- Discover classical antiquities at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
- Cruise from Mykonos to Delos and Rinia on a traditional boat
- Sample local spirits, including ouzo, during a guided tasting
- Explore quiet villages on the island of Santorini
- Relax on gorgeous Elafonissi Beach, famed for its turquoise waters
|Day 1||Arrive in Athens & Sightsee||Athens|
|Day 2||Boat to Agistri, Moni & Aegina||Athens|
|Day 3||Visit the Acropolis||Athens|
|Day 4||Transfer to Mykonos||Mykonos|
|Day 5||Go on a Cruise to Delos & Rinia||Mykonos|
|Day 6||Relax in Santorini||Santorini|
|Day 7||Tour the Traditional Villages of Santorini||Santorini|
|Day 8||Taste Local Spirits||Santorini|
|Day 9||Travel to Heraklion||Heraklion|
|Day 10||Visit the Cave of Zeus & Attend a Wine Tasting||Heraklion|
|Day 11||Get Off the Beaten Path in East Crete||Heraklion|
|Day 12||Go on a Self-guided Tour of Chania||Chania|
|Day 13||Chill Out on Elafonissi Beach||Chania|
|Day 14||Depart Chania - End of Trip|
Day 1: Arrive in Athens & SightseeWelcome to Greece! Your private driver will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in 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 2: Boat to Agistri, Moni & AeginaSet sail for the Saronic Islands — Agistri, Moni, and Aegina — aboard a spacious Greek sailboat. Find your favorite spot on deck to soak up the Mediterranean sun while island-hopping! From ancient temples and wild peacocks to pristine beaches and an optional bike ride, there’s something for everyone at each stop along the way. Swim and snorkel right off the boat, then indulge in a delicious Greek lunch served on the boat.
Day 3: Visit the Acropolis
Day 4: Transfer to MykonosCatch 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 5: Go on a Cruise to Delos & RiniaToday, 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 Rinia 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 6: Relax in SantoriniIt's time to say goodbye to Mykonos! Your driver will take you to the port, where 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 7: Tour the Traditional Villages of Santorini
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 8: Taste Local Spirits
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.
Day 9: Travel to HeraklionBid farewell to Santorini and get ready for another fascinating island — Crete! Take the ferry to the port of Heraklion. In the afternoon, you'll visit Heraklion's Archaeological Museum, with one of the largest collections of Minoan artifacts in the world. This is an excellent crash course to prepare you for the site you'll visit tomorrow — the 3500-year-old Palace of Knossos, a sprawling maze of royal chambers, grand staircases, storerooms, and workshops. This evocative Bronze Age site is believed to be Europe's oldest city. Have a relaxing meal in a beachfront restaurant before tomorrow's excursion.
Day 10: Visit the Cave of Zeus & Attend a Wine TastingThe day starts with a guided tour of the Palace at Knossos. Next, you will journey to the mountainous East Crete and the Dikti Mountains with your guide. You will visit ancient Cretan villages, engage with locals, and take in views of the region's stunning landscapes. Break for coffee under an ancient tree in the traditional village of Krasi before touring the Cave of Zeus. On the trip back, you will visit a family-owned traditional ceramic workshop and a Byzantine monastery. Finish the day with a meal in an authentic Cretan tavern.
Day 11: Get Off the Beaten Path in East CreteAfter breakfast, begin a memorable journey deeper into the heart of East Crete. The first stop will be in an ancient Cretan village, an authentic center of weaving that's famous for its textile shops. The next village over is famous for its traditional cafés and abundant fruits. It's a cozy spot to enjoy a coffee served with ripe local fruits. You will also have the opportunity to visit the historic Church of Panagia Kera. The tour continues in one of the most beautiful wild gorges of East Crete, where you'll go hiking with your guide, spotting wildflowers, waterfalls, wild goats, and Cretan Golden eagles along the way. Finish the day relaxing on a beach by the Libyan Sea, an area known for its emerald blue waters and craggy coastline.
Day 12: Go on a Self-guided Tour of ChaniaChania is the second-largest city in Crete and one of the most scenic spots on the island. Discover this former Venetian city today, including its charming 14th-century harbor, narrow streets with winding alleys, and colorful architecture influenced by past Ottoman and Egyptian eras. While you're exploring the area, don't miss the elevated neighborhoods of Topanas, Splantzia, Kolombo, and Kasteli — great for panoramic harbor views, Cretan taverns, and architectural history. You can see the ruins of the Minoan city of Kydonia and high walls of former Venetian moats integrated into the city. Other highlights include the Municipal Market of Chania, the neighboring Municipal Garden, and the Botanical Parks and Gardens of Crete. Finish the day with sunset drinks on the rooftop at one of Chania's bars overlooking the town and harbor below.
Day 13: Chill Out on Elafonissi BeachOn the way to one of the most amazing pink sand beaches of the world — Elafonissi Beach — enjoy the beauty of Western Crete, with its dramatic panoramas, deep gorges, and sea caves. Before reaching Elafonissi, stop at the Monastery of Panagia Chrisoskalitissa (Our Lady of the Golden Step), a hilltop Orthodox monastery with a stunning view of the Libyan Sea. When you finally arrive at Elafonissi, you will notice how the lagoon blends together with waters from the Mediterranean and the Libyan Sea. Relax on pale pink sands, swim in shallow, clear waters, and finish the excursion with a seafood dinner in a locally run restaurant.
Day 14: Depart Chania - End of TripThe trip comes to an end today. You'll head to the airport to catch a flight out. Safe travels!
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