Greece Luxury Travel

If you're planning a luxurious trip to Greece, kimkim has crafted itineraries that let you experience the splendor and charm of this ancient country. You might consider an option like this 9-day Luxury Cyclades Yacht Cruise, where you navigate the azure waters of the Cyclades, stopping at islands like Mykonos and lesser-known gems such as Milos. If you prefer a blend of city culture and laid-back island life, consider something like this 12-day Luxury Tour of Athens and the Cyclades, which combines a deep dive into Athens' rich history with leisurely days in Mykonos, Naxos, and Santorini. If you're after a romantic holiday, consider an itinerary like this 13-day Wine, Sun, and Romance adventure, which provides a comprehensive journey through Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini and includes private wine tastings, scenic boat tours, and a professional photoshoot to capture the memories. 

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Kick 10 days of luxury off in Athens, with iconic views over the Acropolis (photo courtesy of Dolli Hotel)
Map of 10 Days in Greece - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Greece - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Ten days in Greece is an excellent amount of time to delve into a highlights tour that features Athens, Crete, and three picturesque Cyclades islands. You can also cater the adventure to your interests. Choose a luxury gastronomy tour to uncover the best food of the mainland, Santorini, and Naxos, or a fast-paced trip featuring the ancient sites of Olympia, Meteora, and Crete. Adventure lovers can kayak and hike around the country, while sailing enthusiasts hop between the Cyclades by private yacht.

Hang out in Santorini's dreamy village of Oia on a weeklong luxury tour in Greece
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1 Week in Greece - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Greece and luxury go hand in hand, and with one week to explore, you can hop between the mainland and one or two islands. Athens is a natural starting point for most tours, while Santorini and Mykonos are must-visits for those dreaming of whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, and world-class cuisine. History enthusiasts will want to spend more time on the mainland, especially in Olympia. Or, for the ultimate getaway, hire a private yacht and sail around the Cyclades.

Relish the amenities at the 5-start Canaves Oia Epitome on Santorin on a luxury sailing trip (photo courtesy of Canaves Oia Epitome)
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2 Weeks in Greece - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Greece is a superb amount of time to immerse yourself in the country's history and luxury. Athens, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini, and Crete are top destinations and offer 5-star accommodations, world-class dining, and opportunities to explore by bike, on foot, and with a paddle in hand. Or, swap in the Peloponnese peninsula for a deep dive into Greek mythology. Another option is to take to the sea for a thrilling sailing excursion amid the Cyclades.

Greece luxury itineraries

Mykonos harbor
Map of Luxury Cyclades Yacht Cruise - 9 Days
Luxury Cyclades Yacht Cruise - 9 Days

Cruise like a celebrity through the glittering waters of the Cyclades on this nine-day itinerary.  The Cyclades are some of the most quintessential Greek islands, and you'll see seven of them from the decks of your yacht, along with plenty of time to explore onshore. From lesser-known spots like beach-lined Milos and petite Antiparos to favorites like bustling Naxos and cosmopolitan Mykonos, you'll scope out this island chain in style.

Dinner for two on Santorini
Wine, Sun, and Romance in Athens & the Greek Islands - 13 Days

Experience the best of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini on this romantic 13-day luxury voyage. You'll explore the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and sample local delicacies before being whisked away to drink red wines around Nemea and sail along the picturesque coastline of Nafplio. Then it's off to discover the beautiful beaches of Greece's islands, cruise turquoise waters on a catamaran, and cap the experience with a professional photographer documenting your sunkissed excursion around Santorini's most scenic locales.

Beautiful Santorini at Night
Luxury Tour of Athens and the Cyclades - 12 Days

This luxury tour of Greece starts in the bustling capital of Athens, discovering its incredible architecture and charming neighborhoods, followed by the exploration of the islands of Mykonos, Naxos, and Santorini. Live the posh life as you relax at world-renowned beach clubs, enjoy sunset cruises, tour villages around the islands, and discover the taste of Greece with food tours and wine tastings. Score incredible views of the islands and the Aegean Sea with hikes, trips to hot springs, and sunsets from your own private pool.

Sail along Santorini's coastline by private catamaran
Map of Luxury & Adventure in Greece: Athens, Crete & Santorini - 7 Days
Luxury & Adventure in Greece: Athens, Crete & Santorini - 7 Days

If you like your luxury travel with a dash of active adventure, this weeklong Greek itinerary is the perfect fit. The fun starts right away, with sea kayaking along the Athenian Riviera. Then, trade the capital for Crete and the city of Heraklion, where you'll descend into the Cave of Zeus and tour the mythical Knossos Palace. End on Santorini, exploring the island's coastline by catamaran, hiking its rugged Caldera, and closing your trip with an exclusive private picnic at an organic farm.

