Athens and Crete Explorer
This 7-day Greece vacation takes you from Athens to the Cretan capital of Heraklion.
As it should for a Greece vacation, your adventure begins in Athens, the landmark city that has graced the rest of the world with history and culture for several millennia. A morning city tour will get you acquainted with the Athenian highlights, showcasing the ruins from the 5th century B.C. that continue to draw people to the city. On your tour, you’ll pass from Constitution Square to the House of Parliament, visit the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympics were held in 1896 and the Temple of Zeus before hitting up the famous Acropolis, with its many temples and iconic Parthenon.
When you’re not touring Athens’ historical sites, you can take in its more contemporary pleasures. You’ll find entertainment a-plenty in Gazi, but no matter where you wander, you’ll stumble across incredible food, fashion, and nightlife. While in Athens, you’ll also take advantage of the location to head to Delphi, the site of the ancient Oracle that could foretell the future. You’ll tour the archaeological site of this religious centre and learn more about Ancient Greece at the Delphi Museum.
Your Greece vacation continues on from Athens, taking you to Crete and its capital of Heraklion. Also known as Iraklio, Heraklion is Greece’s fifth largest city and Crete’s administrative centre. You can spend your days on the island exploring the city, wandering through the pedestrian city centre full of 15th-century buildings or shopping along the new waterfront. You can also take advantage of the city’s prime location to explore the rest of Crete, strolling along coastal cliffs, swimming off pristine beaches, and exploring the historical treasures of this island that gave birth to Minoan culture over 4,000 years ago. The only must-do on Crete is to enjoy the food, as the Cretan combination of fresh seafood, homemade cheeses, and local wine is considered one of the healthiest (and tastiest) diets in the world. It’s one of the great pleasures of visiting Crete and the highlight of this Greece vacation.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request – please inquire.