Memories Of Greece Vacation Package at a Glance
This 12 day / 11night Greece Island Hopping package includes 3 wonderful islands and the vibrant city of Athens.
Crete island is the largest island in Greece and is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse lanscape.
In Santorini island enjoy the sensational sunsets, the fascinating excavations of Akrotiri, the iconic black and red beaches, and the dazzling white towns.
Mykonos island is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bards, quaint windmills, great beaches, homey taverns and hidden churches all set againts a brilliant blue backdrop.
The ancient city of Athens is today a vibrant megalopolis with nonstop nightlife, creative cuisine, and sites both ancient and modern. In the thousands of sidewalk cafés, courting teenagers, young professionals, and old men shuffling their worry beads all bask in Athens’s modern-day renaissance.
DAY 1: ATHENS / CRETE (HERAKLION)
Arrival in Athens. Connecting flight to Crete (flight duration 50 minutes). Upon your arrival on the island, you will be transferred to your selected hotel.
DAY 2 & 3: CRETE
Days at leisure on Crete island. Crete is not just Greece’s largest island, but arguably its’ most fascinating and diverse. Its remarkable history is evident across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo; from old mosques and Byzantine monasteries to the cave that is the legendary birthplace of Zeus. The Venetian port of Chania in Western Crete is one of Greece’s most evocative cities and the capital, Heraklion, is a dynamic city, the fifth largest in Greece.
Crete is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscape. Spectacular mountain ranges dotted with caves are sliced by dramatic gorges that spill out to sea. The rugged interior is interspersed with vast plateaus and fertile plains. The east boasts Europe’s only palm-tree forest beach and the south coast has some of the most stunning beaches and isolated coves.
Cretans are proud and hospitable people who maintain their culture and customs, particularly their strong musical tradition. Throughout the island you will come across traditional mountain villages and agricultural settlements unaffected by tourism, shepherds tending their flocks and come across men in traditional dress.
DAY 4: CRETE / SANTORINI
Morning transfer to the port to board the ferry to Santorini island. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be transferred to your selected hotel.
DAY 5 & 6: SANTORINI
Days at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic sunset in the world. Santorini is the essence of a Greek island, where sea meets weather-beaten rock and colors are bold and elemental. Blue-domed chapels stand on hilltops; houses are simple white cubes, sunsets flamboyant orange. The half-moon island, with its rearing cliffs and dramatic outlooks, is all that remains of a huge volcanic explosion. Inland, fertile soils provide a softer landscape of silvery olive trees, fields of tomatoes and neatly pegged vineyards that produce sweet amber-colored wine.
DAY 7: SANTORINI / MYKONOS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival, transfer to your selected hotel
DAY 8 & 9: MYKONOS
Days at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy this unique island. Mykonos island is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, great beaches, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. And it’s not just the water that sparkles in the sun on Mykonos, but also the marble streets and beautiful white cubist buildings that characterize the island’s architecture.
DAY 10: MYKONOS / ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 11: MORNING ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 12: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
To give you an idea of the approximate costs, please find below our price guidelines for our Greece vacation packages, excluding international flights:
5-star: € 280 – € 1,000+ per person, per day
4-star: from € 200 per person, per day
3-star: from € 140 per person, per day
The package price guidelines include:
– airport and/or port transfers
– domestic transportation within Greece
– tours or activities
– unique experiences
– trip planning
– 24X7 assistance during your trip
Most of our itineraries are flexible, so please do not hesitate to contact us for a custom quote based on your requirements.
The package price is customized, based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.