10 Days Athens,Mykonos, Santorini & Naxos

This tour is designed for travelers with eclectic taste, seeking a leisure and luxury trip combining History, Culture, Local Flavor & Relaxation.

Immerse in the magic of the Aegean world and enjoy nature and authentic experiences of local lifestyle in this amazing Getaway to the Greek Islands and Athens. Carefully selected exclusive hotels and personalized service will add to the pleasures of this unique vacation. 

Nature walks, windsurfing, horseback riding ,hikes, sailing and other activities can be arranged upon request.

 

 

Ventures Highlights

 

• Stress free vacations – balanced pace between activities and relaxation

• Private Athens tour with professional guide and driver

• Enjoy Mykonos luxury accommodations and cosmopolitan lifestyle

• Private tour on Delos’ historical treasures

• Enjoy stylish accommodations at Santorini with amazing caldera views from your room’s terrace

• Indulge in sophisticated dinning suggestions

• Private tour of Santorini’s prehistoric past before the eruption of the volcano

• Explore Santorini’s wineries, learn about viticulture in Greece and enjoy winetasting!

• Enjoy serendipity moments in the meandering Naxos castle neighbourhood.

• Visit traditional island villages and join a Greek family for a delicious home – hosted dinner!

Day 1

Welcome to Athens!

Upon arrival at the Athens airport meet our Inspiration Ventures representative who will assist you with your luggage and take care of your transfer to your luxury city hotel in Athens. The rest of the day will be at leisure to readjust after the flight and enjoy your hotel’s swimming pool with Acropolis view. You can consult your personal Inspiration Ventures assistant for practical hints and recommendations regarding your first day of your vacationsOvernight Athens

Day 2

The Acropolis & the New Museum

After a delicious breakfast, your personal professional tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel, while your private Mercedes vehicle with your driver will be awaiting outside to depart for an outstanding Athens tour. First thing in the morning, to avoid the heat and the crowds, we’ll visit the landmark of the city, the iconic Acropolis. Our expert licensed guide will bring history to life by immersing you in the magic of Classical Greece and the foundations of our Western Culture embodied in this amazing historic site.Following the discovery of the unique monuments of the Acropolis, the tour will continue with the New Acropolis Museum, which according to scholars is listed among the top 10 museums of the world. In this modern temple of ancient Greek art, you will have the chance to enjoy from a closer look the marble decoration of the Acropolis monuments and learn more about their controversial story related to Lord Elgin and the Greek pieces hosted today in the British Museum.After an intellectually intriguing morning related to the glorious past of the city, your private expert guide will have the pleasure to take you around the modern city of Athens and discuss current reality of the country. First, walking through the picturesque Plaka area and then driving around the city. The city drive will include stops at the major highlights of modern Athens such as the Parliament and the Panathinaic stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. After having lunch either at a local restaurant or a fancy snack place at Kolonaki area –the most elegant residential district of Athens, the last stop of the day will be at Lycabettus Hill, the highest point of Athens that offers a panoramic view of the city.Transfer back to the hotel and rest of the day at your leisure. Your Inspiration Ventures personal travel assistant will have provided you ahead of time with a list of our preferred dinning suggestions in Athens. Overnight Athens

Day 3

Athens - Mykonos

After breakfast, meet with your driver for your private transfer to the Athens airport for your flight to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our local Inspiration Ventures representative and transferred to your eclectic design luxury hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure at the pool or one of the many crystal clear beaches of Mykonos. Take a walk in the whitewashed labyrinth streets of Mykonos town lined with numerous shops and restaurants; Your personal Insipation Ventures travel assistant will have provided you ahead of time with a list of our personal favourite restaurants and cocktail bars. Overnight Mykonos 

Day 4

Mykonos

Take the day at your leisure or enjoy an optional tour to the neighbouring island of Delos, where according to mythology Apollo, the God of light and harmony, was born. Our local Inspiration Ventures assistant will escort you to Mykonos harbor, where you willmeet you private professional local expert guide and sail on a small boat across to the islet of Delos, which is today uninhabited.Delos is the largest archaeological site in Greece and one of the top ancient sites in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1990, UNESCO inscribed Delos on the World Heritage List, citing it as the "exceptionally extensive and rich" archaeological site which "conveys the image of a great cosmopolitan Mediterranean port”.Upon arrival your private guide will take the opportunity to paint the picture of Delos and its glorious past. Together you will explore the remains of the Temple of Apollo, walk down the Lion Street, enter the remarkable museum, enjoy the old city and the theatre,which according to the latest research is considered to be the sunniest spot of the Meditteranean!A visit on Delos can take from 1 ½ -3h, and it can be adjusted depending on guests’ interest.Upon arrival at Mykonos harbor, transfer back to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the blue waters and the cosmopolitan nightlife of the island. Overnight Mykonos

Day 5

Mykonos -Santorini

After breakfast, meet your transfer in the hotel lobby and drive to the port of Mykonos to board the hydrofoil for a three hour ride to Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be greeted at the port by your private driver and taken to your ultimate luxury lodge. Enjoy your afternoon and evening at your leisure taking in the spectacular views of the caldera and the stunning colors of the sunset. Enjoy dinner at one of the numerous outstanding restaurants and taste wine from one of the local wineries. YourInspiration Ventures Travel Consultantwill have provided you ahead of time a list withour favorite suggested restaurants in Santorini.  Overnight Santorini 

