- Tour the Acropolis with a knowledgeable private guide
- Meet local winemakers in Nemea and taste their red wines
- Sail around the captivating coast of Nafplio on a boat tour
- Enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience on the island of Mykonos
- Let a professional photographer capture you in Santorini's scenic spots
|Day 1||Arrive in Athens & Attend a Wine Tasting||Athens|
|Day 2||Tour the Acropolis & Catch Sunset Over the Cape||Athens|
|Day 3||Enjoy a Scenic Ride to Nafplio||Nafplio|
|Day 4||Take a Winery & Farm Tour of Nemea||Nafplio|
|Day 5||Sail Around Nafplio||Nafplio|
|Day 6||Transfer to Mykonos||Mykonos|
|Day 7||Relax on the Beach in Mykonos||Mykonos|
|Day 8||Taste Wines Produced on the Island||Mykonos|
|Day 9||Boat to Santorini||Santorini|
|Day 10||Tour Santorini's Wineries||Santorini|
|Day 11||Go on a Catamaran Cruise in the Caldera Lagoon||Santorini|
|Day 12||Enjoy a Photoshoot Around the Island||Santorini|
|Day 13||Depart Athens|
Day 1: Arrive in Athens & Attend a Wine TastingWelcome to Athens! Start your adventure with a stroll to accomplish a little 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. Alternatively, there's the Benaki Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, or the National Gallery for a taste of fine art. And for those interested in acquiring a unique souvenir, visit the off-the-beaten-path Museum of Cycladic Art or the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology. In the evening, you'll further orient yourself to the ancient city with a wine tasting.
Day 2: Tour the Acropolis & Catch Sunset Over the CapeExplore Athens' top attraction today on a guided walking tour of the Acropolis. You'll learn about the ancient Greek civilization that flourished here thousands of years ago as you walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, viewing the 5th-century BCE ruins of the rocky hilltop as your guide shares stories of the country's history, culture, and mythology. You'll visit all the significant monuments on this tour, starting with the Propylaea at the entrance and the Temple of Athena Nike next to it. At the iconic Parthenon, you'll learn more about Athena, Athens' patron goddess and the city's protector. Keep walking to the sacred Temple of Erechtheion to find out more about Greece's cultural heritage.
A Greek food tour awaits to satisfy the appetite you've gained exploring the Acropolis. You'll make your way through various neighborhoods and taste local delicacies with your guide. Stop into the Athens Central Food Market (Varvakios Agora), where you'll sample regional delicacies made by Greek cheese-makers, pastry chefs, and food vendors.
Day 3: Enjoy a Scenic Ride to NafplioTransfer to Nafplio today. You'll follow a scenic route that runs along the Saronic Gulf coastline and through the Isthmus of Corinth. Enjoy views of the sea and the Saronic Islands as your driver shares interesting facts about the area's history and culture. Once past Corinth, you'll continue through arid countryside filled with olive groves, rocky hills, and ancient ruins. You're welcome to request a stop at the archaeological site of Mycenae, which features ruins dating back to the Neolithic Age around 5,000 BCE.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time exploring Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece and one of the country's most beautiful towns. Featuring a mix of Venetian, Ottoman, and Greek architecture, Nafplio is famous for the Bourtzi Fort, built on the small islet of Agioi Theodoroi, and Palamidi, built high on a hilltop.
Day 4: Take a Winery & Farm Tour of NemeaToday's half-day private guided tour around Nemea delves into two fundamental aspects of Greece: its ancient mythology and its winemaking history. Your first stop is at the archaeological site of Nemea, where you'll visit the Temple of Zeus and the ancient stadium where the Nemean Games took place. You'll also be privy to other major events in Nemea's storied past.
Fittingly for your time in a famous winemaking area, your tour ends with a visit to a boutique winery. Meet the winemakers, who will communicate their passion for their work as they explain more about Nemean and Greek wine. They'll also prepare a private wine tasting for you.
Day 5: Sail Around NafplioToday, go on a half-day sailing tour, complete with refreshments, along the coast of scenic Nafplio. You'll depart from Nafplio's harbor and head out toward the village of Xiropigado. Stop at Nekrotafio Beach to swim or snorkel in the clear, turquoise waters. You're welcome to use masks and fins from the boat. You'll continue your cruise toward the village of Tolo. As you glide through the water, enjoy fresh fruit and take photos of the well-known Karathona Beach. Before reaching Tolo, you'll pull into a protected bay set between the islets of Romvi and Daskalio. Enjoy another swim and savor a meal prepared by the onboard chef.
Day 6: Transfer to Mykonos
Catch a brief flight 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 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 line the seafront.
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Day 7: Relax on the Beach in MykonosToday, revel in the island's unparalleled beauty, white-sand beaches, and turquoise waters. In addition to Agios Sostis and Ftelia Beach, there are many notable beach areas to discover around Mykonos.
Fokos and Kalafatisa are quiet beaches suitable for families. Psarrou is a world-famous beach with fashionable beach clubs, Panormos is home to a popular restaurant, and Elia has fine white sand and fantastic sea views. Kalo Livadi is a gorgeous little beach on the east side of Mykonos, ideal for swimming.In the late afternoon, head back to your hotel to enjoy more relaxation by the pool. Then taste some of Mykonos' local recipes in one of the restaurants in town. Try kopanisti cheese, kremidopita (onion pie), and louza, the Myconian prosciutto. Finally, it's time to hit the town! You can't miss the incredible nightlife in Mykonos, as it's some of the best in the world.
Day 8: Taste Wines Produced on the IslandDiscover Mykonos' wine and culinary traditions at an organic vineyard and farm with today's guided tour of Maou, a family-owned historic 19th-century monastery vineyard. Here, in the countryside of Mykonos, enjoy an authentic farm-to-table experience and wine tasting.
You'll start with a tour of the property. As you walk, learn about the vineyard's biodynamic cultivation, the winemaking process, and the gastronomic traditions of Mykonos. At your farm-to-table experience, you'll taste traditional products and recipes stemming from Mykonos and the greater Cyclades area, all paired together with organic wines. The evening is free to relax or continue exploring as you choose.
Day 9: Boat to SantoriniTake the high-speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini. The trip will last approximately two hours. On arrival, you'll take in the island's central caldera—the site of one of the most significant 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.
Day 10: Tour Santorini's WineriesTaste the unique and delicious wines of Santorini, produced with indigenous grapes grown in the island's volcanic soil, on a private wine tour. The island's vines escaped the devastating Phylloxera that spread around Europe in the late 19th century. As a result, Santorini has some of the oldest vines on the continent.
To start, you'll get to know your local wine expert and receive a brief introduction to the island's winemaking history throughout the centuries. Then, you'll head out to Santorini's famous and prestigious wineries, where you'll taste several varieties as you visit three of the island's most traditional vineyards. Enjoy walking through the vineyards and learning about the winemaking process exclusive to Santorini. As you sip, you'll also have the chance to try fresh bread and local cheeses.
Day 11: Go on a Catamaran Cruise in the Caldera Lagoon
Day 12: Enjoy a Photoshoot Around the Island
Day 13: Depart AthensToday the trip comes to an end. Transfer back to Athens, then head to the airport to catch a flight out. Safe travels!
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