Delights of Greece 12 day tour
operated between May and October, contact us for available dates.
- Wednesday - Day 1 – Arrival in Athens
Arrival in Athens KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own. Overnight in Athens.
- Thursday - Day 2 - Athens - (B)
After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel for your guided tour of Athens. You will explore Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896). After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church. At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis. In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can also drop you off at the Plaka so you can wander and explore. Overnight in Athens.
- Friday - Day 3 - Athens to Chania - (Crete) - (B)
Very early in the morning, you will be transferred to Athens Airport, and put you on a flight to Chania.
08:55 - Athens --- El. Venizelos 09:45 Chania I. Daskalogiannis
Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel, after check in you will have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Chania -
– Saturday - Day 4 – Chania – (B)
Breakfast at the hotel & Day at leisure - Assistance with optional tours to Imbros or to Samaria Gorge will be available. Overnight in Chania.
– Sunday – Day 5 – 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 ("long wall"); 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.
- Monday – Day 6 – Heraklion to Rhodes– (B)
In the Afternoon transfer to Heraklion Airport and depart from Crete on a 1 hour flight to Rhodes Islan.
Upon arrival, you will be met and transfered to your hotel, Overnight in Rhodes.
- Tuesday - Day 7 - Rhodes Island - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, day at leisure --- Overnight in Rhodes 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.
- Wednesday - Day 8 - Rhodes to Santorini - (B)
After breakfast you will enjoy the day at leisure -
Departure at 17:30 ----- Arrival at 00:20
Transfer to your hotel, . Overnight in Santorini.
– Tuesday – Day 9 – Santorini – (B)
After breakfast we will take you on a full-day tour of Santorini. You will visit Acrotiri, hop on a boat to explore the caldera, take in the hot springs, view the ruins of Thirrassia, and finish off this very memorable day by watching the famous sunset from Oia. Afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel. Overnight in Santorini. www.villailias.gr/
– Wednesday – Day 10 – Santorini to Mykonos – (B)
Breakfast at the hotel –transfer to Santorini Harbor and depart from Santorini to Mykonos.
Departure at 11:50 and arrival at 14:20 pm
Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Mykonos.
– Thursday – Day 11 – Mykonos – (B)
10:00 am Meet up with your guide and go on a half day tour to Mykonos.
A half-day trip, including the services of a professional guide, to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis, a famous political and religious center of ancient world. The whole territory of deserted Delos in one of the most important archeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city & amphitheater and than, walk down the celebrated Lion Street.
Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items used in every day life.
Overnight in Mykonos.
- Friday - Day 12 - Mykonos to Athens - (B).
In the morning 45 minute flight to Athens, upon arrival you will walk to the international departures and board your flight home.
Total cost $_____ Per person in a double room & $_____ in a single room
(rates are changing from month to month so contact us with your dates then we can send you a quote for this tour)
* Centrally located, distinctive hotels with breakfasts
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides
* Flight tickets from Athens to Chania
* Flight tickets from Heraklion to Rhodes
* Ferry tickets from Rhodes to Santorini
* Ferry tickets from Santorini to Mykonos
* Flight tickets from Mykonos to Athens
* Admission fees (at sites)
* All taxes and service charges
* Optional hiking tour to Samaria Gorge in Chania Crete
* International flight tickets to Athens