If the Greek islands are beckoning you to have a nice romantic holiday, that is very relaxing, and memorable, then this 8-day Gorgeous Greek Islands tour suits up well. After arriving at the capital city of Athens, the islands you visit as part of this tour would be Santorini and Crete. While in Athens, you go around visiting the many landmarks. Next, you take a ferry ride to the beautiful island of Santorini and here you have a great time together. Then finally, you reach Crete which offers a fitting finale to your romantic holiday with a romantic candlelight dinner.
On Day 1 and Day 2, you arrive in Athens and you start exploring with an interesting tour of the capital city of Greece and discover the birthplace of civilization with your loved one.
On Day 3, you now move to the next romantic destination, Santorini by ferry.
On Day 4 and Day 5, you explore Santorini, both on your own and on our recommended volcano and hot springs tour.
On Day 6 and Day 7, you leave by ferry to the largest island in Greece, Crete. Here you are taken to Heraklion, the capital city of Crete and you spend the next two glorious days here.
On Day 8, your trip comes to a close and you return home from Heraklion.
Day 1: Athens Arrival You arrive at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The airport transfer will take you to your hotel, where you will stay overnight.
Athens, the capital of Greece, is famous for its art and architecture, the Acropolis masterpieces, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and a lot more. The ancient city-state of Athens derived its name from the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, who the people considered the patron of the city.
Day 2: Athens City Tour & Acropolis Museum The Athens city tour starts from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games were held in 1896 AD (a short stop). Tour continues towards the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament, and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). You then visit the Acropolis. Here you witness the architectural marvels of the Golden Age of Athens: The Temple of Athena, the Erechtheion, Propylaea, Nike, and the Parthenon.
You stay overnight in Athens.
Day 3: Athens - Santorini After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini. On arrival, you transfer to your hotel and check-in and stay overnight in Santorini.
Day 4: Santorini Cruise to Volcanic hot springs Today, after breakfast you proceed on our highly recommended tour to the volcano and the hot springs.
The cruise takes you through some beautiful locales and the Aegean Sea and while on the island, enjoy some great views of the surroundings. From here, you are taken to the famed volcanic hot springs. While here, you can take a healing swim in the sulphurous waters. And you can visit the bays and coves of Palia Kammeni and here you can swim, relax or even go snorkeling in the clear blue waters. You stay overnight in Santorini.
Day 5: Santorini Buffet breakfast and then you have the day to spend on your own. You stay overnight in Santorini.
Day 6: Santorini - Heraklion / Crete You transfer to the port for your ferry ride to Crete’s capital city, Heraklion. On arrival, you transfer to the hotel and check-in. You stay overnight in Heraklion. Later, in the night you go for a nice romantic candlelight dinner and enjoy some great moments with your partner.
Day 7: Heraklion You have the day free which you can spend exploring Heraklion. Alternatively, you opt can opt for a Heraklion city tour. While on this tour, you can visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, you can also visit the Venetian Fortress and the Church of Agios Titos.
Day 8: Departure from Heraklion You transfer to the airport for your flight back home, and your memorable trip comes to a close.
While on your Gorgeous Greek Islands romantic tour you get to see and visit:
The Temple of Olympian Zeus
Athens Trilogy - The University of Athens, the Academy of Athens and the National Library
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
In Crete (optional tour)
Explore the Archaeological site of Phaistos
The Venetian Fortress
Church of Agios Titos
Volcanic hot springs
The coves of Palia Kammeni
When to Go
It’s best to travel to Greece from April till October.To enjoy the tranquility of Greece, it’s best to travel during the spring season as boat services are functional and offers you amazing view of the different islands. December to March is generally quite cold but it is mildest winters in Crete and Rhodes Island. Post July – October, Greece experiences the highest footfalls and is perfect to admire the beauty and charm of the place especially for couples and honeymoongoers.
2 nights stay at Athens
3 nights stay at Santorini
2 nights stay at Heraklion
Daily breakfast at hotel
Private transfers by Mercedes Van in Athens
Private transfers by Standard car from Athens hotel - port
Transfers port - hotel and Santorini Port on standard private car
Private transfers by standard car port - hotel in Heraklion - Airport
Ferry economy class ticket by Blue Star Ferries: Piraeus - Santorini
Speed economy class ticket by Sea Jet: Santorini - Heraklion
City tour, incl. visit at Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, by regular organized Coach Tours, with official English Speaking guide
Romantic Candle light dinner at Crete (restaurant) with transfers on private
Santorini - Volcano & Hot Spring Tour
All above mentioned include local taxes and VAT
All tours on shared basis (pick up from city centre)
Not included: Air Tickets, Visa, Insurance, City taxes and gratuities, GST
Our Top Tips
The Mud Bath in the volcano is highly recommended for honeymoon couples. Take a short trip on a boat to the outskirts of the Volcano and cherish a relaxing bath in the hot springs and give each other a romantic mud massage.
Experience a lovely stay at the Cave hotel – The rooms are built into the walls of Caldera and overlook the serene ocean waves.
Oia has beautiful tapered lanes that are enclosed by white washed buildings with domed roofs. Walk through the romantic lanes and hunt for unique jewelry made of lava rocks on Fira Island.
Enjoy bathing on the Black Beach and have a romantic time at the Perissa beach in Santorini.
The best way to explore the serenity of the island and to cherish its tranquility, it is best recommended that you hire a scooter or a 4-wheeler.