Luxury Honeymoon Greece

Heather Solish / [email protected]
Itinerary

Explore the history and beauty of Greece on this fantastic and romantic honeymoon.


Athens – 1 night

Private transfer from Athens Airport Hotel Grande Bretagne

Hotel Grande Bretagne

Virtuoso amenities include:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people
                    

Day 1 - Tour of the Acropolis

Start a fascinating tour at the foot of the rock, following the path leading to the magnificent Acropolis. Visit the principal buildings of the Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon Temple. Continue through this ancient city where you will visit more extraordinary sights including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. At Syntagma Square, you will see the ex Royal Palace of the Parliament building, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier guarded continuously by the Evzones.  Then on to the Panathenaikon Stadium, which stands on the site of the Ancient marble Stadium.

Following the city tour, continue to the breathtaking New Acropolis Museum. This contemporary museum is built over an extensive archaeological site, the floor, outside and inside, is made of glass so you can see the excavation below. Nearly 4,000 artifacts and archaeological findings from the Acropolis from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece eras are on permanent display in the museum.

Day 2 - Private transfer to airport for flight to Crete

Crete – 3 nights

The largest island in the Aegean Sea, Crete is dry and mountainous, with flowing streams cutting through rocky crevices and several fairly sandy, pretty beaches. Crete has many historical sites of elegant architecture, notable statuary and fine mosaics. It's one of our favorite Greek islands

Private transfer from Heraklion port/airport to hotel in Elounda

Amirandes-Grecotel Exclusive

Virtuoso amenities include:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room once during stay
• 10% discount at the unique organic Agreco Farm Experience and taverna

Beach Villa with private pool sea view                                                                     

KNOSSOS & BOUTARI WINERY
Get an inside view of Cretan culture and history with the exploration of the ruins of Knossos Palac! With your private guide, piece together the threads that remain from this ancient civilization by exploring the structures the Minoans lived in.  Then continue with a visit the Boutari Winery, situated within the Archanes vine-growing region.

Day 5 - Ferry from Crete to Santorini– duration approx. 2 ½ hours

Santorini – 3 nights


The capital of this Cycladic island, Fira, has a rather unique position: It's perched on the rim of an active volcano. High cliffs jutting into the sea are all that's left of the crater rim. The surrounding islands are the remains of the sides of the crater, and the sea has filled in the gaps, forming a beautiful bay.
Sunsets on the island are particularly striking; all the restaurants and bars in Fira face west over the sunken volcano and the Aegean Sea.

CANAVES OIA HOTEL

Virtuoso amenities include:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• American champagne buffet or room service breakfast daily
• bottle of local Santorinian wine & fresh fruit
Junior suite


SANTORINI SUNSET CRUISE AROUND THE CALDERA 
 

Sail in your Catamaran around the crystal clear blue waters of Santorini.  You will visit the Red and White Beaches, sail past Acrotiri and into the caldera and hot springs.  Continue to Palea Kameni Island for some swimming and snorkeling. A delicious barbeque dinner will be prepared and served on board while the magical sunset appears on the horizon.

Day 8 - Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos– duration approx. 2 ½ hours

Mykonos – 3 nights

Mykonos attracts tons of travelers in the warmer months. They love the great restaurants, lively bars, excellent shopping , waterskiing, surfing and of course the beaches.

KIVOTOS HOTEL

Virtuoso amenities include:
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
• Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
• Complimentary VIP roundtrip airport transfers

DELOS ISLAND TOUR
Duration:  +/- 4 hours

Delos, once a Sacred Island, is the legendary birthplace of the Sun God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis.  Its religious significance coupled with a good harbor and strategic location on the Aegean trade routes enabled Delos to flourish for 500 years.   Today, the only remaining inhabitants are its treasured ruins and their caretakers. 

Our boat will depart from the ancient harbor of Delos and we will start with a visit to the marbled streets of the Agora and Sacred Way, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the theatre, the Sanctuary of the Foreign Gods and the Sacred Mount Cynthus.  We continue to view the remains of a Hellenistic Quarter with its harbors, water houses and luxurious villas, including the Houses of Cleopatra, the Dolphin, the Masks and the House of Dionyssos. Marvel at the spectacular Avenue of the Lions, where five proud Naxian marble beasts from the 7th Century BC crouch, vigilant guardians of the Sacred Lake, which stands dry today.


Day 11 - Flight from Mykonos to Athens – then connect home

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Detailed Itinerary Although we have given a sample itinerary, we think that every trip should be customizable—that’s why it’s luxury, and that’s why it’s specialty travel. Your trip can be altered to your tastes, desires, and needs, and special activities like helicopter rides, private tours, or cooking classes can be added. To get the most out of your own travel experience, contact Heather Solish via email at [email protected]