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A Memorable Two-Week Croatia & Greece Vacation

15 Days / 14 Nights

Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Athens, Naxos, Santorini

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Planning a Croatia and Greece vacation is the best way to delve into the magic of two of the most fascinating countries in Southern Europe. This 15-day itinerary across Greece and Croatia features UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful beaches, hidden gems, historic sites, and endless natural beauty. Your journey starts in Split, an exciting city built along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. A scenic ferry ride away, Hvar awaits. One of the best Croatian islands in the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is renowned for its crystal clear waters, rich history, and quaint narrow streets. Your next stop is one of the most beautiful destinations along the Adriatic Coast: Dubrovnik. The wonders of Dubrovnik, such as its famed city walls and gorgeous Old Town, inspired the producers of Game of Thrones to use the coastal town as the setting for the fictional city of Kings Landing.

From Dubrovnik, the Greek mainland, and more specifically Athens, is only a short flight away. The cradle of Western civilization, Athens is a city steeped in Greek history and filled with ancient ruins. Some of the city's main attractions are the Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Yet Athens is also known for its modern vibes. Dining and partying are among the best things to enjoy in Athens, with plenty of options in the city center. After Athens, one of the direct ferries from Piraeus Port takes you to Naxos, one of the most authentic Greek Islands. With its blue waters, sandy beaches, ancient sites, scenic drives, and delicious food, Naxos is the perfect place to add to any Greek vacation package. Your final destination is Santorini, one of the best places to splurge on private tours, cruises, and boat trips across the enchanting waters of the deep blue Aegean Sea. The small town of Oia is famous across the globe for its unique architecture and spectacular sunsets. In Santorini, ancient buildings, traditional wineries, and otherworldly hot springs come together to compose the perfect setting to end your two-week Croatia and Greece adventure.

Our team members in Croatia and Greece will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, a valuable source of information on the best Croatia and Greece have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips, from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contacts (some of whom you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3 to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Athens, Naxos, Santorini tour

2 Nights in Split

2 Nights in Split

3 days in Split
3 days in Split

2 Nights in Split

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD, building a vast palace complex on the waterfront that stands to this day. In fact several of the accommodation options we offer in Split are nestled inside its ancient walls. These days there is an embankment in front of Diocletian's palace but the water used to go right up to the main wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a pedestrian promenade bustling with life. Split's UNESCO listed Old Town is contained within these old walls and is a pedestrian-only maze that it is quite easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who know what romantic hidden cafés you might find in one of the narrow streets and alleyways? To get the best out of your time in Split, however, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide. Split is very well connected for flights, with an international airport a half hour drive away and is a popular stopping point for our guests on their way between Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Vis, or Korcula, all easily reached by a ferry from Split's port. If you base yourself in Split for a few days, you will find it is also perfect located for visits to some of Croatia's most stunning national parks.

The Roman Emperor Diocletian made Split his home in the 4th Century AD, building a vast palace complex on the waterfront that stands to this day. In fact several of the accommodation options we offer in Split are nestled inside its ancient walls. These days there is an embankment in front of Diocletian's palace but the water used to go right up to the main wall. It's on this man-made strip of land that you'll find the Riva, a pedestrian promenade bustling with life. Split's UNESCO listed Old Town is contained within these old walls and is a pedestrian-only maze that it is quite easy, but fun, to get lost in. Who know what romantic hidden cafés you might find in one of the narrow streets and alleyways? To get the best out of your time in Split, however, we recommend taking a tour with a local guide. Split is very well connected for flights, with an international airport a half hour drive away and is a popular stopping point for our guests on their way between Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar, Vis, or Korcula, all easily reached by a ferry from Split's port. If you base yourself in Split for a few days, you will find it is also perfect located for visits to some of Croatia's most stunning national parks.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Split

When you arrive, we'll arrange for a driver to greet you and take you to your centrally located Split accommodation. 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.

The Right Place for Ancient Times

Suggestion to explore on your own

The best way to get to start out in Split is to spend time on the former grounds of Diocletian's Palace. Visit Peristil, the palace's main square, sit on its ancient stairs and just enjoy the remarkable view. Or take a seat at a cafe on the square to order a glass of local wine and take it easy. If you need to stretch your legs, head on a pleasant walk on West Coast and enjoy light sea breeze and amazing view of the main Riva promenade and the Palace. Take your pick among the area's many bars for a delicious cocktail!

