11 Day itinerary in Greece, Europe

Family Trip to Greece

Located on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Greece caters for every free spirit. Ancient sun-bleached ruins pierce blue skies as the Aegean laps at the endless coastline. And Greek culture is alive with passionate music, inspired cuisine and thrill-seeking activities. Greece is a premier-... Read More

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Join our Athens mythological tour & get to the heart of the ancient world


Explore the mighty Acropolis on a private sunset tour with an archaeologist


Tap into your inner Indiana Jones as you explore a Cretan village of Chania


Explore the jewels of the Venetian Old Town of Rethymnon.


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Day 1

place Arrive in Athens

We will meet you at the airport and you will enjoy your private transfer to the hotel. We have also arranged private transport back to the airport on your last day. Welcome to Athens! After your check in, a member of our staff, will meet you at your hotel lobby for a welcome briefing. Our team member will hand you your folder with your vouchers, tickets etc and a customized travel guide based on your trip with tips and suggestions.


  • High-end Accommodation: V1935 Luxurious Apartments
Day 2

place City Tour - Athens Mythology Private Tour

Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby for the "Mythology Tour of Athens". This whistle-stop Athens tour is packed full of all those must-see Athens spots as well as those hidden gems that can only be found with a local by your side. Dive into the very soul of Athens and discover exactly what makes this city so very special – aside from all that ancient history. Admire old and new architecture, and see a traditional Greek changing of the guard ceremony before finishing at Pnyx Hill, one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy. Highlights: - Immerse yourself in the city’s ancient history while also learning about Athens as it is today on this jam-packed Athens tour - Walk along streets lined with historical sites, from the famous to the unknown - Learn about Athens’ history and modern-day life from a local perspective instead of a guidebook - Witness the Greek changing of the guard (The Evzones) - Admire the Athenian Trilogy, the picturesque botanical garden in Athens, The Panathenaic Stadium (the Stadium of the first Modern Olympic Games), Zappeion Megaron, Olympian Zeus Temple, The Arch of Hadrian and Pnyx Hill - Uncover fascinating stories from ancient Greek mythology, decode their meaning and the real-life events hidden behind them! Your tour will end next to the Acropolis and Plaka neighborhood. From here, you can choose to continue your own personal exploration. Your guide will be more than happy to advise you on your next move.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: V1935 Luxurious Apartments
Day 3

place City Tour - Taste of Athens (Private tour) We run this tour for Lonely Planet

After breakfast embark on a food adventure. On this walk we will explore the culinary backstreets and secrets of downtown Athens, in search of the soul of this historic yet always vibrant city. We’ll visit an old-school dairy bar and a hidden gem of a loukoumades joint. We’ll sample souvlaki, and a kebab made according to a recipe brought to Athens by refugees from Constantinople. The walk will explore the hidden seafood eateries of the stoa, the arcades that are among downtown Athens’ unique architectural features. There will be artisanal cheeses and honey and even a few sips of homemade spirits, accompanied by an unforgettable bite in the center of the main fishmongers’ market. At once rough and beautiful, ancient and modern, our culinary tour of downtown Athens live on and tell the story of this city in a way few other landmarks can. Highlights - Discover the traditional tastes and fresh flavors of Athens - Delight your senses in Athens’ Central Market - Learn all about Athens’ culinary culture from a local guide - Chat with local shop owners about their specialities and fresh produce - Explore the historical center of Athens - Food is more than enough to cover lunch

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: V1935 Luxurious Apartments
Day 4

place Athens to Chania and Private Street stories of Chania

Today after breakfast and check-out you will be Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Athens Airport. You will take a Fly to Chania, and upon arrival you will be picked up from Chania Airport and transfer to your hotel. Private Street stories of Chania-Today grasp the opportunity to explore Crete's most beautiful city! Due to the long history and rich culture, the region of Chania keeps evident its traditional architecture. A walk in the Old Town with the intense Medieval architecture is a walk back in time. The Venetian port of Chania Town is the most characteristic spot of western Crete. Holidays in Chania combines relaxation in amazing beaches, historical visits and experience of authentic life. Tour snapshot Experience the real Crete with a walk through one of its most picturesque cities. Chania is a kaleidoscope of different elements: ancient ruins, strong local culture and traditions, and delectable cuisine (and yes, you’ll get to taste some!). Escape the tourist traps and dive into secret corners and local neighborhoods — each stop has a story to tell! Highlights - Time travel through layers of Crete’s history as you listen to the myths and tales of Old Town - See local artisans at work, and even try your own skills in their workshops - Wander through a 100-year-old market selling local Cretan products - Visit the Ottoman neighborhood and Jewish Quarter, walk along the “street of the Knives,” and explore corners not found in guidebooks - Sip raki and snack on mezedes in one of the city’s historic neighborhoods - Food is more than enough to skip lunch

