Tour of Crete, Rhodes and Santorini  (in 9 days)

  • Wonderful program provides you with a taste of, Crete, Rhodes

and Santorini Islands.

Covering

Crete Island, Visit the charming town of Chania, enjoy a scenic drive along the island, visit s 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.
Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the
City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site.....

Visit  Santorini Island then  enjoy walking through the streets and
admire whitewashed, charming houses cling to the high cliffs of the rim...

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano and get lots of photo opportunities.

 

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 transfered to your hotel, after check in you will have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Chania -

 

- Day 2 – Chania –

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 –

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 -

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  -
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 to Santorini  –

Enjoy 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 7 - Santorini -
10:00 am  meet up with your English speaking driver and enjoy 2 hour introductory tour
of the Island.

Enjoy a good panoramic tour of the island from different angles and visit small some of the villages and get a good knowledge of the island from your friendly driver.

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Day 8 - Exploring Santorini -

Enjoy a boat trip to Volcano

11:00 am Meet up at the Athinios Harbor, depart on scenic sail to Volcano,

Upon arrival have free time to explore and hike to the top of the volcano and have glance on 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.

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

Overnight in Santorini.

 

- Day 9 - Santorini to Athens -

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:  $__________________________
Contact us for price informations

 

Includes
* Centrally located superior hotels (opt.. to chose 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

 

Excludes

* Admissions to the Volcano ( 2 Euros, payable on the sights)
* Travel insurance ( assistance available is required)

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

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