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Essential Greece with Mykonos

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Day 1:
Welcome to Europamundo! Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will be provided with the information required for the beginning of the trip in the afternoon; otherwise, the information will appear on the information panels at the hotel reception area.

IMPORTANT:-Remember that hotels check-in time is usually at 14:00 hrs. If you require more hours of room availability, consider booking an additional night at the beginning of your trip.

- IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS upon arrival at the hotel, you would have your room booked, but your trip guide would normally contact you at the beginning of the included activities. At the reception you can also find an informative sign, indicating the telephone number and hours of assistance of our staff. YOUR TIME THEREFORE BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS FREE. The hotel staff can help you with all the information you need.

-OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: During your trip, it´s likely that your guide will offer you optional activities. If these activities are available in the Europamundo app or through your "My Trip" link, we strongly recommend that, if interested, you book them well in advance to ensure availability. Waiting until the last minute often means missing out on the opportunity to participate (due to lack of tickets, coach seats, etc).

Note: The schedules that you will find in this itinerary are indicative. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the trip, may adjust the schedules.

Day 2: Athens.-
We will enjoy the city tour with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will finish at the Acropolis site (entry not included).

In the evening we include a transfer to the PLAKA area, which is full of small Greek bars and where you will be able to enjoy the rich folklore of this country.

Day 3: Athens- Night on board.-
Note: Tonight we travel by ferry. For your comfort, we recommend preparing a small hand luggage with what you need at night, and you can leave your suitcase in the ferry´s hold. Please bring your passport with you, as it may be required at the boarding.
Note: Depending on the number of passengers, your guide may not be accompanying you on board. In that case your new guide will be waiting for you upon arrival on the island.

Free time in the morning. A good opportunity to go shopping or visit museums.

In the afternoon we will have a transfer to the port of Piraeus, where we take a night ferry, with conditions similar to those of cruise ships, accommodation in a double cabin with private bathroom. Night on board.

Note: Ferry departure times may vary. The scheduled departure time is 19:00 hrs., except from June to September, when departure is scheduled at 18:00 hrs. We suggest enjoying the deck of the ship while sailing, dining in its restaurant and relaxing during the journey. Breakfast on board is not included.
Day 4: Rhodes.-

Arrival in RHODES early in the morning (expected arrival time at 09.10hrs, if the departure from Piraeus was at 18:00 pm / 11.10hrs if the departure was at 21:30hrs). At your arrival, we will include a sightseeing tour of the city with its impressive walled citadel, its old town that shows the traces of the different cultures (Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Knights of St. John, Ottomans, Italians, etc.) that have lived there. The visit lasts about two hours and accompanied by a local guide. After the visit we will provide a transfer to the hotel.

Free time in the afternoon. We suggest you to enjoy time on its beaches or stroll on your own in this beautiful city.
Day 5: Rhodes- Heraklion.-
Total distance: 115 km.
Scenery: Mediterranean landscapes, picturesque views of the sea.
Note: The flight schedules from Rhodes to Heraklion vary depending on the month, outside the tourist season there are no direct flights and there will be a flight with a stopover in Athens. Sometimes, depending on direct flight schedules, you can take a flight on Friday morning.

09.00 hrs. - Rhodes – departure-. We include an excursion to visit the island of Rhodes.
09.30 hrs. - FILERIMOS, at the top of the hill, among magnificent landscapes, you can visit its small monastery.

10.15 hrs. - Filerimos – departure-.
11.30 hrs. - Lindos, its medieval fortress and Greek Acropolis dominate the sea. With the bus we will take you to St. Paul’s Bay, it is said that the apostle arrived here by sea in the year 51 AD. to preach Christianity, the movie “The Guns of Navarone” was filmed here. Later you will have free time, you can walk through the white streets of the center, rest on its beaches or climb (on a donkey, if you wish) to the Acropolis.

15:00 hrs. - Lindos – departure. We return to Rhodes. Transfer to the airport (according to flight schedule) and direct flight or flight with a stopover in Athens to the island of Crete.

HERAKLION - Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 6: Heraklion - Rethymno - Chania - Heraklion.-
Total distance: 145 km.
Scenery: Beautiful Mediterranean landscapes, mountains and sea views.

09.30 hrs. - Heraklion – departure. Our road follows the coast, beautiful views of the sea.
11.00 hrs. - Rethymno – arrival. Beautiful coastal city of Venetian origin dominated by its medieval castle. Time to walk through its historic center and have lunch.

14:30 hrs. - Rethymno – departure.
15.30 hrs. - Chania – arrival. Captivating city with impressive fortress and stately mansions; contested among Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Genoese, Turks, Egyptians and Greeks throughout its history. Our guide will inform us about the most beautiful points to visit and we will have free time to get to know the city.

19:00 hrs. - Chania. Departure and return to Heraklion.
Day 7: Heraklion- Cnosos- Agia Galini- Heraklion.-
Total distance: 180 km.

