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Albania & Greece Highlights

14 Days / 13 Nights

Tirana, Dhermi, Gjirokastra, Ioannina, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

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This two-week itinerary combines the neighboring countries of Greece and Albania, and includes many of the highlights of both. Start your journey in the vibrant Albanian capital, Tirana. Head to the coast, by way of a stop in UNESCO-listed town of a thousand windows, Berat. Some relaxation on the Albanian Riviera at Dhermi is followed by a drive along the coast to the southern tip of Albania to visit the Ancient Greek and Roman site of Butrint, another of Albania's UNESCO gems, then a night in Gjirokaster, the stone city that's big on Ottoman history.

Heading south into Greece, your first stop in the country is Ioannina, on beautiful Lake Pamvotida. The capital of the Epirus region, Ioannina is the perfect base for many outdoor activities, as well as for day-tripping to Meteora, the UNESCO World Heritage Site where monasteries are perched atop rock formations. A short internal flight takes you to Greece's capital Athens, the heart of the Ancient Greek civilization. There you'll be able to walk in the footsteps of Greeks ancient and modern, with a tour of the Acropolis followed by a food and wine tasting tour of popular local spots.

Your short interlude in the Greek metropolis ends when you take a ferry to Mykonos, one of Greece's best-known islands. We'll take you beyond the jet-set-friendly areas to small villages and a farm to meet the real Mykonos. There's one more island to go. A shorter ferry ride will take you to Santorini, for the grand finale of your Albanian and Greek odyssey, and a scenic private tour will take you to the most iconic spots in Oia, known for its blue-domed churches.

This itinerary is completely customizable, and can be modified by adding or removing days, or even destinations. Our travel advisors will work with you to create the perfect trip for you. All our trips include accommodations in a handpicked selection of hotels, airport transfers, and all transportation between destinations. Our packages also include excursions, day trips, and activities from our carefully chosen local partner guides.
Route for Tirana, Dhermi, Gjirokastra, Ioannina, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini tour

2 Nights in Tirana

2 Nights in Tirana

3 days in Tirana
3 days in Tirana

2 Nights in Tirana

Tirana is a unique destination that combines opposites. It feels both ancient and modern, quaint and cosmopolitan, fast-paced, yet laidback. There are wonderful restaurants here, beautiful nature in the surrounding countryside, and a rich cultural life that will keep you entertained all day and night. The Blloku neighborhood is one of the city’s most vibrant, with excellent bars, restaurants and cafes. The Old Town, meanwhile, has an eclectic mix of historic architecture. This is a lovely destination that still feels untouched, so you’ll really be able to make the city yours. Besides exploring the unique urban atmosphere, there are several fantastic day trips to enjoy. Driving to the city of Berat is always fun, as you can stop at a winery along the way to sample some of the tasty local vintages, then check out an impressive castle. The Albanian Riviera is also relatively close by, and here you can relax along the shore and get in touch with the life of local fishermen. The nearby Dajti Mountain is also an impressive destination, with incredible views over the city and beyond. From outdoor adventures to delectable gastronomy and historic architecture, Tirana really has something for everyone.

Tirana is a unique destination that combines opposites. It feels both ancient and modern, quaint and cosmopolitan, fast-paced, yet laidback. There are wonderful restaurants here, beautiful nature in the surrounding countryside, and a rich cultural life that will keep you entertained all day and night. The Blloku neighborhood is one of the city’s most vibrant, with excellent bars, restaurants and cafes. The Old Town, meanwhile, has an eclectic mix of historic architecture. This is a lovely destination that still feels untouched, so you’ll really be able to make the city yours. Besides exploring the unique urban atmosphere, there are several fantastic day trips to enjoy. Driving to the city of Berat is always fun, as you can stop at a winery along the way to sample some of the tasty local vintages, then check out an impressive castle. The Albanian Riviera is also relatively close by, and here you can relax along the shore and get in touch with the life of local fishermen. The nearby Dajti Mountain is also an impressive destination, with incredible views over the city and beyond. From outdoor adventures to delectable gastronomy and historic architecture, Tirana really has something for everyone.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Tirana

