Winter Light - Combine Athens - Crete - Santorini

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Venetian harbor of Chania, Crete
per person in a triple room From 1549

This package is ideal for the travelers that would like not only to discover the awe-inspiring remnants of Greece’s eventful past but also to sense the everyday life of the Greek residents in a way better than any number of audiovisual presentations can offer you and admire amazing landscapes. Start your journey from the cosmopolitan capital of Greece, Athens, where amazing archaeological sites lie beautiful contemporary buildings, and the traditional blends with the exquisite. Next stop, the largest and most populous island of Greece, Crete. Enjoy a private tours through the straits of the old town of Chania and its Venetian fortifications, the scenic countryside and the unspoiled villages. Taste local delicacies and enjoy the hospitality of the Cretans. Finish your exploration with the most extraordinary island and a mandatory stop in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini. A place that escaped from a painter’s canvas moments after he drew the best sunset in the world. Enjoy the view of the sugar cube-like houses and the vineyards perched on the volcanic cliffs and taste some of the world’s most fine wines produced locally. Live the Greek myth from the inside.

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 3 nights accommodation in Chania / Crete
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santorini
  • Air tickets Athens - Crete - Santorini - Athens
  • Athens sightseeing organized half day morning tour
  • Entrance fees during Athens tour
  • Chania town Private walking tour (+/- 2 hrs - minimum 2 persons)
  • Chania countryside guided Private tour with lunch (+/- 6hrs - minimum 2 persons)
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel & airport taxes 

Not included:

  •  Your international airfare
  •  Customary tips to the drivers and escorts
  • Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
  •  Visa expenses

*Optional Cooking lesson in English available on request in Crete (at extra cost)

Day 1: ATHENS On arrival to Athens you will be met by our assistant at the airport and transferred by our driver to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight in Athens.

Day 2: ATHENS Half Day organized Athens Sightseeing Tour. After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning city tour (see details in the tours sections). The remaining afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Athens

Day 3: ATHENS/CRETE You will be picked up from the hotel by our driver and transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Chania. On arrival you have a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania town.

Day 4: CHANIA Private Walking tour .Enjoy a private walking tour around the old town and the Venetian Port. Our walk will allow you to visit the most important sites such as Venetian Fortifications, the Arsenals, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, The Food Market, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish Quartes behind the inner harbour. The tour will also bring out the plenty of hidden spot off the beaten track, which reflect the mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere. A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain the understanding of how the city's multi layered history has unfolded. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania.

Day 5: CHANIA Private Countryside tour in north west Crete Today’s guided tour will travel you through scenic countryside and unspoiled villages and offer a journey in the island's heart with an in-depth look at the past and an intimate perspective of today’s Crete , its people, culture and landscapes. Driving towards the Akrotiri peninsula, our first visit is to the monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon. Built in the 17th century, with a majestic cruciform church, it is set on a wonderfully overgrown landscape of olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. We will visit the premises and learn about the great produce of organic olive oil and wine. Continuing our exploration towards the verdant province of Apokoronas, we will stop at the archaeological site of Aptera, set on an impressive position with views over Souda Gulf, a great spot for photos. We will explore the ruins of the ancient city, before our stop to an unspoiled Cretan village for a stroll around its alleys and refreshments at a typical ‘kafenion’. The tour will then take us further inland and we will visit the studio of a known local ceramicist. The house, featured many times in Greek and international press, is an excellent example of traditional architecture, renovated in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. Continuing our scenic drive along the foothills of the White Mountains, we will stop for a delicious rustic meal at a family-run tavern, located on a privileged vista point overlooking the valley and the sea beyond. Late afternoon return at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania.

Day 6: CRETE/ATHENS You will be picked up from the hotel by our driver and transferred to the airport to catch the first of your connecting flights with destination to Santorini (fly through Athens). On arrival you have a transfer to your hotel.

Day 6-9: SANTORINI Stay at the cliff side hotel in Santorini. Days Free to explore the 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 island's capital Fira or the beautiful village of Oia. Three overnights in Santorini.

Day 9: SANTORINI/ATHENS You will be picked up from the hotel by our driver and transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to Athens. On arrival you have a transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: ATHENS/AIRPORT You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our driver for your departure flight.

Day 1: ATHENS On arrival to Athens you will be met by our assistant at the airport and transferred by our driver to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight in Athens.

Day 2: ATHENS Half Day organized Athens Sightseeing Tour. After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning city tour (see details in the tours sections). The remaining afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Athens

Day 3: ATHENS/CRETE You will be picked up from the hotel by our driver and transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Chania. On arrival you have a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania town.

Day 4: CHANIA Private Walking tour .Enjoy a private walking tour around the old town and the Venetian Port. Our walk will allow you to visit the most important sites such as Venetian Fortifications, the Arsenals, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, The Food Market, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish Quartes behind the inner harbour. The tour will also bring out the plenty of hidden spot off the beaten track, which reflect the mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere. A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain the understanding of how the city's multi layered history has unfolded. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania.

Day 5: CHANIA Private Countryside tour in north west Crete Today’s guided tour will travel you through scenic countryside and unspoiled villages and offer a journey in the island's heart with an in-depth look at the past and an intimate perspective of today’s Crete , its people, culture and landscapes. Driving towards the Akrotiri peninsula, our first visit is to the monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon. Built in the 17th century, with a majestic cruciform church, it is set on a wonderfully overgrown landscape of olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees. We will visit the premises and learn about the great produce of organic olive oil and wine. Continuing our exploration towards the verdant province of Apokoronas, we will stop at the archaeological site of Aptera, set on an impressive position with views over Souda Gulf, a great spot for photos. We will explore the ruins of the ancient city, before our stop to an unspoiled Cretan village for a stroll around its alleys and refreshments at a typical ‘kafenion’. The tour will then take us further inland and we will visit the studio of a known local ceramicist. The house, featured many times in Greek and international press, is an excellent example of traditional architecture, renovated in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. Continuing our scenic drive along the foothills of the White Mountains, we will stop for a delicious rustic meal at a family-run tavern, located on a privileged vista point overlooking the valley and the sea beyond. Late afternoon return at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chania.

Day 6: CRETE/ATHENS You will be picked up from the hotel by our driver and transferred to the airport to catch the first of your connecting flights with destination to Santorini (fly through Athens). On arrival you have a transfer to your hotel.

Day 6-9: SANTORINI Stay at the cliff side hotel in Santorini. Days Free to explore the 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 island's capital Fira or the beautiful village of Oia. Three overnights in Santorini.

Day 9: SANTORINI/ATHENS You will be picked up from the hotel by our driver and transferred to the airport to catch your flight back to Athens. On arrival you have a transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: ATHENS/AIRPORT You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our driver for your departure flight.

Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Athens: 3-star Central (Standard Room) or  3-star Hermes (Standard room) or similar
  • Chania/Crete: 3-star Kriti (Superior sea view room) or 4-star Porto Veneziano (Standard sea view room) or similar
  • Santorini: 3-star Dana Villas (Junior Suite) or similar
SeasonTripleTwin
Nov 15th, 2016 - March 15th, 201715491698
Group 2
SeasonTripleTwin
Nov 15th, 2016 - March 15th, 201719742113