Athens & Aegean Symposium

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Athens & Aegean Symposium

  • duration
    TOTAL TRIP:
    10 Days / 9 Nights
  • WHEN TO GO:
    MAY - OCTOBER
  • PLACES VISITED:
    Santorini, Sifnos, Athens
  • FLEXIBLE PACKAGES
Description

Are you a food and wine lover? Then this amazing 10 day Athens and Greek islands itinerary is for you! Start in Santorini, where you’ll enjoy exquisite wines, gourmet dining with caldera views, and explore the island’s rich history and stunning sunsets. Continue to Sifnos, known for its exceptional cuisine and charming villages. Savor traditional dishes, visit local farms, and wander through picturesque streets. Conclude your journey in Athens, immersing yourself in ancient history at the Acropolis and savoring authentic Greek flavors in the vibrant Plaka district. Explore the tastes and aromas of the Greek culinary tradition, and taste outstanding wines from the oldest vineyards in Europe. An experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

 

Departure & Return Location

Athens Airport (Google Map)

Package Includes

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Santorini Island
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Sifnos Island
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Athens
  • 5-Hour Semi-Private Catamaran Sunset Caldera Cruise, Including BBQ Meal and Local Wine
  • Small Group Half Day Santorini Wine Tour
  • Sifnos farm to table Cooking Experience
  • Guided Walking Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour
  • Athenian Food Tour
  • Air Tickets Athens to Santorini
  • Ferry Tickets Santorini - Sifnos - Athens
  • All Transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast
  • 24-hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes

Package Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Unique to You

We craft each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can change or transform into something completely bespoke to you.

Itinerary

DAY 1ATHENS / SANTORINI

Arrival in Athens. Connecting flight to Santorini island. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel to start your honeymoon.

DAY 2SANTORINI SEMI PRIVATE SUNSET CATAMARAN CRUISE

Morning free to explore the island. In the afternoon join the 5 hour semi-private catamaran sunset cruise along the caldera. Whilst taking in the striking landscape of the Santorinian sunset you can also enjoy swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling in private bays like the famous volcanic hot springs. Satisfy your appetite with famous Greek dishes, enjoy a rich barbecue on board, with fresh seafood and taste not only our culinary skills but also the history of Santorini which will amaze you and the cultural diversity which will intrigue you.

DAY 3SANTORINI SMALL GROUP WINE TOUR

This is the best choice if you want to explore the magic world of the Santorini volcanic wines. Enjoy a stimulating tasting experience under the guidance of our experienced wine experts, visit three selected wineries, learn all about the local grape varieties and the viticulture of Santorini. Taste and admire the real spirit of Santorini with our signature Santorini Wine Roads Tour. This tour is ideal for all visitors as it gives the opportunity to learn in an entertaining way all there is to know about the wine culture of the island! The only thing you need to do is share with us the feelings that the tastes of Santorini wines create to your palate and your heart.

DAY 4SANTORINI / SIFNOS

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for the ferry to Sifnos island. Upon arrival in Sifnos, you will be transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.

DAY 5SIFNOS COOKING EXPERIENCE

Our driver will meet you at the hotel in the morning. Drive to the farm and arrive at 9:00 am, and together we will prepare and savor our breakfast. A genuine Sifnos breakfast comprised of Sifnos thyme honey, homemade marmalade jam, homemade cheese and eggs from our own free range chickens.

A truly rich and special meal! We will then discuss our day’s menu, and prepare ourselves for our daily activities. After breakfast, we will walk through the farmstead where we will enjoy the garden and gather any necessary produce for our meal of the day. With freshly picked produce chosen by you and with your aid preparing them, we will create beautiful healthy dishes that taste fantastic! Upon returning to the farmhouse we will begin to prepare lunch: two salad dishes, two appetizers and two main courses.
A selection between our local dry white or sweet sun-dried red wine, will accompany your meal.

For dessert we have a selection of fruits, depending on the season, such as watermelon, melon, pear, apricots and damsons, all of them unique as they are grown from our own organic seeds.

The duration of the cooking lessons, including the time for your meal, is between 3-4 hours.

DAY 6SIFNOS AT LEISURE

Enjoy a leisurely day on Sifnos, a stunning island etched in memory with its rugged mountains, olive terraces, and safe beaches under vibrant blue skies. Indulge in the island’s renowned cuisine at various restaurants, savoring Greek salads, homegrown olives, local Feta cheese, and fresh seafood for an unforgettable culinary experience.

DAY 7SIFNOS / ATHENS

At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens you will be transferred to your selected hotel.

DAY 8ACROPOLIS & ACROPOLIS MUSEUM WALKING TOUR

This guided tour of the Acropolis in Athens offers an immersive experience that goes beyond typical tours. Led by an expert local guide, it delves into lesser-known historical facts and myths surrounding iconic monuments like the Parthenon, Propylaia, Erechtheion, Agrippa monument, and Nike Temple. Visitors can ask as many questions as they want and learn at their own pace, while the guides engage in powerful storytelling to reveal secrets and insights into the ancient temples’ history. The relaxed pace and thoughtful narratives allow for a more personalized exploration, complemented by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. With a focus on local expertise, this tour promises a unique and in-depth look into the marvels of the Acropolis.

DAY 9ATHENIAN FOOD TOUR

Immerse yourself in the world of Greek food through this top-rated Athens Food Tour, acclaimed by CNN, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, and Le Monde. Tantalize your senses with the aromas of specialty food shops and lively open-air markets while savoring unique local delicacies like small-batch olive oils, rich baklava, savory souvlaki, and the creamy indulgence of bougatsa – a phyllo pastry filled with cream. Discover the true essence of the Mediterranean diet, its components, and the secrets behind its health benefits. A flavorful journey awaits, tantalizing all your senses.

DAY 10ATHENS / AIRPORT

According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport, marking the conclusion of our services.

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