Check Availability & Price
4.5
2 authentic reviews
Excellent
50 %
Very good
50 %
Normal
0 %
Bad
0 %
Terrible
0 %
4.0
Written on
In general good service
Good service in general, only by minors in coordination of transfers between islands that could be better. But in general good service.
Andrés M. | Chile
5.0
Written on
Colossus recommended package
All very nice, amazing the island of Rhodes. We loved the whole package. We will recommend you. Thanks for everything Greca Viajes
Susana R. | Argentina
4.5
More reviews
Map Itinerary Download PDF

COLOSSUS

13 Days / 12 Nights
Free Cancellation

Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Heraklion and Chania in Crete and Rhodes

Map Itinerary Download PDF
From USD 1,989.81

Guaranteed daily departures from April to mid-October

Book Now! All our programs in up to 12 installments without interest

What is included in this package

  • 2–night accommodation in Athens.
  • 2-night accommodation in Mykonos.
  • 2-night accommodation in Santorini.
  • 2-night accommodation in Heraklion, Crete.
  • 2-night accommodation in Chania.
  • 2-night accommodation in Rhodes.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Half-day Athens sightseeing tour with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Acropolis Museum tour with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.
  • Entrance fees and tickets as description.
  • Ferry tickets with numbered seats Piraeus-Mykonos-Santorini-Heraklion.
  • Air tickets Heraklion-Rhodes & Rhodes-Athens.
  • Car rental as per itinerary.
  • CDW insurance, excess amount Eur 750.00.
  • Unlimited kilometres.
  • 24-hour Roadside Assistance. 
  • All transfers as per description.
  • 24/7 Emergency phone line.

Not included & Optionals

  • Gratuities (optional) and personal expenses.
  • GPS, snow chains, child seat and additional driver upon request.
  • Optional fast ferry tickets by clicking on "Customize your Program" or during step 1 of your reservation.
  • Book more nights in Paros, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens or in Crete by clicking on "Customize your Program" or during step 1 of your reservation.
  • International air tickets.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information on hotels and rates.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

Customize your package

100% flexible by and for you
customizable icon
Add additional nights to your desired locations
customizable icon
customizable icon
Choose hotel category, cabin type & make it better with optionals
  Customize it now
Check Availability & Price
Rooms*
Select amount of travelers
Group Discount
Total per traveler 0.00
*Complete the fields above to see the prices Prices valid for advance bookings until 15 of November of 2019.  Customize it now

We'll reply in less than 24hrs. Contact us Now!

Phone number
Arrival date

Package Tour Itinerary: Colossus

ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
1
ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

After your arrival in the mythical city of Athens, the transfer to your hotel will be conducted in one of our private vehicles. A member of our English speaking team will meet you at your hotel, help you with the check-in, inform you of all the details of your trip, introduce you to the city and its everyday way of life and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and enjoy Athens at your own pace.

Greca Tip: Extend your stay by adding more nights during Step 1 of 3 of your booking!

ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT
2
ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT

After your breakfast and, at the agreed time, you will commence the panoramic tour of the Athenian Neoclassical Center: the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Library, and National Academy, the Ilion Palace, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of great interest.  You will learn all there is to know about their history and background from the licensed English-speaking Tour Guide accompanying you on this tour.

Your next stop will be the "sacred rock", the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The entrance fee to both sites is included. At the end of the visit, you can either choose to return to your hotel or set out on your own adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.

In the evening, we have included a guided walking tour that will take you through the prettiest districts of the capital, such as Anafiotika, Thissio, Monastiraki, and Plaka.

Greca Tip: In Plaka look for something alluring, like ceramics, musical instruments, handmade jewellery to specialty food shops stacked high with olives and spices.

FROM ATHENS TO MYKONOS - NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS
3
FROM ATHENS TO MYKONOS - NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS

Early in the morning, your assistant will escort you to Piraeus port in one of our private vehicles and you will take the ferry to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. The crossing is scheduled at the ideal time of the day so that you can enjoy the sun on deck and marvel at the deep blue of the Aegean Sea. The name of the island denotes "heap of stones" or "rocky place", but a later version connects it to the hero Mykono, son of the king of Delos, Anius.

