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 1923

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)

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 3 nights accommodation in Naxos
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santorini
  • 1 night accommodation in Heraklion-Crete
  • 3 nights accommodation in Chania-Crete
  • Half day Athens city tour with Acropolis Museum
  • Domestic flight tickets Chania(Crete) - Athens
  • Ferry boat tickets (A’ class) or High-speed boat tickets (economy class | seats with pre-assigned number) Athens - Naxos - Santorini - Heraklion(Crete)
  • Transfers in Athens (airport - hotel - port & airport - hotel - airport)
  • Transfers in Naxos & Santorini (port - hotel - port)
  • 4 days car rental in Crete (AUT 1300cc)
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Meals:13 breakfasts
  • VAT for all services

 

Not included:

  • International flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guide and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)

 

Optional: You can upgrade the Athens city tour into a private one at additional cost.

  • Day 1 – Arrival at 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 at 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. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited islands in the world as people have lived there since the 4th Millennium BCE. Excavations around the island constantly bring to light ancient artifacts. After exploring its history, be sure to try Naxian wine in one of the island’s many fishing taverns.
    Overnight: Naxos
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 – Arrival at 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
    Two days free to explore the volcanic island of Santorini. This gem of an island will dazzle you with golden sunsets overlooking the wonderful caldera. Beaches laid with volcanic pebbles of all colors surround the island. Quench your thirst for history in the archaeological sites located the south end, before returning to Fira or Oia for some Greek delicacies, always accompanied by locally produced wine.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 9 – Arrival at Crete
    You will have the morning free at your disposal to say goodbye to Santorini. In the afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Heraklion (Crete). Upon arrival pick up your rental car and make your way to your hotel. 
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 – Crete (Heraklion)
    The sky is the limit with your own vehicle at your disposal. We recommend a visit to the Knossos Palace and the surrounding areas before proceeding in the afternoon to West Crete - visiting on the way also Rethymno Town. Arriving at Chania for overnight.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 11 & 12 – Crete (Chania)
    Two days at your disposal to explore Western Crete. Establishing the picturesque town of Chania as your base, we recommend driving to the traditional nearby villages, where you can taste home-made delicacies you won’t find anywhere else in the world. In the evening, stroll through the narrow streets of Chania and settle in a tavern on the Venetian port, overlooked by the stone lighthouse.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 13 – Return to Athens
    Drop off the rental car at the Chania airport and get on your domestic flight back to Athens (duration approx. 1 hour). Upon arrival you have a transfer to your hotel in Athens
    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 at 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 at 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. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited islands in the world as people have lived there since the 4th Millennium BCE. Excavations around the island constantly bring to light ancient artifacts. After exploring its history, be sure to try Naxian wine in one of the island’s many fishing taverns.
    Overnight: Naxos
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 – Arrival at 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
    Two days free to explore the volcanic island of Santorini. This gem of an island will dazzle you with golden sunsets overlooking the wonderful caldera. Beaches laid with volcanic pebbles of all colors surround the island. Quench your thirst for history in the archaeological sites located the south end, before returning to Fira or Oia for some Greek delicacies, always accompanied by locally produced wine.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 9 – Arrival at Crete
    You will have the morning free at your disposal to say goodbye to Santorini. In the afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Heraklion (Crete). Upon arrival pick up your rental car and make your way to your hotel. 
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 – Crete (Heraklion)
    The sky is the limit with your own vehicle at your disposal. We recommend a visit to the Knossos Palace and the surrounding areas before proceeding in the afternoon to West Crete - visiting on the way also Rethymno Town. Arriving at Chania for overnight.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 11 & 12 – Crete (Chania)
    Two days at your disposal to explore Western Crete. Establishing the picturesque town of Chania as your base, we recommend driving to the traditional nearby villages, where you can taste home-made delicacies you won’t find anywhere else in the world. In the evening, stroll through the narrow streets of Chania and settle in a tavern on the Venetian port, overlooked by the stone lighthouse.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 13 – Return to Athens
    Drop off the rental car at the Chania airport and get on your domestic flight back to Athens (duration approx. 1 hour). Upon arrival you have a transfer to your hotel in Athens
    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
  • To ensure the safety of our guests, all transfers will be private and in line with health protocols.
  • The hotels included in our vacation programs comply with the mandatory health and safety protocols instituted by the Greek National Health Organization in collaboration with the Greek Government.
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Athens: 3-star Plaka  (standard room) or similar
  • Naxos: 3-star Ariadne (classic room partial sea view / family apartment partial sea view for 3 persons) or similar
  • Santorini: 3-star Petri Suites (premium suite sea view / comfort suite garden view for 3 persons) or similar   
  • Crete: 3-star Lato Hotel (superior room city view) or similar in Heraklion and 3-star Kriti Hotel (superior room sea view / suite sea view for 3 persons) or similar in Chania 
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
May 09 - 31 & Sept 26 - Oct 31175019233194
June 01 - 19 194621433630
June 20 - July 15 & Sept 01 - 25200222153774
July 16 - Aug 31215424034150
Group 2
  • Athens: 4-star Athens Gate (superior room) or similar   
  • Naxos: 4-star Alkyoni Beach (executive room sea view / standard room sea view for 3 persons) or similar
  • Santorini: 4-star Belvedere (superior room caldera view / junior suite caldera view for 3 persons) or similar    
  • Crete: 4-star Ibis Styles (executive room city view / junior suite city view for 3 persons) or similar in Heraklion and 4-star Porto Veneziano (standard room sea view / junior suite sea view for 3 persons) or similar in Chania
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
May 03 - 25 & Oct 11 - 20211223394027
May 26 - June 30226025554447
July 01 - 10 & Aug 27 - Oct 10241027074756
July 11 - Aug 26250228355016

Notice: At the Athens Gate Hotel a triple room can accommodate 2 adults & 1 child up to 14 years old. Alternative accommodation will be offered for 3 adults.

Group 3
  • Athens: 5-star Electra Palace (superior room Acropolis view / classic room for 3 persons) or similar
  • Naxos: 5-star Naxos Island (standard room side-sea view / family room for 3 persons) or similar
  • Santorini: 5-star Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort (dorian suite / athenian suite for 3 persons) or similar
  • Crete: 5-star GDM Megaron (executive room sea view / junior suite city view for 3 persons) or similar in Heraklion and 5-star Casa Delfino (suite 1-bedroom / standard room for 1 person) or similar in Chania
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
May 17 - 31 & Oct 01 - 15263928224804
June 01 - 15 & Sept 16 - 30287931065372
June 16 - 30 & Sept 01 - 15304732705700
July 01 - Aug 31315233985962