Crete, Rhodes and Santorini Islands (in 10 days)

Flexible 10 day program, including highlights of all 3 islands

Crete Island, Visit the charming town of Chania, enjoy a scenic drive along the island, visit the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete

and was likely the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization.....

Rhodes Island,   AKA  The island of the Knights, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the land.
Santorini Island then  enjoy walking through the streets and admire whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim...

Highlights & includes

  • Centrally located hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All airport and ferry port transfers included
  • All Sea and Air transportation included
  • Introductory tours on each island and flexible free times
  • Customization and options to extend and add on more sites
    and islands available


Daily tour program


- Day 1 - Athens to Chania - (Crete)

Very early in the morning, We will meet you at your Athens hotel and provide a transfer to Athens Airport and put you on a flight to Chania.

08:55 - Athens --- El. Venizelos 09:45 Chania I. Daskalogiannis

Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative to be transferred to your hotel, after check-in you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in the charming Chania town -


- Day 2 – Crete island  (Chania) – (B)

Free day at leisure -

Assistance with optional tours to Imbros or to Samaria Gorge will be available.

Overnight in Chania.


– Day 3 – Chania to Heraklion –  (B)

In the morning we will depart from Chania and drive to Heraklion, upon arrival we will take you on a guided tour of Knossos.

Knossos (also known as the Knossos Palace) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and was likely the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization. The city remained important throughout the Classical and Roman periods, but its population shifted to the new town of Handaq (modern Heraklion) during the 9th century AD. By the 13th C, it was known as Makryteikhos ("longwall"); however, the bishops of Gortyn continued to call themselves the Bishops of Knossos until the 19th C. Today, the name is used only for the archaeological site itself.

After the tour, you will check in to your hotel, overnight in Heraklion.


- Day 4 - Heraklion to Rhodes -  (B)

Free time to explore

Afternoon transfer to Heraklion Airport - 1-hour flight to Rhodes Island

Arrival in Rhodes, met up with the transfer-men for your transfer to your hotel.

Check-in & Overnight in Rhodes.

- Day 5 - Rhodes Island  - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel

09:30 am Meet up,  meet up with your guide and enjoy a 2-hour introductory walking tour of the Island.

*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.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, experience local culture, dine in local restaurants and visit popular tavernas.

Overnight in Rhodes.

- Day 6 - Rhodes Island  - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel 
Free day at leisure
Day trip to Lindos (Cruise tour with lunch and swimming, snorkeling )

Overnight in Rhodes.


- Day 7 – Rhodes to Santorini  –  (B)

Enjoy a full day at leisure.

Meet up with the transfer men, transfer to Rhodes Ferry port and depart for Santorini.

Midnight arrival in Santorini,  meet up with the transfer men, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Santorini


- Day 8 - Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel Enjoy your 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, your Santorini, visit will be unforgettable.


(Optional Oia Sunset Tour,   contact us if interested )

Overnight in Santorini.


- Day 9 - Exploring Santorini - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano -   ( Meeting time to be determined)

Meet up at your hotel, depart on a scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have a glance at the active parts, lots of amazing photo opportunities of the volcano and from Volcano to the different angles of Magnificent Santorini Island.

Get back to the boat for a short sail to hot Springs (Palea Kameni) Enjoy swimming, then onto Thirassia where you can eat,

relax or swim and visit the traditional village of Manola.

After that, sail to back to the Island and enjoy a quick stop at Armeni, then back to Athinios port.

The tour finish time will be around 17:30 pm. Enjoy rest of the day and evening at leisure

Overnight in Santorini.


- Day 10 - Santorini to Athens -  (B)

In the morning we will provide a transfer to Santorini Airport and put you on a 50-minute flight to Athens.

Arriving in Athens will mark the end of this program.


Program ends


Total cost:  $__________________________


Rates are subject to change depending on travel seasons,

Please contact us with your travel dates to get an accurate quote.



* Centrally located superior hotels (opt.. to choose your own hotel,  extra fees may apply)

* All ferry port & airport transfers

* Guided tour of Athens ( admissions to the site is included )

* Panoramic driving tour of Santorini with stops

* Boat tour to the Volcano ( in Santorini )

* Admissions to the ancient sites

* Flight tickets from Athens to Crete - Chania.

* Ferry tickets from Rhodes to Santorini

* Flight tickets from Santorini to Athens

* All taxes and service charges



* Admissions to the Volcano ( 2 Euro, payable on the sights)

* Oia Sunset tour ( Optional)
* Optional tours on days 6 and on day 8

* Travel insurance ( assistance available is required)

* Tips

* Anything else not mentioned on the included part


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