Upon your arrival, one of our English-speaking representatives will welcome you, transfer you to your hotel and introduce you to this famous island.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax and immerse yourself in the 'slow' way of life of the natives.

Greca Tip: You can select a fast ferry during step 1 of 3 of your reservation.

MYKONOS: RELAX, SUN, BEACH AND HISTORY
4
MYKONOS: RELAX, SUN, BEACH AND HISTORY

Free day to enjoy this magnificent island. Mykonos is the meeting point of the international "jet set", famous for its wonderful beaches, the dazzling shops and vibrant nightlife.

The island's cuisine is mainly Mediterranean, which means that vegetables and olive oil are an integral part of the daily menu, together with certain spices (oregano, basil ...) as well as fish and seafood dishes.

Just a short distance away by ferry, there is the historic island of Delos, which, according to Greek mythology, was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. This small island, inhabited since 3000 B.C., was one of the most important cultural centers of antiquity.

Greca tip: We recommend hiring a car or a motorcycle to venture out on the island, experience the local customs and feel like a Mykonian, too.

FROM MYKONOS TO MAGICAL SANTORINI
5
FROM MYKONOS TO MAGICAL SANTORINI

After a tasty breakfast, appreciating life like a Greek, we will pick you up at the agreed time, in one of our private vehicles, to drive you to the port, where you will continue on to your next destination, the island that is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, Santorini. As the ferry approaches the port, you will admire the capital city of Fira, with its white houses perched on the cliffside and facing the volcano.

Upon disembarkation, one of our English-speaking representatives will welcome you, escort you to your hotel and introduce you to some of the most outstanding features of this picturesque island. The rest of the day is free for you to wander through the narrow streets and become part of this amazing world.

Greca Tip: Sit back and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from one of the coffee shops in glamorous Oia.

DISCOVERING SANTORINI
6
DISCOVERING SANTORINI

Free day for you and your companion to explore, at your own pace, this magical island, considered to be the lost continent of Atlantis. The name of the island was given by the Venetian Giacomo Barozzi due to the presence of a chapel dedicated to Saint Eirini. His descendants remained until 1576, when the island became part of the Duchy of Naxos and until the Turkish conquest by Piyale Pasha.

Optionally, you can choose to go on a dazzling sailboat tour that will take you over to the small islands of the caldera, Nea and Palea Kameni, with the hot springs of green and yellow waters.

All the time, the capital city of Fira will never be far away, but will feature superbly in the background throughout the cruise tour.

Greca Tip: On this free day you may hire a car to find out more about this island, taste its wine and its excellent local cuisine. Do not miss out on the tomatokeftedes (a kind of tomato balls), the fava dishes (a vegetable smaller than a pea) and the cheese called Chloro.

FROM SANTORINI TO HERAKLION, CRETE - HOME OF MINOTAUR
7
FROM SANTORINI TO HERAKLION, CRETE - HOME OF MINOTAUR

At the appointed time, we will transfer you to the new port of Santorini, Athinios. There, you will board the ferry bound for the largest island of Greece, Crete.  More precisely you will arrive at the port of Heraklion, the capital of the island and home of the legendary King Minos and his Minotaur.

Heraklion was the most important city of the Minoan civilization and it literally means the glory of the goddess Hera. The Palace of Knossos, the oldest palatial complex in Europe, is located in Heraklion.

Upon your arrival, you will collect your rental car and drive to your hotel.

Greca Tip: To rent a car, please check out the car rental requirements

FROM HERAKLION TO CHANIA
8
FROM HERAKLION TO CHANIA

Thanks to the rental car we have arranged for you in this program, you can set out on your adventure the way you have planned it and at your own pace. Chania is located in the western part of this incredible island and on your way there you will drive on well-maintained roads.
We suggest that you make your first stop at the Palace of Knossos, home to the legendary King Minos and the ferocious Minotaur. We also recommended visiting Rethymnon, a city nestled between breathtaking mountains and the deep blue of the Mediterranean. 

