10-Day Top Greek Islands Tour

Island-hopping Adventure to The Most Renowned Greek Islands

This itinerary allows you to experience the unique culture of Crete, the stunning views of Santorini, and the lively atmosphere of Mykonos, giving you a well-rounded tour of these amazing Greek islands. It is great for those wanting a quick tour of the top Greek islands.

This private tour can be fully customizable just for you. We can incorporate anything that interests you and tailor it to your schedule, making it as long as you desire and at your preferred.

Days:

10±

Price:

US$3,979 each (2 per room) *

Best For:

First-time visitors

Best Time:

Apr.-Jul./ Sep.- Oct.

Flights:

Domestic flights included, international on request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

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10 Days Greece Tour Map (Suggested Route)

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Best of Greece Private Tour (Suggested Route)

Day Highlights
1
Athens
The Acropolis
2-4
Chania
Chania Old Town and Pink Beach
5
Heraklion
Rethymno Old Town, Palace of Knossos, Archaeological Museum
6-7
Santorini
Sunset cruise, beaches, wine tasting, and Akrotiri archaeological site
8-9
Mykonos
Local farm experience and sunset cruise
10 Departure
This is the best choice for first-time travelers who want to see the most popular Greek islands. If you are looking for a compressed classic Greece vacation, I would be happy to help you out.
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Tour Highlights

Discovering the wide array of Cretan products and groceries in the bustling markets.
Market in Chania
Unwind and immerse yourself in the stunning Greek island landscapes with a cruise along the coast of Mykonos.
sunset cruise
Experience the crystal-clear waters and pink sand at Elafonissi Beach.
lafonissi Beach
Embark on a captivating journey through the historical treasures of the Acropolis.
Acropolis
Explore the ancient ruins and marvel at the grandeur of the Knossos Royal Palace.
Knossos
Be enchanted by the magical allure of the Oia sunset as it gracefully descends over the picturesque Santorini landscape.
Oia at sunset

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Greek tour for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Athens
  • Upon arrival at Athens Airport, you will be met by our local driver representative and transferred to your hotel in Athens.
  • A welcome envelope will be given to you with all the relevant information about your trip. The rest of the day is free to gain your first impressions of this romantic city.
Day 2
Athens to Chania | The Acropolis
The famous windmills in MykonosParthenon
  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Acropolis, where you can discover firsthand the notion of democracy and follow the same steps of Pericles, Socrates, and Plato. You can visit the Parthenon, one of the most recognizable monuments of all time, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike.
  • As soon as you end the visit, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Chania, Crete.
  • Upon arrival at Chania Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Chania. The rest of the day will be free to explore the city at your own pace.
Day 3
Chania | Wine and Food of Chania Old Town (Small Group)
Making phylloMaking phyllo
  • Meet local artisans in their workshop, learn about their work, and even try your skills and explore the town's century-old market with a local to try Cretan products and groceries.
  • Watch how phyllo is handmade by one of Greece's last pastry masters, stroll around the old Ottoman and Jewish Quarters and discover the "Street of the Knives" as well as other off-the-beaten-path corners and taste local meze and sip raki in a historic neighborhood!
Day 4
Chania | Elafonissi, The Pink Beach
Elafonisi beachFamous Elafonisi beach
  • Transfer to Elafonissi Beach. Stop over to the cave of Agia Sofia for photos.
  • Spend some relaxing time at Pink Beach, where heaven and earth merge! Crystal-clear waters that become pink, sugary sand, and the fresh sea breeze caressing your face.
  • On the return drive to the traditional village of Elos, get a glimpse into traditional Cretan life and natural beauty.
Day 5
Chania to Heraklion | The Minoan Culture
Archelogical MuseumAncient vessel in the Archaeological Museum
  • Explore the picturesque Rethymno old town with its Venetian architecture, narrow streets, and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Visit one of the oldest palaces in the world, the Knossos Royal Palace. Your guide will unveil all its secrets and introduce you to the ancient Minoan culture.
  • Enjoy your visit to Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Delve into the mysteries of the past, gaining insights into the fascinating world of the Minoans and their enduring legacy.
Day 6
Heraklion to Santorini | Free Afternoon
Chalk cliff at Cove Kleftiko on MilosFira town
  • Transfer to Heraklion port to embark on the high-speed ferry to Santorini. Arrive at Santorini and transfer to your boutique hotel.
  • The rest of the day is free to walk in the allays with the white cubic houses and to admire the sunset having a drink in one of the numerous bars, set on the caldera cliffs.
Day 7
Santorini | Ancient History, Local Culture, and Famous Views(SIC)
Monastery Prophet EliasBell tower of Monastery Prophet Elias
  • Explore the Minoan archaeological site at Akrotiri, enjoy a swim at the black-sand Perissa Beach, and immerse yourself in traditional island life in the village of Megalochori.
  • Capture panoramic views from Prophet Elias Monastery, savor volcanic varietal wines at a winery, and conclude the day with an unforgettable sunset from Oia village.
Day 8
Santorini to Mykonos | Fast Ferry
The iconic windmills of MykonosThe iconic windmills of Mykonos
  • Transfer to Santorini port to take the high-speed ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Day 9
Mykonos | A Day at the Sea (small group)
volcanoAncient Delos Ruins
  • Begin your afternoon voyage from Ornos Bay. Enjoy a serene break for swimming and snorkeling at an untouched cove on Rhenia Island.
  • Next, sail to another stunning cove with clear waters for a delectable full meal, freshly prepared onboard by our chef/sailor, promising the finest boat meal experience in Mykonos.
  • If the weather allows, quickly visit Delos Island, capturing photos of the archaeological site from the yacht.
Day 10
Mykonos | Departure
  • Check-out and transfer to Mykonos Airport to take your international flight back home.

Hand-picked Hotel

Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
SanSal Boutique Hotel
SanSal Boutique Hotel
Lato Boutique Hotel
Lato Boutique Hotel
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites
Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites
Harmony Boutique Hotel
Harmony Boutique Hotel

Price Includes

*Price from US$3,979 per adult

*The price is based on two adults in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season(Apr.-Oct.15 -Nov.10). We can offer an even more competitive price for groups of 4 or more people. (tour code: gh-gr-14)

One-to-one consultancy
One-to-one consultancy
Knowledgeable local guides
Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Accommodations Mentioned
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
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