Welcome to Albania! You will be met at Tirana's Mother Teresa Airport by our driver and taken directly to your accommodations in the city center. Duration of the drive is about 30 minutes.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Tirana

Tirana Like a Local - Full Day Private Tour

Meet Tirana

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll be seeing the local side of Tirana, starting with a brief walking tour of the city covering all the main sights. You'll stroll through the most interesting parts of the city, then you'll hop in a taxi to the base of nearby Mt. Dajti to take the Dajti Express cable car. Your guide will make some recommendations for lunch, and you'll end the tour in a communist-era nuclear bunker which is now a fascinating museum.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 7-8 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Dhermi by Private Transfer

Today you will be traveling to Albanian Riviera with a private driver. On your way to Dhermi you will make a stop to visit Vlore - one of the most significant cities of southern Albania, traditionally popular for its traditions and folklore. The journey takes about four hours plus some free time for lunch in Vlore.

We also offer the following excursions in Tirana

Agri-Bunker Private Tour
Light5-7 hours
Agri-Bunkers and Cape of Rodon Beach Private Tour
Light8-9 hours
Berat Private Tour
Light8-9 hours
Berat and Apollonia Private Tour
Light9-10 hours

2 Nights in Dhermi

2 Nights in Dhermi

3 days in Dhermi
3 days in Dhermi

2 Nights in Dhermi

Located at one end of the stunning Llogara Pass, Dhermi has been blessed with long, beautiful beaches, clear water, and rugged scenery, including a ridge that runs alongside the sea. Despite its small size, Dhermi has coffee shops, bars, and plenty of water activities, plus two monasteries (and the ruins of a third) perched above the village. This village somehow features another 35 churches, one for every 20 inhabitants! Many homes in the older part of town have been built into the side of a mountain. Amidst small beaches with only a smattering of tourists, this area has plenty of terrain for hiking, and the dramatic Pirate's Cave, accessible from the sea. This village's budding new nightlife scene has begun to draw locals.

Located at one end of the stunning Llogara Pass, Dhermi has been blessed with long, beautiful beaches, clear water, and rugged scenery, including a ridge that runs alongside the sea. Despite its small size, Dhermi has coffee shops, bars, and plenty of water activities, plus two monasteries (and the ruins of a third) perched above the village. This village somehow features another 35 churches, one for every 20 inhabitants! Many homes in the older part of town have been built into the side of a mountain. Amidst small beaches with only a smattering of tourists, this area has plenty of terrain for hiking, and the dramatic Pirate's Cave, accessible from the sea. This village's budding new nightlife scene has begun to draw locals.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Dhermi

Your driver will bring you directly to your accommodation in the seaside town of Dhermi.

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Dhermi

Beach, Beach, Beach

A visit to Dhermi means having some quiet time and unwinding. This small village is all about beaches and the summer season, so when coming here that should be your first thought. Prepare for some lazy days on the beach, but if you want to venture a little further than the closest beach, we suggest visiting the nearby and one of the most beautiful in Albania, Gjipe beach. 

Beach, Beach, Beach

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Gjirokastra by Private Transfer

Today your driver will take you on a scenic ride down the Albanian Riviera and up into the mountains inland. Before you reach Gjirokastra, you'll make a stop at Butrint, a fascinating ancient archeological site and nature reserve. After a bit over two hours of exploration, you'll continue on to Gjirokastra. Including the stop, this drive's duration is about 5.5 hours.

Please note that this is a non guided transfer with a local English-speaking driver.

