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Classic Greece with Rhodes: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes

Duration
14 Days
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US$ 1,844

Experience Greece’s ancient past and vibrant present on this exploration of Athens and the Greek Islands. Passing from Athens to Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes, you’ll explore ancient temples like the Parthenon, stroll along windswept cliffs, and experience the long and storied history of this great nation.


This 14-day Greek vacation takes you throughout the centres of Ancient Greece, including Athens and the Greek Islands.

Your Greece vacation begins in Athens, one of the world’s great historical capitals. Spend your time in the city exploring some of the most popular sites, focusing on the Acropolis, which is home to the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon. If you have time, also swing by the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympics were held in 1896. That evening, drive through the city centre to see the Greek capital lit up beneath the stars before walking through the narrow streets of the oldest neighbourhood, Plaka.

The next day, begin your exploration of the Greek Islands by taking the ferry to Mykonos, the thumping heartbeat of the Cyclades. The island is second-to-none when it comes to nightlife, but it’s also full of high-end restaurants and stunning views that’ll satisfy even more sedate travellers. In addition to soaking in the sunny environment, spend half a day exploring the archaeological site of Delos, which is the mythical birthplace of the Greek god, Apollo. You’ll tour the site to see ancient temples and monuments before visiting the museum to see the vast collection of artefacts taken from the ruins.

Continue along to Santorini, the magical island home to whitewashed houses, windswept cliffs, and picture-perfect bliss. You can stroll along the 300m-high cliffs towering over the ocean or enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the island’s charming towns. The island is also home to the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri, one of the country’s best archaeological sites. While on Santorini, you’ll take a day to explore the surrounding volcanic islands and soak in the natural hot springs.

Next up your Greek vacation takes you to Crete and its capital city, Heraklion. You can survey the walls of Koules Fortress, visit world-class museums like the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and explore the Palace of Knossos. When you’re not exploring history, take advantage of the island’s golden beaches, thumping nightclubs, and famous Cretan dishes. Close out your exploration of Ancient Greece with a journey to Rhodes, where the ancient Colossus once stood atop the harbour. Today, Rhodes is a fascinating island showcasing historical sites and gorgeous beachside towns. You can stroll along the ancient cobblestoned streets of the Old Town, explore the Acropolis in Lindos or relax on the beach, enjoying the island’s sunny climate.


 

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,844

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Day 1

Athens Airport to Athens Hotel Private

Duration1 Hour

Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens

You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring at the same time the magnificent Acropolis and Lycabettus view. Centrally located, in a short distance from all the city's cultural highlights, attractions and commercial centre, it is ideal for leisure and business travelers.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens

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    Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens



    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring ...

    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring at the same time the magnificent Acropolis and Lycabettus view. Centrally located, in a short distance from all the city's cultural highlights, attractions and commercial centre, it is ideal for leisure and business travelers.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Massage Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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Athens By Night

Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

Duration3 Hours
Day 2

Athens Hotels to Piraeus Port Private

Duration1 Hour

Piraeus Port to Mykonos on Ferry

Duration5 Hours

Mykonos Port to Mykonos Town and Suburbs

Duration20 Minutes

Petinos Hotel

The Hotel Petinos offers direct access to the beach, this Mykonos hotel is by the sea, within minutes of Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou Beach, and Agia Anna Beach. Also nearby are Paranga Beach and Paradise Beach. Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a health club and a sauna. Greek and Mediterranean dishes are served at the Blue Myth restaurant, situated right on the beach. Special nights with dancing and singing are organised twice weekly.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Petinos Hotel

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    The Hotel Petinos offers direct access to the beach, this Mykonos hotel is by the sea, within minutes of Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou Beach, and Agia Anna Beach. Also nearby are Paranga Beach and Paradise Beach. Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite ...

    The Hotel Petinos offers direct access to the beach, this Mykonos hotel is by the sea, within minutes of Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou Beach, and Agia Anna Beach. Also nearby are Paranga Beach and Paradise Beach. Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a health club and a sauna. Greek and Mediterranean dishes are served at the Blue Myth restaurant, situated right on the beach. Special nights with dancing and singing are organised twice weekly.

    Facilities

    • Ironing Board
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Bar
    • Beach Access
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - High Speed
    • Laundry
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Shuttle Service
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV

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Day 3

Delos Tour

Only a 45 minute boat ride away from Mykonos Delos was the centre of the Cyclades of the ancient world, the island of light, birthplace of Apollon and Artemis, home to the first multicultural civilization and trade.

There is a lot to see: having been inhabited between 2500 and 69 B.C. Delos boasts of many treasures remaining from these times like the ancient market place Agora, the famous terrace of the Naxos lions, the holy lake, the ancients living quarters and theatre that give you a lively vision of the daily life then; especially the houses of Dionysos, Kleopatra, the Trident, the Masks, the Dolphins with their mosaics are a fantastic experience of art not to be missed. Furthermore there are the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian goddess, the Roman water system and cisterns and the wonderful museum with plenty of breathtaking mosaics, statues and many more objects found during the excavations.

On your guided tour you depart at 10am from the old pier in Mykonos Town and you return at 2.30 pm. If you wish to remain a little bit longer you can also take the last boat back at 3 pm in order to have some time at leisure or maybe climb on Mount Kynthos to enjoy the view over all the surrounding Cycladic islands.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 5

Mykonos Town and Suburbs to Mykonos Port

Duration20 Minutes

Mykonos to Santorini on Catamaran

Duration2 Hours

Athinios Port to Santorini

Duration30 Minutes

Santorini Palace

The 4-star Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini’s capital, within walking distance to the old port, museums, shops, and restaurants. Guests may take full advantage of the resort facilities, the peaceful hotel spa atmosphere, keep up with their fitness in the fully equipped gym, relax by the pool, enjoy a walk on the Caldera’s promenade or even experience Fira cosmopolitan nightlife. All air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden or the Aegean Sea. Facilities include a satellite TV and minibar. Each private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and hairdryer. Guests at Santorini Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The restaurant served international dishes during dinner times. Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack bar by the pool.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Santorini Palace

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    The 4-star Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini’s capital, within walking distance to the old port, museums, shops, and restaurants. Guests may take full advantage of the resort facilities, the peaceful hotel spa atmosphere, keep up with their fitness in the fully equipped ...

