Minoan Glory Tour
Our tour includes all major sites in Athens and Greek islands.
Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, the day begins with a panoramic tour of the center neoclassical Athens: the University, the Academy and the National Library. Stop off in the Constitution (Syntagma) to the spectacular changing of the guard where the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. Then pass by the Temple of Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium. And of course to finish your tour, visit to the famous Acropolis and the Parthenon. The rest of the day you can enjoy the city as desired.
In the morning will be transfer to the port of Pireaus to embark to Santorini. Upon arrival, will be transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Day at leisure to enjoy the unique views, the black sandy beaches as well as the most romantic sunset of the world. Enjoy a half day cruise to the small volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni found in the center of the famous caldera and the hot springs with the orangey water where you will have free time for swimming. Do not leave the island without visiting its capital city, Fira, with the beautiful white-washed houses, the narrow streets and open air cafes that cling on the steep cliff.
Transfer to the port and embark to island of Crete. Upon arrival, will be transfer to your selected hotel. Heraklion is the largest urban center in Crete, the capital and economic center of the island.
A car will be delivered to the hotel and you can go to Agios Nilolaos, is capital of Lasithi, and of one the most developed tourist towns in Greece. Situated in the west of bay of Mirabello. Agios Nikolaos is the communication, cultural and commercial center of City Hall about 8.500 inhabitants. The sea in Agios Nikolaos is excellent and the surroundings of the city are known for their beautiful beaches and bays - Kitroplateia, Ammos beach, EOT and Ammoudi are within walking distance of the city center. The town's landmark is definitely the small lake, known as "Voulismeni", which is located in the city center, at the foot of the cliffs. Its shape is circular with a diameter of 137m. According to mythology, the goddess Athena used to take her bath in the lake. It is an especially picturesque site with many cafes and restaurants along the shore. We recommend a visit to Spinalonga island explore the fortress built by Venetians in 1579, which later became a leper colony.
Breakfast and morning departure to Rethymno which lies along the north coast, east having one of the largest sandy beaches in Crete (12 km) and west to the rocky shore just another large sandy beach after 10 km., with about 25,000 inhabitants. The Venetian Fortezza atop a hill called "Palaiokastro" dominates the town. It was built in 1590 to protect the city from attacks by pirates and Turks. The historic center of Chania's charming, pleasant to walk around, have a coffee in one of the numerous cafes on the edge of the small bay or shopping.
Chania is the capital of the province with the same name, and the second largest city of Crete, with a population of 60,000 inhabitants. Since ancient times, the city of Chania has faced many conquerors and the influences of many civilizations over time, evident in the monuments. The beautiful city of Chania has managed to preserve its unique colors and historic character, despite the tourism industry growing fast. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Greece and most picturesque town of Crete. Overnight.
Breakfast in Chania and departure to Heraklion.
According the time of your flight, transfer to Heraklion Airport and embark in the flight to Athens. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel.
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CostingThe cost of this tour may change according to your travel dates, accommodation level and number of people traveling. Please send us a quick enquiry through our web site so that we can make our best offer. Given that our reservations office is located in Greece, we have access to best deals possible.
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Travel Information and Guide to Greece
Greece has always been and will be one of the most popular destinations for tourism. It is not hard to see why. The country and surrounding islands, have a colourful historical timeline filled with stories of the ancient gods, and philosophers like Aristotle. It also has superb coastlines filled with beautiful beaches and swimming spots. Throw in the welcoming and interesting cultural aspects like food and cuisine and everything combines to form a holiday hotspot where people truly can enjoy themselves.
Such is the demand for tourism, every type of hotel accommodation is available from the budget hostels for backpackers to 5 star plus spa centres for honeymooning couples. If you book one of our tours, we arrange accommodation for you.
When to Go
From July to August, soaring temperatures are guaranteed. While this is ideal for sunbathers, anyone who wants to explore cultural or historical sites should confine their walks to morning or evening and avoid the peak of temperatures from 12 noon to 3pm.
Aside from these months, January to June and September to November are ideal, although evening temperatures require a light cardigan or jacket. December to March is the coldest months but destinations like Athens are still popular for all year round city breaks.
Currency and Spending
Greece used to be a cheap country until the introduction of the Euro. It is still possible to travel on a budget but travellers should look out for the small establishments serving cheap food and avoid centres where prices of drinks etc are more expensive. An average budget per day is 90 euros including accommodation, food and transport. This can increase with fees to museums and historical sites. Our Greece tours range from budget to luxury and you can see the full range here.
Where to Go
There is huge amount of potential destinations, depending on what you look for in a travel experience. The diversity of regions will ensure that everyone is accommodated for. Many of our tours visit more than one destination so you can see the best of what Greece has to offer, all in one trip. You can see the tours here but the main five highlights of Greece are…
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