Athens, Mykonos, Santorini & Crete
9 Days: Athens, Piraeus, Mykonos, Santorini, Heraklion, Crete
Arrive in Athens, Greece’s historic capital and the birthplace of the Olympics. Explore its world famous monuments, including the Acropolis, which has fascinated travelers for centuries. Discover Mykonos, the charming island known for its nightlife and beautiful beaches. Visit Santorini for breathtaking views of the volcano and witness one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Depart for Crete, the biggest of the Greek islands and appreciate the unique Cretan food while learning more about the Minoan civilization.
Day 01 – Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day 02 – City tour / Athens (B)
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.
Day 03 – Piraeus – Mykonos / Mykonos (B)
In the morning we will be transferred to the port of Piraeus to catch the local ferry to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04 – At leisure / Mykonos (B)
At leisure to explore the famous island, a meeting point of the international “jet set”. Discover its amazing beaches, and enjoy the unique night-life.
Day 05 – Mykonos – Santorini / Santorini (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the port of Mykonos in time to catch the local high-speed ferry to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 06 – At leisure / Santorini (B)
At leisure to explore the magical island of Santorini. Discover Fira & Oia with the breathtaking views to the volcano, and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Explore the unique black-sanded beaches or take a boat tour to the islands of the caldera.
Day 07 – Santorini – Heraklion / Crete (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the port of Santorini in time to catch the local high-speed ferry to Heraklion. Arrival in Crete and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 08 – At leisure / Crete (B)
At leisure to explore the biggest of the Greek islands. Make sure to try the unique Cretan food, explore the Minoan civilization at Knossos, discover the beautiful beaches of Elounda, and enjoy a boat ride to historical Spinalonga.
Day 09 – Departure (B)
Morning at leisure until the time to transfer to the airport.
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|*For departures within the Greek Orthodox Easter week, please ask as itineraries may not be available or maybe altered.|
|Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Or Similar (FC)|
|Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Radisson Blue, Hotel Royal Olympic, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand Or Similar (DLX)|
|Hotel Harmony, Hotel Elena, Hotel Kamari, Hotel Yannaki, Hotel San Antonio, Hotel Pelican Bay, Hotel Madalena Or Similar (FC)|
|Hotel Porto Mykonos, Hotel Pietra & Mare, Hotel Saint John, Hotel Mykonian Ambassador, Royal Myconian Or Similar (DLX)|
|Hotel Splendour, Hotel El Greco, Hotel Santorini Palace, Hotel Aphrodite Venus, Hotel Acqua Vatos, Hotel Albatros,|
|Hotel Rocabella, Hotel Theoxenia, Hotel Orizontes Or Similar (FC)|
|Hotel Majestic, Hotel Lillium, Hotel Cliff Side suites, Hotel De sol, Villa Lucas Or Similar (DLX)|
|Hotel Lato Boutique, Hotel Olive Greece, Hotel Ibis Styles Or Similar (FC)|
|Hotel Galaxy, Hotel Aquila Atlantis Or Similar (DLX)|
- Accommodation on BB, 2 nights in Athens, 2 nights in Mykonos, 2 nights in Santorini and 2 nights in Crete.
- Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
- All transfers
- Ferry tickets Piraeus – Mykonos regular ferry and Mykonos – Santorini // Santorini – Heraklion with high-speed ferry, economy class.
- Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English speaking representative
- All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
- All taxes and our services
- Any meals other than those mentioned above
- Any drinks during included meals
- Any personal expenses
- Any tips
- Any porterage at hotels.
- Internal flight from Crete to Athens
- Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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