Delve into the delicious flavors and food culture on the mainland as well as at classic islands on this Greece private trip. In Athens, explore the majestic heritage sites such as theAcropolis as well the local food culture on personalized excursions. You’ll have the chance to enjoy a hearty, traditional meal is a typical Grecian home as well! Next in Santorini, enjoy exclusive wine tastings at local vineyards on a guided tour, savoring the special bouquet of aromas and flavors that make these wines stand out. At your last stop in Chania, you can enjoy a private master class in a refurbished 18th century oil mill, learning all about Cretan cuisine from an expert. Grecian delicacies aside, you can also enjoy the historic Old Town on a personalized walk, discovering the town’s Venetian and Ottoman history and heritage through the eyes of a local guide.
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Admire the ancient city of Athens in Greece, where millennia-old history and contemporary culture connect. Although the hilltop Acropolis complex is Athens’ showstopper attraction, there are significant archaeological sites and architectural wonders scattered across town with museums to match.
Group Tour of Athens with Visits to Acropolis & Museum Enjoy a tour of the magnificent Acropolis complex and museum on this delightful excursion. After an early breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel. Meet your local guide aboard the tour bus and enjoy an informative drive as you pass by renowned monuments and buildings on your way to the Acropolis. Stop for an enjoyable photo-moment at the famous Panathinaiko Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in the late 1800s. Pass by the Zappeion, the Temple of Zeus, and many other famous landmarks along the way. At the Acropolis, take a guided tour and learn all about the historic significance of the site. Explore the Acropolis Museum, admiring the collection of votives, statues, ancient artefacts, and the magnificent Parthenon hall. (Duration: Half Day, from 08:00 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).
Personalized Food Tour of Athens Relish the culinary delights of Athens on this enjoyable food trail with a knowledgable food guide. Meet with your guide at the well-known Syntagma Square. Stroll along the old historical quarters of the city, sampling olives, cheese and cured meats from street cafes. Explore the bustling flea market of Monastiraki, and learn all about the culinary traditions of Athens. Walk onwards to Thission, which offers panoramic views of the city’s celebrated monuments. Reward yourself with a taste of traditional Greek coffee, as you sit and admire the Acropolis. Return to Syntagma Square at the end of an insightful food trail! (Duration: 3 hrs, from 10:30 hrs; Private Activity; Meals included: Food & beverage tastings; Inform us of any food allergies before tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).
Private Dinner with Local Host Make the most of a unique opportunity to get to the heart of the Athens’ traditional culture. This private dinner invitation to a local Athenian home is a wonderfully interactive way to get to know the city. Enjoy the warm hospitality of a typical Athenian, relishing the traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes that your host shares with you. What better way to understand a living culture than with good food and conversation? Get to know how your meal arrived at the table and gain insights into the modern lifestyle of an ancient city over a delicious dinner. (Duration: 3-4 hrs, from 18:00 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Dinner; For special dietary requirements, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please dress comfortably).
Santorini is a stunning crescent-shaped island with a volcanic history, cradled within the Cyclades and known for picturesque getaways in Greece’s Aegean Sea. Here, scenic cliffside towns of Fira, Oia, and other settlements along the caldera invite you on romantic sojourns.
Group Tour of Santorini including Oia and Akrotiri excursions Explore the natural and cultural delights of Santorini, with excursions to Oia and Akrotiri. Start your tour with an exhilarating drive that takes you to Profitis Ilias, the highest point of the island. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of rugged landscapes and azure seas. Next, a walking tour takes you through majestic Neoclassical ruins and quaint Megalochori cave houses that blend into the mountainous environs. Continue your journey through history to Akrotiri, nicknamed the ‘Greek Pompeii,’ where wooden walkways take you around a Bronze Age settlement preserved by volcanic ash. From there, take a scenic break at the iconic black sand beaches of Perivolos. Go swimming or beachcombing till you feel peckish. Settle down at any of the seafront restaurants for a flavorsome lunch of fresh seafood and other local specialties. Follow this up with another gastronomic treat as you drive through lush Santorini vineyards for a tasting of regional wines. Finally, arrive at the village of Oia, that perches on the rim of the Santorini Caldera, perhaps just in time for the most spectacular sunset in the entire Cyclades. (Full Day; Shared Activity & Guide; Lunch is not included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes)
Personalized Tour of Santorini Wineries and Tastings Set off on a heady day tour of the wineries of Santorini, with private tastings of local wines. Learn from your guide about the microclimate and volcanic soil of the region, which give Santorini wines their special bouquet of flavors, aroma and textures. Drive through the rolling countryside to arrive at a large winery nestled amid miles of lush vineyards. From here, you’ll move on to a more exclusive winery, known only to original residents. Along the way, pause at the village of Pirgos whose picture-postcard beauty is perfectly complemented by atmospheric wine bars and medieval-style tavernas. Sample the region’s famous Assyrtiko white wines while you’re here. (Duration: Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Tour includes Private Guide, Wine Tastings & Light Snacks)
Take in the charms of Chania, a picturesque city with a fascinating history nestled on the northwestern shores of Crete in Greece. Chania’s atmospheric Venetian harbor takes center state, highlighted by an Egyptian designed lighthouse on the pier edge, across from the Firka fortress.
Personalized Walk through Old Town Discover the cultural history of Chania on this delightful walking tour of the city’s Old Town. After a leisurely breakfast, expect to be picked up from your hotel. Meet your local guide at the Chania Venetian Port before the tour begins. Stroll through the old town, learning all about the city’s Venetian and Ottoman eras. Visit popular monuments like the Firkas Fortress, the Fransiscan Monastery of San Salvador and the Venetian Grand Arsenal, followed by a walk through the Ottoman district of Splanzia. Drop by the Chania Archaeology Museum, browsing through priceless 7th-century BC exhibits. Walk over to the local open-air fruit and leather market, picking up fun trivia from your guide. Drive back to your hotel after the tour. (Duration: 3 hrs, from 10:00 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).
Personalized Cretan Cooking Class Take a personal cooking class in a charming 18th century olive mill, under the guidance of a local masterchef. You’ll be picked up from your hotel by your private chauffeur. Drive down to a lovely little village in the countryside to meet your chef at the village’s old olive mill. Make the most of this opportunity to learn all the secrets behind turning out the perfect Cretan dishes, using local herbs and olive oil. Learn how to select and cook with the freshest seasonal produce, a hallmark of traditional Cretan cuisine. At the end of the class, enjoy the fruits of your labor over a sumptuous meal with your host and chef. Relish fresh homemade bread, delicious local wine, and above all, good conversation in excellent company. Collect precious memories and recipes before you head back to your hotel. (Duration: Half Day, from 09:00 or 17:00 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Meals included: Lunch or Dinner; For special dietary requirements, please inform us ahead of tour; Fitness level: Easy; Please dress comfortably).
You will be transferred from your hotel to Chania airport in a private vehicle
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 4,390 /person
Option 2 From $ 4,990 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 10 days / 9 nights.
Meals as indicated
All activities as listed :
Athens: Group Tour of Athens with Visits to Acropolis & Museum
Athens: Personalized Food Tour of Athens
Athens: Private Dinner with Local Host
Santorini: Group Tour of Santorini including Oia and Akrotiri excursions
Santorini: Personalized Tour of Santorini Wineries and Tastings
Chania: Personalized Walk through Old Town
Chania: Personalized Cretan Cooking Class
The general business terms apply
All activities as specified in the itinerary
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
All transfers as indicated above
Greece: Visitor’s tax 0.50 to 4 Euro per person and night, payable directly at the hotels
Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
Travel, health and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above