Gjirokastra By Private Transfer with a Stop in Butrint

1 Night in Gjirokastra

1 Night in Gjirokastra

2 days in Gjirokastra
2 days in Gjirokastra

1 Night in Gjirokastra

Gjirokastra is one of Albania’s most scenic cities, with an authentic atmosphere that has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. Here you can revel amid the area's lovely landscape of mountains and plains while taking in the impressive historic architecture. Strolling through the city feels like entering a distant time, with narrow winding streets that will charm you immediately. But the gastronomy here is anything but old fashioned, as you’ll find classic Albanian recipes jazzed up with a few modern twists in Gjirokastra’s many excellent restaurants and cafes. You’ll definitely want to explore the incredible Old Town with the help of a local guide who can show you all the city’s secrets. The distinctive white buildings here are charming, with their terraces, but feature imposing stone walls due to the city's steep hills. A short drive outside the city will impress you a scenic landscape with rewarding vistas. Two other destinations, Butrint and Ksamil, are perfect for day trips. At these UNESCO World Heritage sites you can explore ancient architecture dating all the way back to the 5th century. Gjirokastra is the perfect place to get away from the faster pace of Albania’s larger cities while exploring the unique past this incredible country has to offer.

Gjirokastra is one of Albania’s most scenic cities, with an authentic atmosphere that has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. Here you can revel amid the area's lovely landscape of mountains and plains while taking in the impressive historic architecture. Strolling through the city feels like entering a distant time, with narrow winding streets that will charm you immediately. But the gastronomy here is anything but old fashioned, as you’ll find classic Albanian recipes jazzed up with a few modern twists in Gjirokastra’s many excellent restaurants and cafes. You’ll definitely want to explore the incredible Old Town with the help of a local guide who can show you all the city’s secrets. The distinctive white buildings here are charming, with their terraces, but feature imposing stone walls due to the city's steep hills. A short drive outside the city will impress you a scenic landscape with rewarding vistas. Two other destinations, Butrint and Ksamil, are perfect for day trips. At these UNESCO World Heritage sites you can explore ancient architecture dating all the way back to the 5th century. Gjirokastra is the perfect place to get away from the faster pace of Albania’s larger cities while exploring the unique past this incredible country has to offer.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Gjirokastra

After the journey, your driver will bring you directly to your accommodation in the historic heart of Gjirokastra.

Gjirokastra Private Walking Tour

Discover Gjirokastra

Included in your vacation package price.

Your tour begins with a visit to the old Girokastra fortress and next to it you can also see the remains of the world’s largest aqueduct, built by Ali Pasha. From the citadel, you can enjoy fabulous views over the Drinos Valley between Albania and Greece. You can also visit the Ethnographic Museum, which is the family home of notorious former ruler and dictator Enver Hoxha, whose home town was Gjirokastra. It’s known as the “city of 1,000 steps,” so be prepared for a little climbing as you make your way around.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Ioannina by Private Transfer

It's time to bid adieu to Albania. We'll arrange for a driver to transfer you to Ioannina, not far over the border. The driving time is around an hour and half, but a queue at the border could add to that, so we suggest an early start.

We also offer the following excursions in Gjirokastra

Saranda, Ksamil and Butrint Private Tour
Light6-7 hours
Woodcrafting Experience Private Tour
Moderate5 hours

2 Nights in Ioannina

2 Nights in Ioannina

3 days in Ioannina
3 days in Ioannina

2 Nights in Ioannina

Small but charming, Ioannina's history is closely linked to Ali Pasha, the ruthless and divisive provincial leader who made Ioannina into a center of Greek culture in the late 18th century, at great cost. Ioannina's castle, a lakeside Byzantine fortress with earlier elements, was made into a palace by Ali Pasha, with generous green spaces and historical monuments, mosques, and museums covering the town's cosmopolitan past. Ioannina's modern museums cover topics from its Christian, Islamic, and Jewish past, to Byzantine history and art, and the town's famed silversmiths. Lake Pamvotis is home to tiny Ioannina Island, which somehow manages to fit seven monasteries, forming Greece's third largest monastic community. Here, you'll also find the Museum of Ali Pasha, in the monastery where he was assassinated at the end of a failed rebellion against the Ottoman Empire.

