Flavours of Greece food and wine tour
From fresh olive oils and tempting pastries, to fine wines and ouzo - get a real taste for Greece
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At a glance
The best way to get to know a country is to explore its cuisine, so get ready to nibble and sip your way through some of the best Greece has to offer. Work up a healthy appetite as you explore the streets of Athens. As well as getting the chance to take in life in the capital, you will have the opportunity to sample olive oil, cheese and cured meats, and if you have a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss a visit to a local bakery.
Raise a glass and learn more about the history and production of ouzo and tsipouro, and let a beekeeper share some of the secrets of their craft with you in Nafplio. Crete is your next destination, where you’ll spend two nights in Chania, exploring its local food markets and learning how to make Cretan classics in a cooking class.
There’s still more food and wine to discover when you arrive in Santorini. You will visit a couple of family-run wine estates and spend time with an experienced sommelier. Then enjoy some swimming and snorkelling, and drink in the beauty of the region with a sunset cruise.
Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Athens airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Athens
Accommodation in Athens
- 79 rooms and suites
- Rooftop lounge
Located moments from Constitution Square and within walking distance to the city’s main attractions, the NEW Hotel provides one of Athens’ most modern lodgings with playfully cutting edge design in a place otherwise synonymous for antiquity. There are 79 rooms and suites, all of which feature their own art installation and surrealist custom furniture, as well as comprehensive soundproofing, fine beds and blackout blinds. The Penthouse Suite is particularly noteworthy for its fine views to the Acropolis. The rest of the hotel is strewn with bold design features and art, some made with remnants of the original hotel that once occupied the 50s modernist building, with the restaurant perhaps the most striking space. Open from breakfast until midnight, it serves new takes on Mediterranean cuisine, and oven-fresh bread and pastries from the bakery. There’s also a fabulous rooftop lounge, a bar and wellness area with a gym and spa.
- 320 rooms and suites
- Winter Garden Restaurant
- Rooftop pool and bar
- Spa and fitness centre
- Indoor pool
Looking out across the Acropolis, Syntagama Square and Lycabettus Hill, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has some of the best views in the city. The hotel was built in 1874 and is full of old-world charm. Each of its 320 rooms and suites are beautifully styled, with antique furnishings, chandeliers and traditional tiled floors. With such spectacular views, you’ll want to head up to the rooftop pool and bar. Seeing the Acropolis illuminated at night is a truly spectacular sight so make sure you try one of their signature cocktails and enjoy the sparkling lights of the city. There’s also plenty to draw you inside, including the bright and airy Winter Garden Lounge, an extension of the hotel’s beautiful lobby. The cellar is filled with over 3,000 bottles of wine and it’s well worth enjoying a drink at Alexander’s Bar which features an original 19th-centuty tapestry depicting Alexander the Great entering Gaugamela. For when you need to relax and unwind, make a beeline for the spa and fitness centre, complete with indoor pool.
- 102 rooms and suites
In a fine location in the centre of Athens, the 1930s King George Hotel is an updated classic. There are 102 spacious rooms and suites, topped of on the ninth floor with the sprawling Penthouse and its incredible private rooftop pool with views out over the city to the Acropolis. This vista can also be enjoyed from the Tudor Hall Restaurant, a grand venue which serves authentic Greek seasonal dishes with a modern twist. As well as the ancient wonders of Acropolis, other famous sites and sights within walking distance include the Agora, Plaka district and Thissio neighbourhood, as well as many upmarket boutiques, world-renowned museums, and the city’s vibrant business district.
There are few places where the past comes to life in quite the same way as in Athens. Often referred to as the cradle of Western civilisation, it’s a city bursting at the seams with culture, intrigue, and beauty. It’s not just a place for history buffs, however, it’s also one of the liveliest European capitals. A thriving café culture ensures you’re not left waning in between all the sightseeing and you’ll never have to venture far to enjoy the vibrant nightlife.
