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12-Day Small-Group Trip to Athens, Naxos, Santorini & Crete

Embrace the beauty, culture, cuisine, and history of Greece on a small-group, 12-day journey across Athens, Naxos, Santorini and Crete!

Duration
12 days
Group Type
Small Group
Season
Summer
Overview

Indulge in a 12-day trip of a lifetime through the historic heart and sun-drenched isles of Greece alongside a local tour leader.

This carefully crafted small-group itinerary seamlessly blends the ancient allure of Athens with the serene beauty of the Cyclades.

From the majestic Acropolis to the azure waters of the Aegean, each step of this journey is designed to immerse you in the rich tapestry of Greek mythology, culture, and culinary delights, all while enveloping you in luxury and comfort

Days 1-2
Days 3-5
Days 6-8
Days 9-11
Day 12
Days 1-2

Athens 

Welcome to the historic Greek capital city! Upon arrival at Athens International Airport, your private driver will greet you with a sign bearing your name.

After collecting your luggage and exiting the terminal, you'll be driven to your accommodation. Settle into your room and rest in preparation for the busy day ahead!

Start your second day in Greece with a delicious breakfast in bed, then meet your expert licensed guide for a 4-hour, small-group mythology tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.

Delve into ancient myths and admire the architectural wonders of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon and Erechtheion. Wrap up your exploration with a visit to the modern Acropolis Museum.

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Days 3-5

Naxos

On the 3rd day of your tripour driver will escort you from the hotel to Athens Airport for your 40-minute flight to Naxos.

Once in Naxos, another driver will take you to your accommodation. Relax and enjoy the exceptional hospitality of Naxos on your own, as you have the rest of the day to do as you please!

The following day, you will have the opportunity to partake in a fun Naxos Highlights tour. Experience the best of Naxos on a 5-hour small-group tour that will give you insight into the local culture.

Explore picturesque villages, soak in the local history, and indulge in traditional flavors with a wine-tasting session and a visit to a century-old distillery.

For your final full day on the mesmerizing island of a Naxos Castle and Portara Sunset Walking Tour is due! Discover the historic town of Naxos with an expert local guide.

Wander through the medieval castle and end the evening with a breathtaking sunset at Portara!

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Days 6-8

Santorini

On day 6 of your trip, it's time to travel from Naxos to Santorini by ferry, a journey of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your luxurious accommodation. Revel in the hotel's amenities and get some much-needed rest in order to recharge and be ready for the next day.

Did someone say Santorini's Akrotiri & Pre-historic Museum Tour? Because that's exactly what you'll do on day 7!

Explore the ancient site of Akrotiri, the striking Red Beach, and the Prehistoric Museum with an engaging guide. Learn about the island's history and the myth of Lost Atlantis on this 4-hour small group tour.

You cannot leave Santorini without exploring its local cuisine. That's why, on day 8, you will join a Santorini Semi-Private Food & Wine Tour 

Join an epicurean adventure, visiting two wineries and enjoying a Greek meze-style meal at a local restaurant.

Discover Santorini's food and wine culture with the guidance of a local wine expert!

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Days 9-11

Crete

Day 9 of your trip will take you to the final destination of your Greek adventure! Catch a ferry to Heraklion, Crete, and upon arrival, be whisked away to your hotel.

Later, immerse yourself in Chania's history with a private walking tour of the Old Town and Venetian harbor, and consider an optional dinner at a handpicked restaurant.

The next day will be the ideal time to venture out from Chania to explore seven traditional Cretan villages, on our Crete's Traditional Villages Day-Trip.

Engage with local culture through museum visits, a distillery tour, and a traditional lunch, all accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.

On your last full day on the island, delve into the Cretan countryside to learn about wine and olive oil production with our Cretan Wine and Olive Oil Tour.

Visit a family winery and the oldest olive tree in the world, and cap off the experience with a traditional Cretan light lunch.

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Day 12

Departure

Farewell, Greece! Conclude your Greek trip with a flight from Chania to Athens.

A driver will ensure you arrive at Chania airport with ample time for your departure, leaving you with memories of a lifetime in the enchanting land of Greece.

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Our preferred hotels

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.

images/accommodationimages/36-dining-at-grecotel-amirandes.jpg Amirandes Grecotel

Amirandes Grecotel is a 5-star hotel in Crete that offers complete relaxation and a unique experience of luxury that will make you never want to leave.

#family #honeymoon #luxury #beachfront #striking views #chic #sunset watching
images/galleries/Athens Was Hotel/athens-was-14.jpg Athens Was

Athens Was is a 5-star design hotel that promises a luxurious experience with state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch services. 

#family #couples #luxury #striking views #chic #sunset watching
images/accommodationimages/coco-mat-athens.jpg COCO-Mat Athens BC

COCO-Mat Athens BC is a 5-star hotel located in Athens where comfort meets luxury and idyllic views of the Acropolis.

#family #couples #luxury #modern #sun terrace #striking views #chic #sunset watching
images/accommodationimages/domes-miramare-corfu.jpg Domes Miramare

Domes Miramare is a luxury, adults-only resort in Corfu that offers precious moments of opulence and relaxation, along with stunning views of the rural landscape.

#adult_only #luxury #spa #quietly located #beachfront #sun terrace #striking views #sunset watching
images/galleries/domes-zeen/domes-zeen-chania-12.jpg Domes Zeen Chania

Domes Zeen Chania is a 5-star hotel that offers its guests warm hospitality and a list of luxurious amenities!

#family #couples #luxury #beach #brand new #minimal aesthetic
images/galleries/Electra-Metropolis/electra-metropolis-1.jpg Electra Metropolis

Electra Metropolis is a 5-star hotel that offers luxurious facilities and services along with a convenient central location that will give you an authentic Athens experience.

#family #honeymoon #couples #luxury #spa #modern #premium #striking views #chic #sunset watching
images/galleries/elia-ermou/elia-ermou-13.jpg Elia Ermou

Elia Ermou is a 4-star hotel on the most commercial street of Athens with first-class services, amenities, and facilities. 

#family #honeymoon #couples #luxury #spa #sun terrace #striking views
images/galleries/naxian-on-the-beach/naxian1.jpg Naxian on the Beach Hotel

Experience true romance in an idyllic setting surrounded by modern-day luxuries in the couples-only Naxian on the Beach Hotel.

#adult_only #luxury #beachfront #sunset watching
images/galleries/nissaki-beach-hotel/nissaki7.jpg Nissaki Beach Hotel

Nissaki Beach Hotel combines modern amenities and luxury with hospitality and tradition to offer the most premium accommodation option in Naxos Town.

#family #honeymoon #modern #quietly located #beachfront #minimal aesthetic
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Inclusions
  • Boutique 4-5* accommodation
  • All private tours as described at the itinerary
  • All private transfers with luxury vehicles
  • All domestic flights/ferries
  • Skip the line entrance fees in all sites
  • Welcome dinner in Athens
  • Services of excellent licensed guides and professional drivers
  • All taxes and VAT
Exclusions
  • Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flights unless specified, personal travel insurance
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