Luxury Tours Greece

A spectacular journey into the cradle of Western civilization

Luxury Tour Greece

It’s easy to see how legendary myths of gods and giants originated in Greece’s vast and varied landscape. Wide open skies, a sea speckled with islands and white-sand beaches combine to form a land of unique natural beauty. Wander along cobbled Byzantine footpaths, marvel at ancient Greek ruins, hike through arid forests and feast on the day’s catch of fish. Whether you are looking for delectable cuisine, historical sites or idyllic island beaches, Greece has it all.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Private luxury motor yacht with expert crew in the Cyclades
  • Cooking class with an acclaimed Santorini chef
  • Private demonstration of beekeeping in the Peloponnese
  • A surprise musical performance in a spectacular natural setting
  • Private helicopter services

The Discovery

  • Athens
  • Nafplio
  • Peloponnese
  • Spetses
  • Santorini
  • Cyclades Islands

The Adventure

  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Yachting
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Mountain biking

Itinerary

Luxury Travel Greece

Blue Parallel has developed two programs depending on your profile, the size of your party and your travel preferences – Journey 1 is a land-based itinerary, and Journey 2 is a sea-based itinerary. To better understand which luxury Greece tour would better suit you, we would be happy to discuss them with you in finer detail.

Athens (2 Nights)

Your private tour of Greece begins in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities. You will be taken by private transfer to your hotel in downtown Athens with views of the Acropolis. Once a powerful city-state and a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, Athens was home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, and is often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Its heritage of the classical era is still evident and represented by ancient monuments and works of art dotted throughout the city, the most famous being the Parthenon.

After you settle into your luxury hotel, visit the innovative Acropolis Museum with your expert guide. The museum’s glass design is equal in size and shape to the Parthenon, and rotates the Marble sculptures and findings exactly as they were placed at the Parthenon centuries ago. After your immersion into the rich history of the Acropolis, dine at a nearby restaurant with breathtaking views of the Acropolis.

The next day, visit the Acropolis itself, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most important ancient site in the Western world. Later, explore the Plaka neighborhood built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens and finish at the Ancient Agora and Roman Forums, all walking distance from your hotel. Enjoy lunch at a traditional tavern before heading back to your hotel to spend some time at leisure. Later in the evening, dine at a gourmet restaurant in town.

Peloponnese (3 Nights)

Private transfer to the seaside town of Nafplio, which was once the capital of the First Hellenic Republic from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 to 1834. Upon arrival, climb the 1,000 steps of the Palamidi fortress built by the Venetians during their occupation of the area (1686-1715) for excellent views of the sea and city below. After lunch, continue on to visit the Epidavros Theater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved Greek theater before arriving at the Amanzo’e Resort in Porto Heli. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure by your private plunge pool.

The following day, enjoy a private boating excursion to Hinitsa Bay and Spetses Island. Part of the Saronic Islands, Spetses offers an alluring escape from the mainstream. Here you will be able to explore the island’s secluded bays, swim in turquoise water and stroll through its pine-scented streets. No cars are allowed on this picturesque island which provides a glimpse into the modern lives of high society Athenians enjoying their summer holiday.

Start the next day off with a morning hike (4.5 miles) passing through rural Peloponnese to the Avgo Monastery built into the rock face of the Avgo Mountain, overlooking the Rados River. Stop for a delicious picnic lunch in a spectacular outdoor setting before returning to your hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit a traditional bee farm and learn the rituals of beekeeping that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Santorini (3 Nights)

No luxury Greece trip is complete without a private helicopter ride from the helipad at the Amanzo’e to the heliport on Santorini Island. Upon arrival on the island, located in the southernmost point of the Cyclade Islands, you will be greeted by your personal host and privately transferred to your hotel with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. After you settle in, enjoy a gentle hike to Skaros Rock, an iconic spot to watch Santorini’s spectacular sunsets. In the evening, head down to the tiny port of Ammoudi with excellent taverns located right on the water, serving freshly caught fish.

The following day, explore Santorini’s caldera on a private sailing excursion. Depart from the Vlihada port located in the southern part of the island and sail to the famous red beach for swimming and snorkeling. Continue along the coast stopping at the white beach and the Akrotiri lighthouse. Later, pick up sail through the caldera lake to Thirasia Island where you will hike to a spectacular lookout point for the best view of Santorini. In the late afternoon, head to the picturesque town of Pygros and sip on cocktails as you listen to classical music at Franco’s Bar, followed by dinner at Selene.

On your third day, your expert guide will accompany you to explore the archaeological site of Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed in a volcanic eruption around 1,500 BC. Following the tour, enjoy a private wine tasting before stopping at the forgotten village of Emporeio. In the late afternoon, take a private transfer to Oia for your 2-hour hike along the cliffs of the caldera. Stop along the way at a quaint church to take in panoramic views while listening to live folkloric Greek music playing just for your party. Arrive at your hotel in time to watch the sunset in the privacy of your hotel room’s terrace.

On the last day of your private Greece tour, take a plane to Athens to catch your international flight home.

Destinations   Travel time
ATHENS PORTO HELI
  3hrs
PORTO HELI SANTORINI
  1hr
SANTORINI ATHENS
  45min
When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Athens (2 Nights)

Your private tour of Greece begins in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities. You will be taken by private transfer to your hotel in downtown Athens with views of the Acropolis. Once a powerful city-state and a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, Athens was home to Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, and is often referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Its heritage of the classical era is still evident and represented by ancient monuments and works of art dotted throughout the city, the most famous being the Parthenon.

