Magical Greece - 11 Days
1 MON: Athens
Arrival in ATHENS and transfer to the hotel. At night, we include a transfer to the area of PLAKA, a place full of small Greek taverns where you can also enjoy the rich folklore of this country.
2 TUE: Athens (overnight on board)
In the morning, sightseeing tour of ATHENS; we will discover the modern city, the Panathinaikos Stadium, the Royal Palace. Free time.

Note: If the number of participants is very limited, a ¨Hop on–Hop off¨ bus ticket may be provided in the city instead of this visit.

In the afternoon we will transfer to the port of Piraeus to board the overnight ferry, which has similar facilities to those available on cruise ships. Accommodation in a double cabin. Night on board.
3 WED: Rhodes
Arrival in RHODES early in the morning. We will include a tour of the city, with its impressive walled citadel, its old town that shows the traces of the different cultures (Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Knights of Saint John, Ottomans, Italians, etc.) that have lived there. Free afternoon.
4 THU: Rhodes
Our tour will include an excursion to discover the island of Rhodes. We travel to PETALOUDES, ¨the valley of the butterflies¨. From the church of Moni Panagias which has impressive views, we will begin a pleasant walk following alongside the stream, which from June to September is visited by thousands of butterflies (entrance to the Natural Park included). After that, we travel to LINDOS, whose medieval fortress and Greek Acropolis dominate the sea. You will be able to walk through the white and commercial streets of the centre, relax on its beaches or climb up (by donkey, if you wish) to the Acropolis.

After lunch, we return to Rhodes. Free afternoon.
5 FRI: Rhodes - Rethymno - Chania
Early in the morning, we will travel to the airport. We will take a flight towards the island of CRETE.

Arriving in Crete, we will travel along the coast towards the west of the island. RETHYMNO, a beautiful coastal city of Venetian origin dominated by a medieval castle. CHANIA, a captivating city with an impressive fortress and stately mansions; fought over by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Genoese, Turks, Egyptians and Greeks throughout its history.

Note: The schedules of direct flights between Rhodes and Crete are limited and are subject to modifications. Sometimes the flight can be undertaken on the Thursday afternoon or it can be done with a stopover in Athens.

Note: On some occasions, the accommodation will be in Heraklion.
6 SAT: Chania - Panagia Kera - Agios Nikolaos - - Elounda - Spinalunga - Heraklion.
We will depart, following along the coast towards the east of the island. We will visit the village of Kritsa, PANAGIA KERA, a church dating back to the 13th Century with some of the best frescoes in Crete, entry tickets included. After that, AGIOS NIKOLAOS, arrival in this picturesque town with its natural harbour. There will be time to walk and have lunch. An outing round ELOUNDA, a place that was a city-state and today is a beautiful tourist enclave. At this point, our trip includes a boat trip and tickets to the island citadel of SPINALUNGA, an old Venetian fortress that later on was a leprosy colony for a long time. We return by boat and continue to HERAKLION, accommodation.
7 SUN: Heraklion - Knosos
Full day in Heraklion. We include an excursion (entry tickets and guided tour) to the PALACE OF KNOSSOS, which enables us to discover the Minoan culture that gave rise to the Greek culture four thousand years ago. Afternoon free in Heraclion, the lively and pleasant capital of Crete.
8 MON: Heraklion - Santorini
Early transfer to the port. We embark on a fast ferry to the island of SANTORINI, arriving at about 11 o’clock. We travel by bus through beautiful landscapes to OIA, which is without a doubt the most spectacular settlement on the island: white streets full of life, immense views from the cliffs, the remains of a castle and windmills. There’ll be time to walk and have lunch. After that we get to know THIRA, the capital of the island.
9 TUE: Santorini- Mykonos
After breakfast we take the ferry to MYKONOS. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. According to mythology it was on this island that there was the battle between Zeus and the giants. Rest of the day free to wander in the little streets, to visit the little Venice and to visit the classical windmills.
10 WED: Mykonos
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the island. We recommend visiting the island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and one of the most sacred places of ancient Greece, or simply visit the famous Paradise and Super Paradise beaches.
11 THU: Mykonos - Athens
Breakfast. At the indicated time, transfer to the port to embark on the ferry boat to Athens. Arrival to the port of Piraeus at night (around 11pm).

Note: In case of requesting additional nights in Athens, the port transfer to the hotel is not included and will be billed.

End of our services.
Departures Dates:
Month Dates Month Dates
April 2018 30 October 2018 15
May 2018 21 November 2018 12
June 2018 18 January 2019 07, 28
July 2018 16 February 2019 25
August 2018 13 March 2019 25
September 2018 17    
Tour Price per Person:
DOUBLE SINGLE
High S. 1835 2450
Middle S. 2130 2745
Low S. 1620 2235

Season : Unique, High, Middle, Low, *Extra, Currency : EUR
Includes:
  • General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer.
  • Excursion: Knosos Palace.
  • Boat: Elounda to Spinalunga.
  • City tour in: Athens, Rhodes.
  • Ticket admission: Park of the Butterflies of Petaloudes, Panagia Kera Church; Island-Citadel Spinalonga, Knosos Palace.
  • Ferry: Santorini-Athens, Athens-Rhodes.
  • Flights included: Flight Rhodes-Crete with transfers.