Greece Lightning (AHGR)

Country Visited: Greece
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Semi-Guided
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Local & Cultural
₹ 99500 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
 
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP
Food discovery walking tour including a four-course meal     
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 
Guided tour to Knossos in Crete
Guided walking tour of Myknos
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. Make your way to the hotel and you have the rest of the day free - visit 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

Begin the day with a guided tour of Mykonos - begin on foot and explore the narrow streets of this charming town. Then continue by bus to see the inner parts of Mykonos before visiting Ano Mera, the second largest village on the Island. The final destination on the tour is Kalafatis beach where you will have some time to relax before we head back into town.
For those who have chosen it, we have an optional sailing trip to the island of Rhenia, known as the “Big Delos” via Sunfos Alessia Yachting. You will have time 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

Head off this morning for an exciting trip to a volcano and a hot spring. Walk all the way up to the rim of the crater at the volcano (entrance of Euro 2.5 per person not included) before heading to the boat and sailing around the islet. We will make a stop for swimming at the bathing beach of Palea Kameni where the hot waters reach a temperature of 35C. You will have some time to relax here before taking the boat back to Fira, Santorini.
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 where you will have an overnight stay. You have the evening to explore this Island on your own.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8
Heraklion – Chania, Crete Open or Close

After breakfast, you enjoy a guided tour to Knossos. You will also have some free time to visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum on your own.
Later, you travel to Chania - your base for the next two days.
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

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Dates & Prices

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 
  • Self-guided food walking tour with 4-course dinner
  • Full day tour to Delphi including lunch 
  • All port to hotel and hotel to port transfers in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini & Crete
  • Ferry / Catamaran from Athens to Mykonos, Mykonos-Santorini & Santorini to Heraklion 
  • Guided walking tour of Myknos 
  • Guided tour to Knossos 
  • Departure transfer from Chania - Chania airport

Exclusions

  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

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- Athens Atrium Hotel and Suits 
Mykonos- Hotel Spanelis 
Santorini- Kykladonisia Traditional Settlement 
Heraklion - Hotel Iraklion
Chania - Hotel Elia Betolo

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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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