Grecia Esencial

Duration

9 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Athens

Available

April 2022 / March 2023

Cities to visit: Athens; Ferry-Athens-Rodhes; Rhodes; Heraklion; Santorini

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Resumen de etapa: Atenas. Noche a bordo. Nota:  Esta noche viajamos en ferry. Para su comodidad aconsejamos prepare un pequeño equipaje de mano con lo que necesite en la noche, pudiendo dejar su equipaje grande en bodega del ferry. Lleve su pasaporte a mano ya que le podrá ser requerido en el momento del embarque.
Nota:  Dependiendo del número de pasajeros, puede que su guía no realice el trayecto en ferry. En ese caso, su nuevo guía le estará esperando a su llegada a la isla.

Por la mañana tiempo libre. Una buena oportunidad para hacer compras o para ir a sus museos.

Por la tarde tendremos traslado al puerto del Pireo donde embarcamos en  ferry nocturno , con condiciones similares a las de los cruceros, acomodación en camarote doble con baño privado. Noche a bordo. 

Nota: Los horarios de la salida del ferry pueden tener modificaciones. La hora prevista de salida es a las 19.00 hrs excepto de Junio a Septiembre en que la salida está prevista a las 18.00 hrs. Sugerimos disfrute de la cubierta del barco navegando, cene en su restaurante y se relaje durante la travesía. Desayuno no incluido durante la travesía.

Arrival in  RHODES  early in the morning (expected arrival time at 09.00hrs if the departure from Piraeus was at 18:00 pm / 11.10hrs if the departure was at 21:30hrs). At your arrival, we will include a  tour of the city , with its impressive walled citadel, its old town that shows the traces of the different cultures (Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Knights of Saint John, Ottomans, Italians, etc.) that have lived there. The visit lasts about two hours and is done with a local guide.  After the visit, transfer to the hotel.

Free afternoon.-  We suggest you to enjoy on its beaches or stroll on your own in this beautiful city.
Distancia efectuada: 115 Km
Paisajes: Paisajes mediterráneos, vistas pintorescas sobre el mar. 
Nota: Los horarios del vuelo de Rodas a Heraclion varían según los meses, fuera de la temporada turística no existen vuelos directos y se volara con escala en Atenas. En ocasiones, según horarios de vuelo directo, se podrá tomar el vuelo el viernes por la mañana.   

09.00 hrs.- Rodas –salida-. Incluimos excursión para conocer la isla de Rodas. 
09.30 hrs.- FILERIMOS, en lo alto de la colina, entre magnificos paisajes podrá usted conocer su pequeño monasterio. 

10.15 hrs.- Filerimos –salida-.  
11.30 hrs.- LINDOS, su fortaleza medieval y Acrópolis Griega dominan el mar. Con el autocar le llevaremos a la bahía de San Pablo, se dice que aquí llego el apóstol por mar en el año 51 d.c. para predicar el cristianismo, acá fue filmada la película “los cañones de Navarone”, posteriormente tendrá tiempo libre, podrá pasear por las blancas y comerciales calles del centro, descansar en sus playas o subir (en burro si lo desea) a la Acrópolis.  

15.00 hrs.- Lindos –salida-. Regresamos a Rodas. Traslado al aeropuerto (según horario de vuelo) y vuelo directo o con escala en Atenas hacia la isla de Creta. 

HERACLION- Llegada y traslado al hotel.
Total distance: 160 km
Note:  The schedules of direct flights between Rhodes and Crete are limited and are subject to modifications. Sometimes the flight can be undertaken on the Thursday afternoon or it can be done with a stopover in Athens.  
Note:  On some occasions, the accommodation will be in Heraklion.

Early in the morning, we will travel to the airport. We will take a flight towards the island of  CRETE.-

Arriving in Heraklion, we will travel for about 1hr20 (90km) along the coast towards the west of the island. 


RETHYMNO , arrival to this beautiful coastal city of Venetian origin dominated by a medieval castle. We will have about two hours of free time to walk and have lunch. -


We continue our route. After about 60 km (one hour of time approximately) we will get to Chania.

CHANIA,  Arrival to this captivating city with an impressive fortress and stately mansions; fought over by the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Genoese, Turks, Egyptians and Greeks throughout its history. Time to stroll in this beautiful city.-

Total distance:  15 km

Full day in Heraklion. We include an  excursion (entry tickets and guided tour) to the PALACE OF KNOSSOS,  which enables us to discover the Minoan culture that gave rise to the Greek culture four thousand years ago. Afternoon free in Heraklion, the lively and pleasant capital of Crete.
Total distance:  310 km.


08.30 hrs.- Chania. We will depart, following along the coast towards the east of the island. 
12.15 hres- We will visit in the village of Kritsa,  PANAGIA KERA,  a church dating back to the 13th Century with some of the best frescoes in Crete,  entry tickets included . 

13.00hrs.- Panagia Kera departure.
13.15hrs.   AGIOS NIKOLAOS , arrival in this picturesque town with its natural harbour. There will be time to walk and have lunch. An outing round  ELOUNDA , a place that was a city-state and today is a beautiful tourist enclave. At this point, our trip includes a boat trip and tickets to the island citadel of   SPINALUNGA,  an old Venetian fortress that later on was a leprosy colony for a long time (boat trip of about 15 minutes, time in the fortress and return by boat).

18.00 hrs.- Plaka (port)- Departure.
19.15hrs-  HERAKLION,  arrival and free time. The city has numerous places with tourist entertainment, restaurants and nightlife. 
Total distance: 50 km

Early transfer to the port. We embark on a  fast ferry to the island of SANTORINI,  scheduled arrival at 09.20hrs if your ferry left at 07.30hrs / 10.25 hrs if it left at 08.40hrs)

We travel by bus through beautiful landscapes to  OIA , which is without a doubt the most spectacular settlement on the island: white streets full of life, immense views from the cliffs, the remains of a castle and windmills. There’ll be time to walk and have lunch. After that we get to know  THIRA,  the capital of the island. Those who wish can go down by cable car or donkey to the port where the cruise ships arrive. 

Later, we continue on to the ferry port to board a  fast ferry  that departs around 19.00hrs (from June 11/ Sept 17) or at 15.30hrs (months from April to the beginning of June and from the end of September). Arrival in  Athens  at midnight.

Nota:  Caso de solicitar noches adicionales en Atenas, el traslado del puerto al hotel no está incluido y en caso de requerirlo, se facturará.
End of our services.

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