The Right Place for Ancient Times

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Split

Split Private Walking Tour

Explore Diocletian's Palace with an Expert Guide

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll explore the inspiring city of Split with a local guide. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and led through the UNESCO-listed 1,700-year-old Diocletian’s palace, which is just the beginning of the tour. You’ll also see the Cathedral of Saint Duje, one of the most beautiful cultural wonders on the Adriatic coast. And you’ll explore the ancient cellars as well as the square in the center of the palace. The stunning Roman temples will awaken the spirit of another time for you, as will the famous Golden Gate and the big statue of Grgur Ninski. This is the best way to get to know the incredible history of this ancient city center.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Chef's Table Private Food Experience

Chef's Table Private Food Experience

Included in your vacation package price.

Taste five different traditional Pikuleca dishes (depending on the season, these tapas include marinated white fish, cuttlefish eggs, wild asparagus with octopus, and more) paired with two glasses of Croatian wine, and water. This is an interactive dinner, with the chef cooking in front of you in an open kitchen, so you can chat as you watch and eat. Even though the restaurant is open for other people, the chef will prioritize your meal.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Hvar by Ferry

It's time to visit the fantastic island of Hvar! The ferry port is within easy walking distance from your accommodation and we'll provide tickets to the ferry based on your preferred departure time. We will arrange for assistance with your luggage. Duration of the ferry ride is 1 hour.

Hvar by Ferry
We also offer the following excursions in Split

Bike, Beer and Poljud Stadium Small Group Tour
Moderate3-4 hours
Blue Cave and Hvar Island Group Speedboat Tour
Light10 hours
Blue Lagoon and Trogir Small Group Tour
Light4 hours and 30 minutes
Cooking Lunch Show with Professional Chef Private Experience
Light3-4 hours

2 Nights in Hvar

2 Nights in Hvar

3 days in Hvar
3 days in Hvar

2 Nights in Hvar

One of the gems of the Adriatic, Hvar is more than a beautiful coastal town. It’s also an ancient epicenter of culture, boasting the oldest communal theater in Europe, and a stunning medieval fortress dating back to the 7th century. There’s a little bit of everything here, from history and architecture to modern culture, outdoor adventures and isolated beaches. Whether you want a vacation that’s action-packed or something more relaxing, Hvar will offer more than enough variety to please you. The longest of the Adriatic islands, Hvar’s fertile landscape makes it perfect for growing grapes, giving you several local vineyards to visit. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which emphasizes freshly caught fish, warm bread, and vegetables grown on the island. We can offer a tasting tour at the finest local vineyards. Those seeking an active vacation will not be disappointed either, as there are several possibilities for sailing, swimming, exploring the sea caves along the coast. You can also take a hike in Hvar's many hills, or go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

One of the gems of the Adriatic, Hvar is more than a beautiful coastal town. It’s also an ancient epicenter of culture, boasting the oldest communal theater in Europe, and a stunning medieval fortress dating back to the 7th century. There’s a little bit of everything here, from history and architecture to modern culture, outdoor adventures and isolated beaches. Whether you want a vacation that’s action-packed or something more relaxing, Hvar will offer more than enough variety to please you. The longest of the Adriatic islands, Hvar’s fertile landscape makes it perfect for growing grapes, giving you several local vineyards to visit. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which emphasizes freshly caught fish, warm bread, and vegetables grown on the island. We can offer a tasting tour at the finest local vineyards. Those seeking an active vacation will not be disappointed either, as there are several possibilities for sailing, swimming, exploring the sea caves along the coast. You can also take a hike in Hvar's many hills, or go offroad with a local guide. This is a relaxing destination with warm locals. It’s an ideal summer vacation spot.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Hvar

When you arrive in the port of Hvar town, you will be met at the closest pick up point and brought to your accommodation.

Hvar Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

The Tastes of Hvar

Included in your vacation package price.

