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5 day tour to explore Milos, Santorini, Crete, Volcano Tour, Palace of Knossos

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Day 1: ATHENS - MILOS ISLAND:

Stop At: Milos, Milos, Cyclades, South Aegean
Our driver will meet you at your hotel to transfer you to Piraeus Port to take the Ferry departing at 07.00 o’ clock for the Island of Milos where you will arrive at 09.30. Our local driver will be waiting for you at Milos’s port and will transfer you at your hotel. You will have free time for yourself. The island of Milos is known all over the world for the Marble Statue of The Aphrodite of Milos, the Greek goddess of Love and Beauty. The volcanic land of Milos gave birth to beaches beyond every imagination. So, don’t dally…Explore the iconic "postcard-setting" beaches!
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Milos

Day 2: MILOS ISLAND - SANTORINI ISLAND

Stop At: Santorini, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean
Our driver will meet you at your hotel to transfer you to Milos Port to take the ferry departing at 09.45 for the famous Santorini Island and arriving at 11.45. Our local driver will meet you at the Santorini port and transfer you at your hotel. You will have free time for yourself. The Cycladic island of Santorini will offer you unrivaled moments. The volcano's black lava greets the whitewashed villages of the caldera. Above all, you should not miss Oia's magnificent sunset, that golden hour of the day when the light makes everything look more beautiful. A totally worthwhile experience!
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Santorini

Day 3: SANTORINI ISLAND - CRETE ISLAND:

Stop At: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete
Today we will transfer you to Santorini port to take the ferry departing at 17.45 to Heraklion, Crete. Upon arriving there at 19.40, you will meet with our driver. He will assist you and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Heraklion
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Crete

Day 4: CRETE - PRIVATE TOUR IN CRETE

Stop At: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete
We suggest you the excellent tours bellow to see the most popular sites of Crete. The tours are optional, otherwise you can have day at leisure at the beautiful Island of Crete:
a/ (OPTIONAL) OLD CITY OF RETHYMNO, CERAMIC INDUSTRY, ARKADI MONASTERY & LAKE KOURNA: You will walk at the narrow streets of the old town of Rethymno that is offering a journey back to time, the Venetians, the Ottoman aesthetics and the Cretan original pride. Next our stop will be at the Kournas Lake that is the ideal place for a daytrip. Kournas Lake is lying in a small valley among mountains and high hills. Both the lake and its natural surroundings are very picturesque. Our next stop will be at the Arkadi Monastery, as it is the most historic monastery of Crete and it has been designated by UNESCO. We will reach at the most traditional village in Crete, located in picturesque green rolling hills. This village is well known for its pottery and it is called "Margarites". Being the most important center of ceramics industry in Crete this is the must-see. Margarites, is a village with Venetian roots, mentioned by sixteenth-century travelers. It is so beautiful to stroll around this very charming narrow streets of the villages. Enjoy your visit at the ceramics ateliers.

b/ (OPTIONAL) PALACE OF MALIA, AGIOS NIKOLAOS, ELOUNDA, SPINALOGA ISLAND: We will visit the Archaeological site of Malia, dating from the Middle Bronze Age which is the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete, built close to the beach. The majestic size, complex plan and multiple details of the palace make it a fascinating place to visit. The life there was much the same as in the other palaces, rich and prosperous. Our next stop will be Agios Nikolaos, a small town with a picturesque harbor where you find one of the two sweet water lakes of Crete. We will then visit the oldest and most picturesque villages in Crete, called "Kritsa" built amphitheatrically on a rock hill, named Kastellos, surrounded by olive groves, at an altitude of 375 m! Our next visit will be at "ELOUNDA" a small fishing town on the northern coast of the island of Crete. A very traditional and idyllic scenery. From here we will take the local boat to visit and explore the island of Spinaloga.The island of "Spinaloga" was a Venetian fortress bulit in 1579 and was used as a Leper Colony. It holds great historical cignificants as it left an unfading mark in the course of Crete's history. During the tour you will have a delicious Cretan meal.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Heraklion Crete

Day 5: TOUR IN KNOSSOS & ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF CRETE - ATHENS

