A 15-Day Luxurious Odyssey in Greece

With each passing day, your Greece itinerary promises to be a symphony of unparalleled luxury, where history, culture, and extravagance converge in harmonious splendor. Join us as we curate an experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
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Greetings, esteemed travelers, and welcome to a journey of opulence and grandeur through the captivating lands of Greece. In this meticulously crafted itinerary, we invite you to immerse yourselves in the lap of luxury, where every moment is a celebration of refined indulgence. Prepare to embark on an adventure that unveils the finest aspects of Greece’s cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and world-class hospitality.

 

Day 1:  Arrive in Amazing Athens!

When you arrive in Athens, you will be welcomed and privately transferred to your accommodations at Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, where you will be greeted daily with breakfast and have the option of adding on a mini champagne afternoon tea.

Your Stay at Hotel Grande Bretagne

This 5-star urban hotel, luxuriously furnished, is located right in the heart of Athens. Its setting is especially ideal for business travelers. Guests can reach public transportation within around 100 yards.  Steeped in history and located in the heart of Syntagma Square, the 5-star luxury Grande Bretagne hotel has retained much of the style and character of the original building constructed in 1874. Its prestigious location is just a stone’s throw away from high-end shopping areas, notable museums, and the business district, along with proximity to the Parliament and the original Olympic Stadium makes it an ideal choice for a city break where you can have maximum time for sightseeing.

The Grande Bretagne is a majestic landmark hotel that offers spacious luxurious accommodation of a very high standard with classically furnished suites and rooms. The hotel also boasts a multi-awarded beauty and health spa, both rooftop and indoor pools, along with a 24-hour state-of-the-art business center and a fully-equipped fitness center. Guests also have a number of dining options as the Grande Bretagne is a showcase for exquisite regional and international cuisine.

Greece, Hotel Grande Bretagne
Hotel Grande Bretagne offers a spectacular view while dining.

Embark on a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ages, that will help you understand how Athens became one of the greatest cities in the world and a beacon of civilization. Learn about Greek gods and heroes and discover what really hides behind the legends and stories that have amused and astounded generations.

Wander through the most prominent landmarks and sites in Athens including the majestic Acropolis (Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Erechtheion, Sanctuary of Asclepius), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora and the temple of Hephaestus. Get ready for a tour full of amazing views and unbeatable Instagram moments.

Day 3: Catch a Flight for Mykonos

Offering an exclusive brand of luxury and conveniently located just 4.2 km from Mykonos Town, the Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort also boasts a prestigious beachfront location opposite the sacred island of Delos on Agios Yiannis where the movie “Shirley Valentine” was filmed.

The Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort

The luxurious boutique complex set within 5 acres of beautifully landscaped land is an ideal base to reach other well-known beaches such as Psarou and Paradise and excellent restaurants such as the Nammos. The eco-friendly accommodations combine whitewashed Cycladic architecture with warm, intimate hues and provide a variety of deluxe features, including sheer white drapes and canopy style beds, mosaic bathrooms and steam cabins, private infinity pools and Jacuzzi tubs, cobbled paths, and large terraces. The Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort also has a spectacular stone-built amphitheatric stadium for sports and a luxury spa. The resort incorporates five restaurants and bars, and guests can enjoy a bonfire dinner on the beach or an outdoor barbeque on their terraces.

Day 4:  Enjoy Your Mykonos Day at Leisure

Spending a day at leisure in Mykonos is a captivating experience that seamlessly blends relaxation and vibrant energy. The sun-drenched beaches invite you to unwind on their golden sands, while the crystalline waters beckon for refreshing swims. As the gentle Aegean breeze whispers through the iconic windmills, you can explore the picturesque narrow streets adorned with white-washed buildings and vibrant bougainvillea.

Greece, Mykonos
Lounge luxuriously in Mykonos.

Day 5: Private Guide Service – Delos Island Discovery Tour

The island of Delos, situated near Mykonos, is notorious as the mythical birthplace of the twin Gods, Apollo and Artemis. Rejoice, as you walk in the steps of Greece’s illustrious ancestors, during your remarkable visit to the island. After meeting your driver you will be transferred to the port terminal, and then, accompanied by your experienced guide, you will reach the pier. It is only a short boat ride to Delos. Your private guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the island and its distinctive landmarks. Make sure not to miss the small sacred lake, now drained, and the ancient Agora, which was once a center of religious, political, and commercial life. Your guide will share the insight into the importance of the Terrace of the Lions, an imposing series of lions, dedicated to Apollo, by the people of Naxos, shortly before 600 BC. The tour will continue to the ruined marble theater, which was built between 314 – 250 BC, and onto the Temple of the Delians, followed by several market squares, colossal statues, and ancient living quarters.

Day 6: Enjoy Another Mykonos Day at Your Leisure

Indulge in leisurely strolls through charming villages, savoring local cuisine at quaint tavernas that offer a taste of authentic Greek flavors. As the sun sets, Mykonos transforms into a lively nightlife hub, with bustling clubs and bars where you can dance the night away. Whether it’s soaking in the Mediterranean beauty or immersing yourself in the island’s vibrant culture, a leisurely day in Mykonos promises an unforgettable and rejuvenating experience.

Day 7:  Transfer from Mykonos Hotel to Mykonos Port, and then on to Santorini Port

You will have another private transport that includes exclusive meet and greet as well as porterage services.

