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A Postcard from the Greek Isles

Athens, Mykonos, Milos, Sifnos & Santorini

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Head of Europe, Molly Kinnaird, takes you on a journey through the Greek Isles; unveiling the jewels of the Aegean, away from the crowds and designed for you. 

Gastronomic delights from Sifnos, hidden caverns in Milos and the ancient tales of Athens, Greece awaits your arrival.

For centuries, songs, poems, novels and films have been dedicated to the unwavering beauty of Greece. From the ancient philosophies that influenced art and culture as we know it, to the innovative infrastructure that founded our modern economy; the Greek allure extends immeasurably beyond the visual.

Slicing through the crystalline waters of the Aegean and weaving among the intricate archipelago of islands is a fortune to be experienced by all. When curating any itinerary to Greece, I take great pleasure in connecting the dots between islands, teasing out Greek heritage and introducing a truly unique side to the country that few, bar the locals, get to experience. This itinerary is just a sample of the delights to be had, but the greatest joy of Greece is that there is something for everyone; a different hotel, different activity, different island – we’ll make sure you have the perfect experience, designed just for you.

Highlights

  • Catch the Changing of the Guard on the hour every hour at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, next door to the National Gardens home to the Temple of Olympian Zeus. 
  • Venture to Kiki’s Tavern for lunch. It runs without electricity serving some of the best seafood on the island away from the party crowds of Mykonos.
  • On Sifnos, hike through wild flowers to Chrisopigi Monastery for a swim before a typical Greek lunch on the beach at Chrysopigi Tavern.
  • Sample local wines in Santorini, we love Domaine Sigalas.

What’s Included

  • 10 nights Bed & Breakfast 
  • Private guide in Athens
  • Catamaran sunset cruise
  • Farmhouse culinary masterclass
  • International Economy class flights
  • All ground transfers 

Example Itinerary

Day 1-2

Athens, Greece | A Step Back in Time

  • Be treated like royalty whilst staying at the Hotel Grand Bretagne with spectacular views of the Acropolis from your doorstep
  • Marvel at the medieval sights such as the Parthenon with a local private guide

Touchdown in the ancient metropolis of Athens and step back in time to reveal the grandeur of the capital alongside a private guide.

Your first two nights will be spent at Hotel Grand Bretagne. Founded in 1874, this is the grande dame of Athenian hotels. During your stay, get an exclusive insight to the Acropolis, with the towering Parthenon at its peak; as your guide recounts fascinating anecdotes and tales as old as time along the way.

Back in the centre of the city, wander among tucked away neighbourhoods, undiscovered by the masses, as you delight in traditional gastronomy and sample an assortment of sweet and savoury local delicacies en route. We hand-pick our guides for their inherent knowledge, unique insight and remarkable passion for their home country, with them leading the way, you will have a truly authentic Athenian experience.

Day 2-4

Mykonos, Greece | A True Greek Hideaway

  • Enjoy an interactive culinary experience in a rustically authentic Mykonian farmhouse
  • Charter a private boat and beach hop through pristine azure waters

Board a short flight from Athens to the world-renowned island of Mykonos.

Stay at the luxurious Kalesma Mykonos; a Mykonian hideaway tucked in the idyllic region of Aleomandra and named after Delian stables that, according to ancient mythology, provided shelter to the horses of Olympic god Apollo. Kalesma captures the essence of its roots through elegant simplicity, paying homage to its natural surroundings and honouring the purity of its heritage, it is this ethos that will make your stay a true respite.

Charter a private boat to hop along white-washed beaches and through azure waters that encapsulate the Greek attraction. Dine on fresh cuisine harbourside and cool off from the midday heat with a swim and snorkel, before returning for a sun-downer on the edge of your private pool.

On your final day in Mykonos, sample local produce during an interactive culinary experience at a charming inland farmhouse. Learn the art of cheese-making from an industry expert and practise your hand at authentic methodologies with natural ingredients under the heat of the Greek sun. 

Day 4-6

Sifnos, Greece | The Gastronomy of Sifnos

  • Dine on the waterfront of a luxurious Sifnos beach at renowned restaurant, Omega 3
  • Wander among olive groves and wildflower meadows through the island’s network of walking trails

Board your private boat transfer from Mykonos to the lesser known Sifnos, famed for its wildly intoxicating food scene and being the birthplace of Greece’s most renowned chef, Nikolaos Tselementes.

Pocket-sized and true to its roots, Sifnos is favoured by those in the know, in fact it is where local Athenians dash to escape the heat of the summer.

A true Sifnos experience is not complete without a reservation at Omega 3, just five minutes walk from your hotel Verina Terra Hotel. It is a rustically charming beachside restaurant that has perfected the art of subtle excellence.

Work up an appetite ahead of dinner as you explore the intricate network of walking trails that span the island, winding through hilltop villages, flourishing olive groves and flower-filled meadows. The hum of the Cycladic lifestyle will accompany you en route as you watch the peaceful routine of Sifnos locals from paths only accessible on foot, and by those in the know.

Day 6-8

Milos, Greece | Well Kept Secrets

  • Try your hand at fishing alongside a local fisherman and explore the bountiful marine life of the island
  • Embark on a 4×4 adventure tour of the island, traversing away from the crowds and into the truly wild places

The next island on your itinerary is Milos, home to more than 70 beaches and where the Louvre’s Venus de Milo was found centuries ago.

Make yourself at home at the Melian Boutique Hotel & Spa, set on the waterfront with the white-wash of the Aegean sea brushing your doorstep.

Take to the waters on a full day fishing trip to marvel at the grand rock formations, bright white caves and the rugged rocks of Kleftiko. Board the boat alongside a seasoned fisherman who will show you the ropes (quite literally!) of fishing along the shores of the island. With Captain Andreas at the helm, you can learn the seasonal patterns of the waters, discover diverse species of fish that call Milos home and even dive below the surface of the Aegean sea to wholly immerse yourself in the oceanic experience.

Back on dry land, access untouched areas of the islands, unreachable by road, on a 4×4 off road adventure that will introduce you to the wild beauty of Milos. Along the way, stop at the Kanava hot springs, swim at the island’s famous sulphur mines and lace up your trainers for a hike to the expansive Fyriplaka crater.

Day 8-10

Santorini, Greece | White-washed Clifftops

  • Taste the local varieties of grape fresh from the vine on a privately guided vineyard tour and wine tasting experience
  • Watch the sun set over the Greek archipelago on a private catamaran cruise at dusk

The final leg of your Aegean itinerary is Santorini, once again reached by boat, dramatic cobalt tipped landscapes will line the horizon as the island comes into view.

Be welcomed by the hospitable staff at Mystique, a hotel carved into the rugged Caldera cliffs of Oia, and seek comfort in the breathtaking views and absolute tranquillity of your room. The infinity pool blends into the rolling ocean, fishing boats float on the horizon and the distant toll of church bells add to your postcard stay.

By day, wander among winding vineyards and taste the indigenous grape varieties of the island, with the guidance of a true sommelier leading the way. By night, take a private catamaran sunset cruise around the Caldera and raise a glass to the lifelong memories your travels have created.

The Donnellys

We are just leaving the villa now to go to the hotel and I wanted to let you know that we have had the best week ever. I’m nearly crying leaving Angelina and Kimberly. We have never met kinder people who became part of our family for the week. They looked after us so so well and the kids adored them. Can we book again for next year? I can be happier leaving knowing that I will meet them again.

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