Great Islands Great Civilizations

Indulge yourself in the beauty of Greek Islands

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Duration

8 days

Location

Athens, Santorini, Crete

Price

Upon request

Theme

Bespoke Experiences

Runs

Upon request

Meeting Point

Athens City Center

In Greece we take the pride for our beautiful Island and unique experiences they offer. Best way to start discovering the Greek Island is with Santorini and Crete.

In this 8-day trip you will begin your journey in Athens with a sneak pic of the capital of Greece by visiting the famous Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Then Santorini will follow with the most beautiful sunset in the world and the amazing views of the Volcano . In the end you will find your self in Crete one of the biggest Islands where you explore the Minoan civilization and a great range of beaches and activities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Athens

Welcome to Greece, welcome to Athens! On your arrival in the Greek capital, you have the option to go on a guided tour of the Acropolis and visit the Sacred Rock’s iconic monuments, including the world-renowned Parthenon. Alternatively, you are free to explore Athens in any way you see fitting and we will be more than happy to assist you with our recommendations.

Day 2: Visit Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

Visit to the archaeological area of the Acropolis, in search of the little secrets of the rock: visual corrections, colors, damaged architectural elements and the stories behind these. Experience the Acropolis rock, the grandeur of the Parthenon and its surrounding monuments, along with a breath-taking view of the Athenian cityscape. During the walk we will become acquainted with the natural landscape and the groundbreaking ideas that turned this rocky hill into the definitive symbol of Western civilization.

Visit the Acropolis Museum accompanied by a field expert – licensed archaeologist, to discover a different experience of the Acropolis monuments, through the architectural elements of the temples, the votive offerings to the gods and the sculpture that paved the way for what E. H. Gombrich termed “The Greek Revolution” in the History of Art. The Calf Bearer, the Peplophoros Kore, the Kritian Boy and the enchanting Caryatids, are just a few of Some of the spectacular exhibits that await us to be experienced within breathing distance, before we ascend to the top floor, where we will walk side-by-side with the magnificent Parthenon Marbles.

 

Day 3: Arrival in Santorini

There is something truly magical of Santorini. Maybe it’s the dramatic landscape of jagged hills that plunge into the crystal clear Aegean Sea. Maybe it’s the villages of bleached white houses and churches, perched precariously on the edge of cliffs. Maybe it’s the cuisine, known to be one of the finest in Greece. Or maybe it’s the island’s history, which dates back as far as recorded history can go.

Day 4: Time Honored Santorini -Half day tour

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Private tour of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera for a first-hand look

at how the island’s pristine environment, and mesmerizing beauty have shaped Santorini’s culture.

Archaeological Site of Akrotiri

Guided tour of the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri, once a thriving port rich in cultural treasures.

Taste by Locals

Get a taste of real local hospitality at a local family farm in the village of Faros.Sample freshly picked fruits and vegetables, as well as some local, famous wines, direct from the barrel

 

Day 5: Santorini afternoon Tour

Private Venetian Mansion Visit

Visit a private mansion built in the 19th century by wealthy Venetian merchants.

The house was successively inhabited by Venetians, Greeks, Italians, Germans and Englishmen, before ending up again in Greek hands. Its external shape is preserved until today and almost all of its elements, such as furnishings and colors, remain intact. Guests will have the opportunity to sit on the atmospheric roof terrace and enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set majestically into the Aegean Sea from one of the island’s finest vantage points.

 

Day 6: Arrival in Crete-free day

Greece Biggest Island is offering a variety of History and culture along with amazing beaches and tastes that will make you fall in love with the Island.

Day 7: Knossos and Archaeological Museum of Iraklion- Half Day Tour

Knossos

A world-famous archaeological site that boasts an impressive palatial complex and iconic frescoes. It is so far considered as the center of the Minoan civilization.

Excavated and reconstructed by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, Knossos has been the most visited archaeological site of Crete The museum’s collection covers more than 5500 years of Cretan history, from the prehistoric era to the Roman years.

Archaeological Museum of Iraklion

The museum’s collection covers more than 5500 years of Cretan history, from the prehistoric era to the Roman years. Housing the largest collection of Minoan artifacts, it is one of the most important museums in Europe. Its treasures include pottery, jewelry and world-famous frescoes.

 

Day 8 departure from Crete-Greece

Relax on your last day around the Herakleion city. Stroll in the local shops or visit the beaches of Agia Pelagia or Gouves before you depart .

Highlights

Discover the emblematic Archaeological sites of: Acropolis -Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum ,the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Archaeological Site of Akrotiri , Archaelogical site of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion.

Admire the breathtaking views of Santorini , the unique sunsets , Crete’s beautiful beaches and taste the mouthwatering flavors of the Greek Islands.

What's included

  • Private, state-licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat Tickets
  • Hotel Accomondation
  • Private Transfer

Great Islands Great Civilizations

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