On this private tour you’ll stop at two wineries, where you’ll taste the best eight local wines, including two dessert wines, as local experts describe their characteristics and how they have been made for centuries. Naturally, this informative, fun, and refreshing tour includes snacks, local cheese and olives to enrich their taste. After the tour, before you're driven back to your accommodations, you'll have the chance to buy your favorite discoveries!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Hvar

Sunset Sailing in Pakleni Islands Half-Day Group Experience

The Heavenly "Hellish" Pakleni Islands

Included in your vacation package price.

There's no better way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Adriatic than on this half-day sailing tour. You'll have the chance to swim, then savor a glass of delicious wine on the boat. To add more magic to the experience, you can sail into the sunset while the sound of the waves provides beautiful music.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3-4 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Dubrovnik by Ferry

It is time to visit Dubrovnik, the city on the sea that you've heard so much about. Your representative will provide tickets to the morning ferry, meaning you'll arrive in Dubrovnik in time to enjoy most of the afternoon in the city. Duration of the drive is about 3,5 hours.

This ferry service is the fastest and most convenient way to get to Dubrovnik but if you would prefer taking the opportunity to see some sights along the way, for additional fee there's an option of going first to Split by ferry and taking a private transfer from there. If you choose, you can stop along the way, perhaps to explore Ston, the oyster capital of Croatia, or the city of Mostar in Bosnia. Please note that this is a full day transfer.

Dubrovnik by Ferry
We also offer the following excursions in Hvar

Brac Island Private Tour
Light7 hours
Half Day Kayaking Small Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Hvar Hiking Private Tour
Strenuous3-5 hours
Hvar Island XL Private Tour
Light6 - 7 hours

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

4 days in Dubrovnik
4 days in Dubrovnik

3 Nights in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient traditions. Marble-smooth polished limestone streets, a labyrinth of alleyways, and breathtaking architecture compose the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. You’ll experience a true variety of sightseeing, leisure, and outdoor adventures here. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall which extends more than a mile. Game of Thrones fans will be in luck, as we offer a special tour to local set locations. King’s Landing never looked so good! There’s a rich selection of live performances for music lovers here, as concerts are performed daily, and in July and August the Dubrovnik Summer Festival of music, theatre and dance brings incredible performers from around the world. The nightlife is also exciting, with restaurants, cafes and bars that will keep you socializing until dawn. You’ll be staying in beautiful accommodation within short walking distance to all the major sites, so you’ll be able to sample a little of everything. But there are also several exciting day trips and cruises to enjoy. From kayaking through hidden coves to an authentic Croatian cooking class, vineyard tours, and trips as far afield as Montenegro, you’ll have more than enough to fill your itinerary.

Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and ancient traditions. Marble-smooth polished limestone streets, a labyrinth of alleyways, and breathtaking architecture compose the unique atmosphere of the Old Town. You’ll experience a true variety of sightseeing, leisure, and outdoor adventures here. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall which extends more than a mile. Game of Thrones fans will be in luck, as we offer a special tour to local set locations. King’s Landing never looked so good! There’s a rich selection of live performances for music lovers here, as concerts are performed daily, and in July and August the Dubrovnik Summer Festival of music, theatre and dance brings incredible performers from around the world. The nightlife is also exciting, with restaurants, cafes and bars that will keep you socializing until dawn. You’ll be staying in beautiful accommodation within short walking distance to all the major sites, so you’ll be able to sample a little of everything. But there are also several exciting day trips and cruises to enjoy. From kayaking through hidden coves to an authentic Croatian cooking class, vineyard tours, and trips as far afield as Montenegro, you’ll have more than enough to fill your itinerary.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Dubrovnik

Upon your arrival to the Dubrovnik port, our driver will wait for you and take you to your accommodations. The drive from the port to the city takes about 20 minutes.

Night and the City

Suggestion to explore on your own

Discover the beauty of Dubrovnik while strolling down the cobbled streets at night and have a drink in one of the bars on the main street to just watch the world go by. Or visit the famous Buza Bar. With a name translating to "Hole in the Wall," Buza is not just a great bar, but a lovely location, with breathtaking views of incredible scenery at sunset.

