Hidden gems of the Aegean: romantic getaway

  • Experience unmatched romantic ambiance on a cruise around Milos, admire its lunar-landscape beaches of wild beauty and luscious nature
  • See the Temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle in Naxos. Discover the fascinating mythology of the island and the secrets of Greek cuisine
  • Discover the archaeological wonders of the Acropolis and enjoy a food & wine tour around Athens’ local-beloved neighbourhoods

Itinerary Information


7 nights / 8 days


Milos, Naxos, Athens


authentic, foodies, voyage

Lucia and Emma's Romantic getaway: Hidden Gems of the Aegean

Lucia and Emma are a couple of entrepreneurs from Austin, both seasoned travelers but with minimal free time to plan a trip independently. Having visited some of the famous Greek islands in the past, they asked for our help in designing a truly bespoke itinerary of lesser-known and more authentic destinations and experiences. Our team created a romantic getaway, away from big tourist crowds but still enjoying luxurious accommodations, well-organized private beaches, and shimmering seas. We even included some genuinely novel and quintessentially Greek culinary experiences for our two sophisticated foodies!   Emma and Lucia loved the wild beauty, luscious nature, and lunar-landscape beaches of Milos. They enjoyed dining at picturesque fisherman villages and snorkeling in emerald green waters of secluded sea caves while cruising the island on a private deluxe catamaran. The fascinating mythology tour of Naxos with a local guide and the secrets of Greek cuisine they learned during a mountain village cooking class greatly added to this exploration of authentic Greece. Beach-front hotels allowed them to dive into the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea at whim. In Athens, Lucia and Emma experienced the daily life of modern Greeks, visiting a variety of eateries and discovering culinary gems that are the locals’ favorites.

Tour Highlights


  • Full-day swimming & snorkelling cruise around Milos island, sea caves and beaches (meal included)
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Milos
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  • Private walking tour of Naxos Old Town, Portara and Venetian Castle
  • Half-day cooking class in a traditional Naxos village


  • Private Tour of Acropolis Hill
  • Athens by Night: Food & Wine Tour of local-beloved neighbourhoods

Day to Day

Day to Day

This itinerary was created by Greek travel experts and is meant to inspire your next trip. We are delighted to customize it to suit your interests, tastes and budget so you can connect with local cultures and experience authentic travel on your own terms and departing whenever you choose.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Athens – Fly to Milos – Milos Hotel transfer
  • Day 2: Full-Day Cruise around Milos
  • Day 3: Private Sightseeing Tour of Milos
  • Day 4: Private transfer to Milos port – Sea Transfer to Naxos – Naxos Hotel transfer
  • Day 5: Private walking tour of Naxos
  • Day 6: Cooking Class in Naxos
  • Day 7: Private Airport Drop-Off in Naxos – Fly to Athens – Private Hotel Transfer – Private tour of Acropolis – Evening Food & Wine Tour
  • Day 8: Departure. Private Transfer to Athens airport


Board your domestic flight to Milos Island. In 45 minutes step your foot in the the luminous Cycladic island of Milos that was a secret destination surreptitiously shared among Greek couples. With more than 70 beaches, considered among the best in the Aegean, the isle where the Louvre’s prized Venus de Milo was found has a fascinating history and spellbinding volcanic landscapes like lunar-like Sarakiniko. With fresh new places to stay, exciting restaurants, and classic waterfront bars, Milos is evolving into one of the Mediterranean’s most sought-after vacay spots. Your private driver will be waiting for you at the arrival gate in Milos airport in otder to take you to your accommodation.

The next day you will have a deluxe catamaran awaiting! Set on a full-day cruise around Milos island, dive and snorkel in crystal clear shimemring waters of the Aegean Sea, explore sea caves and enjoy a delicious lunch onboard.

On day 3, let us take you for a ride across the island’s hidden gems and famous landmarks. A special day tour to discover the incredible volcanic island of Milos, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Your guide will show you the famous cave of Papafragkas, secret catacombs & site where Venus de Milo discovered, you can have a refreshing dive at a truly unique moonscape Sarakiniko beach, walk through Plaka and admire scenic colourful fisherman’s villages, the most authentic places on the island.


In the morning of day 4, your private driver will take you to Milos port in order to catch your ferry to Naxos. Chora, with the monumental ancient Portara gate at the edge of the harbor, the beach promenade with its taverns, and the medieval settlement of the castle that crowns the hill, is the first image when arriving in Naxos, and it will be enough to sweep you off your feet. Let your private driver take you to your hotel to settle in and enjoy the rest of the day with your significant other.

On day 5, let a local give you an insider’s view of Naxos Old Town. Admire historic buildings of the Venetian era, like the Catholic Cathedral and Glezos Tower, observe the daily life within the walls of the still inhabited castle, enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the arms of your partner through a majestic Portara, remnants of Apollo temple of 530 BC.

They say that love goes through the stomach and Greece is the perfect place to test that theory! Take part in a traditional cooking class and find out all the secrets of one of the tastiest cuisines in the world. Visit a traditional village and use local, fresh, and organic ingredients—such as homegrown vegetables, which you can pick from the garden. Then, once the dishes are prepared, feast on the fruits of your labor at the end.


After being picked up from your accommodation on Naxos, hop on your flight to Athens, a necessary stop for all visitors to Greece due to its immense beauty, rich history and culture, and outstanding diversity in every aspect of life. Climb the Acropolis Hill and marvel at the legendary Parthenon together with your private state-licensed guide who will share with you all the myths and history that surround the sacred landmark. Then it is time to indulge your inner foodie! Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals.

On day 8 your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens and take you to the airport to catch your international flight.


  • Hand-picked accommodation at all destinations (breakfast included)
  • Domestic flight to Milos
  • Private hotel drop-off in Milos
  • Private transfer to your hotel before & after the sailing trip
  • Full-Day cruise around Milos with lunch
  • Private sightseeing tour of Milos with transportation
  • Private transfer to Milos port
  • Sea transfer to Naxos
  • Private pick-up from Naxos port
  • Private highlights tour of Naxos with hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Naxos cooking class with hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Private transfer to Naxos Airport
  • Domestic flight to Athens
  • Private Pick-Up from Athens airport
  • Private Tour of Acropolis with skip-the-line tickets
  • Athens by night food & wine tour
  • Private Drop-Off at Athens Airport


  • Archaeological Sites & Museums entrance fees unless specified
  • Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • All personal expenses not detailed in the itinerary & personal travel insurance
  • International flights


  • Experience unmatched romantic ambiance on a cruise around Milos, admire its lunar-landscape beaches of wild beauty and luscious nature
  • See the Temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle in Naxos. Discover the fascinating mythology of the island and the secrets of Greek cuisine
  • Discover the archaeological wonders of the Acropolis and enjoy a food & wine tour around Athens’ local-beloved neighbourhoods
Hidden gems of the Aegean: romantic getaway

Hidden gems of the Aegean: romantic getaway

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