Stop At: Knossos Archaeological Site, Knosos, Heraklion, Crete Greece
Our driver will pick you up at 11:00 from your hotel. Approximately 20 minutes later we will arrive in Knossos. The special Private tour at the Palace of Knossos and at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion means you will have plenty of time at the sites as the tour is flexible, you will have many stops around etc.! Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations and luxurious rock-cut cave and tholos tombs. As a major center of trade and economy, Knossos maintained ties with the majority of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean. You will have the unique opportunity to visit the Palace of Knossos in Crete, to learn about the rich lifestyle which began circa 2000 BC and was typified by magnificent monumental buildings and a complex social structure. You will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and explore the beautiful old town as well as the old market of Heraklion. You will also taste the worldwide famous Cretan cuisine and feel the Cretan hospitality! Finally, we will make a quick walk at the Old Market of the town and then our driver will transfer you at the Heraklion Airport at about 16.00 to take the flight for Athens at 17.20. You will arrive in Athens at 18.15. Our driver will meet you there and he will assist you with your luggage. Then, he will transfer you at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Ports
Piraeus port
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 1 night accommodation in Milos Island
  • 1 night accommodation in Santorini Island
  • 2 night accommodation in Heraklion Crete
  • Private Tour to the Palace of Knossos & Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
  • Transfer from/to Athens Airport / Piraeus Port / hotel
  • Transfer from/to Port/hotel in Milos Island
  • Transfer from/to Port/hotel in Santorini Island
  • Transfer from/to Port/Airport/hotel in Crete Island
  • Fast Ferry tickets from Piraeus Port / Milos / Santorini / Crete
  • Domestic Flights from Crete to Athens including 1 carry-on per person
  • Goody bag with gifts upon your arrival
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees at Archaeological sites
  • Optional tours & official Tour Guide
  • Meals and personal expenses
  • Hotel City tax (3€ or 1,5€) per night/room paid at the hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Knossos Archaeological Site
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • After the booking we will send you the detailed itinerary with the names of the hotel.
  • We book a triple room for 3 persons (single room available with extra cost)
  • After the payment we need to have the all the names as mentioned at the passport to issue the Air Tickets
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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By: Private Tours Greece by Ioannis K. Tsoros
223 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
michaelaF5469FB
11
Wonderful Trip to Greece
My wife and I decided on a last minute trip to Greece for five days. Instead of trying to figure out what to do
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TommyC2170
Singapore, Singapore
54
Great views beautiful sceneries
The overall organization of the tour is acceptable. The buses were on time and reliable. The tour guide had been
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Luckyaust
30
Spyros was great!!
Went on a private 2-day tour of Delphi and Meteora, Greece organized by Private Tours by Ionnis K. Tsoros and were
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sunilk369
22
9 Day Greek Tour
Highly recommended tour organisers.Very reliable, accommodative,and friendly. Helped us to choose a customised
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Geetanjalisood
New Delhi, India
30
Excellent!! More so thanks to Giannis!
our trip was fabulous. Thanks to Giannis. He was our friend and guide. I do not want to call him our driver. He
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Chrysgarcia
10
It is really worth!!!
I highly recommend this wonderful one day Christian tour in Corinth! The driver who picked us up from our hotel
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Suzettte25
10
Outstanding trip!!!
Outstanding trip! I booked online the trip 1 week ago and we received excellent instructions where to find the
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RobLynnne
Australia
225
Pelepponese mainly
We toured in October picked up at Kalambaka, then on to Meteora, Delphi, the Pelepponese and dropped off in
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CRUZERS6
10
Trip to Delphi
We were met by Spyros, who drove us to Delphi. He was very accommodating to our requests. Always polite and
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reshkara
10
Highly recommended
Our Greek private tour was fantastic. Organising it was straightforward. We found Dimitra and office staff very
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Danesh D
Manchester, CT
3054
4 DAYS CLASSICAL TOUR GREECE, ARGOLIS, ANCIENT OLYMPIA, DELPHI, METEORA
Hmmmm, Interesting, Awsome….. Where should I start :) We were looking for a Customized Private Tour of Mainland
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October2019tour
54
During our month in Greece
After 3 weeks in Greece visiting Athens, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini we were picked up by Dimitri and our real
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Terry_Robyn1
Boonah, Australia
11
Wonderful experience
Did the 3 day Island hopping tour. Communication in English was clear and timely as we don’t speak Greek.
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sien m
Singapore, Singapore
51
Customised Private Tour, Excellent Driver (Mr Giannis)
We went to Greece for our honeymoon and there were no regrets choosing Private Tours Greece for our travel agency!
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Peter C
10
Excellent Service
Could not have asked for more. Driver Spyros was prompt, professional and personable. Will defiantly re-book
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