Athens - Santorini - Crete - Rhodes

Duration: 13 Days /12 Nights
View of church dome and the Aegean Sea encircling the volcanic caldera, Santorini island
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 2052

This package is designed for first-time travelers and veterans alike, to include a variety of different locations that expose the make different facets of Greece. Arriving in Athens, you will be amazed at how intertwined the ancient world is, in a modern city setting. Walking around the vast metropolis you will stumble onto ancient ruins next to lounge cafes and historical monuments adjacent to deluxe restaurants. A city proud of its heritage, Athens strives to exhibit its brilliant past without forgetting its promising future. Alas, it goes without saying that a Greek vacation is never complete without a trip in the Aegean islands.

First stop on your sea voyage is the volcanic island of Santorini. A romantic place of stunning sunsets, picturesque settings and fine wine all wrapped up in a small, crescent-shaped present. Sailing is big on the island and it is the only way to access some of the incredible monochromatic beaches laid with volcanic pebbles. A dose of tradition is in order and you will find plenty of that in Crete. The vast island on the south of Greece is home to numerous local delicacies based on a combination of Mediterranean products and oriental spices. Sightseeing is a must, with the Palace of Knossos, the marvel of the Minoan civilization, being the most obvious choice. Last but certainly not least, comes Rhodes. Sitting on the edge of the Dodecanese, not far from the Turkish coast, Rhodes is an amalgamation of the different civilizations that have at one point or another been present on the island. Ancient Greece, Rome, Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the Order of the Knights of Saint John, have all contributed to create Rhodes' unique cultural identity. From the Medieval Town to Hellenistic temples, the island seems like a history book coming alive.

You can always enrich this experience by adding either the cosmopolitan Mykonos or the serene Naxos?

Operated daily (April - October)

  • 2 nights accommodation in Athens at the 3-star Philippos hotel or similar
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santorini at the 4-star Andromeda Villas hotel or similar
  • 3 nights accommodation in Heraklion Crete at the 4-star Olive Green hotel / Galaxy hotel or similar
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rhodes at the 4-star Mediterranean hotel or similar
  • Last night accommodation in Athens at the 5-star Athens Plaza hotel / Wyndham Grand 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 - Santorini - Heraklion
  • Domestic plane tickets Heraklion - Rhodes - Athens
  • Transfers in Athens (airport - hotel - port & airport - hotel - airport)
  • Transfers in Santorini island (port - hotel - port)
  • Transfers in Rhodes island (airport - hotel - airport)
  • Car rental on Crete island (pick up upon arrival Heraklion port / drop off prior departure Heraklion airport - Peugeot 208 Automatic A / C or similar)
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tours
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts
  • Free travel insurance
  • 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
    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 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 4 & 5 - Santorini
    Days free on this enchanting island to enjoy its breathtaking views, sizzling black sandy beaches and dazzling sunsets.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 - Arrival in Crete (Heraklion)
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on the ferry to Crete. On arrival you will pick up your rented car at the Heraklion port. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the largest island of Greece.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 7 & 8 - Crete
    Free days in Crete to enjoy the exotic beauty and unique beaches of the island.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 9 - 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 10 & 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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 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 4 & 5 - Santorini
    Days free on this enchanting island to enjoy its breathtaking views, sizzling black sandy beaches and dazzling sunsets.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 - Arrival in Crete (Heraklion)
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on the ferry to Crete. On arrival you will pick up your rented car at the Heraklion port. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the largest island of Greece.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 7 & 8 - Crete
    Free days in Crete to enjoy the exotic beauty and unique beaches of the island.
    Overnight: Crete
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 9 - 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 10 & 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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