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departure from LAX to Greece. In-flight meals served.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Morning departure from Athens to Los Angeles. In-flight
meals served. Arrive Los Angeles.
and excursions available.
. . Breakfast only
*B&D. .Breakfast and dinner
*T. . . . .Tour included in cost of trip