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Santorini island, Greece

Greek Island Hopping - Santorini & Crete

9-day tailor-made holiday from £1,540 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Delve into Greek mythology and discover a country packed with history and beauty in equal measure

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Athens
  • See the ancient Olympic Stadium

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Athens
  • 2 Nights Santorini
  • 3 Nights Heraklion
  • 1 Night Athens

About

Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Relaxation

Operating from April to October and with four guaranteed departures a week, you'll stay in stylish four-star accommodation on a half-board basis. There is also the option of taking a shorter five if you're pressed for time. Greece

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Athens

Your driver will be waiting for you to greet you at the airport of Athens at your arrival. You will be driven to the hotel in Athens.. Rest of the day at leisure to check in and relax.

Next day enjoy your breakfast before being picked up by your guide for an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896, then continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful 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. Rest of the day at leisure. 

Stay: Polis Grand Hotel, Athens (Superior) / Wyndham Grand, Athens (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Athens to Santorini

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Athens. This morning pick up for transfer to Piraeus port to catch the ferry to island of Santorini, the stuff of myth and legend, with world-famous sunsets and breath-taking volcanic scenery. Arival and transfer to hotel. Free time to relax or to explore the city at your own pace.

Stay: El Greco, Santorini (Superior) / Orama Hotel, Santorini (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 4
Santorini

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Santorini. Today, you will have all day at leisure to explore Santorini. Walk the busy narrow streets of Fira, the capital of Santorini and the picturesque Imerovigli overlooking the craggy red rock Skaros. Experience the, one in a lifetime, adventure of going up with mules the 286 steps, very closely to the cliff, that leads to Oia and then glaze at the marvellous sunset with the thousands colours. Visit Pyrgos, the medieval jewel that dominates over the hill, offering the best panoramic view of the island. Know every single settlement of the island by walking the narrow streets of cobblestone and admire the little white chapels, the cave white houses with the blue windows and the imposing mansions of the medieval wealthy families of the island

Stay: El Greco, Santorini (Superior) / Orama Hotel, Santorini (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
Santorini to Heraklion

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Santorini. Pick up for transfer to Santorini port to catch your ferry to Heraklion, in Crete. Upon your arrival in Heraklion port, pick up for transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. 

Stay: Astoria Capsis, Crete (Superior) / Aquila Atlantis, Crete (Deluxe)


Meals: B

Days 6-7
Heraklion

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Heraklion. This day is at leisure for you to explore the island at your own pace. Optionally, you can visit the Palace of Knossos, the largest and the most spectacular of all the Minoan Palaces in Crete. After the departure, you can also visit the winery at the village of Peza where you’ll be able to see how wine is made and also how virgin Cretan olive oil and soap is produced. You can buy these products at wholesale prices or you can just taste some of the wine at no cost. Also, the town of Heraklion itself is very beautiful. You can go shopping in the vast array of shops and enjoy browsing through the vegetable market or having lunch in one of the local restaurants. 

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Heraklion. Day at leisure to explore the island at your own pace or relax at the hotel

Stay: Astoria Capsis, Crete (Superior) / Aquila Atlantis, Crete (Deluxe)


Meals: B

Day 8
Heraklion to Athens

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Heraklion. Pick up for transfer to the airport of Herakion to reach your flight to Athens. Upon arrival at the airport, pick up for transfer to the hotel for check in and overnight

Stay: Polis Grand Hotel, Athens (Superior) / Wyndham Grand, Athens (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 9
Athens to UK

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Athens and check out, Pick up from your hotel to the International Airport of Athens to reach your flight back to the UK 


Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

9-day tailor-made holiday from £1,540 pp incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £1,540 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £1,840 pp. incl. flights

Includes 

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights between UK and Athens
  • Private transfers to/from airport on arrival and departure
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at hotel in Athens in with breakfast
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at hotel in Santorini in with breakfast
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at hotel in Heraklion, Crete in standard room with breakfast
  • All transfers in Athens and Crete by private vehicle
  • All transfers in Santorini island by shuttle bus
  • Organized Athens City tour with the New Acropolis Museum
  • Hydrofoil tickets Piraeus-Santorini & Santorini-Heraklion in economy class
  • Air fares Heraklion/Athens in economy class 

Low Season: 01 - 21 Apr / 16 - 31 Oct 2023

High Season: 02 Jul - 31 Aug 2023

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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