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 - Santorini - Crete

Duration: (11 Days / 10 Nights)
Destinations:
Agios Nikolaos port during sunset, Crete island
Package rate per person in double/twin room during low season From 1507

If you are looking for a vacation in Greece with a good balance between tradition and modern amenities, sprinkled with a hearty pinch of history, then look no further! Begin your vacation in Athens, a modern European capital that offers a link to antiquity in every nook and cranny. Museums, galleries, sculptures and ancient ruins coexist effortlessly in the same setting as modern bars and luxurious restaurants.

In the crescent-shaped island of Santorini, you will witness the awe-inspiring power of nature, as the –now submerged- volcano of Thira has created uniquely colored beaches laid with monochromatic pebbles that formed when hot lava spilled in the Aegean Sea. The result; the rare sight of Red Beach, Black Beach and Vlychada. As if that wasn’t enough, Santorini’s geology gives rise to a gorgeous sunset, during which the sky fills with a hue of gold as the sun dives in the azure waters.

Later on you will find yourself in Crete, home of the famous Minoan civilization which has left behind the still-standing palace of Knossos, near Heraklion. Moving West, magnificent sites like the picturesque town of Chania, the tiny island of Spinalonga that served as a leper colony, the Samaria Gorge, Elafonisi, Gramvousa and Preveli  create a cornucopia of interested places to visit and fill your days on Crete. The warm hospitality of the locals, combined with traditional Cretan delicacies should make this trip a complete experience which you won't stop talking about.

Why not enrich this experience by adding a trip to the quaint island of Naxos or the medieval island of Rhodes?
Operated: Daily (May - October)

  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Santorini
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Crete-Heraklion town
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Crete-Chania town
  • Half day Athens city tour
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Boat tickets Piraeus - Santorini - Crete (economy class)
  • Air tickets Crete - Athens (economy class “comfort flex”)
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • 3-day car rental in Crete
  • Total meals: 10 breakfasts
  • VAT for all services

 

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses, meals not indicated in the itinerary, beverages etc.
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses (if applicable)
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)

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

 

 

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Athens
    Our assistant will be waiting to greet you at the airport and answer and questions you may have. Later on, your personal driver will transport you to your selected hotel for some well-earned rest. Begin your acquaintance with the city on your own way, but make sure to look up every now and then and gasp at the commanding presence of the Acropolis at the center of Athens.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast you will partake in a proud tradition of first time visitors in the Greek capital. The morning sightseeing tour of Athens, is a quintessential experience that has been carefully crafted in order to expose you to the most prominent historic and cultural sites in the city in the most succinct way possible. The Academy of Athens, the Greek Parliament with its Evzonoi guards dressed in traditional uniform, Hadrian’s Arch and many more await for you. No tour of Athens is complete without a visit to the Acropolis and its modern Museum, which is where your tour will culminate!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 - Arrival in Santorini
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port and onto the island of Santorini via a ferry ride. As you approach the port of Santorini, make sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent sight of the town of Fira perched on the cliff-side, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the caldera below. Your driver will pick you up from the port and transfer you to your hotel and from there you can begin your exploration of the island on your own pace.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 4 & 5 - Explore Santorini
    Santorini is a gem of an island that will dazzle you with golden sunsets overlooking submerged volcano of Thera. This tumultuous geological past has given birth to beaches laid with volcanic pebbles of different colors on the island’s south coast. Quench your thirst for history in the archaeological site of Akrotiri –a Minoan prehistoric settlement- , before returning to Fira or Oia for some Santorinian delicacies, always accompanied by locally produced wine. A sunset sailing tour that will take you to the aforementioned points of interest and offer dinner on board is highly recommended!
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 - Arrival at Crete
    You have a transfer from your hotel to the port to board the ferry to Heraklion in Crete. In Heraklion, the largest city on the island, there is a multitude of bars and restaurants to get a first taste of the unique cuisine of Crete, so once your driver drops you off from the port to your hotel, be sure to head out for an early start to a magnificent culinary journey. Alternatively, with the Minoan Palace of Knossos in such close proximity, you might want to satisfy your mind before your stomach. Decisions…decisions…
    Overnight: Crete (Heraklion)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7- Drive to Chania
    Crete is a vast island and having your own transportation gives you the freedom to explore the picturesque villages of its west side at your leisure. At your hotel, you will pick up your rental car and hit the scenic route to the charming town of Chania. Make a stop in Rethymno for some brunch if you have the time, as it will give you the energy you need to explore the hilly alleys of the town that is a perfect mixture of Cretan, Venetian and Ottoman culture.
    Overnight:Crete (Chania)
    Meals:  Breakfast
     
  • Days 8 & 9 – Explore West Crete
    Two days in West Crete with your own transportation means you know no limits as to what you can explore. Moving towards Rethymno, lake Kournas, the Samaria Gorge and the village of Sfakia are exquisite places to see, while on the west coast, the indescribable dunes of Elafonisi, the azure lagoon of Balos and the island of Gramvousa just across it are alone worth a trip to Crete. Make the most of your time in Crete and soak in as much of the landscape as you possible can!
    Overnight: Crete (Chania)
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 10 - Return to Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport in order to catch the flight back to Athens. Your driver will be waiting there to take you to your selected hotel. Since this is your last night in Greece, make sure to take some photos and pick up some souvenirs that will make your friends back home green with jealousy!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 11 - Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by your personal driver for your departure flight.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