09.00 hrs. – Heraklion – Departure.
09.30 hrs. - Knossos. Arrival. We include (admission and guided tour) the PALACE OF KNOSSOS, which allows us to learn about the Minoan culture that gave rise to the Greek culture four thousand years ago.

11.45 hrs. - Knossos – departure. We cross the high mountains in the center of the island traveling south towards the Libyan Sea.
13:30 hrs. - Agia Galini, arrival in this picturesque town with labyrinthine alleys, fishing port and popular taverns. Free time to walk, have lunch and, if you’d like to, swim in the sea.

18.30 hrs. - Agia Galini - departure. Return to the capital of Crete.

20.00 hrs. - Heraklion – Arrival. We recommend walking through its historic center full of life, activity and small restaurants.

Note: From November to April we will make a stop in the picturesque city of Matala instead of Agia Galini due to the end of the summer season and the general closure of businesses in this city. Matala is known for its beautiful beach and unique landscapes of cliffs and carved caves dug into the rocks.
Day 8: Heraklion- Panagia Kera- Agios Nikolaos- Elounda- Spinalonga- Heraklion.
Total distance: 180 km.

09.30 hrs. - Heraklion – departure. We travel to the east of the island, pleasant coastal and mountainous landscapes.
11.00 hrs. - PANAGIA KERA – arrival. In a small village on a rich agricultural plain we visit the 13th century church with some of the best frescoes in Crete, admission included.

12.00 hrs. - Panagia Kera – departure.
12.15 hrs. - AGIOS NIKOLAOS – arrival to this picturesque town with its natural port. Time for a walk and lunch.

14:30 hrs. - Agios Nikolaos – departure.
15:00 hrs. - ELOUNDA, a place that was a city-state and today a beautiful tourist enclave. Time for a walk. We include here (or from the nearby port of Plaka) a boat trip and admission to the island-citadel of SPINALONGA, an ancient Venetian fortress that later served as a leprosarium for a long time. Boat trip of about 15 minutes, time in the fortress and return by boat. We return to the picturesque coastal town of PLAKA, time for a coffee and a walk.

18.00 hrs. - Plaka – departure.
19:30 hrs. - Heraklion – Arrival.
Day 9: Heraklion- Santorini.-
Total distance by road: 50 km.

Note: The schedules and frequencies of the ferries on which we carry out today´s program are variable depending on the period of the year. Please inform yourself in “My Trip” of the schedules that apply to your departure.

Early morning we have a transfer to the port. Normally our ferry will leave at 07:00 or 08:00 hrs. We take very fast modern ferries, in less than two hours we arrive at the island of Santorini.

SANTORINI – Arrival - (scheduled 08:50 hrs., if your ferry left at 07:00 / 09:50 hrs., if it left at 08:00 hrs). By bus, among beautiful landscapes we go to OIA, without a doubt the most spectacular town on the island: white streets full of life, immense views over cliffs, castle remains and windmills. Time to walk and have lunch.

After that we will visit FIRA, the capital of the island. Those, who would like to, can go down by cable car or donkey to the port, where the cruise ships arrive, or sail to the hot springs and contemplate the sunset from an old and classic Mediterranean boat.
Day 10: Santorini- Mykonos.-
After breakfast we take a ferry to MYKONOS. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. According to mythology, the battle between Zeus and the Giants occurred on this island. Free time afterwards to wander through its small streets, visit little Venice and the classic windmills.

Note: Depending on the number of passengers, your guide may not accompany you on the ferry ride. In that case, your new guide will be waiting for you upon arrival on the island.

Day 11: Mykonos.-
Mykonos. Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the island. We recommend visiting the island of Delos, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, one of the most sacred places in Ancient Greece, or simply visiting the famous Paradise and Super Paradise beaches.
Day 12: Mykonos- Athens.-
Breakfast. At the scheduled time we will have a transfer to the port to take a ferry to the port of Piraeus. Arrival at night (around 23:00 hrs.).

Note: If additional nights are requested in Athens, a transfer from the port to the hotel is not included and will have to be invoiced.

Note: Depending on the number of passengers, your guide may not accompany you on the ferry ride.

Price includes


  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: ATHENS, Rhodes
  • Boat: Elounda to Spinalunga
  • Evening transfer: Plaka neighborhood in Athens
  • Ticket admission: Palace of Knossos at Heraklion with visit, Panagia Kera Church; Island-Citadel Spinalong
  • Ferry: Athens- Rhodes, Heraklio / Santorini , Santorini- Miconos , Miconos- Athens
  • Flights included: Flight Rhodes-Crete with transfers

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Planned Hotels

4 Michail Voda STR CP 104 39 ATENAS , 104 39 , ATENAS , GRECIA
18 Ioannou Metaxa str., 85131 Rhodes , 85131 , Rodas , GRECIA
3, Marikas Kotopouli Str, Athina 104 31, Grecia , 104 31 , ATENAS , GRECIA
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