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Family: Athens & Crete beach relax

Greece in 10 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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Enter a living portal to history at the Acropolis, then head to the Mediterranean paradise of Crete to relax with your family. Where memories are made on this trip: beating the mythical Minotaur in the Labyrinth Theme Park.

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    Acropolis of Athens
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    Athens
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    Crete

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until October 2024

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  3. Solo travelers available

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Accommodation: 8 Nights

Itinerary

Arrive in Athens to explore the Acropolis and its world-famous Parthenon. Then, fly to Crete and enjoy free days on the beach with plenty of time to relax, sunbathe, and swim. Spend a fun family day in a theme park inspired by the Minotaur myth and potentially join optional activities such as a boat excursion.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Ready to dive into the wonders of one of the greatest civilizations of all time and walk in the footsteps of the greats, from Socrates to Aristotle? Head to your departure airport, ready for a flight to Athens*, the Greek capital. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Athens

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Touch down in Athens and transfer to the hotel in the heart of the city where you can soak up the hustle and bustle of this metropolis. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. If time allows, explore the vibrant Athenian neighborhoods and sample delicious Greek cuisine. Overnight stay in Athens.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amalia Hotel Athens or similar
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2277 Reviews

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3rd Day: Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a sightseeing guided tour of Athens. Begin in the center of the city. Visit Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National library. See the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and enjoy a quick stop at Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

Next, visit the magnificent Acropolis and witness the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the world-famous Parthenon. Complete your tour with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where you can admire the architectural wonders of the classical era. Return to your hotel with the remainder of your day at leisure. Overnight stay in Athens.

Please note: At the Athens Acropolis, the terrain is quite uneven underfoot and includes a number of stairs. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Note: This activity can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amalia Hotel Athens or similar
tripadvisor rating

2277 Reviews

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Activities

included
Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Athens - Crete

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Breakfast at the hotel*. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Heraklion, the bustling capital of Crete, Greece's largest island. Arrive in Crete and transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure getting your first taste of Crete. If time allows, begin immersing yourself in the local culture and enjoying the harmonious blend of ancient history and modern vibrancy. Dinner and overnight stay in Crete.

*Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast. However, you can request a "breakfast box" during check-in to take with you.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Albatros Spa & Resort Hot... or similar
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1745 Reviews

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5th Day: Crete

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Half board at the hotel. You have a free day to enjoy at your leisure on some of Crete's stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters. Also, we recommend joining the optional sailing tour to Dia Island*. Overnight stay in Crete.

*Optional sailing tour to Dia Island: A day of fun at sea with the opportunity to relax, enjoy the views, do some snorkeling, and have lunch on the boat.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Albatros Spa & Resort Hot... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1745 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Sailing tour to Dia Island

Light

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6th Day: Crete

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Half board at the hotel. Today you'll enjoy the Labyrinth Theme Park, the unique family entertainment destination of Crete! This is an original, interactive, and fun day for the whole family. It's main attraction is the Labyrinth, suitable for travelers both young and old and perfect for discovering the myth of the Minotaur.

Also, the park has interactive extra activities such as mini-golf, electric quads for children, an eco-garden, a mini-farm, a pottery workshop…  Overnight stay in Crete.

Important: Labyrinth Theme Park closes on Mondays.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Albatros Spa & Resort Hot... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1745 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
The Labyrinth Theme Park

Moderate

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7th Day: Crete

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Half board at the hotel. Another free day that you can use to experience unforgettable cultural activities related to music, dance and local cuisine. Also, you can join an optional visit to the Knossos Palace and Heraklion Museum* or to the Watercity waterpark**. Overnight stay in Crete.

Please note: You will only be able to enjoy one of the optional activities listed below, so please pick the one you prefer.

*Optional visit to the Knossos Palace and Heraklion: Explore the most famous landmark of Crete, the room of murals, the royal tombs, and the royal mansion that make Knossos the most significant token of a civilization that left such marks in history. The intricate structure of the palace corridors gave it the name Labyrinth, where, according to the myth, the legendary Minotaur used to live. Afterward, visit the Minoan Farm to try their products and wander their estate fully planted with Cretan herbs. Then, return to the city for a guided walk in the center of Heraklion and enjoy some free time before returning to the hotel. This activity is only available on Saturdays.

**Optional day at the Watercity waterpark: Experience a wide range of water games specially designed for families, tailored to the height of the child with total safety. Enjoy water playgrounds, a jacuzzi, slides, a 385-meter river, and numerous adult options to get the adrenaline pumping.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Albatros Spa & Resort Hot... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1745 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Visit to the Knossos Palace and Heraklion

Moderate

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Optional
Day at the Watercity waterpark

Moderate

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8th Day: Crete

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Half board at the hotel. A free day to continue soaking up the sun, swimming, and building sandcastles. Additionally, you can enjoy our optional tour to Spinalonga*. Overnight stay in Crete.

