Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive

10 days from $7,040 per person*
  • Discover Athens and the fabled Acropolis with the help of a private guide.
  • Sample wines and discover local culture in private in Mykonos.
  • Sail into a picture-perfect sunset on a private cruise in Santorini.
  • Travel between islands via catamaran and hydrofoil.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of luxury accommodations.
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Greece is where Western civilization began, but its present is just as astounding as its past. The city of Athens, with its towering Acropolis perched 500 feet above the bustling metropolis below, is the birthplace of politics, philosophy, and the arts, as well as an open-air gallery home to some of humanity’s most treasured landmarks and historical sites. Out in the Aegean, the swimming pool of the gods, “back then” gives way to “right now.” The Cycladic islands of Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini have become the playgrounds of sun-seekers and jet-setters; their indigo waters and whitewashed hillside towns making every photograph postcard-worthy. Fascinating on their own, these two distinct Greeces are best experienced together. Discover what was and what is.

It starts in Athens with a privately guided tour of the modern capital and the ancient sites of the Acropolis, including the Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the iconic Parthenon before getting your first real glimpse of the sea at the Temple of Poseidon. Next, take to the water bound for Mykonos, a picturesque island paradise of winding streets and pristine beaches, for a private wine tasting and cultural tour. By hydrofoil, you’ll then reach peaceful Paros for a day at leisure before moving on to chic Santorini where, after an afternoon spent swimming and snorkeling the crystal-clear waters and restoring yourself in natural hot springs, you’ll bid the sun adieu from the deck of a private catamaran, ouzo in hand. The Cyclades were made for relaxing, and your time among them will be as low-key and commitment-free as possible, just like the gods intended. ... Show More »

Please note: This tour is only available from April to October.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Athens
    Athens
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(2)
    • Greece - Welcome Package(2)
    • At Leisure
  • Day 2 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Private - City Tour with Acropolis and Cape Sounion (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 3 Athens to Mykonos
    Athens to Mykonos
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Athens - Mykonos [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Zone 1) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Mykonos
    Mykonos
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Mykonos Wine & Culture (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Mykonos to Paros
    Mykonos to Paros
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Zone 1) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Mykonos - Paros [Hydrofoil] - Business Seat
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 6 Paros
    Paros
    • At Leisure
  • Day 7 Paros to Santorini
    Paros to Santorini
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Paros - Santorini [Hydrofoil] - Business Class
    • Transfer - Private - Oia - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 8 Santorini
    Santorini
    • At Leisure
    • Tour - Private - Sunset Cruise (with Greek Food) (approx. 4-5 hrs) - Vehicle/Escort/Catamaran(6)
  • Day 9 Santorini
    Santorini
    • At Leisure
  • Day 10 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Transfer - Private - Oia - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Athens

Enjoy an airport transfer with a driver and assistant. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with  a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Electra Palace (5*)

The Electra Palace Hotel in Athens is centrally located in the heart of Athens and the old town of Plaka. It is within walking distance of the Acropolis, and the majority of all major historical sites as well as the business and commercial districts. The hotel has gone under recent renovations and its rooms are now completely refurbished with ultra-modern amenities. Guest can dine at the "Motivo" restaurant, the "Electra" Roof garden restaurant, and the traditional English style "Duck-Tail" bar with its beautiful garden. The Electra Palace Hotel also hosts a wellness area, an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and pool bar, an underground parking and a business centre.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Athens
Athens
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Electra Palace Hotel, Athens
Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

Day 2: Athens

Enjoy a private full day tour day of Athens with an expert guide. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. The guide will take you to see the city centre, Constitution Square, Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Arch. At the Acropolis you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the monument that 'puts order in the mind', the Parthenon. In the afternoon drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmenis, Varkiza, and Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way, you will have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you will have time to explore the rocky promontory of Sounion. Entrance fees to the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon are included. 

