Athens and Spetses Big Short Break

Athens and Spetses
Who: Couples and Solo Travellers

5 Days

From £1,880pp

Francesca is here to help give you the inside track.

Spend five days enjoying the best of bustling Athens and Spetses - the favourite island of Greece's glitterati - on this luxury Big Short Break.

Itinerary at a Glance
  • See a different side to Athens on a private guided walking tour
  • Float around Spetses on a private boat
  • Learn the art of beekeeping with an expert apiarist

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Just a few of the extra touches that come as standard on an Original Travel holiday...
100% Carbon Off-setting
UK Departure Assistance
Fast Track UK Check-in
Fast Track UK Security
UK Airport Lounge Access
Pre-booked Airline Seats
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When To Travel

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
Day 1: International Flight

We've booked you on an early morning flight from London to Athens, so you will arrive by early afternoon. Once you have collected your bags, you will hop into a taxi for the short ride to your city centre hotel.

After you have dropped off your bags you will meet your expert guide for an afternoon walking tour of the off-the-beaten-path highlights of the Greek capital. You will discover how the city is regenerating and becoming a creative hub as it rises like a phoenix from the post-Great Recession economic ashes. For dinner this evening, give our Concierge a call and they will secure you an elusive table at one of the best restaurants in town.

Additional Activities

  • Food tour
  • Discovering Athens with a local tour
Day 2: Spetses

After breakfast this morning you will be privately transferred to Piraeus Port, where you will catch a hydrofoil to Spetses, otherwise known as 'the Island of Fragrances.' The water-based leg of your journey will take roughly an hour-and-a-half, so we recommend parking yourselves on the top deck and soaking up some vitamin D and sea air.

Once you've docked at Spetses, it's a ten-minute walk to your harbour-side hotel. We recommend spending the rest of your day exploring the charming cobbled streets of the town on foot and enjoying a frappe (Greek iced coffee) or two at a seafront taverna.

Day 3: Messing About in Boats

After a late breakfast this morning you will make your way to the harbour and board a private yacht for a full day private tour of the island.

As your crew raises mainsails and tacks, you will be able to muck in and help as much or as little as you like. Keep an eye out for the enormous villas of Greece's rich and famous as you circumnavigate the island and drop in on deserted bays and coves for a swim or a snorkel. You will enjoy lunch on deck and spend the afternoon exploring the rest of the island before making your way back to land for sundowners and dinner.

Additional Activities

  • Day cruise to Hydra, the island bolthole of Leonard Cohen for many years
Day 4: Beekeeping

This morning you will learn the art of beekeeping with a professional apiarist. You will learn about the unique way bee populations organise themselves, how people in Greece have been making and using honey since before the Ancient Greeks, and - most importantly - how to extract delicious honey and honeycomb.

For dinner tonight, we recommend calling our impeccable Concierge again, and they will be able to recommend and book you a table at one of the best tavernas on the island.

Additional Activities

  • Soap making
  • Guided hiking
Day 5: International Flight

After one last morning on Spetses, you will take a return hydrofoil back to Piraeus, where one of our team on the ground will transfer you to Athens airport in good time for your late afternoon flight home, arriving in London in the early evening.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do
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A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.

From

£1,980pp

Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.

From

£1,880pp

Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.

From

£2,375pp

Francesca is our expert for this itinerary and, as a seasoned traveller, has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.