Diana Tour - 11 Days

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Diana Tour - 11 Days

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*Free Delos Tour 29 Apr, 20 May, 10 Jun, 23 Sep, 7 Otc.*

Departs: 22 Apr-7 Oct 16: Fridays

 

Day 1 Fri: Rhodes
On arrival transfer to Mediterranean or Plaza Hotel or similar. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Sat: Rhodes (walking tour)
Learn the secrets of Rhodes Town with a 4 hour morning orientation Walk of the main sites of Rhodes. Gain local knowledge about history, restaurants, bars, transportation, tours and secrets known to locals only with  the help of English speaking Guide. This walk starts at the lobby of Hotel Mediterranean. Walk towards the old town passing by the Casino of Rhodes, the Turkish cemetery and the Mandraki port before entering the  medieval city of Rhodes through the moat. Continue stroll along the Knights' Street, a cobble stone street lined with the "Inns", 15th and 16th Century buildings, where the knights have lived divided according to their  nationalities. Travel back in time and experience the medieval character of the beautiful old town, declared a World Heritage Site. To complete the tour visit the Palace of the Grand Master (entrance fee of approx. euro 6  payable locally). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rhodes. (B)

Day 3 Sun Rhodes-Crete
Transfer from hotel to airport for flight to Heraklion in Crete (direct or via Athens). Day at leisure. Explore Heraklion, a city which is home to many monuments dating to the Middle Ages, a period in which Heraklion  witnessed great prosperity. (B)

Day 4 Mon: Crete
Day at leisure. Wandering around the Old Town’s maze-like alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches will help you discover well-preserved historical monuments. Visit to  Knossos Palace nearby is highly recommended. (B)

Day 5 Tue: Crete-Santorini
Transfer from your hotel to the port for a fast ferry to Santorini. On arrival transfer to hotel Santorini Palace or similar. Then enjoy the rest of your day walking through the town and enjoying the beautiful view and famous  sunset, which Santorini is known for. Optional sunset cruise recommended. (B)

Day 6 Wed: Santorini (walking Tour)
After breakfast join our walking tour of Fira conducted by our local representative. Starting in front of the centrally located Atlantis Hotel walk along the cliff and discover all tips on how to best utilise your time on the  island. Fira is a bustling town as cruise ships from all over the Mediterranean and Aegean seas descend during summer months. The volcano can be seen from every point, as can the mesmerizing sunsets. Visit Gold  Street to find the most interesting and beautiful jewellery. Walk a short section of the famous Santorini donkey roads, and sample the local wine. Wine has been produced there since ancient times, and during the  Middle Ages the wine of Santorini became famous worldwide. The Italian influence is still present in modern Santorini winemaking as the most famous tuscan sweet wine is called Vin Santo. Afternoon free. Overnight in Santorini. (B)

Day 7 Thu: Santorini-Mykonos
After breakfast, transfer to the port for fast ferry to island of Mykonos. Upon arrival transfer to Myconian K hotel or similar. Rest of the day at leisure to soak up the amazing atmosphere or head to Little Venice and enjoy he cocktails while watching a sunset. (B)

Day 8 Fri: Mykonos (walking tour)
Moring free. Boat excursion to historical island of Delos recommended. Afternoon meet our local representative to discover the secret of Mykonos, normally known to the locals only. Make your way to town and meet at  the Manto statue and follow the chaperon and explore the labyrinth of Mykonos port town. See famous Windmills, Little Venice Paraportiani church, the small fishermen port with the Church of Saint Nicholas, and  'Yialos' area with all cafés and restaurants. This orientation walk will finish in the local 'ouzeri' where you can sample local ouzo or raki (traditional Greek aperitifs) accompanied with a small 'meze' plate. After completion of the walk which will last two to three hours we recommend that you remain in town and have dinner at one of the traditional restaurants. (B)

Day 9 Sat: Mykonos-Athens
Day at leisure. Afternoon transfer to port for ferry (aircraft type seat) to Athens. On arrival transfer to Athenian Callirhoe for overnight.

Day 10 Sun: Athens (city tour)
After breakfast, pick up from hotel for the half day sightseeing tour by bus. Climb the Acropolis hill to the building standing atop to see one of the most recognisable buildings in the world- Parthenon. Admire the  sweeping views of the city then continue on with the coach tour to visit the site of the first modern Olympics, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and Syntagma Square, home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Visit to Acropolis Museum is also included. Afternoon free to explore the historical section of the city known as the Plaka. Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 11: Athens
After breakfast, transfer to the port or airport for departure. (B)
 

Inclusions
• Accommodation in first class hotels • Sightseeing in Athens with English speaking guide • Orientation walk in Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes • Economy class airfare Rhodes to Crete • Meals as per itinerary  (B-Breakfast) • Ferry as per itinerary • All transfers as per itinerary • Entrance fees, service charges and local taxes

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