Explore The Best of Classical Greece in a 12-Day Luxury Itinerary
The 12-day luxury itinerary allows you to see mainland Greece and the gorgeous islands without feeling rushed. Visit the Meteora monasteries near Kalambaka. Explore Delphi's Temple of Apollo, Athenian Acropolis, and Parthenon. Experience Santorini Island life, enjoying its fresh local produce during the day and nightclubs at night. Your private guide will ensure that your journey is pleasant and comfortable while providing an exciting insight into ancient Greece., who will guarantee your journey is pleasant and comfortable.
Explore the classic temples of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon
Visit the breath-taking Santorini
Learn about the prophetic wisdom of the oracle at Delphi
Travel through the Bronze age to the Byzantine era at the archaeological site of Olympia
Stand in the clouds as you witness the majesty of the hanging monasteries of Meteora
Dip your feet into the pristine waters of Mykonos
Discover the cave of St. John The Baptist
Traverse the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes
Catch beautiful sunset views at The Temple of Poseidon
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
On arrival, you will get a private transfer to your luxury hotel and meet your travel guide. After breakfast, you will visit classic landmarks like the Parthenon and the National Museum. Work up an appetite as you walk through the vendors in Syntagma Square and the famous spice lane. Then enjoy Athenian delicacies at Varvakios Market.
Day 2: Island gems- Naxos, Portara, and Kaloxylos
You will have a guided tour of Naxos, whose capital, Chora, is filled with narrow alleys, quaint cafes, and a Venetian castle. Explore the extraordinary ancient remains such as the Portara (the entrance to the incomplete Temple of Apollo) and the Temple of Demeter. For the rest of the day, you will visit Kaloxylos and attend a traditional Greek cooking class in the house of a local and glide through the beach.
Day 3: Delightful Santorini
Start your day by visiting the breathtaking Santorini, whose volcanic caldera forms the island's iconic peak. You will enjoy walking on the aquamarine-colored coastline to the white cliffside tavernas, cubist buildings, and excellent museums housing the island's rich history and culture.You will enjoy a barbeque supper, cruising on a private catamaran to undiscovered areas like Red Beach and ancient Akrotiri.
Day 4: Archaeological Wonders in Mycenae
You will visit the palace of King Agamemnon and his wife Helen (before she became Helen of Troy) at the ruins at Mycenae and then tour the picturesque port city of Nafplio, home to the fascinating castles of Bourtzi and Palamidi.
Day 5: Olympia Games
After a hearty breakfast, you will tour Olympia, the massive archaeological site of the first Olympic Games. Discover ancient bronze sculptures and Byzantine churches of the 7th century AD. Spend the evening at Nafpaktos, where you will feast on seafood while gazing out over the Gulf of Corinth. Call it a day at one of the best luxurious hotels at Nafpaktos.
Day 6: Discover the Oracle at Delphi
Fuel up on breakfast and start your journey to the Oracle at Delphi. Your private guide will treat you to stops at the Temple of Apollo and the Treasury of the Athenians, strolling on the footpath of ancient Greek deities.You will then visit the resort village of Arachova before ending your trip with a meal in Galaxidi, known for its neoclassical mansions and picturesque harbors. You will stay in Delphi for the night.
Day 7: UNESCO World Heritage Monasteries of Meteora
Meteora means middle of the sky, where you will find the monasteries, over 1000 feet above the city, atop varied pinnacles beside the Pindos Mountains, reachable by staircases carved into the mountains. You will stay the night in the nearest Kalambaka town and relish the local cuisine.
Day 8 The Chic Delights of Mykonos
A private luxury cruise will take you to the shores of Mykonos Island. You will see the beautiful walls of Venice line the walkways. Wealthy merchants and pirates originally owned the structures at the harbor. The remaining buildings are the traditional Cyclades, with white walls that reflect the sunshine and keep interiors cool.
Stone paths lead to stylish boutiques, stores, and eateries. Fresh shrimp and lemon zest fill the air as you stroll. You will be treated to Mykonian dinner and stay at one of the cutting-edge hotels in Mykonos.
Day 9: Along the Patmos Island
Arrive in the morning along the shores of Patmos, home to much of Greeces history.Visit the cave where John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. You will be going to your hotel in Mykonos. Dont want to call it a night? Spend the night dancing to lively music at one of the best bars on the island.
Day 10: The Classic Rhodes
You will leave Patmos and head to the Acropolis of Lindos, one classic remnant of the ancient Greek community. The 116-meter (381-foot) high monument was used by ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St. John, and Ottomans. Lindos' rich history and natural beauty make its Acropolis the third most visited in Greece.
Day 11: Return to Athens
Return to Athens, and after settling in, you'll be taken to the Athenian Riviera, rich in history and gorgeous island views. Along the journey, you'll stop at the Temple of Poseidon. You will return to your for a late (Greek-style) meal.
Day 12: Bid farewell to Greece
Enjoy your final Athenian breakfast and pack your bags, as a private guide will see you through the final preparations for your international departure from Greece.