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Day 5

place Antiquity and Adventurers Private Tour

Our driver will pick you up at 09:30 AM from your villa If you’ve come to Crete seeking adventure, then this tour is perfect for you! Tap into your inner Indiana Jones as you explore a Cretan village, trek a gorge or discover a unique remote location by a private boat, wander through an ancient city, drink ‘healing water,’ swim in a turquoise sea, and savor home-cooked local dishes! It’ll be an adventure of a lifetime that only requires a positive attitude and an open mind! Get out of town and work your way down the road less travelled to the southern coast of Crete. You’ll meet your tour guide in Chania, and our tour will begin with a two-hour ride that will take us to a seaside village unknown to mass tourism. Upon reaching this small, sleepy village by the sea, we’ll start our adventure off by fuelling up on a light, organic breakfast made with local products. After the olives, rusks, and cheese have quickly been devoured, we’ll head off to the ancient city of Lissos. We’ll walk in the shade of old pine trees on an easy trail before slowly trekking up a hill that will offer breathtaking views of the gorge beneath us and the turquoise sea in the distance. When the trees disappear and a barren plateau appears, the rocks will meet the blue sea, and we’ll see the ruins of the ancient Asclepieion. This healing temple was dedicated to the god Asclepius, and was built in the third century B.C.E. We’ll also point out the herbs and flora that are used in the Cretan diet. While this walk is fairly easy and follows a trail, please note that it will take approximately 90 minutes with stops, with elevations of 250 metres up, and almost 400 metres down.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Day 6

place Dive into magnificent Balos Beach/Private Day Cruise with yacht

Spend a day on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Balos beach! The famous lagoon of Balos, is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania, formed between the Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani. Balos is surely the most photographed beaches in Crete, a very favorite subject of all tourist guides for Greece. It is no coincidence that Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Balos with their private yacht many years ago. Balos is famous for its turquoise waters, the wild natural beauty, and the beautiful exotic scenery. The lagoon of Balos has white sand and exotic white, vivid blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow and warm, ideal for young children. In many places, the sand has a lovely pinkish color, because of millions of crushed shells. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and colder, ideal for snorkeling. The lagoon and the wider area, with rare species of flora and fauna, are protected under the Natura 2000 program. Eleonora falcons, shags and cormorants nest in the caves of the area. Moreover, the area is a shelter for the protected monk seal and the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). There are many ways to visit Balos but we will do it with style and away from mass tourism. We will pick you up with our minivan and transfer you to Chania old port to board your yacht. It is a Dufin with length 17.5m After getting back to Chania enjoy a Free evening. Our company provides a city guide with “tested by us” tips and suggestions.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks


  • High-end Accommodation: Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Day 7

place Transfer from Chania-Rethymnon Tour-Knossos Palace tour

Today we head east to explore the jewels of Rethymnon and Heraklion cities. Departing from Chania on our way to Heraklion we will have a short stop at the old town of Rethymnon Enjoy a two-hour walking tour in the old town of Rethymnon. Hear tales of previous conquerors like the Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans, and pirates, and trace the footsteps of aristocrats, sultans, and warriors as you walk the winding streets of this fascinating city. After the Fall of Rethymno by the Ottomans, Gazi Deli Huseyin Pasha, the commander-in-chief of the Ottoman army in Crete and the conqueror of Rethymno, founded in the area many buildings which still exist today, such as a mosque, a poor-house, a library, and a school. We continue our drive and arrive at Heraklion, the capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean region's most fascinating and vibrant cities. It is full of places to discover. With the current efforts to open up the wonderful medieval city center, it speaks to us of a past full of history and great events that reflect its location at the crossroads of three continents. The city is also the commercial and technological center of the island. It has a strategic geopolitical position in the south-eastern Mediterranean Sea connecting three continents and many cultures. Next, experience the world-famous archaeological site the Palace of Knossos with absolute privacy and comfort. Visit the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and visit its Minoan palace of Knossos. Immerse yourself into the majestic Palace of Knossos with a detailed guided walking tour that takes you 3500 years back in Greek history. Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: Aquila Atlantis Hotel
Day 8

place Heraklion to Santorini

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Heraklion Port to take a Ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from Santorini port and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a Free evening in Santorini Our company provides a city guide with “tested by us” tips and suggestions.

