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11 Days Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete Greece Tours Itinerary

Overview

Athens is a city rich in history, with magnificent historical monuments and charming districts in the historic center. Visit the Acropolis and the new Museum, Plaka – the ancient heart of the old town, the Constitution Building, and the Unknown Soldier Monument. Ermou, Monastiraki, and Thiseio are all worth a visit, as are Kerameikos and Kerameikos.

If you have time, continue your adventure down Attica’s coastline to Glyfada, where the tram that begins in Syntagma terminates after going along a beautiful seaside path.

Mykonos retains its bohemian spirit while remaining the most popular and cosmopolitan summer resort. Many people are unaware that Mykonos is an island with a “dual personality.” On the one side, it’s vibrant, bright, and cosmopolitan, yet it’s also quite charming, with cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings, churches, and windmills.

Santorini is an island that actually hangs on the edge of the cliff, unique in the world for its beauty, charm, and enigmatic history. It is regarded as the most tempting location in Greece for a romantic holiday since there are few sites in the world where you can enjoy gorgeous clean seas while ascending the brink of a massive active volcano in the midst of the sea!

The spirit of the island will overwhelm your senses as you watch the sunset from the lovely Oia!

Crete does not require special recommendations since it is one-of-a-kind, intriguing, and enticing! A little jewel in the Mediterranean is worth seeing because of its gorgeous scenery and beaches that cannot be compared to others, as well as its intriguing hinterland and attractive villages with amazing people. Crete’s must-see locations include Heraklion and the Palace of Knossos, as well as Chania and Rethymnon.

Enjoy your vacation to those magnificent locations and… experience your Greek story!

The package includes 10 nights’ lodging in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transportation, and ferry tickets.

Athens Arrival

Arrival at Athens airport - Our representative will greet you and drive you to Athens or Glyfada - Check into your hotel in Athens or Glyfada. Tonight, we offer a nighttime Athens (Optional tour). Your evening will begin with a short panoramic drive through the city center, where you will be able to observe, enjoy, and photograph the lit Acropolis from the slopes of the sacred hill. Then, after a nice walk through the tiny scenic alleyways of Plaka, the ancient city, you will arrive at a Typical Greek Tavern to eat your supper while watching a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.

Aegean panorama tour

(Optional Tour) Acropolis visit and panoramic bus tour of Athens. This trip allows you to see the stunning contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our knowledgeable guides will take you to the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex-Royal Palace), which is guarded by Evzones in their colorful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Unknown Soldier Memorial, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the Constitution Square (Syntagma).

Athens - Mykonos

Early transfer to the port of Piraeus to board the ferry to Mykonos. Upon your arrival in Mykonos, transfer to your hotel. Overnight

Mykonos – (Optional island tour)

We begin with a one-of-a-kind encounter of Mykonos Island's countryside. Our first destination will be Ag. Ioannis, a beautiful beach with the greatest view of Delos Island, where we will witness fisherman and their boats at the little pier, a private church, and buildings built in traditional Cycladic architectural style. The next stop is Kalafatis beach, where there will be time to rest before returning to town. Walk through the small cobblestone lanes of Mykonos town, passing via the typical labyrinth of the ancient town. We'll see the famed windmills, as well as the Little Venice Paraportiani and Saint Nicholas churches. You are free to continue your independent exploration of town after the walking tour. Fabrika Square in Mykonos town is the meeting spot.

Delos - Mykonos (Optional Tour)

Transfer to the dock in the morning to take the boat to Delos. The tale of god Apollo, god of light, and goddess Artemis being born there in ancient times made the island sacred: no mortal would ever be permitted to be born on its territory. But, as the island has been a nursery of gods, no mortals would ever be allowed to die on it. So, in addition to being a prominent religious and economic center, the island was also exclusive in that, even during the height of the Delian Alliance, women on the verge of delivery and individuals nearing death would be sent to the neighboring island of Rineia.

Mykonos - Santorini

Transfer to the port to board the ferry to Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini, transfer to your hotel.

Santorini - (Optional island tour)

We'll begin with the Akrotiri Archaeological Site. Akrotiri is a Bronze Age village on Santorini's volcanic island (Thera). The village was devastated by a massive eruption in the 17th century BC and buried by volcanic ash, which preserved the entire city in ideal circumstances, earning it the nickname "Prehistoric Pompei." We'll continue on to Red Beach, which is famous for the distinctive color of its sand and the hill behind it. We shall continue with Perivolos black sand beach, which is one of the longest beaches in the Cyclades and the nicest beach in Santorini, as well as the island's trendiest beach. We will go through Megalochori (Walking Tour), one of the island's most stunning traditional towns.

Santorini - Heraklion

Transfer to the port to board the ferry to Heraklion. Upon your arrival in Heraklion, transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Heraklion - Knossos (Optional Tour)

The beautiful palace of King Minos at Knossos, located near Heraklion, Crete's main port, is the foundation of the Minoan civilisation. Heraklion, Crete's historic capital city, is separated between his modern and ancient towns, fortified by massive walls that conceal structures from various ages and preserve its Venetian harbor. Beautiful beaches and bustling resorts may be found all along the coast, as can rosary recitation. Heraklion is bordered by beautiful beaches and long stretches of coastline. Among the prominent attractions are the old town and Venetian harbor, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Knossos - King Minos' palace, the long beaches and resorts along the coast, the hinterland, and its traditional villages.

Heraklion - Athens

Free day in Heraklion. In the evening Ferry crossing from Heraklion to Piraeus (Athens) Overnight on board.

Athens - Departure Day

Our assistant will meet you at the Port - Ferry Dock and will transfer you to the Airport for your departure flight.