 

 

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Athens
    Our assistant will be waiting to greet you at the airport and answer and questions you may have. Later on, your personal driver will transport you to your selected hotel for some well-earned rest. Begin your acquaintance with the city on your own way, but make sure to look up every now and then and gasp at the commanding presence of the Acropolis at the center of Athens.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast you will partake in a proud tradition of first time visitors in the Greek capital. The morning sightseeing tour of Athens, is a quintessential experience that has been carefully crafted in order to expose you to the most prominent historic and cultural sites in the city in the most succinct way possible. The Academy of Athens, the Greek Parliament with its Evzonoi guards dressed in traditional uniform, Hadrian’s Arch and many more await for you. No tour of Athens is complete without a visit to the Acropolis and its modern Museum, which is where your tour will culminate!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 - Arrival in Santorini
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port and onto the island of Santorini via a ferry ride. As you approach the port of Santorini, make sure to keep an eye out for the magnificent sight of the town of Fira perched on the cliff-side, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the caldera below. Your driver will pick you up from the port and transfer you to your hotel and from there you can begin your exploration of the island on your own pace.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Days 4 & 5 - Explore Santorini
    Santorini is a gem of an island that will dazzle you with golden sunsets overlooking submerged volcano of Thera. This tumultuous geological past has given birth to beaches laid with volcanic pebbles of different colors on the island’s south coast. Quench your thirst for history in the archaeological site of Akrotiri –a Minoan prehistoric settlement- , before returning to Fira or Oia for some Santorinian delicacies, always accompanied by locally produced wine. A sunset sailing tour that will take you to the aforementioned points of interest and offer dinner on board is highly recommended!
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 6 - Arrival at Crete
    You have a transfer from your hotel to the port to board the ferry to Heraklion in Crete. In Heraklion, the largest city on the island, there is a multitude of bars and restaurants to get a first taste of the unique cuisine of Crete, so once your driver drops you off from the port to your hotel, be sure to head out for an early start to a magnificent culinary journey. Alternatively, with the Minoan Palace of Knossos in such close proximity, you might want to satisfy your mind before your stomach. Decisions…decisions…
    Overnight: Crete (Heraklion)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7- Drive to Chania
    Crete is a vast island and having your own transportation gives you the freedom to explore the picturesque villages of its west side at your leisure. At your hotel, you will pick up your rental car and hit the scenic route to the charming town of Chania. Make a stop in Rethymno for some brunch if you have the time, as it will give you the energy you need to explore the hilly alleys of the town that is a perfect mixture of Cretan, Venetian and Ottoman culture.
    Overnight:Crete (Chania)
    Meals:  Breakfast
     
  • Days 8 & 9 – Explore West Crete
    Two days in West Crete with your own transportation means you know no limits as to what you can explore. Moving towards Rethymno, lake Kournas, the Samaria Gorge and the village of Sfakia are exquisite places to see, while on the west coast, the indescribable dunes of Elafonisi, the azure lagoon of Balos and the island of Gramvousa just across it are alone worth a trip to Crete. Make the most of your time in Crete and soak in as much of the landscape as you possible can!
    Overnight: Crete (Chania)
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Day 10 - Return to Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to the airport in order to catch the flight back to Athens. Your driver will be waiting there to take you to your selected hotel. Since this is your last night in Greece, make sure to take some photos and pick up some souvenirs that will make your friends back home green with jealousy!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 11 - Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by your personal 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.
  • Please note that tour dates are subject to change at any moment, without prior notice. Please consult our agents for further information.
  •  You can upgrade the Athens sightseeing into a private tour at additional cost.
Rates per person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Athens: 3-star Central (standard room) or similar
  • Santorini: 4-star El Greco Resort & Spa (standard room/superior room for 3 persons) or similar
  • Crete-Heraklio: 4-star Lato Boutique (superior room sea view/junior suite sea view for 3 persons) or similar
  • Crete-Chania : 3-star Kriti (superior room sea view/suite Chania town & pool view for 3 persons) or similar
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 01-30 & Oct 16-31146015072441
May 01-June 07160416872777
June 08-July 10 & Aug 27-Oct 15168017672929
July 11 - Aug 26174818193029
Group 2

 Athens :  5 star-  New (superior room) or similar
Santorini: 5 star- Secret Legend Suites (fable suite caldera view & outdoor hot tub) or similar
Crete-Heraklio: 5 star-  Galaxy (superior room) or similar
Crete-Chania: 5 star- Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa (suite 1-bedroom/classic room for 1 person) or similar

 

 

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 15-30 & Oct 16-31218424934063
May 01-31 & Oct 01-15225225974371
June 01 - Sept 30241228294839

In case your private Athens sightseeing tour or the private tour in Crete falls on Sunday or Holiday, supplement applies.