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).

Cretan High Living

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destinations:
Elounda Beach Aerial Photo
Package rate per person in double/twin room during low season From 3797

Here is your chance to experience Crete bathed in elegance and style like a true sybarite! After arriving to Athens and taken to a private half day tour of the major sites of the capital, including Acropolis and its incredible museum, you will be transported to Santorini, for three days of exploration of one of the most beloved islands in all of Greece. Wild landscape, fine wine, historical sites, picturesque villages and a truly awe-nspiring sunset all co-exist in the same small patch of land, in what can only be described as a splendorous cornucopia of diversity.

The main course of this program will be served in Elounda Bay, a haven of lavishness on Eastern Crete. A meticulously planned tour of the islet of Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa, will provide a rare insight into traditional Cretan life and its history, as the beautiful bay of Elounda is a marvelous starting point to explore the region. Your only trouble would be leaving the 5-star resort of Domes of Elounda which will rapidly feel like a second home to you, as its exquisite mix of unique experiences render it a destination of the highest caliber. The highly trained staff organize kids activities to provide an enjoyable experience for the whole family, which gives you a chance to golf, participate in a wide range of water sports or relax at the Six Senses Spa!  Welcome to Elounda!

Arrival in Athens: Daily (May - October)

  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Santorini
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Crete-Elounda resort
  • Private half day Athens city tour
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing in Athens
  • Private half day tour to Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos and Kritsa (lunch not included)
  • Entrance fees & boats tickets during guided sightseeing in Crete
  • Air tickets Athens - Santorini & Crete - Athens (economy class “comfort flex”)
  • Boat tickets Santorini - Crete (business class)
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • Total meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • VAT for all services

 

Not included:

 

  • International and domestic 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:

- Lunch during the half day tour in Crete can be added at the extra cost of 25 € per person.

- Private tour to Heraklion city & the Palace of Knossos is available at extra cost.

Notice: If your private tour in Athens falls on a Sunday or a bank holiday a supplement will apply.

 

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant who will welcome you to Athens and answer any questions you may have. Afterwards, your personal driver will transfer you to your selected hotel for some well-earned rest. Take the rest of the day to become accustomed to the rhythm of the city and take soak in the amalgam of antiquity and contemporary culture that is Athens.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel and start the morning private Athens sightseeing tour.
    An essential part of any visit to Athens, this private tour will take you to the most important landmarks of the Greek capital, culminating in the historic Acropolis and its magnificent museum. Learn about the history of Athens, not just during its Golden Age, but through the centuries, by visiting more contemporary sites, such as the National library and the Greek Parliament. After witnessing history come alive you will have the afternoon to spend as you wish; perhaps find a traditional tavern in Plaka or to do some shopping in Ermou street…
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3 - Arrival in Santorini
    In the morning, your driver will transfer you from your hotel to the airport to catch your flight to Santorini. Our local collaborator will be waiting to pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Take the rest of the day to stroll down the island’s cobblestoned alleys and discover a high point to watch the gorgeous Santorinian sunset. Make sure you have a glass of local wine in your hand as the sun dips in the turquoise water of the Aegean in a splendid hue of gold that fills the sky.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Days 4 & 5 – Experience Santorini
    The wild volcanic past of Santorini has indelibly shaped the island’s geology, created a number of unique sites you shouldn’t miss out on. Shaped like a crescent, most of Santorini’s coast is facing the side of the submerged volcano –or caldera- with smaller volcanic islands plopped in the middle of it. Past eruptions have graced the south side of the island with three distinctly colored beaches; the Red, the White and the Black Beach, aptly named from the color of the volcanic pebbles with which they are laid. On that side of the island you can also find the ancient Minoan settlement of Akrotiri which features its own museum near the premises. A great way to see most points of interest in a short amount of time is to take a sailing tour, preferably during sunset.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts

