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Athens, Santorini and Crete Island Hopping

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9 days
01 Apr 24 to 20 May 24
Book by 08 May 24
Enjoy this 8 night island hopping holiday in Greece this coming May 2024.

Includes

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate airport taxes
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Athens
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Santorini
  • 3 nights' accommodation in Heraklion
  • 1 nights’ accommodation in Athens
  • All transfers in Athens and Crete on private basis
  • All transfers in Santorini by shuttle bus
  • Athens city tour with New Acropolis Museum
  • Hydrofoil tickets Piraeus - Santorini & Santorini - Heraklion in economy class
  • Flight (economy class) Heraklion – Athens
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast)
  • 3* Package Hotels (or similar):
  • Athens: Pan Hotel
  • Santorini: Kamari Beach Hotel
  • Heraklion: Castello Hotel

Excludes

  • Compulsory HER-ATH airport tax (approx. 20 Euro pp – subject to change)
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost and tips
  • Greek accommodation taxes (3* hotels - €3; 4* hotels - €7 per room per night) to be paid on the spot

Highlights

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Athens city tour with New Acropolis Museum
  • Hydrofoil tickets Piraeus - Santorini & Santorini - Heraklion in economy class
  • Flight (economy class) Heraklion – Athens

Itinerary

Day 1: ATHENS

On arrival at Athens airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Athens

Day 2: ATHENS

After breakfast, join a half-day Athens city tour, offering a glimpse of its captivating contrasts. The journey begins at the Panathenaic Stadium, the historic site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Explore key landmarks such as the Prime Minister’s Residence, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Parliament, and the poignant Unknown Soldier memorial. Next, delve into the timeless beauty of the Acropolis, marveling at its architectural wonders, including the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and the iconic Parthenon. Descend past the Herodion and Dionysos Theatre, concluding the tour at the Acropolis Museum, a premier archaeological institution showcasing Athens' rich history. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Overnight: Athens (B)

Day 3: ATHENS – SANTORINI

You will be collected at your hotel and transferred to the port, for your hydrofoil to Santorini. On arrival on Santorini, transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Santorini (B)

Day 4: SANTORINI

Day at leisure to explore Santorini. Santorini is a stunning Greek island located in the southern Aegean Sea. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, the island is characterized by its iconic white-washed buildings perched on the edge of steep cliffs overlooking the deep blue waters of the caldera. Santorini is the result of a volcanic eruption, and its unique topography, along with charming villages such as Oia and Fira, make it a popular destination for travelers seeking picturesque sunsets, beautiful beaches, and a rich historical and cultural experience. The island also boasts archaeological sites, including the ancient city of Akrotiri, known for its remarkably preserved Minoan ruins. With its distinct charm and allure, Santorini has become a sought-after destination for romantic getaways and memorable vacations. Overnight: Santorini (B)

Day 5: SANTORINI – CRETE (HERAKLION)

Transfer to the port for your hydrofoil to Heraklion. On arrival in Heraklion, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. Overnight: Heraklion (B)

Day 6: CRETE

Heraklion is the capital and largest city of Crete, the largest Greek island. Located on the north coast, it is a vibrant and historic city known for its rich cultural heritage and archaeological treasures. The city is home to the impressive Palace of Knossos, a significant Minoan archaeological site, as well as a Venetian fortress and various museums showcasing the island's history. With a bustling city center featuring markets, shops, and local dining, Heraklion offers a blend of ancient charm and modern vitality. It serves as a gateway for exploring Crete's diverse landscapes, historical sites, and authentic Mediterranean lifestyle. Overnight: Heraklion (B)

Day 7: CRETE

Heraklion is the capital and largest city of Crete, the largest Greek island. Located on the north coast, it is a vibrant and historic city known for its rich cultural heritage and archaeological treasures. The city is home to the impressive Palace of Knossos, a significant Minoan archaeological site, as well as a Venetian fortress and various museums showcasing the island's history. With a bustling city center featuring markets, shops, and local dining, Heraklion offers a blend of ancient charm and modern vitality. It serves as a gateway for exploring Crete's diverse landscapes, historical sites, and authentic Mediterranean lifestyle. Overnight: Heraklion (B)

Day 8: HERAKLION – ATHENS

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Transfer to your hotel and time at leisure in Athens. Overnight: Athens (B)

Day 9: ATHENS

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B)

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and can be requested. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Flight cost Heraklion – Athens subject to change/increase based on availability at time of booking, luggage allowance 20kg per person. Ferry and hydrofoil times are subject to change. Supplements apply to night transfers (22:00 – 07:00). These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

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R41,005
per person sharing
Details
Stay
9 days
Dates
01 Apr 24 to 20 May 24
Book by
08 May 24
Experience ID
510
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