One week Island Hopping in Greece πŸŒ… Explore Crete and Naxos and visit AthensπŸ›οΈ

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Nancy

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Hey sun worshipers and travel addicts 😎🍹! Ever wondered what lies beyond the Mediterranean Sea? Ever imagined that the cradle of European culture is Greece? No!? Then come along and join us on a perfect one-week vacation to Greece and learn more! The Greek islands are the perfect spot for a short time-out and get away from all your uneventful life-to-life chores. Let yourself be infected by the Greek serenity and relax on the beautiful beaches of Crete and Naxos. In the cities, you can expect to see local handicrafts and a variety of cozy taverns that invite you to take a break. We start our holiday trip on the island of Crete and continue from there to the less famous Naxos island. The trip will find its end in Greece's capital city Athens. Furthermore, the whole week is filled with great cultural trips and a lot of fun times on the marvelous Aegean beaches! πŸ‘©πŸ»β€ A little bit about me: I'm Nancy and I have been blogging for over 8 years and traveling around the world for about 5 years. Throughout this journey, I’ve been sharing bucket-list hotels, unique tours, and must-do activities around the world. So I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to host my own group travels finally! What's included? βœ… 3 nights on Crete in a 4**** hotel with pool βœ… 3 nights on Naxos in a beautiful hotel with sea views 🐚 βœ… 1 night in Athens in a chic hotel by the port βœ… Breakfasts on all days βœ… Relaxing on amazing golden sand beaches πŸ–οΈ βœ… Ferry tickets between the islands βœ… Day excursion to Knossos Palace and Heraklion with admission and guide βœ… Tour to Naxos Olive Oil Museum, oil mill and oil tasting βœ… Discover Greek traditional villages βœ… Allianz health insurance abroad for all citizens of Germany and Austria citizen βœ… 30 days cancellation and no service fee charge only for the first TripMate βœ… Motivated and great TripMates and TripLeaders guaranteed! 😍 βœ… A local destination expert to take us around EXCLUDED ❌ Drinks, lunch, and dinner ❌ Transfer from Heraklion Airport to Crete Hotel ❌ Transfer from Athens hotel to the airport ❌ International flights ❌ Additional private expenses OCCUPANCY We undoubtedly will have a great summertime and it also means that we do not have to compromise on comfort. You stay in a shared twin-bed room (with another trip mate) throughout your holiday 🏨. All hotels are within walking distance of the beautiful sandy beaches. In Crete, we additionally have a big pool at the hotel. Don`t miss out on this unique opportunity of hopping to Greece`s most picturesque islands! Click the green button on the right 🟩 and reserve your spot! See you soon 😎🍹! *Insurance cancellation cover. For more information see https://www.joinmytrip.com/en/t/travel-insurance
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Crete

Day 1-3
Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival in Heraklion on Crete Island Welcome to Greece🏝️🐠! You will most likely arrive at the Heraklion International Airport - Nikos Kazantzakis (HER) and depending on the time of your arrival either explore Heraklion City on your own or make your way straight from the airport to the hotel. Our hotel is located approximately an hour's drive from the airport, and if there are other tripmates who arrive at the same time, you can easily share the cost of the transfer. Once everyone reaches the hotel, we will meet at the hotel pool bar in the evening and get to know our fellow TripMates by sharing a raki or cocktail. Looking forward to a week of adventures and relaxed beach days! Day 2 - Sunday: Beach and free time on Crete Let's have some beach fun today! The hotel is only 2 minutes from the sandy golden beach and we can enjoy the sunny and warm first full day on Crete island together. You are free to spend this day as you like and just relax and enjoy, or get active and cultural. We have prepared some suggestions for short half-trips for you for today, and if you like you can already start exploring the island on your first day here! INCLUDED βœ… 3 nights on Crete with breakfast βœ… Full chill out day on the sandy beach
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Knossos Palace

