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Romancing the Islands B

3 Nights Athenian Riviera, 3 Nights Crete, 3 nights Santorini

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Dreaming of that perfect honeymoon with beautiful beaches, endless panoramic view and gorgeous sunsets? The Greek islands are the ideal destination for romance. Explore the dynamic city of Athens where you can witness the classical sites such as the Acropolis and world class shopping right next to each other. Enjoy three sun- and fun-filled days on the island of Mykonos. This island, voted as one of Europe’s best, has captivated visitors with traditional architecture, whitewashed houses, sandy beaches and its famous nightlife. Breathtaking Santorini is the romance island, featuring incredible sunsets and panoramic views. It offers the honeymooner the best of everything - from a visit to a 3,500-year old archaeological site at Akrotiri to famous wineries and sunset sails. This deluxe package will ensure the honeymoon of your dreams and memories that will last forever.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    ATHENIAN RIVIERA

    Upon arrival into Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel on the picturesque Athenian Riviera. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the expansive luxurious property.
  • DAY 2

    ATHENIAN RIVIERA

    Spend your day at leisure. Unwind at the hotel’s pool or beach and indulge at the property’s numerous restaurants while taking in the breathtaking beauty around you. An optional afternoon visit to nearby Cape Sounion will delight you as you watch the striking sunset from the ancient Temple of Poseidon.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 3

    ATHENIAN RIVIERA

    Enjoy today at your own pace. Take the scenic drive along the coast into Athens to explore the fascinating city on your own or to join in an optional half day tour that visits the impressive Acropolis and its museum, the Panathenaikon Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, and much more. Or choose to spend the day at your hotel experiencing the epitome of luxury at the island-like resort.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 4

    ATHENS / CRETE

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Greece’s largest island. Crete’s natural beauty, thousands of years of culture, history and exquisite cuisine will delight you. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for a glorious three-night stay.
    Breakfast and Dinner Included
  • DAY 5

    CRETE

    Spend your day basking in the sun at the resort's pool or private sandy beach. Enjoy a variety of watersports or explore the deep blue sea on a scuba diving adventure.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 6

    CRETE

    Enjoy your day at leisure. Enjoy a game of tennis or play a round of golf at the resort’s 18-hole golf course or indulge your senses at the Six Senses Spa.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 7

    CRETE / SANTORINI

    Today you will travel by highspeed ferry to the volcanic island of Santorini, one of the most unique places in the world. The island will greet you with its striking cliffs and legendary tales. A Homeric representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 8

    SANTORINI

    You will spend today at your leisure. Sip a cocktail at the hotel’s pool offering direct views of the endless Aegean blue or walk the narrow streets of Fira, with its many shops and restaurants. This evening, grab a seat at a cliffside cafe in Oia to catch the island’s famous sunset.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 9

    SANTORINI

    Enjoy today at your own pace. Take an optional catamaran day cruise for a unique chance to admire Santorini’s beauty, sailing along the deep blue waters of the island. Alternatively, you can visit the unique black or red sand beaches, the Minoan archaeological site of Akrotiri or a winery to taste the island’s famous wines (all at an additional cost).
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 10

    SANTORINI / ATHENS

    Transfer to the Santorini airport for your flight back to Athens.
    Breakfast Included

Package Includes

  • 3 night luxury hotel accommodations on the Athenian Riviera.
  • 3 night luxury hotel accommodations in Crete.
  • 3 night luxury hotel accommodations in Santorini.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Air transportation between Athens and the islands.
  • Ferry transportation between Crete and Santorini, business class.
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • Special Honeymoon bonuses throughout.
  • Souvenir gift.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person.
  • Orientation by Homeric Tours representative at Athens hotel.
  • 24/7 Support from a Homeric representative.
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance program.

HONEYMOON BONUSES:
ATHENS: Welcome sparkling wine, fruit basket and flowers in your room, room upgrade upon availability
CRETE: Specially-decorated room, Cretan traditional wedding gift, bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in room, complimentary cocktail at Karavia Bar
SANTORINI: Sparkling wine and fruits in your room

Dates & Prices

Romancing the Islands B - DOUBLE PRICES (Land Only)

