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9-Day Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Heraklion Vacation Package (Hotels + Transfers) from Athens (with Airport Transfers) - Tour Code: 10481

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Start City: Athens End City: Athens

Duration: 9 Day(s) Language: English Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

☆ Deluxe tour with 4-star hotel during the tour

☆ Plan your own itinerary or spend time leisurely

☆ Provides a lot of optional activities to explore the best of Greece

Check the similar tour with cliff hotel: 【9-Day】Athens, Mykonos, Santorini(Cliff Hotel) and Heraklion Vacation Package (Hotels + Optional Activities) from Athens (with Airport Transfers)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Athens - Airport pick up

Summary of The Day

Athens Arrival, you will arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The airport is located near the town of Spata, 35 km from Athens and takes about 45 minutes of drive by car. The airport is divided into two floors, with the international and domestic departures upstairs and the international and domestic arrival downstairs. The arrival hall has a bank (Alpha Bank), a euro exchange area (EUROchange), a post office, and a pharmacy. The baggage cart at the airport requires a coin of 1 euro and is self-service. We arrange the shuttle service for you, and the driver will wait for you at the airport with a welcome board (with the guest name). After pick-up, the driver will hand you the detailed itinerary and the tickets for each trip.

After you arrive at the hotel, you can check-in and relax. You can also explore the center of Athens or taste the famous Greek cuisine: authentic Greek salad, Fetta cheese, Kalamarakia (fried squid rings), Subraki Souvlaki (barbecue), Keftedes (Greek meatballs) and so on.

Note

Airport pick-up is 24 hours. Please provide your arrival flight information to arrange the transfers.

Sightseeing
Athens

Athens

Athens is the capital city of Greece with a registered metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. It is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization. The design of the city is marked by Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman civilizations.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
BW Fenix Athens Atrium hotel Novotel Hotel , OR Similar

Day 2: Athens - Santorini

Summary of The Day

Take a boat ride to Santorini Island and enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea.

Approximate Timings of Boat, Departures at 07:25 AM, Arrival 15:10 PM * Ship time is for reference only, the actual final time is subject to change which will be mentioned in your detailed itinerary.

After arriving at Holy Island, we will arrange the pick-up shuttle to the hotel.

If your hotel is close to Oia, you can watch the sunset at the northern end of Oia before the night. Go ahead and grab a better viewing position. If your stay is available in other locations, you can first visit the area to enjoy the sunset.

Note

From Athens to Santorini, you will be taking a boat to Santorini Island and the journey takes about 7-8 hours. You can upgrade to flight at your own expense which takes about 1-2 hours.

Sightseeing
Santorini

Santorini

Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It is located between Ios and Anafi islands. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine (eggplant), the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano. There are naturally fantastic beaches such as the beach of Perissa, maybe the best beach in Santorini, the black pebble beach of Kamari, white beach and red beach.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Kallisti Thera Aegean Plaza Santorini Palace , OR Similar

Day 3: Santorini Free Day* Recommended Free Local Activity Option

Summary of The Day

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. You can choose to participate in local free day trips and half-day trips. Or take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood of the hotel. You can also go shopping and buy some gifts for friends & friends.

Sightseeing
Palia Kameni

Option 1: AFRODITI a traditional wooden boat sunset dinner

(Starting at 14:00, visiting time is about 3 hours, daily departures)

Take the shuttle to Athinios Pier (Old Port), board the traditional "Aphrodite" wooden boat, and enjoy the sunset dinner.

First stop is at the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Visitors can explore the volcanic rock by taking a tour, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the ticket is 2.5 Euros per person.

Second stop will be at the island of Palaia Kameni, famous for its hot springs. The tour takes about 30 minutes.

Third stop will be at the Oia town of Oia, to watch the world-famous sunset on the sea, and enjoy the delicious dinner on board with the unique wine of Santorini.

After sunset, we will return to the port of Athinios and take the shuttle back to the hotel.

