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Athens and Chania - Rethymnon (Crete Island)

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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Start your vacation package through Greece with a visit to Athens, the `Cradle of Civilization,` then fly to enchanting Chania in Crete Island and spend a few days in Rethymnon as well. With a rent a car to give you the option to enjoy the charming villages and beautiful beaches. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.


This 9 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Athens and out of Chania
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Athens
  • Flight Athens - Chania
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Chania
  • Rent a car for 7 days
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Rethmynon
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)

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3. Crete Island - Rethymnon
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3 nights in Athens

Athens captures the heart of its visitors. It`s the capital city, vibrant in nature, exciting and exasperating, worldly and chic, a city that attacks the senses. It boasts art, culture, world-class museums, charming neighborhoods, exceptional food, lively people and glorious ancient gems such as the Acropolis and the iconic Parthenon. This city has a lot to offer and we promise you, it won`t disappoint.

Recommended Stay:
At least 3 nights

Must See`s:
Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Hadrian`s Gate, National Archaeological Museum, Greek Ancient Art Museum, Byzantine Museum, Temple of Poseidon, The Plaka, Syntagma Square, House of Parliament and so much more!



3 nights in Crete Island - Chania

Chania is a delightful town nestled between mountains and sea. It has a unique charm since the Venetians and Turks effectively stamped the old town in their own image. Its Old Town is considered the most beautiful urban district on Crete. The heart of the touristic activities in the area is the main square of the Old Town. The Topanas area is very picturesque, with many narrow alleys and old charming buildings, some of which have been restored as hotels, restaurants, shops and bars.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Old Town, The Venetian Lighthouse and Port, The Castle of Gramvoussa, The Public Baths (Hammams), Gorge of Samaria, The Monastery of Panagia Chrissoskalitissa, The Fortress of Frangokastello, beautiful beaches, charming villages and so much more!


3 nights in Crete Island - Rethymnon

Rethymnon is located on the western side of Crete, between Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnonn Town is the capital, a town with intense medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Walk around the Old Town and explore the stone paths, the elegant mansions, the lovely arches and certainly the Venetian port. This is the most popular spot of the Town, lined up by delicious restaurants and nice cafeterias. Above the town, there is a strong medieval castle called Fortezza. The northern and southern coasts are dotted with fabulous beaches. Bali, Panormos and Adelianos Kampos on the northern side get pretty popular in summer, while Plakias and Agia Galini are the most tourist places in the southern side. The inland of the prefecture has traditional villages, impressive gorges and historical monasteries, such as Preveli and Arkadi. In these villages, visitors will frequently listen to authentic Greek music.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Fortezza, Venetian Lotzia, Nerantze Mosque, Monastery of Preveli, Ideon Cave, Eleftherna, beautiful beaches, charming villages, glorious mountains and so much more!



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Greece is THE land of ancient sites and architectural treasures: the Acropolis in Athens, the amphitheater of Epidaurus, the reconstructed palace at Knossos, the belly button of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, and frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete. But don't expect a visit there to be a sober study of the ancient world, the Greek propensity for partying dates back to Dionysus. Then there are 1400 islands to explore. Greece is much more than what you were taught at school or the predictable summer image of glorious sunsets and sandy beaches.

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Athens
Athens captures the heart of its visitors. It`s the capital city, vibrant in nature, exciting and exasperating, worldly and chic, a city that attacks the senses. It boasts art, culture, world-class museums, charming neighborhoods, exceptional food, lively people and glorious ancient gems such as the Acropolis and the iconic Parthenon. This city has a lot to offer and we promise you, it won`t disappoint.

Recommended Stay:
At least 3 nights

Must See`s:
Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Hadrian`s Gate, National Archaeological Museum, Greek Ancient Art Museum, Byzantine Museum, Temple of Poseidon, The Plaka, Syntagma Square, House of Parliament and so much more!

Crete Island - Chania
Chania is a delightful town nestled between mountains and sea. It has a unique charm since the Venetians and Turks effectively stamped the old town in their own image. Its Old Town is considered the most beautiful urban district on Crete. The heart of the touristic activities in the area is the main square of the Old Town. The Topanas area is very picturesque, with many narrow alleys and old charming buildings, some of which have been restored as hotels, restaurants, shops and bars.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Old Town, The Venetian Lighthouse and Port, The Castle of Gramvoussa, The Public Baths (Hammams), Gorge of Samaria, The Monastery of Panagia Chrissoskalitissa, The Fortress of Frangokastello, beautiful beaches, charming villages and so much more!
Crete Island - Rethymnon
Rethymnon is located on the western side of Crete, between Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnonn Town is the capital, a town with intense medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Walk around the Old Town and explore the stone paths, the elegant mansions, the lovely arches and certainly the Venetian port. This is the most popular spot of the Town, lined up by delicious restaurants and nice cafeterias. Above the town, there is a strong medieval castle called Fortezza. The northern and southern coasts are dotted with fabulous beaches. Bali, Panormos and Adelianos Kampos on the northern side get pretty popular in summer, while Plakias and Agia Galini are the most tourist places in the southern side. The inland of the prefecture has traditional villages, impressive gorges and historical monasteries, such as Preveli and Arkadi. In these villages, visitors will frequently listen to authentic Greek music.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Fortezza, Venetian Lotzia, Nerantze Mosque, Monastery of Preveli, Ideon Cave, Eleftherna, beautiful beaches, charming villages, glorious mountains and so much more!

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