Quintessential Greece: 12-night Trip to Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

Get to know Greece on a 12-day trip that will take you around Athens, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Delphi, Mykonos, and Santorini! This extraordinary experience includes fascinating tours, lead by friendly professionals, private transfers and luxury hotels that will ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. 

12 days
Group Type
Summer, Spring, Autumn
Including hotels

Let us take you around Athens, and enhance your stay in the city with day trips to the Peloponnese. Then, dive into the cosmopolitan islands of Mykonos and Santorini, and discover the hype before these sought-after destinations.

You will be guided by local experts, and transported by professional drivers to fulfill your holiday dreams. Stay at luxury hotels, savor traditional flavors, explore the impressive history, and admire the striking landscapes; this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Day to Day

Days 1-2: Admire the archaeological sites of the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon in Athens and get immersed into the city's history and culture.

Day 3: Explore the beautiful Greek countryside with a day trip to Epidaurus and Nafplio.

Day 4: Take a day trip to Delphi and enjoy a guided tour across its archaeological site, while gazing at the striking view of Mount Parnassos.

Days 5-7: Have a full-day sailing trip to Delos and Rhenia Island and enough free time to explore Mykonos Island at your own pace.

Days 8-11: Take in the volcanic landscape of Santorini and its Caldera, visit the Akrotiri archaeological site, and drink its famous local wines.

Day 12: Get transported to Santorini's airport to catch your flight back to Athens.

Day to Day

Days 1-2: Admire the archaeological sites of the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon in Athens and get immersed into the city's history and culture.

Day 3: Explore the beautiful Greek countryside with a day trip to Epidaurus and Nafplio.

Day 4: Take a day trip to Delphi and enjoy a guided tour across its archaeological site, while gazing at the striking view of Mount Parnassos.

Days 5-7: Have a full-day sailing trip to Delos and Rhenia Island and enough free time to explore Mykonos Island at your own pace.

Days 8-11: Take in the volcanic landscape of Santorini and its Caldera, visit the Akrotiri archaeological site, and drink its famous local wines.

Day 12: Get transported to Santorini's airport to catch your flight back to Athens.

This itinerary can be further customized according to your wishes & preferences

Day to Day

As soon as you arrive in Athens, you’ll be welcomed by our professional driver, who’ll take you to your hotel in the comfort of a luxury vehicle. Check in, freshen up, and prepare to meet your traveling group and your tour leader!

Get introduced to the historic Greek capital by setting on an exploration of its highlight spots and landmarks. Discuss the trip details and get to know each other during our welcome dinner!

Savor authentic Greek dishes, taste traditional Greek liquors or wines, and get ready for your Greek adventure!

Start day two of your trip with the star of the show: the Acropolis Hill. Meet with your licensed guide and begin your 4-hour Acropolis and Acropolis Museum tour by ascending the sacred rock.

Come upon some of the most significant monuments in ancient Greek history and gain a lot of insight into and knowledge of Greek culture.

Walk by the Theatre of Asclepius, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Propylaea, and the Temple of Athena Nike until you reach the Erechteion and the world-renowned Parthenon, the primmest example of ancient Greek engineering and architectural excellence

After leaving no stone unturned on the hill, walk the short distance to the modern Acropolis Museum, where artifacts, sculptures, and everyday items the Acropolis excavations brought to light are waiting to be discovered.

With your guide by your side, marvel at the exhibits and get educated on the ancient Greek way of life.

Having enjoyed some free time and a light lunch, embark on a sunset tour to Cape Sounio. Sit back and relax as your driver leads the way across Athens’ Riviera to reach the seaside haven of Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon. En route to Sounio, enjoy the beauty of the Athenian Riviera.

Once you reach your destination, admire the marvelous temple and take in the stunning view out to the Aegean as the sun meets the sea in an eruption of colors.