  • Day 6 - Arrival in Crete
    In the morning, your driver will transfer you from your hotel to the port to catch the ferry to Heraklion in Crete. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for a luxurious 4 night stay at the deluxe resort Domes of Elounda. Optionally, before being transported to Elounda, you can take a tour of Heraklion and the historic Palace of Knossos, accompanied by a first class guide who will offer in-depth approach and personal attention. There, you will explore the ruins and excavations of the vast ancient palace, and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it, gaining a rare insight into the Minoan civilization.
    Overnight: Elounda (Crete)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 - Private tour to Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos & Kritsa
    In the morning, you will take a private excursion, designed to offer a glimpse of everything East Crete has to offer. You will first be driven to Plaka to embark a traditional fishing boat and sail to the island of Spinalonga. Fortified by the Venetians, it is also known as the Leper Island, as that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957. We will walk around the islet and explore the restored premises. After sailing back to Plaka, you will be driven to the town of Agios Nikolaos, for a stroll around its charming center, with lively cafes around the lake and quaint little shops. You will continue your adventure with a stop at the 15th century church of Panagia Kera, to admire its magnificent frescoes and conclude the excursion at the picturesque village of Kritsa, stretched by the slopes of Kastellos Mountain, for a walk around its colorful alleys. Early afternoon return to your resort for some pampering and relaxation.
    Overnight: Elounda (Crete)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 - Experience Elounda (Crete)
    Two whole days free at a magnificent 5-star resort to accommodate the largest of sybarites!  Your only trouble would be leaving the resort even for a few hours, as its exquisite mix of unique experiences render it a high class destination. The highly trained staff organize kids' activities to provide an enjoyable experience for the whole family! Among Domes of Elounda’s many facilities are restaurants that offer world flavors, with cuisine from the Mediterranean & Japan taking center stage. Whether you want to have a relaxing experience at the Domes Spa, take in a game of tennis or refine your mixology skills in courses taught by experts in the field, you are in the right place!
    Overnight: Elounda (Crete)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 9 - Return to Athens
    After a fulfilling breakfast, bid farewell to Crete as you have a transfer waiting to take you to Heraklion to catch your flight back to Athens. Since it’s your last night in Greece, we recommend one last hoorah, with a Greek culinary journey in a restaurant with a view of the Acropolis.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 - Departure from Athens
    Our assistant will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 1 - Arrival in Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant who will welcome you to Athens and answer any questions you may have. Afterwards, your personal driver will transfer you to your selected hotel for some well-earned rest. Take the rest of the day to become accustomed to the rhythm of the city and take soak in the amalgam of antiquity and contemporary culture that is Athens.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 - Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel and start the morning private Athens sightseeing tour.
    An essential part of any visit to Athens, this private tour will take you to the most important landmarks of the Greek capital, culminating in the historic Acropolis and its magnificent museum. Learn about the history of Athens, not just during its Golden Age, but through the centuries, by visiting more contemporary sites, such as the National library and the Greek Parliament. After witnessing history come alive you will have the afternoon to spend as you wish; perhaps find a traditional tavern in Plaka or to do some shopping in Ermou street…
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3 - Arrival in Santorini
    In the morning, your driver will transfer you from your hotel to the airport to catch your flight to Santorini. Our local collaborator will be waiting to pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Take the rest of the day to stroll down the island’s cobblestoned alleys and discover a high point to watch the gorgeous Santorinian sunset. Make sure you have a glass of local wine in your hand as the sun dips in the turquoise water of the Aegean in a splendid hue of gold that fills the sky.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Days 4 & 5 – Experience Santorini
    The wild volcanic past of Santorini has indelibly shaped the island’s geology, created a number of unique sites you shouldn’t miss out on. Shaped like a crescent, most of Santorini’s coast is facing the side of the submerged volcano –or caldera- with smaller volcanic islands plopped in the middle of it. Past eruptions have graced the south side of the island with three distinctly colored beaches; the Red, the White and the Black Beach, aptly named from the color of the volcanic pebbles with which they are laid. On that side of the island you can also find the ancient Minoan settlement of Akrotiri which features its own museum near the premises. A great way to see most points of interest in a short amount of time is to take a sailing tour, preferably during sunset.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts

  • Day 6 - Arrival in Crete
    In the morning, your driver will transfer you from your hotel to the port to catch the ferry to Heraklion in Crete. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for a luxurious 4 night stay at the deluxe resort Domes of Elounda. Optionally, before being transported to Elounda, you can take a tour of Heraklion and the historic Palace of Knossos, accompanied by a first class guide who will offer in-depth approach and personal attention. There, you will explore the ruins and excavations of the vast ancient palace, and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it, gaining a rare insight into the Minoan civilization.
    Overnight: Elounda (Crete)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 - Private tour to Spinalonga, Agios Nikolaos & Kritsa
    In the morning, you will take a private excursion, designed to offer a glimpse of everything East Crete has to offer. You will first be driven to Plaka to embark a traditional fishing boat and sail to the island of Spinalonga. Fortified by the Venetians, it is also known as the Leper Island, as that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957. We will walk around the islet and explore the restored premises. After sailing back to Plaka, you will be driven to the town of Agios Nikolaos, for a stroll around its charming center, with lively cafes around the lake and quaint little shops. You will continue your adventure with a stop at the 15th century church of Panagia Kera, to admire its magnificent frescoes and conclude the excursion at the picturesque village of Kritsa, stretched by the slopes of Kastellos Mountain, for a walk around its colorful alleys. Early afternoon return to your resort for some pampering and relaxation.
    Overnight: Elounda (Crete)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 8 - Experience Elounda (Crete)
    Two whole days free at a magnificent 5-star resort to accommodate the largest of sybarites!  Your only trouble would be leaving the resort even for a few hours, as its exquisite mix of unique experiences render it a high class destination. The highly trained staff organize kids' activities to provide an enjoyable experience for the whole family! Among Domes of Elounda’s many facilities are restaurants that offer world flavors, with cuisine from the Mediterranean & Japan taking center stage. Whether you want to have a relaxing experience at the Domes Spa, take in a game of tennis or refine your mixology skills in courses taught by experts in the field, you are in the right place!
    Overnight: Elounda (Crete)
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 9 - Return to Athens
    After a fulfilling breakfast, bid farewell to Crete as you have a transfer waiting to take you to Heraklion to catch your flight back to Athens. Since it’s your last night in Greece, we recommend one last hoorah, with a Greek culinary journey in a restaurant with a view of the Acropolis.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 10 - Departure from Athens
    Our assistant will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.
    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.Lunch during the half day tour in Crete can be added at the extra cost of 25 € per person.
  •  Private tour to Heraklion city & the Palace of Knossos is available at extra cost.

     

 

 

Rates per person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 15-May 25 & Oct 01-31336737976336
May 26-June 20 & Sept 01-30383542537252
June 21 - July 14400743537452
July 15 - Aug 31422745417824

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