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

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14 Days
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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$ 2,693

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Day 1

Athens Airport to Athens Hotel Private

Duration1 Hour

Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

The hotel lies just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. We are underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes' walk to the new Acropolis Museum. After a complete renovation that finished in 2009, the Royal Olympic was transformed to an art hotel very elegantly decorated and more important very well looked after in every detail. One of the aspects given particular attention to, was to create a very personal hotel and as much environmentally friendly as possible. The Roof Garden restaurant and bar opened recently offering the ultimate dinning and wining experience in front of the most spectacular view in Athens. The famous chef will be delighted to guide you through the secret paths of Greek cuisine while enjoying the unforgettable view.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

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    Royal Olympic Hotel Athens



    The hotel lies just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. We are underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes' walk to the new Acropolis Museum. After a complete renovation that finished in 2009, the Royal Olympic was transformed to an …

    The hotel lies just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. We are underneath the Acropolis and only 2 minutes' walk to the new Acropolis Museum. After a complete renovation that finished in 2009, the Royal Olympic was transformed to an art hotel very elegantly decorated and more important very well looked after in every detail. One of the aspects given particular attention to, was to create a very personal hotel and as much environmentally friendly as possible. The Roof Garden restaurant and bar opened recently offering the ultimate dinning and wining experience in front of the most spectacular view in Athens. The famous chef will be delighted to guide you through the secret paths of Greek cuisine while enjoying the unforgettable view.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Drycleaning
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • Mini Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
    • 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 Long Distance

Duration20 Minutes

Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Centre

Ideally located above magnificent Elia Beach, the Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center is an exclusive luxury hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World in cosmopolitan Mykonos. A top-choice destination for VIPs, jet-setters, free spirits and other discerning clientele, the Myconian Imperial Resort offers spacious luxury rooms & suites, superior comfort and deluxe amenities, including private endless pools and outdoor Jacuzzis.

With great respect for the traditional style of Mykonos, the gourmet restaurants, up-scale conference venues and exceptional wedding facilities are designed to surpass your expectations, setting new standards of excellence. Committed to providing outstanding services, the caring and friendly staff is always ready to offer you a complete and highly personalized hospitality experience, while the state-of-the-art Thalasso Spa Center makes this world-class luxury hotel a haven of wellness and tranquility.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Centre

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    Ideally located above magnificent Elia Beach, the Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center is an exclusive luxury hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World in cosmopolitan Mykonos. A top-choice destination for VIPs, jet-setters, free spirits and other discerning clientele, …

    Ideally located above magnificent Elia Beach, the Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center is an exclusive luxury hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World in cosmopolitan Mykonos. A top-choice destination for VIPs, jet-setters, free spirits and other discerning clientele, the Myconian Imperial Resort offers spacious luxury rooms & suites, superior comfort and deluxe amenities, including private endless pools and outdoor Jacuzzis.

    With great respect for the traditional style of Mykonos, the gourmet restaurants, up-scale conference venues and exceptional wedding facilities are designed to surpass your expectations, setting new standards of excellence. Committed to providing outstanding services, the caring and friendly staff is always ready to offer you a complete and highly personalized hospitality experience, while the state-of-the-art Thalasso Spa Center makes this world-class luxury hotel a haven of wellness and tranquility.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Baby Sitting Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Childrens Playground
    • Childrens Pool
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurants With Varied Cuisine
    • Swim-up Bar

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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 Long Distance to Mykonos Port

Duration20 Minutes

Mykonos to Santorini on Catamaran

Duration2 Hours

Athinios Port to Santorini

Duration30 Minutes

El Greco

El Greco resort hotel in Santorini welcomes you in a place that combines simplicity with beauty and make your stay in a resort hotel a truly unforgettable experience. El Greco resort hotel provides new standards of luxury accommodation on its guests and is one of the most prestigious Santorini resort hotels in Fira and the whole island of Santorini. Four open air main pools with sweet water, one children pool and two open air Jacuzzi will totally satisfy your appetite for swimming. Pool areas are complete with lounge chairs and umbrellas and of course a bar that you can order and enjoy snacks, coffees and beverages all the time.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

El Greco

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    El Greco resort hotel in Santorini welcomes you in a place that combines simplicity with beauty and make your stay in a resort hotel a truly unforgettable experience. El Greco resort hotel provides new standards of luxury accommodation on its guests and is one of …

    El Greco resort hotel in Santorini welcomes you in a place that combines simplicity with beauty and make your stay in a resort hotel a truly unforgettable experience. El Greco resort hotel provides new standards of luxury accommodation on its guests and is one of the most prestigious Santorini resort hotels in Fira and the whole island of Santorini. Four open air main pools with sweet water, one children pool and two open air Jacuzzi will totally satisfy your appetite for swimming. Pool areas are complete with lounge chairs and umbrellas and of course a bar that you can order and enjoy snacks, coffees and beverages all the time.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Childrens Pool
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lobby
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV lounge

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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 Kalathos

Duration0 Minutes

Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas

Naturally nestled in a pristine cove of Ixia Bay, on the slope below the island's Acropolis, the Atrium Platinum luxury 5 star hotel in Ixia Rhodes in Greece combines the cosmopolitan atmosphere of a 5 star city hotel with the unrivaled charm of a seafront resort. This 5 star beach hotel in Ixia Rhodes offers the perfect base for exploring this magnificent island of the Dodecanese as it is brilliantly set in close proximity to Rhodes International Airport (RHO) and Commercial Port as well as the island's Medieval Town designated as a World Heritage site.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas

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    Naturally nestled in a pristine cove of Ixia Bay, on the slope below the island's Acropolis, the Atrium Platinum luxury 5 star hotel in Ixia Rhodes in Greece combines the cosmopolitan atmosphere of a 5 star city hotel with the unrivaled charm of a seafront …

    Naturally nestled in a pristine cove of Ixia Bay, on the slope below the island's Acropolis, the Atrium Platinum luxury 5 star hotel in Ixia Rhodes in Greece combines the cosmopolitan atmosphere of a 5 star city hotel with the unrivaled charm of a seafront resort. This 5 star beach hotel in Ixia Rhodes offers the perfect base for exploring this magnificent island of the Dodecanese as it is brilliantly set in close proximity to Rhodes International Airport (RHO) and Commercial Port as well as the island's Medieval Town designated as a World Heritage site.

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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

Kalathos 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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