3rd Day:After breakfast we will visit the Ancient Palace of Knossos, the origin of the legend of the labyrinth, which dates back as far as 2000 BC. It was the residence of the legendary King Minos and is situated in a small valley overlooking the river, only 5 kilometers from Heraklion town. The Palace itself was a multistoried structure with many floors, innumerable corridors and colonnades, excavated and reconstructed by Sir Arthur Evans in 1900. It was the political, economic and religious center of the glorious Minoan Dynasty. We will complete our history tour with a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and admire the greatest collection of Minoan treasures and priceless exhibits in the world.
4th Day: Free day on the island. You may enjoy a free walk or one of the optional tours also available.Don’t miss the chance to visit Spinalonga and Agios Nikolaos on a full day tour. Eastbound on the national road, we arrive at the small picturesque village of Elounda, where we will have the chance of a promenade around this village. Afterwards we will sail to the island of Spinalonga. At Spinalonga we will have a guided tour around the island. Originally, Venetians fortified the islet in 1579 by building a castle with 40 cannons and thus transforming it to a stronghold for centuries. Later it became notorious as it was the isolation center for lepers from 1903 until 1957. Then we will reach the islet of Kolokytha where you will enjoy the crystal waters of Mirabello gulf. When we return to Elounda we will visit the beautiful town of Ag.Nikolaos. The picturesque harbour, which looks like a lake, offers an interesting walk. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
5th Day: After Breakfast we will depart for the Island of Santorini and its spectacular sunsets. Once arrived Free day at your disposal. Our suggestion would be for the day to enjoy an excursion to the magnificent Volcano. Afternoon free for some rest and overnight.
6th Day: After Breakfast, we will begin the island tour to view all beauties of the Island starting from Oia all the way to Akrotiri. Free afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Santorini. As this is your last night on the island, don’t miss out on some night life.
7th Day: After breakfast return to Athens. Once arrived in Athens Port, transfer to the hotel and check in. Free time for some rest. Optional folklore Athens by night show with dinner. Overnight.
8th Day: After breakfast check out and free time for a last stroll in Athens. As your departure flight is late in the afternoon you will be transferred at Mac Arthur Glen Discount Designer Outlet for some last minute shopping. Free time to stroll around. At the appointed time transfer to the Airport for your departure flight.