Day 1: Athens
Departure from USA to Athens, Greece.
Day 2: Athens
On arrival in the Greek Capital, you will be welcomed by a Hellenic Representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Your hotel is located conveniently in the center of the city and allows you to stroll through Plaka bringing you a mingling of Old & New Athens.
Day 3: Athens (B)
After breakfast, your day will begin as the knowledge and guidance of a licensed guide will assist you with a half day sightseeing tour of Athens. You will be visiting the Acropolis, the awesome Parthenon, the Temple of Athens Nike as well as the Temple of Zeus. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Consider an Optional Experience to see the Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon.
Day 4: Athens / Crete (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chania. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Chania’s status as a cultural crossroads will reflect the mix of influences that has given this charming city its unique atmosphere. The Venetian Harbor is Chania’s most recognized landmark.
Day 5: Crete (B)
Today you will begin your culinary journey with your Food Lover’s Walk of Chania. This mouth-watering walk around Chania that combines a stroll through its known sights with visits to authentic and colorful food stores and old school eateries.
Day 6: Crete (B)
No activities are planned for today. While in Chania you might take a quick sail over to one of the most fantastic beaches in all of Greece, the Balos Beach Lagoon. Entice your senses by swimming and sunbathing at one of Crete’s most remarkable beaches.
Day 7: Crete (B)
No activities are planned for today. Consider taking a day tour of the ruins of Knossos Palace. This palace is a major archaeological site of Greece presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan Civilization.
Day 8: Crete / Santorini (B)
After breakfast, you will embark on a short cruise aboard a high-speed ferry to Santorini. You will be transferred to your hotel overlooking the majestic caldera. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the romantic atmosphere of the island. Perched on a cliff with breathtaking views of the sunsets and the sea below creates the perfect setting for the next few days.
Day 9: Santorini (B,D)
Your morning is at leisure. In the early afternoon, you will be transferred to the port of Vlichada, where you will embark on your semi-private sunset sailing cruise. You will sail you to the Red and
Black sand beaches, sail past the volcano and hot springs. You will explore private bays for swimming and snorkeling. All this exploration leaves one hungry, so a light meal with many appetizers and salads will further enhance the experience.
Day 10: Santorini (B)
Today is your last day in Santorini. While in Santorini there are a few things you simply must do. Wine connoisseurs should enjoy a journey down the Santorini wine circuit through the inland villages of Karterados, Monolithos, Emporio and Perissa. End the day with a very romantic dinner experiencing the setting in the village of Oia.
Day 11: Santorini (B)
No activities are planned for your last day in Santorini. Consider spending your morning visiting the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Akrotiri was a Minoan settlement whose fine frescoes and artworks are preserved for all to experience. Enjoy one last cliffside dinner as you end this glorious vacation.
Day 12: Santorini / Athens / Home (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Santorini airport for your flight to Athens and then connecting to your flight back home.
Key: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
Note: The itinerary we have created above is flexible and can be tailored along with the destinations and activities offered. It represents a sample of the many alternatives that we offer.
Single Rooms: On all itineraries, single rooms are available to book a supplement. Speak to your travel specialist for pricing.
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