A 5 star holiday with 5 star hotels
Greece and its islands have long inspired travelers from around the world. In fact, it has been part of a major trade route (and tourist destination) for some 5000 years since the earliest days of the Bronze Age. Located in south eastern Europe, this country of 11 million people lies at the meeting point of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. With its 6000 islands and islets scattered throughout the Aegean Sea, Greece makes a delightful holiday with wonderful opportunities to explore various cultures and changing landscapes.
This 16 day, 14 night fully escorted holiday includes round trip transportation, inter-island transportation by air or sea, 5 nights in Crete, 3 nights in Santorini, 3 nights in Mykonos, 3 nights in Athens, 14 breakfasts and 5 dinners.
Travac includes a sightseeing excursion in Crete, Santorini and Athens.
You will have plenty of time to enjoy the pleasures of the islands on your own. Optional tours will also be available.
April 22- May 7, 2023 (air from Ottawa)
May 7-22, 2023
May 14-29, 2023
April 22 departure: Today you will depart from the Ottawa airport to Toronto. You will have an overnight flight from Toronto to Athens, Greece. Both flights are on Air Canada.
May 7 and 14 departures: Depart Ottawa motorcoach from the Westgate to Montreal. You will have an overnight flight from Montreal to Athens.
Upon your arrival in Greece, you will depart for your flight to Crete. You will then be taken to your hotel, via private motorcoach – Nema Design Hotel (formerly Elysium) or similar, which is your home for the next 5 nights. Your Travac Tours Director will assist you with check in at ALL hotels.
Your stay in Crete includes Breakfast and Dinner daily.
Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. While in Crete you will have a chance to visit and admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, enjoy its impressive mountain landscapes, fertile valleys, steep gorges and explore its glorious beaches. Crete is famous for a rich gastronomic culture. There are plenty of excellent restaurants near your hotel that offer the island’s superb local cuisine.
A full day private motorcoach tour of Crete is included. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
This morning you will be transferred by private motorcoach to the high-speed ferry terminal. You will ferry from Crete to Santorini (this ferry is approximately 2 hours). Then private motorcoach transfer to your hotel.
Santorini may well be the most famous island in the world; it is certainly the most popular in Greece. People travel thousands of miles just to relish in one of its incredible sunsets. There are very few more idyllic islands. It offers beaches, spectacular scenery, great restaurants, an active volcano, and ancient towns of mythical importance. Your hotel in Santorini is the Volcano View resort or similar.
While in Santorini your daily breakfast is included.
A half day private motorcoach tour with local guide of Santorini is included.
Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
Today you will say farewell to Santorini and travel by ferry to Mykonos (approximately 2 ½ hours). This island is Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. It is known as a whitewashed paradise dotted with windmills in the heart of the Cyclades Islands. According to mythology Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. The island itself is named after the grandson of Apollo “Mykonos.” Your hotel in Mykonos is The Petinos Beach Hotel or similar.
While in Mykonos your daily Breakfast is included.
There is not an included tour in Mykonos. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
Today you will travel to Athens by high-speed ferry (approximately 2 ½ hours) and then be transferred by private motorcoach to your hotel. Your visit in Athens includes a private motorcoach tour of this timeless city with a local guide. While in Athens, you will have the opportunity to experience many of the legendary attractions of this fascinating city including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Much of Athens can be explored on foot. Your Travac Tours Director or the hotel concierge will be happy to give you directions to the attractions or museums located near the hotel. Your hotel in Athens is The Divani Palace Acropolis or similar.
While in Athens your daily Breakfast is included.
A half day private motorcoach tour with private guide of Athens is included. Optional tours are available through your Travac Tours Director locally – paid in Euros ($).
May 7 return: After breakfast you will be transferred by private motorcoach to the airport for your return flights to Toronto, and onward to Ottawa.
May 22 and 29 return: After breakfast you will be transferred by private motorcoach to the airport for your return flights to Montreal. Once in Montreal you will meet your Travac Tours Director and travel via private motorcoach to Westgate Mall.
Itinerary subject to change.
Crete - Nema Design Hotel (formerly Elysium)
Hotel AddressAnalipsi, Hersonissos Crete
+30 28970 29532
Santorini – Volcano View
Hotel AddressFira - Santorini 847 0
+30 22860 24780
Mykonos: Petinos Beach Hotel (5 star) or similar
Hotel AddressPlaty Gialos
+30 228 902 4310
Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis (5 star) or similar
Hotel AddressParthenonos 19, Athina 117 42
+30 21 0928 0100