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THESEUS

13 Days / 12 Nights
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Athens, Mykonos, Santorini & Crete

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Guaranteed daily departures from April to mid-October.

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What is included in this package

  • 2-night accommodation in Athens.
  • 2-night accommodation in Mykonos.
  • 2-night accommodation in Santorini.
  • 1-night accommodation in Heraklion, Crete.
  • 2-night accommodation in Chania, Crete.
  • 1-night accommodation in Agia Galini, Crete
  • 2-night accommodation in Agios Nikolaos, 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 ticket with numbered seats Piraeus - Mykonos.
  • Fast ferry ticket with numbered seats Mykonos - Santorini.
  • Ferry ticket with numbered seats Santorini - Heraklion.
  • Air ticket Heraklion- 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 Assistance
  • Daily breakfast

Not included & Optionals

  • Gratuities (optional) & personal expenses.
  • International air tickets.
  • GPS, snow chains, child seat and additional driver upon request.
  • Add extra nights in Mykonos, Santorini, Athens and/or Chania and Heraklion, Agia Galini and/or Agios Nikolaos by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Optional fast Ferry by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information on hotels and rates.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

IMPORTANT: Your departure flight on the last day should depart after 12:30hrs.

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Package Tour Itinerary: Theseus

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 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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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DISCOVERING SANTORINI

Free day 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 may 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.

Greca Tip: On this free day, we recommend exploring the island, tasting its wine and its excellent local cuisine. We cannot miss tasting 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
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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
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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, FREE DAY
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CHANIA, FREE DAY

This free day is for you to rest and discover, aboard your rental car, the wonders that make this city one of the main European vacation destinations. We recommend visiting the formidable and unique beaches of Balos, Elafonisi or Falasarna, some of them considered among the best in the world.

Greca Tip: If you like trekking, we recommend adding a night in Chania to visit Samaria gorge. For this excursion you will need to go to Omalos and park your vehicle 50 meters from the entrance to the creek. The trekking is about 16 km downhill and lasts between 4 to 6 hours, until you reach Agia Roumeli. In Agia Roumeli you will have time for lunch and a swim. At 4:45 p.m. the ferry crossing, lasting about 40 minutes, will take you to Sougia (we suggest buying the tickets upon your arrival at Agia Roumeli). When you reach Sougia you will take the bus back to Omalos, where you left your car earlier on in the day.

FROM CHANIA TO AGIA GALINI
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FROM CHANIA TO AGIA GALINI

After a tasty breakfast, you will leave for Agia Galini, located in the south of the island. This was one of the first towns that emerged during the tourist boom in the 70s and, over the years, it began receiving more and more visitors. From there, you can visit the closest beaches, among which we suggest Preveli, a beautiful beach among palm trees, reeds, and small waterfalls. It is located at the mouth of the Megalopotamos river, which, in its last meters, flows almost parallel to the sea. Another beach that we suggest visiting is Matala, located in the bay of Messara, with beautiful calm waters. It is the same place where, according to Greek mythology, Zeus reached its shore in the form of a bull. It is known for its relaxed and positive atmosphere as well as the large limestone rocks along the beach. Hippies found their paradise in these caves and today they are open to visitors as an archaeological site, but it is forbidden to stay there overnight.

Total distance: 110 Km.

Greca Tip: At night and especially during the summer, you can join the nightlife in one of the pubs and discos that offer all kinds of events, like jazz, music from the 80s or the latest international hits.

FROM AGIA GALINI TO AGIOS NIKOLAOS
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FROM AGIA GALINI TO AGIOS NIKOLAOS

After having an exquisite breakfast, you will resume your trip and head to Agios Nikolaos, located in the northeastern part of the island. We suggest taking the road that goes along the south coast and discover the towns located on the Libyan Sea, such as Ierapetra, whose name means "Sacred Stone". It was a city of vital importance in the Minoan Era, assailed by marauding pirates throughout its history. If you wish, you can take a ferry from there to Chrisi Island, whose natural landscape is dominated by cedar, golden sand and aquamarine waters. Additionally, if you prefer walking, you can head towards the Milonas waterfall, about 15 km from Ierapetra and accessed from a 3 km path. After visiting the beaches on the south of the island, you can resume your way to the north to reach Agios Nikolaos. This place is the starting point for the exploration of the eastern part of Crete.

Total distance: 167 Km.

Greca tip: Feel like a local and enjoy this lively city at night, whether in traditional taverns and cafes or in trendy bars, and simply relax in the atmosphere that only Agios Nikolaos can offer!

ENJOYING MIRABELLO BAY
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ENJOYING MIRABELLO BAY

After enjoying a tasty breakfast, you will have this day off to discover the beautiful Mirabello Bay and its surroundings. One of the best places in the city is Lake Voulismeni, which is linked to the sea by a canal. In its perimeter, you will also find cafes and restaurants that will allow you to enjoy the wonderful views. According to the Greek mythology, Athena and Artemis bathed in the waters of this lake. Until the 19th century, locals believed that the lake was bottomless and that it was inhabited by evil spirits, giving rise to numerous legends and superstitions. If you prefer to spend a day on the beach, we recommend going to Voulisma beach, a paradise of white sand and blue-green tropical waters located just 15 minutes away from Agios Nikolaos. A little further inland from Agios Nikolaos there is the small mountain town of Kritsa, known mostly for its numerous artisanal products.

Greca Tip: We recommend trying the famous "Raki", a typical drink, with a delicious flavour and purity, produced in the island of Crete. You can drink it warm, known as “Rakomelo“ mixed with honey and a little bit of cinnamon, or icy cold as a refreshment after or before your meal.

FROM AGIOS NIKOLAOS, CRETE, TO ATHENS. GOODBYE GREECE!
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FROM AGIOS NIKOLAOS, CRETE, TO ATHENS. GOODBYE GREECE!

After breakfast, you will drive to the airport of Heraklion. There, at the appointed time, you will drop off your rental car at the rental car company's station and then board your flight back to Athens.

Please note that this flight can be comfortably connected to your international flight, which should have a departure not earlier than 12:30 hrs.

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

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

Greca Tip: Before you leave you can visit the island of Spinalonga, which has one of Crete’s better Venetian fortifications and famous for its past as one of Greece's leper colonies.

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