DAY 1: ATHENS / SANTORINI
Arrival in Athens. Connecting flight to Santorini. Upon arrival, you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2: SANTORINI, HALF DAY PRIVATE ISLAND TOUR
Explore Santorini with a 4 hour morning tour of the island (with experienced English speaking driver).
Visually, Santorini is the most spectacular of the isles in the Cyclades. With its brilliant flooded caldera, high cliffs and charming villages, it is the Greek Isle of everyone’s dreams. Our tour will take us to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mount Profitis Ilias Monastery. At 883 feet, Mt. Profitis Ilias rugged landscape is largely composed of volcanic rocks as a result of hundreds of eruptions during the last two million years, some of them being large caldera-forming events. Here, in this remote spot, we’ll have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this ancient island.
We’ll discover the village of Pyrgos, which was the capital of Santorini until 1800. Here we’ll be able to admire the beautiful old houses and the Venetian Fortress crowned by several churches.
Our half-day tour then takes us to one of the island’s most famous traditional wineries. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, and the fact that vines thrive at all is amazing considering the fact that the island has limited water resources. But the volcanic soil is an excellent medium for producing grapes, especially the Assyrtiko grape – a rare, white variety.
After our visit, we’ll drive through the countryside to visit Oia. This traditional Greek village of whitewashed cubes is perched impossibly high on cliffs at the north west tip of the island. Here, take in the stunning views of the island from one of the charming cafés or stroll above the rooftops of the homes carved into the cliffs and gaze into the deep blue waters of the caldera far below.
Balance of the day at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world.
DAY 3: SANTORINI
Free day in Santorini to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world. Santorini is the essence of a Greek island, where sea meets weather-beaten rock and colors are bold and elemental. Blue-domed chapels stand on hilltops; houses are simple white cubes, sunsets flamboyant orange. The half-moon island, with its rearing cliffs and dramatic outlooks, is all that remains of a huge volcanic explosion.
DAY 4: SANTORINI / PAROS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Paros island. Upon arrival in Paros, you will be transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 5: PAROS AT LEISURE
Day at your leisure to explore the island. Paros has a bit of everything you’d expect from an island in the Cyclades archipelago – whitewashed villages, blue-domed churches, blonde-sand beaches, fishing harbors with adjacent tavernas, and lively bars. From its shores are dramatic views towards the myriad surrounding islands and the road that circles the modest 770-metre-high summit reveals glimpses of translucent sea at every turn.
DAY 6: PAROS / MYKONOS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Mykonos island. Upon arrival in Mykonos, you will be transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 7: MYKONOS AT LEISURE
Welcome to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos! Every year it is visited by thousands of tourists and celebrities from around the world. All the houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are immaculately whitewashed, with door frames and window shutters highlighted with splashes of sky blue and jade green. The streets are a maze of narrow, winding alleyways – many only two or four feet wide, overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. On every second doorstep sits a cat, gazing down serenely at people passing by.
In Mykonos you will enjoy fine dining, beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets and a notoriously wild night life, clubbing and party scene.
DAY 8: MYKONOS / ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry ride to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens port, you will be transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 9: ATHENS GUIDED SMALL GROUP TOUR
The complete ancient Athens experience! Dive into the marvelous world of Ancient Athens with a full day tour at all the must-visit sights. Uncover stories from the Greek mythology throughout the visit of the magical Acropolis and 2 more landmarks in the city. Continue with a unique Acropolis museum tour that explores the private and public lives of ancient Athenians by decoding the hidden messages within the artifacts they left behind!
DAY 10: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport. END OF SERVICES