Heraklion 7 days

Athens – Santorini – Iraklion Crete

Day 1: Athens City Tour + Cape Sounion


Arrive in Athens
Start your tour from the airport or your hotel
On this Athens Tour to Acropolis and Sounion, our Guide presents the acropolis of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheum, the Herod Atticus’ Odeum and the Theater of Dionysus. On this Athens Tour to Acropolis and Sounion, you will learn the history of the Parthenon and Athenian democracy.
Afterwards, the next stop on the Athens City Tour to Acropolis and Sounion is the Acropolis Museum. Admire the 5000 years old exhibits. Built in 2003, the Acropolis Museum’s aim is to house artifacts found at the Acropolis Of Athens, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Era.
The Tour departs for a wonderful drive along the coast. Enjoy the view to the Saronic Gulf, with sandy and pebbled beaches, luxurious hotels, and beautiful private villas like Aristotle Onasis.

Finally, we will reach the Temple of Poseidon on a rocky promontory, getting out into the open sea – 197 foot – overlooking the Aegean Sea. This is the most breathtaking view in Athens. The Temple of Poseidon was built in the 5th century B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Santorini wine paths


Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the port of Piraeus.
Depart for Santorini island with fast ferry.
Upon arrival in Santorini transfer to your hotel.

Later in the afternoon at the indicated time start your premium wine tasting tour full of Santorinian flavors! You will have the opportunity to visit 3 wineries, a very old mansion and an underground wine museum. Taste the famous local wines and products and get to know the history of the island through wine! At the end of the tour you will get a gift bag to remember this day…
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 3: Sunset cruise to Caldera


Breakfast at your hotel and free morning at leisure to explore the island or just relax.
The Sunset Trip starts with a transfer to the port of Vlychada. From the port of Vlychada following the route from the unique Red and White Beach to Hot Springs at the Volcano, for swimming and snorkeling and enjoying the sailing experience, passing through the Old Port of Fira and traveling all the magnificent route of the coastline. The absolute magic of the most beautiful sunset in the world is here for you. Dinner is included on board.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Arrival at Heraklion


Breakfast at your hotel.
Enjoy a free morning on this amazing island to explore the black beaches and the local restaurants. Transfer to the port of Santorini and board a fast ferry to Heraklion.
Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Knossos – Peza Winery – Heraklion Museum


Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the most famous and popular of all attractions in Crete, the Palace of Knossos. Join your expert guide on a journey of 5000 years, into myths and legends and learn the secrets of the oldest civilization in Europe, the Minoan. Enjoy a guided tour of the historical site that covers an area of 22.000 m2, on 5 floors with 1.300 rooms and hear all about the legendary labyrinth and the Minotaur (the half-human monster). This day brings history and legend back to life and is a must see, on any visit to Crete. After our visit to Knossos we drive to Peza, a small village where you have the opportunity to taste some real Cretan flavors, like several kinds of wine from this area and “mezedes” like olives and “dakos”. Here you can learn all about the harvesting of the grapes and olives and the production of wines and olive oil. As you probably know these products are two of the most important sources of income for Crete.

Driving from Peza, we reach Heraklion city, where we will visit the old market in the town Centre — the Lion’s square — where you will have the opportunity of shopping around. We also alternatively offer a visit to the newly renovated Archaeological Museum which exhibits traditional material from ancient period. The old Market Street is still a place for ‘Heraktiotesi – the people that live in Heraklion, to come every day to meet, talk and have fun. As you are walking on the streets, you will grab the atmosphere of being a local and feel the buzz around you. Afterwards we will visit the Church of Saint Titos which is a beautiful church and an important monument for the town of Heraklion.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Rethymno – Chania – Kournas Lake


Breakfast at the hotel before you start your tour to the rest of Crete’s regions
This excursion takes you to the west side of the island. It includes a visit to the towns of Chania and Rethymnon, as well as to the well – known Lake of Kournas.
Going west on the northern axis of Crete, first we will pass the Ida range that includes the highest mountain of Crete, Psiloritis (2453m high), then our tour will take us to the beautiful town of Chania. Chania is the capital city of the prefecture of Chania, which comes second in size on the island and is the sixth biggest city in Greece having approximately 65.000 residents. Its Venetian walls and harbor, narrow streets, and old buildings from the Venetian and Turkish period are mostly intact and take you directly to the past.

The old harbor, where the small fishing boats can moor, is a perfect place to enjoy a coffee and observe the liveliness of the city. Here you can see the cross — shaped closed Marketplace and the leather — Market Street.


Next stop is the lake of Kournas, the only natural sweet water lake in Chania, where you will have your lunch. For those who want, there is a possibility to make a tour in the lake on pedals, or just walk around the lake and swim. In this tour a short stop at the old town of Rethymnon is also scheduled. A graphic Cretan town, so characteristic and unique, that nothing similar is met anywhere else on the island of Crete. We will have time to relax at the beautiful scenery at the old port of Rethymnon.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Heraklion – Athens


After breakfast transfer to the port of Heraklion to board the ferry to Athens.
Transfer to your hotel or airport.

Transfers from / to hotels
Acropolis entrance fees
Acropolis museum entrance fees
Sounion entrance fees
Knossos entrance fees
Local guides in Athens and Heraklion
Local expert in Santorini
Luxury transportation for all tours
1 overnight in Athens
2 overnights in Santorini
3 overnights in Heraklion
6 Breakfasts & Dinners
Ferry Piraeus-Santorini in Economy class
Ferry Santorini-Heraklion in Economy class
Ferry Heraklion-Piraeus in Economy class
Premium wine tastings with light snacks in Santorini and Heraklion
Gift bag
Catamaran caldera cruise with dinner on board



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