10-NIGHT / 11-DAY GREEK ISLAND HOPPING TOURS
Panorama of the Aegean Greek Island Hopping Tour (Heraklion 2 nights, Rhodes 2 nights, Kos 2 nights, Santorini 2 nights & Mykonos 2 nights)
Day 1: Athens to Heraklion Crete
Departure from Athens Airport for Heraklion Crete. Arrival at Heraklion Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2: Leisure Day in Heraklion
Breakfast in hotel and leisure time in Heraklion. Crete is the largest Greek Island and He raklion is the biggest city in Crete, with a population of approximately 120,000 people. Most of the commercial activity of the island is concentrated in Heraklion Town, which is also the main port of Crete. While visiting Heraklion, a visit to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum - where many of the priceless artefacts that were discovered during excavations of the Minoan sites are displayed - is a must. The Historical Museum and the Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting.
Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3: Heraklion to Rhodes
Breakfast served in the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to Heraklion Airport Departure for Rhodes by airplane. Arrival at Rhodes Airport and transfer to hotel. Leisure time and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 4: Leisure Day in Rhodes
Breakfast in hotel and leisure time in Rhodes. The island of Rhodes is a crossroad of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean: located in the Aegean Sea, offering easy access to the coast of the Middle East, Cyprus and Egypt. Throughout its long history, the various cultures that settled on Rhodes Island left their mark in all aspects of the island's heritage, including art, language and architecture. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is a unique amalgam of different architectural styles and eras, with most predominant the era of the Knights of St. John. The medieval town is surrounded by high defensive walls, and today is one of the few medieval cities still inhabited. Strolling through its streets, one can imagine horse hooves clapping against the cobblestones and steel swords clashing and clanging. We recommend walking in Rodini Park, perhaps the first landscaped park in the world. About 2 km away from the Old Town, you can visit part of the ancient aqueduct system, while situated 55 km from Rhodes Town is the lovely seaside resort of Lindos, which is famous for its ancient acropolis, fine sandy beach and a quaint lagoon. The village also has one-of-a-kind mansions dating from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, which belonged to brave sea captains who lived on the island. O vernight stay in hotel.
Day 5: Rhodes to Kos
Breakfast served in the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to Rhodes Port. Departure for Kos by ferry boat. Arrival at Kos Port and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel
Day 6: Leisure Day in Kos
Breakfast in hotel and leisure time in Kos. Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. The plane tree that is located in the center of Kos Town was the place where he used to sit and teach, and is the oldest tree in Europe and one of the oldest in the world. The Asklepieion is undoubtedly the most important monument on Kos Island, and the oldest and most renowned medical center of ancient times. Even today, the Hippocratic Oath recited in Ancient Greek can be heard at the Temple of Asklepieion during summer cultural events. Kos is a mixture of various peoples and cultures, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Italian. Archaeological monuments such as castles, temples, ancient theatres and the Ancient Agora dating back 3000 years are scattered all over the island, beckoning visitors to admire their majesty. The island of Kos is one of the best kept secrets in the Aegean Sea region. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 7: Kos to Santorini (Via Rhodes)
Breakfast served in the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to Kos Port. Departure for Rhodes by ferry boat. Arrival at Rhodes Port and transfer to Rhodes Airport for flight to Santorini. Arrival at Santorini Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 8: Leisure Day in Santorini
Breakfast in hotel and leisure time in Santorini. You have the opportunity to explore the capital town of Fira, walk along the Caldera rim, and admire the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, the volcano and the sunest from the picturesque town of Oia. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 9: Santorini to Mykonos
Breakfast served in the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to Santorini Port. Departure for Mykonos by ferry boat. Arrival at Mykonos Port and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 10: Leisure Day in Mykonos
Breakfast in hotel and leisure time in Mykonos. You have the opportunity to swim on beautiful beaches and explore the most famous of the Cyclades Islands. We recommend visiting the wonderful island of Delos to admire its ancient monuments. In the evening, you can take part in the intense nightlife, for which Mykonos Island is celebrated throughout the world. Overnight stay in hotel
Day 11: Mykonos to Piraeus Port (Athens)
Breakfast served in the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to Mykonos Port. Departure for Piraeus Port by ferry boat. Arrival at Piraeus Port.