Day 3-4
Day 3 - Monday: Full-Day Tour to Knossos and Heraklion After breakfast, we will be picked up at our hotel for a historically interesting full-day excursion to Knossos and Heraklion. Today, we visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, the city of Heraklion, and more. The Palace of Knossos is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world, not only is it the centre of the Minoan civilization, but also the European culture. Our guide will take us on a 2 hours-tour through the fascinating history of the Minoan period and hear about both the origins of Minotaur and Ariadne. Afterwards, the driver brings us to the heart of the capital city of Crete – Heraklion. There, we have the chance to visit the archaeological museum, where we can see and learn more about the archeological artefacts. After the excursion, we have some free time to enjoy the busy and lively city of Heraklion, have Cretan lunch and stroll through the streets. Time will pass before you know it, and in the evening, the driver takes us back to our hotel. INCLUDED βœ…Transfer from/to hotel with coach and English speaking guide βœ…Admission to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum
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Naxos

Day 4-7
Day 4 - Tuesday: Naxos Island We enjoy an early breakfast and depart early in order to catch the daily ferry to Naxos Island. A taxi will pick us up and drive us straight to the port of Heraklion, where we embark on a 4-hour journey to our next destination. Along our way, we pass some other picturesque islands such as Santorini. Naxos is the biggest island of the Cyclades, a group of islands in the Aegean Sea. We reach Naxos port at lunchtime and a driver will pick us up to take us to our hotel, which is located outside the city in walking proximity to one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Naxos. We stay three nights in a small quiet sea hotel surrounded by green hilly landscapes and with views of the Aegean Sea. Day 5 - Wednesday: Beach and tour to Olive Oil Museum with Tasting Naxos is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Golden beaches follow the other along the coast, creating a sandy shoreline that stretches for miles. After breakfast and before the scorching day sun, our group drives inland to a small mountain village to an old oil mill. We have the opportunity to see first-hand the traditional way of making olive oil. The attached museum is great in order to learn more about the history and production methods of the `liquid gold`. A sample tasting of the delicious olive oil is also planned at the end of our tour. Please note that we might have to slip up our group in two due to a limited number of guests in the oil mill and museum. Afterwards, we have some time to sit down for a frappe (cold coffee) and try delicious local feta cheese and wine. We will arrive back at our hotel in the early afternoon and can spend the rest of the day on the beach. Day 6 - Thursday: Full day chill out on the beach After an exciting week full of sightseeing, today we have a full day to enjoy the beach and swim, sunbathe, or just read a book by the pool. The location also serves as a great base from which you can explore the island. All those of you who prefer to see more, can set out on a hike or visit Mount Zas (Zeus). Or even try your hands at windsurfing or stand-up paddling. INCLUDED βœ… Transfer from Crete hotel to Heraklion port βœ… Ferry ticket Heraklion - Naxos Island βœ… Transfer from Naxos port to hotel βœ… 3 nights on Naxos with breakfast βœ… 1-hour tour to Naxos Olive Oil Museum with oil mill visit and oil tasting βœ… Visit a small traditional Greek village βœ… Relax time on the sandy beach
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Athens

Day 7-8
Day 7 - Friday: Athens After a delicious breakfast, we prepare to check out and leave the hotel at around 11 am. A driver picks us up and takes us back to Naxos port. There we catch the noon ferry, which takes us in about three hours to the capital of Greece - Athens. After check-in into our hotel, we have a whole evening at leisure and can go out for dinner and enjoy a traditional raki (drink) together. Day 8 - Saturday: Departure Depending on the time of your flight, you can do some sightseeing in Athens- visit one of the many museums or even the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Acropolis of Athens. After breakfast, we say farewell to our newly found travel buddies and check out together around noon time πŸ™‚. We hope to meet you on this once-in-a-lifetime island-hopping adventure in Greece! INCLUDED βœ… Transfer from Naxos hotel to port βœ… Ferry ticket Naxos - Athens βœ… 1 night in Athens with breakfast
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Hotel
8 days trip
Crete, Knossos Palace & 2 more
Transportation
Car, Boat
Questions and Answers

Would it be possible to have an individual room? Rather than share?

Hi there! Unfortunately due to the high season in Greece this summer, the hotels are booked out, therefore we will not be able to offer single rooms. However, I guarantee that the hotel will be comfor... Read More

Hi! I'm travelling on my own, so I wanted to know if the other people in the group were as well and ... Read More

yes!! I am specifically attracting solo travelers to join. And I'd say for this particular group, I'd estimate the age range to be anywhere from 27-42 ish. Thank you!

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