Get to know ancient Athens and get a taste of island life on Santorini with this weeklong itinerary. Sample volcanic wine varietals in centuries-old vineyards, take a mythological tour of the capital, take a cooking class based on ancient Greek culinary methods, and more.
Your guide will collect you from either your hotel or a central point in Fira. After spending a little time exploring Fira, you’ll start your driving tour of the island. First, make a stop in charming Oia, Santorini's famous picture-perfect village. Enjoy the whitewashed facades and pastel-hued houses as you walk along twisting streets and soak in the scenery.
Next, you'll have the opportunity to visit some of Santorini's best off-the-beaten-path locales, including Prophet Elias Monastery, which sits atop the island's highest point and offers scenic panoramic views. Other stopping points include the medieval village and castle in Pyrgos and the quaint hamlet of Megalochori, amongst others.
To end your tour, you’ll visit the Estate Argyros Winery and enjoy wine tasting. As you sip, learn about the winery, the island's ancient vines, and the unique centuries-long winemaking process you'll find only in Santorini. Then, relax with a glass of wine as you gaze out into the Aegean Sea.
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Itineraries with Santorini Tour & Wine Tasting
Visit four distinct islands in Greece's most famous archipelago with this 12-day itinerary. Shop the glamorous boutiques of Mykonos, take a cooking workshop on cultural hotspot Naxos, experience village life on tiny Ios, and soak in the sun (and sunsets) of Santorini. Along the way, you'll enjoy lots of Greek history, glorious beach time, and pretty ferry rides across the Aegean sea.
From Athens to the islands, you'll experience some of the best Greece has to offer with this itinerary. Travel back in time in the capital, as you visit historic sites like the Acropolis and Delphi. Then make your way to the beaches of vibrant Mykonos, the sacred ruins of Delos, and the volcanic hills of Santorini. End your island hopping adventure in Crete, where you'll discover fascinating ruins and hike the stunning Samaria Gorge, before returning to Athens.
The glittering Cyclades span hundreds of miles, with centuries of history under their belt. Your trip through the island chain will start in glamorous Mykonos before a stop at relaxed Paros for lazy days of beaches and tavernas. Continue to Naxos and Ios, making your way to the volcanic sunsets and cliffside architecture of Santorini. Finally, head to Crete, where excellent cuisine and hospitality await.
Travel almost the entire length of Greece on this fun itinerary. You'll start with the myths of Athens, then travel to the modern nightlife mixed with traditional farms of Mykonos and Santorini. The ferry to Crete will take you back to the Palace of Knossos and era of stone villages, then return to Athens to use the city and neighboring Nafplio as your base for expeditions to even more ancient monuments.