Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Greek Explorer (13 days)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Athens, Greece To Athens, Greece

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 Nov 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Athens, Greece
King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens Breakfast

Arrival in Greece, the land of the mythical Gods and ancient civilization. At Athens International Airport you will be welcomed by your private driver and taken to your five-star hotel. Enjoy your afternoon and evening exploring the vibrant culture and nightlife of Modern Athens. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their favorite Athens restaurants, cafes and entertainment.

Day 2
Athens, Greece
King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens Breakfast

After breakfast, your licensed English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Begin your tour at the new Acropolis Museum and then visit the Acropolis itself and its timeless temples of Parthenon, Erectheion and Athena Nike. A short climb up to the Hill of Philopappus brings you to the imposing Roman period funeral monument and extensive views of Athens and Piraeus. You then descend to the hill of the Pnyx, the area used in Classical Athens as the meeting place for the democratic assembly. You enter the historical Plaka area close to the Thiseion temple, dating back to the 5th century BC, meandering past the ancient Agora with the impressively restored Stoa of Attalus, Hadrian’s Library, and the picturesque Tower of the Winds. The route back leads up over the Areopagus, or Hill of Mars, directly below the Acropolis. Here, in 54 AD, Saint Paul preached his Sermon on an unknown God, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Finally, you pass the Roman period Odeion of Herodes Atticus, which is still used as a summer venue for open-air concerts and theatrical performances.  Your tour will end at Syntagma Square where you can enjoy the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  

Day 3
Santorini, Greece
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini Breakfast

After breakfast, meet your private transfer to the Athens airport for your flight to Santorini.  Upon arrival in Santorini, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and taken to your five-star hotel.  Enjoy your afternoon and evening at your leisure taking in the spectacular views of the caldera and the stunning colors of the sunset.  Enjoy dinner at one of the numerous restaurants while sipping wine from one of the local wineries.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultants for their favorite restaurants in Santorini.  

Day 4
Santorini, Greece
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini Breakfast

Explore the island at your leisure or enjoy an optional Semi-Private Sunset Catamaran Cruise.  The cruise begins from Vlihada Marina and sails past the red and white beaches, and on to Akrotiri and the ancient light house. The first stop will be at the volcano and the hot springs a quick swim. Next, you will proceed to a beautiful and secluded bay for a swim and snorkeling, while the onboard chef prepares your lunch of seafood and steak barbeque. Following lunch, continue sailing through the caldera past the islands of Thirassia and Aspronissi and back towards Vlihada.

Day 5
Santorini, Greece
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini Breakfast

Enjoy your day at leisure.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal tips of favorite activities and excursions while in Santorini.

Day 6
Crete, Greece
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Elounda Breakfast

After breakfast, meet your transfer in the hotel lobby and drive to the port of Santorini to board the hydrofoil for your three hour ferry to Crete.  Upon arrival in Crete, you will be greeted at the port by your private driver and taken to your five-star hotel.  Enjoy the evening at your leisure exploring the natural wonders, local culture and history of Crete.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their favorite activities in Crete.

Day 7
Crete, Greece
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Elounda Breakfast

Enjoy the day at your leisure or experience an optional Private Half Day Knossos Tour.  After breakfast, meet your private driver. Your tour begins on the road to Knossos Palace to explore one of the main centers of the Minoan Civilization.  Next you will visit the Archeological Museum of Heraklion, and you will continue to see the city of Heraklion making stops at the Old Port, the Venetian Walls, the Municipal Market, the Castle or Koules, and museums, churches, fountains or shops of your preference.

Day 8
Crete, Greece
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Elounda Breakfast

Enjoy the day at leisure at one of the endless turquoise beaches of Crete or exploring the deep history and culture the island offers.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal favorites.

Day 9
Rhodes, Greece
Sheraton Rhodes Resort Breakfast

After breakfast, meet your transfer in the hotel lobby and drive to the airport of Crete to board your flight to Rhodes.  Upon arrival in Rhodes, you will be greeted by your driver and transferred to your five-star hotel.  Enjoy the evening at your leisure at one of the numerous local restaurants.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultants for their favorite restaurants in Rhodes.

Day 10
Rhodes, Greece
Sheraton Rhodes Resort Breakfast

Explore the island at your leisure.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal tips of favorite activities, beaches and excursions while in Rhodes.

Day 11
Rhodes, Greece
Sheraton Rhodes Resort Breakfast

Explore the island at your leisure.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal tips of favorite activities, beaches and excursions while in Rhodes.

Day 12
Rhodes, Greece
Sheraton Rhodes Resort Breakfast

Explore the island at your leisure.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal tips of favorite activities, beaches and excursions while in Rhodes.

Day 13
Athens, Greece
None Breakfast

After breakfast meet your private driver in the hotel lobby for the drive to Rhodes airport where you will board your flight to Athens International Airport. Flights will be scheduled to meet your flight home.

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Discover the beauties of Ancient Athens, while experiencing the vibrant local culture of the Modern city.  Get swept away in the magnificent views and colorful sunsets of Santorini, explore the history, rich culture and turquoise beaches of Crete and prepare to lose yourself in the rugged landscapes, endless beaches and deep history of Rhodes.

About Us

Travel2Greece is a luxury On-Site specializing in handcrafted vacations to mainland Greece and its breathtaking islands. Greece is a remarkable destination with countless options for every type of traveler. Guests can experience historical and modern Athens, Mykonos' famous beaches and nightlife, romantic Santorini including a private sunset yacht cruise, and the sheer diversity offered in Crete. Customizing a stay on a private yacht is an exhilarating way to explore the lesser known islands with complete flexibility and unparalleled relaxation. Greece's diverse mainland and 6000 islands are available to discover–let’s start planning today!

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Overwhelmingly....YES!

By: KAW


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

We realize our trip was only as enjoyable as the many layers of details set up prior to our departure. We had many many transfers on our recent family trip to Greece and every driver was on time, friendly, professional in dress and demeanor, and proficient in English. Our local guides were knowledgeable and informative....and willing to tailor our excursions to our personal interests and time line. We could not have been happier with our hotel selections. Our Villa in Naxos was a dream come-true in every-way. Beautiful secure, well maintained Villa and surrounding grounds. The location provided privacy and proximity to activities, and restaurants with a staff (that became like family) on site-24/7. A overwhelmingly positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker