Aegean Scent in Detail
A 9 night Greek island hopping tour, that includes vibrant Athens and 2 beautiful Greek islands.
The ancient city of Athens is today a vibrant megalopolis with nonstop nightlife, creative cuisine, and sites both ancient and modern.
In the thousands of sidewalk cafés, courting teenagers, young professionals, and old men shuffling their worry beads all bask in Athens’s modern-day renaissance.
Naxos island with its charming mountain villages, superb beaches and endless Greek sunshine, it is easy to see why the island has become so popular.
In Santorini enjoy the sensational sunsets, the fascinating excavations, the iconic black and red beaches, and the dazzling white towns. This Greek holiday package is flexible. It can start any day you prefer (April to October), and can be changed to fit your preferences.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ATHENS GREECE
Upon your arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Balance of day at leisure to explore vibrant Athens.
DAY 2: MORNING ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 3: ATHENS / NAXOS
Early morning transfer to the port of Athens (Piraeus) to board the ferry to the island of Naxos. Upon your arrival on the island, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel.
DAY 4 & 5: NAXOS
Days at leisure to discover the island. Naxos features especially fertile soil and produces enormous crops of both olives and grapes, and its very own Naxian wine. With charming mountain villages, superb beaches and endless Greek sunshine, it is easy to see why the island has become so popular. The island has plenty to see and do: the highest mountains in the Cyclades, intriguing fertile central valleys, a spectacular north coast and long, marvelously sandy beaches in the southwest.
DAY 6: NAXOS / SANTORINI
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel.
DAY 7: SANTORINI MORNING HALF DAY TOUR
Explore Santorini with a 4 hour morning tour of the island (with experienced English speaking driver).
Visually, Santorini is the most spectacular of the isles in the Cyclades. With its brilliant flooded caldera, high cliffs and charming villages, it is the Greek Isle of everyone’s dreams. Our tour will take us to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mount Profitis Ilias Monastery. At 883 feet, Mt. Profitis Ilias rugged landscape is largely composed of volcanic rocks as a result of hundreds of eruptions during the last two million years, some of them being large caldera-forming events. Here, in this remote spot, we’ll have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this ancient island.
We’ll discover the village of Pyrgos, which was the capital of Santorini until 1800. Here we’ll be able to admire the beautiful old houses and the Venetian Fortress crowned by several churches.
Our half-day tour then takes us to one of the island’s most famous traditional wineries. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, and the fact that vines thrive at all is amazing considering the fact that the island has limited water resources.
But the volcanic soil is an excellent medium for producing grapes, especially the Assyrtiko grape – a rare, white variety.
After our visit, we’ll drive through the countryside to visit Oia.
This traditional Greek village of whitewashed cubes is perched impossibly high on cliffs at the north west tip of the island. Here, take in the stunning views of the island from one of the charming cafés or stroll above the rooftops of the homes carved into the cliffs and gaze into the deep blue waters of the caldera far below.
Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 8: SANTORINI
Day at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world. Santorini is the essence of a Greek island, where sea meets weather-beaten rock and colors are bold and elemental.
Blue-domed chapels stand on hilltops; houses are simple white cubes, sunsets flamboyant orange.
The half-moon island, with its rearing cliffs and dramatic outlooks, is all that remains of a huge volcanic explosion. Inland, fertile soils provide a softer landscape of silvery olive trees, fields of tomatoes and neatly pegged vineyards that produce sweet amber-colored wine.
DAY 9: SANTORINI / ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens you will be transferred to your selected hotel.
DAY 10: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
To give you an idea of the approximate costs, please find below our price guidelines for our Greece vacation packages, excluding international flights:
5-star: € 280 – € 1,000+ per person, per day
4-star: from € 200 per person, per day
3-star: from € 140 per person, per day
The package price guidelines include:
– airport and/or port transfers
– domestic transportation within Greece
– tours or activities
– unique experiences
– trip planning
– 24X7 assistance during your trip
Most of our itineraries are flexible, so please do not hesitate to contact us for a custom quote based on your requirements.
The package price is customized, based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.