Select Package Options

Included / Excluded

2 Overnights in Athens, 3 Overnights in Mykonos, 2 Overnights in Santorini, 2 Overnights in Heraklion, with twin-bedded rooms with breakfast in a hotel of your choice.

1 Overnight in 4 Berth Cabins on the Ferry Heraklion - Piraeus,

All transfers as mentioned in our program,

Ferry tickets Piraeus-Mykonos, Mykonos-Santorini, Santorini-Heraklion. Heraklion-Piraeus


Lunches and Dinners,

Optional Tours,

Entrance Fees to Archaeological sites,

Greek Hotels stayover tax.

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All Reviews
Janine and Ramona Group

You arranged a tour for my group of five on may 10 and 11. I would like you to know that we were very impressed with how smoothly the arrangements went, from the time we were picked up at the hotel until we were dropped off there the next day. Our guide, Nesrin , was wonderful! She provided so much information and was able to answer our questions, and she modified the trip at the end to include a tour of a winery which we had not expected. Two of our group had taken such tours before in other countries and remarked at how coordinated and exceptional your tour was. We were of course disappointed that we could not take the balloon ride but completely understand that safety must come first. I guess that gives me an excuse to visit again in the future.

I will gladly recommend your company to anyone I know who is travelling to Turkey. And I would like to add that I found the Turkish people in general to be very welcoming, kind, and helpful. I enjoyed your country and thank you again for arranging this tour. It will remain a fond memory for me.

Again Thank you so much

Nancy & Jay

Nancy and I have only just returned from our trip .Thank you for all the arrangments made on our behalf.We were happy with the accomodation and touring.All arrangments ran ver smoothly ..The accomodation was the style and high quality that Nancy and I wanted and the touring/transportation/guides and cars were perfect


We will ceratinly reccommend Elite Turkey Tours to our friends and colleagues and we will be in touch you ourselves for assistance as we plan to spend some more time Greece and Egypt

Kitty Finch

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Istanbul, Onur Usta picked us up and we found him very sweet, friendly and accommodating.He took us to have good meals on both days and we toured the city.Unfortunately, we were unable to get into the Topkapi or Hagia Sofia because of the crowds lined up there for tickets, which would have meant a 2 – 3 hour wait.We also had a good time in Kusadasi, were driven to Ephesus and enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for arranging this, I’ll certainly let all my friends know about your company. Kindest regards,

Barbara & Connor

I am writing to let you know of the wonderful service I received from Elite Turkey Tours. I was trying to put a vacation together and she was accommodating, friendly, professional and a delight!! My son’s birthday was Aug 17 and I was waiting to get vacation approval so I could book a trip and put the info in his birthday card! Early afternoon on the 15th I got approval and called Hulya so she could check 2 trips for my final choice. She was prompt, called me and I booked the 8 days in Paris, Italy, Christmas. Between phone tags and my demanding work schedule, we spoke at 4:30 PST and she faxed me the confirmation and trip schedule so I could put it in my Son’s card. He was thrilled and excited and it made our day!! Thank you and I will continue to work with your company in all my travels!

Larissa & Justin

Justin and I wanted to thank you for sending the checks for the refund in Antalya!! We greatly appreciate your help on everything and have had a great experience working with you!

We wish you all the best!

George

I just returned from a business trip and quite exhausted after all this travelling….you can quote me below:

I had a wonderful time touring Bursa, Cumalikizik and Iznik.

Bursa is, in my opinion, NorthWest Turkeys hidden gem. If you want wonderful historic sites, gastronomy Iskender kebap), and shopping all to yourself in a verdant setting go to Bursa.

Cumalikizik is a wonderful original Ottoman village nearby…best enjoyed off-season. I would imagine staying overnight in snowy winter would be magical.

Iznik, while much smaller and boasting fewer sites, is of spiritual importance to many and, for those, not to be missed….

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Amendments and Cancellations by Clients

1. Clients can cancel at any time. The cancellation will be effective as at the time that Elite Turkey Tours receives a written request from the Agent or for direct bookings from the Client, and the following cancellation charges will apply.

1. More than 50 days prior to departure – 65% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

2. 48 to 45 days prior to departure – 75% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

3. 40 to 35 days prior to departure – 85% of the product cost or 40 GBP, whichever is higher.

4. 0 to 35 days prior to departure – no refund is given.

5. No refund is given for a partially used Product.

2. After the booking has been confirmed proposed amendments must be written by ‘the Lead Client’ and will incur an administration fee of equivalent to GBP 30.00 except for the first change that will incur no fee or as otherwise agreed. No requested change can be guaranteed.

3. If any number of the party is prevented from travelling because of death, injury or serious illness of the client, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, it may be possible to transfer the booking to another suitable person or departure date or tour of similar standard and cost provided that written notice is confirmed by Elite Turkey Tours.

4. If a refund is payable by Elite Turkey Tours to the Client, the refund amount will be calculated according to the conditions set out in Section 2.1 and with consideration of evidence of exceptional circumstances. All bank fees incurred for processing/transferring the credited amount to the client will be the responsibility of the client.

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2. Elite Turkey Tours reserves the right to cancel any confirmed booking in any circumstances, however, Elite Turkey Tours will not cancel a Guaranteed Departure Product except in the unusual circumstances of force majeure, defined here as war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, flight cancellation or any other external circumstances beyond the control of Elite Turkey Tours. Compensation is not available if Elite Turkey Tours is forced to cancel or in any way change a tour due to force majeure but where Elite Turkey Tours is unable to provide the tour booked, Elite Turkey Tours will return to the Client all monies paid to Elite Turkey Tours (less any insurance premiums paid) or offer an alternative date or holiday of comparable standard.


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