Small but charming, Ioannina's history is closely linked to Ali Pasha, the ruthless and divisive provincial leader who made Ioannina into a center of Greek culture in the late 18th century, at great cost. Ioannina's castle, a lakeside Byzantine fortress with earlier elements, was made into a palace by Ali Pasha, with generous green spaces and historical monuments, mosques, and museums covering the town's cosmopolitan past. Ioannina's modern museums cover topics from its Christian, Islamic, and Jewish past, to Byzantine history and art, and the town's famed silversmiths. Lake Pamvotis is home to tiny Ioannina Island, which somehow manages to fit seven monasteries, forming Greece's third largest monastic community. Here, you'll also find the Museum of Ali Pasha, in the monastery where he was assassinated at the end of a failed rebellion against the Ottoman Empire.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Ioannina

Upon arrival to Ioannina, your driver will take you to your centrally located accommodations.

Lake Ioannina Private Bike Tour

Bike the Shore

Included in your vacation package price.

This is perhaps one of the most famous and most beautiful bike routes in Greece, letting you experience Ioannina and the surrounding area. You can choose between riding your e-bike to the martyred village of Liggiades, or enjoy birdwatching along the lake. If you choose the former option, you'll be able to enjoy coffee, tea, and homemade cakes as you learn the village's tragic history. On your way back, you'll ride along the lake to the Durachani Monastery, for a short visit, before returning home. Otherwise, you'll visit the monastery early on, then pedal through villages, and meet up with two local birding guides, who will help you find and recognize famous and rare birds living along the lake, from grebes to kestrels. Either way, you'll visit photogenic vistas, and learn what makes the surrounding area so popular among Greeks.


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 5 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Ioannina

Meteora Religious Private Tour

Visit Meteora

Included in your vacation package price.

Perched on the top of the Rocks of God the monasteries of Meteora are the safeguards of Byzantine majesty and glory! Join this guided tour and learn the history of this monastic community that dates back to the 11th century. Enjoy the uniqueness and the beauty of the natural environment, listen to the sound of the tradition that comes through centuries, and admire the numerous relics that are kept in the museums of the monasteries. Icons, Frescoes, Wood carvings, Manuscripts along with the breathtaking view of the mosaic of what is definitely “a lifetime experience”. For this full-day trip we will arrange a private driver and guide to make your Meteora visit both easy and educational.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Athens by Airplane

On your day of departure, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to the airport for your flight. We'll include the economy class flight, with luggage, in your trip package.

We also offer the following excursions in Ioannina

All Day VIP Private Tour
Light6 hours
Jeep Tour Zagori Private Tour
Light7 hours
Metsovo Hiking Experience Private Tour
Moderate5 hours
Walking Byzantine and Ottoman Private Tour
Light5 hours

2 Nights in Athens

2 Nights in Athens

3 days in Athens
3 days in Athens

2 Nights in Athens

Although it's hard to not keep craning your head to take in the spectacle of the Acropolis at the center of town (especially when it's lit up at night), there's more to Athens than its dense concentration of ancient ruins. Athens is a center for contemporary art, with modern galleries sitting beside museums stuffed with art dating back millennia. This combination of the old and new is especially clear at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a spectacular open-air theater that has hosted concerts and plays for nearly 2,000 years. The city's culture is also reflected in its diverse food and drink, which combines traditional Greek favorites with influences from across the Mediterranean, and the world, as fitting Athens' deep history as a humming harbor hub. While Athens' variety is enough to keep you busy, from the hidden back alleys of the center, to the city's showy coast, the city works well as a base for day trips, whether down the coast, or to the Peloponnese. Head to oracular Delphi, or hunt for where Lord Byron's carved his name into the monumental Temple of Poseidon at the tip of Cape Sounion.

