DAY 1: ATHENS / CHANIA (CRETE)
Arrival in Athens. Connecting flight to Chania, Crete. Upon arrival, you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2: CHANIA PRIVATE WALKING TOUR
This tour connects you with the city’s essence, that is made complete by delicious food and warm outgoing people. Join our knowledgeable guide to this mouth-watering walk around Chania that combines a stroll through its known sights and the lesser known quarters with visits to authentic and colorful food stores and old school eateries. We will get a glimpse into the past and living history of Chania, architecture and lifestyle as we walk the town, while exploring Crete’s flavors and aromas. We will speak with the people behind the scenes and taste local culinary delights, such as the syrupy “loukoumades”, traditional “bougatsa” pie, honey, rusks, olives, herbs & spices. An easy walking pace is followed with rests that make the tour suitable for all fitness levels.
DAY 3: CHANIA AT LEISURE
Free day at Chania town to relax and explore at your own leisure.
Chania is a coastal town of Northwestern Crete and one of the most important ports of the island. The city of Chania is built in the ruins of ancient Kidonia. It withstanded many intruders and civilizations, the imprints of which can be seen on the facade of its fine monuments.
The beautiful city of Chania has managed to uphold its local authentic color, despite the rise of tourism. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and the most picturesque in Crete.
DAY 4: CHANIA / SANTORINI
Early morning pick up and transfer to Heraklion port for your ferry ride to Santorini island. Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
DAY 5: SANTORINI, SEMI-PRIVATE CATAMARAN SUNSET CRUISE
Morning free to explore the island. In the afternoon join the 5 hour semi-private catamaran sunset cruise along the caldera. Whilst taking in the striking landscape of the Santorinian sunset you can also enjoy swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling in private bays like the famous volcanic hot springs. Satisfy your appetite with famous Greek dishes, enjoy a rich barbecue on board, with fresh seafood and taste not only our culinary skills but also the history of Santorini which will amaze you and the cultural diversity which will intrigue you.
DAY 6: SANTORINI
Free day in Santorini 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.
DAY 7: SANTORINI / MYKONOS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry to Mykonos island. Upon arrival in Mykonos, you will be transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 8: DELOS GUIDED TOUR
Visit one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece :
THE ANCIENT SACRED ISLAND OF DELOS !
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 our 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.
DAY 9: MYKONOS AT LEISURE
Welcome to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos! Every year it is visited by thousands of tourists and celebrities from around the world. All the houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills are immaculately whitewashed, with door frames and window shutters highlighted with splashes of sky blue and jade green. The streets are a maze of narrow, winding alleyways – many only two or four feet wide, overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. On every second doorstep sits a cat, gazing down serenely at people passing by.
In Mykonos you will enjoy fine dining, beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets and a notoriously wild night life, clubbing and party scene.
DAY 10: MYKONOS / ATHENS
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the port for your ferry ride to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens port, you will be transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 11: ATHENS PRIVATE GUIDED 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. Short stop for photos of the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), drive at 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
DAY 12: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport. END OF SERVICES