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A 10-day Greece Workation package on the gorgeous islands of Mykonos and Santorini gives you access to glamorous heritage, opulent artistic culture, and stunning scenery. Find your best balance between work and life with glitzy beaches, great views, and welcoming local culture for an exciting and supportive experience.
This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist
Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands and blends a sense of classical beauty with contemporary opulence. The main town features glitzy boutique shops where fashionistas walk along the cobblestone streets in summer and the whitewashed walls of the buildings create an elaborate maze that opens to views of the Aegean Sea. Meet your Workation representative when you arrive and settle into the comfortable accommodation pre-screened for the amenities you need to enjoy your Greece Workation package.
Psarou Beach is considered the most cosmopolitan stretch of sand on the island, giving it a lively atmosphere along the clear blue water. If your accommodation is near the beach, stop by to enjoy the soft coastline and vibrant pulse of energy among the restaurants, bars, and lounge chairs.
Away from Psarou Beach, you can close your eyes and listen to the water. Take a deep breath and remind yourself you have made it to Greece.
For a quieter and more serene introduction to Mykonos beaches, you can visit Agios Ioannis.
With a full day to visit Mykonos, you can take to the beach and lounge under the Mediterranean sun or explore the island’s history and culture. Above the water connected to the main town of Mykonos stands a whitewashed church with foundations dating back to the 15th century. The craggy facade makes it look as though it were carved out of a rock. The Folklore Museum captures the island with a typical windmill at the front and a library inside the galleries dedicated to manuscripts, maps, and photographs that share part of the story of the island, including tales of its connection to the ancient ruins at Delos across the water.
History lovers can enjoy unmasking the past with a visit to the archeological museum looming above the old harbor where relics span six rooms and the courtyard. Statues of Hercules and Aphrodite frame the entrance and exhibits share artifacts dating back to the 25th century BCE.
Find the oldest artifact on display in the archeological museum. What is it? What does it look like? How old is it and what has it seen in its time?
If you want a remote and quiet beach for the day, you can visit Agios Sostis.
The island of Delos is fewer than seven miles away from Mykonos’s coastline and makes for a fascinating day trip uncovering the history and mythology of the ancient world. As one of the most important archeological sites in the country, you will walk through the ancient and sacred sites dating back to the 9th century BCE.
Greeks traveled from all over the region to pay tribute to the twins, Apollo and Artemis. When you arrive by boat, you can see outlines of the Terrace of the Lions, where white marble cats stand guard over the Sacred Lake. At the Sacred Precinct, ruins reflect the temples and altars built over years of worship including the rams’ horns set around the former Ionic temple of Keraton.
Stand at the edge of the Sacred Lake, which now stands empty, and listen for the rustling of palm trees, lapping waves, or footsteps brushing against the pathways.
Don’t miss the museum to see images of a number of marble images collected in the galleries to protect them from the elements.
Today is your first day of work while in Greece. Create and put in place a ritual that will allow you to start work easily. By implementing a habit and routine with intention, you can easily step in and out of work, even when in a new environment. When work is completed, use your ritual to step away from the work mindset and back into your interest in exploring with a boat tour of Mykonos.
Enjoy the views of the island from the water with a panorama that involves all the iconic sights including the windmills and colorful homes hanging above the harbor known as Little Venice. The boat may anchor near a beach, where you can leap into the warm water, snorkel in search of local fish, and simply enjoy the magical atmosphere of Mykonos.
Sit in the sea breeze. Turn off your phone. Memorize the view of Mykonos Town. When you return to your accommodation, try to recall the image of the panorama.
For dinner, you can try the local onion pie known as kremidopita for flavor and comfort in every bite.
Focus on your ritual and stepping into work in the morning. Enjoy a Greek coffee and a pastry or listen to the brushing waves along the sand, whatever you have decided to be your ritual while in Greece. When you have finished work for the day, you may have time to hit the beach once more before your Workation representative takes you to the harbor for your ferry to Santirini.
The ferry ride is part of the mystic and beauty of Greece. You can enjoy traveling across the water and the views of the open ocean interrupted with sporadic islands until you reach Santorini’s natural harbor inside the famous caldera. Meet your Workation representative and enjoy the comfortable accommodation pre-vetted for any necessary amenities for a successful Workation. You can relax and enjoy your first view of the island’s stunning cliffs overlooking the glistening Aegean Sea.
