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Greece | Ultra-Luxe Tour in Greece | Greek Islands By Private Yacht (10 days)

Blue Parallel

Athens, Greece To Athens, Greece

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 Oct 2017

Greece | Ultra-Luxe Tour in Greece | Greek Islands By Private Yacht (10 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Athens, Greece
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens None

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

Afternoon international flight arrival to Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities. Greeting by your personal host and private transfer to your hotel in downtown Athens with views of the Acropolis. After you settle in, enjoy dinner at one of the best restaurants in town.

Day 2
Athens, Greece
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens Breakfast

Visit the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most important ancient site in the Western world. Later, explore the Plaka neighborhood built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens and finish at the Ancient Agora and Roman Forums, all walking distance from your hotel. Enjoy lunch at a traditional tavern in Psaras before heading back to your hotel to spend some time at leisure. Later in the afternoon, visit the innovative Acropolis Museum with an expert guide which glass design is equal in size and shape to the Parthenon, and rotates the Marble sculptures and findings exactly as they were placed at the Parthenon centuries ago.

Note: For those with more time in Athens, day trips can be arranged to Delphi and Meteora via private helicopter. Additionally, visists to Cape Sounion (approximately 1.5 hour drive) can be organized.

Day 3
Argolida, Greece
Amanzoe Breakfast

Private vehicle transfer to the seaside town of Nafplio, which was once the capital of the First Hellenic Republic from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 to 1834. Upon arrival, climb the 1,000 steps of the Palamidi fortress built by the Venetians during their occupation for excellent views of the sea and city below. After lunch, continue on to visit the Epidavros Theater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved Greek theater before arriving at the Amanzo’e Resort in Porto Heli. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening relaxing at your private pavilion with it’s own plunge pool.

Day 4
Argolida, Greece
Amanzoe Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a morning 4.5 mile hike passing through rural Peloponnese to the Avgo Monastery built into the rock face of the Avgo Mountain overlooking the Rados River. During the hike you will get a first hand look at pastoral life, sheppard’s herding their flock, groves full of olive trees and beautiful flowers sprinkled throughout the landscape. Stop for a delicious picnic lunch in a spectacular outdoor setting before returning to your hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit a traditional bee farm and learn the rituals of beekeeping that have been passed down from generation to generation using all traditional equipment. Spend your afternoons and evenings relaxing by your private plunge pool or at the Amanzo’e beach club.

Day 5
Adamantas, Milos, Greece, Greece
M/Y Duke Breakfast, Lunch

Embarkation at Porto Heli for your 5-night private cruise through the Greek isles aboard your luxury motor yacht. The yacht will be equipped with a dedicated crew giving you the flexibility to alter the itinerary when needed. Services of personal hosts or guides will also be provided during land excursions when applicable.

After a delicious lunch on board, stop at the uninhabited island of Polyaigos to swim in its crystal clear waters and deserted beaches. Continue on to Milos Island, an idyllic place for those who want to experience Greece in all its beauty and skip the crowds found on the more popular islands. Dock for the evening at the main port and enjoy dinner at a local taverna.

Day 6
Santorini, Greece
M/Y Duke Breakfast, Lunch

Morning departure for Santorini which lies south east of Milos. On the way, stop at Sarakiniko beach located on the north shore of Milos island for a morning swim. Continue on until you arrive at Santorini, the largest island of a small circular archipelago in the southernmost point of the Cyclade islands. Enjoy boating along the caldera with stops at the famous red and white beaches made of solidified lava for swimming and snorkeling. In the afternoon, disembark at Ammoudi port and private transfer to Oia to take part in an awe-inspiring 2 hour hike along the cliffs of the caldera as you follow a stone-paved path passing charming white churches and traditional cave houses with views the Aegean Sea. End at Imerovigli in time to watch one of the best sunsets on Earth.

Day 7
Santorini, Greece
M/Y Duke Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, disembark and head to the picturesque town of Pyrgos, one of the least tourist spoiled villages on Santorini where you will enjoy an informative cooking class and wine tasting. For those more interested in archaeology, you will have the option to instead explore the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed in a volcanic eruption around 1,500 BC, with your personal guide. After your morning activities, return to your luxury yacht and head to Anafi Island, a quiet and unspoiled island located east of Santorini. Upon arrival, stop for a swim at the beautiful Klissidi beach and later disembark to explore the small port town and enjoy dinner at a local taverna.

Day 8
Amorgós, Greece
M/Y Duke Breakfast, Lunch

Depart for the Little Cyclades Islands located north of Anafi. Spend the morning swimming and exploring the small and tranquil Irakleia Island. Return for lunch on board before heading to Small Koufonisia, an island known for its crystal clear beaches and arid vegetation. Spend time discovering its main port scattered with charming white houses, wooden kaiks (brightly colored Greek fishing boats) and a picturesque windmill.

Day 9
Mykonos, Greece
M/Y Duke Breakfast, Lunch

Morning departure for Mykonos Island north of the Little Cyclades. Before reaching the main island, enjoy an archaeological tour of Delos Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient administrative center, with an expert guide. Continue on to the uninhabited island of Renia for swimming in remote coves and deserted beaches. Enjoy fresh grilled fish, depending on the catch of the day, and later, visit some of the islands most famous beaches such as Psarou, Paradise, Agrari, Elia, Kalo Livadi and Kalafati beach. In the early evening, disembark at Mykonos town, the famed cosmopolitan destination and night life hot spot, for some shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, enjoy a gourmet dinner in one of Mykonos' best restaurants.

Day 10
Athens, Greece
None Breakfast

Early morning departure for Athens port. Upon arrival, greeting by your personal host and private transfer to Athens international airport in time to catch your fight home.

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Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Cruises & Water Tours
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  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
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Welcome to the cradle of Western Civilization. The powerful history of Ancient Greece will be conveyed by enlightening vistas onto Hellenic culture, philosophy and architecture. Let the Greece you've been imagining fill your senses, whether it's the Parthenon - solitary and pristine - lording over the hazy sprawl of Athens, the rural farmlands of the Peloponnese, the tang of home-made tzatziki, or the blinding light of the Aegean sun over Santorini. Experience endless miles of aquamarine coastline, sun-bleached ancient ruins, and the Greek's unquestioning hospitality and zest for life. Sip on a glass of ouzo or wine while you tempt your appetite with grilled souvlaki, fresh seafood and strong feta mixed with the purest olive oil on the planet.


Greece balances its past, present and future in a way managed by few other countries. The result is a country with endless cultural pursuits. It's easy to understand how so many myths of gods and giants originated in this vast and varied landscape, with wide open skies and a sea speckled with islands, where days melt from one to the next, while you relish the white-sand and palm-fringed beaches. Wander along cobbled, Byzantine footpaths, hike through arid forests, and enjoy a locally caught and produced meal while sitting by the sea on an island in the Aegean. Whether you are looking for natural beauty, delectable cuisine, historical sites or idyllic island beaches, Greece offers endless activities and is a magnet for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

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