Gourmet Greece

Athens, Crete & Santorini

From $4400 per person in low season
From $5400 per person in high season

based on 8 nights & selected experiences

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Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on two people sharing.

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  • Discover the flavors 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

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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.

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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 4933 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Delve into the wonderful world of Greek cuisine with a gourmet journey through Athens and the islands, sampling some of the very best flavors 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 flavors of Greece.

  1. Fly to Athens

  2. Days 1-3: Athens

    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 civilization. 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’ favorite 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)

  3. Days 3-6: 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)

  4. Days 6-9: 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 flavors of this beautiful island.

    Accommodation: Kirini Suites and Spa (3 nights)

  5. Fly home from Santorini

Experiences

  • A different taste of Athens

    Join your private guide in a truly tempting tour of Athens, visiting local food shops, traditional bakeries and lively markets to taste a variety of Greek delicacies. From olive oil and honey to souvlaki, this is a real treat for the senses.

  • Santorini wine and cooking class

    Discover the art of Greek cuisine as you learn how to make traditional dishes from Santorini with a local cooking lesson. Following a wine tasting session, head to the kitchen for a private class before enjoying your delicious creations for lunch.

  • Tastes of Crete cooking class

    Delve into the world of Cretan cuisine with a traditional cooking class in a 17th century farmhouse. After visiting a local market, learn how to create a selection of authentic dishes before enjoying your creations for lunch.

Location

Athens, Crete & Santorini

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