Pictured above: Santorini, Greece
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.
Depart Ottawa by private motorcoach to Montreal. Your direct overnight flight from Montreal to Athens, Greece is operated by Air Transat.
Shortly after your arrival in Greece, you will depart for your flight to Crete. You will then be taken to your hotel via private motorcoach.
The Cretan Malia Park 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.
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 will 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 Costa Grand 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.
Today you will say farewell to Santorini and travel by high-speed 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.
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.
After breakfast you will be transferred by private motorcoach to the airport for your return flights to Montreal (via Toronto). Once in Montreal you will meet your Travac Tours Director and travel via private Motorcoach to Ottawa.
Crete: Cretan Malia Park (5 star) or similar
Hotel Address700 07 Malia
+30 2897 031461
Santorini: Aegean Plaza (5 star) or similar
Hotel AddressKamari 84700
+30 22860 28740
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
Itinerary subject to change.
Please note that you are required to have a valid Canadian passport with you. Your passport MUST be valid for at least 6 months past your return date. Non-Canadians may require a visa. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have such a document if required. Any other nationality other than Canadian persons must identify themselves to the booking agent for verification of documents required.