Accommodation: Electra Palace (5*)
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Temple of Poseidon
Temple of Poseidon

Day 3: Athens - Mykonos

A port transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a transfer by high speed ferry to Mykonos. The duration takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Meet your private vehicle and driver for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Belvedere (5*)

Member of the Small Luxury Hotels, the Belvedere 5 star hotel property is located in the heart of Mykonos Town. Looking down towards Chora’s irresistibly beautiful plateau of whitewashed Cyclades houses, the Belvedere Mykonos luxury accommodation stands for all that is beautiful in the Cyclades Islands and Greece. Reflecting its charming Greek design, the white interiors of the rooms and suites create a cooling, calm ambiance, truly refreshing in every sense. The Belvedere rooms and suites have been fitted with superior amenities, allowing access for any guest’s needs. A world of possibilities, activities, dining and entertainment options is at play in one of the finest 5 star hotels in Mykonos. Enjoy a modern design Cyclades Islands playhouse of fine dining boasting some of the finest restaurants in Mykonos while redefining the art of fine living in the cosmopolitan Chora of Mykonos.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel

Day 4: Mykonos

During your half-day tour today, your private guide will take you on a walk of the sea front past the local fish and vegetable market. You will also have an opportunity to meet the island’s mascot, Peter the pelican. On your way to Paraportiani Church, a famous sample of Cycladic architecture and one of the most photographed spots of the Mediterranean, you will visit the Folklore Museum, situated in a beautiful house from the 11th century. Continue on to the picturesque Alefkandra, an area known as the “Little Venice” of Mykonos with the old captain houses built into the sea. The Windmills opposite Little Venice were used in the past to grind wheat, and from here you'll enjoy beautiful views of Little Venice and the sea. Then continue to the House of Lena where you can see the style of furniture and personal belongings of the family. Before returning to the hotel, take a Greek ‘meze’, including various Greek dips and olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes in a local tavern. While you enjoy a wine tasting, your guide will tell you about the history of Greek wines.

Accommodation: Belvedere (5*)
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Greek Meze & Mykonian Windmill
Greek Meze & Mykonian Windmill

Day 5: Mykonos - Paros

Meet your private vehicle and driver for an airport transfer.

Enjoy a high speed hydrofoil from Mykonos to Paros.

Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

Accommodation: Astir of Paros (5*)

The Astir of Paros deluxe beach resort is ideally situated only a breath away from the quaint village of Naoussa. Alongside the unruffled Aegean Sea overlooking the resort’s golden private beach, the hotel encapsulates luxurious amenities and unrivalled services. It is a luxury resort hotel in Paros, one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the Cyclades complex in Greece, blending gracefully with the spectacular Cycladic landscape. Offering a blend of casual elegance and luxury, this deluxe beach resort renders exceptional facilities and impeccable service to its esteemed clients. Featuring 2 gourmet restaurants and bars as well as a remarkable array of leisure and beauty facilities and services the hotel boasts a unique holiday retreat for peace and relaxation.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Paros
Paros
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Astir of Paros
Astir of Paros

Day 6: Paros

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Astir of Paros (5*)

Day 7: Paros - Santorini

Meet your driver for a private port transfer.

Enjoy a high speed hydrofoil from Paros to Santorini.

Take a private port transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini (Oia).

Accommodation: Canaves Oia Suites (5*)

Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodation in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat. Freshly renovated luxury suites offering the ultimate in modern facilities and stunning views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, with spacious living areas and private plunge pools, ideal to house your memorable days and nights in one of the world’s most stunning sceneries.  Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.  For gastronomical pleasure, Petra Gourmet Restaurant provides guest an ideal location for a romantic candle light dinner.  The Canaves Oia Suites also offers Spa facilities with a spectacular view, a gym and fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Santorini
Santorini
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Canaves Oia Suites
Canaves Oia Suites

Day 8: Santorini

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Meet your escort at the hotel and depart with a private vehicle towards Vlychada port for your embarkation on this spectacular cruise on a Lagoon 450 catamaran. The first stop (30 minutes) is at the famous and geologically admirable Red Beach, known as one of the best places for swimming in the entire island, to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the emerald crystal like waters. The next 30 minutes stop is at the stunning White Beach, where the blend of white pebbles and volcanic black sand make it a charming challenge of exploration. Swimming and snorkeling is a “must do” while at the White Beach and after that an equally rewarding picturesque sailing route near Aspronissi Island and Akrotiri village follows. The last half an hour stop is at the famous Hot Springs of Santorini where you will be able to enjoy the therapeutic effects of a natural mud bath in the warm waters which are 5 Celsius degrees / 41 Fahrenheit warmer than the rest of the sea in Santorini. Succumb to the pleasures of this utterly romantic experience as they offer a natural spa treatment with therapeutic mud of sulphur which does wonders to the skin. During this stop, you will be able to relish a delightful barbecue meal on board, accorded by salads, delicious Santorinian wine, ouzo or soft drinks and freshly cut fruit for dessert, as the sun begins to escape into the horizon, painting the sky with brilliant hues of royal purple, red and orange. The tour finishes in Ammoudi port from where you will be safely transferred back to your hotel. Includes: roundtrip transfer from/to hotel, escort, catamaran captain, snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins), towels, beverages, full barbeque menu with fresh fish, seafood.

