The Greece Experience

Athens + Mykonos + Santorini

There aren’t very many places in the world where you can go back to visit ancient ruins from thousands of years ago and learn about their stories while enjoying delicious food, wine, sunny beaches, luxurious villas, and never-ending parties.

Join us on our 9-day luxury adventure in the best places of Greece, and experience the country’s culture on a deeper level than the limited narrative you’ve been told. You can’t call yourself bad & bougie until you have experienced the ancient home of greek goddesses at one of the best playgrounds in Europe. Check out our client photos at #UITALGreece.

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the waves over the beach while you relax and enjoy the sun after learning about glorious battles from thousands of years ago, sailing with your tastebuds, or laughing your lungs out during incredible drinks and meals in front of the Aegean sea. 

And you didn’t come snatched for nothin’! The pics you will snap of your melanin poppin’ in the best instagrammable places in Greece, feeling the vibe of these ancient cities with the sunny beaches and hundreds of whitewashed buildings and world-class restaurants. These will be your background curtains, for sure!

Whether you are soaking it marveling at the Parthenon and the rest of the Acropolis, pouring yourself a drink sailing on a catamaran or slaying it on the dance floor, the breathtaking scenery will make you feel blessed to experience the beauty of one of the oldest (and funniest) islands in Europe.

Priceless moments with new friends, historical exploration, and pampered relaxation await you on your Up in the Air Life journey through Greece.

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WHERE YOU'LL GO

From exploring the scenic cities to going on catamaran sailing, this trip offers a wide variety of scenery (and insta-worthy) options. You will be able to check must-see sites like the Plaka Market in Athens, the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, and local hidden gems in Mykonos and Santorini off your bucket list.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

This trip is your chance to be classy, bougie, and a little ratchet. From learning about the history of Greece and its famous mythology to high dining on food created by the finest chefs and kicking at the most lit parties, you will experience the spectrum of Greece’s exotic culture.

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Our accommodations are so extra. After a long day partying on the beach club or discovering the picturesque city on a scavenger hunt, you will relax in one of the best hotels in Athens and private villas facing the sea in Mykonos and Santorini. Only the best for Lifers!

Explore the day-by-day itinerary.

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Day 1

Welcome to Athens, Greece!
Arrive in beautiful historic Athens, Greece. Airport transfers will be arranged. Once settled in, you can relax or leisurely stroll to see what Athens has to offer. Later that evening, we will meet up for the welcome dinner.

Day 2

After a good night’s rest, our first tour begins. We will take a private city tour of Athens that includes visiting Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Mars Hill, the Plaka market area (where you can find Grecian delights), as well as a few other monuments, Greece is famous for. In the evening, you can watch the changing of the guards at the Presidential Mansion. Afterwards enjoy dinner in Plaka and take in some of the Athen nightlife. But rest up, for tomorrow we fly out to Mykonos.

Day 3

After a hearty breakfast from the hotel, we will fly to beautiful gem known as Mykonos. This chic island is famous for its golden sand beaches, glitzy hotels, bright whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and sophisticated world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Rest up, cause tonight we party like it’s 99’ on the island.

Day 4

In the morning, stroll around some of the interesting places in Mykonos and see its cute charm, reminiscent of older European cities will have you fall in love wandering along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. In the afternoon get ready for one of the best beach parties held on the island. Golden sand, sparkling turquoise waters, and djs spinning the best mix of current hits awaits you. You haven’t been to beach party, if you haven’t been to Mykonos. Get ready to have the time of your life.

Day 5

Today, after breakfast, follow the clues on an amazing picturesque scavenger hunt. While you’re hunting for clues take in the scenery the town of Mykonos offers and discover some things about the town you never knew. Winner(s) gets a prize. After the hunt, enjoy the rest of the day, maybe read a book by the pool, attend another pool party, go shopping, the choice is yours. In the evening, get ready to feast on of the best restaurants on the island, the food and view will leave you speechless.

Day 6

Today, we arrive in Santorini. The official name of the island is Thira, named for the small chapels found around the island. Possibly the most famous of all the Greek islands, with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs, is considered one of the world’s most enchanting getaways. Once we check into our hotel, the day is free to explore this Grecian paradise. In the evening, we will meet up to watch one the most beautiful sunsets over wine tasting.

Day 7

This your day to roam the city as you see fit. Be sure to walk the streets of bustling Fira, the island’s iconic capital city, a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Be sure to visit the Archaeological Museum containing Minoan artifacts that offer a glimpse into the historical and religious make up of this beautiful village. Explore the shops and cafes along the narrow footpaths, and be sure to grab a seat at an outdoor cafe as you wait for the colorful sunset. Or you can take a day trip by ferry over to neighboring islands Paros, known for their beach, nightlife and home to the Temple of Athena (the goddess of love).

Day 8

Enjoy a Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy time to swim near the famous Red Beach. We sail back at sunset—so be sure to have your camera ready. The evening is yours to enjoy, as today is the last of the tour.

Day 9

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.

YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT TO:

Connect with amazing people.

We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.

Experience attentive
and authentic hospitality.

Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers

Be pampered with only the best.

There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.

Feel safe and secure.

Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.

Say "goodbye" to FOMO.

Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.

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