Private luxury tours in Greece

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Luxury Greece Tours

Highlights of Greece
(12 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete

A Week in Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Greece: City & Sea
(8 days)
Athens, Santorini

Exclusive Greece
(10 days)
Athens, Santorini, Porto Heli

Classical Greece
(7 days)
Athens & Delphi, Kalambaka & Meteora, Thessaloniki

Best of Crete
(9 days)
Chania, Elounda

Family Tour of Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Santorini, Crete

Introduction to Athens & Crete
(10 days)
Athens & Delphi, Chania, Elounda

Romantic Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Essence of Greece
(13 days)
Athens & Delphi, Rhodes, Santorini, Crete

 

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Greece & Turkey
(15 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia

Culinary Tour of Greece and Turkey
(10 days)
Athens, Crete, Istanbul

Highlights of Greece & Turkey

(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia

This luxurious private tour visits the most fascinating historic and leisure locations in Greece and Turkey. With your own private driver and guide, enjoy comprehensive touring in the ancient-meets-modern city of Athens, savor the sun-bleached charm of Mykonos and the sublime beauty of Santorini, explore the legendary mosques and bazaars of Istanbul, visit the stunning Greek and Roman ruins at Ephesus, and marvel at the one-of-a-kind topography and amazing caves of Cappadocia.

Begin in Athens, the capital of Greece and a showcase of ancient civilization. During private touring with your expert guide, visit the city’s top sights such as the breathtaking Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient ruins (including the Parthenon), and the wonderful Acropolis Museum. Also explore the Agora, local markets, and the charming, taverna-lined Plaka neighborhood. Depending on your interests, other options include riding the funicular up Mount Lycabettus or visiting specialty museums such as the Benaki Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. If desired, take an excursion along the beautiful coast to Cape Sounion to watch the sunset at the ancient Temple of Poseidon. There will also be time to enjoy the city’s excellent restaurants and lively neighborhoods.

Next, stay at a luxury beach resort on the island of Mykonos. Enjoy a guided excursion to the nearby island of Delos, which was the religious and political center of the Greek Isles for 1,000 years and has impressive ruins and artifacts. There will also be plenty of time to relax at your resort or explore the boutiques, restaurants and whitewashed backstreets of Mykonos Town.

Continue to unforgettable Santorini, a beautiful volcanic island with dramatic landscapes, and stay in a luxury resort overlooking the caldera. During private touring, visit the photogenic clifftop village of Oia, enjoy a wine tasting of Santorini’s refreshing white and rose wines, and tour the fascinating ruins of the ancient city of Akrotiri. Also enjoy time at leisure to relax at your resort. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional touring and activities, such as horseback riding, hiking or biking along the wine routes. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a private boat excursion in the caldera with opportunities for swimming and stopping at the island's distinctive black- and red-sand beaches.

Next, fly to Istanbul. During flexible private touring with your own guide, visit sights such as the Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the beautiful tiles in its Harem, the Rustem Pasha Mosque, an ancient underground cistern, and Istanbul's Spice Market. Shop for carpets and kilim, jewelry, glass, textiles and antiques at the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a ferry ride on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating old Istanbul from new, Europe from Asia. Also visit Istanbul's most interesting museums, including the Istanbul Modern, and vibrant neighborhoods. There will also be time to enjoy the city's wonderful cafes and cuisine. Accommodation is at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet, an historic courtyard building steps from the city's main attractions, or on the Bosphorus at the legendary Ciragan Palace Hotel or the exclusive Four Seasons Bosphorus.

Continue to Cappadocia to a cave-style hotel for two nights. Enjoy two days of private touring amid the region’s distinctive landscapes and rock formations as you visit ancient subterranean cities filled with frescoed churches and cave dwellings in Goreme, Kaymakli and other locations.

Take a private tour of Ankara before flying to Izmir for an overnight stay. The next day, with your expert private guide, tour the magnificent ruins of Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus, the Terrace Houses and Ephesus Museum, as well as the nearby House of the Virgin Mary.

Finally, fly back to Istanbul for two more nights, including a half-day of flexible private city touring.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Athens
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Athens

Full-day private tour, including optional sunset excursion to Temple of Poseidon

Day 3 Athens – Mykonos

Private transfer to ferry to Mykonos. Private transfer to resort for 2 nights

Day 4 Mykonos

Half-day private excursion to Delos. Afternoon at leisure

Day 5 Mykonos – Santorini

Private transfer to ferry to Santorini. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights

Day 6 Santorini

Half-day private island tour

Day 7 Santorini
At leisure
Day 8 Santorini – Istanbul

Private airport transfer for flight to Athens. Assistance to connecting flight to Istanbul (flight not included). Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 9 Istanbul
Full-day private city tour
Day 10 Istanbul – Cappadocia
Private transfer to flight to Cappadocia for 2 nights. Full-day private touring
Day 11 Cappadocia
Full-day private touring
Day 12 Cappadocia – Izmir

Private transfer to Ankara for flight to Izmir with touring en route. Overnight stay in Izmir

Day 13 Izmir & Ephesus – Istanbul

Full-day private tour of Ephesus. Late afternoon flight to Istanbul for 2 nights

Day 14 Istanbul
Half-day private tour
Day 15 Depart Istanbul
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Athens:

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Mykonos: Grace Mykonos or Santa Marina
Santorini: Canaves Suites or Grace Santorini
Istanbul: Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet or Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus
Cappadocia: Argos Hotel
Izmir: Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir Hotel

Cost
$21,555 Per person (based on double occupancy)