Private luxury tours in Greece

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Luxury Greece Tours

Highlights of Greece
(11 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete

Exclusive Greece
(10 days)
Athens, Santorini, Porto Heli

Greece: City & Sea
(8 days)
Athens, Santorini

Family Tour of Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Santorini, Crete

A Week in Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Introduction to Athens & Crete
(10 days)
Athens & Delphi, Chania, Elounda

Romantic Greece
(9 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini

Essence of Greece
(13 days)
Athens, Delphi, Rhodes, Santorini, Crete

Classical Greece
(7 days)
Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Thessaloniki

Best of Crete
(9 days)
Chania, Elounda

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Greece & Turkey
(15 days)
Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, Ephesus, Cappadocia

Culinary Tour of Greece and Turkey
(10 days)
Athens, Crete, Istanbul

Best of Crete

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Chania, Elounda

This private luxury tour of Crete features the most interesting historic towns, major archaeological sites and museums, tastings of renowned Cretan olive oil and wine, the most beautiful Cretan landscapes and leisure time at a luxurious seaside resort.

Begin in western Crete at the historic seaside town of Chania. During private touring, explore cobblestone backstreets, and see the interesting mix of architecture that reflects the island’s Venetian and Turkish occupations, such as the Venetian Harbor, Venetian lighthouse, minarets and the Mosque of the Janissaries. Also get a sense of the local lifestyle at the Agora covered market, and take an excursion to the Aptera archaeological site in the hills outside the city. Other touring options in Chania include visiting local churches, the synagogue and various museums. One day, take a private excursion into the rolling hills to an olive estate for a private tour and olive oil tasting. Also visit a winery to sample some of Crete’s best wines. Another day, enjoy a private excursion to spectacular Samaria Gorge and the coast along southern Crete for hiking and relaxing amid beautiful mountain and seaside scenery.

Continue to eastern Crete and the resort town of Elounda. En route, tour Rethymnon, with its Venitan quarter and Fortessa castle; the monumental Palace of Knossos, a sprawling archaeological site that was the center of the great Minoan civilization until around 1400 B.C.; or the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which has an impressive and extensive collection of Minoan artifacts. During private touring around Elounda, visit the village of Kritsa to see Byzantine frescoes and browse for local crafts, explore the ruins of the Doric city of Lato perched in the beautiful hills, and take a boat to Spinalonga, an atmospheric island with a ruined fort and a fascinating history. There will also be time to relax at your luxurious seaside resort and enjoy its facilities.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can incorporate additional touring such as visiting Rethymnon, touring Malia Minoan Palace, exploring around the Lassithi Plateau, and excursions to Toplou Monastery and the palm-studded beach at Vai.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Chania

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 2 Chania

Private tour of town and region, including Aptera archaeological site

Day 3 Chania

Private excursion to an olive estate and winery for tours and tastings

Day 4 Chania

Full-day private excursion to Samaria Gorge and southern Crete

Day 5 Chania – Elounda

Private transfer to Elounda for 4 nights with touring of Rethymnon and/or Palace of Knossos en route

Day 6 Elounda & Eastern Crete

Full-day private excursion to local villages and archaeological sites

Day 7 Elounda & Spinalonga

Half-day privately guided excursion

Day 8 Elounda

At leisure at resort

Day 9 Depart Crete
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Chania: Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa, Domes Noruz Chania or Minoa Palace Resort & Spa
Elounda:

Blue Palace Resort & Spa


Cost
$11,870 Per person (double occupancy)