> DAY 1: Athens
Arrival in Greece, the land of the mythical Gods and ancient civilization. At Athens International Airport you will be welcomed by your private driver and taken to your five-star hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring the vibrant culture and nightlife of Modern Athens. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their favorite Athens restaurants, cafes and entertainment.
> DAY 2: Athens - Half Day Athens Walking Tour
After breakfast, your licensed English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Begin your tour at the new Acropolis Museum and then visit the Acropolis itself and its timeless temples of Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. A short climb up to the Hill of Philopappus brings you to the imposing Roman period funeral monument and extensive views of Athens and Piraeus. You then descend to the hill of the Pnyx, the area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly. You enter the historical Plaka area close to the Thiseion temple, dating back to the 5th century BC, meandering past the ancient Agora with the impressively restored Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian’s Library, and the picturesque Tower of the Winds. The route back leads up over the Areopagus, or Hill of Mars, directly below the Acropolis. Here, in 54 AD, Saint Paul preached his Sermon on an unknown God, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Finally, you pass the Roman period Odeion of Herodes Atticus, which is still used as a summer venue for open-air concerts and theatrical performances. Your tour will end at Syntagma Square where you can enjoy the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
> DAY 3: Athens, Santorini
After breakfast, meet your private transfer to the Athens airport for your flight to Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and taken to your five-star hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening at your leisure taking in the spectacular views of the caldera and the stunning colors of the sunset. Enjoy dinner at one of the numerous restaurants while sipping wine from one of the local wineries. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultants for their favorite restaurants in Santorini.
> DAY 4: Santorini
Explore the island at your leisure or enjoy an optional Semi-Private Sunset Catamaran Cruise. The cruise begins from Vlihada Marina and sails past the red and white beaches, and on to Akrotiri and the ancient light house. The first stop will be at the volcano and the hot springs a quick swim. Next, you will proceed to a beautiful and secluded bay for a swim and snorkeling, while the onboard chef prepares your lunch of seafood and steak barbeque. Following lunch, continue sailing through the caldera past the islands of Thirassia and Aspronissi and back towards Vlihada.
> DAY 5, 6, 7: Santorini
Enjoy your day at leisure. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal tips of favorite activities and excursions while in Santorini. Spend your days relaxing on one of the many colorful beaches on the island; the Red Beach and the White Beach near Akrotiri, and the very long stretch of black sand beaches, starting from Perivolos Beach and ending at Monolithos Beach. Take in the panoramic views and breathtaking sunset from Oia, wander around the numerous shops in Fira and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants while sipping wine from a local winery.
> DAY 8: Departure
After breakfast meet your private driver in the hotel lobby for the drive to Santorini airport where you will board your flight to Athens International Airport. Flights will be scheduled to meet your flight home.