Escape to the Greek Islands Multi City Vacation

Visit ancient ruins and experience the coastal charm of Athens and the islands of Mykonos and Crete. High-speed ferries will whisk you through the turquoise waters of the Cyclades as you island hop, exploring the highlights of each destination and sampling the best in Greek gastronomy.

9 day/8 night package featuring Athens, Mykonos and Crete. This program includes accommodation in Deluxe hotels and daily breakfast.

Includes

  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Daily continental or buffet breakfast
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Taxes and Service Charges
  • Select luxury accommodation
  • Emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights
  • Meals, other than breakfast

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Athens - Arrival

Upon arrival, meet your driver for a private transfer to your selected hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore.

Day

2

Explore Athens

After breakfast, seize the day in Athens and visit some of the most important landmarks and sights of this historical center. See the Greek Parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, the National Gardens, The Anglican Church of St. Paul, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the famous Plaka district, the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. In the afternoon, consider joining an optional tour to Cape Sounion. (B)

Day

3

Athens – Mykonos

Meet your driver for a private transfer to the port of Piraeus to board your high-speed ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival, meet your driver for a transfer (shared) to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the sandy beaches and beautiful seascapes of Mykonos. (B)

Day

4

Explore Mykonos

Today you have the day at your leisure to explore the resort island of Mykonos. You may consider joining an optional gastronomy tour featuring the cuisine of Chora. For three hours, you will be shown the famous monuments of the island as well has enjoy the opportunity to discover some of the hidden gems of Chora. You will visit pastry shops, including a hidden, underground bakery. (B)

Day

5

Explore Mykonos

Spend the day relaxing on the beach and swimming in the clear waters of the Cyclades. We recommend considering a private cruise through those turquoise waters to Delos Island, the most ancient archaeological site, and Rhinia Island. (B)

Day

6

Mykonos – Crete

Meet your driver and transfer to Mykonos port (shared) to board your high-speed ferry to Crete. Meet with your driver for a transfer (shared) to your hotel. The largest of all the Greek Isles, Crete is a spectacular example of what the Mediterranean has to offer. Here you can explore the lively contemporary cities of Heraklion or Chania, visit traditional villages, tour the Palace at Knossos or simply unwind on a quiet beach. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure to explore. (B)

Day

7

Explore Crete

We recommend taking today for an optional visit to the ruins of ancient Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Museum. Take a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization as you explore the ruins of what is arguably Europe’s oldest city. Later, visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion to see ancient relics dating back to the Minoan period. (B)

Day

8

Explore Crete

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then consider an optional visit to a local winery. Set high on gently rolling hillsides, surrounded by vineyards, this local winery is the perfect spot to enjoy a tasting of the estate’s premium wines. While here, you will also enjoy a typical Cretan lunch. (B)

Day

9

Crete-Return

You will be picked-up from your hotel for a transfer by private car to the airport to continue on to your next destination. (B)