14 Day Greek Islander with Crete

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Apr 28  (Sold Out) $3469* $2689
May 12  (Sold Out) $3629* $2789
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*Not Included:
Tour manager services, luggage handling, optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include the following group services: transfers for domestic flights and ferries, ferry Athens-Mykonos, ferry Mykonos-Santorini, ferry Santorini-Crete, and flight Crete-Athens.

We will provide best ferry available on your travel dates. Reservations will be made for the earliest ferry available. We cannot confirm the exact ferry routing in advance. Flights between Mykonos and Athens are available and require a supplement, as well as supplemental transfer costs. Flight upgrades must be purchased at least 60 days in advance of your trip, and will not be available for purchase locally.

Please note the optional Half Day Santorini Eat & Walk Tour will only operate from May through September.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Ferry service between the islands and to and from Athens can vary from three to six hours in length, time schedules dependent upon local weather and sea conditions. Flights may be available for pre-purchase. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Tuesday - Ferry to Mykonos
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Time on your own to enjoy the energetic ambiance. Find a table at a harborside taverna and savor the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views
Note: An upgrade to a flight is available to purchase at least 60 days in advance of your trip, and will not be available for purchase locally
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Full Day in Mykonos
Today is free to relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. From there, admire the views of the famous windmills, where the grain used to be milled for bread flour. Leave time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Full Day in Mykonos
On your leisure day, perhaps set out to explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization or join the optional tour to the splendid archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos, once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island
Optional: Half Day Mykonos Delos Tour
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Ferry to Santorini
Today, transfer to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The island of Santorini, with its sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs is considered one of the world's most enchanting getaways. This evening is yours to independently discover the delightful restaurants and nightlife
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Full Day in Santorini
Today is free to explore this Grecian paradise. Be sure to walk the streets of bustling Fira, the island's iconic capital city, a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Take time to visit the Archaeological Museum containing Minoan artifacts that offer a glimpse into the historical and religious make up of this beautiful village. Explore the shops and cafes along the narrow footpaths, and be sure to grab a seat at an outdoor cafe as you wait for the colorful sunset. Perhaps join the optional Santorini Island & Akrotiri tour and enjoy the archaeological excavation of ancient Akrotiri, stop at Perivolos known as ‘the black sandy beach’ and visit Santo Wine, the largest winery on Santorini. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Wine Tour to explore the world of Therian volcanic wines and enjoy tastings at three family estate wineries
*The Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour and Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Santorini Island & Akrotiri Tour*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Wine Tour (PM)*
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Full Day in Santorini
Enjoy a second full day at leisure in Santorini. Thousands of years ago, one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history occurred here. This event is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. To learn more, join the optional Santorini Volcano Cruise aboard a motorized sailing boat that circles around the island. Sail to the nearby volcanic island of Nea Kameni and Therasia for leisure time before returning to the port of Athinios. Alternatively, join the optional Santorini Catamaran Cruise to spend a relaxing day sailing in the blue waters of Santorini. Savor a freshly prepared lunch, and enjoy time to swim at the famous Red Beach
*The Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise, Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM), and Half Day Santorini Eat & Walk Tour (PM) operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Santorini Volcano Cruise*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Catamaran Cruise (AM)*
Optional: Half Day Santorini Eat & Walk Tour (PM)*
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Ferry to Crete
Today, transfer to the port for your ferry to Crete. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel on this island renowned for its natural beauty with spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic gorges that spill out to the sea
Overnight: Crete
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday - Full Day in Crete
Spend a full day at leisure exploring Crete with its remarkable history that is evident across the island, highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, the ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Perhaps travel to Rethymnon on Crete's north coast where the Ottomans and Venetians built mosques, Renaissance buildings and huge fortresses
Overnight: Crete
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Full Day in Crete
The day is yours to enjoy your free time relaxing on one of Crete's glorious sandy beaches along the vivid blue Mediterranean Sea. Linger in town and join the locals sitting in a café at the village square drinking coffee, or indulge in the distinctive Cretan cuisine renowned for its life-prolonging qualities
Overnight: Crete
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday - Fly to Athens
Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the classical city of Athens. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Friday - Full Day in Athens
Today is at leisure to explore Athens independently. At Constitution Square, perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Alternatively, join the optional Athens city tour that begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens. This neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes is surely the best place to spend your last night in Greece
Optional: Half Day Athens Sightseeing (AM)
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Saturday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Transfer to the port where your ship departs Mykonos for the island of Delos. This small island was once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades Islands, and according to myth, the location of the birth of Apollo and Artemis. Upon arrival, join a guided tour that will include such landmarks as the Sacred Harbor, and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by imposing stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis. Continue to explore the ruins on your own, or visit the museum housing the priceless archaeological artifacts found on the island. The ship will return to the port in Mykonos Town.

