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It was a very good experience, excellent tour in Athens and very good attention, punctual and in Spanish. However, we would recommend that you include a tour of the islands as well. We took an extra one in Santorini but we would have liked it to be with you.
Rolando S. | Guatemala
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Very grateful of all the attentions that you had with me and with my mom, the experience was incredible and beautiful! Excellent service of all tour guides.
Ivette G. | Mexico
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Very good tour services picked it up on time they cared about explaining everything of each city the hotels of santorini and very nice mykonos the only bad thing was the sector of the hotel of atenas there were many junkies nearby that hotel of rest everything perfect
Juan C. | Colombia
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Recommended! He speaks Spanish, they are all friendly and any questions are willing to help. My husband and I are happy with this great experience.
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MINOS

9 Days / 8 Nights
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Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Heraklion

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Guaranteed daily departures from April to mid-October.

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What is included in this package

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Athens.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Mykonos.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Santorini.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Heraklion, Crete.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in Athens with official English-speaking guide.
  • Visit to the Acropolis Museum with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • Ferry tickets with numbered seats Piraeus - Mykonos - Santorini - Heraklion.
  • Air ticket Heraklion - Athens.
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency Phone Assistance
  • Daily breakfast

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  • Gratuities (optional).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional fast ferry by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • International air tickets..
  • Add extra nights in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Heraklion by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
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  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

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Package Tour Itinerary: Minos

ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
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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 have have. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy Athens at your own pace.
Greca Tip: Extend your stay by adding nights at Step 1 of 3!

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

After your breakfast and at the appointed 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.

After the panoramic tour, you will visit 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, a walking tour is included and will take you through the prettiest areas of Athens, 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
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FROM ATHENS TO MYKONOS - NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS

Early in the morning, after a tasty breakfast, one of our private vehicles will be waiting for you along with your assistant to transfer you to the port of Piraeus, where you will board the ferry to the famous island of Mykonos. The crossing is scheduled at the ideal time of the day so as to enjoy the sun on deck and marvel at the deep blue of the Aegean Sea. The chosen name is said to be "the heap of stones" or the "rocky place", but a later version states that the island's name is connected to the hero Mykono, son of the king of Delos, Anius.

Upon your arrival on the island, one of our English speaking representatives will be waiting to 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 islanders.

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

MYKONOS: RELAX, SUN, BEACH AND HISTORY
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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 makes vegetables and olive oil a basic part of the daily menu, as well as certain spices (oregano, basil ...) and on many occasions, fish and seafood.

Just a few minutes 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 yourself like a Mykonian.

FROM MYKONOS TO MAGICAL SANTORINI
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FROM MYKONOS TO MAGICAL SANTORINI

Having enjoyed a tasty breakfast, appreciating life like a Greek, one of our vehicles will pick you up at the agreed time to drive you to the port where you will continue on to your next destination, the island which is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, Santorini. Approaching the island, you will have the opportunity to admire the capital city of Fira, with its white houses overhanging the cliffside and facing the volcano.

Upon your arrival, one of our English-speaking representatives will be waiting for you at the port to welcome you, direct you to your hotel and comment a little more on the highlights of this picturesque island. The rest of the day is free to wander through the narrow streets.

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

DISCOVERING SANTORINI
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DISCOVERING SANTORINI

Free day for you and your companion to explore this magical island, considered to be the lost continent of Atlantis, at your own pace. 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 comprises visits to the small islands inside 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 remain within view  throughout the cruise tour.

Greca Tip: We also recommend hiring a car in order to find out more about this island, taste its wine and its excellent local cuisine. Try tomatokeftedes, a kind of tomato balls as well as fava dishes (a vegetable smaller than a pea) and the cheese called Chloro, accompanied by one of the local wines.

FROM SANTORINI TO HERAKLION, CRETE - THE LARGEST GREEK ISLAND
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FROM SANTORINI TO HERAKLION, CRETE - THE LARGEST GREEK ISLAND

At the agreed time our staff will transfer you to the new port of Santorini, Athinios, where you will embark on your ferry to the largest island in Greece, Crete and more precisely to the port of Heraklion.

The city of Heraklion, literally meaning the glory of the goddess Hera, is the capital of the island and one of the Mediterranean's most fascinating and vibrant citites.  It was the most important city of the Minoan civilization and home of the King Minos and the ferocious Minotaur.  It is also here where the Palace of Knossos is located, the oldest palatial complex in Europe.  Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Greca Tip: Stroll through this picturesque town with its Venetian harbor, the fortification walls, the busy shopping center and the Venetian and Turkish fountains, scattered all around.

CRETA, HERAKLION - FREE DAY
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CRETA, HERAKLION - FREE DAY

After a generous breakfast, you will have a free day to explore this incredible city. We suggest a leisurely stroll through the charming historical center and, of course, a visit to the extraordinary Palace of Knossos, home of the fabled King Minos and the ferocious Minotaur.

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

FROM HERAKLION, CRETE TO ATHENS -  GOODBYE GREECE!
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FROM HERAKLION, CRETE TO ATHENS - GOODBYE GREECE!

At the appointed time, our staff will transfer you to Heraklion airport where you will board your flight back to Athens.

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will connect to your international flight, which should depart after 12:30 hrs.

Having spent a few fantastic days with Greca Viajes, we hope to see you again soon to help you create new and extraordinary moments that will be lovingly etched in your memory. Have a nice trip! or as you may also say: "Kalo taksidi!"

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