Although it's hard to not keep craning your head to take in the spectacle of the Acropolis at the center of town (especially when it's lit up at night), there's more to Athens than its dense concentration of ancient ruins. Athens is a center for contemporary art, with modern galleries sitting beside museums stuffed with art dating back millennia. This combination of the old and new is especially clear at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a spectacular open-air theater that has hosted concerts and plays for nearly 2,000 years. The city's culture is also reflected in its diverse food and drink, which combines traditional Greek favorites with influences from across the Mediterranean, and the world, as fitting Athens' deep history as a humming harbor hub. While Athens' variety is enough to keep you busy, from the hidden back alleys of the center, to the city's showy coast, the city works well as a base for day trips, whether down the coast, or to the Peloponnese. Head to oracular Delphi, or hunt for where Lord Byron's carved his name into the monumental Temple of Poseidon at the tip of Cape Sounion.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Athens

Upon your arrival in Athens, a driver will meet you and drive you to your centrally located accommodations. The drive takes about 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Athens

Athens Highlights Mythology Small Group Tour

Explore Athens' Highlights

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover the myths behind the greatest landmarks in Athens. Learn about Greek gods and heroes, and discover what really hides behind ancient myths. At the same time visit the best landmarks and sites in Athens, such as the Acropolis (Parthenon, theater of Dionysus, temple of Athena Nike, temple of Erechtheion, and the sanctuary of Asclepius), Olympian Zeus’ temple, the Ancient Agora, and the temple of Hephaestus.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Athens by Night Food and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

Athens by Night Food and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

As the sun sets, embark on a truly decadent foray into Greek gastronomy and viticulture. This immersive food tour includes two authentic eateries, followed by a wine tasting, in which an expert sommelier takes you through five different varieties, plus ouzo.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Mykonos by Ferry

The Cycladean island of Mykonos awaits you today! A driver will pick you up from from your accommodation and take you to the port of Piraeus, where you'll catch your ferry to Mykonos. Although there are several departures each day, they're all very early so you'll need to be up with the lark for this leg of the journey. The ferry journey itself takes at least two and a half hours up to five and a half, depending on which departure is available.

We also offer the following excursions in Athens

Acropolis Museum Discovery Group Tour
Easy2 Hours
Acropolis for Families Private Tour
Moderate2 hours
Ancient Corinth and Nemea Private Day Trip
Moderate8 hours
Athens Markets and Chronicles Small Group Tour
Light4 hours 30 minutes

2 Nights in Mykonos

2 Nights in Mykonos

3 days in Mykonos
3 days in Mykonos

2 Nights in Mykonos

Although Mykonos is mainly known for its glamorous nightlife and summer beach party scene, which has made it the center of attention among the world’s most affluent travelers and celebrities, who come to the island to enjoy its nights, the island has managed to preserve its historical charm. Mykonos’s unique architecture has long been a source of inspiration for architects, photographers and designers across the globe. The island’s architectural diversity and history are reflected in the hundreds of whitewashed churches and monasteries which are scattered across its barren landscape, the imposing windmills that once played a crucial role in the island’s economy, and its colorful pirate houses, which point to its turbulent past. Apart from the famed beaches that make headlines for their extravagant champagne parties and prices, there are plenty of natural, quieter beaches to savor and explore. Those looking to escape crowds can also find their paradise on Mykonos. Foodies find much to adore in the island's flavors, aromas, and sights. The island caters to the most discerning palates -- from dining in family-owned beach tavernas with your toes touching the sand, to renowned international establishments serving award-winning cuisine, or indulging on freshly grilled seafood prepared by a private chef on a secluded beach.

Although Mykonos is mainly known for its glamorous nightlife and summer beach party scene, which has made it the center of attention among the world’s most affluent travelers and celebrities, who come to the island to enjoy its nights, the island has managed to preserve its historical charm. Mykonos’s unique architecture has long been a source of inspiration for architects, photographers and designers across the globe. The island’s architectural diversity and history are reflected in the hundreds of whitewashed churches and monasteries which are scattered across its barren landscape, the imposing windmills that once played a crucial role in the island’s economy, and its colorful pirate houses, which point to its turbulent past. Apart from the famed beaches that make headlines for their extravagant champagne parties and prices, there are plenty of natural, quieter beaches to savor and explore. Those looking to escape crowds can also find their paradise on Mykonos. Foodies find much to adore in the island's flavors, aromas, and sights. The island caters to the most discerning palates -- from dining in family-owned beach tavernas with your toes touching the sand, to renowned international establishments serving award-winning cuisine, or indulging on freshly grilled seafood prepared by a private chef on a secluded beach.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Mykonos

Upon arrival at Mykonos' main port, you'll be taken to your accommodations.

