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Make an offering at the Temple of the Olympian Zeus before leaving the capital to sample tasty beachside eats in Mykonos — along with all the other savvy travellers. It’s Heraklion on Crete for a stop at an authentic taverna and an unparalleled Grecian vibe. Sneak away to roam freely through Rhodes, but do linger in Mandraki, the old port, to see grandiose Gothic architecture the likes of the oceanside Kastello.

Location

Athens, Mykonos, Crete and Rhodes

Location:

Athens, Greece (ATH), Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece, Crete, Greece, Rhodes, GR, Greece

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flights from Crete to Rhodes; Rhodes to Athens
  • 11 nights of accommodation 
  • 11 breakfasts 
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Mykonos, Crete and Rhodes
  • Fast ferry from Athens to Mykonos; hydrofoil from Mykonos to Crete
  • 1 activity included:
    • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Porterage
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

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Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Athens at your own pace.

 

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Day 3

Athens: Sightseeing

This morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens where you’ll explore ancient sites, including the Acropolis. 

Activity Included

  • The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: Expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 (short stop). Then it’s on to see the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Continue on to visit the magnificent Acropolis to admire architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the awe-inspiring Parthenon. Last stop is the New Acropolis Museum, a must-see in Athens and voted by the Sunday Times as the 3rd best museum of the world.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Athens - Mykonos

After breakfast, transfer to the port of Athens for your ferry to Mykonos. Check into your hotel, then spend the rest of the day exploring this lively island.  

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 5 & 6

Mykonos: At Leisure

Spend two full days getting to know the international hotspot of Mykonos, with its cubic houses, windmills and chapels, great food and drink, and incredible nightlife.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

Mykonos has been a popular destination for decades, and for good reason! Stroll through charming villages, gaze at the iconic windmills and chapels, or have a beach day. Explore the town's winding narrow streets, visit the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, or enjoy a drink in Little Venice.

Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 7

Mykonos - Crete

Transfer to the port for your hydrofoil to Crete, then transfer to your hotel in Heraklion.  Begin exploring Greece’s largest island known for important archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and enchanting villages.  

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 8 & 9

Crete: At Leisure

Delve into Crete’s beauty and fascinating history over two full days. 

 

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

Relax at the beach, visit the renowned archaeological site of the Palace of Knossos ($), a cradle of Minoan civilization, or discover the historic island of Spinalonga and its fortress.

 

Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 10

Crete - Rhodes

Transfer to the airport for your local flight to Rhodes, then transfer to your hotel to check in. Spend the rest of the day getting to know this amazing island on your own.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 11 & 12

Rhodes: At Leisure

Take advantage of two entire days to explore the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

Check out Mandraki harbour (the old port), then head to the Old Town for a stroll down cobblestone streets and get a glimpse of perfectly preserved history as you see the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters and the medieval Street of the Knights. Explore the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, where incredible monuments abound.

Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 13

Rhodes - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to Rhodes airport for your connecting flight to Athens and board your flight home.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Dorian Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
Alkistis Hotel (16 years+)(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Kastro Hotel(or similar)
Rhodes, GR
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Athenaeum Smart(or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
San Antonio Summerland(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Aquila Atlantis(or similar)
Rhodes, GR
Best Western Plaza(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Athenaeum Palace(or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa(or similar)
Crete, Greece
GDM Megaron Hotel(or similar)
Rhodes, GR
Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Dorian Inn Hotel (or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
Hotel Alkistis (16 years+)(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Kastro Hotel(or similar)
Rhodes, GR
Hotel Europa(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Athenaeum Smart(or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
San Antonio Summerland (or similar)
Crete, Greece
Aquila Atlantis Hotel(or similar)
Rhodes, GR
Best Western Plaza(or similar)
Athens, Greece (ATH)
Athens Marriott Hotel (or similar)
Mykonos, Cyclades , Greece
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa(or similar)
Crete, Greece
GDM Megaron Hotel (or similar)
Rhodes, GR
Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): Usually 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 kid)
Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 1 to October 20, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Brochure correction as of January 21, 2020:  Please note that the baggage allowance for the local flight is 20kg (not 23kg).

Book your vacation package at least 30 days before departure to secure your hotel in Greece, otherwise we’ll offer you similar accommodations.

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

Itinerary schedule: Please note that the day-to-day itinerary should occur as planned, but may alter slightly depending on the time between the inter-island flight and the international flight back to Canada.

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

The Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum:

  • Half-day morning tour
  • April to October
  • Daily service
  • English/French Departure at 8:45 am – return at 1:30 pm

Out & About - Suggested Itinerary 

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We’ve gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart’s content and take our suggestions - or don’t! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Fast ferry: numbered air seat

Hydrofoil: in Economy Class

Local flights (Crete to Rhodes; Rhodes to Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage (max 20 kg) and 1 piece of hand luggage (max 8 kg). 

 

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Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.