Day 1 - Arrive Athens, Greece
Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel. Gather this evening
for a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Athens
Visit the Acropolis Museum, marveling at artifacts Athenians
used in everyday life, as well as finds from the slopes of the
Acropolis. Next, stroll the Plaka, filled with flower shops,
taverns and charming boutiques. Enjoy lunch at leisure. In the evening, explore the Acropolis, one of the greatest icons
of the ancient world, followed by dinner.
Day 3 - Oropos
Depart for the ancient town of Oropos, where you meet a
local family in their home for an exclusive hands-on culinary
experience. After lunch, explore the fifth-century ruins of the
Amphiareion of Oropos before returning to Athens.
Day 6 - Crete
In the morning, fly to the island of Crete for three days
of exploration and discovery. Check in to your seaside
accommodations in Agios Nikolaos, a coastal town that
blends bustling city life with local art and a leisurely attitude.
This afternoon, embark on a private cruise to the island of
Spinalonga, a protective outpost for the Cretan mainland
built in 1579, where you wander the streets of this former
fortress community. The next morning, visit the Palace
of Knossos, Crete’s most famous historic attraction, then
enjoy lunch at a winery. Afterward, explore the Heraklion
Archaeological Museum, known for the best collection
of Minoan art in the world. Discover eastern Crete the
following day with a visit to the Byzantine church of Panagia
Kera, a 13th-century structure with impressive fresco
decorations. Explore the village of Kritsa, renowned for its
traditional weaving, and visit an organic cosmetics producer
and olive oil maker.
Day 7 - Santorini
Voyage to Santorini by high-speed catamaran. Travel north
to Thera to enjoy lunch. Check in to your hotel, then continue
to Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement preserved in
volcanic ash from the ancient eruption of the island. The site
has been suggested as a possible inspiration for Plato’s story of
Atlantis. Explore the beautiful village of Oia and enjoy dinner
in a local restaurant.
Day 8 - Santorini
Start your day with the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, home
to the island’s finest collection of artifacts from the fourth
and fifth centuries. Then, embark on an exploration of the
life and sites of Santorini before enjoying time at leisure at
Day 9 - Athens
Fly to Athens and visit the Temple of Poseidon, travelling
along the shores of Cape Sounion. Take in the gorgeous
vistas over the Aegean Sea as you imagine life for the ancient
Greeks who constructed the imposing temple. Travel to your
waterfront resort, where you settle in and enjoy some time at
leisure. This evening, gather for a special farewell dinner in
the hotel’s restaurant overlooking the sea.
Day 10 - Depart Athens
Transfer to Athens Airport and board your onward flight.