Sapphire Seas and Aegean Dreams: Amalfi, Florence, Athens, Milos & Santorini
Explore Amalfi Coast, Florence, Athens, Milos, and Santorini on a 15-day romantic journey through the Mediterranean coasts of Italy and Greece!
Are you and your special someone in need of a romantic getaway? If so, then we’re here to help!
This 15-day (and 14-night) tour of the Mediterranean coasts of Italy and Greece will give you plenty of uniquely charming romantic moments.
From the gorgeous scenery of Amalfi to the unique beauty of Santorini, you and your partner will visit the places that have served as the beautiful backdrops of your favorite date night movies for decades.
And from the many artistic masterpieces of Florence to the awe-inspiring ancient ruins of Athens, you will also dive deeper into the incredible culture that makes the Mediterranean coast the perfect place for the two of you to reconnect.
On your first day in Italy, we will provide an easy and comfortable private car transfer from Naples Airport to your hotel in Amalfi.
Located on Italy’s scenic southwestern coast, the Amalfi Coast is a longtime favorite destination of the European elite, and now, travelers come from all around the world to experience the special charm of this place.
The next day, you will embark on an epic day on the open seas. You will be part of a small group on this day cruise, so expect a more intimate experience at sea.
During this excursion, you will sail to beaches that can only be reached by boat, and you will sail by iconic landmarks like the sea caves at Saint Andrew Grotto, the ancient fishing village of Conca dei Marini, and the Faraglioni Rocks.
You will also have opportunities to swim and snorkel at the incredible Runghetiello Grotto and at the well-kept secret beach of La Porta. After your day cruise, we will transport you back to your hotel.
Day 3 will be your own free day for you to do what you want. There is so much more for you to see and do throughout the Amalfi Coast, so we’ll leave it up to you to choose how you want to spend the day with your partner.
On the fourth day, we will provide a car transfer to Naples; then, you will enjoy a scenic and relaxing train ride to Florence.
If you and your loved one love trains, then this day will be particularly fun as you ride a modern Italian train and take in the lovely views of the Tuscan countryside.
Once you arrive at the train station, we will provide another transfer to your new hotel in Florence.
On day 5, you will take a comprehensive walking tour around the city. You will enjoy expedited access to Florence’s legendary Duomo Cathedral, where you will learn the amazing story of the real-life “Renaissance man” Filippo Brunelleschi and how he built one of the world’s most famous domes.
You will also have expedited access to the Galleria dell’Accademia, one of the world’s most famous art museums, where you will encounter Michaelangelo’s masterpiece 'David,' along with an unfinished sculpture of his that will let you go behind the scenes into Michaelangelo’s creative process.
In addition, your expert guide will clue you in on some more of Florence’s best places, including the bustling Leather Market and the site of an ancient Roman forum that’s now the Piazza della Repubblica.
On the sixth day, we will take you to another of Florence’s finest art museums! At the Uffizi Gallery, discover remarkable masterpieces like Caravaggio’s Bacchus and Medusa, Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus, and Michaelangelo’s Holy Family.
In addition, you will visit more of Florence’s finest attractions, such as the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
It’s a great way to turn a day of sightseeing into a day-long date worth remembering!
On day 7, you will have to say goodbye to Italy, but we promise many more enchanted encounters in the week ahead! Once you check out of your hotel in Florence, we will transport you to the airport; then you will catch your flight to Athens.
Upon arriving, we will provide a private transfer to your new hotel, where you can enjoy a special evening with your special someone to kick off your time in this timelessly wonderful city.
The next morning, we will set you up with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide, then send you on our signature private Mythology Tour of the Acropolis.
With an expert archaeologist and licensed tourist guide, you will make your way up the Acropolis rock, explore the Theater of Dionysus that hosted many of ancient Athens’ greatest performances, discover the cult temple of Athena at the Erechtheion, and spend some quality time at the Parthenon that continues to serve as a monument to the values of Western civilization.
While you’re in the neighborhood, you will also have time to peruse the Acropolis Museum, where you can check out many more treasures of ancient Greece.
On day 9, you will be leaving Athens, but we promise it’s for a great reason: You will be heading to Milos!
This island may not be the most famous of the Aegean islands, but it is the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved one while you experience a different and remarkably beautiful side of the Aegean Sea.
We will take care of all your transportation needs this day, from your departure from your hotel in Athens to your transfer from Milos’ airport to your next hotel for this trip.