Accommodation: Canaves Oia Suites (5*)
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Day 9: Santorini

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Canaves Oia Suites (5*)

Day 10: Santorini

Take a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini (Oia).

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Electra Palace (5*): Athens

The Electra Palace Hotel in Athens is centrally located in the heart of Athens and the old town of Plaka. It is within walking distance of the Acropolis, and the majority of all major historical sites as well as the business and commercial districts. The hotel has gone under recent renovations and its rooms are now completely refurbished with ultra-modern amenities. Guest can dine at the "Motivo" restaurant, the "Electra" Roof garden restaurant, and the traditional English style "Duck-Tail" bar with its beautiful garden. The Electra Palace Hotel also hosts a wellness area, an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and pool bar, an underground parking and a business centre.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Electra Palace Hotel, Athens
Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

Belvedere (5*): Mykonos

Member of the Small Luxury Hotels, the Belvedere 5 star hotel property is located in the heart of Mykonos Town. Looking down towards Chora’s irresistibly beautiful plateau of whitewashed Cyclades houses, the Belvedere Mykonos luxury accommodation stands for all that is beautiful in the Cyclades Islands and Greece. Reflecting its charming Greek design, the white interiors of the rooms and suites create a cooling, calm ambiance, truly refreshing in every sense. The Belvedere rooms and suites have been fitted with superior amenities, allowing access for any guest’s needs. A world of possibilities, activities, dining and entertainment options is at play in one of the finest 5 star hotels in Mykonos. Enjoy a modern design Cyclades Islands playhouse of fine dining boasting some of the finest restaurants in Mykonos while redefining the art of fine living in the cosmopolitan Chora of Mykonos.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Six Senses Spa
Six Senses Spa

Astir of Paros (5*): Paros

The Astir of Paros deluxe beach resort is ideally situated only a breath away from the quaint village of Naoussa. Alongside the unruffled Aegean Sea overlooking the resort’s golden private beach, the hotel encapsulates luxurious amenities and unrivalled services. It is a luxury resort hotel in Paros, one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the Cyclades complex in Greece, blending gracefully with the spectacular Cycladic landscape. Offering a blend of casual elegance and luxury, this deluxe beach resort renders exceptional facilities and impeccable service to its esteemed clients. Featuring 2 gourmet restaurants and bars as well as a remarkable array of leisure and beauty facilities and services the hotel boasts a unique holiday retreat for peace and relaxation.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Astir of Paros
Astir of Paros
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Astir of Paros Pool
Astir of Paros Pool

Canaves Oia Suites (5*): Santorini

Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodation in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat. Freshly renovated luxury suites offering the ultimate in modern facilities and stunning views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, with spacious living areas and private plunge pools, ideal to house your memorable days and nights in one of the world’s most stunning sceneries.  Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.  For gastronomical pleasure, Petra Gourmet Restaurant provides guest an ideal location for a romantic candle light dinner.  The Canaves Oia Suites also offers Spa facilities with a spectacular view, a gym and fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool.

Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Canaves Oia Suites
Canaves Oia Suites
Athens and Greek Islands Exclusive Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Canaves Oia Suites Plunge Pool
Canaves Oia Suites Plunge Pool

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    This trip was the perfect balance of guidance and independence. Each local guide brought a very personal touch to the tour and were both engaging and informative. Luiz was a pleasure to work with and provided the guidance we needed to create an itinerary that suited our interest and the pace we wanted.

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    Very well organized tour . I will recommend it to every one who wants to travel. Excellent tour.

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