1st day: Athens
After your arrival in Athens our representative will meet you and assist with your transfer to your Hotel in Athens. Enjoy the rest of the day free to have a first impression of the City.
2nd day: Athens – Sightseeing
Athens Sightseeing – In the morning we begin our visit of Athens showing the highlights of the city with a panoramic tour in the center. We will see the Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus and after to the Constitution square called “Syntagma” where the presidential guard, called “Evzonos”, is in front of the Greek parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then we will go to the Panathinaikos stadium that was originally built in 329aC, where the first Olympics of the modern era in 1896 were held. After the drive through the center, we will visit the Acropolis and Parthenon, this magnificent monument built during the Golden age of Pericles at the time of 447BC dedicated to the Goddess Athena. Finally, we will visit the new Acropolis Museum, a building of a modern architecture, with the unique antiquities from the Acropolis.
After the tour, enjoy a free afternoon to explore the center of Athens which lies around Acropolis, passing through Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio with a pleasant atmosphere of the ancient city.
3rd day: Mykonos
Transfer from the Hotel to the port for your ferry to the island of Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover the cosmopolitan town of Mykonos or explore some of the beaches. In the evening enjoy a cocktail at the “little Venice” with fantastic views of the sunset.
4th day: Mykonos
Free day in the island. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this spectacular island, home of the “jet set”. Stroll through the cobblestoned paths of Hora in the day for shopping and at night for the world-famous nightlife, which usually ends at sunrise.
5th day: Mykonos
Free day in the island of Mykonos. Explore the island which has a variety of beaches and beach bars, each with different characteristics. In the afternoon, a walk through the narrow alleys of the center will unveil the charm and uniqueness of the island where you can see the famous windmills formerly used by the inhabitants, typical of the Cycladic architecture. In the evening enjoy a cocktail in one of the numerous bars scattered around the sidewalks of the center “hora” and enjoy the famous night out in the island.
Alternatively visit the island of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites, that are part of history and Greek mythology. Delos was considered in Greek mythology as a holy sanctuary, which is the birthplace of the gods Apollo and Artemis.
6th day: Santorini
Transfer from the Hotel to the port for the ferry to island of Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day free for first impression of the island.
7th day: Santorini
Free day in the island of Santorini. The island of Santorini is famous for its spectacular views of the Caldera, the typical whitewashed houses with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Around 1600 BC the island was the site of the Minoan eruption, which left a large crater named Caldera and was possibly the cause of the extinction of the Minoan civilization of Crete with a giant tsunami caused by the eruption. Another theory says that this was the origin of the legend of Atlantis.
8th day: Santorini
Free day in Santorini. Santorini has unique volcanic sand beaches with black or red colors depending on which beach you visit. The afternoon don’t miss the famous sunset seen in the typical village of Oia (pronounced Ia), where the sun seems to sink into the Aegean blue sea.
9th day: Crete
Transfer from Hotel to Santorini port for the ferry to the island of Crete – Heraklio. Upon arrival in Heraklio – Crete, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon to walk around the ancient city of Heraklio which has a wide variety of restaurants and bars, where you can experience the typical Cretan cuisine which is the basis of Mediterranean cuisine. The evening is free to be able to taste the famous Cretan typical drink called “raki” and the characteristic sound of the Cretan music.
10th & 11th day: Crete
Two free days to know the largest island in Greece, where the Minoan civilization existed and the Palace of Knossos which was the political and economic center of that time. The Venetian castle in Rethymnon is a place that will leave you speechless as well as a walk through the Samaria Gorge, which is a tourist attraction for nature lovers.
12th day: Return
Departure transfer to Heraklio airport and flight to Athens to connect to your onward flight.
- 2 nights in Athens at your chosen Hotel category
- 3 nights in Mykonos at your chosen Hotel category
- 3 nights in Santorini at your chosen Hotel category
- 3 nights in Crete at your chosen Hotel category
- Daily breakfast
- Arrival and departure transfers, private in Athens and Heraklio and shared in Mykonos and Santorini
- Orientation meeting with representative on arrival in Athens for a local guidance and assistance in the transfer.
- City tour in Athens, Acropolis and the museum with official English speaking guide, including entrances.
- Ferry tickets between Athens – Mykonos
- Hydrofoil tickets between Mykonos – Santorini
- Hydrofoil tickets between Santorini – Heraklio
- Flight from Heraklio – Athens
- Flight taxes
- Hotel taxes from € 0,5 up to € 4,0 per room per night, payable directly at the Hotel.
- Porter fees
- Optional tours
- Everything that is not specifically stated on the itinerary and inclusions
- Domestic flights have allowance of 1 luggage of maximum 23Kg (50 pounds) per person.