ATHENIAN RIVIERAGrand Resort
(Luxury Sea View Suite)
CRETEElounda Mare
(Deluxe Bungalow)
SANTORINICanaves Suite
(Junior Suite)
Apr 16 - 22, 2020$3,461
Apr 23 - MAY 12, 2020$4,119
May 13 - 17, 2020$4,716
May 18 - 20, 2020$4,716
May 21 - May 31, 2020$4,886
Jun 1 - 17, 2020$5,073
Jun 18 - 28, 2020$5,160
Jun 29 - Jul 26, 2020$5,396
Jul 27 - Aug 18, 2020$5,618
Aug 19 - 21, 2020$5,396
Aug 22 - Sep 1, 2020$5,470
Sep 2 - 11, 2020$5,134
Sep 12 - 22, 2020$5,058
Sep 23 - 24, 2020$4,777
Sep 25 - Oct 9, 2020$4,180
Oct 10 - 24, 2020$3,521

HOTELS

Crete

Elounda Mare Hotel★ ★ ★ ★ ★
On the native island of Zeus, the King of the Greek gods, sits the Elounda Mare Hotel, with its white cottages that look out onto the turquoise waters of the Mirabello Bay. An ethereal light bathes this retreat and its maze of sweet-smelling gardens. The spacious and intimate bedrooms, the bungalows, all different but all with a private pool, enjoy magnificent panoramic views. The hotel’s location is the perfect place from which to discover Crete and its legends, monasteries and chapels bequeathed by the Byzantine civilization. There is even a chapel overlooking the hotel’s private bay, offering stunning vistas of the Mediterranean.
  • Hotel Address:Schisma Elountas 720 53, Elounda, Crete - Greece
    Phone:30 2841 041102,

Athens

Grand Resort Lagonissi ★ ★ ★ ★
Nuzzled in a 72-acre private peninsula in the Athenian Riviera with stunning views to the Saronic Gulf, the 5 star Grand Resort Lagonissi exceeds all expectations of a luxury sea front summer resort. Grand Resort Lagonissi is a dreamy island like resort in the south suburbs of Athens with exceptional sea view rooms and sea front bungalows, private pools and private beaches, upscale hotel facilities, scrumptious dining choices, holistic spa and wellness treatments as well as tailored concierge services designed to meet the desires of prominent guests. Renowned as one of the best luxury beach resorts near Athens, the Grand Resort Lagonissi takes summer holidays to a whole new level of indulgence. Conveniently situated approximately 45 minutes away from the center of Athens, 22 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos and 27 km from the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, the seafront Grand Resort Lagonissi offers the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Athenian Riviera. Esteemed guests are welcome to surrender to the pleasures of luxury at the most glorious hotel grounds, embark on the most mouth-watering culinary journeys at the hotel’s 7 exquisite restaurants and 3 bars, experience the epitome or recreation, leisure and entertainment with the series of sports activities and entertainment choices offered by the hotel, revitalize their senses at the ThalaSpa Chenot Spa and organize the most successful events at the most stunning venues of the south suburbs of Athens in Greece. Considered as one of the finest 5 star Athens Beach Resorts, Grand Resort Lagonissi offers the epitome of luxury holidays near Athens.

Santorini

Canaves Oia Suites★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodations in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat. Freshly renovated luxury suites offering the ultimate in modern facilities and stunning views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, with spacious living areas and private plunge pools, ideal to house your memorable days and nights in one of the world’s most stunning sceneries. Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, these luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.
  • Hotel Address:84702, Oia, Santorini - Greece
    Phone:+30 22860 71453, Fax:+30 22860 71427, Email:info@canaves.com

BROCHURE

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Optional Tours

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Ancient Corinth

Half Day (morning)

$84 

Starting from Athens we drive westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). Shortly thereafter we reach the ancient town of Corinth (visit) where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Back in the ancient times Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple (6th C.B.C) brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked.

 

Athens By Night

city: Athens/(Greece) Nightly 

$82

Your evening dinner/tour begins with a pleasant scenic drive through the illuminated boulevards of Athens, as far as Piraeus, Greece's principal commercial port. Continue to Marina Zea, one of the busiest yacht harbors in the Mediterranean and home port to many luxury pleasure yachts belonging to Greece's ship owning and international jet-set communities. From here, a short drive to Mikrolimano, another picturesque yacht and fishing boat harbor, home to the ex Royal Yacht Club and many fine waterfront seafood restaurants. We finally return to Athens and the renowned "Plaka" district, located around the base of the Acropolis, for dinner with live floor show at a typical Greek taverna

Classical Tour

Athens/(Greece) Three days (on Halfboard Basis)

