Day 1:Welcome to Corfu, one of the Ionian Islands and one of the greenest islands in Greece. Corfu is blessed with long golden sandy beaches, idyllic coves, Byzantine churches and a lively nightlife. Its rich culture reflects years spent under Italian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu. city's old quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s architectural character is strongly influenced by the Venetian style with the small and ancient side streets, and the old buildings' trademark arches reminiscent of Venice. Enjoying your stroll through the beautiful old quarter!
Day 2 & 3:Enjoy your days at leisure to explore Corfu. Of the thirty-seven Greek churches, the most important are the city's cathedral, the church dedicated to Our Lady of the Cave and Saint Spyridon church, wherein lies the preserved body of the patron saint of the island. Don’t miss the Achilles Palace built by the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, who, was entranced by beauty of the island. The Palace was built for the powerful mythical hero Achilles, the Homeric hero, as its central theme. While exploring the island, visit the Archaeological Museum, the Byzantine Museum and the Old Palace. One cannot miss the Pontikoniki Island (Mouse Island) with the famous Vlachrna Monastery. The white staircase of the monastery resemble a mouse tail from afar and as such.
Day 4:After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby to be taken to the pier for your flight to Crete via Athens. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your private driver and taken to your hotel. Welcome to Crete! The largest island of Greece, it is very different from Mykonos and Santorini. Crete is mountainous and green and hugged by the aqua blue sea! On the western side of the island, is the traditional and charming town of Chania. Automobiles are not allowed in the historic area of the town. The Samaria Gorge, the largest gorge of Europe is also located there giving the opportunity to nature lovers to enjoy a hike or a walk. Exploring the beaches and the traditional villages nearby are among the activities that can be enjoyed. In Heraklion, the middle of the island, is the major archeological site of Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Museum. On the eastern side of the island is the well-known and exclusive resort town of Elounda. In addition, the quaint port town of Agios Nicolaos is close by. Visit Spinalonga, a leper’s colony in the past. Not far is the Dikteon Cave Zeus’s mother left him so he would not be killed by his father. There are also wine tours and an organic farm where one can experience the making of wine and olive oil.
Day 5 & 6:Enjoy your days at leisure to explore Crete. There are optional tours to enjoy while on the island.
Day 7:After breakfast, meet your private driver in the hotel lobby to be taken to the airport for your flight to Athens to connect to your international flight.
3 nights’ accommodation at your choice of hotel in Corfu
3 nights’ accommodation at your choice of hotel in Crete
Airfare from Athens to Corfu
Airfare from Corfu to Crete via Athens
Airfare from Crete to Athens