Grandeurs of Greece - 12 Days

Grandeurs of Greece

The ultimate Grecian escape

Admire the epic sites in Athens, watch the sunset in Santorini, dig into Mediterranean delights in Crete and discover an illustrious past in Rhodes – all on this 11-night getaway!

Unique Explorations

  • Tour the ancient metropolis of Athens with a local guide!
  • Experience the famous sunsets of Oia in Santorini.
  • Discover archaeological treasures, picturesque villages and imposing mountain ranges on Greece’s largest island – Crete.
  • Witness how 2,400 years of culture and history have left their mark on the stunning medieval island of Rhodes.
  • Sample the flavors of Greece – from locally-produced cheeses to olive oil made from the island’s olive groves.

This comprehensive Greek vacation experience will begin with two days in Athens, the birthplace of Socrates and Plato! An expert guide will take you on a tour of the city, where you’ll experience all of the “must-see” sights of this modern, yet ancient metropolis.

From there, you’ll hop on a high-speed ferry to the romantic island of Santorini, known for its spectacular Caldera with whitewashed houses perched on the edge, created by the eruption of the island’s volcano in the ancient times.

Your next island-hopping stop will be the beautiful island of Crete, where you will spend 3 nights. Crete is the largest island in Greece, where visitors can explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, and vast valleys with olive groves and vineyards. Spend days admiring the remnants of brilliant civilizations, and evenings sampling the island’s rich gastronomic culture.

Your last island adventure will take place on the island of Rhodes. At the crossroads of three continents, this medieval treasure has been beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Admire the impeccable natural beauty, which features a great variety of landscapes, from endless beaches to traditional villages and historical monuments, in addition to a modern infrastructure with a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

PRICES FROM: $3102*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Athens!

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Amalia Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the historic beauty of Athens at the luxurious, eco-friendly Hotel Amalia Athens. As soon as you step inside, take in the hotel’s elegant decor, as it boasts modern furnishings and plenty of natural light.

Titania

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to the National Historical Museum, Hellenic Parliament, and Syntagma Square, Titania is a modern 4-star hotel offering guests comfortable accommodations in Athens.

Royal Olympic Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

The Royal Olympic Hotel is a family-run 5-star property in the center of Athens, just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. The hotel is underneath the Acropolis and only a 2-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum.After a comp… read more

The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, where style and comfort meet. At Athenian Callirhoe hotel, one of the most well-known hotels in Athens, discover a distinctive building with elegant urban interior design.

Athens Avenue Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Athens Avenue Hotel wraps you in understated luxury and elegant aesthetics. With seamless access to the city, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from sightseeing to relaxing at the property without worrying about complicated transit.

Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to top attractions in the city such as the Onassis Cultural Centre and Filopappos Hill, Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites is an ideal base to visit Athens.

Athens Marriott

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Step into a relaxing retreat of contemporary style, luxurious comfort, and endless services and amenities. Check-in to your inviting room, which boasts plush beds, crisp air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, premium movie channels, and much more.

Hotel Divani Caravel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

A proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Divani Caravel offers luxury and style in the heart of Athens. Each of the hotel’s 471 deluxe guestrooms provides a harmonious blend of modern convenience with classical Greek charm.

Electra Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Experience warm, heartfelt Greek hospitality at the elegant Electra Hotel, nestled right near Athens’ main shopping area. Settle into your spacious room and admire its rich, contemporary decor. Sprawl out on your large, comfortable bed, then plan your day using the hotel’s complimentary WiFi. After a quick nap, get exploring! Take a short walk and find yourself at Plaka, Monastiraki, and the Acropolis in just minutes.

Freshen up in your luxurious marble bathroom, then head down to the sophisticated, yet cozy Terra Cafe & Wine Bar. Indulge in mouthwatering local favorites and say “cheers” to an amazing vacation. After a good night’s rest, start your morning with an energizing breakfast at the on-site Emporiko Restaurant.

Day 2
Athens

After breakfast, depart for your Athens sightseeing tour! You’ll end your tour at the ancient Acropolis, where you can explore the remnants of the civilization of Ancient Greece.

Spend the rest of your day at leisure; consider heading back to Syntagma Square in the evening for a bite of traditional Greek food, the square comes alive with lights and energy come nightfall.

Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)

Discover the secrets of Athens, including its famous Acropolis on your sightseeing tour! Your expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library.

On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home. Here, you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era.

Day 3
Athens - Santorini

After an early morning breakfast you’ll be transferred to the port of Athens for the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival in Santorini, be transported to your hotel, where you can unwind and begin discovering this picturesque island!

Take a stroll to the coast, where you can admire the spectacular Caldera with white-washed houses perched on the edge, created by the eruption of the island’s volcano in the ancient times.

A Tip For Your Trip: Santorini is an island of steep hills. Pack a pair of comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk!

Transfer to Athens ferry port

Ferry to Santorini!

