A fabulous 7-night trip
Two of the most vibrant Greek islands are Santorini and Crete! And if the destination isn’t fabulous enough, imagine a wonderful wellness trip, including wellness activities every morning, combined with culinary experiences! Many of your meals are included, along with some fabulous experiences.
Day 1: Arrival in glorious Santorini
Welcome to Greece! Begin your vacation in Santorini, one of the most famous islands in the Mediterranean. As you take your first steps onto the captivating island of Santorini, expect a warm greeting followed by a comfy ride to your incredible 5-star retreat in Imerovigli, the Cresanto Luxury Suites. Spend the remainder of this lovely afternoon soaking in the hotel's luxe offerings and mesmerizing vistas. And to end your first enthralling day? Tuck into a delightful dinner at a local eatery, with the sunset painting a magnificent silhouette on the horizon.
Room type: Junior Suite with Courtyard View and Plunge Pool
Day 2: Trailblazing: Imerovigli to Oia
Start your day with a nourishing meal and a wellness activity at the hotel. Feel free to roam around, familiarize yourself with the nearby town or bask in the cozy amenities of your hotel suite. Then it's time for an adventure - a captivating hike from Imerovigli to the picture-perfect Oia. Bask in the beauty of quaint white stone houses and unmatched views along your journey. As the day bows out, enjoy an artist's paradise in Oia. A sunset dinner and a ride back to the hotel cap off your invigorating day.
Day 3: Explore in Santorini
Today, you’re on your own to unwind, rejuvenate and savor all the exciting opportunities available to you. Visit the vibrant town of Fira, Imerovigli or Oia, or take advantage of the comforts of the hotel. Seeking a different kind of thrill? An optional kayaking tour might be an exhilarating choice to view the island from a different perspective!
Day 4: Vineyard tour with Santos Winery
Enjoy a leisurely morning after your wellness activity. Check out from the hotel and eat lunch, then enjoy an amazing wine-tasting tour at the renowned Santos Winery. As you marvel at the mesmeric panorama of Santorini, learn about the process behind the world-class volcanic wine production.
In the evening, board a ferry to the grand island of Crete. Watch as the sun bows out, flooding the Mediterranean Ocean with hues of gold and orange. Check into the hotel at the Enagron Ecotourism Village.
Day 5: Botanical walk and authentic Greek cooking
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast, combined with the tranquility of the resort. Today, traverse through the verdant forests and majestic fields of Enagron on a botanical walk. Savor the fragrant wild vegetation and lush flora that surrounds you. At the end of the walk, enjoy a traditional herbal tea with homemade biscuits.
An authentic cooking class awaits you as the perfect end to your insightful walk. Discover local ingredients (including olive oil tasting), traditional recipes and, of course, sample your delectable creations! Explore the Axos Village this afternoon. Wind down your day with dinner amidst the tranquil settings of Enagron.
Day 6: Explore Heraklion and Knossos
Ready for a glimpse into history? After breakfast and your wellness activity this morning, journey to the mesmerizing Minoan palace of Knossos - reputed as Europe’s oldest city! It’s a sprawling maze of royal chambers, grand staircases, storerooms, and workshops. Prepare for a captivating tour of Heraklion's center that promises to leave you with enriched experience. Wrap up your discovery-filled day with dinner on your own, then return to the hotel.
Day 7: Catamaran cruise on the Cretan Sea
As morning dawns, enjoy a morning wellness activity and breakfast. Then, set off towards the idyllic fishing village of Bali. Here, a three-hour catamaran cruise will offer stunning views of the island's gorgeous coastline and sparkling blue waters. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and fruits on the boat—plus, of course, snorkeling equipment! Your incredible day ends with a memorable farewell dinner, filling the night air with entertainment and local cuisine.
Day 8: Farewell to Greece
It's time to leave your Greek paradise behind, but not before a final hearty breakfast and wellness activity in Crete. A transfer to Heraklion International Airport awaits you, filled with fond memories and unforgettable experiences.
Sounds pretty heavenly, right? Let me know if you’d like to book this culinary wellness trip, or have something else in mind. I’m happy to help you figure out your perfect vacation plan!