    The 4-star Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini’s capital, within walking distance to the old port, museums, shops, and restaurants. Guests may take full advantage of the resort facilities, the peaceful hotel spa atmosphere, keep up with their fitness in the fully equipped gym, relax by the pool, enjoy a walk on the Caldera’s promenade or even experience Fira cosmopolitan nightlife. All air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden or the Aegean Sea. Facilities include a satellite TV and minibar. Each private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and hairdryer. Guests at Santorini Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The restaurant served international dishes during dinner times. Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack bar by the pool.

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Day 6

Volcano and Hot Springs

Leave the port of Athinios to embark on the traditional boat for your visit of active craters of the volcano on the top of the island of Nea Kameni, in Greek means "new burnt"... where you will stop for about 1 1/2 H.

Then sail to Palea Kameni, "old burnt", where thermal springs provide natural warm-water bathing. While the surrounding water and beaches may be cold, and winds can be daunting. Your stop will be about 30m. Next destination will be Thirassia which is a typical cycladic village with a way of life as it used to be before the invasion of tourism. Tiny houses of various colours give a special character to these small settlements. Is an ideal place to taste some of the traditional plates of Santorini (lunch is not included in the price), to swim or to discover the simple village of Manolios by donkey. Here your stop will be about 1.5 - 2H.

When you arrive in your last destination the assistant will inform you the pick-up point and the time that the buses depart (that depends on the sunset time) . The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. This distance covered or walking the traditional steps on feet (250 steps) or by donkeys. Oia was severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake and much work has been involved to implement its restoration. The beauty of Oia is unsurpassed. In fact, it is almost impossible to describe in words. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red. Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece. It has inspired artists, poets and every visitor who visits Santorini. Oia is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical. In Oia there are two types of dwellings, the cave houses dug into the volcanic rock on the Caldera cliffs, and the Captains houses. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captains houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.

Duration6 Hours
Day 7

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 8

Santorini to Athinios Port

Duration30 Minutes

Santorini to Heraklion on Catamaran

Duration2 Hours

Heraklion Port to Heraklion

Duration20 Minutes

Galaxy Hotel, Crete

We welcome you to the Galaxy Hotel, the ideal city hotel for exploring Heraklion! Our prime location, in between the city's historical sites and the beating heart of the downtown center, allows our guests to fully experience the essence of Cretan culture, while enjoying the luxurious comfort of our serene environment. Heraklion's attractions, gastronomy, nightlife and local habits are all within your grasp!

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Galaxy Hotel, Crete

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    We welcome you to the Galaxy Hotel, the ideal city hotel for exploring Heraklion! Our prime location, in between the city's historical sites and the beating heart of the downtown center, allows our guests to fully experience the essence of Cretan culture, while enjoying the ...

    We welcome you to the Galaxy Hotel, the ideal city hotel for exploring Heraklion! Our prime location, in between the city's historical sites and the beating heart of the downtown center, allows our guests to fully experience the essence of Cretan culture, while enjoying the luxurious comfort of our serene environment. Heraklion's attractions, gastronomy, nightlife and local habits are all within your grasp!

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Golf
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wellness Center

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Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 10

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 11

Heraklion to Heraklion Airport

Duration20 Minutes

Rhodes Airport to Town

Duration0 Minutes

Lomeniz Hotel

Hotel Lomeniz is located in Rhodes Town, the cosmopolitan capital of the island which gathers a lot of tourists all year round. Rhodes Town lies at the northern tip of the island and offers many options in order to make your stay here memorable. A walk at the Old Town with the narrow cobbled streets and the numerous shops will convince you of this. The Old Town distinguishes for its architecture and imposing buildings, while it has been characterized as an International Culture Inheritance Monument and is protected by UNESCO. The Town’s nightlife will definitely enchant you. Choose one of the restaurants, bars or clubs and have the time of your life.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Lomeniz Hotel

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    Hotel Lomeniz is located in Rhodes Town, the cosmopolitan capital of the island which gathers a lot of tourists all year round. Rhodes Town lies at the northern tip of the island and offers many options in order to make your stay here memorable. A ...

    Hotel Lomeniz is located in Rhodes Town, the cosmopolitan capital of the island which gathers a lot of tourists all year round. Rhodes Town lies at the northern tip of the island and offers many options in order to make your stay here memorable. A walk at the Old Town with the narrow cobbled streets and the numerous shops will convince you of this. The Old Town distinguishes for its architecture and imposing buildings, while it has been characterized as an International Culture Inheritance Monument and is protected by UNESCO. The Town’s nightlife will definitely enchant you. Choose one of the restaurants, bars or clubs and have the time of your life.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool bar
    • Snack Bar
    • WiFi

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Day 12

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 13

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 14

Town to Rhodes Airport

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transfers between airport/railway station and hotels
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • 3 Guided tours as indicated in the itinerary
  • Boat ticket from Piraeus (Athens) to Mykonos Island
  • Boat ticket from Mykonos Island to Santorini Island
  • Local taxes
  • Boat ticket from Santorini Island to Heraklion Crete

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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