High-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini

Transfer to Santorini hotel

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Santorini Palace

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to this relaxing retreat that marries luxury to tranquility. Santorini Palace is the very first resort in Santorini, only a few meters away from the cliff of the Caldera and boasts panoramic views of the volcano. The hotel combines beautiful Cycladi… read more

El Greco Resort & Spa

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Breathe in the fresh air of the bright blue sea at this relaxing retreat in the charming capital of Fira. Stroll through the resort’s lush grounds and admire its traditional, whitewashed buildings.

Dana Villas & Suites Hotel

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Experience true relaxation at this luxurious, seaside hotel. Gaze out at the breathtaking bright blue ocean and enjoy stunning views of the vast volcano. In addition to an elegant restaurant, Dana Villas features an sparkling outdoor pool.

Majestic

SANTORINI, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a luxurious stay at Majestic, a 5-star hotel located right at the entrance of Fira. You’ll be just minutes from the bars, cafes, and restaurants of Santorini’s capital, not to mention some of the best views on the island.

Orizontes Hotel & Villas

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Ideally situated between Fira and Pyrgos Village, Orizontes Hotel & Villas offers breathtaking panoramic views of the caldera and volcano, Fira, Oia, Akrotiri and the crystal clear blue waters of the Aegean.

Splendour Resort

SANTORINI, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Located in scenic Firostefani Village, Splendour Resort is just the perfect amount of traditional, modern and luxurious. Wake up to the Aegean Sea from your air-conditioned room with a private balcony, flat-screen satellite TV, mini fridge and more.

Aegean Plaza Hotel Santorini

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Aegean Plaza Hotel is nestled on the beautiful Kamari coastline, amid restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops to peruse. You’ll love being only footsteps from the black sandy beach and the buzzing life of the town.

Aqua Blue Hotel

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Set on Perissa Beach and showcasing a private beach with sun beds and umbrellas, Aqua Blue Hotel offers a tranquil atmosphere for a Grecian getaway.

Santo Miramare Resort

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Luxuriate at Santo Miramare Resort for an unforgettable vacation! Effortlessly split your time between the city and the sea when you are only footsteps from the beach.

Suites of the Gods

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Retreat to the Suites of the Gods, where you can surround yourself in otherworldly opulence, spectacular views, and beautiful beaches.

Hotel Daedalus Santorini

SANTORINI, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Become immersed the fragrant gardens and palm trees that surrounded this elegant 4-star hotel. Perfectly positioned right in the heart of Santorini’s capital, Fira, the Daedalus hotel is within walking distance of the main bustling town and the mesmerizing Caldera. As you step inside the lobby, feel welcomed by a friendly reception team and admire the decor that blends traditional Greek style with contemporary trends.

Settle into your spacious room, sprawl out on your comfortable bed, and use the hotel’s WiFi to send photos to friends and family. Unpack your swimsuit, slip on your sandals, and head out to the sparkling pool. Take a refreshing swim, or lounge in the warm sun with a cold drink in-hand. Why not unwind in the sauna or pamper yourself with a hydro-massage? Come on, you’re on vacation.

Day 4
Santorini

Enjoy the splendors at your door or explore the volcanic island of Santorini – known worldwide as the most romantic island!

Pay a visit to the traditional village of Oia, the most photographed place in Greece, best known for its breath-taking sunsets. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red – making Oia a magical place.

It’s a nightly tradition for residents and visitors to gather at the end of the village to watch the spectacular sunset – and chances are you’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll be back again the next night!

Day 5
Santorini

Spend another day exploring stunning Santorini. Discover ancient artifacts at the Prehistoric Museum in Fira or unwind at the breathtaking beaches of the island, whose colorful sands are the result of volcanic eruption.

Or just pass the day at one of the many cafes overlooking the Caldera, dining on the fresh, local Mediterranean cuisine and taking in the amazing views!

Day 6
Santorini - Crete

After breakfast, enjoy another transfer to the port. It’s time for your ferry to Crete, Greece’s largest island!

In Crete you’ll find a wide variety of terrains waiting to be explored, from the picturesque white mountain ranges to the breathtaking beaches covered in fine sand.

Transfer to Santorini ferry port

Ferry to Crete!

High-speed ferry to Crete

Transfer to Crete hotel

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

CRETE, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Escape to paradise perfection at the chic Aquila Atlantis Hotel. Nestled right on the bright blue waters of Crete, this luxurious oasis boasts more amenities than you could ever imagine.

Hotel Galaxy

CRETE, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Experience true luxury and sophistication at the 5-star Galaxy Hotel, nestled on Dimokratias Avenue, one of the island’s most cosmopolitan thoroughfares. Step inside this posh hotel and immediately fall into a state of serenity and relaxation. Admire its contemporary decor that exudes classy elegance, yet is still laced with personal touches. After checking in with the friendly reception team, head up to your spacious room and fall into your large, soft bed. Use the hotel’s complimentary WiFi to get in touch with friends and family – go ahead, make them jealous. Your room’s blackout curtains and soundproof windows will make you forget that you’re perched upon one of Crete’s most bustling avenues.

