A warm welcome upon arrival at Athens airport with a bouquet of flowers for the lady
A bottle of Greek wine and a fruit-basket upon arrival at the Athens hotel
Accommodation for 1 night in Athens, 3 nights in Santorini, 5 nights in Heraklion, Crete in 3- or 4-star selected hotels sharing double occupancy in standard double room on bed and breakfast basis
Organized, guided, Athens sightseeing tour
Economy, one way hydrofoil or ferry tickets from Piraeus to Santorini and from Santorini to Heraklion
A special candlelight dinner at a waterfront typical Greek restaurant at the first island
Economy one way air tickets from Heraklion to Athens
Arrival and departure transfers in Athens and on the islands
All entrance fees as per the itinerary
All service fees and local taxes
24-hour assistance telephone service
Departs: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Visiting: Athens, Santorini, Crete
Day 1: Arrival - Athens Arrival in Athens and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city of Athens. Walk through the narrow streets of Plaka or take an optional excursion to Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening enjoy a delicious Greek dinner in one of the numerous tavernas
Day 2: Athens / Santorini After breakfast we start the city tour of Athens. Visit the most important sites of the city including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament, the University, the Academy, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Acropolis and its Museum. Transfer to the port of Piraeus to embark the hydrofoil or ferry to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for your own activities. In the evening enjoy a candlelight dinner at a typical sea front Greek restaurant
Days 3, 4: Santorini Two days at leisure. Optional island tour
Day 5: Santorini / Heraklion, Crete After breakfast, transfer to port to embark the hydrofoil to Heraklion, Crete. Arrival in Heraklion and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Walk through the streets of the city. Optional tour to the Knossos Palace and guided tour to the archaeological museum
Days 6, 7, 8, 9: Heraklion, Crete Four days at leisure. Explore the city of Heraklion and the beautiful beaches nearby. Crete offers the ancient site of the Palace of Knossos capital of the Minoan kingdom. Explore the underground labyrinth and the Minoan relics displayed at the Heraklion museum. Optional tour to the ancient city of Festos
Day 10: Heraklion / Athens - Departure After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to Athens for your connecting flight home
Rates upon request for 5-star hotel accommodation
Greek phrase of the day
ti' o'ra ei'nai ?: what time is it ?
Did you know that...
amphoras were used to store wine, milk and honey ?
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