IMPORTANT NOTE: All Organized Excursions included in our tailor-made private packages or purchased separately, can be executed as private experiences. Private Yachting is also available (additional cost applies).

Athens - Crete

Duration: 8 Days /7 Nights
Chania harbor at night
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 1861

This package is specifically designed to give travelers a thorough experience of Crete, the largest Greek island which marks the boundary between Europe and Africa. Its diverse geography contains imposing mountains, deep gorges and fruitful valleys covered with palm and cedar forests, olive trees, orange groves and vineyards. Before all that though you get the chance to feel the pulse of the capital and immerse yourself in ancient Greek history via a meticulously planned sightseeing tour. The lively nightlife of Athens is sure to accommodate every taste, with bars and restaurants of all kinds spread around the city.

In Crete you will get a taste of the traditional lifestyle, in an island famous for its warm hospitality. While exploring the island you will find old stone farmhouses, monasteries, villages perched on mountain ridges, castles and chapels forgotten on steep slopes and Venetian ports, all of which have rendered Crete a favorite destination of many. The island's distance from the mainland has led to the creation of customs and traditions that you won't find anywhere else in Greece. On the same note, Crete is home to numerous delicacies that are an amalgamation of Mediterranean cuisine, local produce and Anatolian spices, thus this package also entails an abundance of meals to maximize your Cretan experience.

Why not enrich this experience with the ever-popular Santorini?

Arrival in Athens: Daily (May - October)

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens at the 4-star hotel Athens Gate / Electra or similar
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Crete at the 5-star hotel Porto Elounda (Main building) or similar
  • Last night hotel accommodation in Athens at the 5-star hotel Hilton (Executive room - Acropolis View) or similar
  • Domestic roundtrip plane tickets Athens-Crete-Athens
  • Half day Athens city tour including the Acropolis Museum
  • Transfers in Athens and Crete (airport-hotel-airport)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners on Crete
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tour
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International flight tickets to/from Greece
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips to drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses, if necessary
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Athens
    Our representative will meet you at the airport to welcome you to Greece and answer any questions you may have. Afterwards you will be transported to your hotel where you can take a load off before heading out to the city for your first taste of Athenian culture. The old and the new come together in a city that combines a cornucopia of ancient history with all the comforts of modern life.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After a fulfilling breakfast, you will meet your guide and embark on a journey through the ancient world with a private Athens sightseeing tour. Visit some of the most important landmarks of the city like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, the University, the National Library and more in a tour that will culminate at the Acropolis Museum, home to more than 4000 exhibits from Ancient Greece!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 - Arrival in Crete
    You have a transfer from your hotel to the airport waiting for you in order to catch your flight to Crete. Once there, our local collaborator will be waiting to take you to your selected hotel. Take advantage of the rest of your afternoon to walk through the city and see all it has to offer. If you arrive early enough you may even have time to book a tour to the Ancient Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Days 4, 5 & 6 - Explore Crete
    You will have three full days in Crete to traverse the historic island and experience all it has to offer. Picturesque villages away from the maddening crowds host small taverns which will delight you with delicacies that effortlessly combine Anatolian and Mediterranean flavors. The gorges of Imbros and Samaria on the west side of the island offer ample opportunity for hiking amidst striking scenery and releasing the outdoorsman in you. For those looking to relaxing in a beach and soak in the Greek sun, the pink coral beach of Elafonissi and the palm tree laden beach of Preveli will have you wondering whether you boarded a wrong flight and ended up somewhere in the Caribbean! Whichever way you choose to spend your days on the island, Crete offers something for every taste!
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
     
  • Day 7: Return to Athens
    In the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to catch your flight back to Athens. Make the most of your last night in Athens by combining some last minute shopping with sightseeing and one last traditional Greek dinner.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 - Departure from Athens
    Our assistant will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Athens airport in order to board your flight back back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Athens
    Our representative will meet you at the airport to welcome you to Greece and answer any questions you may have. Afterwards you will be transported to your hotel where you can take a load off before heading out to the city for your first taste of Athenian culture. The old and the new come together in a city that combines a cornucopia of ancient history with all the comforts of modern life.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After a fulfilling breakfast, you will meet your guide and embark on a journey through the ancient world with a private Athens sightseeing tour. Visit some of the most important landmarks of the city like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, the University, the National Library and more in a tour that will culminate at the Acropolis Museum, home to more than 4000 exhibits from Ancient Greece!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 - Arrival in Crete
    You have a transfer from your hotel to the airport waiting for you in order to catch your flight to Crete. Once there, our local collaborator will be waiting to take you to your selected hotel. Take advantage of the rest of your afternoon to walk through the city and see all it has to offer. If you arrive early enough you may even have time to book a tour to the Ancient Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Days 4, 5 & 6 - Explore Crete
    You will have three full days in Crete to traverse the historic island and experience all it has to offer. Picturesque villages away from the maddening crowds host small taverns which will delight you with delicacies that effortlessly combine Anatolian and Mediterranean flavors. The gorges of Imbros and Samaria on the west side of the island offer ample opportunity for hiking amidst striking scenery and releasing the outdoorsman in you. For those looking to relaxing in a beach and soak in the Greek sun, the pink coral beach of Elafonissi and the palm tree laden beach of Preveli will have you wondering whether you boarded a wrong flight and ended up somewhere in the Caribbean! Whichever way you choose to spend your days on the island, Crete offers something for every taste!
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
     
  • Day 7: Return to Athens
    In the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to catch your flight back to Athens. Make the most of your last night in Athens by combining some last minute shopping with sightseeing and one last traditional Greek dinner.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 - Departure from Athens
    Our assistant will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Athens airport in order to board your flight back back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast