When picturing paradise on earth, your mind naturally floats towards the crystalline waters, sun-bleached ruins and blissful beaches of the Greek Islands. Steeped in history, mythology and mouth watering culinary cultures, Mykonos, Santorini & Ios are as close to heaven as you can get.
Each of these paradise islands has a unique culinary tradition. There’s local cheeses, mussels steamed in ouzo, classic greek salads and sweet pastries all to be discovered. But one thing is for sure - this foodie voyage will make you fall in love with Greek cuisine over and over again.
On Mykonos you’ll find storybook streets overflowing with cafes and restaurants, with all of the vibrant salads, fresh seafood and sizzling gyros you could ever dream of.
On the shores of Perissa Beach you can enjoy the local speciality of tomatokeftedes - moreish fried tomato balls - while after then sun goes down the banquets begin and the ouzo starts to flow.
In the shadow of the Acropolis, you'll find ancient cobbled streets teeming with musicians, flower sellers and photographers. As you settle down for your Greek Feast, indulging in salads, gyros, dolmades and baklava, you can enjoy the evening's raucous entertainment, a traditional plate smashing dance. Opa!
You’re standing there and looking at this 2000+ year old building, and it’s still standing! I’ve always been interested in Ancient Greece so to see something like this up close is something I’ll never forget
Stay: The Poseidon Hotel
Athens | Days 2 & 12
The Poseidon hotel in Athens is all about big, comfy beds, wifi and private balconies - not to mention poolside hangs, wooden deck sunbathing and the Sky Bar - a rooftop cocktail bar with panoramic sunset views.
Stay: Paradise Hotel
Mykonos | Day 3 to 6
Paradise Hotel in Mykonos is situated just yards away from the azure waters of Paradise beach, with classic Cycladic decor and dreamy verandas.
This is the most famous sunset in the world, and for good reason. As the sun falls upon Oia village, Santorini, a staggering kaleidoscope of color alights the caldera cliffs and whitewashed houses, with the Santorini Volcano and the sparkling Aegean painting a picture of color and tranquility that will stick in your mind’s eye forever.
Setting sail across the Aegean, you’ll be lovestruck by the turquoise waters and cute hamlets. With heaps of watersports on offer, you can swim, sunbathe or simply kick back with a cocktail - decisions, decisions... It’s a hard life.
As well as all the splashing and sun-soaking, on this trip you can cruise on a traditional sail boat to the volcano and hot springs of Santorini, take a trip to the idyllic Cyclades in Ios or hit up some of the world’s most beautiful beaches on a Mykonos southern cruise.
Follow our young explorers as they soak up everything the Greek Islands have to offer.