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Mykonos

Mykonos Island Private Tour

Explore The Island of the Winds

Included in your vacation package price.

Experience some of the highlights of Mykonos, one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the world. Along with exploring some of the most famous beaches on the island, you will also get a chance to visit a traditional village and a local farm and get some insight into how organic and animal farming operate here. Learn more about the island's history while sipping raki and tasting snacks from the farm.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Santorini by Ferry

Scenic Santorini awaits you today! A driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to Mykonos' port where you'll catch your ferry to Santorini. The duration of the journey is around 2 hours / 3 hours 30 minutes based on your preferred departure time.

We also offer the following excursions in Mykonos

Ancient Delos Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Armenistis Lighthouse Sunset Group Visit
Light2 hours
Authentic Mykonos in a Nutshell Bike Group Tour
Strenuous4 hours
Delos and Rhenia Half-Day Small Group Sailing Cruise
Easy5 hours

2 Nights in Santorini

2 Nights in Santorini

3 days in Santorini
3 days in Santorini

2 Nights in Santorini

“Intelligent adults come here and turn into infants,” Craig Walzer, owner of the Atlantis Bookstore. Santorini is every traveler's dream. The whitewashed houses and blue domed churches perched atop of soaring cliffs, the narrow cobblestone streets and unsurpassed views of crystal-clear blue waters -- these all greet you as you step foot on this fairytale land. Intertwining myth and reality, Santorini is every bit as beautiful as the countless postcards, magazine covers, and Instagram photos claim. The village of Oia is world-famous for its sunset, where thousands of spectators line up every evening to witness the magic as the sun bids farewell to the sky and the canvas lights up in fierce hues. Fortunately, the sunset can be enjoyed from much of the rest of this crescent-shaped island. Santorini is also home to Akrotiri, the Greek take on Pompeii. Inhabited since Neolithic times, this city was built up by the Minoans, a seafaring civilization that predated the ancient Greeks, only to be destroyed in the catastrophic eruption that shaped Santorini, which forms part of a massive volcanic caldera. Covered in ashes for millennia, Akrotiri is still being uncovered. We suggest visiting the neighboring center of the caldera, where you can enjoy hot springs, visit the volcanic crater, and enjoy stunning views of Santorini itself. Santorini’s unique ecology, climate and volcanic ash soil paved the way for a flourishing wine industry. Its indigenous varietals will make your stay even more enjoyable.

“Intelligent adults come here and turn into infants,” Craig Walzer, owner of the Atlantis Bookstore. Santorini is every traveler's dream. The whitewashed houses and blue domed churches perched atop of soaring cliffs, the narrow cobblestone streets and unsurpassed views of crystal-clear blue waters -- these all greet you as you step foot on this fairytale land. Intertwining myth and reality, Santorini is every bit as beautiful as the countless postcards, magazine covers, and Instagram photos claim. The village of Oia is world-famous for its sunset, where thousands of spectators line up every evening to witness the magic as the sun bids farewell to the sky and the canvas lights up in fierce hues. Fortunately, the sunset can be enjoyed from much of the rest of this crescent-shaped island. Santorini is also home to Akrotiri, the Greek take on Pompeii. Inhabited since Neolithic times, this city was built up by the Minoans, a seafaring civilization that predated the ancient Greeks, only to be destroyed in the catastrophic eruption that shaped Santorini, which forms part of a massive volcanic caldera. Covered in ashes for millennia, Akrotiri is still being uncovered. We suggest visiting the neighboring center of the caldera, where you can enjoy hot springs, visit the volcanic crater, and enjoy stunning views of Santorini itself. Santorini’s unique ecology, climate and volcanic ash soil paved the way for a flourishing wine industry. Its indigenous varietals will make your stay even more enjoyable.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Santorini

Upon arrival to Santorini's port, you'll be taken to your hotel in either Fira or Oia.

