Athens - Naxos - Santorini - Crete - Rhodes

Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Balos beach blue lagoon, Gramvousa - Crete
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 2227

This is a package specifically designed for travelers who wish to spend a significant amount of time exploring diverse Aegean destinations. Your journey begins in Athens, the cradle of western civilization, where the ancient world still lingers on every corner of this modern European metropolis. As you walk through the streets of the city you will marvel at the ever-present monuments of eras long gone but no forgotten. Among them a multitude of modern bars and restaurants provide constant opportunities for refreshment and culinary experimentation. In the half day city tour you will visit some of the most important monuments of ancient Athens before given the chance to explore on your own. First stop on your Aegean adventure is the island of Naxos, a beacon of every aspect of Cycladic tradition. The true spirit of Cyclades comes alive on the small villages of the island, with locals still in traditional dress and delicacies the rest of Greece seems to have forgotten. Take the hiking trails to reach remote chapels and isolated beaches and have an authentic Naxian experience. Next up is the majestic Santorini, a staple of the Aegean islands. Golden sunsets, fine wine, towns perched on steep cliffs and a dormant volcano filled with water that has turned to a caldera, barely scratch the surface of Santorini.

Another stop on this can't-miss experience, is Crete, with 3 days to explore the vast Mediterranean island as you please. Establish your base at Heraklion and start daily excursions to Agios Nikolaos, Chania and Rethymno. Try every Cretan delicacy you can get your hands on, drink raki and enjoy the warm local hospitality. Before you return to Athens, you will spend 3 days in the medieval setting of Rhodes, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Colossus may be gone, but the island contains many other sights including the Medieval City, the Palace of the Grand Masters, mosques, UNESCO monuments, Hellenistic ruins, ancient temples, Byzantine churches and Turkish baths. How can you say no to a trip like that? 

Operated Daily (Apr-Oct)

  • 2 nights accommodation in Athens at the 3-star Philippos hotel or similar
  • 2 nights accommodation in Naxos at the 3-star  Galaxy hotel or similar
  • 2 nights accommodation in Santorini at the 4-star  El Greco hotel or similar
  • 3 nights accommodation in Crete at the 4-star  Olive Green hotel or similar
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rhodes at the 4-star Semiramis hotel or similar
  • Last night accommodation in Athens at the 5-star Wyndham Grand hotel / Athens Plaza hotel or similar
  • Athens half day city tour including the Acropolis Museum
  • Ferry boat tickets (A’ class) or High-speed boat tickets (economy class) Piraeus - Naxos - Santorini - Heraklion (Crete)
  • Domestic plane tickets Heraklion - Rhodes - Athens
  • Transfers in Athens (airport - hotel - port & airport - hotel - airport)
  • All transfers in Naxos & Santorini (port - hotel - port) & Rhodes (airport - hotel - airport)
  • Car rental on Crete island (pick up upon arrival Heraklion port / drop off prior departure Heraklio airport - Peugeot 208 Automatic A / C or similar)
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tours
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts
  • Free travel insurance
  • 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)

* Optional private City Tour at additional cost.

  • 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
     
  • Day 4 - 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: Breakfast
     
  • Day 5 - 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 2 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 6 - Santorini
    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: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 - Arrival in Crete (Heraklion)
    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
     
  • Days 8 & 9 - Crete
    Days free on the largest and southernmost island in Greece that marks the boundary between Europe and Africa. Its majestic mountains, gorges and valleys covered with palm and cedar forests, olive trees, orange groves and vineyards, its old stone farmhouses, monasteries and villages perched on mountain ridges, its castles and chapels forgotten on steep slopes, have all lured travellers since time immemorial. Its shores, lined with forbidding rocks, are often inaccessible but there are also several inviting sandy or pebble beaches.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 10 - Arrival in Rhodes
    After breakfast, you will drop off your rented car at Heraklion airport and catch your flight to Rhodes. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for 3 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Rhodes
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 11 & 12 - Rhodes
    Free days on the magnificent island of Rhodes to explore its medieval remnants, such as the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights, as well as its beautiful lacy beaches.
    Overnight: Rhodes
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 13 - Return to Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch your flight back to Athens. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel by our taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    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
     
  • Day 4 - 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: Breakfast
     
  • Day 5 - 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 2 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 6 - Santorini
    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: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 - Arrival in Crete (Heraklion)
    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
     
  • Days 8 & 9 - Crete
    Days free on the largest and southernmost island in Greece that marks the boundary between Europe and Africa. Its majestic mountains, gorges and valleys covered with palm and cedar forests, olive trees, orange groves and vineyards, its old stone farmhouses, monasteries and villages perched on mountain ridges, its castles and chapels forgotten on steep slopes, have all lured travellers since time immemorial. Its shores, lined with forbidding rocks, are often inaccessible but there are also several inviting sandy or pebble beaches.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 10 - Arrival in Rhodes
    After breakfast, you will drop off your rented car at Heraklion airport and catch your flight to Rhodes. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for 3 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Rhodes
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 11 & 12 - Rhodes
    Free days on the magnificent island of Rhodes to explore its medieval remnants, such as the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights, as well as its beautiful lacy beaches.
    Overnight: Rhodes
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 13 - Return to Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to catch your flight back to Athens. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel by our taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    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