In this island-continent, the largest of the Greek world, the refined civilization that enlightened Greece and its islands was born and flourished, as evidenced by the site of Knossos. The Cretan landscape offers a variety with its rugged mountains, deep gorges, peaceful bays and fertile lands, astonished, surprised and delighted.
> DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens. Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by lyxurius car to the center of Athens - Accommodation at your hotel .Free afternoon. For the night we propose you Optional tour . Athens by night. thYour evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
> DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens. Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization. If you are fans of shopping, you'll find in the main street of Ermou your best choice for shopping. If you are fan of local food you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Dont forget to discover the Night life of Athens.
> DAY 3 Athens - Heraklion Breakfast. Early in the morning transfer to the airport. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Heraklion guided tour, visit the Minoan antiquities museum, one of the most Important in Greece, a necessary step to understanding archaeological sites on the island. The museum holds the snake goddess and the Phaistos disc, famous statuettes discovered at Knossos. Visit the palace of Knossos, the most important site of the Minoan civilization. Back to HERAKLION. Dinner and overnight in Heraklion.
> DAY 4 Heraklion - Breakfast and departure for SPINALONGA ISLAND Depart for ELOUNDA and boarding for a crossing in the Gulf of MIRABELLO to the island of SPINALONGA. Visit this island return to Agios Nikolaos. Short stop. You can visit a garden with Cretan therapeutic plants and flowers. Dinner and overnight in Heraklion.
> DAY 5 Heraklion - Rethymno - CHANIA -After breakfast, departing with our luggage to the city of Chania. On the way, stop in Rethymno. Free lunch in the old harbor. Visit the fortress guarding the old harbor and the minarets dating from the Turkish occupation of the island. Accommodation in Chania.
> DAY 6 CHANIA - After breakfast, depart for Sfakia. There you can admire the views of the Libyan Sea. We will taste the pita in Sfakia and we drink our coffee on site. Take a swim in Frangokastelo. In the evening we offer a nice walk in the old town of Chania. Overnight in Chania.
> DAY 7 CHANIA - ATHENS Transfer to the airport of Chania. Flight to Athens. Transfer to the Hotel
> DAY 8 ATHENS Flight back Transfer to the airport Flight back to Home
The Package includes
► Hotels category 4* on Half board basis
► city tour in Athens, Heraklion, Rethymno, Chania
► tour guide during the trip
► The entrance fees referred to in the program, applicable to 2015
► Arrival and departure transfers with assistance and port transfers
► all domestic flightsν► VAT ► For technical reasons the program sequence can be modified
Not included► The gratuities► personal expenses► Additional services► Optional excursions and visits► What is not mentioned in the included► Possibility to extend the trip
PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Single supplement 40%
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