A Taste of Greece

Experience the ultimate Greek Islands with stops in Athens, Naxos, Paros and Crete on this 14-day Greece adventure. Soak up the sun and sample delicious Greek coffee and refreshing cocktails, not to mention incredible local cuisine, as you discover what makes each island unique.

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, Naxos, Paros and Crete

 

Location:

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

14  Days | 12  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flight from Crete (Heraklion) to Athens
  • 12 nights of accommodation 
  • 12 breakfasts 
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Naxos, Paros and Crete
  • Fast ferry from Athens to Naxos; Naxos to Paros; Paros 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, transfer to and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Athens at your own pace.

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Day 3

Athens: Sightseeing

Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the city, including the magnificent Acropolis. The rest of the afternoon is yours to discover this wonderful city at leisure. 

Activity Included

  • The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: Follow your expert guides as they take you for a quick stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you’ll continue on and 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). Next up is a comprehensive visit of the Acropolis to see architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the impressive Parthenon. End the tour with visit of the New Acropolis Museum.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Athens - Naxos

Transfer to the port of Piraeus or Rafina for your fast ferry to Naxos, then transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover Naxos.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 5 & 6

Naxos: At Leisure

Spend the next two days exploring the largest of the Cyclades Islands.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Discover the capital, Naxos Town (also called Chora), and its magnificent hilltop castle, then stroll through the winding alleyways to see the Portara, a marble monument that was once a temple devoted to Apollo. And for beach lovers, there's no shortage of long stretches of sandy shores leading out into the turquoise waters of the south Aegean Sea.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts
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Day 7

Naxos - Paros

After breakfast early in the morning, transfer at the indicated time to the port to board your fast ferry to Paros. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the rest of the day getting to know the charming island of Paros.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 8 & 9

Paros: At Leisure

Enjoy two full days at leisure to explore the island that is best known for its beaches and traditional villages.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Explore Parikia Town, the island's capital, and stroll through its labyrinth of walkways with colourful flowers, quaint shops and tavernas. Head to the old port of Naoussa and see the impressive Venetian castle, before settling in at any one of a number of seaside restaurants to dine on fresh seafood and take in the island's beautiful sunset views.
Meal(s): 2 Breakfasts
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Day 10

Paros - Crete

Transfer to the port for your fast ferry to Crete, Greece's largest island. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Days 11 to 13

Crete: At Leisure

Discover Crete over three wonderful days! Venetian towns, medieval castles and endless beaches are what's in store for your stay in Crete.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Visit the renowned archaeological site of Knossos ($), a cradle of Minoan civilization, explore the Venetian harbour of Heraklion, or beach hop from Hersonissos to Malia to find your perfect spot to relax and enjoy the views of the sea.
Meal(s): 3 breakfasts
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Day 14

Crete - Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to Crete airport for your local 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(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Naxos Resort(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Pandrossos Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Hotel Hersonissos Maris (or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Porto Naxos(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Paros Agnanti(or similar)
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Hersonissos Village Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
NJV Athens Plaza(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Lagos Mare Hotel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Archipelagos Resort & Villas(or similar)
Crete, Greece
GDM Megaron Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
The Stanley(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Naxos Resort (or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Pandrossos Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Hotel Hersonissos Maris (or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Athenaeum Grand Hotel (or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Porto Naxos Hotel (or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Paros Agnanti Hotel(or similar)
Crete, Greece
Hotel Hersonissos Village (or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Divani Caravel(or similar)
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece
Lagos Mare Hotel(or similar)
Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Archipelagos Resort & Villas(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 - September 27, 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

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 seating

Local flight (Heraklion to Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage (max 20 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.