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Instagrammable Italy & Greece

9 Days / 8 Nights

Athens, Santorini, Naples, Sorrento

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If you're dreaming of a vacation filled with Instagram-worthy shots, look no further. This itinerary across Greece and Italy combines some of the most picture-perfect destinations these two countries boast. Your quest for the best Instagram shots starts in Athens, the Cradle of Western Civilization, with its multitude of iconic landmarks, such as the Acropolis. Your next stop is no other than Santorini. With its one-of-a-kind caldera, blue-domed churches, and whitewashed buildings, Santorini is undoubtedly the most photogenic of all Greek Islands. Your journey ends in the almost unbearably beautiful Amalfi Coast, and more specifically, Sorrento with its lemon scents and gorgeous scenery.

One of our team members in Greece or Italy 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, with its information on the best these two countries have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon request, we will provide you with an eSIM with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (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 Athens, Santorini, Naples, Sorrento tour

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 1

Day 1 - 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.

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

Athens Evening/Afternoon Private Tuk-Tuk Tour

Athens Evening/Afternoon Private Tuk-Tuk Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The past meets the future when you explore Athens from an electric tuk-tuk on this afternoon/evening tour! Discover the vibrant, history-packed Greek capital by night, from the Greek Parliament, past some of the city's cultural landmarks to Mt. Lycabettus, where you'll have time to enjoy its legendary views of the city. You'll then descend back into Athens, exploring the center and several other memorable vistas.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours

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 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Athens

Delicious Athens Food Small Group Tour

Delicious Athens Food Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

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

Mythology Acropolis Afternoon Small Group Tour

Mythology Acropolis Afternoon Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

There's no better time to wander around the Acropolis than the afternoon when the morning crowds are long gone and the summer heat has eased. During this two-hour small group tour, you'll be shown around the most iconic landmark of Athens by a knowledgeable local guide.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Santorini by Airplane

From Athens to Santorini the best option will be to take a flight.

Santorini by Air
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 Highlights Mythology Small Group Tour
Moderate4 hours

3 Nights in Santorini

3 Nights in Santorini

4 days in Santorini
4 days in Santorini

3 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 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Santorini

Upon arrival to Santorini airport, a driver will meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Two Wineries with Sunset Small Group Tour

Two Wineries with Sunset Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Explore Santorini's wines at two unique wineries. Learn vintner stories, taste diverse wines with tapas, and end with a sunset view from our secluded spot.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Blindingly White

Suggestion to explore on your own

Santorini's characteristic yposkafa houses, dug straight into volcanic rock and resembling caves on the inside, are one of the island's most romantic features. The history behind this architecture is a bit less charming, however. Due to harsh winter winds, the need for protection from raids, and the high costs of living above a cliff, many poor ended up burrowing along the caldera's cliffs. The houses are generally white, both to cool homes otherwise basking in the sun, and due to a law from the 1930s that once required citizens to use whitewash to fight the epidemics that once ravaged Santorini and its neighbors. Explore this unique architecture by visiting the Folklore Museum of Santorini, followed by a walk through Fira or Oia.

Blindingly White

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Santorini

Private Santorini Photo Shoot

Private Santorini Photo Shoot

Included in your vacation package price.

Embark on an unforgettable photo shoot experience amidst the enchanting landscapes of Imerovigli, Fira, Oia, and Faros. Capture your special moments with a private 1.30-hour session, expert posing guidance, delivery of 60 professionally edited photos, and a raw photo collection—all delivered within 12-14 days.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Sunset Jeep Small Group Tour

Sunset Jeep Semi Private Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Explore the unparalleled excitement of the Sunset Jeep Semi-Private Tour as you journey through Santorini's rugged terrain. Join the convoy for an unforgettable 5-hour expedition, traversing ancient wine trails, uncovering hidden beaches, and marveling at the island's iconic sunset.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Your Second 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

Caldera Private Hike

Scenic Hikes from Shore to Springs

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Consider hiking along our recommended 6.5-mile trail from Fira to Oia, passing through charming towns like Firostefani and Imerovigli. For a more challenging route, start from Pyrgos, traverse Santorini's highest point to ancient Thira, or opt for a boat tour from the Old Port to Nea Kameni's volcano, featuring a moderately challenging hike with stunning views. Don't miss the opportunity to relax in Palia Kameni's thermal hot springs before returning to Fira.


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Sorrento by Airplane & Private Transfer, via Naples

From Santorini to Naples 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.

Naples by Air
We also offer the following excursions in Santorini

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

Day Stop in Naples

Day Stop in Naples

1 days in Naples
1 days in Naples

Day Stop in Naples

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

To call Naples rough around the edges would be quite the understatement. Yet amidst the chaos and beneath the grime is one of Italy's true gems. It's the third-largest city in the country, home to over three million people. An important port city for all the civilizations that have existed there, Naples is the original melting pot. Founded as Neapolis (literally "new city") by the Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Naples has many layers of history for you to discover.

Day 6 - Day Stop in Naples

Day 6 - Day Stop in Naples

Upon your arrival at Naples Airport, a driver will be waiting for you. You're heading off around the Bay of Naples today, to Sorrento, on the western tip of the peninsula of the same name. The journey time is around an hour. Along the way, for an extra fee, we can arrange for a stop in Pompeii, or our recommendation, the much less crowded yet at least as interesting Herculaneum, part of the same UNESCO listing as Pompeii. A visit to the rim of the crater of Vesuvius is another option en route.

