- Tour Athens by bicycle and visit the Acropolis to learn about the ancient Greeks
- Enjoy sundowners together overlooking the Aegean Sea and toast to married life
- Learn how Greek honey and wine is made and sample both specialities
- Wander hand-in-hand through olive and orange groves, soaking up the stunning scenery
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This six-day Grecian honeymoon promises to be just as sweet as the honey the country is famous for. Begin your getaway learning about the ancient Greeks in Athens. Unearth layers of timeless history and mythology at the Acropolis, Parthenon and Temple of Poseidon before forgetting time even exists on a luxury Peloponnese retreat. Laze beside beach clubs, sip ouzo under orange groves and enjoy romantic sunset dinners overlooking the Aegean. If adventure is your love language, hop on a bicycle and freewheel downhill to meet and sample honey from local beekeepers, scale the perfectly preserved city of Mycenae and seek out the salubrious healing properties of the ruins of the Sanctuary of Asclepius.
After an early morning departure from London (there are later flights, if you’d rather a more leisurely start) you will arrive in Athens around lunchtime. After a short private transfer to your hotel, you will have the rest of the day to explore the Greek capital before specially arranged sundowners this evening. After you have raised a toast to the beginning of your honeymoon, make your way to one of our favourite restaurants in Athens for dinner a deux, arranged by our local Concierge.
The ancient Greeks believed that when the gods created humans, they split their souls between two bodies, thus creating soulmates. This morning you will travel back to antiquity as you explore the magnificent monuments of the Greek capital during an electric bike ride through its historic district. The private e-bicycle tour will take you past the Acropolis, through the neighbourhoods of Thission, Psiri, Monastiraki, Plaka, the stadium and the Zappeio, and then via the ancient agora before joining Mount Filopapou. Following this, you’ll have the chance to delve even deeper into the city’s past with a visit to the Acropolis, once the heart of ancient Athens. Your tickets will give you priority access so you can skip the queues and learn about how people lived and loved thousands of years ago.
This morning you will be privately transferred to downtown Athens, where you will pick up your hire car. From here, drive roughly two-and-a-half hours to your luxury Peloponnese hotel, arriving just in time for a pool-side lunch. Spend the rest of today pottering around your villa, before enjoying a private dinner overlooking the Aegean this evening.
HONEY AND WINE
After a morning spent enjoying the wonderful beach club at your hotel (you can cycle down, freewheeling most of the way, and get a golf buggy back up), head to a local hive to learn about traditional Grecian honey production. The owner will explain how the hives are maintained and harvested, before giving you the chance to sample some local varieties. You’ll then make your way to a picturesque wine estate in the Nafplion region to learn about wine production and take part in a tasting. Enjoy sundowners back at your hotel in the evening and dinner at a restaurant recommended by our local Concierge.
MYCENAE AND EPIDAURUS
Back to the Ancient Greeks today as you visit two of the most important archaeological sites in the Peloponnese with an expert guide. At Mycenae, you will visit the near perfectly preserved city which legend has it was once capital to Agamemnon (of Trojan War fame) and remains one of the best sites in Greece for getting under the skin of life in an Ancient Greek state.
From here, you will move on to Epidaurus, where you will find the ruins of the Sanctuary of Asclepius - the Greek demigod who was said to have healing powers. People would travel for hundred of miles to sleep in his sanctuary, in the hope that he would come to them in a dream and tell them how to cure their ailment. As this evening is the last of your honeymoon, we have arranged dinner a deux under the olive groves this evening, the perfect way to top off a wonderful post-wedding break.
After breakfast and one more lazy morning at the hotel, enjoy a final lunch before you make your way back to Athens airport in good time to drop off your car and catch your late afternoon four-hour flight home, arriving in London in the early evening.
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