Night and the City

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour

Explore Dubrovnik's Center on Foot

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be exploring the elegant main streets and picturesque paths of Dubrovnik, with your own personal guide. This truly is one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Adriatic. The Franciscan Monastery, Onofrio’s Fountains, Sponza Palace, Orlando’s Column, the City Bell Tower, the Church of St. Blaise (the city’s patron saint), and Rector’s Palace, the seat of the Republic, and the Cathedral. This is the perfect orientational tour of the Old town and will give you the best insight into the rich history of Dubrovnik. You’ll learn what there is to see and do in Dubrovnik and how to get around.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour and 30 minutes

After Your Tour: City Walls, a Cable Car, and Lokrum Island

Suggestion to explore on your own

Continue your day in Dubrovnik after the tour with a ride on the cable car up Mount Srd' to take in the views. You'll find the bottom station of the cable car by exiting the city through the Buža Gate. Walking the circumference of the ancient city walls themselves is a way to get another view of the town. It's a bit of a climb to the top of the Minceta Tower, but highly recommended.
If you also want to see Dubrovnik from afar, then take a boat trip to Lokrum Island, an oasis of nature and tranquility just ten minutes from the Old Town harbor. This island has peacocks and monastery ruins hidden among its pine, cypress, and olive trees, as well as a diverse botanical garden.

Post-Tour Delights: City Walls, Cable Car, and Lokrum Island

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Second Full Day in Dubrovnik

Visit a Neighboring Country on a Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Dubrovnik is near where three countries meet, so why not experience an entirely new country? We have two memorable suggestions: Mostar in Bosnia, and the coast of Montenegro, including Kotor. Two hours from Dubrovnik, UNESCO-listed Mostar is famous for the arch bridge connecting the city's two halves. To better understand Ottoman life, we recommend exploring Mostar's bazaars, churches, and mosques. Located less than an hour south of Dubrovnik, Montenegro’s exceptional beauty is on display everywhere, alongside its deep history and culture. The Bay of Kotor is Europe’s southernmost fjord, home to the UNESCO-listed town of Kotor, encircled by Venetian walls. Our Bay of Kotor follows the town with a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks, a shrine atop an island created over the centuries one rock at a time by devout fishermen thankful to have safely returned home with another day's catch.

Mostar Private Tour

Mostar Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

One of the real virtues of traveling to Croatia is its proximity to so many important sites in neighboring countries. High on the list for anyone interested in the history of the Balkans is magical Mostar. This city lets you experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the ancient Ottoman Empire while still being in a European city. As you walk through the fascinating Old Town, Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and the many stunning mosques you will understand what makes Mostar so unforgettable. This tour includes an expert guide in Mostar and private transportation to and from your accommodations.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 10 hours

Highlights of Montenegro: Kotor & Perast Private Day Tour

Highlights of Montenegro: Kotor & Perast Private Day Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

While you're enjoying Dubrovnik you also have the chance to visit Montenegro for a day. You'll love exploring Montenegro's contrasting landscapes, and its interesting history, culture, and traditions. This private tour starts in the morning, when your driver will pick you up at your accommodation. The majority of your trip will be spent in the beautiful Bay of Kotor. Along the way you will also visit Perast and a take a short boat trip to visit the island in the bay, famous for the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9 hours

Eat Like a Local

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

As Paul Prudhomme said - "You don't need a silver fork to eat good food". This is especially clear in Dubrovnik, where you don't have to go to a fancy restaurant to have a great meal. Experience something completely different while in Dubrovnik. Join us for a dinner in Marija's home and eat as locals do or go to Konavle region and enjoy a cooking class with an authentic family, we are sure you will enjoy either experience.

Eat and Meet with Locals Small Group Dinner

Eat and Meet with Locals Small Group Dinner

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Looking for a unique dining experience in Dubrovnik? The best and the most authentic meal you can have in Dubrovnik is definitely with a local family. We'll secure you a spot for a Dalmatian dinner experience with Marija, an expert home cook whose cooking and food knowledge was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic. Indulge in an enchanted evening of learning about real Dubrovnik and Dalmatian cuisine. Marija will prepare a multi-course meal with a local highlight, peka - a traditional style of cooking usually translated as "under the bell" and accompanied with great local wines. Our marketing director, a gourmand, described this as the best meal he's ever eaten in Croatia. Find out why!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Cooking Class at Konavle Farmhouse Group Experience

