Idyllic islands, ancient history, boating adventures, gourmet food and wine — this sweeping 15-day tour around Greece has it all! You'll start with several days exploring the beautiful island of Corfu before heading to the mainland, where you'll discover Athens on thematic tours dedicated to street food and Greek mythology. Continue to Mykonos for sailing tours around nearby islands, a visit to a traditional farm, and time to relax on the beach. The grand finale of the itinerary is a four-day stretch on Santorini, known for its dramatic volcano and world-famous sunsets. You'll see the sun go down over the sea on an afternoon sailing trip on the last day of the journey.

Highlights

  • Tour the charming Old Town of Corfu City 
  • Go on a Greek mythology-focused tour of Athens
  • Visit a traditional seaside farm on Mykonos
  • Sample Greek wines where they're produced
  • Finish the trip with a sunset cruise around Santorini

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Athens & Transfer to Corfu Corfu
Day 2 Tour the Old Town  Corfu
Day 3 Boat Around Palaiokastritsa Corfu
Day 4 Sightsee in Athens Athens
Day 5 Learn About Mythology in Athens Athens
Day 6 Take a Food Tour of Athens Athens
Day 7 Sail to Mykonos Mykonos
Day 8 Cruise Around Rhenia & Delos Mykonos
Day 9 Enjoy a Day at the Beach Mykonos
Day 10 Visit an Island Farm Mykonos
Day 11 Relax on Santorini Santorini
Day 12 Explore Santorini Santorini
Day 13 Sightsee & Enjoy Santorini Santorini
Day 14 Take a Sunset Volcano Cruise Santorini
Day 15 Depart Santorini - End of Trip  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Athens & Transfer to Corfu

Sunset over town and the Old Fortress
The Old Fortress of Corfu
Welcome to Greece! You'll start in Athens, catching a quick domestic flight to the island of Corfu. The settlement of Corfu City has two historic guardians, the Old Fort and the New Fort. The former was built in the thirteenth century and is surrounded by a seawater moat. It features a slew of iconography, including the Porta Sopranza, the winged lions of Saint Mark, and the Doric-inspired Church of St. George. The New Fort, meanwhile, boasts cubist military architecture. Check into your hotel before going out for a stroll around sandstone beaches and the Pompeiian-inspired Achillion Palace. Have a relaxing meal in an outdoor café before getting some rest for the night. 

Day 2: Tour the Old Town 

Old Town Ultimate Tour
Touring Corfu's Old Town
Explore Corfu's Old Town today on a private tour. Your guide will take you to the two emblematic fortresses, located at the edges of the old town, as well as the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the church of St. Spyridon, Durrell’s Garden, Town Hall, and the Spianada, the largest square in Greece. You'll have time along the tour to stop in cafés and shops. The evening is yours to relax.

Day 3: Boat Around Palaiokastritsa

Palaiokastritsa Boat Tour
Boating around Palaiokastritsa 
Explore Corfu’s west coast, only accessible by sea, on a motorboat tour today. Throughout the trip, you'll see beautiful green bays, dark caves, and the magnificent natural landscape of Palaiokastritsa and the surrounding area. The boat will stop on a deserted beach where you can snorkel in the crystal clear blue waters offshore. You'll head back to Corfu City later in the day, enjoying one last dinner on the island.

Day 4: Sightsee in Athens

Monastiraki Square and Sunset over Plaka
Monastiraki Square in Athens
Catch a flight back to Athens. In the afternoon, get out for some sightseeing. Those interested in history and mythology might choose to visit the National Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Agora, or the Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos. View fine art at Benaki Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, or the National Gallery. You could also go off the beaten path at the Museum of Cycladic Art, where you can buy truly unique souvenirs, or the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. You'll overnight in the city. 

Day 5: Learn About Mythology in Athens

The Parthenon at the Athenian Acropolis
Today you'll get a crash course in Greek mythology. Experience the ancient stories surrounding you with today's guided mythology tour. You'll meet your guide and storyteller at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, then head to landmarks around the city, including the Acropolis, the ancient cemetery at Kerameikos, and the Agora. The city's myths will accompany you as you go, with stories of Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Dionysus, and more. Hear the stories themselves and the historic facts behind them, adding resonance to the archaeological ruins you'll visit during this four-hour tour.
 
Enjoy another guided tour at the Acropolis Museum in the afternoon. Named one of the ten best museums in the world by National Geographic, this modern museum houses a multitude of artifacts removed from the hill of the Acropolis for safekeeping to provide insight into ancient religious practices and daily life. Linger for lunch in the museum's cafe, with views of the artifacts' former hilltop home. As night falls, you may be able to visit the Athens Observatory to learn about the constellations overhead and take a look through the telescope.