$515

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westward along the scenic coast until reaching the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus (visit the archaeological site and the Theatre famous for its remarkable acoustics) and then on to Nauplia, the first capital of Greece (short stop). Drive to Mycenae, where you will visit the archaeological site and then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnese area passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Arrive in Olympia. Dinner and overnight in Olympia. (D) 
DAY 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to ANTIRION on the "state of the art" suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos and then continue to Delphi. Dinner and overnight in Delphi. (B,D) 
DAY 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Two hours at leisure before starting the drive back to Athens. (B.) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Classical Tour with Meteora

 Four days (on Halfboard Basis)

$719

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westwards along the scenic coast, until reaching the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. Continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Epidaurus for a visit. On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
Then depart for Nauplia, the first capital of Greece (Short Stop). Next, drive to Mycenae for a visit. Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon which was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. In the afternoon depart for Olympia. Dinner & Overnight in Olympia. (D) 
DAY 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the "state of the art" suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos and then continue to Delphi. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (B,D) 
DAY 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka. Drive through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight (B,D) 
DAY 4: In the morning, visit breathtaking Meteora and in the early afternoon start the drive back to Athens passing via Thermopylae (visit) and Kammena Vourla. (B)
The most outstanding classical sites are visited on this tour, reminding the visitor of the glory that was Greece. 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

One-Day Cruise Excursion to Hydra, Poros & Aegina

Lunch Included 

$107

7:45am - Transfer by motorcoach from Athens to Piraeus Port and embark on the cruise ship. 
8:15am - Sail for the island of Hydra, where you will have time at leisure for strolling, shopping or swimming. In the early afternoon sail for the island of Aegina, passing through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnesian coast from the island of Poros.. Upon arrival in Aegina you can either join the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (extra cost ) or walk around the main town. Lunch is served on board. 
Sail to Poros for a short visit before reembarking for the sail back to Piraeus Port. 
7:15pm  Arrival at Piraeus Port and transfer to Athens

One-Day Delphi

Delphi Full Day (Lunch Included)

$122

Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets). Arrive in Delphi the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Visit the Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian treasury. Visit the Temple of Apollo. Return to Athens by the same route.

One-Day Mycenae & Epidaurus

Athens/(Greece) Full Day

$122

Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae (Visit) . Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon that was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization

Then drive through Argos on the way to Nauplia, the 1st capital of Greece in 1829. After lunch depart for Epidaurus for a visit.

On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.

 

Sounion

Half Day (afternoon) 

$56

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour, Cape Sounion is dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Three-Day Delphi & Meteora

     Three Days (on Halfboard Basis)

$515

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive in Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the "severe" Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (D)
DAY 2: Morning at leisure. Drive by the Central Greece towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to arrive into Kalambaka. Overnight. (B,D)
DAY 3: In the morning visit the breathtaking Meteora and then start the drive back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae (visit) and Kamena Vourla. (B)
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Delphi

Delphi Two Days (On Halfboard basis)

$210

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive into Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. 
Visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ''severe'' Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist. 
The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (D). 
DAY 2: Day at leisure to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Delphi's landscape, before the afternoon drive back to Athens. (B) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Meteora

Athens/(Greece) Two Days (On Halfboard basis)

$227

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive in Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Visit of the archaeological site (Museum not included). 
After visit depart to Kalambaka through the towns of Central Greece  Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala - crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. Dinner & Overnight in Kalambaka. (D). 
DAY 2: Morning visit of the breathtaking Meteora and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks. Then start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae where Leonidas was killed (visit) and Kamena Vourla. (B) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Mycenae & Epidaurus

Athens/(Greece)  Two Days (on Halfboard basis)

$210

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westwards along the scenic coast, until you reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. 
Continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae for a visit. Mycenae, 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon that was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. Then depart for Nauplia, the first capital of Greece. After lunch, afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Nauplia. (L) 
DAY 2: After a morning at leisure, depart for Epidaurus for a visit. On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating 
In the afternoon drive back to Athens (B).

Important Tour Info

PACKAGE RULES – ROMANCING THE ISLAND B

  • Tours can be extended as desired. Please inquire.
  • A Greece(accommodation)tax of up to 4 euros per person per night is additional and will need to be paid directly to the hotel upon check-out.
  • Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
  • Additional nights are available upon request.
  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include the transatlantic flights.

 

 

INCLUDED FEATURES INFO – ROMANCING THE ISLAND B

HONEYMOON BONUSES: 
Athens: Welcome sparkling wine, fruit basket and flowers in your room, room upgrade upon availability
Crete: Specially-decorated room, Cretan traditional wedding gift, bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in room, complimentary cocktail at Karavia Bar
Santorini: Sparkling wine and fruits in your room

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

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