Cooking Class at Konavle Farmhouse Group Experience

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A cooking class in Konavle, the rugged region between Dubrovnik and Montenegro, is a great experience for those who want to learn how to prepare traditional meals. Apart from Croatia’s hospitality and beautiful scenery, gastronomy is the one of the country's main draws. We encourage you to come and taste traditional Croatian dishes, after having fun learning to cook them!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Athens by Airplane

From Dubrovnik to Athens the best option will be to take a flight on a low-cost airline. On your day of departure, a driver will pick you up at your accommodation and bring you to the airport for your flight. Please note that the flight included in your package is non-refundable. In case you would prefer more flexibility, we can check the flexible fares for you and let you know about the price difference. In addition, the price of the flights is subject to change until we receive your deposit.

Athens by Air
We also offer the following excursions in Dubrovnik

Adventure Park Visit and Zip Line Private Tour (Kids Adventure Park)
Moderate4 hours
Break of Yugoslavia Private Walking Tour
Light1 hour and 30 minutes
Countryside Olive Grove Private Experience
Light3 hours
Cycling in Konavle Valley Private Tour
Strenuous3 hours and 30 minutes

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 accommodation. The drive takes about 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Love at First Sight

Suggestion to explore on your own

Taking advantage of the opportunity for views of the Acropolis shining in the night, Athens has plenty of rooftop venues, which have become popular hubs for nightlife among locals. One of our favorite rooftop bars is POINT a - the only bar that provides views of both the Acropolis and the modern elegant lines of the Acropolis Museum, lit beautifully at night. POINT a has a relaxed vibe and Greek cuisine with a twist. It’s perfect for couples and even families or groups of friends. If you happen to stay around the Monastiraki District, you should definitely visit A for Athens, a popular venue among locals. Hytra and GB Roof Garden are full-on luxury restaurants and bars that perfectly provide romantic evenings. We guarantee that if you spend your first night dining at one of those places, you will quickly fall in love with the mind-blowing views and lively city.

Love at First Sight

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Athens

Athens Highlights Mythology Small Group Tour

Athens Highlights Mythology Small Group Tour

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

Indulge in Local Cuisine

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Olive oil, vegetables, fish, and feta are key ingredients in Greek cuisine. Fresh vegetables, honey, fish, lamb, and cheese are added to create typically Greek flavors. Tzatziki, souvlaki, gyros, dolmathakia, spanakopita, loukoumades, authentic Greek yogurt, and amygdalota are just a few options to be enjoyed in local cafes and restaurants. We've picked some of the most delicious food tours for you to choose from.

Athens by Night Food and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Athens by Night Food and Wine Tasting Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Seeking an extraordinary Greek culinary experience to tease your senses? Follow an expert food guide on a quest to discover Athens by night, and experience exquisite Athenian delicacies. Enjoy the best views of Athens after dusk and explore sophisticated eateries to devour the finest of authentic Greek cuisine, including the best souvlaki in town! And to top it all off? A wine tasting focused on indigenous local varieties (plus ouzo!)


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours

Delicious Athens Food Small Group Tour

Delicious Athens Food Small Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Eat your way through Athens! Discover Greek flavors and their history, with a walk through some of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods, rarely visited by tourists. Taste olive oils, Greek cheeses, tsipouro drink, honey, souvlaki, tapenades, baklava, Greek coffee, sweets, and a variety of Greek tapas.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

The Great Eats and Streets Private Tour

The Great Eats and Streets Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Athens came together through a mixture of cultures across the centuries, and there’s still a lot of that history around, in the food as well as in the city's neighborhoods. This tour explores the city's complex heritage, and its effects on contemporary Greek culture and cuisine. 


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Naxos by Ferry

Naxos awaits you today! A driver will pick you up from from your accommodations and take you to the port of Piraeus, where you'll catch your ferry to Naxos. The duration of the journey is around 3 hours 30 minutes/5 hours 30 minutes based on your preferred departure time.

