This Greek islands luxury vacation package is designed for the young at heart and guarantees the perfect balance of Greece's unique history and culture, peaceful relaxation, and lively island nightlife.
Our True Greece itineraries feature outstanding boutique and resort hotels, exceptional dining experiences, and amazing pre-planned excursions. At the same time, True Greece itineraries are designed to allow you the freedom and flexibility to venture off on your own. You will have access to our True Greece Recommendations Guides
every step of your trip to help you choose from a meticulously researched range of options for activities and dining.
As you review this itinerary, please keep in mind that this is an itinerary suggestion and the described destinations and activities represent only an example of the many alternatives from which we can help you choose. Athens – 1 night
Welcome to Greece! Upon arrival at the Athens airport, you will be met by your True Greece transfer representative, who will assist you with transportation to your first night's Athens luxury hotel. Once you have settled, take advantage of our travel recommendations and head out to explore Athens’ exciting neighborhoods such as Plaka, Monastiraki, or Kolonaki.
During your first exploration, you’re sure to get a glimpse of the beauty of the most famous Greek landmark, the Parthenon. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this ancient monument during your second stay in Athens. If you have not included a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum as part of your Athens Highlights tour, then this would be a perfect opportunity to discover this incredible museum. Be sure to enjoy your first Greek cuisine experience at one of our True Greece recommended Athens restaurants or traditional tavernas. Paros – 3 nightsDAY 1
Board a morning ferry boat for Paros, the island famous in antiquity for its fine marble, which provided the raw material for wonderful statues such as the Venus di Milo, today featured at the Louvre. Enjoy the breathtaking Mediterranean vista as you travel to the heart of the Cycladic Islands. You'll arrive at the port of Parikia on Paros in mid-afternoon.
Check-in to your luxury boutique resort and allow Paros to welcome you with its symphony of colors that flood the Aegean sky. Take the afternoon to relax at one of the island’s many beaches, such as Monastiri or Kolibithres, or visit the island's main settlements for your first glimpse of life on a Greek island. For dinner, choose from our True Greece Paros recommendations along the water ~ enjoy the sea view and the sound of waves lapping against the pier. DAY 2
Rich in both history and natural beauty, Paros awaits exploration! In the morning, join your local True Greece guide on a trip to the magnificent Ekatontapyliani (Hundred Gate) Church, one of the earliest marvels of Christian architecture. Later that day, you can venture off on your own and explore the charming fishing village of Naousa or visit the impressive archaeological museum at Parikia - adorned with Parian marble statues and exhibits from all periods of antiquity. That night, we suggest casually feasting on traditionally prepared Greek cuisine at one of many seaside tavernas. DAY 3
Today is yours to enjoy in any number of wonderful ways! Take full advantage of your True Greece Recommendations Guides
and plan a day tailored to your personal interests. You can visit the mountainous traditional village of Lefkes or take a day trip to the neighboring, secluded Antiparos island, the idyllic hideaway of Hollywood movie stars. Of course, the option of swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a range of water sports at the stunning Paros beaches is also an enticing option. Whatever you choose, just make sure to enjoy a dinner of Greek mezedes
- don't worry if you don't know what that means yet: there's lots we'll teach you along the way! Mykonos – 3 nights DAY 1
Today you’ll travel to Mykonos! After just a short ferry, arrive and settle in at one of the island’s authentic luxury boutique hotels, or perhaps a luxurious beach resort. Mykonos is rich in history and culture, offering a vacation package with much to see and plenty to learn. You can head off to the main Mykonos Town and stroll through the picturesque white-washed lanes, or visit the famous windmills and churches. Enjoy a gourmet dinner at one of True Greece’s recommended Mykonos restaurants and then head out and experience the island's rich nightlife. DAY 2
In the morning as part of your vacation package, join your local True Greece guide on an educational and unforgettable daytrip to nearby Delos Island, where you'll visit ancient ruins of the 7th century BC, and learn about the area's history from a local guide. Delos, mythological birthplace of Apollo and a sacred and commercial center of Ancient Greece, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. The afternoon is yours to hit one of Mykonos' spectacular sandy beaches or continue to explore the island. DAY 3
Today is open to you to enjoy in a variety of unique and memorable ways! Enhance your travel package with a visit to the Mykonos archaeological, folklore, or maritime museums. Snack at a lively seaside cafe. Swim or simply relax at yet another of the island's remarkable beaches. By now, Mykonos has become comfortably familiar, but there's still plenty more to experience. Return for a farewell visit to the Mykonos Town, visit "Little Venice", and shop at the island's bustling market, featuring a collection of stores, ranging from souvenir shops to designer boutiques and luxury jewelry shops. Indulge in one more great night out - return to your favorite restaurant, bar or club, or venture out to try something new! Crete – 3 nightsDAY 1
Welcome to Crete! Check-in to your boutique hotel in one of Crete’s coastal towns of Rethymnon, Chania, and Heraklion or perhaps we’ve arranged accommodation at an exquisite luxury resort located in one of the world's premier resort and travel destinations, Elounda.
Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure with a walk through one of picturesque harbors, cool off at the beach, or indulge in a relaxing spa treatment. DAY 2
Depending on your location on the island, today you may begin with a True Greece guided visit to the palace of Knossos, one of the four main palaces of the ancient Minoan civilization still present in Crete. After learning about the Minoans' active religious life and their introduction of a written script known as Linear B that was an early form of Greek, you can top off your rich cultural experience with a fine Greek meal. You will then return to your hotel in the late afternoon for some additional leisure time. DAY 3
If your hotel is located in Elounda or Heraklion, then a trip to the Lasithi Plateau is always highly recommended as part of your True Greece vacation package. The Lasithi Plateau is an impressive and mystical location with rich vegetation and hundreds of windmills, situated among sharp peaks and mountains. In fact the nature is so dominating that according to tradition the mighty Zeus was born in a cave here, called Ideon Andron. If you choose to visit the cave you will learn a great deal about Greek mythology's central role in the ancient Greek civilization.
If your hotel is located in Rethymno or Chania then you may like to consider hiking the Samaria Gorge. Although this hike is quite strenuous and perhaps not for everyone, if you enjoy outdoor adventure then walking through the gorge you will experience nature in the wild, see geological formations, botanical specimens, and if you are lucky you may even see high up on the cliffs the rare wild species of Cretan mountain goat, the Kri-Kri. Once you make out the “Iron Gates” you will be on the final and most beautiful stretch of your trek. Reach the harbor of Ayia Roumeli, and take the ferry boat to Sfakia, where your TrueGreece driver will be waiting for you. Take a well deserved rest during your drive back to your hotel and reminisce on the amazing sights that you saw.
Wherever the location of your hotel and whatever you choose to do on your final day on Crete, we are sure that you will have enjoyed the incredible ambiance of this historical island. Athens – 1 night
Board a short flight back to Athens, where you'll enjoy the last memorable day of your True Greece luxury vacation package. In the afternoon, take a tour of Athens and its most significant sights together with your local True Greece guide. Of course, no vacation package to Athens is complete without a climb to the Acropolis ("peak of the city"), where Ancient Athenians of the 5th century BC erected the great temple dedicated to the goddess Athena - the extraordinary Parthenon
. You will also see the Ancient Agora, as well as some of the finest structures of modern Athens, such as the Kalimarmaro Stadium, home of the first modern Olympics in 1896, and the old Royal Palace and today's Parliament, with the elite unit known as the Evzones guarding the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. Finally, celebrate the end of your luxury travel experience with a farewell dinner at one of our recommended Athens restaurants.
You're sure to leave Athens, full of wonderful memories, having found a new and comfortable home in Greece. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! The above itinerary is an itinerary suggestion for your Greece vacation and the described destinations and activities represent only an example of the many alternatives from which we can help you choose.
Prices for our customized True Greece trips start at $250 per person per day.
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