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
(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 and Turkey
(10 days)
Athens, Crete, Istanbul

Introduction to Athens & Crete

(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Athens & Delphi, Crete

This private luxury tour is ideal for anyone fascinated by ancient civilizations.

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.

One day, if desired, enjoy a full-day private excursion to Delphi, the spectacular ruins of an ancient religious complex that the ancient Greeks believed to be the center of the world. Set on the steep slopes of Mount Parnassus, the archaeological zone overlooks a deep gorge and is one of the most impressive ancient sites in Greece.

Continue to Crete and the resort town of Elounda. En route, if desired, stop in Rethymnon, a seaside town with an old Venetian quarter. Continue to the monumental Palace of Knossos, a sprawling archaeological site that was the center of the great Minoan civilization until around 1400 B.C. and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which has an impressive and extensive collection of Minoan artifacts. During private touring around Elounda, visit the village of Kritsa to see Byzantine frescoes and browse for local crafts, explore the ruins of the Doric city of Lato perched in the beautiful hills, and take a boat to Spinalonga, an atmospheric island with a ruined fort and a fascinating history. There will also be time to relax at your luxurious seaside resort and enjoy the shops and restaurants in the charming nearby beach town.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as a cooking class focused on Cretan recipes, a tour of a local olive oil estate, a tour of the Minoan Palace of Malia or Palace of Knossos, hiking in the hills, or a visit to Lassithi to see the cave where the Greek god Zeus was born.

This tour can easily be extended to include a stay at the exclusive Amanzoe resort—one of Greece's most deluxe properties—or in nearby Turkey or elsewhere in Europe.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Athens

VIP airport assistance. Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Athens
Full-day private city tour with option to visit Temple of Poseidon
Day 3 Athens & Delphi
Full-day private excursion to Delphi or continue private city touring
Day 4 Athens – Crete
Private transfer to airport for flight to Crete. Private arrival transfer to Elounda for 3 nights, with touring of Palace of Knossos en route
Day 5 Crete

Full-day private excursion to local villages and ruins

Day 6 Crete

Half-day private excursion or cooking class

Day 7 Crete – Depart Athens

Private airport transfer for flight to Athens


Hotels
Athens:

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Crete: Blue Palace Resort & Spa

Cost
$8,970 Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
$11,205 Per person (based on two travelers/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

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 and 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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