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Greece: Athens, Santorini, Crete

$1880 $1730

per person

This Greek adventure kicks off in Athens and explores Crete, Santorini and other glittering island gems in the Aegean Sea. Discover the treasures of an ancient world before spending glorious days getting lost in the labyrinthine lanes of old towns. You’ll combine your love for history with laid-back island life, visiting volcano craters, idyllic coves, seaside cafΓ©s and ancient forts. Enjoy the local cuisine and wines throughout your journey.

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7 Days, 6 Nights: Athens, Santorini, Heraklion

β“˜ Every Thursday Guided Tour Includes ferries, hotels, daily breakfast, tour guide, driver, admission fees, and private airport/port transfers

β“˜ Airfare is not included in the price that is listed

Classic
⭐⭐ ⭐ Hotels + Greek Folklore Show with Dinner + Athens City Tour with Acropolis Museum + Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs and Thirassia Tour + Spingaloga Island
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + Same Excursions
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Athens Acropolis

Athens, Greece

Parthenon at sunset

Iconic Oia village with its blue domed houses


Heraklion, Crete

Venetian Fort, Heraklion Harbor

Boat excursion to the volcanic caldera of Santorini

The Rock of Spinalonga


6 Night Accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE ATHENS, GREECE

AtΒ Athens airport you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Start your vacation with a group evening excursion of Athens (group, 4 hours @6pm). Beginning with a short panoramic drive through the city center. Then walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka to a typical taverna for a traditional Greek dinner and a performance of live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

Note: Your flight must arrive by 1 pm to enjoy this add-on or partake this add-on on Day 2.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Athens 🍴  Meals: Dinner

 

DAY 2: ATHENS CITY ORIENTATION TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

Visit the key famous attractions of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive half-day group tour (group, 4 hours @9am)

Includes Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, Presidential Palace, photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place), Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens Trilogy, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church. The tour ends at the Acropolis (admission included).

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 3: ATHENS – SANTORINI BY FERRY

Check-out and travel by high-speed ferry to arguably the best-known and most breathtaking of all of the Greek islands – Santorini. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Believed by some to be the lost continent of Atlantis, this historic and unimaginably picturesque island is situated on the edge of a submerged volcano. Stand high on the cliffs to admire the incredible views of the white Cycladic houses with blue painted windows that have inspired artists over the ages. During your free time, sample the distinguished local wines and sunbathe on one of its many beautiful beaches which are home to transparent azure waters, with black, red or white sand depending on which beach you visit.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Santorini 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 4: SANTORINI – VOLCANO AND HOT SPRINGS EXCURSION

Today we sail on a traditional boat to small islands that are home to volcanos, hot springs and traditional villages. Visit the crater of the active volcano on the top of the island of Nea Kameni (“new burnt” in Greek) for a 1.5 hour visit. Β Then sail to Palea Kameni (“old burnt”) where thermal springs provide natural warm-water bathing. The surrounding water and beaches may be cold, and winds can be daunting. Your visit will be about 30 minutes long.

The next destination is Therasia Island and its typical Cycladic village. Tiny houses of various colors give a special character to these small settlements. You have about 1.5 – 2 hours to explore on your own. For example, discover Manolios village by walking up winding stairs (250 steps) or by a donkey ride; taste some of the traditional Santorini cuisine on your own; or enjoy a swim.

(group, 6 hours @9am)

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 5: SANTORINI – HERAKLION, CRETE

Check-out and proceed to the port to board the high-speed ferry for Heraklion, Crete.Β Arrive and check-in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  2 Nights in Heraklion 🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6: SPINGALOGA ISLAND EXCURSION

A full day group Spingaloga Island excursion on the sparkling waters of Mirabello Bay in east Crete. Lunch is included. (group, 10-12 hours @8am)

Transfer to Elounda village for a short cruise across the clear blue waters to reach the tiny island of Spinalonga. A guided tour explores the island and its 16th century Spinalonga Fort β€œThe Rock” (tentative UNESCO Heritage Site) which was used by the Venetians and the Turkish Ottoman Empire, and later as a Leper colony.