Tuck into a tasty slice of modern Greek culture as you visit specialty food stores and markets. You'll get to taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese and honey the area has to offer. Nibble on delicacies like pastourma and locally cured meats. Stroll through the heart of Athens and visit pastry shops and pop into one of the oldest traditional bakeries in the city. You'll also find yourself surrounded by the colours and aromas of spices, the secret behind Greek cuisine. Your journey will take you through the bustling alleys of fish, meat and vegetable market Vavakios, the "belly of Athens". Finally you'll have the chance to sample authentic Greek souvlaki and loukoumades with honey.
Private transfer to your hotel in Nafplio
Accommodation in Nafplio
- 51 hotel rooms and 33 individually designed villas
- Two restaurants and two bars
- Infinity swimming pool
The Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas sits atop the ancient acropolis of Akronafplia with fabulous sea views over the rooftops of Nafplion below. The hotel has 51 rooms and 33 individually designed villas, many with private heated pools or outdoor Jacuzzis on terraces, looking out to the Bay of Argolis. While exteriors blend into fortified city, the style inside is decidedly modern and airy. If you don’t happen to have your own pool, the Nafplia’s dramatic infinity pool more than makes up it. Dine on gourmet prepared with fresh local products at Amimoni Restaurant or take the elevator down through the rock to the waterfront Circle Restaurant the sister Amphitryon hotel. You can also choose to dine in private.
- 38 pavilion with private pools
- Four to nine-bedroom private villas
- Private beach club
Sat atop a hill surrounded by undulating olive groves, Amanzoe is a 21st-century neoclassical temple with incredible panoramic views over Argolis and down to bustling Porto Heli below. There are 38 pavilions dotted along the hillside, each private and elegantly luxurious, opening onto terraces with private plunge pools and views of the surrounding land or sea. Each pavilion is accessed via a stone-walled courtyard, leading to a living area and king-size bed in a marble alcove. For friends and family groups, there are a collection of spacious four to nine-bedroom villas with their own chef and host. Colonnades lead to serene garden courtyards, a vast pool and an amphitheatre, as well as the restaurant where you’ll find simple, contemporary Greek and Mediterranean dishes that emphasise locally sourced fresh ingredients delivered daily. The Amanzoe’s expansive spa combines diet, gymnastics, exercise, massage and sea bathing with modern natural products and treatments. A gym is also available, and studios host yoga and Pilates sessions Just ten minutes away, and easily accessed by complimentary transfers, the Amanzoe’s private beach club is set beside the azure Agean, with four swimming pools, small spa, casual eatery and overnight cabanas providing all the comforts of the pavilions. Sunbathe on the terrace, swim in the sea or discover the bay by kayak, paddle-board or snorkel. You can also charter a boat from the Aman fleet to sail to nearby islands, such as Spetses aor Hydra, or venture to off-shore diving spots. Porto Heli’s tavernas and countless ancient ruins, from the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus to Byzantine monasteries, are also all within easy reach.
Nafplio is one of the most historic cities of the region, full of spectacular monuments and sights that have stories that span from the ancient times to the medieval. Venture into the countryside for beautiful views of the ocean and mountains.
Today you'll discover some of the secrets of beekeeping and ouzo. Venture into the enchanting world of Greek ouzo and tsipouro, as you visit a local distillery where you'll learn about the history and characteristics of the drinks. Then take a walk through olive and orange groves before visiting a traditional honey production unit where a beekeeper will show you how the hives are maintained and harvested.
Private transfer to Athens airport
Flight from Athens to Chania
Private transfer to your hotel in Chania
Accommodation in Chania
- 24 rooms and suites
- Rooftop garden with hot tub
Housed in 17th century Venetian mansion which has stayed in the same family for six generations, the Casa Delfino commands an enviable position looking down to Chania’s old harbour. Sensitively restored and embellished with contrasting modern features, this boutique hotel has 24 individual rooms and suites, all with en suite marble bathrooms. Start your day with a breakfast of homemade bread and local produce in the courtyard before venturing out to explore Chania’s main attractions, all within walking distance. Return to watch the sunset from the roof garden, perhaps with a treatment in the spa before heading back out for dinner.
