Columns, Canals and Coliseums
11 nights / 13 days

 athens • crete (heraklion) • mykonos • rhodes

Columns Canals and Coliseums - Greece Trip Quote

Make an offering at the Temple of the Olympian Zeus before leaving the capital to sample tasty beachside eats in Mykonos — along with all the other savvy travellers. It’s Heraklion on Crete for a stop at an authentic taverna and an unparalleled Grecian vibe. Sneak away to roam freely through Rhodes, but do linger in Mandraki, the old port, to see grandiose Gothic architecture the likes of the oceanside Kastello.

Sample 2020 Prices from various gateways*:
$2935/pp (txs incl) from Toronto
$3056/pp (txs incl) from St. John's
$3076/pp (txs incl) from Moncton
$3176/pp (txs incl) from Calgary
*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy with round-trip flight in Economy Class
Prices are always subject to change, please request an updated quote price


DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Canada
Fly to Athens.

Day 2: Welcome to Athens
Upon arrival in Athens, check into your hotel. Head out and begin to explore this incredible city at leisure.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:
The vibrant capital of Greece has plenty to offer, from historic landmarks to trendy rooftop terraces. High-end shoppers should head to Ermou and Kolonaki streets, and bargain hunters will enjoy the lively Monastiraki flea market. Hike up Lycabettus Hill for incredible views of Athens, or choose to sit back and relax at one of the many restaurants and bars in the Plaka that serve up delicious local food and drink.

Day 3: Athens: Sightseeing
This morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens where you’ll explore ancient sites, including the Acropolis.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 4: Athens - Mykonos
After breakfast, transfer to the port of Athens for your ferry to Mykonos. Check into your hotel, then spend the rest of the day exploring this lively island.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Days 5 & 6: Mykonos: At Leisure
Spend two full days getting to know the international hotspot of Mykonos, with its cubic houses, windmills and chapels, great food and drink, and incredible nightlife.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:
Mykonos has been a popular destination for decades, and for good reason! Stroll through charming villages, gaze at the iconic windmills and chapels, or have a beach day. Explore the town's winding narrow streets, visit the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, or enjoy a drink in Little Venice.
Meal(s) : 2 breakfasts

Day 7: Mykonos - Crete
Transfer to the port for your hydrofoil to Crete, then transfer to your hotel in Heraklion. Begin exploring Greece’s largest island known for important archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and enchanting villages.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 8 & 9: Crete: At Leisure
Delve into Crete’s beauty and fascinating history over two full days.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:
Relax at the beach, visit the renowned archaeological site of the Palace of Knossos ($), a cradle of Minoan civilization, or discover the historic island of Spinalonga and its fortress.
Meal(s) : 2 breakfasts

Day 10: Crete - Rhodes
Transfer to the airport for your local flight to Rhodes, then transfer to your hotel to check in. Spend the rest of the day getting to know this amazing island on your own.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Days 11 & 12: Rhodes: At Leisure
Take advantage of two entire days to explore the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:
Check out Mandraki harbour (the old port), then head to the Old Town for a stroll down cobblestone streets and get a glimpse of perfectly preserved history as you see the impressive Palace of the Grand Masters and the medieval Street of the Knights. Explore the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, where incredible monuments abound.
Meal(s) : 2 breakfasts

Day 13: Rhodes - Athens - Return to Canada
After breakfast, transfer to Rhodes airport for your connecting flight to Athens and board your flight home.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flights from Crete to Rhodes; Rhodes to Athens
  • 11 nights of accommodation 
  • 11 breakfasts 
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Mykonos, Crete and Rhodes
  • Fast ferry from Athens to Mykonos; hydrofoil from Mykonos to Crete
  • 1 activity included:
    • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Porterage
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

NOT INCLUDED

  • Baggage handling
  • Meals other than those detailed
  • Gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Fees for visa if required

REMARKS
• Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting some religious sites.
• In Europe, hotel rooms are generally smaller than in North America. There are rarely two double beds in a room. Triple rooms usually feature one double bed and one single bed or three single beds or one double bed and one foldaway bed or two single beds and one foldaway bed.
• Some types of sports equipment, including golf bags, etc., are not accepted in the rooms. They have to be kept in a specific area, which is usually locked.
• All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.
• In most European countries the voltage is 220V.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We are Greece experts, having travelled to the Greek Islands and the mainland of Greece numerous times, we can give you first-hand experience what distances are covered in Greece, what to watch for, and how to get value for your money.

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