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Private transfer to your hotel in Athens
Accommodation in Athens
- 79 rooms and suites
- Rooftop lounge
Located moments from Constitution Square and within walking distance to the city’s main attractions, the NEW Hotel provides one of Athens’ most modern lodgings with playfully cutting edge design in a place otherwise synonymous for antiquity. There are 79 rooms and suites, all of which feature their own art installation and surrealist custom furniture, as well as comprehensive soundproofing, fine beds and blackout blinds. The Penthouse Suite is particularly noteworthy for its fine views to the Acropolis. The rest of the hotel is strewn with bold design features and art, some made with remnants of the original hotel that once occupied the 50s modernist building, with the restaurant perhaps the most striking space. Open from breakfast until midnight, it serves new takes on Mediterranean cuisine, and oven-fresh bread and pastries from the bakery. There’s also a fabulous rooftop lounge, a bar and wellness area with a gym and spa.
- 320 rooms and suites
- Winter Garden Restaurant
- Rooftop pool and bar
- Spa and fitness centre
- Indoor pool
Looking out across the Acropolis, Syntagama Square and Lycabettus Hill, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has some of the best views in the city. The hotel was built in 1874 and is full of old-world charm. Each of its 320 rooms and suites are beautifully styled, with antique furnishings, chandeliers and traditional tiled floors. With such spectacular views, you’ll want to head up to the rooftop pool and bar. Seeing the Acropolis illuminated at night is a truly spectacular sight so make sure you try one of their signature cocktails and enjoy the sparkling lights of the city. There’s also plenty to draw you inside, including the bright and airy Winter Garden Lounge, an extension of the hotel’s beautiful lobby. The cellar is filled with over 3,000 bottles of wine and it’s well worth enjoying a drink at Alexander’s Bar which features an original 19th-centuty tapestry depicting Alexander the Great entering Gaugamela. For when you need to relax and unwind, make a beeline for the spa and fitness centre, complete with indoor pool.
- 102 rooms and suites
In a fine location in the centre of Athens, the 1930s King George Hotel is an updated classic. There are 102 spacious rooms and suites, topped of on the ninth floor with the sprawling Penthouse and its incredible private rooftop pool with views out over the city to the Acropolis. This vista can also be enjoyed from the Tudor Hall Restaurant, a grand venue which serves authentic Greek seasonal dishes with a modern twist. As well as the ancient wonders of Acropolis, other famous sites and sights within walking distance include the Agora, Plaka district and Thissio neighbourhood, as well as many upmarket boutiques, world-renowned museums, and the city’s vibrant business district.
There are few places where the past comes to life in quite the same way as in Athens. Often referred to as the cradle of Western civilisation, it’s a city bursting at the seams with culture, intrigue, and beauty. It’s not just a place for history buffs, however, it’s also one of the liveliest European capitals. A thriving café culture ensures you’re not left waning in between all the sightseeing and you’ll never have to venture far to enjoy the vibrant nightlife.
Dive into the marvellous world of ancient Athens with a full-day experience at the world-famous sights the city has to offer. Uncover stories from Greek mythology as you explore the magical Acropolis and other landmarks. You'll explore the private and public lives of ancient Athenians by decoding the hidden messages within the artifacts they left behind. You'll also visit the majestic temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis Museum. The museum tour is ingeniously designed to explain the true importance of the objects on exhibit through fun and interactive activities. Together with your private guide, you will make this journey through Greek mythology, including the actual historical events behind the myths, the social and political setting that gave these stories their meaning and the relevance they bear today.
Private transfer to Athens airport
Flight from Athens to Crete
A short distance south of the modern port town of Heraklion, Knossos was the capital of Minoan Crete. It is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and, with the first settlement dating back to 7000 BC, contender for Europe's oldest city. The 4000-year-old palaces are grander, more complex, and more flamboyant than any of their contemporaries. Seat of the legendary king Minos, it is the birthplace of thrilling stories, such as the myths of the Labyrinth with its Minotaur and of Daedalus and Icarus. Continue with a visit to The Heraklion Archaeological Museum which houses the most important collection of Minoan antiquities in the world.
