A Taste of Greece

12 nights / 14 days

athens • crete • naxos • paros

A Taste of Greece - Trip Quote

Experience the ultimate Greek Islands with stops in Athens, Naxos, Paros and Crete on this 14-day Greece adventure. Soak up the sun and sample delicious Greek coffee and refreshing cocktails, not to mention incredible local cuisine, as you discover what makes each island unique.

Sample 2019 Prices from various gateways* (May 30 departure):
Prices are always subject to change, please request an updated quote price
from $2468txs incl/pp from Toronto
from $2479txs incl/pp from St. John's
from $2476txs incl/pp from Halifax
from $2594txs incl/pp from Calgary
*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy with round-trip flight in Economy Class

Out & About - Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We've gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart's content and take our suggestions - or don't! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Athens.

Day 2        Welcome to Athens
Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Athens at your own pace.

Day 3        Athens: At leisure

Discover this wonderful city at leisure.

Out & About Suggestions
Get your fix of incredible history, shopping and dining. Check out the Acropolis ($) or shop to your heart's content on Ermou and Kolonaki streets. Stroll through the picturesque streets of the Plaka, and be sure to head to one of the many rooftop bars and restaurants to sample Greek food and take in the stunning panoramic views of the city.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 4        Athens - Naxos
Transfer to the port of Piraeus or Rafina for your fast ferry to Naxos, then transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover Naxos.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Days 5 & 6        Naxos: At leisure
Spend the next two days exploring the largest of the Cyclades Islands.

Out & About Suggestions

Discover the capital, Naxos Town (also called Chora), and its magnificent hilltop castle, then stroll through the winding alleyways to see the Portara, a marble monument that was once a temple devoted to Apollo. And for beach lovers, there's no shortage of long stretches of sandy shores leading out into the turquoise waters of the south Aegean Sea.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts

Day 7        Naxos - Paros
After breakfast early in the morning, transfer at the indicated time to the port to board your fast ferry to Paros. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the rest of the day getting to know the charming island of Paros.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Days 8 & 9        Paros: At Leisure
Enjoy two full days at leisure to explore the island that is best known for its beaches and traditional villages.

Out & About Suggestions

Explore Parikia Town, the island's capital, and stroll through its labyrinth of walkways with colourful flowers, quaint shops and tavernas. Head to the old port of Naoussa and see the impressive Venetian castle, before settling in at any one of a number of seaside restaurants to dine on fresh seafood and take in the island's beautiful sunset views.
Meal(s): 2 breakfasts

Day 10        Paros - Crete 
Transfer to the port for your fast ferry to Crete, Greece's largest island. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Days 11 to 13        Crete: At leisure

Discover Crete over three wonderful days! Venetian towns, medieval castles and endless beaches are what's in store for your stay in Crete.

Out & About Suggestions

Visit the renowned archaeological site of Knossos ($), a cradle of Minoan civilization, explore the Venetian harbour of Heraklion, or beach hop from Hersonissos to Malia to find your perfect spot to relax and enjoy the views of the sea.
Meal(s): 3 breakfasts

Day 14        Crete - Athens - Return to Canada
After breakfast, transfer to Crete airport for your local flight to Athens and board your flight home.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Hotel Options
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Comfort Accommodation

  • Athens: Best Western Candia Hotel 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Naxos: Naxos Resort  3-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Paros: Pandrossos Hotel  3-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Crete: Hotel Olympic  3-star (or similar) (4 nights)

Superior Accommodation

  • Athens: Athenaeum Grand Hotel 4-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Naxos: Alkyoni Beach Hotel 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Paros: Saint Andrea Seaside Resort 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Crete: Hotel Ibis Styles Heraklion Central 4-star (or similar) (4 nights)

Premium Accommodation

  • Athens: NJV Athens Plaza 5-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Naxos: Nissaki Beach Hotel 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Paros: Archipelagos Resort & Villas 5-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Crete: GDM Megaron Hotel 5-star (or similar) (4 nights)


Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight/ hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flight from Crete (Heraklion) to Athens
  • 12 nights of accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens, Naxos, Paros and Crete
  • Fast ferry from Athens to Naxos; Naxos to Paros; Paros to Crete
  • Porterage
  • Earn 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.

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