Ermoupolis town in Syros, Greece.
Ermoupolis town in Syros, Greece.
Athens - Ikaria - Mykonos
12 Days of Food, Culture, Sailing, Wellness and Fun!

I am super excited to share with you an exclusive culinary and cultural adventure in Greece that expands on the Ikaria experience to include Athens and Mykonos.

Together with a small group of like-minded fellow travelers, not more than 15-20 people in all, we will enjoy a magical combination of urban sophistication, exquisite antiquities, Blue Zone wellness, and cosmopolitan excitement! In other words, the very best that Greece has to offer!

Together we will explore and experience the Greek capital in all its glory, both ancient and modern, spend a day in the wine country of Nemea, a short drive from Athens, and visit Epidavros, the exquisite ancient theater, where wellness was a part of the entire theatrical experience. We will segue to Ikaria next, my native island, Ikaria, for an immersive experience in one of the world’s Blue Zones, where people “forget to die.” The last leg of our journey will take us to worldly Mykonos, where we’ll see both the cosmopolitan and traditional sides of this most famous Greek island. The Aegean beckons, of course, and a sail will be in order, to the ancient sanctuary of Delos, and, finally -- conditions permitting -- to Tinos, quaint, strikingly beautiful and delicious! 

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • 4 Nights in Athens & Environs
  • 4 Nights in Ikaria
  • 2 Nights in Mykonos
  • 1 Night in Tinos
  • 1 Night in Athens

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2019 dates

2024 dates:

APRIL 14 – 26, 2024

Details About This Tour

This schedule is subject to vary a little based on weather, ferry and plane schedules and other potential factors.

Day 1 (14/4) - Athens 

Arrival day 

Day 2 (15/4) - ATHENS 

Breakfast with a view

Guided half day (morning) tour of Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Lunch 

Evening cooking demo & dinner

Day 3 (16/4) - ATHENS

Food & Culture walk 


Optional guided visit to the National Archaeological Museum

Afternoon free

Evening dinner


Full day excursion to the Peloponnese 

Guided tour of Epidavros, the theater and temple of Asklipious

Exploration of theater, health and wellness in the ancient world 

Visiting Hercules Vineyard! - Wine Tasting Nemea 

Lunch Nafplion (food & culture tour)

Return to Athens

Days 5 (18/4)- ATHENS -> IKARIA

Fly to Ikaria 

Easy, relaxing day. 

Welcome Dinner and Introduction to Ikaria and the Longevity Lifestyle of the Island

Day 6 (19/4) IKARIA

All About Ikarian Longevity

Cooking together in DIane’s kitchen. The meal will be based on local,

seasonal ingredients, some of them wild and foraged.

Afternoon free.

Optional Yoga and Meditation Session

Late afternoon Nature Walk & Monastery visit.

Dinner at a local taverna.

Day 7 (20/4) IKARIA

Goats & Cheese, Curds & Whey!

Visit a goat farm, milk, then return to Diane’s kitchen to make cheese and cook and eat lunch together. 

Afternoon free. 

Optional Greek Dancing Lesson

Evening dinner on the water.

Day 8  (21/4) IKARIA 

Honey Time. 

Visit to local beekeeper, explore the fascinating world of bees, taste a variety of honeys. 

Pastry demo of traditional sweets with honey.

Local lunch, afternoon free,

Farewell sunset dinner.

Day 9 (22/4) IKARIA -> MYKONOS

Ferry to Mykonos

Welcome meal this evening in Chora

Day 10 (23/4) MYKONOS 

Visit artisanal cheese maker 

Cooking class

Festive Vespers at the church of St George at Tria Pigadia - Mykonos (and explanatory talk about the holiday and other such holidays).

Dinner at a great local FINE DINING ESTABLISHMENT

Day 11 (24/4) MYKONOS 

Sail to Visit Delos - Guided Tour of Sacred Ancient Site of Delos.

Sail from Delos to Tinos.

Late afternoon cooking demo/class in Tinos.

Evening dinner at a great local restaurant.

Day 12 (25/4)- TINOS -> ATHENS 

Morning visit to Marble Museum in Pyrgos, Tinos

Lunch under the shade of an ancient Sycamore tree in Kormi

Later afternoon ferry to Rafina

Overnight in Rafina

Day 13 (26/4)- ATHENS 

Morning transfers & departures back to USA. 

Possible / optional Museum Visit in Marathon and/or Lunch (depending on departure schedules).

$8,169 USD per person for Double Occupancy
$1,680 Solo Traveler Supplement applies


01. How long is the drive from the Athens Airport to the center?

35 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

02. What hotel do we stay in in Athens?

We stay in either a boutique or five-star hotel near Syntagma.

03. How long is the drive from Athens to Nafplion?

About 1 ½ to 2 hours.

04. How long is the Athens - Ikaria flight?

35 minutes.

05. Which airline will we take to fly to the island?

Olympic/Aegean and Sky Express fly to Ikaria.

06. How long is the ride from the airport to the hotel?

1 hour and 20 minutes.

07. How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

We will arrange for that, either by taxi or jitney.

08. How long is the ferry from Ikaria to Mykonos?

The ferry boat takes about 3 hours.

09.What is the name of the hotel and where is it?

We usually house people at the Cavos Bay, also in Armenistis.

10.What is the dress code for the classes and excursions?

Dress code is casual and comfortable. Bring layers, as the weather can get chilly at night. Make sure to have one pair of closed walking and/or hiking shoes, long socks, and one pair of long pants, preferably light colored.

11. What is the tipping policy?

Most people tip the kitchen assistants and hotel personnel, i.e. cleaning person. Taxi drivers are generally not tipped. It is customary to leave a 10% – 15% tip in restaurants.

12. How many people are on each tour?

Our maximum capacity is 20.

13. It is common to travel solo?

Absolutely. We have many single guests and everyone feels at home and very comfortable.

14. Are children welcome?

This would be a hard trip to make with young children. Young adults over 15 are welcome.