During this trip from Heraklion to Chania you will have the chance to explore and get closer to the majestic interior of the island.
Upon your arrival in Chania, you will check in at your hotel and enjoy a good night's sleep.

Total distance: 140 Km

Greca Tip: You can visit the picturesque and traffic-free old town of Chania for some jewellery and pottery, local crafts, traditional Cretan knives, olive wood, natural products made with local herbs, oils and plants. 

CHANIA TOWN AND COUNTRYSIDE
9
CHANIA TOWN AND COUNTRYSIDE

On this free day we recommend that you make the most of your rental car to discover the wonders and hidden gems that have ranked this city amongst the main European holiday destinations.

Not to be missed are the stunning beaches of Balos, Elafonisi or Falasarna and if you love trekking, then a visit to Samaria Gorge is obligatory.

Greca Tip: Explore the town of Chania, its Venetian Harbour, the narrow shopping streets, waterfront restaurants and discover the "inner Crete" through its mountain villages.  

FROM CHANIA TO HERAKLION, THE RETURN
10
FROM CHANIA TO HERAKLION, THE RETURN

Your day in Chania is not over yet!  You still have time to rest, go shopping or continue exploring the places of interest or beaches that you marked as important, but did not quite found the time to visit. In mid-afternoon, you will get ready for your return to Heraklion. You will check into your hotel, enjoy your evening meal and a cool drink in one of the incredible restaurants scattered throughout the Cretan capital.

Greca Tip: You can try Dakos, Paximadi (rusks) with chopped tomato, fresh cheese, herbs and olive oil placed on top.

FROM HERAKLION TO RHODES
11
FROM HERAKLION TO RHODES

At the time indicated, you will arrive at Heraklion airport and return your car to the car hire company's station. You will then board your flight to Rhodes, the island, which was the proud host of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, "the Colossus of Rhodes".

Upon your arrival, one of our English speaking representatives will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you, escort you to your hotel and comment a little more on the highlights of this beautiful island. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Rhodes at your own pace.

Greca Tip: Visit the Palace of Grand Master, the Street of the Knights, the old port of Mandraki and Hippocrates Square in the medieval Old Town of Rhodes.

RHODES - HOME OF THE COLOSSUS
12
RHODES - HOME OF THE COLOSSUS

After a rich breakfast, you will have a whole day to enjoy this incredible island at your own pace.

We suggest a visit to Lindos one of the three major towns of ancient Rhodes, thanks to its great naval power. The remains of the Acropolis of Lindos, a natural watchtower facing the open sea and built on a steep rock 116 metres above sea level, is an eloquent witness to the town's long standing power and wealth.  After your visit you can relax in the azure sea at Saint Paul’s Bay.

Greca Tip: You can also visit the Valley of the Butterflies, a habitat of unique value and incomparable beauty with lush vegetation and streams along cleverly laid paths. 

GOODBYE RHODES...FAREWELL GREECE!
13
GOODBYE RHODES...FAREWELL GREECE!

At the agreed time, our representative will transfer you to Rhodes airport, where you will board your flight back to Athens.
Upon your arrival you will connect to your international flight, which ideally should depart after 12:30 pm.

Having spent a few fantastic days with Greca Travel, we hope to see you again soon to create new and exraordinary moments that will be lovingly etched in your memory.

Have a nice trip! or as Greeks say: "Kalo taksidi!"

Greca Tip: Before you leave Rhodes make sure you try some of the island's traditional delicacies, such as Pitaroudia, chickpea fritters and melekounia, a healthy dessert with sesame and honey.  

Worth looking into

Any questions or further customization?

If you cannot find the answer in our FAQ's section nor can you make the customizations you want at the time of the booking... Do not worry! We are here to help! Simply inquire now by clicking on the button below and one of our agents will clear up all your doubts within the next 24 hs. And remember... your inquiry is always welcome!

What other travelers say about us