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Discover the legends of Greece with an escorted tour of Athens, followed by an adventure by air and sea to explore its Aegean islands.

Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare to Athens
  • 7 night guided vacation First Class coach tour with individual headsets throughout the tour
  • Transportation: Three ferries; flight Athens-Heraklion, Crete
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation
  • 10 Meals: 7 Full buffet breakfasts; 3 three-course
  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport

Vacation Highlights

ATHENS – Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE – By air
HERAKLION – Guided sightseeing, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bougatsa tasting
HERAKLION–NAXOS – By high-speed ferry
NAXOS – Guided sightseeing, visit the archaeological Museum, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite citrus spoon dessert tasting at a local kafenio
NAXOS–PAROS – By high-speed ferry
PAROS – Island tour, visit Panagia Ekantotapiliani Church; dinner at a local restaurant
PAROS–ATHENS – By ferry

Book by April 28 and save $120 per person (price reflects savings)

September 10, 2020 Double Occupancy
Vancouver $3499 + $519 tax
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Calgary, Edmonton $3699 + $519  tax
Toronto $3349 + $519 tax
Single Supplement on request
Pre-paid Gratuities $76

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Accommodation: Zafolia (or similar)

Day 2 ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE

Guided sightseeing today introduces you to the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Afterward, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! Transfer to the airport for your flight to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Later, dinner at a local restaurant awaits!
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Astoria Capsis (or similar)

Day 3 HERAKLION

Today, discover Heraklion on a walking tour and see the legendary churches, fountains, monuments, and the LION SQUARE. Stop in a typical bougatsa pastry shop to taste the traditional bougatsa. An optional excursion to Knossos, center of the 3000-BC Minoan civilizations and to the archaeological museum is available.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 HERAKLION–NAXOS, GREECE

Hop aboard a high-speed ferry this morning and cruise north across the Sea of Crete to the island of Naxos, inhabited continuously since the 4th millennium BC. Influenced over the centuries by the Greeks, Byzantines, Venetians, and Franks, the pretty port town is a showcase of cobblestone alleys lined with whitewashed houses and Venetian castles. Guided sightseeing shows you the highlights, including a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to see artifacts from all periods of Naxos’ long and fascinating history. Follow your guide to a local kafenio to taste the famous citrus spoon dessert.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Naxos Palace (or similar)

Day 5 NAXOS

The entire day is free to enjoy this lush, green island. You could spend time shopping for souvenirs; sampling the locally produced olives, grapes, figs, and citrus fruit; checking out the ancient Greek ruins; or heading to the beach for a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters of the Aegean!
Meals:  Breakfast

Day 6 NAXOS–PAROS

This morning, a short ride on a high-speed ferry delivers you to Paros, Naxos’ neighbor to the west. The island was historically known for its fine white marble. Visit the 4th-century PANAGIA EKATONTAPILIANI, the “Church of a Hundred Doors,” founded by Constantine the Great’s mother, St. Helen, during her pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This evening, savor Greek specialties at a local restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Narges (or similar)

Day 7 PAROS–PIRAEUS–ATHENS

After breakfast, board the ferry back to Athens. During your final day in this glorious city, catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore more of the city on your own. Tonight, how about an optional dinner at a local restaurant?
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Zafolia (or similar)

Day 8 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Meals: Breakfast

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287