Naxos by Ferry
We also offer the following excursions in Athens

Acropolis for Families Private Tour
Moderate2 hours
Ancient Corinth Tour & Nemea Wine-Tasting Private Tour
Moderate9 hours
Athens Highlights Mythology Private Tour
Moderate4 hours
Athens Markets and Chronicles Small Group Tour
Light4 hours

3 Nights in Naxos

3 Nights in Naxos

4 days in Naxos
4 days in Naxos

3 Nights in Naxos

The largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos frequently appears lists of the most authentic Greek islands and for good reason, as it is large enough to not rely solely on tourism. Gracefully lying in the heart of the Aegean, this dazzling Greek jewel is an ideal destination for those who wish to indulge in life's simple pleasures, great food, and gorgeous sandy beaches. What visitors love most about Naxos is the genuine rural charm found in the island’s picturesque mountainous villages, which dot the rugged landscape. Naxos has been the source of quality marble for centuries, and its ancient marble quarries, and their products, are some of the island's many highlights. Naxian marble was used to create the extraordinary sculptures that can be admired on the island of Delos and the archaeological site of Delphi. At sunset, enjoy a leisurely walk along the harbor of Chora (Naxos' old town) towards the island's most imposing landmark: the Portara. This massive marble doorway dates back to 530 B.C. and was built to honor the god of light, Apollo, although it was never fully completed. The myths and legends surrounding the island of Naxos are worth the trip alone. After sunset, head to one of the local tavernas found inside the fortified walls of the Venetian castle, the Kastro.

The largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos frequently appears lists of the most authentic Greek islands and for good reason, as it is large enough to not rely solely on tourism. Gracefully lying in the heart of the Aegean, this dazzling Greek jewel is an ideal destination for those who wish to indulge in life's simple pleasures, great food, and gorgeous sandy beaches. What visitors love most about Naxos is the genuine rural charm found in the island’s picturesque mountainous villages, which dot the rugged landscape. Naxos has been the source of quality marble for centuries, and its ancient marble quarries, and their products, are some of the island's many highlights. Naxian marble was used to create the extraordinary sculptures that can be admired on the island of Delos and the archaeological site of Delphi. At sunset, enjoy a leisurely walk along the harbor of Chora (Naxos' old town) towards the island's most imposing landmark: the Portara. This massive marble doorway dates back to 530 B.C. and was built to honor the god of light, Apollo, although it was never fully completed. The myths and legends surrounding the island of Naxos are worth the trip alone. After sunset, head to one of the local tavernas found inside the fortified walls of the Venetian castle, the Kastro.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Naxos

Upon arriving at the port, you'll be taken to your accommodations in Naxos.

Portara, the Great Door of Naxos

Suggestion to explore on your own

Portara is the symbol of the island. If you come to Naxos by ferry, it's is one of the first things you see as you approach the island. This marvelous, massive marble door frame is what’s left of a portal to an Ionic temple devoted to Apollo, started in the 6th century BC but never finished. It's located on a small promontory overlooking the island of Delos, the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. A memorable location, we find it especially photogenic at sunset, so we recommend visiting after your first dinner on the island.

Portara, the Great Door of Naxos

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Naxos

Cheese and Wine Trails Private Half-Day Tour

Dine Like a God

Included in your vacation package price.

This tour gives you a great opportunity to meet the locals, immerse yourself in authentic Naxian life, make cheese, taste homemade delicacies, go on a vineyard tour, taste delicious local wines, and learn about wine making on this island, devoted to Dionysus, the God of wine! If you're not such a fan of wine, we can adjust the tour for you and include the charming villages of Halki and Apiranthos.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Beaches for All Tastes

Suggestion to explore on your own

Naxos has plenty of beaches, ranging from the convenient and amenities-rich, to the remote but untouched and deserted. For convenience, Agios Georgios is ideal. It's right on the southern edge of Chora, but clean and welcoming. One of the most popular beaches is the Blue Flag-certified Agios Prokopios, within walking distance of town. Plaka Beach is long and wide, with dunes and just the occasional building beyond, including beach bars, tavernas, and rental places. Four kilometers long, it has plenty of room. People who prefer their beaches long, deserted, and windswept come to Mikri Vigla, ten kilometers from the town of Naxos. The white sandy beach, also known as Sahara, is open to the Etesian wind, which blows through the Cyclades from the north. This produces low, rolling waves and powers the sails and kites of windsurfers and kite-surfers. A place to get away from its all, Alyko is in a natural reserve in southwestern Naxos, and is devoid of tourists.

