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 in 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 while tantalizing 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 anything! The pics you will snap of your melanin poppin’ in the best Instagrammable places in Greece will blow up the Gram. Feeling the vibe of these ancient cities with the sunny beaches and hundreds of whitewashed buildings and world-class restaurants in the background will be off the hook.
Whether you are soaking it in as you marvel 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 breath-taking scenery will make you feel blessed to experience the beauty of one of the oldest (and most fun) islands in Europe.
Priceless moments with new friends, historical exploration, and pampered relaxation await on your Up in the Air Life journey through Greece.
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Here's your trip at a glance.
WHERE YOU'LL GO
From exploring the scenic cities to going catamaran sailing, this trip offers a wide variety of scenery (and Insta-worthy) opportunities. 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 it at the most lit parties, you will experience the full spectrum of Greece’s exotic culture.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Our accommodation is so extra. After a long day partying at 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.
THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU, IF:
THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU, IF:
Welcome to Athens, Greece!
Arrive in beautiful historic Athens, Greece (ATH). Airport transfers will be arranged, so just sit back and leave the rest to us.
Once settled in, you can relax or take a leisurely stroll to see what Athens has to offer.
Later that evening, we will meet up for the welcome dinner.
After a good night’s rest, our first tour begins. We will take a private city tour of Athens that includes visiting the 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. Afterward, enjoy dinner in Plaka and take in some of the Athens nightlife. But rest up, for tomorrow we fly out to Mykonos.
After a hearty breakfast from the hotel, we will fly to the beautiful gem and island of Mykonos.
This chic destination is famous for its golden sand beaches, glitzy hotels, bright whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills, and sophisticated world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques.
Rest up in the afternoon, cause tonight we party like it’s 99’!
In the morning, stroll around some of the interesting places in Mykonos and see its cute charm, reminiscent of older European cities that 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 a beach party if you haven’t been to Mykonos. Get ready to have the time of your life.
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 in one of the best restaurants on the island. The food and view will leave you speechless.
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, it 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 of the most beautiful sunsets over wine tasting.
This is 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.
Don’t miss visiting the Archaeological Museum containing Minoan artifacts that offer a glimpse into the historical and religious makeup 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 island Paros, known for their beach, nightlife, and home to the Temple of Athena (the goddess of love).
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 swimming 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 day of the tour.
Enjoy a quiet morning to reflect on an amazing week.
Your Up in the Air Life private driver will then whisk you away to the airport (JTR) for your flight back home.
No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.
YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT TO:
We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.
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
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.
Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.
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.
HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
The Greece Experience
What is included:
Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow-up.
- Up In The Air Life On-site Staff
- 2 Nights Stay at a 5-Star Hotel in Athens
- 3 Nights Stay at a 5-Star Hotel in Mykonos
- 3 Nights Stay at a 5-Star Hotel in Santorini
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- Welcome 3-course dinner with wine
- Athens Acropolis Tour
- Mykonos Nightlife Experience
- Mykonos Beach Club Experience
- 3 course dinner with wine in Mykonos
- Sunset Wine Tasting
- Intra Country flights/ferries from Athens to Mykonos to Santorini
- Sunset Catamaran Sail
- Farewell 3-course dinner with wine
- VIP Meet + Greet Private Airport Transfer
- Personalized hand-selected gifts in your Swag bag
What is not included:
We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!
- Roundtrip International Airfare to Athens, Greece (ATH), and back home from Santorini, Greece (JTR).
- VISAs or Passport Fees
- Travel Medical Insurance is required
- Tips and Gratuities
- COVID-19 Testing Fees
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