during our trip to Greece. We were absolutely impressed by the quality and meticulous attention to detail on all aspects of the tour.
~ R.H., New York, NY

Our Greece and Turkey trip was a great experience. Accommodations were first class all the way. Our private sunset boat tour in Santorini was exceptional and a highlight.
~ C.M., McAllen, Texas

Another great trip with Artisans of Leisure! Greece and Turkey were just unbelievable. Guides were GREAT. All drivers were phenomenal. 
~ P.R., Laguna Niguel, CA

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