- Go island-hopping in a traditional Greek sailboat
- Visit the Acropolis in Athens and the city's top museums
- Discover the charming Little Venice neighborhood of Mykonos
- Explore the island of Paros in your rental car
- Sample local wines at a winery on Santorini
|Day 1||Arrive in Athens & Sightsee||Athens|
|Day 2||Boat to Agistri, Moni & Aegina||Athens|
|Day 3||Transfer to Mykonos & Relax on the Island||Mykonos|
|Day 4||Go on a Cruise to Delos & Rhenia||Mykonos|
|Day 5||Sail to the Island of Paros||Paros|
|Day 6||Discover the Picturesque Villages of Paros||Paros|
|Day 7||Relax in Santorini||Santorini|
|Day 8||Tour the Traditional Villages of Santorini||Santorini|
|Day 9||Taste Wines in a Local Winery||Santorini|
|Day 10||Depart Santorini - 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. First, head to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. 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: Transfer to Mykonos & Relax on the Island
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.
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Day 4: Go on a Cruise to Delos & RheniaToday, 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 5: Sail to the Island of Paros
Sail on the Aegean Sea today, enjoying its crystal clear waters as you make your way to magnificent beaches on the islands of Paros and Antiparos. You'll be able to go swimming or snorkeling off the boat at the Blue Lagoon while the crew prepares a Greek-style barbecue for you. Then the boat continues to Antiparos, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the island on foot. The Hora (Main Town) of Antiparos is built around a 15th-century Venetian castle. The stone-paved streets, whitewashed alleys, and houses trimmed with vibrant bougainvilleas are incredibly picturesque, as is the central square, shaded by eucalyptus trees. You'll spend the night on the island of Paros tonight and the following night.
Day 6: Discover the Picturesque Villages of Paros
Today you'll discover the picturesque villages of Paros with your rental car. Start in Parikia, the capital of the island. Visit the island's Archaeological Museum, ancient marble quarries, and the small village of Kostos, known for its pottery tradition. Head to the mountain village of Lefkes for wonderful views over the landscape and sea. You'll finish the tour in Naoussa, taking some time to wander through the village's picturesque alleys and colorful port.
Day 7: Relax in SantoriniThis 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 8: 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 9: Taste Wines in a Local Winery
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 10: Depart Santorini - 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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