Athens – Santorini - Crete – Rhodos
12 days / 11 nights
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Athens, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2: Half-Day 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.
Visit Poseidon’s temple in Cape Sounion.
Afternoon free. Overnight.
Day 3: Piraeus-Santorini
Transfer to the port of Piraeus for the departure by ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 3 to day 6: Santorini
Three overnights with breakfast in Santorini to discover the island.
It is one of the most famous islands of the Cyclades as well as one of the most renowned Greek islands around the globe. The tourist development of the last decades was frenetic, but the island still remains attractive, full of secrets and unknown beauties and continues to have one of the most famous sunsets of the planet.
Day 6: Santorini-Heraklion
Transfer to the port for departure by high speed ferry to Heraklion. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Heraklion.
Day 6 to day 8: Crete
Two overnights with breakfast in Heraklion to discover the island.
Crystal sea waters; ragged and lofty mountains; famous museums and ancient settlements; awe-inspiring caves and ravines known since prehistoric times; frescoes rendered in vibrant colors; clement weather; captivating beach fronts offering luxury hotel accommodations; a magical island interior composed of picturesque villages; traditional and heartfelt hospitality; and an outstanding local cuisine (with meat, virgin olive oil, fruit, vegetables, and legumes holding the leading role) which research has shown to increase the average life expectancy: All compose an island that is unique and the largest one among Greek islands with a total surface area of 8,336 sq. km and over 1,000 kilometers of coastline. All are what Crete is all about.
Day 8 Heraklion Heraklion-Rhodes
Transfer to the airport and flight to Rhodos. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Rhodes.
Day 8 to day 11 Rhodos
Three overnights with breakfast in Rhodos to discover the island.
It is the fourth largest Greek island –following Crete, Evoia, and Lesvos-, and with its endless coastlines, its mountains full of pine-trees, mountainous villages, archaeological sites and its medieval town of unique beauty, Rhodes attracts over one million tourists every year.
Day 11: Rhodes/Athens
Transfer to the airport and departure by air to Athens.
Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 12: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure.
- All transfers as mentioned.
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Crete / Heraklion - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Rhodes - hotel class of your choice with breakfast.
- Half day Athens sightseeing tour + Acropolis Museum.
- Air tickets Heraklion/Rhodos, Rhodos/Athens (economy class) – airport taxes included.
- All boat tickets (economy class) by ferry.
- Local taxes.
- The assistance and supervision from our agency.