- Nine rooms and suites
- Bicycle hire
The Domus Renier Boutique Hotel has an enviable position on the sweeping waterfront of Chania’s Venetian harbour, the building itself the former home to the Reniers, one of Venice’s leading noble families. There are just nine rooms and suites, each a unique blend of period features and modern comforts. Most enjoy views of the harbour and Egyptian Lighthouse while a couple have jacuzzis. You couldn’t be better placed to explore Chania’s old town, either on foot or on the Renier’s bicycles. You can also take boat cruises out to Crete’s hidden beaches or (between October and March) learn the secrets of Cretan cuisine on cooking lessons and market tours with the restaurant’s wonderful chef.
Exuding a Venetian charm, Chania is the second largest city in Crete. Scenic monasteries, traditional houses and elegant mansions are part of what make the old part of town so special.
This tour connects you with the city’s essence of delicious food and warm, outgoing people. Join your knowledgeable guide on a mouth-watering walk around Chania’s historical district that combines a stroll through its most important sites and visits to authentic and colourful food shops and eateries. You will get a glimpse into the past and living history of Chania, architecture and lifestyle as you walk the town, while exploring Crete’s flavors and aromas. Speak with the people behind the scenes and taste local culinary delights, such as the syrupy ‘loukoumades’, traditional ‘bougatsa’ pie, honey, rusks, olives, herbs and spices.
Together with your guide you will be transferred to the outskirts of Chania town for a hands-on cooking experience where you'll discover all there is to know about the rich and indigenous Cretan culinary heritage.
Friendly and informal, this experience features a visit to the lively local market, with a tasting of local cheese and olives, followed by hands-on instruction and lunch at a 17th-century farmhouse surrounded by organic gardens - a location chosen for its character and ambience. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll discover how to prepare a number of traditional Cretan dishes under the directions of a local cook. Those who prefer to take a less active role may choose to just relax and appreciate the atmosphere.
Private transfer to Heraklion Port
Ferry to Santorini
Private transfer to your hotel in Santorini
Accommodation in Santorini
- 22 rooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Champagne lounge
- In-room spa treatments
After a day of exploring the island, sit back and enjoy a spectacular sunset while sipping a refreshing cocktail at Grace Santorini. The boutique hotel’s refurbished rooms and suites are stylishly modern, with a focus on elegance. Contemporary design and traditional artworks and pieces of furniture make each of the 22 rooms unique and inviting. The bathrooms are large and luxurious. Make yourself at home in a sea view suite, or drink in the views of the caldera from The Villa. For a touch more privacy, opt for a suite with fragments of volcanic rock arranged across the windows, creating something of a “one-way” effect. Whether you’re on honeymoon, or simply on holiday, Grace Santorini is the perfect place from which to experience what the village of Imerovigli has to offer. Discover Mediterranean fusion at the Santoro restaurant where the menu is inspired by the flavours and produce of the Cycladic islands. Or enjoy evening drinks under the stars at the pool bar. The new Champagne and Cocktail Lounge has an extensive list of bubbly to choose from as well as exciting cocktails paired with dishes by the chef. Treat yourself to an in-room spa treatment, or make use of the hotel’s boutique gym.
- 26 rooms
- Swimming pools
Set into the cliffs in Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites and Spa is an elegant luxurious retreat. Décor in the 26 spacious suites is sophisticated and minimalist, playing off the iconic architecture of the region. Modern touches make for a comfortable stay, while views out over the caldera and the Aegean Sea and private pools allow for ultimate relaxation. The white buildings and the fresh blues of the sea and pools make for a tranquil place to unwind. Freshen up in a luxurious rain shower, laze on a private veranda, take a dip in a private infinity pool, or enjoy a meal in an open-air dining area. Whether you’re looking for a delicious breakfast to start the day, or a romantic meal under the night sky, Petra Restaurant serves an array of authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Enjoy fresh fish at the poolside, while sipping on a refreshing cocktail. The Canaves Oi Spa menu offers a selection of signature treatments to make your stay truly relaxing. The space was once a 17th century wine cave and hasn’t lost any of its charm, the perfect place to treat yourself.
