Journey by Land & Sea: The Peloponnese, Greek Isles & Turquoise Coast

Greece, Turkey, Worldwide
15 nights private tour from $29,100

Indulge in a thorough exploration of Greece and Turkey, by land and sea. With a plethora of immersive experiences, high-end luxury resorts in Kea, The Peloponnese and Athens, with a finale on board the exquisite Ritz-Carlton Yacht Ilma for a 7-night cruise. You will be treated to a luxury voyage from Athens to the geothermal waters of Milos, hiking Santorini’s Caldera Trail and relaxing on the chic beaches of Mykonos, before exploring the ruins and beauty of Ephesus and Istanbul in Turkey.

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Journey by Land Sea The Peloponnese Greek Isles Turquoise Coast
At a glance
  • Lose yourself in luxury resorts in Kea, The Peloponnese, and Athens – eight days on land before your sensational cruise 

  • Sink into tranquillity on this seven-night cruise aboard the uber-luxurious Ritz-Carlton Ilma 

  • Boasting 228 stylish light-filled suites, all with private terraces, five restaurants, six bars and a wine vault to enjoy 

  • Combing a mix of VIP guided tours, private yacht excursions, helicopter transfers, and cruise experience  

Journey highlights
  • Lose yourself in luxury resorts in Kea, The Peloponnese, and Athens – eight days on land before your sensational cruise 

  • Sink into tranquillity on this seven-night cruise aboard the uber-luxurious Ritz-Carlton Ilma 

  • Boasting 228 stylish light-filled suites, all with private terraces, five restaurants, six bars and a wine vault to enjoy 

  • Combing a mix of VIP guided tours, private yacht excursions, helicopter transfers, and cruise experience  

  • Active itinerary:Our Active Journeys let you get under the skin of a destination by hiking, biking or kayaking your way through it, while unwinding in some of the finest hotels around
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Expert 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

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Greece is a summer destination, and typically the best time to visit is between late April to late October. On average, the warmest months of the year are July and August, when the beaches and towns are more crowded with other visitors. June and September are good months to visit, when the villages are quieter but temperatures are still very pleasant. Rain is unlikely during the high summer but occasional storms occur in the late summer.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

On Land: A hidden greek retreat

Arrive in Athens and start this trip as you mean to go on. Your private luxury transfer awaits to whisk you away from the airport to Lavrio port where you will board a private yacht for a scenic journey to the exclusive One&Only Kea Island. Take time to settle into your lavish villa overlooking the azure Aegean Sea and spend the remainder of your day at leisure. Why not indulge in a rejuvenating private yoga session or enjoy a gourmet cooking experience at the resort's acclaimed restaurant, with its exceptional chef team, ready to showcase the finest local produce from this corner of the Mediterranean. 
Sink into relaxation as you explore the resort and island over the next few days. The resort offers a range of leisure activities including water sports, beach activities, sailing and boat trips to nearby islands where you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. You will also have time to explore the ancient wonders of the island, including the ruins of Karthea and the Temple of Poseidon, as well as visiting Kéa Island’s beautiful villages. 
Accommodation: One&Only Kéa Island ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

On Land: Kick back at Amanzoe

After a delicious breakfast you will board a helicopter to the breathtaking Amanzoe resort, perched on the hillside overlooking the bay, offering 360-degree panoramic views out to sea and across the surrounding mountains. Known for as a haven of peace and tranquillity, with panoramic sea views and a stunning private beach club. Spend your days exploring the region with curated tours tailored to your interests, including visits to ancient archaeological sites, picturesque villages, and secluded beaches accessible only by private yacht. Return to the sanctuary of Amanzoe each evening to unwind with a private sunset cocktail and delicious meal overlooking the sparkling sea. 

Accommodation: Amanzoe ( 3 nights )
Day 7-9

On Land: Uncovering ancient Athens

After your blissful stay at the Amanzoe you will return to Athens by helicopter and transferred to The Dolli Athens, a luxurious boutique hotel situated in the heart of the historic city. Here you will have two nights to soak up the very best of Athens, as you enjoy private guided tours, including access to iconic landmarks such as the Acropolis and Parthenon, accompanied by expert knowledgeable guides providing insight into the city's rich history and cultural heritage. In the evening, immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Athens with exclusive access to the city's trendiest bars, restaurants, and rooftop lounges.  

Accommodation: The Dolli at Acropolis ( 2 nights )
Day 9-16

At Sea: Island Hopping aboard The Ilma

The following day you will be transferred from your hotel to The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Ilma, to begin your breathtaking voyage from Greece to Turkey. Settle into your exquisite suite before you embrace the yacht's finer offerings, from delicious cuisine, sensational facilities and exemplary service. Take your time to become acquainted with the ship's layout and enjoy a mouthwatering evening meal before you set sail through the night to your first stop on the itinerary, the beautiful island of Milos.