On Mykonos, your base is a luxe retreat carved into the island's cliffs (photo courtesy of Cavo Tagoo Mykonos)
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Luxury Highlights of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini - 7 Days

Opulence abounds on this seven-day tour of Greece, where you'll experience 5-star accommodations, private tours, and the finest in Mediterranean cuisine. It starts in Athens, walking the paths of the ancient Greeks at the Acropolis and skirting the coastline of the Athenian Riviera. Continue to Mykonos to sample fresh seafood and relax on a sunset catamaran cruise, then hop over to Santorini for volcanic beaches, clifftop villages, and a wine tasting at one of the island's exclusive vineyards.

See the world-famous Temple of Erectheion at the Acropolis
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Luxury Journey Through Ancient Greece: Athens, Crete & Peloponnese - 14 Days

Dive into the ancient history, culture, and gastronomy of Athens, Crete, and the Peloponnese with this two-week luxury tour that ticks off the classical highlights. Start in the country's capital for private tours of the Acropolis and Athens' modern-day neighborhoods, then fly south to Crete for authentic experiences in idyllic hilltop and lakeside hamlets. Throw in a sunset cruise, private vineyard tours, and 5-star accommodation, and you'll leave feeling refreshed and inspired.

Stay two nights in a cliffside hotel in Mykonos (photo courtesy of Cavo Tagoo Mykonos)
Map of Luxury Highlights of Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days
Luxury Highlights of Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini & Crete - 14 Days

This two-week tour of Greece combines elegant luxury with action-packed fun, starting in Athens, where you'll visit the ancient Acropolis and drive along the scenic Athenian Riviera. Then, you're off to Mykonos for fresh oysters and a sunset catamaran cruise. From here, hop a ferry to Naxos and take a high-speed boat tour of its pristine beaches, followed by Santorini for wine tastings and seaside dining. End with Crete's impressive Knossos Palace and the pale pink sands of Balos Beach.

Your luxury sailing adventure sets off from Santorini
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Luxury Sailing in the Cyclades: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos - 10 Days

This perfectly curated itinerary starts in Athens with a lavish stay at one of the capital's best hotels and fine dining with an Acropolis view. Then, it's deck shoes at the ready for a luxury sailing trip around the Cyclades with your own private yacht and crew. Each day, you'll cast off to discover uninhabited islands, ancient ruins, unspoiled villages, and some of the Aegean's best beaches—while evenings are spent in 5-star style between Santorini, Paros, and Mykonos.

Combine outdoor adventures with plenty of luxurious downtime in Santorini (photo courtesy of Andronis Concept-Wellness Resort)
Map of Luxury & Adventure in Greece: Athens, Crete & Santorini - 10 Days
Luxury & Adventure in Greece: Athens, Crete & Santorini - 10 Days

Combine outdoor fun with 5-star luxury on this 10-day adventure through Greece. Start on the mainland with a kayaking trip along the Athenian Riviera; then, you're off to Crete, where you'll balance a rugged hike through the Samaria River Gorge with food and wine tasting around the Old Town of Chania. Stop in Heraklion for farm-to-table dining and a descent into the mythical Cave of Zeus, and end on Santorini for a private sunset sailing cruise and a trek through the island's volcanic landscapes.

Set off from Santorini for a week of day sails around the Cyclades on a private yacht
Map of Luxury Sailing in the Cyclades: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos - 7 Days
Luxury Sailing in the Cyclades: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos - 7 Days

Escape to the Greek Islands for a week of sun, sand, and sailing in luxurious style. With a private yacht and crew, you'll spend your days cruising the glittering Aegean while nights are spent on land in some of the Cyclades' finest hotels. Start with astonishing sunsets in Santorini and finish in laid-back Paros and cosmopolitan Mykonos—discovering a paradise of secluded islets, tiny villages, and secret coves in between.

Sunset over the Poseidon Temple ruins at Cape Sounio
Map of Luxury Journey Through Ancient Greece: Athens, Peloponnese & Santorini - 7 Days
Luxury Journey Through Ancient Greece: Athens, Peloponnese & Santorini - 7 Days

Follow in the footsteps of the Gods and delve into ancient Greece as you uncover the best of the mainland's classical sights. With a private driver throughout, you'll tour ancient Mycenae, Olympia, and Delphi, bookended with luxurious stays at Athens' top 5-star hotels. Then, spend two nights savoring the sunsets in Santorini while days are spent tasting wine in labyrinthine caves, cruising the Cyclades' best beaches, and savoring the view from your private cliffside plunge pool.

