Custom Group Tours

Greece (Athens, Santorini, Crete)

A Perfect Tour Greece Tour

Below is the detailed itinerary for our escorted/guided Greece tours which includes visits to Athens and the Cyclades islands of Ios, Santorini and the island of Crete. Additional tours can be arranged to other Cyclades, Ionian, Dodecanese, Sporades and Evvoia islands as well as tours to the Peloponnese  peninsula or Northern Greece (Macedonia’s) wonderful towns and sites.

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Day 1

Depart to Athens Greece

Day 2

Arrive at Athens Airport.   Taxi to hotel in Plaka area Athens and check in for 2 nights. Additional nights are available prior on request.  Orientation and walking tour with our group leader.

Day 3

Explore Athens at your leisure or with group leader.  Visit the Acropolis and the Agora. Optional guide services are available for tours. Breakfast included.

Day 4

Breakfast and early check out of hotel and group transfer to port of Piraeus for ferry to Ios. Transfer from Ios port to our hotel on Mylopotos Beach. Check in for 4 nights.

Day 5

Free time to relax and explore island.  Take the local bus to the village of Chora to visit the many shops, sights, restaurants and tavernas in the narrow meandering streets. Unwind and enjoy the magnificent view from different vantage points enroute back to Mylopotos Beach. Breakfast included.

Day 6

Relax and just enjoy the wonderful Mylopotos Beach or Hotel Pool or join our group leader and rent a scooter, small car or quad to drive to see other villages, beaches and private coves. Stop in one of the seaside villages at a restaurant/tavernas for lunch. Visit Homers Tomb and Plaque near Plakotos, Paliocastro (old castle) near Psathi or visit the archaeological site of Skarkos near the port. Late afternoon, take a swim or just unwind with a fresh drink lying in the hammocks overlooking Mylopotos Bay listening to relaxing music. Breakfast included.

Day 7

Last day for site seeing or shopping back in the village.  Visit the local cheese manufacturing site where the Tyri cheese is made from goat milk and usually found in the salads in the local restaurants.   Visit to local bakery for some baklava or pastelli, a wedding pastry made of local honey, sesame and orange. Our last night will be spent having a traditional Greek dinner / barbeque with our hosts dining around the pool patio. Learn to dance like Zorba. Breakfast included.

Day 8

Transfer to the port for ferry to Santorini. Transfer from Santorini port to our hotel. Check in for 3 nights.  Reception and orientation on hotel patio overlooking the caldera with its magnificent view. Relax before sunset and we will walk down the path to Fira along the caldera and explore Fira’s shops. Breakfast included.

Day 9

Free time to explore Fira’s museums and shops. Return to our hotel in early afternoon as we are scheduled to go down to the old port either by donkey, walking or gondola for our sunset cruise. We will visit the cone of the volcano, swim in the hot springs (for those who wish), enjoy our meal on board and then full sails are raised returning to the port at sunset. This is a very easy sail within the protection of the caldera and the voyage is truly spectacular. Continental breakfast included.

Day 10

Transfer and guided tour of Akrotiri a Minoan Archeological site.  In the afternoon we will visit Kamari Beach with its many shops, hotels and restaurants on the boardwalk under the trees.  We will take you to a master potter where you can purchase pottery replicas from the Minoan period. Late in the afternoon we return to our hotel to freshen up before transfer to the picturesque village of Oia for its famous sunset. Continental breakfast included.

Day 11

Check out and transfer to port for ferry to Irakleio Crete. Transfer from port to our hotel in Georgiopoli, Crete. Check in 4 nights. Continental breakfast included.

Day 12

Relax day to enjoy the beautiful beach or explore local village of Georgioupoli or local bus to Chania or Rethymno both magnificent towns with great ports and historic sites. Breakfast & Dinner daily.

Day 13

Transfer to Irakleio to meet our guide for tour of the Palace of Knosos. Afternoon visit in Rethymno to explore the sites and shops before we head back to our hotel. Breakfast & Dinner daily.

Day 14

Last day to relax or visit cities of Chania, or return to Rethymno by local bus or rent a car. Breakfast & Dinner daily.

Day 15

Early morning check-out and flight to Athens.  Breakfast included time permitting.

 

Pricing:

Starting from $ 2799

Single supplement: $500

What’s included:

Breakfast in hotel in Athens

Transfers to port in  Athens, Ios, Santorini & Crete

All ferry tickets between islands as indicated

All transfers to hotels in Ios, Santorini and Crete from Ports

All accommodations in hotels in Athens, Ios, Santorini & Crete

Breakfast daily at Ios & Crete

Continental Breakfast in Santorini

Farewell to Ios dinner excluding drinks

Transfer and guided tour of Akrotiri in Santorini

Transfer to Kamari Beach Santorini

Transfer to Oia Santorini for Sunset and return to Hotel

Transfer from port of Irakleio in Crete to Hotel Corissia Princess in Crete

Transfer and guided tour of Palace of Knosos Irakleio Crete

Breakfast and Dinner daily (Half Board) Hotel Corissia Princess Georgioupoli Crete

What’s Not Included:

Airfares and Airport Taxes and Fees

Trip and Flight Cancellation Insurance

Medical Insurance

Dinners unless specified in itinerary

Tipping

Our hotels:

Athens:  Hotel Arethusa or similar if unavailable

Ios – Paradise Apartments or similar if unavailable

Santorini – Hotel Galini or similar if unavailable

Crete – Corissia Princess Hotel or Corissia Beach Hotel or similar if unavailable.

 

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     A Perfect Tour Brochure - 2014