Day 1:Welcome to Santorini! Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your driver and taken to your hotel. Enjoy your first stunning and unforgettable sunset! HOTEL HINT: Santorini is known for its boutique Cliffside properties! The Cliffsides are small and traditional properties built directly into the Cliffside. More important than the location of the property, is to find the one you like the best. You will not be staying in the same town of the hotel each night but visiting the many towns of Santorini - Oia, Fira, Pyrgos, Amoudi, Immerovigli and many of the others. You can enjoy beautiful sunsets from most of these towns!
Day 2 & 3:Enjoy your days at leisure to explore Santorini. There are great optional tours to enjoy during your stay on the island. Enjoy a wine tasting tour of the famous Santorini wines, visit Akrotiri, a town buried by lava after the volcano exploded and enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise around Santorini with stops at secluded bays for a swim or snorkeling as well as sailing and swimming through the famous volcano crater of Santorini. Most important, enjoy the incredible sunsets each evening to create memories of a lifetime.
Day 4:After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby to be taken to the pier for your hydrofoil (approx. 2.5 hours) to Crete. Upon arrival, pick up your car and drive to your hotel. 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, drive to the airport and return your car in time for your flight to Athens to connect to your international flight.
Santorini & Crete: Greek Isles
Greek domestic transportation and land rates are per person based on double occupancy in 4* or 5* hotels. See Tour Includes for all inclusions.
Using hotels in Chania Area of Crete
4* hotel – From $990 to $1,410
5* hotel – From $1,420 to $1,980
Using hotels in Elounda Area of Crete
4* hotel – From $1,085 to $1,715
5* hotel – From $1,585 to $2,300
Greek domestic air taxes are additional
Hotels In Santorini
4* – El Greco Hotel (or similar)
5* – Astra Suites (or similar)
Hotels In Chania Area of Crete
4* – Samaria Hotel, Serenissima Boutique Hotel, Casa Delfino Hotel (or similar)
5* – Minoa Palace Resort & Spa (or similar)
Hotels In Elounda Area of Crete
4* – Elounda Village Resort – half-board (or similar)
5* – Porto Elounda Gulf & Spa Resort – half-board (or similar)
The above rates reflect the least expensive time of travel (April) and the most expensive time of travel (August). The rates are representative of the class of hotel indicated. When more than one hotel is indicated, the least expensive hotel has been included. Many more hotels are available, including 3*. Check our Hotels list.
3-day all-inclusive manual car in Crete with pick up at pier and drop off at airport
3 nights’ accommodation at your choice of hotel in Santorini
3 nights’ accommodation at your choice of hotel in Crete
Hydrofoil from Santorini to Crete
Airfare from Crete to Athens
Airfare from Athens to Santorini
All hotel taxes and service fees
This is a suggested itinerary and can be customized according to your expectations and budget.
Islands can be reversed.
A 3-night stay is recommended on each island. Additional nights can be added or deleted.
Pre Post AthensOverview:
This is an optional extension to add onto your trip.