Accommodation in Crete
- 251 rooms, suites and villas
- Five restaurants
- Private beach and beach club
- State-of-the-art spa
- Diving and Water Sports Center
- Kids club
- Fitness centre
A short walk from the authentic fishing village of Plaka on Crete’s north east coast, Blue Palace is a large luxury resort with everything you could hope for on a relaxing Grecian break by the sea. A collection of 251 rooms, suites and villas sprawl down the hillside to the private pebble beach, enjoying views out to the historic island of Spinalonga. These range from rooms with balconies to those with private pools, two-roomed set ups ideal for families, and a collection of secluded villas. There are five dining options, including a traditional Greek taverna for relaxed local fair, a smarter Asian restaurant and a steak house, linked by their chefs’ sourcing of the best regional produce. A collection of bars make the most of the views and the Isola Beach Club is a hip setting day and night. The spa has 24 treatment rooms, state of the art facilities and a plethora of treatments available, while the Diving and Water Sports Centre is your hub for activities such as scuba lessons, snorkelling and wake boarding. Cruises aboard the motor yacht or traditional wooden caique are another great way to spend time at sea and young ones are kept more than entertained at the kids club.
The village of Plaka is located in Mirabello Bay, opposite the island of Spinalonga on Crete's north east coast. A number of restaurants have sprung up over the last few years making it a lovely place to come and enjoy great food and the relaxed atmosphere of a Cretan fishing village.
Enjoy a day out in the Cretan sea onboard your catamaran sailing yacht. It features all the modern navigation equipment and amenities, four cabins and two WC with shower. Relax on the deck, enjoy the sea breeze and scenery as you explore the coast of Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Plaka, sailing by the islet of Spinalonga, Kolokytha beach and some beautiful hidden coves. The exact route is decided by your skipper depending on weather conditions. You will be in good hands to relax in a world of your own, soak in the sun, snorkel and swim in crystal waters.
Private transfer to Heraklion Port
Ferry to Paros
Private transfer to your hotel in Paros
Accommodation in Paros
- In-room massage and wellness treatments
- Uninterrupted sea views
Enjoy some time on the beautiful island of Paros, where clusters of white cubic houses are surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax, exploring the glistening waters and idyllic coves and beaches.
Your experience will start at Parikia town, the capital and main port of Paros where the majority of the island’s historical monuments and museums are located. The archaeological museum will be the first stop, home to the amazing statue of Medussa, a mythic creature of ancient Greece. Continue on to the impressive Orthodox Ekatontapiliani church devoted to the Virgin Mary, dating from the post-Byzantine era and the Byzantine museum which is housed inside the church itself. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of Paroikia where you'll feel like you've travelled to another era. Pass beautiful neoclassical houses and a fortification wall (the so-called Frankish castle) dating from the Venetian era. After your historical and cultural exploration of Parikia town you will resume your island tour by visiting the mountain of Stroumblas and 400m from the level of the sea, Lefkes village, the most traditional and picturesque village of the island. As you walk, your guide will narrate the history of the village. There, at a small traditional café, you will be able to taste Greek coffee and homemade traditional 'spoon sweet'.
Walk a short distance to the private marina next to the beach of Seven and board your luxury rib boat. You'll set sail to explore one of the most sought after places in the Cyclades: the small island complex of Koufonisia, also know as the 'Small Cyclades', home to breathtaking bays and sparkling waters. To the south and east of Naxos, five tiny virtually uninhabited islands make up the Small Cyclades. These are Iraklia, Schinoussa, Ano (upper) and Kato (lower) Koufonissi (together known as Koufonissia) and Donoussa. Everyone has their favourite: Iraklia is known for it laid-back vibes, Schinoussa is virtually untouched, Koufonissia is known for its beaches and Donoussa for its scenic walks.
Private transfer to Paros airport
Flight from Paros to Athens