3 Nights in Sorrento

3 Nights in Sorrento

4 days in Sorrento
4 days in Sorrento

3 Nights in Sorrento

The genteel resort town of Sorrento on the southern end of the Bay of Naples is clearly designed for comfort. Complete with a solid portfolio of three to five star hotels, plenty of restaurants and gelaterias it's a typical slice of the Italian riviera. It makes for an easily accessible and affordable base for boat trips to Capri, a visit to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius or a jaunt to the other side of the Sorrentine peninsula to the Amalfi Coast. In Sorrento itself you'll enjoy all the advantages of a small town with a sizeable year-round population and a cosy Centro Storico packed with bars, antique shops, churches and grand old palazzos.

The genteel resort town of Sorrento on the southern end of the Bay of Naples is clearly designed for comfort. Complete with a solid portfolio of three to five star hotels, plenty of restaurants and gelaterias it's a typical slice of the Italian riviera. It makes for an easily accessible and affordable base for boat trips to Capri, a visit to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius or a jaunt to the other side of the Sorrentine peninsula to the Amalfi Coast. In Sorrento itself you'll enjoy all the advantages of a small town with a sizeable year-round population and a cosy Centro Storico packed with bars, antique shops, churches and grand old palazzos.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Sorrento

Your driver will bring you straight to your accommodation in Sorrento.

Sorrento Chill

Suggestion to explore on your own

You've made it to Amalfi coast! Once you're comfortably settled, head out of your hotel and enjoy Sorrento's Mediterranean charm. A nice stroll along the main promenade or Marina is a perfect way to stretch your legs and enjoy the spectacular views. Follow that by relaxing with an Italian-style aperitif at one of numerous bars, sample some locally-produced limoncello in one of the sops, or go to one of our favorite restaurants for a nice dinner. Or you can even do all of the above! No matter what you decide to do, we're sure you'll instantly fall in love with this angle of paradise.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Sorrento

Small Group Boat Excursion to the Amalfi Coast

Small Group Boat Excursion to the Amalfi Coast

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll be exploring the wonders of the Amalfi coast by boat. You'll meet your experienced skipper at the harbor and set out for this full-day tour. Along the way you'll have a chance to see some of the natural wonders of the area as well as interesting historical landmarks. There's simply no better way to get to know the fascinating geography and culture of this region of Italy. Be sure to bring your camera!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 8 hours

Kayak Group Tour in Positano From Sorrento

Kayak Group Tour in Positano From Sorrento

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Take advantage of the opportunity to admire one of Europe's most beautiful coasts from an unusual angle in a fun and environmentally-friendly way: by kayak. On this three-hour tour, you'll set off from the shore of Positano in the morning, afternoon, or evening and explore the coast and hidden places inaccessibly by foot, led by an expert guide. You'll have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters For those staying in Sorrento, transfers to and from Positano will be added for an extra fee.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hour

Day 8

Day 8 - Your Second Full Day in Sorrento

Farm Experience with Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello Group Tour

Farm Experience with Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Meeting point in Sorrento center at 8:30 am to be transferred to Schiazzano, a rural and small town near the city of Massa Lubrense surrounded by greenery.
During the day you will visit a characteristic farm with its wonderful lemon, orange and olive groves and where the owner will be pleased to show you all the cultivation and production techniques handed down from father to son; you will taste extra virgin oil, limoncello and different flavored oils.
The day continues with the discovery of one of our gastronomic treasure, you will see all the production phases of Mozzarella and Provolone del Monaco D.O.P. and taste this homemade product in different kinds (fior di latte, caciotta, ricotta and more) produced according the “KM 0” philosophy.
The last step will be a traditional pizzeria in the heart of the country.
You will attend the demonstration of the preparation of this delight and will eat our special Pizza Margherita.
The return is expected in early afternoon.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Private Day Trip from Sorrento

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Private Day Trip from Sorrento

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

We suggest exploring the geological and historic wonder of the ancient volcano of Mount Vesuvio. You can visit the slopes of Vesuvio. There you can have a moderate hike to the top, which takes about 90 minutes.

The program includes a 2-hours private guided tour of Pompeii ruins where your expert local guide will make the past come alive for you. At the end of the day you'll be driven back to your accommodation. You'll definitely want to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Departure Day

It's time to say a teary arrivederci to Sorrento. We will arrange for a driver to pick you up from your accommodation and take you to Naples airport for your departing flight.

We also offer the following excursions in Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Sorrento
Moderate8 hours
Cook Like a Local Group Cooking Class
Easy3 hours 30 minutes
Farm Visit and Limoncello Tasting Group Tour
Light3,5 hours
Fishing Experience Along Capri - Group Tour
Easy8 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.

Athens

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Athens Airport Transfer
Delicious Athens Food Small Group Tour
Mythology Acropolis Afternoon Small Group Tour
Athens Airport Transfer
Athens - Santorini Flight

Santorini

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Santorini Fira Airport Transfer
Two Wineries with Sunset Small Group Tour
Private Santorini Photo Shoot
Catamaran Premium Small Group Cruise
Santorini Fira Airport Transfer
Santorini - Naples Flight

Naples

Naples Airport - Sorrento Private Transfer

Sorrento

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Small Group Boat Excursion to the Amalfi Coast
Farm Experience with Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello Group Tour
Sorrento - Naples Airport Private 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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