Buffet dinner: pork rolls, chicken rolls, rice, baked potatoes, Greek salad, tzatziki sauce (cucumber + yogurt + garlic), bread, fruit, wine, and water.


Reference price: adult €85/person; child €40/person (Note: operating after May 1st)

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CATAMARAN

Option 2: CATAMARAN quality catamaran

(Starting at 09:30 or 14:30, visiting time is about 5 hours , daily departures)

In Santorini, the best way to cruise the sea is by a catamaran! Departing from Ammoudi bay in Oia, Oia.

First stop: Near Aspronissi and Akrotiri, ± 30 minutes swimming on the red beach.

Second stop: ± 60 minutes of white sand swimming, snorkeling (including equipment, masks, snorkels and fins) with barbecue on board. Then sail towards the volcanic island.

Third stop: ± 30 minutes hot spring swimming. Ammoudi bay is over. The last stop of the afternoon tour will be to enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the Aegean Sea on the boat.

Includes onboard barbecue: pork or chicken, vegetables, Greek traditional salad, bread, potato salad, Ntolmadakia (grape-wrapped food), Tzatziki sauce (cucumber silk + Greek yogurt + garlic), vegetable rice, Mpriam (made from pumpkin and eggplant) Traditional Greek cuisine). Drinks: Unlimited Santorini wine, anise, drink, and water.


Reference price: adult € 105 / person; child € 55 / person

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Kallisti Thera Aegean Plaza Santorini Palace , OR Similar

Day 4: Santorini Free Day* (Recommended Optional Tours)

Summary of The Day

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Today you can choose to participate in local full-day or half-day trips or take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood of the hotel. You can also go shopping and buy some gifts for family & friends.

Sightseeing
Kamari Beach

Option 1: Santorini bus tour around the island

(Starting at 11:30 until sunset, tour time is about 7 hours, daily departures)

Pick up the guests at the designated location at 11:30 am and take the tour bus to start the Santorini around-the-island tour accompanied by a professional English speaking tour guide.

The first stop explores the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, located at the southern end of Santorini, a city that has been nearly 3,500 years under volcanic lava and ashes. On the ruins, you can see the people's residence from the late Neolithic period (about 4000 BC). The visit time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the ticket is 5 euros per person.

Next stop to the famous Black Beach: Perissa here you can fully enjoy the Aegean sun and the unique black beach. Have a cup of iced coffee or enjoy local food with a drink, or explore some water sports.

Then we will visit the traditional village Megalochori, a small inland village that retains the authentic style of Santorini. Hundreds of white houses, narrow cobblestone paths, visit the iconic building on the postcard - the Blue Top Church. Profitis Ilias, the highest point on the island (about 600 meters high), can enjoy the full view of Santorini at 360°.

Then it's time to taste the local specialties: Santo Wine, one of the island's most famous wineries. Accompanied by a professional visit to the winery to learn about the local wine cultivation and production process. Enjoy a glass of wine while admiring the volcano on the cliff bar of the estate.

The last stop is the Oia sunset that must not be missed. Approximately 2 hours of leisure time to stroll through the exquisite town of Oia to watch the most beautiful sunsets in the Aegean Sea.


Reference price: Adult € 50 / person; Child € 25 / person

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Santorini

Option 2: Santorini wine tasting tour

(Starting at 10:00 or 14:30, tour time about 4-5 hours, daily departures)

Santorini's unique location and geology have given birth to unique grapes, and the wines that have been brewed are also known throughout the world. We will take you to uncover the secrets of Santorini wines.


A well-designed wine tasting tour will make it easy to experience the island's wine culture and satisfy the tastes of even the most demanding sommeliers. Visit 3 wineries and taste 15 different wines with snacks and local cheeses. Visit vineyards and wineries that began hundreds of years ago, and sommeliers and producers will give you a detailed explanation of the wine's history and brewing process as well as other wine-related expertise.

