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9 Day Greek Islander: Crete & Santorini -Plan B

9 Day Greek Islander: Crete & Santorini -Plan B


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Greece

Cities Visited

Athens, Heraklion, Santorini

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Friday - Morning at Leisure, Flight to Heraklion
The morning is at leisure to explore Athens independently. At Constitution Square, perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Alternatively, join the optional Athens city tour that begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum. Late afternoon departure to the airport for your flight to Heraklion. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Athens Sightseeing (AM)
Overnight: Heraklion
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Crete
Spend a full day at leisure exploring Crete with its remarkable history that is evident across the island, highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, the ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Perhaps travel to Rethymnon on Crete's north coast where the Ottomans and Venetians built mosques, Renaissance buildings and huge fortresses
Overnight: Heraklion
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Crete
The day is yours to enjoy your free time relaxing on one of Crete's glorious sandy beaches along the vivid blue Mediterranean Sea. Linger in town and join the locals sitting in a café at the village square drinking coffee, or indulge in the distinctive Cretan cuisine renowned for its life-prolonging qualities
Overnight: Heraklion
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Ferry to Santorini
Today, head to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The island of Santorini, with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs is considered one of the world's most enchanting getaways. This evening is yours to independently discover the delightful restaurants and nightlife
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Santorini
Today is free to explore this Greek paradise. Be sure to walk the streets of bustling Fira, the island's iconic capital city, a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Explore the shops and cafes along the narrow footpaths, and be sure to grab a seat at an outdoor cafe as you wait for the colorful sunset. Thousands of years ago, one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history occurred here. This event is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. You may decide to join the optional Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour* and enjoy the archaeological excavation of ancient Akrotiri, stop at Perivolos known as ‘the black sandy beach’ and visit Santo Wine, the largest winery on Santorini. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Private Island Tour*, where you will visit the famous clifftop village of Oia, stop by the lighthouse of Akrotiri and the famous Red Beach before experiencing a local wine tasting, or the optional Santorini Wine Tour* to further explore the world of Therian volcanic wines and enjoy tastings at three family estate wineries*The Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour, Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM), and Half Day Santorini Private Island Tour (PM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM)*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Private Island Tour (PM)*
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Full Day in Santorini
Enjoy a second full day at leisure in Santorini. Perhaps join the optional Santorini Catamaran Cruise* to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy time at the famous Red Beach for swimming. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Eat & Walk Tour* where you discover local eateries while exploring the secrets of Greek cuisine*The Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM) and Half Day Santorini Eat & Walk Tour (AM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Half Day Santorini Eat & Walk Tour (AM)*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM)*
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Athens, connecting to your international flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flights Athens-Heraklion and Santorini-Athens
  • 7 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • 1 night Athens
  • 3 nights Heraklion
  • 3 nights Santorini
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • 24-hour telephone assistance in the Islands
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Tour escort services, luggage handling, optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include departure transfer, but does include the following group services: transfers for domestic flights and ferries, flight Athens-Heraklion, ferry Heraklion-Santorini, and flight Santorini-Athens.

    Passengers returning from Athens on Day 9 should select flights that depart no earlier than 12 PM.

    We will provide best ferry available on your travel dates. Reservations will be made for the earliest ferry available. We cannot confirm the exact ferry routing in advance. Local weather and wind factors can cause ferry delays and/or cancellations. When this occurs you will be advised of your options locally. As weather conditions are beyond our control, any costs incurred for alternate transportation, hotel and/or other out-of-pocket and related expenses will necessarily be borne by the traveler. We recommend you to check your trip insurance policy for covered benefits.

    Please note the optional Half Day Santorini Eat & Walk Tour AM will only operate through Sep 30, the optional Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise AM will only operate through Oct 15, and the optional Half Day Santorini Wine Tour will only operate from May through September.

    Land only passengers: Please provide your international flight details in and out of Athens no later than 90 days prior to departure in order to book your flights to/from the islands. If we do not receive your international flight information at least 90 days prior to departure, we will book the latest flight from Athens to the islands and the earliest flight from the islands back to Athens in order to avoid any missed connections with your international flight arrangements.

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    Accommodations

    Athenian Callirhoe Hotel
    This first class hotel is located within walking distance of the Acropolis and many major attractions.

    Amalia Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of the city, just off Constitution Square facing the National Gardens.

    Electra Hotel Athens
    This first class hotel is situated nearby Syntagma Square.

    Royal Olympic Hotel
    This superior first class hotel is located next to the Plaka and adjacent to the Temple of Zeus.

    Ibis Styles Heraklion Central
    This first class hotel is set in the heart of Heraklion.

    Aegean Plaza
    This first class hotel is situated 55 yards from the black sandy beach, in the magnificent Kamari.

    Hotel Goulielmos
    This first class hotel overlooks Santorini's caldera and the Aegean Sea.

    Santorini Palace Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the town of Fira.

    Strogili Hotel
    This first class hotel is set in the village of Kamari.

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    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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