Discover the ancient relics of Athens, the picturesque islands of Crete and Santorini, whitewashed villages, Greek cuisine and high end hotels you will never want to leave.
Explore all the ancient sites in Athens as well as the unique food scene, the blossoming street art, the famous land marks and the vibrant shops and markets. Santorini, famed for its quaint whitewashed villages hugging the cliffs will be your next stop before journeying to the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete to enjoy its splendid beaches.
Day 1: Today you arrive at Athens International. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for two nights. Amidst an olive tree garden and with an unsurpassable, breathtaking view of the Acropolis, you can soak in the bliss of the hotels two Jacuzzis. Enjoy a refreshment while lounging on the deck chairs, and watch the picture perfect sunset of the Athenian sky.
Day 2: Enjoy a leisure breakfast this morning. The hotel offers an ideal starting point from which you explore the city by foot. Experience the local cuisine, the blossoming street-art scene, and the famous city landmarks.
Day 3: This morning, after a transfer to Athens airport, board your flight to the island of Crete. The flight is fairly short, approximately one hour in duration.
Your hotel for the next four evenings are in a high-end hotel featuring dining & bars, plus private coves & 7 outdoor pools. Savor wide-ranging Greek cuisine in the complex’s three restaurants and six bars. Buffet breakfast and dinner is included.
Day 4-6: An itinerary will be provided to highlight the main sights of Crete. Car rental is the suggested mode of transportation on the island in order to enjoy the beaches, visit archaeological sites, monuments and its museums.
Wandering around Chania’s Old Town maze-like alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches will help you discover well-preserved historical monuments.
Indulge in the authentic Cretan lifestyle and gastronomy. The traditional Cretan diet is known as being one of the healthiest in the world. The secret lies in the quality and freshness of its ingredients, the use of wild herbs and greens, and purity of taste and of course, its olive oil.
Day 7: After breakfast, it will be time to say good-bye to Crete and journey by ferry (2.5 hours) to your next incredible destination. In one of the most beautiful spots in Santorini, the picturesque village of Imerovigli, your hotel is built high on a hill on the east side, facing the amazing sunrise and boasting panoramic views to the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. This is a place especially designed for those seeking a refuge of peace and tranquility & relaxation as well excellent walking and hiking opportunities to the villages of Fira to the South and Oia to the North.
Day 8-9: The next two days are yours to relax and explore the island. Visit the secret spots of Santorini away from the hustle and bustle, walking through ancient paths and picturesque cobblestone alleys. View the famous caldera, taste amazing volcanic wines, explore whitewashed villages and castles, and take in the amazing scenery.
The hotel will take care of your every need from providing a car, a helicopter or arranging a whole range of sports activities (inquire for pricing). Included in your tour is a sunset sailing cruise along the Caldera coastline.
Day 10: After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens where you will board your international flight home.