Continue on your cruise across Mirabello bay to Kolokytha island to swim, relax and enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch under the Cretan sun.

On your return, a stop at the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) where you may take a stroll around the ‘bottomless” lake, the pretty harbor, cosmopolitan shops and tree-lined avenues.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 7: DEPART HERAKLION –ARRIVE IN N. AMERICA

After breakfast, transfer to Heraklion Airport (HER) for your flight home. Most flights arrive back in North America the same day.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.

 


Every Thursday Guided Departure (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday – Wednesday
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Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • Jun 6 – June 12
  • Jun 13 – June 19
  • Jun 20 – Jun 26
  • June 27 – Jul 3
  • Jul 4 – Jul 10
  • July 11 – July 17
  • July 18 – July 24
  • July 25 – Jul 31
  • Aug 1 – Aug 7
  • Aug 8 – Aug 14
  • Aug 15 – Aug 21
  • Aug 22 – Aug 28
  • Aug 29 – Sep 3
  • Sep 5 – Sep 11
  • Sep 12 – Sep 18
  • Sep 19 – Sep 25
  • Sep 26 – Oct 2
$1950Β  $1800 + Air

 

$2250Β  $2100 + Air

 

  • Oct 3 – Oct 9
  • Oct 10 – Oct 16
  • Oct 17 – Oct 23
  • Oct 24 – Oct 30
$1880Β  $1730 + Air

 

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$2100Β  $1950 + Air

 

 

 


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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination Classic Premium Deluxe
Athens Evita Asty
Santorini Star Hotel
Heraklion Kastro Hotel
 
  • * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • *Β Standard double room is included with your tour. Room upgrade available in the same hotel.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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β“˜Β Instant Savings up to $150Β  discount when you book by July 5

Every Thursday Guided Departure (Except Surcharge Dates. Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
  • Tour Dates
  • Thursday - Wednesday
  • Classic
  • ⭐⭐⭐
  • Premium
  • ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐
Year 2024 Β  Β 
  • Jun 6 – June 12
  • Jun 13 – June 19
  • Jun 20 – Jun 26
  • June 27 – Jul 3
  • Jul 4 – Jul 10
  • July 11 – July 17
  • July 18 – July 24
  • July 25 – Jul 31
  • Aug 1 – Aug 7
  • Aug 8 – Aug 14
  • Aug 15 – Aug 21
  • Aug 22 – Aug 28
  • Aug 29 – Sep 3
  • Sep 5 – Sep 11
  • Sep 12 – Sep 18
  • Sep 19 – Sep 25
  • Sep 26 – Oct 2
$1950Β  $1800 + Air   $2250Β  $2100 + Air  
  • Oct 3 – Oct 9
  • Oct 10 – Oct 16
  • Oct 17 – Oct 23
  • Oct 24 – Oct 30
$1880Β  $1730 + Air   Β  $2100Β  $1950 + Air    
Β Tour Price Details
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. 2024 surcharge dates: Jan 1-10, Easter holiday, Dec 16-31, and major holidays.
  • β€£ If the hotels mentioned are unavailable then similar properties will be substituted. You will be advised of any changes to the price.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flex Date Tours (Land Only. Choose Your Dates)

  • β€£ Please inquire

Inclusions

  • β€£ Private Airport/Ferry Terminal Transfers
  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • β€£ International Air Fare & Ferries

Exclusions

  • β€£ Domestic Air Fare from Heraklion, Crete to Athens
  • β€£ Tourism Tax per room per night paid directly to the hotels (for example between 3-4 Euros)
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Visa Fee (if applicable. Free visa-on-arrival for American & Canadian)
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

Deposit

  • β€£ A deposit of $550 (classic tour) or $600 (premium tour) is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing..
  • β€£ Credit card fee for American Express and non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night

Suggested Gratuity

  • β€£ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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