Athens and Crete unfolded - Winter time

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Chania city old port and lighthouse early in the morning, Crete island
per person in a triple room From 1395

Cosmopolitan Athens and picturesque Crete can offer you a unique winter experience flavored with the Greek history and everyday life, included in a package enriched with special services for elegant tastes. Start your journey from the capital of Greece and culture, Athens. A place where archaeological sites of extreme fame and beauty lie adjacent to steel-and-glass buildings. Enjoy quality services while discovering the exquisite creations of the ancient Greeks and take advantage of your free time for strolling, shopping and discovering cozy bars in the streets of this modern metropolis. Next stop, the largest and most populous island of Greece, Crete. Let us guide you through the diverse and majestic natural environment of the island’s countryside, among traditional villages, incredible landscapes, vibrant cities and remnants of ancient Greek civilizations. Walk through the straits of the old town of Chania and admire its Venetian fortifications. Unfold the secrets of its eventful past, admire the land dotted with cypress groves, vineyards, and olive trees, try to be open to gastronomic suggestions that will sweep you off your feet, enjoy the locals’ hospitality and admire beautiful seascapes.

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 4 nights accommodation in Chania town of Crete
  • Air tickets Athens - Chania - Athens
  • Athens sightseeing morning organized tour (aprox.4hrs)
  • Chania town private walking tour (aprox. 2hrs)
  • Full Day private tour to Knossos and Heraklion City 
  • Entrance fees during Athens & Knossos sightseeing tours
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts
  • Hotel taxes

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts and gratuities for cruises
  • Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
  •  VISA expenses 

* Optional Cooking lesson in English available on request in Crete (at extra cost)
** Optional private guided tour to countryside with lunch available at an additional cost of 145,00 euros per person

 

  • Day 1: Athens On arrival at Athens International airport you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel.Rest of the day at leisure,overnight in Athens.
  • Day 2: Athens After breakfast we meet you at your hotel, in order to start the morning half day organized Athens sightseeing tour.Rest of the afternoon at leisure,overnight in Athens.
  • Day 3: Athens /Crete Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch a 50minutes flight to Chania airport of Crete.You will be met at the airport for your transfer to your hotel in the old town. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Chania town.
  • Day 4: Chania Enjoy a private walking tour around the old town and the Venetian port. Our walk will allow you to visit the most important sites, such as the Venetian fortifications, the Arsenals, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Food Market, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish quarters behind the inner harbor. The tour will also bring out plenty of hidden spots off the beaten track, which reflect the mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere. A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain an understanding of how the city's multilayered history has unfolded. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania.
  • Day 5: Chania Depart Chania for full day private tour to Knossos in the outskirts of Heraklion, where a qualified guide will meet you for a private tour around the site. Knossos Palace, one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, is presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a knowledgeable archaeology guide, who promises to offer in-depth, personal attention, you will browse through the restored palace, piecing together the threads of the story of this great civilization through the structures the Minoans lived in. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos Tour, you will tgravel into central Heraklion for w a walk around its historical center and main sites and a viist to th recently renovated Archeological Musuem . The most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture in the world is housed in this museum, that is one of teh most visited ones Greece,with an exhibition of artifacts, covering a period of 5.000 years. Eartly evening return in Chania for οvernight .
  • Day 6: Chania Free at disposal to explore the old as well as new part of the City OR Optrional private guided tour to countryside.
  • Day 7: Chania -Athens Transfer to Chania airport and catch a 50minutes flight to Athens.On arrival at the airport you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel.Rest of the day at leisure,overnight in Athens.
  • Day 8: Athens airport Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport for your flight back home.

 

 

  • Day 1: Athens On arrival at Athens International airport you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel.Rest of the day at leisure,overnight in Athens.
  • Day 2: Athens After breakfast we meet you at your hotel, in order to start the morning half day organized Athens sightseeing tour.Rest of the afternoon at leisure,overnight in Athens.
  • Day 3: Athens /Crete Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch a 50minutes flight to Chania airport of Crete.You will be met at the airport for your transfer to your hotel in the old town. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Chania town.
  • Day 4: Chania Enjoy a private walking tour around the old town and the Venetian port. Our walk will allow you to visit the most important sites, such as the Venetian fortifications, the Arsenals, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Food Market, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish quarters behind the inner harbor. The tour will also bring out plenty of hidden spots off the beaten track, which reflect the mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere. A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain an understanding of how the city's multilayered history has unfolded. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania.
  • Day 5: Chania Depart Chania for full day private tour to Knossos in the outskirts of Heraklion, where a qualified guide will meet you for a private tour around the site. Knossos Palace, one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, is presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a knowledgeable archaeology guide, who promises to offer in-depth, personal attention, you will browse through the restored palace, piecing together the threads of the story of this great civilization through the structures the Minoans lived in. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos Tour, you will tgravel into central Heraklion for w a walk around its historical center and main sites and a viist to th recently renovated Archeological Musuem . The most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture in the world is housed in this museum, that is one of teh most visited ones Greece,with an exhibition of artifacts, covering a period of 5.000 years. Eartly evening return in Chania for οvernight .
  • Day 6: Chania Free at disposal to explore the old as well as new part of the City OR Optrional private guided tour to countryside.
  • Day 7: Chania -Athens Transfer to Chania airport and catch a 50minutes flight to Athens.On arrival at the airport you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel.Rest of the day at leisure,overnight in Athens.
  • Day 8: Athens airport Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport for your flight back home.

 

  • For a minimum of 2 persons
  • Valid from: Nov 15th,2016-March 15th, 2017 with the holiday season Dec 20th, 2016-Jan 05th, 2017 excluded
  • During Sundays and Holidays there will be extra cost for the private tours.
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Athens: 4-star New Hotel (Superior Room) or similar
  • Chania/Crete: 4-star Porto Veneziano (Sea View rooms - only Triple room standard) 
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Nov 01 - March 3113951555

Not available for arrivals from 20 December 2016 to 05 January 2017.