Cretan Glory

08 Nights /09 Days

Day 1: Athenstemple-of-athens

Welcome to Greece! Our driver will be waiting for you to grid you at the airport of Athens at your arrival. You will be driven to the hotel in Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the "Golden Age of Pericles") – the culmination of Athens' long, fascinating history – the city's values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the Modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.
Rest of the day at leisure to check in and relax. Overnight at hotel in Athens (B)
Meals:Breakfast

Athens-Olympic-Sports-ComplexDay 2: Athens

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. Today, pick up for the Organized Athens Sightseeing. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.
Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens (B)
Meals:Breakfast

Day 3: Athens / Santorinicave-white-houses-with-the-blue-windows

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. This morning pick up for transfer to Piraeus port to catch the ferry to island of Santorini, the stuff of myth and legend, with world-famous sunsets and breathtaking volcanic scenery. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Free time to relax or to explore the city at your own pace. Overnight at hotel in Santorini (B)
Meals:Breakfast

 

 

 

Oia Santorini HDR sunsetDay 4: Santorini

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Santorini.
Today, you will have all day at leisure to explore Santorini. Walk the busy narrow streets of Fira, the capital of Santorini and the picturesque Imerovigli overlooking the craggy red rock Skaros. Experience the, one in a lifetime, adventure of going up with mules the 286 steps, very closely to the cliff, that leads to Oia and then glaze at the marvelous sunset with the thousands colors. Visit Pyrgos, the medieval jewel that dominates over the hill, offering the best panoramic view of the island. Know every single settlement of the island by walking the narrow streets of cobblestone and admire the little white chapels, the cave white houses with the blue windows and the imposing mansions of the medieval wealthy families of the island. Overnight in Santorini (B)
Meals:Breakfast

 

Day 5: Santorini / HeraklionMorosini Fountain in Heracleion Crete island Greece 002

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Santorini.
Pick up for transfer to Santorini port to catch your ferry to Heraklion, in Crete. Upon your arrival in Heraklion port, pick up for transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Heraklion (B)
Meals:Breakfast

 

 

 

Palace-of-KnossosDay 6: Heraklion

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Heraklion.
Pick up for the organized tour to Knossos and Heraklion city. You will visit the Palace of Knossos, the largest and the most spectacular of all the Minoan Palaces in Crete. After the departure, you will visit the winery at the village of Peza where you'll be able to see how wine is made and also how virgin Cretan olive oil and soap is produced. You can buy these products at wholesale prices or you can just taste some of the wine at no cost.
The final attraction of the day is a walk to explore the streets of the town of Heraklion itself. You will have free time for shopping in the vast array of shops and will be able to enjoy browsing through the vegetable market or having lunch in one of the local restaurants. Free time for last minute shopping around the centre or rest for refreshment. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Heraklion (B)
Meals:Breakfast

Day 7: HeraklionBoats in the harbour - Heraklion Crete

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Heraklion.
Day at leisure to explore the island at your own pace or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Heraklion (B)
Meals:Breakfast

Day 8: Heraklion / Athens

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Heraklion.
Pick up for transfer to the airport of Herakion to reach your flight to Athens. Upon arrival at the airport, pick up for transfer to the hotel for check in and overnight (B).
Meals:Breakfast

 

athena2Day 9: Athens

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Athens and check out.
Pick up from your hotel to the International Airport of Athens to reach your flight back
Meals:Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

Package Includes

1. 3 Nights Accommodation at hotel in Athens in standard room with breakfast
2. 2 Nights Accommodation at hotel in Santorini in standard room with breakfast
3. 3 Nights Accommodation at hotel in Heraklion, Crete in standard room with breakfast
4. All transfers in Athens and Crete by private vehicle
5. All transfers in Santorini island by shuttle bus
6. Organized Athens City tour with the New Acropolis Museum (SIC)
7. Organized Knossos and Heraklion tour (every Tuesday – SIC) **Knossos entrance fees are paid on the spot**
8. Hydrofoil tickets Piraeus-Santorini & Santorini-Heraklion in economy class
9. Air fares Heraklion/Athens in economy class
10. Entrance fees
11. All taxes and services
Meals:Breakfast

***PRICES STARTING FROM EURO 959 PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING BASIS***

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