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

Greece by Yacht
(12 Days)
Mykonos with Delos & Rhenia, Paros with Antiparos & Folegandros, Santorini, Porto Heli with Hydra & Spetses

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
(7 days)
Athens & Delphi, Crete

Romantic Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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

Greece In Style
(11 Days)
Santorini, Athens, Porto Heli

Luxuries of Mainland Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Porto Heli

Peloponnese in Depth
(10 days)
Athens, Costa Navarino & Olympia, Monemvasia, Porto Heli

Discover Greece
(12 days)
Athens & Delphi, Paros & Antiparos, Naxos

Insider Greece: Athens & Spectacular Scenery of the Cyclades
(11 days)
Athens, Milos & Sifnos, Santorini

Multi-country Tours

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

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

Culinary Tour of Greece & Turkey

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Athens, Crete, Istanbul

On this private culinary tour of Greece and Turkey, savor the flavors of the renowned cuisines of the region, tour local food markets, enjoy cooking classes and dine at the best local restaurants. Also, enjoy in-depth private cultural touring of Athens and Istanbul—two of the most ancient and culturally rich cities in the world—and get to know Crete, an island steeped in culinary and mythological traditions.

Begin in Athens, the capital of Greece and a showcase of ancient civilization. During touring with your private guide, visit the breathtaking Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient ruins (including the Parthenon), and the wonderful Acropolis Museum. One morning, explore the lively Athens food markets to learn about local ingredients and see stalls overflowing with the freshest produce and seafood. Then, enjoy a cooking class in a small, upscale restaurant with a Greek chef who creates some of the finest modern Greek cuisine in the city. The next morning, learn to make traditional Greek pies, including rolling the dough and filling it with ingredients such as spinach, feta, meat and herbs. In the afternoon, continue private city touring or take a scenic excursion to Cape Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon and enjoy the sunset.

Continue to Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands and home of one of the world's oldest and healthiest cuisines. During touring, visit a local market to learn about local ingredients such as flavorful olives and olive oil, fresh fish, wild greens, and seasonal fruit such as oranges, figs and grapes. Then, enjoy a cooking class focused on Cretan recipes. One day, enjoy flexible culinary and cultural touring, including an excursion into the rolling hills to an olive estate for a private tour and olive oil tasting.

Continue to Turkey. During in-depth cultural touring in Istanbul, visit the highlights of this extraordinary city, such as the Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (including its beautiful tiled Harem), and an ancient underground cistern. Time permitting, also visit the Grand Bazaar to browse for locally produced handicrafts such as carpets, jewelry, textiles and ceramics. One morning, enjoy a private tour of Istanbul's vibrant Spice Bazaar to see stalls displaying neat piles of spices, herbs and fruit, and learn how these ingredients are used to create classic Turkish dishes. Later, enjoy a private Turkish cooking class followed by a lunch of your creations. In the afternoon, enjoy a private food tour of Istanbul and visit different neighborhoods to experience Istanbul's best street food stalls, specialty food shops, and small local restaurants.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Athens, Greece
VIP airport assistance. Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private afternoon city tour
Day 2 Athens
Morning market tour and cooking class
Day 3 Athens
Morning market tour and cooking class. Afternoon city touring or sunset visit to Temple of Poseidon
Day 4 Athens – Crete
Private transfer to airport for flight to Crete. Private transfer to Elounda for 3 nights
Day 5 Crete
Morning private cooking class and lunch
Day 6 Crete
Half-day private cultural and culinary excursion to local villages
Day 7 Crete – Istanbul, Turkey
Private transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul (flight not included). Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 8 Istanbul
Full-day private city tour
Day 9 Istanbul
Morning private market tour and cooking class. Afternoon private culinary tour of the city
Day 10 Depart Istanbul
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Athens:

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Crete: Blue Palace Resort & Spa
Istanbul:

Four Seasons Hotel at the Bosphorus or Four Seasons Sultanahmet


Cost
$17,895 Per person (double occupancy)

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

Greece by Yacht
(12 Days)
Mykonos with Delos & Rhenia, Paros with Antiparos & Folegandros, Santorini, Porto Heli with Hydra & Spetses

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
(7 days)
Athens & Delphi, Crete

Romantic Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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

Greece In Style
(11 Days)
Santorini, Athens, Porto Heli

Luxuries of Mainland Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Porto Heli

Peloponnese in Depth
(10 days)
Athens, Costa Navarino & Olympia, Monemvasia, Porto Heli

Discover Greece
(12 days)
Athens & Delphi, Paros & Antiparos, Naxos

Insider Greece: Athens & Spectacular Scenery of the Cyclades
(11 days)
Athens, Milos & Sifnos, Santorini

Multi-country Tours

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

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

Testimonials

Thank you so much for arranging so many fantastic experiences during our trip to Greece. We were absolutely impressed by the quality and meticulous attention to detail on all aspects of the tour.
~ R.H., New York, NY

Our Greece and Turkey trip was a great experience. Accommodations were first class all the way. Our private sunset boat tour in Santorini was exceptional and a highlight.
~ C.M., McAllen, Texas

Another great trip with Artisans of Leisure! Greece and Turkey were just unbelievable. Guides were GREAT. All drivers were phenomenal. 
~ P.R., Laguna Niguel, CA

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