Day 6

Santorini

Explore the island on your own in the morning, or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and high end services provided in your delightful residency. Later in the afternoon explore the island by discovering the secrets of winemaking in Santorini. We’ll pick you up from your hotel and tour around the island stopping at selected vineyards. Together with our expert sommeliers you will have the chance to visit several wineries and uncork the most impressive dry white wines Greece.Our local experts will teach you all about the soil and microclimate of Santorini, the unique grape varieties and the modern viticulture techniques while through wine tasting your palate will be guiding your senses to the unknown flavor of the indigenous grape varieties. After your personalized wine tasting journey, we’ll either transfer you back to your hotel or drop you off at the location that better suits your plans. Overnight Santorini

Day 7

Santorini

Take the day at leisure or discover with a private tour the pre-historic past of Santorini. Visit the Prehistoric Museum and the famous pre –historic settlement of Akrotiri, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Acrotiri is city that has remained alive for 3.500 years beneath the lava and is able to tell its story to today’s visitors. With the expertise of our Insiration Ventures licensed guide, a visit to Akrotiriis the best way to witness the unique connection of the island of Santorini with the volcanic eruption. Remainder of the day at your leisure to enjoy the marvelous setting, indulge in the luxury of your elegant lodge and enjoy the local Mediterranean delicacies. Overnight Santorini 

Day 8

Santorini - Naxos

After breakfast, meet your driverat the hotel lobby and drive to the port of Santorini to board the hydrofoil for a two and a half hour ride to Naxos. Upon arrival in Naxos, you will be greeted at the port by our Inpiration Ventures local assistant who will escort you at your hotel and take you for an orientation walk of the area. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring the picturesque Naxos town and its charming medieval castle neighbourhood. After a fun walk through the meandering alleys of the little town with their quaint shops and art galeries, enjoy dinner inone of the many restaurants and tavernas of the area, either by the sea front or inside the castle area. Your personal Insiration Ventures travel assistant will have provided you ahead of time a list and map with our favorite dinning options in Naxos. Overnight Naxos

Day 9

Naxos

In the morning take the opportunity to spend a few hours in one of the famous blue flag sandy beaches of the island. Naxos has been awarded several years for its extremely crystal clear blue waters and endless sandy beaches. After your swim, do as the Greeks and enjoy a freshly cut Greek salad, french-fries from the famous Naxian potatoes and beer in one of the tavernas by the beach.Later in the afternoon join a tour to drive around the island, explore several picturesque villages and get a local flavor of the island life and products of Naxos. Our local Inspiration Ventures escort will take you to all the hidden corners of Naxos and will join you to a home-hosted dinner, where you will be invited to meet a local family and taste their home made dishes, all made with products from their family garden. Overnight Naxos

Day 10

Departure

After breakfast meet your transfer in the hotel lobby for the Naxos airport where you will board your flight to Athens International Airport. Flights will be scheduled to meet your flight home.
Prices for our Exclusive Ventures start from 265 € per day per person.

For the Authentic Blue Gateway Trip prices start from 3,100 € per person,

excluding international air fare.

 

Athens stay

GRANDE BRETTAGNE HOTEL

With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens' mythical history.Situated right in the heart of the city since 1874, the landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district.

Mykonos stay

MYKONOS BLU HOTEL

Mykonos Blu, Grecotel Exclusive Resort boasts a spa, a 2-level infinity pool and luxurious sea-view accommodation. It stands on its private part of Psarou beach, offering free beach sun beds.Aegean Poets serves a la carte lunch and dinner with seafood specialities. Poolside lunches and drinks are available at the L’Archipelbrasserie. Delos Lounge Bar is ideal for an after-dinner drink.Mykonos Airport is 4 km from the resort. The town of Mykonos is a 5-minute drive away.

Santorini stay

CANAVES OIA SUITES

On the northwest tip of Santorini, CanavesOiaSuites welcomes guests in world of exquisite charm and indulgence. Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World ™, these elegantly classic luxury properties in OiaSantorini, offer upscale services and unique experiences in three sections of accommodation: Located on one of the highest points of Santorini, CanavesOia Suites emit the brightness of Santorinian architecture in a warm minimal ambience and unrivalled luxury through spacious, chic interiors and private plunge pools on every balcony. Renowned for offering exquisite fine dining in the utterly romantic gourmet restaurant, CanavesOiaSantorini beckons guests to live memorable, once in a lifetime experiences in Santorini.

Naxos stay

NISSAKI BEACH HOTEL

The emerald Cycladic waters are sparkling under the sun. The sea view is simply scintillating. The beautiful sandy beach is inviting. This is the image you will experience once you reach the Nissaki Beach Hotel; a magnificent boutique hotel in the beautiful Naxos Island. Just a stone’s throw from the main town, yet far from the bustling crowds that visit Naxos, Greece during the hot summer months, Nissaki Beach Hotel is a perfect blend of modern amenities, warm hospitality, affordable luxury and impeccable service. Nissaki Hotel, with its privileged location on the beach of Saint George and near the Hora of Naxos, Greece, has been entirely renovated with detailed care, promising to impress you as soon as you set foot on it.

Travel tips

  • For touring in Athens we suggest comfortable, casual clothes and good walking shoes for visiting the sites. Hats, sunscreen and a bottle of water are suggested during summer months.
  • Big bags and backpacks are not allowed in most sites & Museums. They are usually kept at the entrance and returned to you after the visit.
  • Remember to bring along your cameras. You will have great photo moments.  Please note that in Museums and Sites it is not allowed to pose by a statue for a picture.
  • Please remember not to leave your bags, cameras or any personal item unattended.
  • Consider about 2 miles walking during the day, which includes city walking but also uneven ground while visiting sites, uphill Acropolis climb, steps and cobblestone streets.  
  • Good physical condition is important. Wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.  
 

 

 

 

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