Away in the Greek Isles
Santorini and Crete in 8 Days
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/ Santorini edition
treasures of Athens . . . the romance of the Greek isles. What's better
than a journey with a cherished companion to one of these prized destination?
This is a trip tailored to make the most of that special company and
unique occasion, be it an anniversary, a honeymoon, or a singular
chance to be alone and away. We have selected superior and deluxe
hotels notable for their charm, atmosphere, and, of course, fine service.
Tour starts Daily in Athens : April- Oct
1 - ARRIVAL IN ATHENS
Our Athens-based personnel
meets you at the international airport, assists you with the formalities,
and sees you to your charming and comfortable four-star hotel, your
base for the next two nights. Check in, relax, then take a stroll through
the lively streets. Browse for treasures and curios, savor a coffee
or aperitif at a terrace café, or enjoy a fine meal in the old Plaka
2 - ATHENS (B)
private tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts
that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guide will take
you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of
modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the
Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones
in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's
Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy,
the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden
Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion
and finally "the harmony between material and spirit" , the
monument that "puts order in the mind" , the Parthenon. Continue
and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire
the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Break for
lunch on your own , the guide will be happy to suggest few choices for
your Greek lunch . Afternoon leisure walk of the ancient district of
the Plaka . The guid ewill walk you back to the Divani Palace for the
deluxe hotel category .
Private air-conditioned vehicle. Private Chauffeur . Private guide.
DAY 3 - ATHENS - SANTORINI (B)
We'll call for you and see you to the airport for your flight over the
blue Aegean to Santorini . Air fare is included in economy class with
tax , Isle of Ancient " Atlantis ?!" , where you'll find a
room waiting in a beach hotel, or a cliff -side Villa .
4 - Santorini (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your lovely hotel (or Villa),or venture out,to explore
ON YOUR OWN.
Some suggestion that you may wish to consider (on your own): Akrotiri,reputedly
the site of fabled Atlantis. Then on to Athinios port to take a boat
across to eh dormant volcano, and ascend through a crater-pocked moonscape
to the crater. Visit Thirassia Island and watch sunset in Oia. Return
to your hotel/villa early evening, the decision is totally yours.
5- Santorini- Own activities(B)
To stay in your lovely hotel and enjoy the beach, the service, and the
amenities, or to venture out to explore some of the dramatic cliffs,
coves, and villages . . . that is the question! No doubt, you'll mix
a bit of both; Relax, and revisit a favorite café or shop ,sip an ouzo
or retsina at a waterside café, discover a beach or two, pick up a loaf
of fresh bread and cheese and olives, and picnic on a hillside as you
look out to sailboats at sea. Your days will be filled.
6- SANTORINI, CRETE (B)
We'll rendezvous in time to take you to your flight to Crete, Heraklion&
your hotel. Flights operate only on Thursday and Saturday , on other
days, it will be the fast ferry which is 2 hours ( business class
) , or flights via Athens (Supplement applies$ $ 115).
7- CRETE (B)
Enjoy your stay at the hotel or explore one of the beaches. Or explore
on your own the Venetian part of the old town , see below more details
on tours in Crete.
8 - DEPARTURE - Crete - Athens (B)
Do your last-minute shopping this morning, or just linger deliciously
in bed . Then we'll call for you and see you to the airport to begin
your journey home. Air fare is included Crete Athens .
Add an extra night in Crete
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Combine with Italy ?
combine with Croatia . Bon Voyage.
in US $, per person in double occupancy:
Class : $ 2307 ( Sea view room in Crete)
(5 stars): $ 2775 ( Sea View room in Crete)
Deluxe with an upgrade to a suite in Chromata in Santorini:
Bungalows with private pool are available upon request, please
transportation from Athens to Santorini, Crete , and back to
Athens, in economy class, tax included.
from Santorini to Crete by ferry or air based on the itinerary &
dates you choose.
between airport and hotels in Greece
sightseeing as indicated in ATHENS, including preset menu lunch
as indicated "L".
fees for all sites listed in the itinerary.
with breakfast (B) as indicated
below, or at comparable properties, according to availability:
Divani Palace Acropolis : 5 Stars Moderate
Electra Palace (four stars).
Villas/ Apartments in Santorini:
Deluxe rates : Dana Villas with a view of the Caldera
& the sea ( Firostefani) .
in Firostefani , Astra Apartments, On The Rocks
or Chromata Apartments
with a view of the caldera & the sea (Imerovigli.) Cliffside
suites in Firostefani , or Rose
Bay on Kamari Beach Hotel.
Katikies Villas & Pantheon , please add 20 % supplement to the deluxe
Heraklio / Hersonissos Area:
* Creta Maris ( 5 stars)
* Knossos Royal Village (5 stars)
* Royal Mare Village (5 Stars)
* Atlantis Hotel ( 5 stars - Town property)
* Aldemar Royal Mare (5 stars)
* Candia Maris Hotel ( 5 stars)
* Hotel Elounda Mare (5 stars):
Supplement $65 per person per night with breakfast & dinner included
(part of the deal, cant delete).
* Hotel Elounda Mare (5 stars) : PRIVATE
BUNGALOW with private pool: Supplement
$200 Per person per night.
- Star Properties:
* Sylva Maris Bungalows hotel ( 4 stars)
* Galaxy Iraklio Hotel ( Town property)
* Asotria Capsis Hotel ( Town Hotel)
* Marina Beach in Gouves area
* Pantheon Palace in Gouves area
* Hersonissos Maris - pool sharing ( 4 stars)
Miramar in Aghios Nikolaos
International air transportation from your home country.
excursions, such as tours on Santorini, sailing, cruising
meal not specifically mentioned.
and personal expenses
for local personnel
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One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean ,and for thousands of
years it has been a crossroads of three continents- Europe, Asia and