Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Take off to the Cyclades and soak up the history, romance and beauty of this incredible region over 12 days. Start off in Athens, Greece's largest city, and explore timeless historical sites juxtaposed with modern Greek culture, then sail to Paros, Santorini and Crete for a taste of island paradise. Each island has its own unique style and mood. Discover each one and create lasting memories along the way.

Visit iconic Greek islands and experience the history, charm and sunny skies of this incredible region. Your flights, accommodations, land and ferry transfers are included, and you’ll have ample time to explore the islands at your own pace.

Location

Athens, Paros, Santorini and Crete

 

Location:

Athens, Attica, Greece, Paros, South Aegean, Greece, Santorini, South Aegean, Greece, Crete, Greece, Greece

12  Days | 10  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flight from Crete to Athens
  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Paros, Santorini and Crete
  • Fast ferry Athens to Paros and Paros to Santorini; Hydrofoil Santorini 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.

Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, your home for the next 2 nights.

Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Day 3

Athens: Sightseeing

Enjoy a half-day morning tour of the city, including a visit to the Acropolis. 

Activity Included

  • The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such an intriguing city. Expert guides will take you for a quick stop to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Next, you’ll pass by 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). Admire architectural masterpieces like the Temple of Athena Nike and the incredible Parthenon, on your visit of the Acropolis. Next up is the New Acropolis Museum, voted by the Sunday Times as the 3rd best museum of the world.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Day 4

Athens - Paros

After breakfast, transfer to the Athens port for your fast ferry to Paros, then transfer to your hotel and check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Day 5

Paros: At Leisure

The entire day is yours to discover Paros, a gem of an island in the Cyclades and best known for its beautiful beaches and charming villages.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Paros is a lovely Greek Island teeming with history, from the old port of Naoussa to the impressive Venetian castle. In Parikia Town, the island's capital, stroll a labyrinth of walkways with colourful flowers, quaint shops and tavernas. Dine at one of many seaside restaurants for fresh seafood and beautiful sunset views.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Day 6

Paros - Santorini

Enjoy your breakfast and free morning; later transfer at the indicated time to Paros port for your fast ferry to Santorini. Transfer to your hotel and check in, and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the incredible views, or exploring this volcanic island and its spectacular caldera.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Days 7 & 8

Santorini: At Leisure

Enjoy two full days exploring Santorini at your own pace.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Santorini is famous for its unique caldera, formed from an ancient volcanic eruption. The result is gorgeous colourful beaches and an extremely romantic setting, perfect for an island vacation. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. Be sure to check out Oia's incredible sunsets.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Day 9

Santorini - Crete

After breakfast, transfer to the Santorini port for your hydrofoil to Crete, where you will transfer to your hotel and check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Days 10 & 11

Crete: At leisure

Discover Crete over two full days.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Discover Crete over two full days and take in the island's beauty and charm. Explore the renowned archaeological site of Knossos ($), one of the most important and best known palace of Minoan civilization, or visit Spinalonga, a historic island and site of a former leper colony.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

Day 12

Crete - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to the Crete airport for your local flight to Athens and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Cycladic & Crete Adventure

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, Attica, Greece
Stanley Hotel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Pandrossos Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Astir Thira Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Hotel Olympic(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Paros Agnanti(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Santorini Palace(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Hotel Ibis Styles Heraklion Central(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Divani Caravel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Archipelagos Resort & Villas(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Majestic Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
GDM Megaron Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Stanley Hotel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Pandrossos Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Astir Thira(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Olympic Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Paros Agnanti(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Santorini Palace(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Ibis Styles Heraklion Central(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Divani Caravel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Archipelagos Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Majestic Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
GDM Megaron Hotel(or similar)

Room Specifications

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

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 1 - October 20, 2020

Premium Accommodation:
Please note the premium accommodation category is available for departures up to September 26, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

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

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

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: in numbered air seat
Hydrofoil: in Economy Class

Local flight (Crete - Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage 23 kg

Pricing display

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