Greece: Athens & the Aegean

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Greece: Athens & the Aegean

Tour Description:

Discover an unmatched blend of ancient history and modern wonders in Greece, savoring the relaxed pace of island living and the lively bustle of Athens alike, and indulging in the rich variety of Mediterranean cuisine.

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Dates & Pricing

Wednesday 04 Sep 24 — Friday 13 Sep 24Starting at $9,570 Get a Quote
Wednesday 18 Sep 24 — Friday 27 Sep 24Starting at $9,570 Get a Quote
Wednesday 25 Sep 24 — Friday 04 Oct 24Starting at $9,070 Get a Quote
Wednesday 09 Oct 24 — Friday 18 Oct 24Starting at $9,070 Get a Quote


Day 1 - 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. Then, explore the fifth-century ruins of the Amphiareion of Oropos.

Day 4 - Crete
Fly to the island of Crete and check in to your seaside accommodations in Agios Nikolaos, a coastal town that blends bustling city life with local art and a leisurely attitude. 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.

Day 5 - Crete
Discover the Palace of Knossos, Crete’s most famous historic attraction, then enjoy lunch at a winery. Next, explore the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, home of the world’s best collection of Minoan art.

Day 6 - Crete
In eastern Crete today, visit the Byzantine church of Panagia Kera, a 13th-century structure with impressive frescoes. Call on an organic cosmetics producer, and then explore Kritsa, renowned for its traditional weaving, and visit an olive oil maker for a tasting.

Day 7 - Santorini
Journey to Santorini by high-speed catamaran. Travel north to Fira 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 your resort.

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 built the 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 - Athens
Transfer to Athens Airport and board your onward flight.