(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Athens, Santorini, Crete
his private family tour visits three of Greece’s most popular destinations—historic Athens, scenic Santorini and mythological Crete—offering the perfect combination of important cultural sights, educational adventure and seaside relaxation.
Begin in Athens and stay at a luxury hotel located in the city’s ancient heart, or opt to stay at a seaside resort not far outside the city. Enjoy flexible touring with your private guide and driver as you visit Athens’ top sights: the ancient Agora, the Acropolis, the spectacular new Acropolis Museum, the charming Plaka neighborhood, Lycabettus Hill, and the synchronized changing of the guard in front of the Parliament Building. If desired, also visit specialty museums and open-air markets, or enjoy some time to relax at the pool or beach (if staying at the Arion Resort).
Continue to Santorini for three nights. There, enjoy a half-day private tour that includes photogenic Oia and other island highlights. Another day, enjoy a private boat excursion around the island with opportunities for swimming and stopping at the island’s distinctive black- and red-sand beaches.
Next, visit Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands and ancient home of the enterprising Minoan civilization, which dates back more than 3,500 years. Enjoy a half-day excursion to Spinalonga, an islet that was once home to ancient Greeks, Venetians, Turks and lepers (kids will most enjoy exploring its 16th-centry Venetian castle). Another day, enjoy a tour of the Minoan Palace of Malia and nearby Kritsa, a traditional mountain village known for its crafts and Byzantine art. Alternatively, enjoy hiking and a visit to Lassithi to see the cave where the Greek god Zeus was born.
Arrive Athens Private transfer to hotel or resort for 2 nights
Private half-day tour
Athens – Santorini
Private transfer to airport for flight to Santorini. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights
Half-day private island tour
At leisure at resort
Santorini – Crete
Private transfer to ferry to Crete. Private transfer to Elounda for 3 nights
Half-day excursion to Spinalonga
Half-day excursion to local villages and ruins or hiking excursion
Crete - Athens
Private transfer to airport for flight to Athens
Hotel Grande Bretagne or Arion Resort & Spa
Mystique, Canaves Oia Hotel, or Vedema
Blue Palace Resort & Spa
Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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