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Greece | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour in Greece | Athens, Peloponnese & Santorin (8 days)

Blue Parallel

Athens, Greece To Athens, Greece

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 May 2018

Greece | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour in Greece | Athens, Peloponnese & Santorin (8 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
Santorini, Greece
Grace Santorini Breakfast

Private helicopter ride from the helipad at the Amanzo’e to the heliport on Santorini Island. Upon arrival on the island, greeting by your personal host and private transfer to your hotel with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. After you settle in, enjoy a gentle hike to Skaros rock, an iconic spot to watch Santorini’s spectacular sunsets.

Day 6
Santorini, Greece
Grace Santorini Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Santorini’s caldera on a private sailing excursion. Depart from Vlihada port located in the southern part of the island and sail to the famous red beach for swimming and snorkeling. Continue along the coast stopping at the white beach, Akrotiri lighthouse and Efta Paides church, only reachable by boat. Pick up sail through the caldera until you reach Thirassia Island where you will hike or take a donkey ride up to the main town for breathtaking views of Santorini across the way.

Day 7
Santorini, Greece
Grace Santorini Breakfast, Snack

With your expert guide explore the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed in a volcanic eruption around 1,500 BC. Following the tour, enjoy a private wine tasting followed by a stop at the forgotten village of Emporeio, a hidden treasure and perfect example of a Greek island village. In the late afternoon, 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 your hotel in time to watch the sunset in the privacy of your hotel room’s terrace.

Day 8
Athens, Greece
None Breakfast

Commercial flight back to Athens in time to catch your international departure home.

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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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Blue Parallel creates private, tailor-made journeys designed around the themes of World Heritage destinations, outdoor adventures, gourmet cuisine, exclusive lodging, white glove service and insider access. We operate in Latin America: the Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Panama, Patagonia, Uruguay and the Yucatan Peninsula. And in the Mediterranean: the Adriatic Coast, Andalucia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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