Oia’s Hidden Treasures Private Tour

Get to know the Most Picturesque Village

Included in your vacation package price.

For many Oia IS Santorini. Today you'll take a scenic private tour of Oia’s secret spots, and the beauty of the surrounding villages. Discover blue domed whitewashed churches, walk through a picturesque village sculpted into the banks of a ravine, and tour a wine estate while enjoying a wine tasting session of high-quality volcanic wines.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Santorini

The Wine Island

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Santorini is the most popular of the Greek islands and boasts a unique landscape. The famous caldera, amazing red and black volcanic beaches, and the volcano’s crater in Nea Kameni all remind one of its origins. Santorini, because of its unique climate and the mineral content of its volcanic soil, probably has the best wine in Greece. Assyrtiko is the most popular grape variety, rich in minerals and very tasty, and used in most of the white wines produced on the island. We offer a variety of island tours, the best one for you depends on your interests, and how much time you have to devote.

Santorini in a Nutshell Private Tour

Santorini in a Nutshell Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Santorini is a place like no other, full of hidden gems and wonders that are hard to find without a local by your side. Explore off the beaten path, as you visit traditional villages, discover whitewashed back alleys, visit Greece’s Pompeii, the Akrotiri archaeological site, and end on a delicious note by tasting local wines and seasonal tapas.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Best of Santorini Private Tour

Best of Santorini Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This private tour of Santorini shows you around the best of the island in a day. Visit Santorini's must-see sites and landmarks while nibbling on local delicacies and sipping on Greek wine along the way. Discover the most photogenic parts of the island and create memories to last a lifetime.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Santorini Wanderlust Private Tour

Santorini Wanderlust Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Experience the absolute splendor of Santorini while strolling through some of the island's most scenic and quiet villages. Walk alongside beautiful mansions, explore quaint rural houses and discover the charm of Santorini’s abandoned neighbourhoods. With this tour, you will also get to visit a traditional winery to taste the local volcanic wines!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Santorini Private Tour for Families

Santorini Private Tour for Families

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Santorini is a special place like no other ,and this tour captures the best of the island, along with tons of hidden gems you might not get to see without a local by your side. Explore off the beaten path as you visit traditional villages, discover whitewashed back alleys, see an amazing beach with a spectacular lunar-like landscape, and end on a delicious note with a picnic on the beach!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 6 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

Today a driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you straight to Santorini's airport.

We also offer the following excursions in Santorini

Caldera Private Hike
Strenuous4 hours 30 minutes
Catamaran Premium Small Group Cruise
Easy5 hours
Private Fira Culture Tour
Light4 hours
Santorini Sunset Small Group Food Adventure
Light4 hours
What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Tirana

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Tirana Airport Transfer
Tirana Like a Local - Full Day Private Tour
Tirana – Dhermi Private Transfer with a Stop in Vlore

Dhermi

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Dhermi - Gjirokastra Private Transfer with Stop in Butrint

Gjirokastra

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Gjirokastra Private Walking Tour
Gjirokastra – Ioannina Private Transfer

Ioannina

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Lake Ioannina Private Bike Tour
Meteora Religious Private Tour
Ioannina Airport Transfer
Ioannina - Athens Flight (Non-Refundable)

Athens

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Athens Airport Transfer
Athens Highlights Mythology Small Group Tour
Athens by Night Food and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour
Pireus Port Transfer
Athens (Piraeus) - Mykonos Ferry

Mykonos

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Mykonos Port Transfer
Mykonos Island Private Tour
Mykonos Port Transfer
Mykonos - Santorini Ferry

Santorini

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Santorini Fira Port Transfer
Oia’s Hidden Treasures Private Tour
Santorini Fira Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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