Need a vacation? Find your piece of paradise with the 2-week version of this laidback itinerary. Start with street food and native wine varietals in Athens, before heading to Tinos for a cultural tour. Glamorous Mykonos and Santorini are next, before continuing to Crete, where turquoise lagoons and village tours making sure you're fully blissed out before you go back to Athens.
You'll start by strolling through the countryside, stopping to chat with a few locals and learn about historic island professions and crafts. Along the way, you'll admire authentic cave houses as your guide shares stories about Santorini's essence before its famous earthquake changed it all. Then, enjoy this trip back in time along cobbled and ancient paths, weaving through the settlements of Pyrgos, Exo Gonia, and Mesa Gonia.
After a morning of walking, rest your feet at a local winery. You'll taste traditional Santorini wine uniquely grown in volcanic soil. Then, visit a microbrewery to try fresh, local beers. Compare the taste of the two and learn how the soil impacts the flavor.
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Itineraries with Santorini Villages Walking Tour
This excursion takes you through the major highlights of the country's capital and two of its most popular islands, all in a 6-day timespan. In Athens, you'll visit the iconic Parthenon constructed in 438 BC, then go souvenir shopping at the bustling Monastiraki flea market. In Mykonos and Santorini, you'll lay on famous beaches, explore agricultural villages, eat fresh cuisine, and of course watch the sunset.
Santorini is the glittering gem of the Cyclades. You'll spend five days exploring this iconic Greek island from top to bottom with beach time, volcano tours, and sunsets that'll take your breath away. Then ferry to neighboring Folegandros to relax on a smaller and lesser-visited (but no less beautiful) island, discovering empty coastline and medieval architecture before returning to Santorini for your departure.