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: Revelis Villa & Canava
Day 9

place Santorini sunset and sail Private Cruise with a LAGOON 500

After breakfast enjoy a walk around the winding little lane ways of the island, or just enjoy your hotel views. Next, in the afternoon, sail around Santorini caldera aboard a luxurious sailing boat. Snorkel, swim in hot springs, spot the famous volcano, then indulge in freshly prepared food and drinks. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Ammoudi Port. The pickup time will be advised at the hotel the day prior. Watch a legendary Santorini sunset and sail around the island’s coasts and beaches on a luxury 5-hour cruise. Aboard a deluxe LAGOON 500 , relax in style as you sail around the caldera. Explore a volcano and the nearby islands of Palea and Nea Kameni See the Venetian lighthouse and caves of `Indian` Rock Get the chance to swim in a natural volcanic hot spring Highlights: - Transfers by luxury air-conditioned minivan - Cruise by Luxury LAGOON 500 - Guided tour - Snorkeling equipment - Safety equipment - Towels on board - Greek salad with feta, tzatziki and sauce dips, appetizers - Main course including BBQ shrimps, fish filet, chicken fillet, pasta Napolitana - Local wines, beers and soft beverages - 2 cocktails per person

Guide: Included for the day


  • High-end Accommodation: Revelis Villa & Canava
Day 10

place Santorini: Sights, Wines & Clicks tour Private Tour

Discover the Instagram, Historic and Traditional side of Santorini in 6 hours Immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of the one and only Santorini on this laid-back tour of the most photographed landmarks on the island. In between stopping for photo ops, you’ll eat your way through Santorini’s highlights and culinary delights by exploring the island’s beautiful villages. Wake up your taste buds along the way with local specialties in authentic spots and Santorini wines, globally-known for their unique character. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and we’ll head to Oia, easily the most popular village of Santorini due to its dramatic setting at the edge of a steep cliff and its charismatic beauty. Stroll around cobblestone alleyways with whitewashed houses and snap photos from viewpoints only locals know about. It is no wonder that a few movies have been filmed in Oia, for its beauty is unprecedented. It is a synthesis of white-blue houses and churches, with pink and ochre details, “hanging” on the caldera, composing a colourful canvas that is difficult to put in words. It is a rather peaceful and idyllic village that comes alive during the sunset time. At Oia we will stroll in the charming narrow paths, visit shops, galleries and the famous tiny bookstore of Atlantis. We’ll then move inland to the village of Pyrgos, the former capital of Santorini, where we’ll explore its pastel-coloured houses, blue-domed churches, and vineyards. Through winding pathways, we’ll walk all the way up the ruins of a medieval castle to admire amazing vistas. Late afternoon transfer to Santorini Airport to take your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, you will be picked up from Athens Airport and transfer to your Athens Airport hotel.

Guide: Included for the day


  • High-end Accommodation: Holiday Inn Athens - Airport, an IHG Hotel
Day 11

place Final Day - Fly out

Time to say farewell to Greece! Enjoy your final Athenian breakfast before your driver will pick you up for your transfer to Athens airport, and your flight back home. What's Included Transfer to the airport Breakfast "Καλό ταξίδι" (Kaló taxídi), Bon voyage!

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • V1935 Luxurious Apartments
  • Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
  • Aquila Atlantis Hotel
  • Revelis Villa & Canava
  • Holiday Inn Athens - Airport, an IHG Hotel

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  • Breakfast (8)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Snacks (1)

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  • Private Luxury air-conditioned transfers
  • Domestic flight tickets from Athens to Crete
  • Highspeed Ferry tickets from Crete to Santorini
  • Domestic flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

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  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

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  • 24/7 On-Call Support & concierge services
  • City guides with tips & suggestions
  • Pre-trip Greek cultural preparation, insider information & reading lists
  • Mobile itinerary app with your daily schedule, map links for restaurants and other activities

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  • Other meals or drinks not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

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