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11-Day Athens, Naxos & Santorini Foodie Delights

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Trip Overview

Experience the beauty and magic from some of the most unique islands in Greece. This itinerary will see you indulging in authentic Greek gastronomy and all of the culinary delights that Greece is renowned for.

Your trip will start in the capital: the ancient city of Athens. Step back in time to a time of Greek glory and see some of the most important archaeological sites such as the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Syntagma. On your second day in the capital, you'll taste the authentic flavours of the centre on an Athens food tour.

Next sail to the stunning island of Naxos, which has a rich culinary history and is famed for being a gastronomic paradise. Enjoy a cooking class with a local Greek family for a chance to discover some of the best-kept traditional secrets of the area.

Finish your holiday in the iconic Santorini and marvel at the white-washed sugar cube houses that stand proudly on the cliffside. Take a cruise around the island and wash down your Greek meal with a glass of finest local wine overlooking the sunset for a magical finish to your trip.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Athens

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Arrival in Athens

Today is the first day of your Greek adventure! Once you land in Athens international airport, a private driver will collect you and transfer you to your hotel in the city centre. After, go on a tour of Athens' most revered sights. You will see both the ancient and modern highlights such as the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, Anafiotika and Syntagma. Step back in time today and immerse yourself in the rich Greek history and culture Athens has to offer.

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    Accommodation

    Athens Manor

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    Activities

    Athens Orientation Day

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Athens International Airport to Athens Manor Houses | Suites & Apartments

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    Destinations

    Athens

Day 2

Acropolis and Athens Food Tour

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Acropolis and Athens Food Tour

Today you will have a five-hour tour to experience the ancient ruins of Athens and some incredible local food. You will start by hiking up to the sacred rock of Acropolis to see one of the most important structures of Greek history: the Parthenon. Here a tour guide will explain the heritage and importance of this monuments. Then, go on an Athens food tour to taste the best of Greek cuisine by wandering in and out of the authentic corners of the city.

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    Accommodation

    Athens Manor

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    Activities

    Acropolis and Flavours of Athens

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    Meals

    Lunch

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    Destinations

    Athens

Day 3

Athens to Naxos

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Athens to Naxos

Today is a travel day. In the morning a private driver will meet you at your hotel in Athens and take you to the airport where you will catch a short 45-minute flight to Naxos. Upon arrival on this island, a driver will transfer you to your hotel in the city centre. Once you have dropped off your bags you are free to explore Naxos at your leisure. You can admire the Venetian architecture in the catholic cathedral or simply stroll around the charming streets in Chora.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Grotta2 star

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    Activities

    NaxosOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Athens Manor Houses | Suites & Apartments to Athens International Airport

    Plane from Athens International Airport to Naxos Airport Apollon

    Private Driver from Naxos Airport Apollon to Hotel Grotta

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    Destinations

    Athens

    Naxos Palace Hotel

    Naxos

Day 4

Food Tour in Naxos

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Food Tour in Naxos

If you are a fan of Greek food, today you are in for a treat. This day you will experience the gastronomic paradise that Naxos is renowned for. The island has a strong agriculture that produces high-quality meat and dairy and a variety of other locally farmed ingredients. On this four-hour tour, you will try some of the best dishes in Naxos such as the Naxian potato, authentic Greek olive oil and of course Naxos citron.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Grotta2 star

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    Activities

    Naxos Food Tour

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    Meals

    Lunch

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    Destinations

    Naxos Palace Hotel

    Naxos

Day 5

Greek Food Cooking Class

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Greek Food Cooking Class

Get in touch with the rich Greek culinary traditions that are apparent in every corner of the island of Naxos. Today you will be invited to a family home in Kaloxylos, a small village within the mountains where you will learn how to make a home-cooked meal with all local ingredients and produce. Through this experience, you will learn about the local community here and how food plays such a big role in life in Greece.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Grotta2 star

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    Activities

    Greek Cooking Class

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    Meals

    Lunch

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    Destinations

    Naxos Palace Hotel

    Chalkio

Day 6

All-Day Cruise around Naxos

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All-Day Cruise around Naxos

This day might just be the highlight of your trip! Today you will cruise around the Aegean Sea under the Grecian rays for a whole day filled with water, fun and adventure. Departing at 9:30 am, you will sail off into the horizon from Naxos marina. The boat will take you to secluded beaches, rocky coves and you will get the chance to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters. You will be provided with a Greek lunch and snacks on the boat.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Grotta2 star

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    Activities

    Naxos All-Day Cruise

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    Meals

    Lunch

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    Destinations

    Naxos Palace Hotel

    Greece

Day 7

Naxos to Santorini

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Naxos to Santorini

Today you will travel from Naxos to your new destination: the magical Santorini. In the morning, a private driver will pick you up and take you to the port in Naxos. Then, catch a 3.5-hour ferry that will take you to Santorini. Once you arrive, a driver will take you to your hotel in Santorini. You will have the afternoon free to relax at your hotel or explore the white-washed houses of Fira and Oia.

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    Accommodation

    Agali Houses4 star

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    Activities

    SantoriniOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel Grotta to Porto Naxos

    Ferry from Port Of Naxos to Thera

    Private Driver from Όρμος Αθηνιού Θήρας to Agali Houses

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    Destinations

    Naxos Palace Hotel

    Regina Mare

    Thera

Day 8

Santorini Greek Food and Wine Tasting

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Santorini Greek Food and Wine Tasting

Enjoy the best of Santorini's gastronomy on today's tour. You will visit two Santorini wineries with an experienced local wine expert that will tell you about how the wine is produced in this region. Here you will enjoy a Greek meze-style meal combined with a taste of the local wines you learned about in the wineries. This experience is perfect for foodie lovers who want to dive into Greek cuisine and gastronomic traditions.

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    Accommodation

    Agali Houses4 star

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    Activities

    Santorini Food and Wine Tasting

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    Meals

    Lunch

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    Destinations

    Regina Mare

    Greece

Day 9

Santorini Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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Santorini Sunset Catamaran Cruise

On this day experience the glittering waters surrounding Santorini on a unique catamaran cruise that will see you sailing all day into the evening. Your day will begin at Vlihada Marina where you will hop aboard the boat. Then, you will sail past the ancient city of Akrotiri and head to the Red and White beaches. You will stop often at secluded bays for some swimming and snorkelling. End the day enjoying a magical sunset from the boat.

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    Accommodation

    Agali Houses4 star

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    Activities

    Sunset Catamaran Cruise

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    Meals

    Lunch

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    Destinations

    Regina Mare

    Mesaria

Day 10

Free Day in Santorini

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Free Day in Santorini

On the last day of your Greek holiday, you will have some free time to spend as you wish. You can spend your day sipping cocktails at the pool in your hotel, or you can venture out to explore more of the island at your leisure. There is plenty to do in Santorini: you can explore the archaeological site of Akrotiri, hike from Fira to Oia, or dine at one of the incredible cliffside restaurants overlooking the water below.

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    Accommodation

    Agali Houses4 star

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    Activities

    SantoriniOptional Activity

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    Destinations

    Regina Mare

    Thera

Day 11

Departure from Santorini

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Departure from Santorini

This morning a private driver will collect you at your hotel and take you to the airport in Santorini. Depending on your travel arrangements you will catch a departing flight to your next destination, with a suitcase full of memories.

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Agali Houses to Santorini Airport

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    Destinations

    Regina Mare

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What’s included?

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 7 activities
  • 6 lunches
  • Airport transfer
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

What’s not included?

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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