Ode on a Grecian Tour

12 nights / 14 days

athens • crete • santorini • rhodes

Ode on a Grecian Tour - Greece Trip Quote

Hop from historic Athenian hotspots like Hadrian’s Arch to the jetsetting swagger found only on the volcanic and vibrant isle of Santorini. Hungry? The trendy food scene on Crete will offer your palate new takes on authentic tastes but a sunset soak in the thermal springs of Kallithea on Rhodes will etch itself forever into your sense memory.

Sample 2020 Prices from various gateways*
Prices are always subject to change, please request an updated quote price
from $3185txs incl/pp from Toronto
from $3370txs incl/pp from St. John's
from $3490txs incl/pp from Halifax
from $3260txs incl/pp from Calgary
*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy with round-trip flight in Economy Class

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.
Hotel: Titania Hotel 4* (3 nights)

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
After breakfast, explore ancient sites on a half-day sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 4: Athens: At Leisure
Continue exploring the city at your own pace.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:
Don’t miss the changing of the guard ceremony at Syntagma Square, or escape the hustle and bustle of the city by heading to see the breathtaking Temple of Poseidon, or taking the tram to Eden Beach for a day of sun and relaxation.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 5: Athens - Santorini
After breakfast, transfer to the port of Athens for your fast ferry to Santorini, then transfer to your hotel. Begin to explore Santorini at your leisure.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Hotel: El Greco Hotel 4* (3 nights)

Day 6 & 7: Santorini: At Leisure
Take the next two days to explore this magnificent Cyclades island at your own pace. Lose yourself on volcanic Santorini and take in the island's romance and charm.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:
What most picture when they think of Greece, from the moment you arrive in Santorini, you’ll be swept away by the beauty of this volcanic island. Stroll the streets lined with iconic white and blue houses, or visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira ($), which hosts artifacts from the sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira. Adventurers should consider a visit to the small island of Nea Kameni, to admire the rocky red and black landscape, and take in the best views of the caldera. Speaking of best views, Oia is known as the most photographed spot in Greece and is renowned for its view and unbelievable sunsets.
Meal(s) : 2 Breakfasts

Day 8: Santorini - Crete
Transfer to the port for your hydrofoil to Crete, then transfer to your hotel. Begin exploring Greece’s largest island known for important archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and enchanting villages.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Hotel: Aquila Atlantis Hotel 4* (3 nights in Crete)

Day 9 & 10: Crete: At Leisure
Experience Crete’s beauty, culture and history over two full days.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT:
A paradise for all types of holiday-seekers, Crete has the perfect combination of wild natural beauty, historic sites, seductive beaches and a trendy food and drink scene. Take your pick of impressive beaches to relax on, or visit the renowned archaeological site of the Palace of Knossos ($), a cradle of Minoan civilization. For food lovers, you’ll find everything from gourmet dining to simple rustic meals.
Meal(s) : 2 Breakfasts

Day 11: Crete - Rhodes
Transfer to the airport for your local flight to Rhodes, then transfer to your hotel to check in. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Hotel: Best Western Plaza 4* (3 nights)

Day 12 & 13: 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. Consider a day trip to Lindos to see the ancient Acropolis, where incredible monuments abound. After soaking up all the history, don’t forget Rhodes has incredibly beautiful beaches, as well as Kallithea (known for its thermal springs), for those looking for a bit of down time.
Meal(s) : 2 breakfasts

Day 14: 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
    • Local flights from Crete to Rhodes; Rhodes to Athens
    • 12 nights of accommodation 
    • 12 breakfasts 
    • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes
    • Fast ferry from Athens to Santorini; Santorini to Crete
    • 1 activity included:
      • Half-day tour to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
    • Porterage
    • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals other than those detailed
  • Baggage handling/porterage
  • 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.

Ode on a Grecian Tour - Greece Trip Quote

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