Wine and food tour in Athens and Santorini
Program only valid for private groups of 20 or more people
DAY 1: ARRIVE TO ATHENS
Arrive to Athens and transfer to your hotel. Welcome to a city rich in history and culinary magnificence! The Athenians have been making wine and perfecting the Mediterranean cuisine for the past 4,000 years. Greek food is an evolution of Western and Eastern traditions in the kitchen, which we will help you discover and taste for yourself in the next few days!
DAY 2: ATHENS CITY TOUR
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Athens, including a visit to the Acropolis & its Museum, as well as a panoramic tour of the highlights of the city. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and enjoy rest of the day to explore the city. You can stroll through the streets of Plaka, known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods", built on top of the residential areas of ancient Athens. Cafes, restaurants and shops invite you to partake in the sumptuous culture that is found in a variety of forms around the city.
DAY 3: ATHENS FOOD TOUR
Discover another side of Athens which lies in the shadow of the famous Acropolis where a kaleidoscope of colors, smells, tastes and textures await. A fascinating journey through Greece’s rich culinary history! Stroll through the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with Greek cuisine.
DAY 4: ATHENS WINERY TOUR & WINE TASTING
Today we shall drive to the east side of Attica region to visit a winery in the heart of the plain of the Attican Vineyards. Taste all wines, accompanied by cheese, olives & cracker assortment. Return to the hotel in Athens after the winery visit and enjoy a free evening to explore the hidden treasures of this historical city!
DAY 5: ATHENS - SANTORINI
Transfer to the port and take the ferry boat to the island with the most spectacular landscape, breathtaking views of the volcano, black sand beaches and romantic sunsets. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and enjoy a free day. Walk around the town of Fira, full of unique shopping and quaint cafes; enjoy a fantastic view from the cliffs of Caldera or Oia.
DAY 6: SANTORINI TOUR: AKROTIRI EXCAVATIONS, TRADITIONAL VILLAGES & WINE TASTING
Today we visit the excavations of Akrotiri that have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. Continue to Perivolos beach and enjoy free time for lunch or swimming. Drive to Megalochori and explore one of the most picturesque villages of the island. Next stop is the Monastery of Profitis Ilias from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island and last stop will be at Pyrgos village with a visit of the local winery.
DAY 7: FREE DAY IN SANTORINI
Enjoy today at your leisure. Walk around the capital of the island, the town of Fira, enjoy a fantastic view from the cliffs of Caldera or Oia. Have a lunch or dinner at one of the many taverns offering delicious, traditional food.
DAY 8: SANTORINI – PIRAEUS, ATHENS
Transfer to the port for return ferry to the port of Athens. After check-in at the hotel, you have free time to venture out and shop in the Plaka district for that perfect gift to take home to friends and family, find a cafe or restaurant and enjoy Greek cuisine one more time, or you can take the tram and visit Flisvos Marina, full of luxury yachts, cafes and seafood restaurants. Whatever direction you decide to take, Athens will always provide the mystery and history that will stay with you all the way home.
DAY 9: ATHENS DEPARTURE
As your journey comes to an end, we hope that the experiences, sites and memories that you acquired in this land of light, with its deep blue sea, friendly people, and legends of old, will stay with you for a lifetime and will bring you to Greece once more!