Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer

7 Days

Greece – Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer


Greece Tours with a Local Private Guide

The islands of Greece each have unique reputations, and while you can be part of the party, there is a more authentic side of the island available with a rich culture, fascinating ancient ruins and a slower pace. Beyond Mykonos, our customizable itineraries give you the option to island-hop across whichever islands of the Greek Cyclades pique your interest most. Will it be the white-rock shores of Milos, the wine island of Naxos or Saronic Gulf islands for its local delicacies and remote beaches?

Our Destination Experts have expert knowledge of every island so they can help mix and match your itinerary, so it is personalized for you and what you’re looking to do, while also offering an opportunity to visit some of the lesser-known islands rarely talked about in guidebooks. Our private driver is essential on your trip to Greece, helping you avoid the chaos of its ferry system knowing your private car is waiting for you to help with transportation and all of your logistics.

  • Wander the landmarks of historic Athens, including the temples of the Acropolis.
  • Experience the wine-and-beach mecca of Mykonos with a private guide.
  • Dine on Greek barbecue on a sunset cruise off the coast of Santorini.
  • Laze about on the pristine white-sand beaches of the gorgeous Greek Islands.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.

Starting at $3955 Per Person

* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. KT


This sample itinerary was created by experts and is meant to inspire your next trip. It is ready to be customized to suit your interests, tastes and budget so you can connect with local cultures and experience authentic travel on your own terms and departing whenever you choose.

Made to order

  • Choose from a range of places to stay, from impeccable five-star hotels to equally outstanding boutique ones.
  • Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see’s to the lesser-known, local experiences, and even the exclusive ones you may not know about.
  • With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can explore on your terms.
  • Whether you’re celebrating one of life’s big moments or looking to fulfill a personal journey, we always work with you to ensure we’re creating a trip-of-a-lifetime.


Day 1 :

Enjoy an airport transfer with a driver and assistant. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Day 2 :

Meet your private guide for a half day walking tour of Athens. By exploring the city on foot, you’ll have ample opportunity to observe the striking contrasts between antiquity and modernity that make Athens such a fascinating city. On your way up the hill to the Acropolis, pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The ancient citadel of the Acropolis is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and its most famous ancient monument, the iconic Parthenon. At the end of the visit, return to your hotel on foot.

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Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

Board a high-speed ferry for a transfer from Athens to Mykonos. Approximate ferry duration is 2.5 hours.

Meet your private driver for a port transfer.

This afternoon, meet your private driver for a transfer to the starting point of your walking tour of Mykonos. With a private guide, stroll along the seafront, past the local fish and vegetable market. Keep your eyes peeled for the island’s cheerful avian mascot, Peter the Pelican. Visit the antique-filled Folklore Museum, situated in a charming 11th-century house on your way to Papaportiani Church. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Church is a famous example of Cycladic architecture and is one of the most photographed spots in the Mediterranean. From here, continue onwards to the picturesque area of Alefkandra, known as the “Little Venice” of Mykonos. The gorgeous old houses are perched precariously on the edge of the sea, and the neighborhood is a popular area for local artists to set up their workshops. By the harbor, the iconic windmills stand guard facing the north, and offer a strikingly beautiful photographic opportunity. The windmills were used in the past to grind wheat, and provide a scenic vista overlooking Little Venice and the sea below. From here, continue to the House of Lena Museum, a great example of 19th century middle-class Mykonian life. End the afternoon with a stop at a local tavern for a sampling of Greek “meze”, including various traditional Greek dips and olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes. Enjoy a wine tasting with your guide, and learn about the history and terroir of Greek wines. Conclude your tour with a return transfer to your hotel.

Day 4 :

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

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Meet your private driver for a port transfer.

Board a high-speed ferry for a transfer from Mykonos to Santorini. Approximate travel time is typically 2 hours, though can range up to 2 hours 45 minutes.

Meet your driver for a private port transfer. For your comfort, a private assistant will be on hand to help you navigate the crowded Santorini port, and make your onward connection.

Day 6 :

Enjoy a full day at leisure on the beautiful island of Santorini. Enjoy time on the beach relaxing by the sea or explore the local streets and cafes.

Santorini is a spectacular sight to behold, and a memorable experience at sunset. Experience the spectacular sunset this evening from the comfort of a small group shared cruise which can last 4.5 to 6 hours depending on the season. In a small group of 20 participants or less, you’ll transfer to port and set sail around the island, starting with a visit to the famous Red Beach, a geologically unique area that was formed in a volcanic eruption. The beach is known as one the finest locations for swimming and snorkeling in Santorini, and the crystal-clear waters protect unique rock formations that are perfect for discovering. From here, continue sailing to the stunning White Beach, primarily accessible by boat or on foot from the Red Beach. Volcanic black sand contrasts the towering white cliffs above, and the sand is dotted with white pebbles and pumice stones. Enjoy a half hour at leisure for swimming and snorkeling in the clear azure waters of this cove. Back on board, savor a delicious barbeque meal on the ship’s deck, accompanied by crisp Santorinian wine. Continue sailing back to port, stopping below the village of Oia to watch the sunset over the Caldera, basking the sea with brilliant hues of royal purple, red and orange. Conclude your magical evening with a return transfer from port.