Note: Small group with maximum 10 persons, hotel transfer included

Reference price: adult € 145 / person;

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Kallisti Thera Aegean Plaza Santorini Palace , OR Similar

Day 5: Port of Santorini - Heraklion Hotel

Summary of The Day

Today you will take a boat from Santorini to Heraklion. Departure time from Port 17:00 PM and arrival to Santorini is at 18:40 PM.

Take a boat ride to Heraklion. Approximate Timings of Boat, Departures at 17:00, Arrival 18:40 * Ship time is for reference only, the actual final time is subject to change which will be mentioned in your detailed itinerary.

After arriving at Heraklion, we will arrange the pick-up shuttle to the hotel.

Sightseeing
Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion is the major city and capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Its Archaeological Museum holds the remains of the 4000-year old Minoan civilization, which centred around the nearby palace of Knossos, with its Minotaur legend. The city has several Venetian and Byzantine churches and the biggest in East Mediteranean well-preserved Venetian wall and harbour fortress from the 15th century.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Olive green Hotel Capsis Astoria Hotel , OR Similar

Day 6: Crete Free Day* (Recommended Optional Tours)

Summary of The Day

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Today you can choose to participate in local full-day or half-day trips or take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood of the hotel. You can also go shopping and buy some gifts for family and friends.

Sightseeing
Crete

Option 1: Knossos Palace - Lasithi Plateau

(Starting at 08:00, visiting time is about 7 hours, available on Monday & Thursday)

Knossos – the supreme Minoan Palace, is located 5 km from the city of Heraklion. Archaeology proves that it was inhabited from the Neolithic Age (6000 BC). On the ruins of the Neolithic dynasty, the Minoan dynasty established the first Minoan palace, which opened a prosperous chapter for Crete. The multi-story palace has a complex structure, so it is always full of thrilling legends and is closely related to Greek mythology, such as the half-human and half-horned monster Minotaur. The next stop to leave Knossos is the famous monastery "Kera Kardiotissa". This monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is managed by the nuns. People come here to pray or confess to cleanse the sins of the past.


Continue south and reach the fertile Lasithi Plateau, which is said to be an ancient crater. This unique hilltop plain is covered with green and yellow vegetation, and each area is irrigated by its own windmill. In this cool plateau, you can also find orange gardens, vineyards, and hospitable villagers.


After lunch at Tzermiado, visit the Dictean cave, where the stalactites and stalagmites are impressive. Legend is the birthplace of Zeus, the Lord of the Gods, a sole figure that runs through the entire Greek goddom. Cross the plateau and visit the local traditional pottery. There are still ancient pottery crafts that have been circulating for nearly 8,000 years. End the day with a beautiful view down the mountain road.

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Heraklion

Option 2: Gramvousa & Balos Beach, Pirate Island

(Starting at 07:30, visiting time is about 10.5 hours, available on Wednesday and Saturday)

Head west in the morning and drive west. Take a break near Rethymnon. Passing through Chania, we arrived at our boarding port, Kissamos or Kavonissi. About an hour later, he arrived at Gramvousa, the "pirate island". During the Turkish rule, the inhabitants of the island began to rob the passing Turkish ships, which made them famous. According to Homer's epic, Gramvousa is the territory of the Greek god Aeolus. The ecological environment here is well protected, with more than 400 species of plants and 100 species of birds inhabiting the Mediterranean seals and rare "green turtles". Here you can also visit the Venetian castle built in 1579, standing on the rock and one of the most impressive castles in Greece.There is also plenty of time to swim and have lunch.

The next stop is the famous beach Blue Lagoon of Balos. Some say "Balos Lagoon is probably the only beach in the world that is epicly magnificent." Clear, blue, turquoise, and azure waters are complemented by soft white sand, and there are occasional “dancing” pink sands in the water. In order to protect the beautiful scenery of the Taoyuan, the Greek government not only does not allow residents to live here, but even the number of ships and people going to and from the beach every day is strictly limited. (Approximately spend 3 hours of leisure time).

