Athens and the Greek Isles 3 - Pre-reservation 2023
Lapped by the azure Ionian and Aegean seas, Greece is considered the cradle of the Western civilization. During the Athens and the Greek Isles Tour, you will embark on an exclusive voyage of discovery, follow the ancient epic tales and encounter history where it was made.
In Athens, you will discover treasures of the Acropolis, including the masterpiece of Periclean Athens: the Parthenon, then explore the ancient Agora with a private guide who will bring those iconic monuments to life.
In Santorini, you'll sail around the island on a private yacht, walk on the crater of a volcano, explore the crescent of the island surviving after the Late Bronze era volcanic explosions, the picturesque vineyards and villages, enjoy the black sand beaches and spectacular sunsets, and even ride on a donkey.
In Crete, the legendary birthplace of Zeus, you will bask in the history, ambiance and beauty of the island, as you visit the Minoan Palace in Knossos, the Venetian design town of Chania, then take a Mediterranean cooking class. You'll see ancient temples and lively villages, but you'll also have time to relax on the beach, swim and enjoy the Greek Isles which are defined by the sapphire waters and the remains of the richest Mediterranean cultures that intersected and influenced each other here.
HIGHLIGHTS: Lit up Parthenon atop the Acropolis Hill ● Hadrian's Gate, the Temple of Poseidon, the Agora, the Dionysus Theatre ● The Acropolis ● Lively Plaka with colorful tavernas and shops selling local crafts ● White, black and red beaches of Santorini ● Sailing the Aegean on a private catamaran and Santorini sunsets ● The Profitis Ilias Monastery with a 360 degree view of the mythical Atlantis ● Minoan Palace in Knossos ● Venetian harbor in Chania ● Olive oil tasting at Crete's Agia Triada Monastery ● Learning to cook Greek Mediterranean cuisine ● Sampling Greek wines ● The soft, sugary sand of Cretan beaches ● Shopping for treasures in artisans' shops in the narrow streets of Chania
Itinerary specifics subject to change.