Island Delights

Get ready for paradise! Discover Greece's spectacular islands and cities with stops in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete. Visit ancient monuments and learn all about Greece's ancient civilization, relax on beautiful beaches and explore picture-perfect seaside villages on this 13-day journey.

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, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete

Location:

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

13  Days | 11  nights

INCLUSIONS

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

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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.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:

The vibrant capital of Greece has plenty to offer, from historic landmarks to trendy rooftop terraces. Wander through thousands of years of history at the Acropolis ($), or check out the shops on Ermou and Kolonaki streets. Stroll through the picturesque streets of the Plaka, or visit one of Athens’ many lively restaurants and bars for some local food and drink.

 

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Day 3

Athens: Sightseeing

Head out on a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens. 

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 discovering the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 5 & 6

Mykonos: At Leisure

Explore the international hotspot of Mykonos, with its cubic houses, windmills and chapels, great shopping and art, 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 - Santorini

Spend the morning at leisure before you transfer to the Mykonos port for your hydrofoil to Santorini. Check into your hotel, and spend the rest of your afternoon exploring beautiful Santorini, with white houses and the island's unique caldera, created by volcanic eruptions long ago.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 8 & 9

Santorini: At Leisure

Explore the volcanic island of Santorini at your own pace.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Santorini has it all, from great historical sites like the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, to fantastic beaches to excellent restaurants and bars. Don't miss Oia, said to be the most photographed spot in Greece, where you can take in the most incredible sunsets around.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 10

Santorini - Crete

In the afternoon, travel to Crete, Greece's largest island, known for important archaeological sites, lovely beaches and charming villages.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 11 & 12

Crete: At Leisure

Explore Crete 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 13

Crete - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to Crete 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, Attica, Greece
The Stanley Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Hotel Erato(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Star Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Hotel Hersonissos Maris (or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Vienoula's Garden Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Santorini Palace(or similar)
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Hersonissos Village Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
NJV Athens Plaza(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Aqua Blue Hotel(or similar)
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
GDM Megaron Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
The Stanley(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Erato Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Star Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Olympic Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel (or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Vienoula's Garden Hotel(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Santorini Palace(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Hotel Ibis Styles Heraklion Central(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
NJV Athens Plaza(or similar)
Mykonos, South Aegean, Greece
Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center(or similar)
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
Aqua Blue 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 April 1 - October 31, 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).

Not included

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

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!

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

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 Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage 20 kg; 1 piece of hand luggage 8 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.