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Olive green Hotel Capsis Astoria Hotel , OR Similar

Day 7: Port of Heraklion - Athens

Summary of The Day

Today you will take a boat from the port of Heraklion to Athens. Departure at 21:30 and arrival at 6:00 AM (overnight travel)


Return to Athens by boat. Reference boat information: departure 21:30, arrival 06:00 (sleeper) * Ship time is for reference only, the actual final confirmation is subject to change which will be mentioned in your detailed itinerary.

After arrival in Athens we will arrange a pick-up shuttle to take you to the hotel.There are many famous sights around the Plaka area, which is the transportation center of Athens. There are many quality shops, grocery stores. You can explore and have a great time here.

*Heraklion - Athens time is about 10 hours on board, and the upgradeable flight is about 2~3 hours, overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Aegean Sea from the air.

Sightseeing
Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion is the major city and capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Its Archaeological Museum holds the remains of the 4000-year old Minoan civilization, which centred around the nearby palace of Knossos, with its Minotaur legend. The city has several Venetian and Byzantine churches and the biggest in East Mediteranean well-preserved Venetian wall and harbour fortress from the 15th century.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Cabin sleeper accommodation , OR Similar

Day 8: Athens Free Day* (Recommended Optional Tours)

Summary of The Day

Today, you can choose to participate in local free day trips and half-day trips. Or take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood of the hotel. You can also go shopping and buy some gifts for family & friends.

Sightseeing
Acropolis

Option 1: Athens half-day city tour

(Starting at 08:45, visiting time is about 4.5 hours, daily departures)

[Marble Stadium] Athens's Panathinaiko Stadium is the main venue for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The 2004 Athens Olympic Games was back here again and is the end of the annual marathon. It is currently the only large stadium in the world that is entirely made of marble (get off the bus and take photos).


[Constitution Square] The journey begins with the Constitution Square: the main square of Athens, the capital of Greece, in front of the Greek Parliament, named after the Greek Constitution approved by King Otto on September 3, 1843. Visit the Parliament Building, Monument to the Unknown Soldier; visit the National Garden, Hadrian's Arch, St. Paul's Church, University Street's three classic architectural facades (at the Academy of Sciences at the University of Athens, the University of Athens and the National Library of Greece), Russian Orthodox Church Church and so on.


[Acropolis] The most famous ancient architectural complex in Athens (Acropolis Athens) is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The attractions include Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Adicus Amphitheatre, Erich Weng Temple, Wuyi Victory Temple, and Dionysus Theater. Walking through the old town of Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis is also a magical experience.


[New Acropolis Museum] The new Acropolis Museum in Athens is located at the foot of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece. Covering an area of ​​about 25,000 square meters, it is a combination of modern and classical architecture. The new museum makes visitors feel like they are in the space-time corridor, between the old and the modern. The collections in the museum are mainly from the Acropolis and the surrounding areas of the Acropolis. Especially the sculptures from the Acropolis and the threshold of the Parthenon are extremely shocking!


Reference price: adult €83/person; child €58/person


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Aegean Sea

Option 3: Aegean three island day tour

(Embarkation time: 07:10-07:40 Dep. 08:00 - Ret. 19:15, visiting time is about 11 hours, daily departures)

Quality cruises, delicious food, wonderful traditional song, and dance, bring your good mood, enjoy the sun, the sea and entertainment!

The first island is Idra Island (HYDRA), the smallest island in the Saronic Gulf. There are no motor vehicles on the island, and the hustle and bustle and water taxis are the main means of transportation here, and the island is different. It is also one of the dream places for painters and photographers. The tour takes about 2 hours.

The second island is the island of Poros, where the island is full lush plants, with pine and lemon trees, and narrow, deep roads. On the clock tower, the panoramic view of Poros is unobstructed. The tour takes about 1 hour.

The last one is the largest of the three islands, Aegina (AEGINA), only 27 km from Athens. It has a long history, unbelievable clear waters.

Optional land tour: Aphaia Temple, built in 500 BC. The tour takes about 2 hours.