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Day 7 :

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

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What’s included

  • A fully customized itinerary based on your interests and schedule
  • 24/7 in-destination support from our local office
  • All accommodation stays, tours and transfers for scheduled activities are covered, unless otherwise listed in the itinerary
  • A private driver for tours and transfers (in some countries our local private guides also act as your driver - your Destination Expert will discuss with you if applicable)
  • Local private guides or shared tours that take you through your itinerary highlights and experiences, your final itinerary will confirm the type of tour
  • A greeting at the airport or at your accommodation from one of our representatives – your expert will confirm your meet and greet location with you
  • Breakfast each morning at your hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
  • One suitcase and one carry-on per person for trip transfers

What’s not included

  • Your international airfare – please do let your expert know if you’d like to receive pricing from our Air Team
  • Travel insurance, which we offer and can be purchased after you’ve booked your tour
  • Visas (unless noted)
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unless specified in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges, and where applicable, baggage not included in your fare
  • Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
  • Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless otherwise specified)
  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary
  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees
  • Passport fees, immunization costs, and local departure taxes (when applicable)

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Notes & Restrictions
Hotel Availability: All packages are subject to availability at time of booking. Hotels that are on request may not be available and a comparable alternate will be offered.

Athens • Electra Hotel Athens

Electra Athens Hotel is an inviting and welcoming property, presenting a perfect blend of excellent Greek tradition along with modern and comfortable facilities. This property is located in the heart of Athens, on Syntagma Square, facing Greek Parliament. Situated at the start of the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights, the old town of Plaka and the upscale Kolonaki shopping and dining district. The hotel boasts elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites that are extremely comfortable and come with a host of in-room amenities. Start the day by enjoying the delightful, award-winning buffet breakfast and continue with a unique gastronomical journey through the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Mykonos • Royal Myconian Resort

The Royal Myconian Resort is a luxurious choice and idyllic hideaway in Mykonos, situated in a secluded bay overlooking its own private sandy beach. A distinguished member of Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel combines Greek Myconian Hospitality and distinctive personalized service. The Royal Myconian resort is elevated and faces the Aegean Sea, offering more than just a captivating view of Mykonos island. Spacious rooms and suites are cool sanctuaries designed with private balconies or vast terraces and appointed to the highest standard of comfort, with the option of your own infinity pool or jacuzzi. The unique facilities at this hotel include a state-of-the-art Thalassotherapy Spa Center, as well as indoor and outdoor pools.

Santorini • On the Rocks

On the Rocks is a romantic boutique hotel that perfectly encapsulates the very essence of Santorini island, with the Mediterranean blue and white colors and the natural igneous rock. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the hotel was literally carved into the rocks of Imerovigli, parts of which can still be seen in its interiors, standing 655 feet above the Caldera basin. The hotel boasts a Caldera view embracing traditional Cycladic elegance and contemporary luxury. All the residences have breathtaking views and verandas overlooking the Caldera and the sea. The intimate hotel features 24 contemporary rooms and suites built in a traditional Aegean Cycladic architecture with spa facilities, ready to offer you an unforgettable stay. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Santorini from the hotel’s outdoor pool, listening to relaxing music.

Optional Tours

Agean Culinary Experience – Private

Santorinian cuisine is known for its focus on seasonal, fresh produce showcasing the delicate flavors of the Aegean. Today you’ll meet with your driver for a transfer to one of Santorini’s top restaurants for a private, interactive cooking class with the restaurant’s chef. Learn to prepare delicious starters, dakos salad, a main course and traditional dessert, all served with free-flowing Assyrtiko Santorinian wine. Once the savory meal has been prepared under the chef’s skillful guidance, you’ll sit down to enjoy your work. As a memorable souvenir of the class, you’ll receive a cooking apron, certificate of participation and a copy of the recipes you prepared. Conclude your afternoon with a return to your hotel.

Delos Tour (4 hrs) – Private Tour

Meet your private driver and English-speaking guide and head towards the Old Port of Mykonos to board a public ferry to the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the islet of Delos – a must-see for fans of history, archeology, and Greek mythology. After a short sailing of 30-35 minutes, arrive at the uninhabited Aegean islet of Delos, home to one of the most important archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Reputed to be the legendary birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis, the remains of temples and residences on Delos range in age from the Neolithic to Roman periods.

Explore the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Artemis, the Old City, the Theatre Quarter, and stroll along the Terrace of lions. Take shelter from the sun after exploring the ruins by visiting the Archeological Museum of Delos, home to an extensive collection of statues unearthed in Delos and its surroundings. The collection covers a range of periods, from Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman eras. After your visit, board the ferry back to Mykonos and return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Delphi Tour (7.5 hrs) – Private

Enjoy a full day tour to Delphi. Depart from Athens early in the morning via the National highway to Delphi, passing through the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova. Delphi was known in ancient times as the ‘navel of the earth’. Pass by Castalia Spring, visit the archaeological site The Temple of Apollo and the Museum of Delphi, with its spectacular finds, including the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, the Statue of Antinoos. After lunch return to Athens via the picturesque mountain village of Arachova, built on the south slopes of Parnassus, well known for its attractive hand-woven carpets, rugs and quilts, as well as for its wine and cheese. Entrance fees are included in the tour price.

Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon (4 hrs) – Private Tour

Meet your private driver and English-speaking guide for a half day private guided tour to Cape Sounion, noted for the Temple of Poseidon. Drive along the scenic coastal road overlooking the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens’ most picturesque suburbs, including Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza on the way to Cape Sounion. Visit the remains of the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon, one of the major archeological monuments of the Golden Age, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and surrounding islands. The temple dates to the same period as the Acropolis in nearby Athens and features a portico with Doric columns set on a cliff overlooking the sea. After exploring the ruins, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

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Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Explorer