- 45 rooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Swimming pool
- Private beach
- Fitness centre
Escape to the charming retreat Vedema, in the medieval village of Megalohori. What started out as a 400-year old wine cellar and a century-old mansion has been transformed into a luxurious getaway for travellers looking to experience all Santorini has to offer in extreme comfort. The 45 rooms are spacious and offer views out over the garden, vineyards, village or Aegean sea. Some suites include terraces, pools and outdoor Jacuzzis, so that guests can enjoy both the luxury of their rooms and the outdoors in privacy. Follow a sunken pathway to Alati Restaurant which is housed in the old winery cave. The menu features fish and seafood as well as traditional Greek flavours. Or, for a taste of the region’s wines, dine on Mediterranean dishes at the romantic Canava Wine Bar. Make the most of the views as you enjoy a modern Greek breakfast at the Pergola Pool restaurant, or savour a cocktail or two at Black Rose down on the resort’s private black sand beach. Embark on a sensory journey at the Asian Spa where there is a wide range of holistic healing and pampering treatments to choose from. And make use of the fitness centre where there are personal trainers on hand to make sure your exercise regime isn’t overlooked while you’re on holiday.
- 39 rooms
- Restaurants and bars
- Swimming pool
This sophisticated retreat offers elegance, luxury and exquisite views. Whether you opt for a stylish suite or private villa, Mystique is the ideal place to soak up the beauty of Santorini and recharge your body and mind. The cliff-side resort’s 39 airy rooms look out over the water towards the Aegean Caldera and volcano. Décor is island-inspired with gentle hues and soft textures. Wood and stone accents in the cave-styled rooms make for a natural, understated and calming atmosphere. Private Jacuzzis, fitness rooms and spacious terraces offer guests a comfortable haven. Follow a cobblestone pathway to the plunge pool, or laze in the refreshing infinity pool and admire the view as you sip on a cocktail. Dining is an important part of your stay at Mystique, whether you’re more partial to traditional dishes or fusion flavours. Charisma Restaurant specialises in regional flavours and local ingredients, while Asea Lounge Restaurant’s menu features sushi and Japanese specialities. For a lighter bite, take a poolside table at Aura Bar, or sample the resort’s extensive wine collection at the Secret Wine Cave. The natural focus that runs through Mystique is also incorporated into the design and treatments at the Asian Spa Resort. The focus is on synchronising the body, mind and spirit with nature in a tranquil environment.
Floating in the southern Aegean Sea is a little slice of Greek heaven. A huge volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago left a caldera which turned the then- circular Santorini into a crescent shaped island, one that has been charming visitors since they first arrived.
Santorini is the largest island of a small archipelago, wrapping its arms protectively around the islands of Palea, Nea and Thirasia. Sheer cliffs hundreds of metres high shield coves and beaches made up of red, white and black sand, while pretty villages of limewashed cubic houses creep up the sides, nestled into every nook and cranny.
Be introduced to the best of Santorini's gastronomy on this tour exploring the island's food and wine culture. Enjoy a delicious three course meze menu of traditional dishes with recipes that stretch back generations and visit two family owned wineries
This private cruise, which lasts about five hours, combines swimming and snorkeling, dinner on board and sailing across the sea while the sun is setting.
During your tour you will have the opportunity to visit the hot springs, sail past the volcano and admire the beautiful coastline and beaches, while swimming at various locations at your leisure. As the sun is setting you will make your way back towards the port and enjoy the dreamy view.
Private transfer to Santorini airport
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