The Best Of All Greece Tour Packages To Explore Athens, Santorini & Crete
Greece is a nation that gives its tourists the adventure, fun, and excitement of exploration. Tourists enjoy nature's beauty and explore the history and myths of the ancient world. It gives picturesque views of the city, the history of philosopher kings, and entire cities preserved in ash. Our 10-day luxury tour helps to explore every bit of what the mysterious nation of Greece has to offer for tourists.
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.
Meet your private guide at Athens airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Soak in the remarkable atmosphere of the city with the cobblestoned streets winding around the city's oldest neighborhood in Plaka. Peek at the marble pillars that continue to decorate the famous hilltop. Marvel at the power and grace radiating from the temples in the Roman quarters to the mansions that line the ancient boulevards. Return to your hotel.
Day 2: Discover Athens
Enjoy the majesty of the Panathenaic Stadium. Then, step through the Propylaea, lined with massive pillars, and find the Parthenon. Notice the slight tilt of the Parthenon when you reach up close. Learn about the historical past of the temple completed in 432 BC. Take a closer look at the Doric columns and the friezes decorated with pediments and metopes. Walk around the cobbled streets that lead to marbled walkways and are pleated with thin steps that lead directly to the top.
Day 3: Historical Athens
Visit the cult site of Delphi, which stands on Mount Parnassus and overlooks the lush rolling mountains. Learn more about the site known in the ancient world as the sanctuary of Apollo. Smell the beautiful aroma of olive groves that fades along with the scent of pine trees. Marvel at the temple of Apollo, which still has its foundation intact. Get stunned by the views of the mountains framed by the enduring Doric columns that were developed in the 4th century BC and can be seen by the ancient site.
Day 4: Explore Santorini
Immerse yourself in the delicious volcanic soil and splendid views of the stunning island of Santorini. Gaze around to see the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. Smell the sweet and salty mixture of the air that welcomes you to the island. Taste the premium local wines at a famous winery present there. Climb into a cave 20 feet below the earth's surface to access the wine museum that has an animatronic donkey. Feel the cool air inside the cavernous subterranean walls. Sample the earthy, lingering finish and enticing smokiness of the Assyrtiko for lunch.
Day 5: Cruising in Santorini
Take a chartered boat for a cruise in the stunning azure waters of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy the gorgeous colors from the White Beach and the Red Beach. The former is known for stones that border the gravelly shores. Discover that the landscape at the volcano's rim turns lunar and rugged. Look back at Santorini to see the blue roofs and the whitewashed houses glinting in the sunlight.
Day 6: Heading to Crete
Reach the archeological site of Akrotiri, also known as "Minoan Pompeii," and is speculated to be the possible location of Atlantis. Learn about the volcano's history, which dates back approximately 1,600 years and is shaped into a crescent by a volcanic eruption underneath the island. Stroll around the houses and streets that are divided into organized grids. Soak in the vibrant frescoes that decorate the lavish homes. Marvel at the vibrant hues preserved by the archeological efforts and ash.
Day 7: Kayaking in Crete
Go on a private boat to the island of Spinalonga, which is less than 22 acres and has been uninhabited for nearly half a century. Find a medieval fortress on the island constructed by the Venetians in the 16th century and overtaken by the Ottomans in the 18th century. Wonder at the golden hue of the Aegean Sea that happens because of the cream-colored walls and the rugged landscape. Go on an adventurous kayak tour to look at the sight of the entire island. Dip your paddles into the waters and feel the cool air against your skin.
Day 8: Traditional Crete
Discover the history of the Palace of Knossos, which was home to King Minos. He is known in mythology as the person who had Daedalus design the labyrinth to keep the Minotaur. Take a private tour of the grounds where the cream-colored stone outlines the varying degrees of intricate designs on the palace that dates back to 1,900 BC. Enjoy the flamboyant and complex palace that has painted pillars and lavish frescoes. Experience the grounds' joyous atmosphere that is quite different from the mythologies surrounding it.
Day 9: Natural Crete
Head into the hills for a complete exploration of the island. Get immersed in the region's traditional villages with a unique culture of their own. Notice the boys and men wearing the traditional dress of breeches that are tucked into knee-length boots. Relax in the serene countryside in which the rural heartland comes to life. Listen to the musicians playing guitars while lounging in the shade. Afterward, reach a cozy and posh caf where the chef teaches you how to make Greek cheese pie, known as Sfakianakis.
Day 10: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.