 

Day 10: Milos, Greece  (Yacht anchored in destination for day) 
After a restful nights sleep you will awake to beautiful views over the island of Milos. One of the most culturally rich islands in the Cyclades, a volcanic island of pristine beaches, thermal springs and unusual rock formations.  
During your time on this cruise, you will enjoy carefully curated shore excursions, allowing you to explore each destination exactly as you wish. Whether visiting iconic sights, immersing yourself in local culture, or discovering the untamed natural beauty. In small groups you will join other like-minded guests, where you will be taken on expertly guided excursions, designed by the Ritz-Carlton destination experts.
 
Day 11 - Santorini, Greece 
As you arrive at Santorini the following day, be sure to be on deck to soak up the extraordinary sight of Santorini Bay. With its iconic, blue-domed churches, the whitewashed villages, bustling with shops and tavernas.  Join an excursion to the stunning village of Fira, with its amazing views, you can hike the Caldera Trail to Oia – for an equally breathtaking perspective of the exquisite bay that awaits you at every turn. Or sample other island delights – the wineries, the black sand beaches or the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri. Then relax in a cliffside taverna with a local assyrtiko wine and watch an amazing sunset. (Explore Santorini. Experiences tbc.)  
 
Day 12: Mykonos, Greece 
Get lost in the beauty of Mykonos. Explore the narrow, twisting lanes filled with exclusive boutiques, art galleries and world-class restaurants. With several excursions available, take a 4x4 to explore the hidden corners of this stunning Cycladic island, or take a short boat trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delos, a sacred islet of ancient ruins and the mythological birthplace of the twins Apollo and Artemis. Board the ship for another night at sea, as you sail to your first stop in Turkey.(Experiences tbc)  
 
Day 13: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 
Arriving at Kusadasi you will be greeted with a waterfront promenade, open-air cafés and some gorgeous beaches, but head inland by 10 miles and you’ll find Ephesus, one of the great cities of antiquity. You will have time to explore its agoras, baths, libraries and mosaic-adorned houses is an experience you’ll never forget. (Explore Kusadasi – experiences tbc) 
 
Day 14: Patmos, Greece 
Today you will land at the beautiful and holy island of Patmos, where St. John is held to have written the Book of Revelation while in exile. The Monastery of St. John is a must-see, a castle-like complex surrounded by the white-washed buildings of the historic Chora. Take in the hilltop vistas, the nearby Cave of the Apocalypse and the many other churches of the area. Take some time to visit Skála, the capital, a pretty port town with a natural harbor, a perfect base to swim, dine and relax.  (Explore Patmos – experiences tbc) 
 
Day 15: Sail to Istanbul 
Spend that day at sea sailing to Istanbul, the perfect chance to rest and relax on board, making the most of the yacht's lux facilities. Enjoy a workout at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or just lose yourself in a good book. 
 
Day 16: Istanbul, Turkey 
Watch the sunrise as you enter the port in Istanbul, you will be struck by the bold beauty of this city. Start your day at one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, the Byzantine Basilica of Hagia Sophia, with its gold mosaics and impressive dome. Next visit the Blue Mosque, the grand project of Sultan Ahmet I, and a tour of the harem at the opulent Topkapi Palace. In the afternoon, you can take a boat trip between Europe and Asia or practice your haggling skills at the bustling and colorful Grand Bazaar. Find some souvenirs before you bid a bon voyage to The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Ilma and depart on your onward journey home. 
Accommodation: Ritz-Carlton Ilma ( 7 nights )
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,200
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  • July 2024
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    $29,200
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    $7,300
  • August 2024
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    $29,200
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    $7,300
  • September 2024
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,200
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    $7,300
  • October 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,100
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    $7,300
  • November 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,100
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    $7,300
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,100
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    $29,100
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,100
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    $7,300
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,100
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    $7,300
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    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,100
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    $7,300
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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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $29,100
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Best time to visit
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Greece is a summer destination, and typically the best time to visit is between late April to late October. On average, the warmest months of the year are July and August, when the beaches and towns are more crowded with other visitors. June and September are good months to visit, when the villages are quieter but temperatures are still very pleasant. Rain is unlikely during the high summer but occasional storms occur in the late summer.

Journey by Land & Sea: The Peloponnese, Greek Isles & Turquoise Coast
Journey by Land & Sea: The Peloponnese, Greek Isles & Turquoise Coast

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