GREECE SENSES TOUR
What is a “Senses” Tour?
Collect moments, not things. In this age of enlightenment, many travelers are drawn to our new approach to travel: Senses Tours. With an emphasis on flexibility and personalization, Senses Tours are designed around the client’s individual tastes.
All five senses are awakened through art, community, culinary creations, culture, history, music, nature, self-awareness, and wellness. Carefully curated experiences are laced together to create a travel tapestry that inspires new awareness within yourself and your travel companions. Do as little or as much as you like with your valuable time. With the help of our expert travel advisors, come home rejuvenated and appreciative of the planet we call home.
ACCOMMODATIONS IN GREECE
Here are just a few of the accommodations we can utilize for your Senses Tour. We specialize in finding the unique lodging that incorporate our Senses approach. We have 1000’s of choices around the world through our travel networks and consortiums.
Grand Bretagne – Athens
Eternal Elegance in the heart of Europe’s historic capital. A landmark heritage since 1874, enjoy the utmost in classical luxury accommodation at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. In the heart of Athens. Unique Acropolis view from the rooftop terrace. A living museum.
Bill & Coo – Mykonos
The Mykonos town hotel BILL & COO SUITES and LOUNGE is located just a few hundred meters south from Mykonos town, above Megali Ammos beach. The hotel features 32 sea view suites of the Aegean— some with private pools, balconies and verandas. The design of this 5 star luxury boutique hotel includes a sea-facing infinity pool, sunset lounge and Spa with two spacious treatment suites.
Upscale food and cocktails are enjoyed, onsite at the Gastronomy Project gourmet restaurant and all-day Pool Lounge bar overlooking the bay, as well as the renowned seaside restaurant Beefbar Mykonos on Agios Ioannis beach focusing on premium meats.
Canavas Oi Suites – Santorini
Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.
Seven Santa Maria – Paros
On the doorstep of one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, in Mikri Santa Maria, the elegant Boutique Hotel Seven Santa Maria is located, which is ideal for a relaxing holiday. Seven has 6 rooms + 1 house. The beach, in the depth of a little bay ,just 30 meters from the hotel, stands out as a beautiful and memorable seaside location to enjoy.
SITES & ACTIVITES IN GREECE
We customize each Senses Tour to fit your personal style and preferences. Work with us to create the perfect symphony of sights, sounds and feelings to create a transformational experience. Here are just a few of the many types of tours and activities that we could include in your itinerary
Private Guided Tour of the Acropolis
UNESCO calls it the symbol of World Heritage. The world calls it the Athenian Acropolis! The history of the Acropolis of Athens is long, with great moments, when democracy, science, philosophy and art flourished leading to its creation. The Acropolis, and the Parthenon is the most characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization. (history)
Athens City Stroll & Markets
Visit the markets and the neighborhoods of Athens : Plaka –Anafiotika – Thisio – Monastiraki. Plaka is located in the foothills of the Acropolis and it’s considered one of the oldest neighborhoods of Athens. It is extremely picturesque and distinguished for its authentic character and traditional layout. The most beautiful part of Plaka is certainly the settlement of Anafiotika with pretty Cycladic houses leading to the Acropolis. In close proximity to Plaka and the traditional neighborhoods of Athens, you will find Thissio, a wonderful neighborhood where you can enjoy amazing views of the Acropolis while drinking a coffee at the popular cafes. Monastiraki is also part of the “Athens Heart,” and famous for its flea market. These historic neighborhoods are full of traditional and Neoclassical buildings, Byzantine churches, cute tourist shops, cafes, bars and taverns. (history, culture)
Dinner at an Artists House
This evening you will have the chance to dine with an authentic Athenian, a painter of classic art. Her house is located in the foothills of Acropolis Hill and her private terrace offers great views of the enlightened Parthenon! She will welcome you with a bottle of local wine and present you some of the pieces of art and paintings from various Greek and international artists. (culinary, art)
Great for children. A private guide takes the family on a scavenger hunt through Athens learning about Greek mythology along the way! (history, culture)
Cooking Lesson in a Greek Home
Go to a local market with your guide and enjoy a cooking lesson in a local home or tavern. Enjoy what you cook with some great Greek wine! (culinary)
Delphi by Yacht
A daytrip from Athens. Delphi was the site of the Delphic Oracle which was the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and a major site for the worship of the god Apollo. With evocative ruins surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, Delphi is surely the most beautiful ancient site in Greece. (history, culture)
Spetses by Bike
Known as the Saronic Gulf’s Diamond, Spetses is located at the entrance of the Gulf very near the mainland of Peloponnese. The island retains much of the grandeur and old-world elegance of its heyday as an important shipbuilding and maritime trading center. The main town is peppered with imposing 200 year old mansions with pebble mosaic courtyards. Despite its famously grand architecture, Spetses has managed to retain a serene island atmosphere. (history, culture, wellness)
Trekking Viros Gorge & Biking Villages
Viros gorge is 20 km long and is located just outside Kardamili at Messinian Mani and is surrounded by many different signed routes, all of which pass by scenic villages with Byzantine chapels and beautiful stone buildings. You can walk until Viros river springs (2hours and 30 minutes). (nature, wellness)
Beach Hop Mykonos
Take a private boat and beach hop Mykonos. Visit a local organic farm and learn about the history of Greek food and have lunch. (culture, nature, wellness)
Delos & Rheina by Boat
From Mykonos, we can arrange a private boat and guided tour of Delos. Delos had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. After, enjoy a beach bbq on a secluded beach at Rheina. (culture, history, culinary)
Hiking from Imerovigli to OIA
Walk one of the most famous walking paths in the world. Hiking from Imerovigli to Oia will bring you along the rim of the Caldera. Explore the village of Oia, maybe the most wonderful village of the island and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view, the traditional architecture and the spectacular colorful sunset. (nature, wellness)
Cooking & Wine Experience in Santorini
Visit two famous wineries on the island and then stop into the home of a local where you will help prepare a Greek meal and share wine and stories. (culture, culinary)
Art, Music, History
Travel back in time with a visit to the Akrotiri excavation site, walk along the ruins of the ancient city, home of an incredible civilization preserved by the ashes of the great eruption. Learn their story and mesmerize at the greatness of their engineering and culture, with a guided visit by a knowledgeable historian. Continue to a 13th century venetian tower offering beautiful panoramic views of the island and home to a small exhibition of ancient Greek folk instruments. Here you will revel in a live performance of this out of time sounds. You will engage in an interactive “musical journey” with various handcrafted wind and string instruments and you will have the chance to construct your own folk instrument! (art, music, culture, history)
Kardamili Jazz Festival
Attend the Jazz Festival that takes place in Kardamili in May. The outstanding Sapsborg Jazz club (from Norway) performs a romantic, intimate set each year.
Greek Orthodox Easter
Aprokreas Carnival Season
Featuring the best of music, dance, art (June-August)
Athens Moon Festival
Celebrates the bright August moon with free moonlit performances of theater and dance.