Your adventurous day will come to an end with a luxurious meal in one of the best seaside restaurants in the city. Your drive to your hotel will find you sated and full, ready for a refueling night’s sl


It is time to explore the beautiful Greek countryside with a day trip to Epidaurus and Nafplio. Wake up early and hop on your luxurious vehicle to inquire into the Greek mainland.

Your first stop will take place at the impressive Corinth Canal, a narrow strip of land that connects the Peloponnese with the rest of the mainland and offers the perfect opportunity for some serious picture-snapping.

Take a short walk around and hear your expert guide explain the region's history as you take in the breathtaking view of the landmark before hitting the road again. 

Soon, you’ll reach your first destination: the UNESCO heritage site of Epidaurus, where you will embark on a guided tour of its archaeological site.

Along with your licensed guide, you’ll learn the history behind the Temples of Artemis and Asclepius, the Tholos, among others, and, of course, the famous Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, known across the world for its impeccable architecture and unmatched acoustics. 

Saving the best for last, Nafplion, Greece’s most romantic seaside town, will be your final destination. Discover its nostalgic beauty with a guided walking tour that will take you around its highlights.

Take a cone of freshly made gelato and marvel at the Venetian fortress of Palamidi and the picturesque cobbled alleys. Admire Nafplio's exquisite architecture before getting in your modern vehicle to head back to Athens in luxury and comfort!


Another day of exploration of the Greek mainland lies ahead, and this time it will take you to one of the most historically-rich towns of Greece, Delphi!

Dig into ancient Greek spiritualism, the archaeological site of Delphi is known for on a guided tour across Delphi’s numerous monuments.

Look into the Temple of Apollo, the Theatre of Delphi, the Athens Treasury, and the acclaimed Oracle, where the ancient world would come for advice before its most significant life decisions.

Gaze at the striking view of Mount Parnassos as your guide’s vibrant story-telling takes you on a journey through time. Following your stroll around the archaeological site, admire the fascinating exhibits housed in the Delphi Archaeological Museum that reveal a lot about the culture and religion of ancient Greece.

After a full day of excitement and adventure, your driver will return you to your hotel in Athens for some much-needed rest!


The time you’ve been waiting for has finally come: it is time to delve into the Greek islands, the quintessential element of Greece, and your first stop will be none other than the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos

Your driver will take you to Athens International Airport with plenty of time to catch your flight, while another driver will be waiting for you at the airport of Mykonos to transport you in comfort, luxury, and style to your upscale hotel in the ‘island of the winds’! 

The rest of the day will be free for you to explore the island at your own pace and visit one of the many nearby beaches of Mykonos.

On day 6, take on one of the most fascinating and luxurious experiences of your holiday: a full-day sailing trip to Delos and Rhenia Island.

Rise and shine early in the morning, get in the provided shuttle, and arrive at the port of Mykonos, where the crew will welcome you and give you an essential safety brief before explaining the itinerary for the day ahead. 

Your first stop will be at the uninhabited island of Rhenia for a dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

Swim to your heart’s content, and take advantage of the snorkeling equipment on board, provided to you free of charge, to inspect the bottom of the ocean.

Because an empty belly bears nobody, following your swimming endeavors, you’ll be served a light lunch on board, accompanied by a complimentary house wine and soft drinks. 

Next comes the island of Delos, allegedly the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. A 1.5-hour guided tour around the archaeological site, one of the most outstanding in Greece, will give you insight into the depths of the island's rich history.

You’ll also get half an hour of free time to explore the UNESCO-listed island for yourself before sailing back to Mykonos, where you’ll end your extraordinary day with a sendoff drink toast.

Your driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation to rest and recharge your batteries.

On day 7, your after a day of sailing, your day will be free for you to wind down and indulge in relaxing activities or swimming! You’re on vacation; after all, you deserve some downtime! Your tour leader will be there to assist according to your needs.


Why limit yourself to one Greek island when there are so many breathtaking ones to explore? The next destination of your magical trip is the whimsical island of Santorini, known for its vast history, breathtaking caldera, unmatched views, and sophisticated wines.