Pick up time from hotel will be advised locally. This tour will conclude at the port in Mykonos Town and does not include a return transfer to your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

This tour is only available for pre-purchase from May through September. These will be available for purchase locally in April and October if weather permits.

Day #5 29 Apr 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 $66.00
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Begin with a guided tour of the archaeological excavation of ancient Akrotiri, a fascinating glimpse into a flourishing civilization of the Minoan Bronze Age. This impressive settlement was destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1627 BC. Afterward, proceed to Perivolos, better known as "the black sandy beach," where you will have free time for a swim or lunch (not included). After your break, make a stop on the caldera for photos of the volcano and continue on to Prophet Ilias hill top, the highest point of the island. Next visit a local winery, where you will have the opportunity to sample three local wines and visit the wine museum. Finally, you will have free time and the chance to visit Oia Village independently (round trip transfers included). Walk through the small, white cave houses dug into the volcanic rock, and perhaps savor dinner at one of its quaint restaurants while enjoying breathtaking sea views. Walk to Oia's Old Castle from where you can experience a magnificent sunset.

Departs at approximately 11:00 am. Transfer details from your hotel will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

Entrance fee for the Akrotiri excavation is not included and must be paid for locally in cash (12 Euro per person).

*Santorini optional tours operate at the same time and should not be booked together. Only 1 optional tour per day in Santorini should be booked.

Day #7 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $62.00
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Explore the magic world of Therian volcanic wines. Enjoy a tasting under an experienced sommelier’s guidance on this tour of three family estate wineries. Savor delicious Cycladic cheese and other local specialties as you learn about the unique viticulture and the indigenous grape varieties.

Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

*Santorini optional tours operate at the same time and should not be booked together. Only 1 optional tour per day in Santorini should be booked.

Day #7 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $163.00
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This morning transfer to the port where you will board a motorized sailing boat and cruise around the beautiful island of Santorini. Sail to the island of Nea Kameni, and walk up to the still-active volcano for a view of the Caldera. Sail to the island of Palea Kameni, where you will have the opportunity to swim from the boat in the bay's sulfur springs infused water. Continue to the island of Therasia for leisure time before returning to the port of Athinios in Santorini in the afternoon, passing by the magnificent cliffs and the picturesque village of Oia.

A local tax of 2.50 Euro will be collected upon entrance to the volcano and is not included in the price of the tour.

This tour involves strenuous uphill walking on uneven surfaces and may not be suitable for all travelers. Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended. This tour welcomes tourists from all around the world and is commented in multiple languages. Please be aware that the temperature of the bay's waters varies by season; the sulfur springs do not substantially increase the temperature of the water.

Pick up time from hotel will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

This tour is only available for pre-purchase from May through September. These will be available for purchase locally in April and October if weather permits.

*Santorini optional tours operate at the same time and should not be booked together. Only 1 optional tour per day in Santorini should be booked.

Day #8 01 May 2019 - 15 Oct 2019 $42.00
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Spend an unforgettable day of relaxation sailing around the blue waters of Santorini. From the beautiful port of Vlychada, cruise to the famous Red Beach for a swimming stop. Continue sailing past the White Beach and the Venetian lighthouse before stopping for a freshly prepared lunch of Greek specialties with wine, beer, and soft drinks. Enjoy one final swimming stop in the hot springs before docking in picturesque Oia.

Departs at 10:00 am. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #8 20 Apr 2019 - 15 Oct 2019 $118.00
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Embark on a culinary walking tour with your expert guide, through the traditional towns of Fira and neighboring Firostefani. Savor breathtaking views, hidden alleyways, and local eateries while exploring the secrets of Greek cuisine. During the tour you will have the opportunity to taste Santorinian & Greek dishes, street food, sample local beer, wine & ouzo, as well as traditional sweets. You will also enjoy an olive oil tasting, accompanied by Cycladic cheeses & cold cuts.

Guests will be met at a designated starting point in Firostefani which will be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

*Santorini optional tours operate at the same time and should not be booked together. Only 1 optional tour per day in Santorini should be booked.

Day #8 02 May 2019 - 27 May 2019 $92.00
29 May 2019 - 16 Jun 2019 $92.00
18 Jun 2019 - 05 Jul 2019 $92.00
09 Jul 2019 - 18 Jul 2019 $92.00
21 Jul 2019 - 14 Aug 2019 $92.00
16 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019 $92.00
20 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 $92.00
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The tour begins with a panoramic drive through the city center of Athens. View Panathenian Stadium, the Presidential Residence, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens. Finally, visit the new Acropolis Museum, the striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed.

Pick up time from hotel will be advised locally. Pick-up from hotel approximately 30-60 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #13 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $57.00
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