Crete and Rhodes Islands (in 7 days)

Flexible 7 day program, including highlights of both 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.

Highlights & includes

  • Centrally located hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All airport and ferry port transfers included
  • Flight tickets from Athens to Crete
    Flight tickets from Crete to Rhodes
  • Flight tickets from Crete back to Athens
  • 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 rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Chania -


- Day 2 – 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 ("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.


- 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)

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 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. Enjoy a full day at leisure.

- Optional boat tour available (contact us if interested)

- Optional tour to Lindos available (contact us if interested)

Overnight in Rhodes.


- Day 7 - Rhodes to Athens -  (B)

After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to Rhodes Airport and put you on a 1-hour  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 (option to chose the hotels you desire, extra fees may apply

* All ferry port & airport transfers

* Panoramic driving tour from Chania to Heraklion

* Tour of Knossos ( admissions to the site is included )

* 2-hour introductory walking tour of Rhodes

* Admissions to the ancient sites

* Flight tickets from Athens to Chania (Crete Island)

* Flight tickets from Heraklion to Rhodes

* Flight tickets from Rhodes to Athens

* All taxes and service charges



* Optional tours listed on the itinerary

* Travel insurance ( assistance available if required)

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements, all arrangements like adding more days, include more ancients sites and more island tours.


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