Luxury Greek Island Hopping
The plane sets down and brings you to the outskirts of Athens. Be met in the airport where a private transfer will take you through the olive groves of the city’s borders and into the heart of ancient Athens. History is set high on Acropolis Hill where you can see the towering pillars of the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. On your first day in Athens stroll down the Plaka, one of the oldest quarters of the city, where you can hold hands beneath the glimmer of marble, the stretch of cobblestone, and the rich aroma of baklava; your fabulous holiday in Greece has begun.
What’s Included: transfer, accommodation
Day 2: The Annals of Romantic History
Wake to the morning sun drifting over the city’s surrounding mountains. The light casts a gentle glimmer on the marbled mountaintops almost spotlighting the columns of the Acropolis. Journey into the depths of Athenian and Greek history on a tour of the modern and classical sites of the city. Follow your guide and feel like the crowds of contemporary Athens have been stripped away giving you the secluded freedom of a wondrous past, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum.
Within the foyer you can feel the cool rush of the marble that surrounds you; it is almost like stepping inside fresh history with the pillared beams and never-ending display of statues and busts; each person’s body unique, their face detailed with a stern expression or curly beard. On the top floor you can absorb the perfect panorama of the Parthenon standing tall along the citadel of the Acropolis.
Follow your guide to the top of Acropolis Hills where the rugged look of stone steps gives way to the sheen of marble stairs. Pillars rise around you, stepping into the romantic images of paintings and books. The Propylaea, the entrance gate, is made of pillars both wide and tall. Once on the citadel, past the Propylaea, there stands the breathtaking temple, the Parthenon. Its perfect construction is a trick of the eye and of the architect. Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the sculpted metopes become visible with each step closer to the temple, bringing various stories of gods and Athens to artistic life, and your time in Greece to light.
What’s Included: breakfast, tour, accommodation
Day 3: The Never-Ending Interest of Beaches
The arms of the past wave goodbye to you as you enjoy your private transport to he airport for your flight to Mykonos. In the air you can see the shimmer of the turquoise Aegean below as far as the eye can see. Once on Mykonos the sea breeze blends with the undulating arid hills, bringing a sweet and earthy perfume to the air. Be guided to the luxuries of your accommodation set within the lushness of the calm sea, the sensual hills, and the quaint streets of Mykonos Town.