After a nap in your comfortable bed, unpack your swimsuit and take a dip in the sparkling fresh water swimming pool. Lounge in the sun with a cold cocktail, work all your stresses away in the fitness center, or pamper yourself in the hammam. When you work up an appetite, indulge in delicious Mediterranean cuisine at either of the two stylish on-site restaurants.

Day 7
Crete

Today you have a full free day to enjoy Crete. Explore the renowned archaeological site of Knossos, one of the most important and best known palaces of Minoan civilization. Explorers beware: its history is connected with the myth of the Labyrinth and imprisoned Minotaur!

You can also discover the secrets of Ancient Greece at the Archaeological Museum or explore remnants of its Byzantine and Venetian past – from Turkish bathhouses to Renaissance mansions!

Day 8
Crete

Enjoy another day at leisure in Crete. Why not spend the day at the island’s famous pink beach? Or perhaps make a visit to the island of Spinalonga, as it is the most popular archaeological site in Crete after Knossos.

In the evening, you may want to head to Agios Nikolaos and experience its bustling nightlife.

Day 9
Crete - Rhodes

After breakfast, be transferred to Heraklion airport for your flight to Rhodes. Upon arrival on the Island of Rhodes, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Treat yourself to sweeping views of Lindos Bay by hiking up to the top of Lindos’ Acropolis; the hike is steep, so those looking for a more relaxing experience may want to hire a donkey to take them up to the top.

Transfer to Crete airport (HER)

Fly to Rhodes!

Transfer to Rhodes hotel

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Lomeniz Hotel

RHODES, GREECE 3 out of 5 stars

Located in Rhodes Town and just a few minutes’ walk from Zephyros Beach, Lomeniz Hotel is an ideal place from which to explore the island of Rhodes.

Hotel Mediterranean

RHODES, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in class and elegance at the 4-star Hotel Mediterranean, located on the shore of Rhodes’ most popular beach. In just minutes, find yourself at the nearby casino, aquarium, Medieval City, Castle of the Knights, and Ancient Ruins.

Relax in this hotel that blends stylish decor with functional luxuries to create the ultimate sense of comfort. After checking in with the friendly reception team, open the door to your spacious room and fall into a state of peace and tranquility. Unpack your swimsuit and head for the beach or the sparkling pool! Take a refreshing dip, or lounge in the warm sun with a cold drink in hand.

When it’s time to eat, make your way to The Mediterranean Cafe. Just as refined as it is relaxed, this cafe serves up much more than delicious coffees and snacks. Feast your eyes on stunning views of the Aegean Sea while feeling the pleasant breeze from the outdoor terrace. Later in the evening, treat yourself to a mouthwatering Greek dinner at the Thalassa Restaurant.

Day 10
Rhodes

Today you have a full, free day to explore the island of Rhodes on your own. Wander around its magnificent Old City, surrounded by medieval walls with seven gates. Take a stroll along the medieval Street of the Knights, then admire the castle-like Palace of the Grand Master, the most awe-inspiring building on the whole island.

Day 11
Rhodes - Athens

Enjoy your breakfast, then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival in Athens, make your way to your hotel for your last night in Greece.

Tonight, indulge in a meal sampling all of the flavors of the country! Snack on cheese from feta to manouri, devour gyros, taste locally-pressed olive oil, and of course, wash it all down with a shot of Greece’s famous ouzo.

Transfer to Rhodes airport (RHO)

Fly to Athens!

Check In – Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

With stunning mountain views, an outdoor terrace, inspired decor, impeccable service and outstanding Mediterranean and gourmet French dining, you’ll forget you’re at the airport at the sophisticated Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel. This contemporary hotel features 345 luxurious, soundproofed guestrooms, a fitness center with indoor pool and spa and salon services, plus award-winning French cuisine with runway and valley views, and 24-hour Mediterranean dining featuring the fresh local ingredients.

Day 12
Depart Greece

Make your way to the airport in accordance with your flight home.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare to Athens (ATH)
  • All airport, ferry port and hotel transfers
  • 2 nights in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
  • Athens sightseeing tour with Acropolis Site & Museum entrance
  • High-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini
  • 3 nights in Santorini at the Hotel Daedalus, or similar
  • High-speed ferry from Santorini to Crete (Heraklion)
  • 3 nights in Crete at the Hotel Galaxy, or similar
  • One-way, economy class flight from Crete (HER) to Rhodes (RHO)
  • 2 nights in Rhodes at the Hotel Mediterranean, or similar
  • One-way, economy class flight from Rhodes (RHO) to Athens (ATH)
  • 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Sofitel Athens Airport or similar
  • Breakfast daily

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