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Europe | History and Cultural Discovery through Greece

Sample Itinerary

Destinations

Greece, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Trip Duration

8 nights / 9 days

Escape to captivating Greece, where archaeological wonders meet sun drenched coastlines and lively cosmopolitan life.

Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.

Itinerary

Day 1: USA / Athens, Greece |

With 10 hours flight time from New York to Athens, board your flight to your enchanting vacation in Greece. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer and arrive at Hotel Grande Bertagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Acropolis before settling into your Classic Butler room for two nights with daily breakfast. Explore the country on a Private Cape Sounion with Picnic Experience. Savor the vistas of the Saronic Gulf as your drive along the scenic coast through beautiful suburbs to the rocky Aemos peninsula and Temple of Poseidon ruins, with a picnic on the beach.

Day 2: Athens |

Discover the Private Ancient Athens Excursion, exploring the Presidential Palace guarded by the Evzones, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate, Parliament and the Tomb of the unknown soldier, neo-classical buildings, the Acropolis and its incredible monuments, including the Parthenon, temple dedicated to Goddess Athena, Erechtheion and the Propylaia.

Day 3: Athens / Mykonos |

Fly or enjoy a hydrofoil voyage to Mykonos and settle into sumptuous accommodations at the Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort for three nights, where you'll revel in the soft breezes of the Aegean Sea, daily breakfast and luxury SUV transfers. Discover the private gym, extravagant bathrooms with built-in bathtubs, new infinity pool hovering over Psarou's beach, private pools, lobby lounges, eclectic library for books,Wi-Fi internet access, an evening bar and fine dining restaurants.

Day 4: Mykonos |

The following day, board an exciting boat ride to Delos, a sacred island filled with history and the birthplace of ancient Greek gods, Apollo and Artemis on the Sailing Cruise to Rheina Island & Delos. Escape to this uninhabited island for swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing and lunch. Then, enjoy a guided experience at the archaeological site of Delos and explore the island, museum, Mount Kynothos and more.

Day 5:  Mykonos |

Spend the day in the Mediterranean sun along the famed Psarou Beach, be pampered at the Elixir Spa or refresh in the sparkling infinity pool, delicately cantilevered over the sapphire sea. In the evening, dine al fresco as the sunsets over the beautiful horizon, indulging in traditional Greek flavors. The night continues with celebrated beachside parties, glittering cosmopolitan bars and vibrant nightclubs.

Day 6: Mykonos / Santorini |

Hydrofoil to Santorini and arrive at the elegant Mystique, A Luxury Collection Hotel for the ultimate Cycladic experience with three nights in a Vibrant suite with daily breakfast and transfers. Guests at this adults-only resort will experience the outdoor infinity-edge pool, the Aura Bar, Charisma Greek Restaurant, Asea Lounge Restaurant for Japanese cuisine and sushi and the Secret Wine Cave, a dramatic wine cellar with the most rare and indigenous wine selection. Mystique also features cobblestone pathways that lead to the plunge pool and sun beds for the utmost relaxation.

Day 7: Santorini |

The next day, immerse in Santorini's colorful water world with a Santorini Gems Sunset Cruise, onboard a luxury yacht, beginning with a mud bath at the Hot Springs, followed by swimming and snorkeling at both White Beach and Red Beach. Savor tantalizing cuisine and a delicious barbeque as you toast a stunning sunset in Oia.

Days 8 - 9: Santorini & Athens, Greece / USA |

Enjoy your final day on this extraordinary volcanic island at your leisure. Explore ancient settlements, a picturesque monastery and lively fish tavern or choose an indigenous spa therapy, private caldera view dining or sample a varietal from the secret wine cave. In the morning, fly to Athens for your international homebound flight and beginning planning your next memorable vacation.

 

Note 

Many islands in Greece operate seasonally and close for the winter, including Crete, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Rhodes and Santorini. Typical closure dates run from November through March. Please contact your Destination Specialists for specific resort open and closure dates.

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