Athens – Crete – Athens / 6 nights – 7 days

Athens – Crete – Athens / 6 nights – 7 days

Athens – Crete – Athens / 6 nights – 7 days

Introduction to Athens

Treat yourself to a trip to Athens. With direct flights from the most of European capitals, find the sun of Attica (it’s sunny 300 days in Athens) and travel to the source of Western civilization with the famous ruins of the ancient Athenian world (where you can admire the Acropolis the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Odeon of Herod and the theater of Dionysos). Visiting Athens is also a discovery of a modern city and its recent history. You can admire, among others, the University of Athens, the National Library, the old parliament, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the famous Changing of the Guard. Athens is a city where you can get a taste of all the seasons, the good life. Take your time enjoying a coffee sitting on a terrace, mingle with the bustling and field with crowd shopping streets, choose picturesque neighborhoods of Monastiraki and Plaka for a walk and enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine throughout your stay in the countless restaurants of the city. And if you enjoy nightlife, Athens will not disappoint.

 

Introduction to Crete

Crete is more like a small country than another Greek island. It’s not just Greece’s largest island, but arguably its most fascinating and diverse. Its remarkable history is evident across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo; from old mosques and Byzantine monasteries to the cave that is the legendary birthplace of Zeus. The Venetian port of Hania in Western Crete is one of Greece’s most evocative cities and the capital, Iraklio, is a dynamic city, the fifth largest in Greece.

Crete is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscape. Spectacular mountain ranges dotted with caves are sliced by dramatic gorges that spill out to sea. The rugged interior is interspersed with vast plateaus and fertile plains. The east boasts Europe’s only palm-tree forest beach and the south coast has some of the most stunning beaches and isolated coves.

Cretans are proud and hospitable people who maintain their culture and customs, particularly their strong musical tradition. Throughout the island you will come across traditional mountain villages and agricultural settlements unaffected by tourism. The young might drive four-wheel-drives but you will still pass shepherds tending their flocks and come across men in traditional dress.

An abundance of fresh produce and the distinct Cretan cuisine – renowned for its life-prolonging qualities – adds an interesting culinary dimension.


Program: Athens – Crete – Athens / 6 nights – 7 days

01First day Athens

  • Transfer to your hotel in Athens will take place upon you arrival at Athens airport, where you will be met by one of our representatives bearing a sign with your name upon it.
  • Accommodation overnight in Athens.

 

02Second day Athens

  • Enjoy a day of leisure in the historic city of Athens or participate in one of our easy city tours wich will include, of cource, a visit to the Acropolis.
  • Accommodation overnight in Athens.

 

03Third day Crete

  • Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport for your flight to Crete. Uppon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
  • Accommodation overnight in Crete.

 

04Fourth day Crete

  • A whole day open to explore Crete’s splendid capital with plenty of time to appreciate the treasures of Heraklion’s archeological museum, participate in an optionalexcursion to Knossos palace and a take a stroll along the harbor with its ancient Vnetian walls.
  • Accommodation overnight in Crete.

 

05Fifth day Crete

  • Free day in Crete. Crete is Greece’e largest island and thereis plenty of stunning and varied landscape, as well as unique towns and villages to be seen. Hiring a car is a good option if you ‘d like to cover more distance while using your own timetable.
  • Accommodation overnight Crete.

 

06Sixth day Crete

  • Free day in Crete.
  • Accommodation overnight in Crete.

 

07Seventh day Athens

  • Transfer from your hotel to Heraklion airport for your flight to Athens airport (earliest possible).
  • End of package.
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