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Greece and the Greek Islands
Itinerary (9 days)
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Day 1 Afternoon departure from LAX to Greece. In-flight meals served.

Day 2 Evening arrival in Athens. Continue on short flight to Crete. Transfer to the luxury oceanfront Porto Eloundo Resort. Relax and enjoy this magnificent hotel, its oceanfront views and abundant amenities. Dinner at hotel. (*D)

Day 3 Crete, Greece Crete, and specifically, the Elounda, is an ideal place to relax and recover one's energy! At leisure day! Wide variety of activities available: swimming, snorkeling, ocean peddle boats, day trips via bus and/or boat to neighboring towns and islands, abundant shopping, and a vast array of tavernas and nightlife activities. Breakfast and dinner at hotel. (*B&D)

Day 3 Tour of Crete (*T - Included in trip): Visit Heraklion, Crete's capital (and the political, religious and economic center of the glorious Minoan dynasty) and tour its largest palace, the Palace of Knossos, where we will explore its elaborate chambers, and wander about the Labyrinth of the Minotaur, where legend teaches Theseus slew the Minotaur. *B&D

Day 4 Crete, Greece Let the gods guide you! Experience Crete's undiscovered wonder at your own pace! Rent a car or scooter, or bus to the Heraklion museum, the nearby artist and poet's haven at Chania, or the seaside resort of St. Nicholas. Last minute shopping for 18k gold and silver jewelry and highly discounted Italian designer apparel. *B&D

Day 5 Transfer to Santorini. Arrive at the Santorini Image Hotel. Settle in at hotel. Santorini, its wild beauty birthed by a volcanic explosion, was inhabited around 3200 B.C. Known for its crystal clear sea, and unimaginable sunsets, it has an imposing western landscape and endless stretch of pristine eastern black sandy beaches. At leisure! *B&D

Day 6 Santorini, Greece Soak in the awesome sunrise and sunset. Partake of numerous water activities, or relax by the crystal clear water. Wander the narrow streets and arcades of Fira, Santorini's capital. Tour the ruins at Akrotiri, considered by many to be the excavations of the Lost City of Atlantis. At leisure! *B&D

Day 7 Athens, Greece Transfer to airport for flight to Athens. Early morning arrival in Athens. Check-in at the luxury Divani Caravel Hotel. Afternoon Tour (*T): Tour will introduce the famed Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Royal Palace, the Pantheon Stadium, home of the world's first Olympic games in 1896, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, and the ancient archaeology of the Acropolis, as well as its museum. Later, browse the Agora, the ancient nearby marketplace or climb aboard a horse drawn carriage to Athen's nearby suburb of Kifisia. *B

Day 8 At leisure day! Tour Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens, its narrow streets and alleys, and the nearby antiquity Flea Market of Monastiraki, the home of the "eternal bargain." Explore countless ancient and modern day exhibits and Byzantine art at the endless array of exceptional museums, or hydrofoil or ferry to a nearby island. *B

Day 9 Morning departure from Athens to Los Angeles. In-flight meals served. Arrive Los Angeles.

*Optional cruises and excursions available.

*B . . . Breakfast only
*B&D. .Breakfast and dinner
*T. . . . .Tour included in cost of trip


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