Hit three major hotspots on this tour of some of Greece's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with a day to experience the Acropolis and buzzing neighborhoods before hopping a ferry to glamorous Mykonos. Here you'll explore beaches, boardwalks, and nightlife under the eyes of the island's famous windmills. Make a quick visit to Paros and neighboring Antiparos, and end the trip in Santorini with its classic white-topped cliffs and caldera views, complete with island cruising, wine tasting, and stunning sunsets to spare.
If planning your vacation in August, pop into the 3-day festival Routes of Marpissa, occurring in the last days of the month. This festival offers thematic forays and highlights of architecture, folklore, music, visual arts, and the environment.
Just outside Marpissa is the modern dairy Parion, where you can taste and buy yogurt and many fresh kinds of cheese. Try local favorites myzithra and xynomyzithra, ladotyri cheese matured in olive oil, or the spicy kefalotyri cheese. The dairy produces all varieties from local cow’s milk using traditional methods and no additives.
Other scenic villages include Lefkes and Prodromos, connected by a Byzantine footpath. This trail is famous for its historical importance and scenic vistas in the late afternoon. Enjoy relaxed hiking and end at the Kallitehniko Kafenio (meaning “Artistic Coffeeshop”) to taste traditional mezes (similar to appetizers or tapas) and homemade dishes.
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The stunning Cyclades are a group of Greek islands famous for their unique architecture, cosmopolitan nightlife, impressive history, and rocky landscapes. You'll start in Paros, where golden sand beaches and charming villages are yours to explore. Then hop a ferry to neighboring Naxos for a tour of Chora, beautiful whitewashed villages, and countryside filled with churches, archaeological sites, and local distilleries.
Both culture and nature lovers will enjoy this 12-day tour of Greece. Starting in Athens then traveling to Delphi, you'll learn all about classical Greek history and unparalleled museums and archeological sites. Then, the relaxation begins in Mykonos, where you'll meet your charter yacht. Spend the rest of your trip sailing around the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, a quintessential and unforgettable Greek experience.
Get out into the Greek islands with your school-age children on this 10-day trip. You'll start with an introduction to some of the country's most famous myths and landmarks in Athens before you head out to sea. Your first island stop is Paros, known for its beaches and open blue waters, then head to the whitewashed architecture and cliffside sunsets of Santorini before you return to Athens.