Mykonos Santorini Crete in just 12 days full of fun and sun!
Visit Acropolis and its Museum in Athens and continue to Mykonos, famous for its beaches and incredible nightlife. In Santorini admire the sun going to bed over the Volcano, swim in the black sandy beach during half-day Volcano cruise. Visit Heraklion and enjoy the sea and the sun and discover the Minoan civilization with optional tours.
Day by Day Itinerary
DAY 1: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts an order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.
DAY 3: ATHENS – MYKONOS
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port in order to embark the ferry boat to Mykonos . Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your selected hotel.
Days at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.
Mykonos is known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible nightlife. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great nightlife. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
Do not miss the visit to the shrine of Delos in honour of the Greek god Apollo, which can be reached after a delightful boat ride.
DAY 6: MYKONOS – SANTORINI
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port in order to embark the ferry boat to Santorini. Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your selected hotel.
A day at leisure to enjoy the beach and know better this unique island. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the island’s restaurants and taverns.
Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Vlyhada marina.
Orientation with the boat and sailing on the south coast of the island.
We will pass near the red and white beaches and continue sailing the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea to the Caldera. Near the Nea Kameni (volcano island) we will see the old port and then go to Palea Kameni and Thirasia. We will see the hot springs with green and yellow waters and have time for swimming here or in another place depending on the season of the year.
We continue sailing below Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira towns and will arrive in Vlyhada marina.
Transfer to your hotel
DAY 9: SANTORINI – HERAKLION CRETE
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port in order to embark the ferryboat to Heraklion (Crete). Upon your arrival on the island, transfer to your selected hotel.
A day at leisure to explore this beautiful island, the largest of the Greek islands. Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Chania, Elounda, Rethymno and the Gorge of Samaria are only a few of Crete’s attractions. Archaeological treasures, magnificent ruins and museums, glorious beaches and fabulous restaurants make Crete a complete vacation spot.
DAY 11: HERAKLION CRETE – ATHENS
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Athens. Upon your arrival, you will check in at the hotel “Sofitel Athens Airport “, located inside the airport. The balance of day at leisure.
DAY 12: ATHENS – AIRPORT
After breakfast, check in for your departure flight.
STARTING POINT: Athens, daily April 15 to October 15
TRAVEL PLAN: 12 DAYS (11 nights)
• What’s Included
* 3 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos
* 3 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
* 2 nights hotel accommodation in Crete
* Half day Athens sightseeing tour
* Half day Santorini Volcano Cruise
* Ferry tickets Piraeus – Mykonos – Santorini -Crete
* Air tickets Crete-Athens
* Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
* Daily breakfast
* All transfers as mentioned
* Government hotel taxes
* A special overnight tax of €4 for 5* hotels, €3 for 4* hotels, €1,5 for 3* hotels and €0,5 for 2* hotels per person per night to be paid by clients directly to the hotels