After you settle into your luxury hotel, visit the innovative Acropolis Museum with your expert guide. The museum’s glass design is equal in size and shape to the Parthenon, and rotates the Marble sculptures and findings exactly as they were placed at the Parthenon centuries ago. After your immersion into the rich history of the Acropolis, dine at a nearby restaurant with breathtaking views of the Acropolis.

The next day, visit the Acropolis itself, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most important ancient site in the Western world. Later, explore the Plaka neighborhood built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens and finish at the Ancient Agora and Roman Forums, all walking distance from your hotel. Enjoy lunch at a traditional tavern before heading back to your hotel to spend some time at leisure. Later in the evening, dine at a gourmet restaurant in town.

Yachting through the Cyclades Islands (6 Nights)

Embark at the port of Piraeus in Athens for your 6-night private cruise through the Greek Isles aboard your luxury motor yacht. The yacht will be equipped with a dedicated crew giving you the flexibility to alter the itinerary when needed, according to weather or personal preferences. Please see below for a suggested Blue Parallel itinerary centered on privacy and beautiful, secluded locations. Services of personal hosts or guides will also be provided during land excursions when applicable.

Milos (1 Night)

After a delicious lunch on board, stop at the uninhabited island of Polyaigos to swim in its crystal clear waters and enjoy its deserted beaches. Continue on to Milos Island, an idyllic place for those who want to experience Greece in all its beauty and skip the crowds found on the more popular islands. Dock for the evening at the main port and enjoy dinner at a local taverna.

Santorini (1 Night)

Morning departure for Santorini which lies south east of Milos. On the way, stop at Sarakiniko beach located on the north shore of Milos island for a morning swim. Continue on until you arrive at Santorini, the largest island of a small circular archipelago in the southernmost point of the Cyclade Islands. Enjoy boating along the caldera with stops at the famous red and white beaches made of solidified lava for swimming and snorkeling. In the afternoon, disembark at Ammoudi port and private transfer to Oia to take part in an awe-inspiring 2 hour hike along the cliffs of the caldera, passing charming white churches and traditional cave houses with views of the Aegean Sea. End at Imerovigli in time to watch one of the world’s best sunsets.

Anafi (1 Night)

The next morning, disembark and head to the picturesque town of Pyrgos, one of the least visited villages on Santorini where you will enjoy a cooking class and wine tasting. For those more interested in archeology, you will have the option to explore Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement that was destroyed in a volcanic eruption around 1,500 BC. After your morning activities, return to your luxury yacht and head to Anafi Island, a quiet and unspoiled island located east of Santorini. Upon arrival, stop for a swim at the beautiful Klissidi beach and later disembark to explore the small port town and enjoy dinner at a local taverna.

Little Cyclades (1 Night)

Your private Greece tour continues in the Little Cyclades Islands located north of Anafi. Spend the morning swimming and exploring the small and tranquil Irakleia Island. Return for lunch on board before heading to Small Koufonisia, an island known for its crystal clear waters and arid vegetation. Spend time discovering its main port scattered with charming white houses, wooden kaiks (brightly colored Greek fishing boats) and a picturesque windmill.

Mykonos (1 Night)

Morning departure for Mykonos Island, north of the Little Cyclades. Before reaching the main island, enjoy a private archaeological tour of Delos Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient administrative center. Continue on to the uninhabited island of Renia for swimming in remote coves. Enjoy fresh grilled fish for lunch, then visit some of the island’s most famous beaches such as Psarou, Paradise, Agrari, Elia, Kalo Livadi and Kalafati. In the early evening, disembark at Mykonos town – the famed cosmopolitan destination and nightlife hotspot – for some shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, enjoy a gourmet dinner at one of Mykonos’ best restaurants.

Kythnos (1 Night)

Depart west to Kythnos Island (approximate cruising time: 2 hours) known for its traditional villages, beautiful beaches and folding hills. On this agricultural island, life is simple and most of its beaches unspoiled. Upon arrival, head to the stunning Kolona beach which connects the island of Agios Loukas with the rest of Kythnos and forms a golden stretch of sand with crystalline sapphire waters on both sides. Only reachable by boat (or on foot), this unique characteristic creates a romantic and tranquil atmosphere. End the day with a farewell BBQ on the beach, prepared exclusively for your party.

Disembarkation / International Departure

Early morning departure for Athens port. Upon arrival, enjoy a private transfer to Athens international airport to catch your flight home.

Destinations   Travel time
ATHENS MILOS
  5.5hrs
MILOS SANTORINI
  4hrs
SANTORINI ANAFI
  1.45hr
ANAFI LITTLE CICLADES
  3hrs
LITTLE CYCLADES MYKONOS
  2.5hrs
MYKONOS KYTHNOS
  3hrs
KYTHNOS ATHENS
  3.5hrs
When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Recommended Extensions

Luxury Tour Greece

  • Private Helicopter to Delphi from Athens (1 Day): Private helicopter transfers to see Delphi’s ancient ruins.

  • Private Helicopter to Meteora from Athens (1 Day): Go by private helicopter to visit Meteora’s various monasteries.
  • Ionian Islands: Take a private yacht charter to the Ionian islands, known for some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece.

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Price Reference

Recommended stay   8-11 days
Price reference
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Our trips to Greece are highly customized and include a choice of sea-based and land-based adventures. Pricing varies depending on the type of itinerary, period of travel, and accommodations, which ranges from a private charter, luxurious land-based lodgings, or a cruise, or a combination of both. Please get in touch with our team of travel experts on +1-301-263-6670 or [email protected] to find out more about pricing and itineraries for our tailor-made Greece journeys.