Sail your cares away on this luxury sailing vacation in the Cyclades
Map of Luxury Sailing in the Cyclades: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos - 14 Days
Luxury Sailing in the Cyclades: Santorini, Paros & Mykonos - 14 Days

Experience quintessential Greek islands and the warm breeze of the Cyclades on this first-class, two-week sailing vacation. After a 5-star welcome at one of Athens' top hotels, explore the city with private tours before jetting off to Santorini for sunset wine tasting and a spa afternoon. Sail to Paros and Mykonos via your own private yacht, with luxurious stays on each, while experiencing the best of the archipelago's beaches, charming towns, and snorkeling spots.

Explore the flavors and history of Greece on this luxury tour
Map of Luxury Greek Gastronomy Tour: Athens, Santorini & Naxos - 7 Days
Luxury Greek Gastronomy Tour: Athens, Santorini & Naxos - 7 Days

Take a deep dive into the cuisine and culture of Greece with this weeklong luxury itinerary. Start in Athens, where you'll dine on authentic Mediterranean dishes against the backdrop of the Acropolis. Then, you're off to Santorini for a tour of the island's most exclusive vineyards and a sunset catamaran cruise. Hop over to Naxos to sample local liqueurs and learn about cheesemaking at a working farm, and finish back on the Athenian Riviera with a scenic drive and a stroll to the famed Temple of Poseidon.

Explore the tranquil waters of Crete's Balos Beach with a private speedboat tour
Map of Luxury & Adventure in Greece: Athens, Crete & Santorini - 14 Days
Luxury & Adventure in Greece: Athens, Crete & Santorini - 14 Days

Outdoor adventures meet ultimate luxury on this two-week trip around Greece. Explore Athens by bike and kayak to the Temple of Poseidon, then you're off to Crete and the ancient city of Chania. Walk the streets of the Old Town, venture into the Samaria River Gorge, and relax on the pink sands of Balos Beach before transferring to Heraklion for visits to the Cave of Zeus and Knossos Palace. End in Santorini, cruising around the island via catamaran and savoring a decadent picnic at a local organic farm.

Luxurious accommodations await as you hop your way across Mykonos, Santorini and Crete
Map of Luxury Highlights of Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini & Crete - 10 Days
Luxury Highlights of Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini & Crete - 10 Days

Get a taste of authentic Grecian luxury with this 10-day island-hopping odyssey. Begin in the capital with an introduction to the Acropolis and a chauffeured jaunt along the Athenian Riviera, then skip over to Mykonos for a meal of freshly caught oysters and a private catamaran cruise. See the Temple of Demeter on Naxos, settle into Santorini for wine tastings and a walk through the ruins of Akrotiri, and end on the island of Crete for elevated farm-to-table fare and a journey into the mystical Knossos Palace.

See ancient sites including the Amphitheater with a tour of Athens' iconic Acropolis
Map of Luxury Journey Through Ancient Greece: Athens, Crete & Peloponnese - 10 Days
Luxury Journey Through Ancient Greece: Athens, Crete & Peloponnese - 10 Days

Experience the best of ancient and modern Greece with this luxury tour that starts in Athens and combines cocktails, street art, and fine dining with tours of the Acropolis and the capital's landmarks. Fly south to Crete and visit the legendary Palace of Knossos, rounded off with a visit to the famous Boutari winery. Back on the mainland, you'll discover picturesque fishing villages and ancient sights, capped off with plenty of Greek hospitality and mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine.

Experience the best in Greek wine and cuisine on this 10-day luxury tour
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Luxury Greek Gastronomy Tour: Athens, Nafplio, Santorini & Naxos - 10 Days

This lavish 10-day exploration of Greek food and wine starts in Athens, where you'll stroll through historic neighborhoods and visit the towering Acropolis. Then, you're off to Nafplio for an introduction to local cuisine by way of dinner with a private chef and a wine tasting among the ancient vines of Nemea. Fly to Santorini for a sunset catamaran cruise, then ferry over to Naxos to taste local cheeses and visit a citron distillery. End with a celebratory dinner of fresh seafood overlooking the glittering Athenian Riviera.

Dine overlooking the South Aegean on Naxos island (photo courtesy of 18 Grapes Hotel Naxos)
Map of Luxury Greek Gastronomy Tour: Athens, Nafplio, Santorini & Naxos - 14 Days
Luxury Greek Gastronomy Tour: Athens, Nafplio, Santorini & Naxos - 14 Days

See and taste the best of Greece and its islands on this fun-filled two-week luxury tour, starting in Athens for a private tour of the Acropolis and a Greek wine tasting. From here, you're off to historic Nafplio for a decadent dinner with a personal chef. Then it's time to hop on a ferry to Santorini and then Naxos for sailing and catamaran cruises and visits to local farms known for cheesemaking and wine. Finish back in t with a scenic drive along the Athenian Riviera to finish the adventure.