*Optional tour to Spinalonga: An opportunity to visit the bay and beach of Kolokitha by boat. Here, you’ll have plenty of time for swimming in the crystal-clear waters and tasting the BBQ served on board. Later, depart for the island of Spinalonga for a guided tour to discover its history as a hide-out for pirates, a fortress for the Venetians, and a settlement for the Turks. Then, head to Elounda by bus and enjoy an olive oil tasting before arriving in the city of Agios Nikolaos. Here, you’ll have some free time before returning to the hotel. This activity is only available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Albatros Spa & Resort Hot... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1745 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Day tour to Spinalonga

Light

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9th Day: Crete - Athens

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Breakfast at the hotel*. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Athens.

*Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast. However, you can request a "breakfast box" during the day before to take with you.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amalia Hotel Athens or similar
tripadvisor rating

2277 Reviews

See our full selection

10th Day: Athens - US

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Breakfast at the hotel.* After an unforgettable journey through Athens and Crete, it's time to bring your trip to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US**.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US the next day.

Included activities

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Walking shoes are recommended as moderate walking is involved. A hat & sunscreen is recommended for UV protection. Not available on the 16th and 17th April, 1st May and 31st October.

Athens Guided Sightseeing & Acropolis Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Acropolis of Athens

Tour the highlights of both modern and ancient Athens! Stops include Consitution Square, the Athens Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis Museum.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Remember to wear a hat and carry a small bottle of water with you for those hot summer days! Most visitors will spend 30-45 min within the Labyrinth. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult to enter.

The Labyrinth Theme Park

Included activity for day 6 in Crete

The park has mini-golf, electric quads for children, an eco-garden, a mini-farm… But the main attraction is the Labyrinth, suitable for travelers both young and old and perfect for discovering the myth of the Minotaur.

Duration 07:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Vegetarian menus must be requested in advance. The minimum age requirement for this activity is 4 years old. Please be aware that the tour may be canceled due to weather conditions.

Sailing tour to Dia Island

Suggested activity for day 5 in Crete

Embark on a memorable day sailing from Heraklion to Dia, relishing the captivating Cretan waters, with your captain preparing a meal amidst scenic views, followed by a swim in a deserted cove.

Duration 04:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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This tour involves walking on irregular, uneven, or inclined surfaces. It may be difficult to follow for people with physical disabilities. Remember to bring comfortable shoes and a hat. Only available on Saturdays.

Visit to the Knossos Palace and Heraklion

Suggested activity for day 7 in Heraklion

Explore the most famous landmark of Crete, the room of murals, the royal tombs, and the royal mansion. Visit the Minoan Farm, fully planted with Cretan herbs and enjoy a guided walk in the center of Heraklion.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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Adults can play in all slides, children can play only toddler and advanced games and all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day at the Watercity waterpark

Suggested activity for day 7 in Crete

Explore the beautiful park, relax by the pools, spend hours enjoying the exciting and thrilling water games and rides, or simply unwind under the sun. This is the perfect place to have fun regardless of age!

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

Day tour to Spinalonga

Suggested activity for day 8 in Crete

Set sail from Elounda to Spinalonga. Continue to the picturesque bay of Kolokitha for a swim and onboard barbecue, concluding the day in Agios Nikolaos, where you can relax by the Lake of Voulismeni and explore local shops.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Athens - US.
  • Internal flights: Athens - Crete; Crete - Athens.
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners in Crete.*
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  • All transfers
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Athens & Acropolis tour.
  • Visit to the Labyrinth Theme Park.
  • Guide/s during the excursions.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, city taxes*, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*The Greek government has implemented the Climate Crisis Resilience Tax, calculated per room and per night. This varies according to the accommodation category and the time of year. It will be paid by guests upon arrival and directly at hotel check-in:

  • From March to October: €10 in 5-star hotels, €7 in 4-star hotels, and €3 in 3-star hotels.
  • From November to February: €4 in 5-star hotels, €3 in 4-star hotels, and €1.50 in 3-star hotels.
Important information regarding hotels: 

Hotel classification in Greece is not governed by the same standards as in other countries.

*Half board in Crete does not include drinks.

• We cannot guarantee rooms with a sea view in the Greek Islands.
• The group may be allocated in different hotels depending on group size and hotel availability.
• Beach chairs / sun loungers are not included.
• Triple rooms: Usually triple rooms in Greece will have a double bed/ two single beds and a rollaway or sofa bed. We can't guarantee triple rooms with 3 beds of the same size.
• Please be aware that the WIFI connection in Greece tends to be very slow.
 
 
Important information regarding Activities: 
  
• Most of the optional activities are available from May to September. For departures in April and October, we recommend purchasing them at the destination, as they are subject to availability and weather conditions.
• Some included activities can accommodate a maximum of 40 people, and visitors will have access to audio guides during the tour.
 
 
Important Trip information: 

During national holiday, religious or official events your itinerary may vary and change its order. All the included visits will be carried out in any case. 

• We recommend taking cash in the local currency with you on this trip, as withdrawing cash at ATMs is not always possible or easy in Greece. City taxes must be paid in cash directly to the hotels.
• Due to the nature of the destination the terrain can be uneven at times, it may require you to walk on a rocky path, and up and down hills.
• For wheelchair users this trip is upon request and it is recommended to travel on a private basis, please contact us for further information.
  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport.

  • Visa

    No visa is required to enter the country.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Greek.

  • Electricity

    230 V. 50 Hz. Adapter not required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 02:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    www.visitgreece.gr

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

Room allocation:
 We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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