Reference price: adult € 116 / person; child € 60/ person

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Meals
Hotel (included)
BW Fenix Athens Atrium hotel Novotel Hotel , OR Similar

Day 9: Athens (Athens) - Airport drop off

Summary of The Day

Our scheduled drop-off driver will be waiting for you at the agreed location to take you to the airport.

Note

Please make reasonable arrangements for the scheduled time and go to the airport for check-in and tax refund procedures for more than three hours in advance.

Meals
Pricing
Inclusions
    1. 2 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Athens
    2. 3 nights 4-star hotel accommodation in Santorini
    3. 2 nights 4-star Hotel Accommodation in Crete
    4. Crete (Iraklion) - 1 night stay on board in Athens
    5. Athens taxi transfer
    6. Athens, Crete taxi transfer port
    7. Santorini minibus port transfer
    8. Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Crete round-trip ticket (air seat)
    9. Crete (Iraklion) - Athens ferry ticket (single/double/triple)
Exclusions
    1. Meals which are not included in the package (some of the lunch is included in the optional activities)
    2. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone etc
    3. Activities fee recommended in the itinerary
Booking Info
Reminder
    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.
    2. The sequence of itineraries, travel time, tour start/end points, attractions covered as mentioned in the tour itinerary; are subject to change without prior notice based on departure dates, local weather, traffic/driving conditions, on ground situations etc.
    3. If due to strike or weather condition or any other kind of force major effect, ferry is not operated, clients need to pay extra costs for upgrade to Air tickets (rate upon confirmation)
    4. The Package can be confirmed directly 7 days before arrival, if within 7 days, the client has to reconfirm according to hotel availability and ferry, if there is no availability of the hotels, the price might increase. 
    5. No charge for infants aged below 2 years (no seat on the bus for infants).
    6. Child fare is applicable for kids aged "3 and above - below 12 years" , who share a room with two adults (no separate bed will be offered for the child. Only one child per room is allowed). 
    7. The Package can be confirmed directly 7 days before arrival, if within 7 days, the client has to reconfirm according to hotel availably and ferry, if there is no availability of the hotels, the price might increase. 
    8. During peak season, if no availability in the hotel list, we will suggest other similar hotel to re-confirm. 
    9. Reference 4-star hotel in Athens: Novus City, Titania, Stanley, President, Airotel Parthenon, Melia Athens, Airotel Alexandros, Athenian Callirhoe,Zafolia Hotel
    10. Reference 4-star hotel in Santorini: El Greco, Santorini Palace, Daedalus, Kallisti Thera, Milos Villas,Aegean Plaza,Theoxenia,Heliotopos
    11. Optional Activity Grace Sailing need double confirmation.
    12. If the flight ticket is issued, only the airport tax can be refunded according to the airline policy
    13. MOST CLIFF HOTELS DOESN’T ACCEPT CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OLD, PLEASE RECONFIRM FIRST IF THERE IS A CHILD WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN CLIFF HOTEL.
    14. Greece Overnight Stay Tax for which clients have to pay on spot. From 1 January 2018, you’ll need to pay an Overnight Stay Tax which has been introduced by the Greek Ministry. The tax works out between 0.50 - 4 Euros per night. The amount you’ll pay will depend on the official rating of your accommodation. 
    15. We highly suggest all customer to book your flights tickets only after you receive your tour E-Voucher. Globerouter will not be responsible for any flight cancellation/change charges incase of any changes before final confirmation. 

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within
(Only for Apr and Oct)

Refund Policy

21 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date

85% of tour cost paid will be refunded

11-20 Days prior to tour departure date

50% of tour cost paid will be refunded

10 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date

The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

 

Cancellation Made Within
(Only for Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug,Sep, Nov, Dec)

Refund Policy

31 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date

85% of tour cost paid will be refunded

16-30 prior to tour departure date

25% of tour cost paid will be refunded

15 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date

The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

 

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 07 day prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 07 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

 

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

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