If your accommodation is near the caldera, you can close your eyes and listen to the breeze, the water, and the night. How does it feel? What do you hear? Pay attention to the little details you overlook with your eyes open.
Enjoy your introduction to Santorini with Fava me Koukia, mashed up fava beans with rich and fresh flavors.
You may have to secure your ritual once more after changing accommodations but with the combination of habit and intention, you can easily refocus and start your workday. It’s equally important to set the habit that allows you step away from the work frame of mind, disconnecting from emails and projects to enjoy your time in Greece.
After work, visit the village of Oia to enjoy the iconic views of Santorini. Marble pathways weave above the cliffs to churches with whitewashed walls and blue domes, as well windmills clinging to the terraces and castle tower looming tall above the quiet marina. Art galleries share specific perspectives of local paintings, ceramics, and photographs while restaurants offer traditional seafood dishes focused on grilled octopus or shrimp saganaki. You can enjoy the famous Santorini sunset from the village known for painting the sky rich reds, oranges, and purples.
During sunset, turn off your phone and enjoy the colors. Do they swirl together or are they layered? What do you hear? Does it add to the atmosphere?
If you have the time, you can hike the hanging trail between Oia and Fira.
You should be well connected to your work-life balance in Greece with an established ritual that helps you focus quickly on the work you need to get done. You can start early to make sure you finish your projects in time for your sunset cruise through the caldera. Known for the water, cliffs, and colors of the setting sun, taking a sunset cruise around Santorini’s caldera gives you the chance to take it all in at once.
Your captain can cast the sail and take off through the tranquil blue water, rounding the lighthouse hanging at the top of the cliffs and stopping at the fantastic rust-colored sands of the Red Beach. You can dive into the water to enjoy the warm, soothing temperature before continuing to the edge of the shores of the volcanic landmass at the heart of the caldera. Formed by cooled magma, you may feel warm pockets of water from the thermal springs before you follow the trail to the top of the islet. As you sail back to the marina, you can watch the sun as it paints the horizon once more with rich, vibrant color.
Practice mindful breathing while on the boat. You don’t need to change your breathing at all. Just be aware of it. Count your in-breath and out-breath. How long do they last? Are they changing as you sail?
Turn your phone off during the boat tour and just enjoy the ride.
With your final workday in Greece, you can enjoy the separation between the week and weekend with a wine tour. With one of Europe’s most ancient vines and varieties, as well as a unique system for growing grapes, you can learn a lot about the cultural history of the island through the evolution of the winemaking process.
You may see a combination of vines growing at the vineyards, with traditional rows as well as vines wrapped into baskets to protect the grapes from the wind. The rough soil conditions instill in the grapes stronger flavors that can combine elements of volcanic minerals, the sea breeze, and the intense sun. Taste a sweet white wine that uses grapes dried by the sun. You can find hints of raisins, plum, and mint.
When wine tasting, close your eyes to get a better impression of the aromas and flavors of the wine, as well as how it feels around your tongue.
If you’re interested in sustainable options, you can visit wineries using traditional methods that are more environmentally friendly.
You can spend a full day in Akrotiri, a corner of Santorini with a lighthouse, charming town, and ancient city buried beneath the ash of a volcanic eruption. The site dates back to teh Minoan civilization and is often thought to be the inspiration for the myth of Atlantis due to its wealth, power, and position as the center of Mediterranean trade.
It is easier to visit the ancient archeological site with a guide who can give you more information on the size, scale, and remains of the ruins. Only one-third of the city has been excavated since the mid-19th century. Find ceramic pots intact as you walk around the houses of the former inhabitants to see the Spring Fresco showing lilies growing out of volcanic soil.
Close your eyes and imagine what the city must have looked like at its height. What other images can you find while walking around?
While in Akrotiri you can also visit the lighthouse for an incredible view.
Depending on the time of your flight, you can enjoy the views from Fira and walk down to the harbor. The cable car can transfer you back to the cliffside making the panorama along the way well worth the trip. Your Workation representative will meet you at your accommodation when you are ready and take you to the airport. You can continue home or extend your Workation package to include Athens or a nearby country like Croatia or Italy.
Observe your final thoughts in Greece. What are they about? Are they about work, your trip, or returning home? Don’t judge, but take five minutes to notice what you are thinking about.
The Santorini airport can get backed up. Your Workation representative will give you plenty of time to reach the airport.
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