ATHENS & CRETE

Itinerary: (8 days / 7 nights) arrival by plane. Our bus – Meals as per program.

1st day - Arrival at Athens airport, meeting with the assistant and transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.
2nd day - Breakfast and departure for the visit of the region of Argolis. Stop at the Corinth Canal and visit of the theatre of Epidaurus famous for its perfect acoustics. Passing from Nafplion, Mycenae is reached. Free time form lunch. In the afternoon visit of the royal tombs, the Acropolis and the local museum. Return to Athens for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
3rd day - Breakfast and departure to visit the city of Athens. Panoramic tour of the city by bus past the main sights. Proceed to the Acropolis to visit the Parthenon and other monuments. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon excursion to visit the temple of the sea god Poseidon at Cape Sounion, situated along the coastal road from Athens port at the southernmost point of the region of Attica. Return to Athens and proceed to Piraeus. Boarding the ferry to Crete, dinner (not included). (Ferry tickets not included in the price. Quote for the various types of accommodation in the ship upon request).
4th day - Breakfast (not included). Disembarkation, meeting with the guide, a brief panoramic tour in Heraklion and visit of the archaeological museum, followed by the visit to the famous palace of Minos at Knossos, valuable evidence of the Minoan civilization. Proceed to the hotel and accommodation. Free time for lunch.. Afternoon free at your disposal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
5th day - Breakfast and departure for the excursion to the Palace of Phaistos, Gortys and Matala. Visit of 'the ancient Minoan palace, similar to that of Knossos, the ancient Roman city' of Gortys with its extensive ruins. Free time for lunch. Possibility to swim. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
6th day - Day at leisure in the hotel. Half board in hotel.
7th day - Breakfast and departure to Rethymnon. During the transfer stop to visit the famous Arkadi monastery. Visit of the old town of Rethymnon which still preserves its medieval appearance, with the old harbour and the narrow alleys that give it a particular charm. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon visit of Chania and the historic centre with its considerable evidence of the Venetian and Turkish occupation. Return to Heraklion and boarding the ferry to Piraeus, dinner on board (not included). (Ferry tickets not included in the price).
8th day - Breakfast (not included). Disembarkation and transfer to the airport with an assistant.

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