Delve into Greece by land and sea. Prepare for many delightful surprises during this 13-day, 12-night adventure.
Greece By Land and Sea
– Highlights –
GREEK FOOD TASTING TOUR (ATHENS)
BEEKEEPING AND HONEY-MAKING IMMERSION (PORTO HELI)
BEACH-HOPPING BY PRIVATE YACHT (MYKONOS)
– Accommodations –
GRAND BERTAGNE, ATHENS
AMANZOE, PORTO HELI
MYKONOS BLU, MYKONOS
This is a Sample Itinerary
What is the sample itinerary?
These are real trips designed for clients, with passions and parameters as wide-ranging as you can imagine.
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Have fun looking through one or two. See what makes your heart race. Then, call us and we will create a trip that’s perfect for you – with everything you want and nothing you don’t. That’s what we believe travel should be.
Arrive in Athens and begin to slip into the Greece frame of mind, relaxing and exploring before beginning your culinary journey with a delicious traditional dinner.
DAY 2: ATHENS
Get your sight-seeing game on with a full-day tour of this endlessly fascinating city. Highlights include: the Acropolis and new museum devoted to its history; the Parthenon; and Hadrian’s library. Explore Athens’s diverse neighborhoods, stopping at flea markets, shops, and cafes whenever your whim demands.
DAY 3: ATHENS
Today’s journey is all about food. Our expert guide will take you on a whirlwind tasting spree: cheeses, honeys, cured meats, and – of course – the finest olive oils in the world.
DAY 4: PORTO HELI
This morning you’ll travel to Porto Heli, a scenic town on the east coast of the Peloponnese. Stop in Epidaurus, where you’ll find masterpieces of ancient Greek art that celebrate the birth of medicine in this area. Once in Porto Heli, unwind alongside the olive and pine trees, rolling hills, colorful flora, and the endless turquoise sea.
DAY 5: NAFPLIO
Wake up your senses and get your blood flowing on a bike trip in and around historic Nafplio. Stop for a brief hike up to a beautiful monastery in the hills. Explore Nafplio’s Turkish mosques and Byzantine fortress before enjoying lunch harbor-side.
DAY 6: MYCENAE
At the height of Ancient Greece’s influence, Mycenae was known as the “golden city.” The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and today you’ll get to experience some of that very rich heritage: a museum full of beautiful handcrafted artifacts, the colossal Cyclopean Walls, and the imposing Lion Gate.
DAY 7: PORTO HELI
Spend today at a traditional site of honey production, a pivotal part of the Greek culinary trifecta: along with olive oil and the grape, honey is one of the ancient foods that emerged as a symbol of Greek culture and an impetus for the development of its cuisine. You’ll shadow expert beekeepers and taste varieties of honey exclusive to Greece.
DAY 8: MONEMVASIA
This morning, board a private boat and head to Monemvasia, a point 400 meters from the southeastern Peloponnesian coast – it separated from the mainland in a devastating earthquake in 375 A.D. Spend the day immersed in the ruins of the original town or snorkel and swim off the deck of your boat.
DAY 9: AMANZOE
Spend the day receiving custom-designed wellness treatments at Amanzoe’s amazing spa. In addition to facials, wraps, pedicures, and massages, the spa offers space for meditation, reflection, and yoga.
DAY 10: MYKONOS
Next stop: Mykonos, the best-known island in Greece, and with good cause: white windmills, blue water, gorgeous beaches, and endless nightlife and entertainment. You’ll have the afternoon to explore, but make sure to find a place to sit and enjoy the sunset. Ask us about our favorite spots for a cocktail. Or two.
DAY 11: MYKONOS
Your private yacht will take you on a day of beach-hopping. Mykonos’ beaches are world-renowned, and today you have the option to pick and choose. You’ll also stop in Delos for your cultural infusion of the day: this island was a holy sanctuary for a millennium before it became the birthplace of Olympian Greek mythology.
DAY 12: MYKONOS
Give yourself the gift of a beach day today. Once you’ve had your fill of sun, take a last-minute shopping trip for souvenirs or visit the bars and restaurants you’ve missed. Water sports are also an option today. Parasailing, anyone?