Enjoy 11 days of hopping around the beautiful Greek Islands, from Crete to Mykonos via Santorini and Paros.
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Activity adventure | Beach | History & culture | Relaxation
The ultimate experience, 'hopping' around a variety of the Greek Islands, and enjoying the best accommodation on offer. Whilst the Greek islands have a common heritage, each island is unique and has its own personality.
The below is a suggested itinerary only – please ask your specialist if you prefer to visit other islands.
Day by day itinerary
Fly from the UK to Crete and transfer to your hotel. Crete is the largest of all the Greek Islands and enjoys a history dating right back to the Minoan Period of 2600 BC. Stunning landscapes, excellent beaches, traditional villages and intriguing ancient sites – no wonder Crete is the one of the most visited islands in Greece.
Western Crete is dominated by the stunning White Mountains, home of the famous Samaria Gorge and the Omolos Plateau. To the east of the island’s capital Heraklion is the town of Hersonissos, offering some of the best beaches in Crete.
Further east from Hersonissos rests the picturesque fishing villages of Elounda and Ayios Nikolaos. Elounda, retains plenty of character and charm and boasts some excellent fish tavernas. Its neighbour, Ayios Nikolaos is rather livelier in the high season.
Your accommodation for the three nights is The Blue Palace, enjoying a magnificent location overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Cretan Pelagos and the Isle of Spinalonga with its Venetian fortress.
The resort has five exquisite restaurants, including the charming Blue Door and, our favourite, the star-lit L'Orangerie with its Mediterranean gourmet cuisine
Stay: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete or similar
Enjoy a final breakfast at your Crete hotel today and transfer by ferry and private taxi to your next hotel in Santorini in the southernmost part of Cyclades.
Santorini is a place of adventure and experience. The view from the island is magnificent, the sunset is stunning and the whole complex of Santorini islands is still an active volcano and probably the only volcano in the world whose crater is in the sea.
The Grace Santorini offers one of the best views of the caldera on the island, overlooking the iconic chapel of Agios Ioannis Apokefalistheis and Skaros Rock, the rooms are elegant with refreshing plunge pools or large terraces
Stay: Grace Santorini
Enjoy a final breakfast at your Santorini hotel today and transfer by ferry and private taxi to your next hotel in Paros.
Paros is known for its beaches and traditional villages. Parikia, the bayside capital is a boating and hub for transport around the Cyclades Region. It's also home to the Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a landmark Byzantine church from the 4th century A.D. The north coast's Kolimbithres is a beach where naturally sculpted rocks from swimming coves.
Stay at the Yria Boutique hotel for two nights set amid beautiful gardens, and a short walk to the nearest beach, the hotel is situated just a short drive away from Panagia Ekatontapiliani, an ancient Byzantine church, and the Archaeological Museum of Paros.
Stay: Yria Boutique Hotel, Paros
Take breakfast at leisure then transfer by ferry and private taxi to your next hotel on the island of Mykonos. Mykonos is a cosmopolitan island and popular tourist destination in the Greek islands of the Cyclades group. During the 70's, 80's, 90's Mykonos became fashionable for every artist, politician or businessman of that time.
Its southern beaches offer excellent opportunties for watersports, while its northern beaches are perfect for finding a private cove in which to relax and unwind. But what really makes Mykonos so famous is its charming capital Chora' with authentic beauties, traditional architecture and little white chapels with blue cupolas. A walk through the narrow streets forming a labyrinth, the old port, Little Venice and the Castle will leave you speechless.
Stay at the Grace Mykonos located in Agios Stefanos just north of Mykonos town itself, it combines Mykonian architecture and contemporary furnishings and fittings, the Grace is all about service. Opposite the sandy beach of Agios Stefanos look out over the aquamarine bay to the island of Tinos.
Stay: Grace Mykonos
After breakfast transfer to the airport and embark on your return flight to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
11-day Tailor-made journey from £2,495 incl. flights
Price from: £2,495 per person (Low Season May) £3,620 per person (High Season August)
Valid for travel: May to October 2017
Package includes: Return flights from London Gatwick, private taxi transfers/ Ferry transfers, 10 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels including breakfast daily, 20kg baggage allowance.
Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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