For your tenth day, you will have quite the archaeological and cultural experience! On this tour, you will find the original site where the Venus de Milo stood before it was moved to the Louvre in Paris.
In addition, you will see Milos’ ancient theater, the Catacombs that led to the island’s designation as a Holy Island, and the Pilgrimage Site, the charming fishing village of Klima, and the fascinating museums in Milos’ capital city of Plaka.
Your tour will conclude with a stop at the ultimate romantic landmark: the beach of Sarakiniko, where you will be mesmerized by its white volcanic rock formations.
The following day, it’s time to head back to sea. You will take a boat tour that will start from Adamas port in the morning. During your day at sea, you can look out for colorful local landmarks, such as the Syrmata (or houses) of the nearby fishing villages, the lava rocks of Arkoudes, and the hot springs of Gerakas.
You will also get to stop and swim at the incredible natural bay of Kalogries, the many caves of the historic “pirates bay” Kleftiko, and the amazing Galazia Nera in Poliegos.
This boat trip will include snacks on board, a full traditional Greek lunch, local house wine, and additional beverages.
Though this trip will be nearing its conclusion, you’ll still have one more incredible destination to experience: Santorini!
We will arrange a private transfer from your hotel at Milos to the local ferry terminal, where you will then do a ferry ride to Santorini. Once you arrive on this island, we will transport you to your new hotel.
For day 13, we will bring you along for our special full-day Highlights of Santorini tour! We will provide private luxury transportation throughout the day, and we will kick off your special day with a stop at Prehistoric Thera.
There, you will encounter the archaeological site full of Minoan-era ruins and the history behind the myth of the Lost City of Atlantis.
You will later learn much more about the Minoan civilization in the town Akrotiri and at the Prehistoric Museum of Santorini, plus you will get to check out landmarks like the world-famous Red Beach and the stunning Blue Dome.
To make this day even better, we will also treat you to a great 4-course lunch paired with Santorini’s four most distinctive wines!
For your final full day in Santorini, we will let you decide how you want to spend it. Feel free to plan the ideal date with your partner on this beautiful island, or go ahead and leave it to fate to figure out how you’ll enjoy your own personal grand finale to this wonderful vacation.
We hope you enjoy this entire trip and all our wonderful activities and destinations. We understand that it’s not always fun to say goodbye, but we’ll do our best to make your departure easy, breezy, and stress-free.
We will arrange a private car transfer to the airport and ensure you have plenty of time to catch your flight.
Cheers to a safe journey home, and we hope to see you again soon!
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
Casa Litore is a boutique hotel in Milos that will amaze you with its luxury amenities and private beach, making your stay a pleasure.
Dolce Athens Attica Riviera is a 5-star luxury hotel in Athens that is located in Brauran, an eastern suburb of Attica along Athens’ riviera that is known for its unmatched beauty, historic interest, and lush nature.
Experience the epitome of luxury, breathtaking sea views, and impeccable hospitality by staying at Hotel Miramalfi!
Indulge in the ultimate seaside luxury experience and make unforgettable memories by staying at Il San Pietro di Positano.
Melian Hotel is a 4-star boutique accommodation choice in Milos that will make you experience the island with the utmost luxury.
Milos Breeze is a luxury hotel that will help you live up your vacations in the romantic island of Milos in comfort and style.
Discover true luxury and timeless elegance at Palazzo Castri 1874 - an exquisite haven where every moment is a masterpiece.
Take in the whimsical, volcanic landscape of Santorini while enjoying the most luxurious accommodation experience in Perivolas Hotel.
Ramada Athens Attica Riviera is a stunning 4-star hotel on the northeast side of Attica that will make you feel right at home from the moment you step foot in its facilities.
Santorini Princess Boutique Spa Hotel offers a unique luxury stay with the peace and tranquility of the enchanting Santorinian Caldera, along with the glorious island's sunsets.
Indulge in an unforgettable retreat of luxury and relaxation at The Moon Boutique Hotel and Spa, where every moment is a celestial escape waiting to be experienced.
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours with excellent licensed guides, as described in the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles and professional drivers
- All domestic and international flights/trains/ferries
- Skip the line entrance fees on all sites
- All taxes and VAT
- All personal expenses
- Meals, unless specified in the itinerary
- Personal travel insurance
- Intercontinental flights