Greece, Athens, Santorini
7 nights / 8 days
Imbued with romance and history, from ancient ruins to dramatic coastlines, experience traditional villages, striking architecture and a vivacious culture across Athens and Santorini, Greece.
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.
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 to King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens and settle in with your loved one for two nights in a Grand Acropolis view suite. Located within walking distance of the Acropolis, unwind in sophisticated elegance with spacious comforts, bespoke amenities and marble baths, plus savor daily breakfast.
Day 2: Athens |
The next day, experience this remarkable ancient capital city together on the Ancient Athens Private Excursion. Be amazed at the countless ruins and modern structures beginning with Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon. Continue through the city seeing The Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Palace, the majestic Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, National Library and Museum of Cycladic Art. This evening, enjoy a signature cocktail as you bask in neo-classical decor, savoring a triumph of flavors of modern Greek cuisine in Tudor Hall Restaurant & Bar restaurant, overlooking the magical city for an authentic Greek dining experience.
Day 3: Athens / Santorini |
Following breakfast, board your private transfer to Piraeus Pier for your relaxing and scenic hydrofoil ride to Santorini. Arrive at Newport Pier on Santorini and board your private transfer to Mystique, A Luxury Collection Hotel where you and your partner will stay for five glorious nights in a Wet Allure Suite and enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne, floral arrangement, homemade sweets and complimentary wine tastings. Built on Oia's most famous cliffs, immerse in lavish luxury with unrivaled privacy, butler service, open-air dining area and outdoor Jacuzzi with captivating views of the Aegean Caldera. Discover the outdoor infinity pool, exquisite dining and dramatic wine cellar.
Delight in a mouthwatering dining menu tonight as you celebrate this extraordinary destination together at Charisma Restaurant. With panoramic views, gaze at the sunset as your toast to your love and complimentary, open-air dinner for two, savoring Mediterranean cuisine at its finest.
Day 4: Santorini |
After a relaxing morning, embark on a romantic island voyage on the Santorini Gems Sunset Cruise. Your private transfer will take you to Ammoundi Port where you will board a luxury Lagoon 560 catamaran for an exciting semi-private sunset cruise. Stop at the Hot Springs for a sensual mud bath followed by snorkeling at both White Beach and Red Beach. Enjoy a delicious barbeque onboard as you and your loved one sail into the sunset at Oia Village.
Days 5 - 6: Santorini |
Spend your days at leisure savoring the romance of the island. Regenerate mind, body and soul overlooking the caldera at The Asian Spa with a couple's massage or whole being ritual designed to harmonize man with nature. Laze by the pool on the volcanic cliff high above the Aegean and enjoy a signature cocktail from the refreshing waters or unwind in the resorts private Perivolos beach area. As the sunsets on this heavenly island, tantalize your palette with an artisan Japanese offering with fresh sushi and locally-sourced seafood with an Asian flair in Asea Lounge Restaurant.
Day 7: Santorini |
Explore the island with a private chauffer-driven excursion. Visit the capital, Fira, with its many designer shops, art galleries and wealth of eateries and bars. Discover island history at the Archaeological and Prehistoric Thira Museums, as well as the Orthodox Metropolis for a bit of notable island relics dating back to the fifth century BC. Explore the ancient city of Thira on the ridge of the steep Messavouno Mountain or Pyrgos, found at the highest point of the island, with hilltop ruins and panoramic views for a magical experience. For a magical finale, intrigue your senses with eclectic flavors and engaging aromas with an exquisite private dinner. Raise a glass of ouzo to your partner and toast to your final evening as the sunsets on the picturesque caldera of this enchanting island.
Day 8: Santorini, Greece / USA |
In the morning, board your complimentary transfer to the Newport Pier for your hydrofoil back to Athens. Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. Bid a fond farewell to beautiful Greece as you make plans for your next romantic island getaway.
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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