Check-in at Andronis Boutique Hotel

Carved into the dramatic Santorini cliff, the Andronis Boutique Hotel overlooks the aquamarine Aegean Sea. Built to seamlessly blend in with the well-known white architecture characteristic of Oia, the hotel’s multi-level suites capture the hypnotic vistas out over the caldera that extend to the private terraces with Jacuzzis within each suite. Five-star comfort and amenities provided in the suites ensure a memorable stay while the Mare Sanus Spa facilities and bespoke treatments will provide the perfect way to unwind and rejuvenate after a day spent exploring Santorini. When it comes to dining options, Lauda restaurant presents a modern take on Greek cuisine with fresh local ingredients expertly selected and prepared by the world-renowned head chef Emmanuel Renaut.

Day 8:  Semi-Private Tour – Greek Food and Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the traditions, aromas, and scenery of rural Santorini during this off-the-beaten-track tour. Step away from the Caldera and discover the island’s excellent fine wines and the secrets of the local wine-making before indulging in some traditional Greek delicacies. Your expert guide will take you to two of Santorini’s renowned and long-established family wineries where you will have an opportunity to receive a fascinating glimpse into the production of volcanic wines.

Along with the winery staff, he will take you through the entire wine-making process from the selection and variety of the grapes and ending with the bottling of the finished wine. After you learn how it is made, it is time to taste top-quality wines. You will then continue the tour with a visit to a traditional Greek restaurant in a beautiful setting, where you will enjoy a three-course menu offering a wide variety of meze: a selection of small tasty dishes consisting of local specialties accompanied by Santorini’s fine wine.

Greece, Akrotiri
Experience Greece’s rich culture and history. (Akrotiri).

Day 9: Private Tour – Archaeological Tour of Akrotiri

Enjoy the day with your private driver and guide as you explore the history of Santorini. The focal point of your tour will be the Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri or the ‘Greek Pompeii’, located on the southern part of the island. In prehistory, Akrotiri was a well-connected Minoan port town, with connections to mainland Greece and as far afield as Egypt and Syria. As the town was covered in ash following a volcanic eruption on the island, preservation of the settlement is exceptional, making this one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece. Today the site is covered by a bioclimatic roof and walkways are suspended above the archaeological remains, allowing visitors to walk among the two and three-story buildings.

Day 10:  Free Day in Santorini at Your Leisure

A leisurely day in Santorini unfolds like a dream amidst breathtaking landscapes and serene beauty. Begin your day by basking in the warm embrace of the sunrise, painting the iconic white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches with a soft golden glow. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your terrace overlooking the caldera, a stunning vista that seems to merge the sea and sky into one.

Day 11:  Be Escorted from Andronis Boutique Hotel to Santorini Port, and then on to Heraklion Port

Check in at Blue Palace and get ready for another wonderful adventure where you can experience traditional Greek liquor & delicacies.

Your Blue Palace Accommodation

Set on the Elounda coast, the 5-star Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete combines luxurious accommodation with award-winning cuisine and a state-of-the-art spa. It includes infinity pools, a water sports center, and two tennis courts. Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa offers elegant suites and bungalows with magnificent views of the island of Spinalonga, most with private pools.

The interior design is inspired by Crete’s diverse ancestry and reflects a blend of cultures and influences of successive invaders, including the Arabs, the Ottomans, and the Venetians. All available types of accommodation are aimed at people who want to spend a lot of time relaxing in their own private space. An array of exclusive services, including secluded seating areas and private menus at breakfast, private verandas, gardens, and pools, enhance the stunning views and the feeling of freedom.

Day 12: Enjoy the Island of Crete at Your Leisure

Embarking on a leisurely day on the Isle of Crete is a journey through time and nature. Explore the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, savor Cretan cuisine at a traditional taverna, or unwind on the island’s stunning beaches.

Greece, Olives
“Olive” Greece!

Day 13:  Private Tour with Car – Discover the Flavors of Crete Cooking Class Experience

Your first visit starts by heading to the west, at a family-run olive oil estate set on the gently rolling hillsides in the outskirts of Heraklion. Surrounded by olive groves this ecological prototype farm promotes the traditional way of organic olive oil production – the olive oil is stone-milled and cold-pressed. You will be guided around their premises and have an olive oil tasting, accompanied by the owners. Next, you will drive through the vine-growing region and visit a local winery surrounded by 7 hectares of vineyards.

The main focus here is to explore the further potentials of Cretan varieties as well as the capacity of foreign varieties to adapt to the Greek climate and eventually be blended with native ones. After being guided around the production area and the cellars, you will continue with a hands-on cooking class. You will prepare a number of traditional dishes under the directions of a local lady cook and will discover the secrets of the traditional Cretan diet and its healthy guidelines. The experience will culminate at the table, where you will taste the estate’s wines and enjoy the lunch you prepared.

Day 14:  Enjoy the Island of Crete at Your Leisure

Traverse the Samaria Gorge for a serene hike amidst towering cliffs, then witness the sunset over the sea before indulging in a traditional feast with live music. This day encapsulates the essence of Crete’s ancient history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality, creating a memorable experience that echoes the island’s heart and soul.

Day 15: Private Transfer  – from Your Crete Hotel to Athens Airport

Majestic Destinations Travel hopes your Greece itinerary has been a pure symphony of unparalleled luxury, where history, culture, and extravagance converge in harmonious splendor.

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