Beaches for All Tastes

Day 12

Day 12 - Your Second Full Day in Naxos

Far More than Just Beaches

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Naturally, as a large island, Naxos offers many activities connected with water and beaches. Swimming, snorkeling, and diving are very popular activities together with windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing. However, Naxos also has plenty to offer inland, like mountain biking, and hiking. If you'd like to experience something hard to do back home, you can charter your own mini yacht and visit neighboring islands like Paros, Antiparos, Delos, Mykonos, Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia or Donoussa.

Private Day Cruise

Private Day Cruise

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Explore Naxos and its neighbors aboard a catamaran, your own yacht for a day! You'll swim and snorkel in beautiful, secluded beaches and coves, and enjoy a traditional lunch with chilled drinks, including ouzu, raki, and wine. Between the natural beauty and local refreshments, this will be one of the highlights of your trip.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 8 hours

Private Hiking Tour

Private Hiking Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Without any doubt, hiking on Naxos is a fantastic “all five senses” experience! You will experience the rich and magnificient nature of the island and learn about the history and traditions, plants and herbs and their healing powers. And of course, you will enjoy the local cuisine


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 5 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Traveling to Santorini by Ferry

Today you will travel from Naxos to Santorini by ferry. A driver will pick you up at your accommodations and take you to the port. Then you will take the ferry to Santorini, which takes around 1 hour 30 minutes / 3 hours based on your preferred departure time.

Santorini by Ferry
We also offer the following excursions in Naxos

All the Marble Private Tour
Moderate7 hours
Catamaran Group Day Cruise
Easy7 hours
Cheese, Wine and Sightseeing Private Tour
Light8 hours
Delos and Mykonos Group Cruise
Light10 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 13

Day 13 - Arrival in Santorini

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

Santorini Sunset Small Group Food Adventure

Santorini Sunset Small Group Food Adventure

Included in your vacation package price.

See Santorini at its tastiest, glitziest best with a local guide by your side! On this food-focused sunset adventure, you’ll spend the evening enjoying some of the best local dishes and drinks the island has to offer while walking along the beautiful Santorini caldera. Learn about the culinary culture, admire some of the island's best sights, and visit a mix of famous spots, historic haunts, and hidden gems as you eat and sip your way through Santorini.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Your First Full Day in Santorini

Catamaran Premium Small Group Cruise

Catamaran Premium Small Group Cruise

Included in your vacation package price.

Santorini’s volcanic landscape is best explored from the water, so set sail on this top-rated catamaran cruise, which will bring you to the island’s best beaches, viewpoints, and even directly inside the caldera, with a small group of fellow travelers. Along the way, you'll soak in natural hot springs, swim and snorkel off the Red Beach, and take in views of nearby Cyclades islands. An open bar and buffet lunch served right onboard keep you refreshed and energized throughout the voyage.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 5 hours

Day 15

Day 15 - 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

Anydro Small Group Tour
Light5 hours 30 minutes
Best of Santorini Private Tour
Light5 hours
Caldera Private Hike
Strenuous4 hours 30 minutes
Flying Dress Private Photo Shoot
Light1 hour

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.

Split

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Split Airport Transfer
Split Private Walking Tour
Chef's Table Private Food Experience
Luggage Assistance in Split
Split - Hvar Ferry

Hvar

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Hvar Port Transfer
Hvar Wine Tasting Small Group Tour
Sunset Sailing in Pakleni Islands Half-Day Group Experience
Hvar Port Transfer
Hvar - Dubrovnik Ferry

Dubrovnik

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Dubrovnik Port Transfer
Dubrovnik Private Walking Tour
Dubrovnik Airport Departure Transfer
Dubrovnik - Athens Flight (Non-Refundable)

Athens

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Athens Airport Transfer
Athens Highlights Mythology Small Group Tour
Piraeus Port Transfer
Athens (Piraeus) - Naxos Ferry

Naxos

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Naxos Port Transfer
Cheese and Wine Trails Private Half-Day Tour
Naxos Port Transfer
Naxos - Santorini Ferry

Santorini

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Santorini Fira Port Transfer
Santorini Sunset Small Group Food Adventure
Catamaran Premium Small Group Cruise
Santorini Fira Airport Transfer

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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