Best of Greece

Greece, EUROPE

When you saddle a trip with a moniker as lofty as “Best of Greece”, you’d better make sure it lives up to the hype. This one does. Gaze out over rugged island coastlines, hike the Samaria Gorge and wander through white-washed villages as you cover the best of Crete, Santorini and mainland Greece. Start with the ancient sights of Athens, Meteora and Delphi, then trade this for sun-drenched beaches and adjust your watches to ‘island time’, a pace of life that nobody does better than the Greeks.

15 Days and 14 Nights,

Greece and the Greek Islands are one of the favourite tourism destinations in Europe. Every year, the country welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world. Greece mainland and the Greek islands are one of the favorite holiday destinations in Europe. In fact, Greece comes in the 15th place in the world rating of tourist destinations, since, according to the National Statistical Service of Greece, it receives more than 15 million tourists every year, after countries such as the USA, China, Spain and Great Britain.

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Athens - The Acropolis

No one’s trip to Greece can be complete without a visit to its supreme symbol, the outcropping of rock called the Acropolis, crowned with Athena's sacred temple, the Parthenon. It looks great all day, but visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds. Skip the Sound and Light show - cold in temperature and corny in tone.

Island of Santorini island

Atlantis legends, missing Minoans, a living volcanic legacy, swell sunsets, good local wine, fine restaurants, vampire stories, oodles of tourists. There's nothing like it. But rearrange your trip, cancel your tickets, do anything in your power to be able to arrive by sea, slowly crawling up the coast watching the banded cliffs of brown, black, and red crowned by snow-white tufa, a light lava which still clings to parts of the island like frosting on a cake.

Island of Mykonos

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The most famous Greek island got that way for good reason. It's charming, fun, beautiful, and now, renowned for sophisticated, international goings-on. Vibrant nightlife, terrific shopping, more nude and non-nude beaches per square mile than anywhere else in Greece, loved by gays, straights, honeymoon couples, Greeks, tourists...though half of all these groups will insist that the island is passé or over-developed, they still come in droves.

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  • Bed Type: One King plus one sofabed
  • Children Policy: Children two and under are permitted within maximum occupancy at no additional cost using existing bedding. Up to two children three to 12 are permitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per child, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).
  • Additional Adult Policy: Up to two adults 13 and over are prmitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per adult, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).Roll-away beds are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed; they can be requested for $5 per bed, per night.
  • Additional Person: and bedding fees will be collected by the property. For additional person and bedding requests, please highlight in the Special Instructions field after purchase.
  • Handicap-Accessible: No, the resort is not accesible by wheel chair.
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  • Day 1-2: Athens
    Arrive into Athens, and meet your new travelling companions before a day at leisure to familiarise yourself with its many historic sights. Highlights include the Archaelogical Museum and the hilltop Acropolis, within whose columned gates lies the magnificent Parthenon, which was completed as early as 438BC. Don’t think for a minute that Athens is just about its history, though, as you’ll soon discover otherwise with a stroll through the narrow, taverna-filled streets of the Plaka neighbourhood.
  • Day 3-4: Meteora
    Set in the northern part of Mainland Greece, the stunning monasteries of Meteora date back to the 14th Century. Impressive enough already, but what makes this site truly special is their location perched on top of giant rock pinnacles. At one time, there were 24 monasteries here, and today six remain open for visits.
  • Day 5-6: Delphi
    Travel to the ancient site of Delphi for a guided tour of the Temple of Apollo, which straddles a number of terraces cut into a precipitous cliff edge. The site reached its zenith from the 6th to 4th Centuries BC, when pilgrims would flock to seek the advice of an Oracle who spoke on behalf of the Greek god, Apollo.
  • Day 7-8: Nafplio
    Cross onto the Peleponnese for a two-night stay in the resort of Nafplio, whose elegant Venetian-style buildings are draped in crimson bougainvillaea. Enjoy a guided visit to Epidavros, and take up the option to explore nearby Mycenae, whose Lion Gate is Europe’s oldest monumental structure and whose graveyards revealed magnificent golden treasures. On Day 8, travel by overnight ferry to Crete.
  • Day 9: Chania (Crete)
    Arriving early into Crete, spend the day relaxing at one of Chania’s many harbourside cafés, or wander the evocative streets of the old town where the fascinating blend of ancient and modern, Turkish and Venetian architecture reflects the diverse history of the island.
  • Day 10: agia roumeli
    Time to get active today with a walk through the Samaria Gorge, one of Europe’s most visually spectacular.
    It’s a 16km hike, thankfully downhill for most of the way, to the tiny coastal village of Agia Roumeli, where a cool beer and perhaps a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters of the Libyan Sea awaits.
  • Day 11-12: Loutro
    Accessible only by foot or boat, and hence largely untouched by mass tourism, the little village of Loutro is lost in the age-old traditions of this most rural area of southwestern Crete. Enjoy a cooking class and lunch with a local family, and relax on the beautiful pebble beach’s. If you’re feeling more energetic, hike the spectacular Aradine Gorge, or rent a kayak to discover the secluded coves that pepper this coastline.
  • Day 13: rethymno / heraklion
    Explore the ancient city of Rethymno, visiting its picturesque harbour and massive Venetian fortress, before moving on to the bustling city of Heraklion which serves as Crete’s capital. Once in Heraklion, you will have the option to visit the ruins of Knossos, Crete’s most famous ruins dating from the Minoan culture of ancient Greece. This evening, head out for dinner and drinks in the harbour area with its trendy bars and restaurants.
  • Day 14-15: Santorini
    A two-hour ferry ride will land you in stunning Santorini whose sheer lava cliffs and sugar cube houses are amongst the most iconic images of Greece. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, or opt to take a half-day boat trip around the islands of the bay, which are actually the remains of a submerged volcanic caldera, stopping off for a swim in the thermal springs. In the evening, the pretty white-washed village of Oia, perched on cliffs at the far end of the island, is known as one of the best places to watch the sunset … don’t miss it! The tour comes to an end at any time on Day 15.
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