Athens - Naxos - Santorini - Crete

Duration: 14 Days /13 Nights
Famous shipwreck beach at Imeri Gramvousa islet near Chania city, Crete island
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 2273

This is a package oriented towards travelers for an extensive vacation to islandic destinations. Beginning in Athens, you will have the opportunity to witness the wonders left behind by the ancient Greeks in a city that transcends the definition of "historic". In every corner of this modern European metropolis you will find opportunities for sightseeing between traditional taverns and upscale bar-restaurants. The half day city tour that is included in this package will take you to some of the most important monuments of antiquity and offer a starting point for your own explorations. The island-hopping part of your trip starts in Naxos, a traditional island on the heart of Cyclades. Scattered around the island you will come across small villages where the locals still wear traditional dress and weave looms. An authentic Naxian experience cannot be complete without a glass of local wine after a day of hiking the trails that lead to remote sandy beaches.

You will certainly rediscover the true beauty of nature before you even set foot on your next destination. As you approach the port of Thira in Santorini, the town perched on the volcanic cliff will be enough to make you feel that this trip was worth it. And that's before you see the famous Red Beach and White Beach that are laid with volcanic pebbles or catch the view from the top of Imerovigli. As the sun dives towards the Aegean and the symphony of illumination paints the sky in an awe-inspiring hue, you will come to understand what is it that makes Santorini so special. The final stop on your magnificent journey is the enormous island of Crete. We know it's not very easy to explore as much of Crete as you would like in a single trip so this package has a twist! With four days on the island spent in both the urban Heraklion and the picturesque Chania, you will be able to plan your own excursion to the multitude of traditional villages and towns spread around the vicinity. Try your best to taste as many Cretan delicacies as you can to experience the culinary art of combining Mediterranean products with oriental herbs and spices. 

Why not combine this experience with a visit to cosmopolitan Mykonos or the medieval island of Rhodes?

Operated Daily (May - October)

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens at the 3-star hotel Philippos or similar
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Naxos at the 3-star hotel Galaxy or similar
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini at the 5-star hotel Volcano view or similar
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Heraklion-Crete at the 5-star hotel Galaxy or similar
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Chania-Crete at the 5-star hotel Domus Renier or similar
  • Last night hotel accommodation in Athens at the 5-star hotel New or similar
  • Half day Athens city tour including Acropolis Museum
  • Transfers in Athens (airport-hotel-port & airport-hotel-airport)
  • All transfers in Naxos & Santorini (port-hotel- port)
  • Ferry boat tickets (A’ class) or High-speed boat tickets (economy class) Piraeus-Naxos-Santorini-Heraklion(Crete)
  • Flight tickets Chania(Crete)-Athens
  • 4-Days Car rental in Crete (Peugeot 208 aut. A/C or similar)
  • Meals:13 breakfasts
  • Free travel insurance
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International flight tickets
  • Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and/or dinner
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)
  • Day 1 – Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our taxi or private minibus driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Morning sightseeing tour of Athens' most famous sights including a visit to the spectacular Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 – Arrival in Naxos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on the ferry to Naxos. On arrival you have a transfer to your selected hotel for 3 nights stay.
    Overnight: Naxos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 4 & 5 – Naxos
    Naxos is an island of beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles and homes. Naxos has been continuously inhabited since the 4th Millennium BC and excavations around the island bring to light ancient artefacts and buildings almost daily.
    Overnight: Naxos
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 – Arrival in Santorini
    Transfer from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Santorini. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for 3 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 7 & 8 – Santorini
    Free days. Volcanic island, known as the "Lost Atlantis", fascinating for its white houses on the rocks and black sand beaches. Opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable sunset in the capital "Fira" or the beautiful area "Oia".
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 9 – Arrival in Crete
    Morning free at disposal. Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Heraklion (Crete). Upon arrival pick up car rental and make your way to your hotel. 
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 – Crete (Heraklion)
    You may visit Knossos Palace and surrounding area of Heraklion with rented car, and proceed in the afternoon to West Crete - visiting on the way also Rethymnon Town. Arriving in Chania for overnight.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 11 & 12 – Crete (Chania)
    Free days to explore west Crete.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 13 – Return to Athens
    Drop off car rental at Chania airport and domestic plane tickets back to Athens ( 60 minutes flight). Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for last night.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 14 – Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our taxi driver for your departure flight.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 1 – Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our taxi or private minibus driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Morning sightseeing tour of Athens' most famous sights including a visit to the spectacular Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 – Arrival in Naxos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on the ferry to Naxos. On arrival you have a transfer to your selected hotel for 3 nights stay.
    Overnight: Naxos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 4 & 5 – Naxos
    Naxos is an island of beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles and homes. Naxos has been continuously inhabited since the 4th Millennium BC and excavations around the island bring to light ancient artefacts and buildings almost daily.
    Overnight: Naxos
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 – Arrival in Santorini
    Transfer from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Santorini. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for 3 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 7 & 8 – Santorini
    Free days. Volcanic island, known as the "Lost Atlantis", fascinating for its white houses on the rocks and black sand beaches. Opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable sunset in the capital "Fira" or the beautiful area "Oia".
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 9 – Arrival in Crete
    Morning free at disposal. Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Heraklion (Crete). Upon arrival pick up car rental and make your way to your hotel. 
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 – Crete (Heraklion)
    You may visit Knossos Palace and surrounding area of Heraklion with rented car, and proceed in the afternoon to West Crete - visiting on the way also Rethymnon Town. Arriving in Chania for overnight.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 11 & 12 – Crete (Chania)
    Free days to explore west Crete.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 13 – Return to Athens
    Drop off car rental at Chania airport and domestic plane tickets back to Athens ( 60 minutes flight). Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for last night.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 14 – Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our taxi driver for your departure flight.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast