Greece Lightning

Country Visited: Greece
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
10
Semi-Guided
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Local & Cultural
€ 1269 (₹96,444) Value
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Experience

Whether you are single, married or looking to make some life-long travel buddies, this journey to Greece is where you will make the greatest memories. A trip filled with oodles of fun, you will discover the beauty of the best Greek Islands via the backroads; at times on foot or on two wheels. It provides a complete, authentic experience of Greece covering the history, architecture, food, stunning views, grand villas, street cafes, ferry rides and a great story to take back home!
Minimum Age: 12 Years
 
KEY FEATURES:
Food discovery walking tour including a meal at a Michelin star restaurant    
Guided walking tour of the Acropolis 
Fully guided tour of Delphi 
Option to go sailing in Mykonos  
Walk from Fira to Oia along the famous Caldera 
Fully guided tour to Akrotiri and Ancient Thira in Santorini 
Guided tour to Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Knossos in Crete
Option to hike the Samaria Gorge or visit a Greek shepherd home on a jeep safari
Centrally located, locally styled boutique B&Bs 
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Athens Open or Close

After your arrival in Athens, you are free to spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore as you please. A drive from the airport should be arranged on your own and our travel documents will make it simple for you to find your way to the hotel, where you shall have an overnight stay.
Meals: None

Day 2
Athens, Acropolis Open or Close

After breakfast, head for a guided tour of The Acropolis, the pride of Athens perched on a rocky hill from where one can enjoy stunning views. Later in the evening we will head out for a self-guided food walking tour that will end with a lavish four-course dinner. Athens has some of the most trendy bars and cafes and you are welcome to stay out as long as you like before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3
Delphi Excursion Open or Close

Today, you will enjoy a guided excursion to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. You will have the opportunity to visit its stunning archaeological sites, monuments and temples including the Temple of Apollo, famous for its oracle. After lunch, you return to your hotel in Athens for the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
Athens to Mykonos Open or Close

After breakfast, you will be driven to Rafina and from there you take a ferry to Mykonos. On arrival at Mykonos port, check into your hotel after which you have a free day to either explore the windmills at sunset or the many cafes on the waterfront. You will stay overnight at Mykonos.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Optional trip - Full day sailing Rhenia with Sunfos Open or Close

Those who have opted to sail will visit the island of Rhenia, known as the “Big Delos” via Sunfos Alessia Yachting. You may want to lay by the beach, sunbathe, snorkel, swim or grab a bite before returning to Mykonos in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast
Full day of sailing to Rhenia with Sunfos Optional Costs – Euro 72 per person

Day 6
Mykonos - Santorini Open or Close

After breakfast, you are dropped to the port to take a ferry to Santorini. From Santorini, you are driven to your hotel. You can enjoy the day at leisure to head out for shopping or visit Oia before returning to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7
Santorini – Heraklion, Crete Open or Close

Today you will have a guided tour to Akrotiri and Ancient Thira and then some free time for lunch. Later, you head to the Santorini port and depart for Heraklion. On arrival at Heraklion, take a walk from the port to reach the hotel Marin Dream where you will have an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8
Heraklion – Chania, Crete Open or Close

After breakfast, you enjoy a guided tour to Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Knossos. Later, you travel to Chania where you will have an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9
Optional Excursion to The Samaria Gorge / Jeep Safari Adventure, Crete Open or Close

Those who have opted for the guided 10-mile (16 km) hike will head to Samaria Gorge. You will be amazed by the high limestone cliffs and quaint villages. For those who are staying back, there are plenty of things to see and do in Crete. You may take a stroll or enjoy a healthy Mediterranean meal. Those who have opted for the safari adventure will enjoy wine tasting in one of the most famous vineyards of Crete and even a visit to an original shepherd’s hut. You will view Chania from above and also observe the wildlife of Crete with an expert guide by your side. Of course, you can choose to just wander about to the harbour which is right next to the hotel. You return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast
Samaria Gorge (Optional Costs - Euro 78 per person)
Jeep tour safari adventures (Optional Costs - Euro 65 per person)

Day 10
Depart from Chania Open or Close

After breakfast, you check out and head to the airport for your flight back home. You have the option to visit another city and extend your tour. We offer many other exciting adventure tours in cities of Europe that you can just add to this trip.
Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Price per person in Euro

Single Room Supplement

21st Sep 2016

30th Sep 2016

Euro 1299

Euro 429

 
  • Prices are per person on twin share basis.
  • Trip requires minimum 04 people to operate.
  • Hotels in Europe collect nominal taxes directly fromtravellers.
  • Prices exclude entrance fees to the Acropolis which is Euro 20 per person
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for alltravellers.
  • Prices exclude 4.5% service tax applicable to Indiantravellersor Indian trips. Credit Card charges are extra.



 


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights stay in Athens, 2 nights in Mykonos, 1 night in Santorini and 3 nights in Crete at top rated B&Bs or Boutique hotels with character.
  • 9 breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner
  • Guided tour of the Acropolis and center
  • Evening self-guided food walking tour with 4-course dinner.
  • 2 x metro ticket Athens
  • Full day tour to Delphi including lunch (Seat-in-Coach)
  • Transfer from Athens-Rafina
  • Ferry boat from Rafina-Mykonos
  • Transfers port-hotel-port on Mykonos, Catamaran from Mykonos-Santorini
  • Guide on Santorini to Akrotiri and Ancient Thira
  • Transfers on Santorini port-Akrotiri-Ancient Thira (as close as possible)-Fira
  • Entrance fees for Akrotiri and Ancient Thira
  • Catamaran from Santorini-Heraklion
  • Guided tour in Heraklion center and visit the archaeological museum
  • Entrance fees for Archaeological museum Heraklion
  • Transfer from Heraklion-Chania
  • Transfer from Chania-Chania airport

Exclusions

  • Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance, Public Transportation, Excess Baggage, Porterage, taxes.
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Admissions and entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation.
  • Optional upgrade cost to E-bicycles.
  • Optional supplement for three or six 3 course dinners.
  • Single Room and hotel upgrade supplement.
  • Tips for guides and driver.
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
  • Service Tax of 4.5% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
  • Optional Tours.
  • Any item not specified in the itinerary.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, aerated drinks etc.
  • Possible city tax to be paid in cash on the spot (it varies depending on the city and on the hotel’s category).

Terms & Conditions

Registration form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. Trip may cancel up to 25 days or more before date of trip with liability limited only up to the cost of the trip. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. The Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply.
Please refer here for our terms.

Accommodation

Athens-Hotel Stanley / similar
Mykonos-Hotel Sofia Village / similar
Santorini-Hotel Golden Star / Nissos Thira
Crete-Marin Dream - Heraklion / similar
Crete-Porto Veneziano - Chania / similar

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  • Aprajita J

    Sep 2015

    Unique Experience

    Not only was this girls only trip super fun but also we went to places like Crete that hardly any Indian travel companies include in their itinerary. The hotels were very well located!

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Visiting the olympic stadium and the self-guided food walk in Athens was a real adventure..

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