Gourmet Greece

Athens, Crete & Santorini
8 nights private tour from GBP £5,400 per person

Delve into the wonderful world of Greek cuisine with a gourmet journey through Athens and the islands, sampling some of the very best flavours and delicacies Greece has to offer. From authentic bakeries in Athens to local distilleries on Santorini, this mouth-watering itinerary is the perfect introduction to the tastes of Greece.

Gourmet Greece
At a glance
  • Discover the flavours of Greece as you taste your way around its cities and islands
  • Sample delicious snacks and authentic Athenian dishes on a tasting tour of the city

  • Immerse yourself in the traditional Cretan lifestyle with a hands-on cooking class

  • Get off-the-beaten-track in Santorini and enjoy local island delicacies

Journey highlights
  • Discover the flavours of Greece as you taste your way around its cities and islands
  • Sample delicious snacks and authentic Athenian dishes on a tasting tour of the city

  • Immerse yourself in the traditional Cretan lifestyle with a hands-on cooking class

  • Get off-the-beaten-track in Santorini and enjoy local island delicacies

  • Culinary itinerary:A gastronomic delight, our Culinary Journeys take you on a cultural voyage, sampling everything from traditional bites to fine dining delicacies
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year, however the island properties are closed from around October to April. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the islands come to life and weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to September are particularly pleasurable months with July and August being particularly popular on the islands.

Itinerary

Fly to Athens
Day 1-3

Athens, Greece

Begin your journey in Athens, Greece’s ancient capital city with a history dating back thousands of years and a culinary scene to match. Spend two nights in the heart of the city, where you’ll have the chance to learn about Greek culture in the birthplace of western civilisation. Iconic landmarks such as the Acropolis tower over the city and Ancient Greek ruins are dotted between Athens’ contemporary architecture, in this city where antiquity and modernity meet.

Explore the city with your private guide, visiting local bakeries, enticing markets and traditional food shops as you discover some of Athens’ favourite dishes. Sample Greek classics such as olive oil, cheese and honey before tasting a selection of sweet treats loved by locals in some of the city’s oldest bakeries.

Accommodation: Hotel Grande Bretagne ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Chania, Crete

Continue south to Crete, the largest of Greece’s islands. This beautiful island boasts a unique and diverse landscape, where dramatic mountain ranges meet quaint countryside villages and the coastline boasts idyllic beaches. Stay for three nights just outside Chania, a picturesque town where winding cobbled lanes lead to pretty Venetian architecture and lovely waterfront restaurants.

With your private guide, visit one of Crete’s vibrant markets, where you’ll have the chance to sample the local cheese and olives, before immersing yourself in a hands-on cooking class. You’ll visit a 17th-century farmhouse and, with guidance from a local cook, you’ll learn how to prepare a selection of traditional Cretan dishes before enjoying your delicious creations for lunch.
Accommodation: Domes Noruz ( 3 nights )
Day 6-9

Oia, Santorini

Your final stop will be Santorini, perhaps one of Greece’s most picturesque islands, famed for its charming whitewashed villages and spectacular sunsets. Spend three nights in Oia and explore this beautiful clifftop town, home to cobbled streets and incredible views across Santorini’s caldera.

After soaking up the atmosphere in Oia, get off the beaten track and discover Santorini’s more traditional side. With your private guide you’ll visit a local winery to sample Santorini's unique wines, then you’ll have the chance to taste the island’s natural products at a local farm. Far from the bustling towns of Oia and Fira, you’ll enjoy a private cooking lesson and learn about Santorini’s fascinating past as you discover the unique flavours of this beautiful island.

Accommodation: Canaves Oia Suites ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Santorini
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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June 2024 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
July 2024 GBP £6,500 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £6,500 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
  • June 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
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When to visit

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  • M
  • J
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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year, however the island properties are closed from around October to April. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the islands come to life and weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to September are particularly pleasurable months with July and August being particularly popular on the islands.

Gourmet Greece
Gourmet Greece

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

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