(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Athens, Delphi, Chania, Rethmymnon, Heraklion, Elounda
This luxurious private luxury tour is ideal for anyone fascinated by ancient civilizations.
Begin in Athens for three nights. During touring with your private guide, visit the city’s top sights, such as the ancient Agora, the Acropolis and the spectacular new Acropolis Museum. Also explore local open-air markets and the charming, taverna-lined Plaka neighborhood. Opt to continue your city touring and visit museums (such as the Benaki Museum and Goulandris Foundation) that showcase the best of Greek archaeology, history, folk art, Cycladic art, coins and jewelry) or take an optional excursion along the beautiful coast to the Temple of Poseidon.
One day, enjoy a full-day private excursion to Delphi, once the holiest place in Greece, to tour the hillside ruins overlooking the Gulf of Corinth.
Continue to Crete, for three nights in Chania on the island’s mountainous western half. Enjoy a private tour of this beautiful city with its elegant mix of cobbled alleyways, waterfront promenades and distinctive minarets, the result of both Venetian and Turkish occupation. Stroll through Old Town and visit the spice market and Turkish bazaar. One day, enjoy a private tour of nearby Rethmymnon, famous for its old Venetian quarter located on a narrow peninsula dominated by a massive castle known as Fortessa. Also enjoy a visit to an olive oil producer, local wineries and nearby villages.
Next, tour the fascinating Palace of Knossos, built by King Minos during the height of Crete’s great Minoan civilization, which lasted from 2,700 to 1450 BC. Also visit the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion before transferring to Elounda for three nights. There, tour local villages such as Kritsa, a traditional mountain village known for its crafts and Byzantine art. There will also be time to relax at your luxurious resort.
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private city tour
Full-day private city tour with option to visit Temple of Poseidon
Full-day private excursion to Delphi
Athens – Crete (Chania)
Private transfer to airport for flight to Crete. Private transfer to resort for 3 nights
Private tour of Chania
Private tour of Rethymnon and olive oil producer, wineries and villages
Chania – Elounda
Private tour of Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Museum en route to Elounda for 3 nights
Half-day private tour of villages
Crete - Athens
Private airport transfer for flight to Athens
Hotel Grande Bretagne or Arion Resort & Spa
Minoa Palace Resort & Spa
Blue Palace Resort & Spa or Elounda Beach Hotel
Per person (double occupancy)
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