Explore, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes Islands

Explore, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes Islands with this 8 day tour

( Operated between May and October)


- Day 1 - Athens to Santorini - (B)
In the morning, we will provide a transfer to Athens ferry port for a ferry to Santorini Island. After arrival, you will check in at your hotel.
After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.

* Santorini is one of those iconic places that will be permanently etched in your mind. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Essentially, the island is what remains of an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was
formerly a single island. The aftermath of the explosion created what you see today, a caldera. All of the whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim, while the deep blue Aegean Sea wraps around the geological masterpiece, hundreds of feet below. Its spectacular physical beauty, along with its lively nightlife, has made this island a perennial tourist favorite.
Overnight in Santorini.

- Day 2 - Exploring Santorini - (B)
After breakfast we will take you on a tour of Santorini. You will hop on a boat to explore the caldera, take in the hot springs, view the ruins of Thirrassia, and afterwards, you will be taken back to your hotel.
Overnight in Santorini.

- Day 3 - Santorini - (B)
After breakfast, you will have a full free day to relax and explore Santorini on your own.

Many take this opportunity to relax and tan on one of the islands many beaches, such as Red Beach, or, you may opt to return to Oia for more sightseeing? (Ask us about purchasing an optional Oia tour.)
Overnight in Santorini.

- Day 4 - Santorini to Crete - (B)

After breakfast, you will depart Santorini Island for a 3-hour ferry to Crete. Upon arrival, you will be met at the ferry port and transferred to your hotel. After check-in you will have a free day to relax and explore Crete.

* Crete, Greeceís largest island, was the center of the Minoan civilization, Greeceís oldest (ca. 2600ñ1400 BC). Crete lays claim to significant and varied ancient history: you can visit the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the Greek classical city of Gortys, as well as the historical Venetian region of Chania and the Venetian castle in Rethymno.
Overnight in Crete

- Day 5 - Crete to Rhodes - (B)
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and take you on a half-day tour to the ancient city of Knossos.

We will start the day driving through picturesque villages to Knossos; after arrival, you will have about 1.5 hours to explore the site.
* Knossos (also known as the Knossos Palace), is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and was very likely the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization.
Evening at leisure --- Overnight in Crete.

- Day 6 - Crete to Rhodes - (B)

Noon time, we will provide a transfer to Crete Airport and put you on a 50 minute flight to Rhodes island.
Upon arrival, you will be met at Rhodes Airport then transfered to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Rhodes.

- Day 7 - Rhodes island - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel --- free day at leisure. Overnight in Rhodes.

*In ancient times, Rhodes was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Colossus of Rhodes. This giant bronze statue once stood in the harbor. It was completed in 280 BC but was destroyed in an earthquake in 224 BC. No trace of the statue remains today. Before archaeology, myth stood in for blanks in the historical record. In Pindar's ode, the island was said to be born of the union of Helios the sun god and the nymph Rhode, and the cities were named for their three sons.

In 1309, the Byzantine era came to an end when the island was occupied by forces of the Knights Hospitaller. Under the rule of the newly named "Knights of Rhodes", the city was rebuilt into a model of the European medieval ideal.

- Day 8 - Rhodes to Athens - (B)
After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to the Crete Airport for your 1-hour flight back to Athens.

*** End of tour ***

Total cost : __ per person, double ____ for single supplement - contact us for rates

* All ferry port & airport transfers
* Centrally located unique hotels - (with breakfasts)
* Guided tours in Santorini and Crete
* Ferry tickets from Athens to Santorini
* Ferry tickets from Santorini to Crete
* Flight tickets from Crete to Rhodes
* Flight tickets from Rhodes to Athens
* All taxes and service charges

This program is custom designable, ask us about adding extra destinations or additional hotel nights!


Contact us for more info and or for booking request


Encounter Greece tour video
About us Guest reviews How to book Conditions Travel insurance Home

greece tours

Best of Greece 10 day tour
Visit Athens and popular islands, from 1085 Euros

tours to greece

Delights of Greece
12 day tour,
from 1085 Euros

tours in greece

Glories of Greece
14 day tour,
from 1385 Euros

tours of greece

Grand tour of
Greece and Turkey

from 2385 Euros

greece travel

Athens, Olympia, Delphi
and Meteora

8 day tour, from 885 Euros

Customized tours and travel in Greece


>>>> Request a custom tour of Greece

>>>> Multi day tours from Athens

>>>> Daily tours from Athens

>>>> Greece and Italy combined tours

>>>> Greece and Turkey combined tours

>>>> Private shore excursions of Greece and Turkey

travel greece, greece tours, tours to greece
travel agency in istanbul Encounter Tours Travel Agency,
Portland, OR
Toll-free: +1-800-606-0826 -
Tel: +1-503-729-9455 - FAX +1 503 214 5428 -
E-mail: info@encountertours.com
trip advisor like us on facebook encounter tours on you tube linked in Encounter tours travel agency in istanbul,  Turkey

EncounterGreece.com is official website of Encounter Tours LLC, company in Portland, OR.
All copyrights preserved - 2001 - 2016


Travel Links

Contact Greece tours Back to Encounter tours homepage