Your driver and tour leader will take you to the port of Mykonos to catch the ferry to Santorini. Upon your arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel with a private vehicle.

Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure: take in the breathtaking caldera views from your balcony or sip a cocktail at the pool bar overlooking the Aegean. A truly upscale Santorini experience for you to enjoy.

On day 9, make the remarkably unique island of Santorini your oyster by taking a full-day tour of its beauties, including a visit to the archaeological site of Akrotiri

With Santorini's trademark caldera as your starting point, kick off your expedition across the famous island by taking as many pictures as you can of the heart-stopping view out to the Aegean.

Next on your itinerary is a visit to Akrotiri, the Minoan Age settlement that was inhabited since 3000 BC and destroyed by the volcano’s eruption. Your guide will narrate stories that reveal the legends, myths, and moments in history that will help you gain a deep understanding of the ancient civilization of Santorini.

Following your immersion into antiquity, reach the island's highest peak, the Monastery of Prophet Elias, before delving into the picture-perfect town of Oia. Take a relaxed walk around the streets and buy bits and bobs as souvenirs before heading back to your hotel.

On day 20, after a relaxing free morning, embark on a Santorini wineries tour at sunset for one of the most remarkable experiences of your life. Visit three different award-winning local wineries to taste luscious Santorinian wine, and enjoy an ambrosial Greek tapas dinner.

Your wine-expert guide will help you taste the most delectable local varieties, including Assyrtiko, Nykteri, and Vinsanto, popular for its sweet notes, and learn how the minerals of the volcanic soil enrich them. At your last stop, you will indulge in a toothsome Greek tapas dinner that will complement the delicate flavors of the wines.

Having gained inside knowledge regarding Santorini’s wine production and having tasted the island's best wines, your day will wrap up at a local-beloved spot for a Santorinian sunset that will make for the most romantic setting anyone can ask for!

On day 11, spend your last full day in Santorini relaxing at the beach or catching some exercise—and even more views—from one of Santorini’s more than 12 scenic walking routes, ranging from between two to eight miles each.

A farewell dinner is included tonight at a beautiful restaurant with caldera views.


As with all good things in life, this amazing Greek experience has ended. Say goodbye to the friends you’ve made during your time in Greece and have your driver pick you up from your hotel to take you to the airport with plenty of time to catch your flight home.

This exclusive 12-day trip will make you love Greece just as much as we do. Until next time!

Our preferred hotels
images/accommodationimages/andronis-athens_copy.jpg Andronis Athens BC

Andronis Athens BC is a boutique, centrally located hotel that aims to offer its guests the time of their lives and wrap them in style and comfort. 

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. 

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. 

images/galleries/katikies-mykonos/katikies-14.jpg Katikies Mykonos

Katikies Mykonos Elegant Luxury Hotel adds the elements of opulence and elegance to your stay on the island of Mykonos.

images/galleries/mykonian-ambassador/mykonian-amb-1.jpg Myconian Ambassador

Introduce yourself to the Myconian charm and indulge in a few days of pure luxury by choosing the Myconian Ambassador for your trip to the cosmopolitan island. 

images/galleries/mykonian-naia/myk-naia-1.jpg Myconian Naia

Myconian Naia is an adults-only retreat that offers striking views of the Aegean Sea, opulence and tranquility for a premium stay in Mykonos.

images/galleries/mykonos-drops/myk-drops-2.jpg Mykonos Drops

Enjoy the tranquility of the stunning nature of Mykonos in Mykonos Drops, a luxury accommodation that will make your stay on the island memorable! 

images/galleries/perivolas-santorini/perivolas3.jpg Perivolas

Take in the whimsical, volcanic landscape of Santorini while enjoying the most luxurious accommodation experience in Perivolas Hotel.

images/galleries/princess-santorini-hotel/22.jpg Santorini princess

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.

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.

Inclusions & Exclusions
  • 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
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses 
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