Day 6: Take a Food Tour of Athens

Olives for sale at Athen's markets.
Olives for sale in a market in Athens

Meet your guide in Syntagma Square to start sampling the best of what the city's street food stalls have to offer. You'll learn about the Mediterranean diet and its benefits while strolling the city streets and exploring bustling open-air markets. Try Greek coffee at one of the city's landmark coffee houses, then pick up some street snacks to sample, from baklava to souvlaki. Venture into the aromatic Varvakios Market, the largest and most popular fish, meat, and vegetable market in the city, and explore the city's main spice street. You'll have the chance to try olive oils, honey, cheeses from around the country, cured meats, olives, and more. Later, spend your evening in the neighborhood of Koukaki, full of off-the-beaten-path wine bars and great local restaurants.

Day 7: Sail to Mykonos 

Little Venice in Mykonos
Colorful beachfront houses in Mykonos

Catch a ferry to Mykonos this morning and enjoy a free afternoon on the beautiful island! If you want to get your toes in the sand immediately, head to Agios Sostis beach to find your own quiet paradise. For a more active experience, Ftelia Beach is known for excellent windsurfing. Later, stroll through Little Venice, an 18th-century neighborhood where colorful former captains' mansions and seaside restaurants are lined up along the seafront. 

Day 8: Cruise Around Rhenia & Delos

Half Day Cruise with traditional motor sailing boat from Mykonos to Delos and Rinia
Sailing from Mykonos to Delos and Rinia
Today, you'll go on a half-day cruise on a traditional sailboat. The first stop is Delos. You'll go for a walk through the old town and visit the island's main archaeological site. As mythology has it, this is the birthplace of Apollo (god of light and the sun) and Artemis (goddess of the hunt). The second stop is Rhenia Island and a break on the beach at Skinos Bay, known for its clear azure waters. You'll head back to Mykonos later in the day. 

Day 9: Enjoy a Day at the Beach

Mykonos from above
Mykonos from above
Spend your daylight hours basking on one of Mykonos's many lovely beaches. Agios Sostis is ideal for relaxing while Ftelia is excellent for windsurfing and sailing. Elia, considered one of Mykonos's most beautiful beaches, has one of the longest stretches of sand on the island. Platis Gialos is a popular beach lined with hotels and restaurants. 

Day 10: Visit an Island Farm

A donkey on Mykonos

Today you'll visit a traditional farm on Mykonos. Learn about the cultivation of grapes to make wine, take in sweeping views of the ocean, and interact with animals including donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, dogs and cats. You'll get a guided tour of the property before a tasting of white, rosé, and red wines produced onsite. Head back to town for a free evening.

Day 11: Relax on Santorini

Sunset in Santorini
Sunset in Santorini
This morning you'll board a boat for the next island, Santorini. On arrival, you'll take in the island's central caldera — the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history — rising above you. The island's volcanic history has led to the formation of some of the most unique beaches in the Greek islands, along with the dramatic cliff views on the island's caldera side. Spend your day relaxing at the beach or strolling on one of Santorini’s scenic walking routes. For dinner, sample the island's signature cherry tomatoes and white eggplant, typically served as side dishes with fresh seafood. 

Day 12: Explore Santorini

Tables overlooking the water in Imerovigli

In the morning, visit Prophet Elias Monastery, the highest spot on the island. Walk around Megalochori, one of the most picturesque villages on the island. You'll also go on a walking tour of the village of Emporio. Take a break for lunch before heading to Red Beach, one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on Santorini. In the afternoon, you'll have the chance to sample wines at a local winery nearby. At sunset, catch the views of the Blue Dome Church at Firostefani and the spectacular landscape below.

Day 13: Sightsee & Enjoy Santorini

Boats off the coast of Santorini

Explore the southeastern part of the island today, starting with a visit to the village of Kamari. Stop into Panagia Episkopi, the oldest Byzantine church on the island. Relax on the beach after lunch, then head to Canava Ouzo for a guided tasting of locally produced spirits, including ouzo. Another option is to visit Avantis Winery to taste wines and explore the viticulture tradition of Santorini.

Day 14: Take a Sunset Volcano Cruise

Sunset in Santorini 

On the last full day of the trip, sail around Santorini and visit the islands of Nea Kameni and Thirasia on a six-hour cruise. The excursion starts from the port of Santorini. Your first destination will be the famous volcano of Santorini. After about twenty more minutes of sailing, you will reach Nea Kameni’s jetty. Hop off the boat and hike to the volcano’s ridge, then return to the boat and keep sailing to hot springs on the island of Palea Kameni. Wade into shallow waters mixed with mud, sulfur, iron, and other volcanic metals — the dip has various health benefits! Continue sailing to Thirasia Island, where you'll stop for a short swim. The end of the sailing excursion coincides with a gorgeous sunset. It's the perfect way to end your trip!

Day 15: Depart Santorini - End of Trip

Santorini's Red Beach
The trip comes to an end today. You'll head to the airport to catch a flight out. Safe travels!

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