Crete & Mykonos Island Hopping Trip
Crete > Mykonos
Crete & Mykonos Island Hopping Trip
A fantastic trip to Crete and Mykonos, two of the best loved islands in Greece that will soon become your favourite, too.
Delve into ancient history, modern culture, and breathtaking scenery by exploring fascinating archaeological sites on Crete, including the Minoan civilization which dates back 5,000 years.
Hike the glorious mountains, discover hidden villages with authentic experiences, and lounge on its famous pink sand beaches.
Mykonos offers picturesque winding streets, iconic whitewashed windmills, gorgeous beaches and more
- Private luxury transfers throughout the trip
- 4 Nights in Crete in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
- Pre-booked sea-transfer from Crete to Mykonos
- 3 nights in Mykonos in a 4 tar hotel with breakfast
- 24/7 Concierge service throughout your trip
- UK flights can be arranged at a supplement from a variety of UK airports
- Price per person based on low season departures. Prices may be higher during peak Summer months.
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Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. It would be easy to spend weeks on Crete and never get bored! This enchanting isle offers a little bit of everything, making it an ideal choice for first-time visitors to Greece. There are beautiful beaches for soaking up the sunshine and swimming, soaring mountains, dramatic caves, Minoan ruins, charming villages and so much more. It also offers plenty in the way of amenities, including a wide range of restaurants, shops, accommodation options, and lively nightlife.
Crete truly has something for everyone. In fact, some say it’s more like a small country than a Greek island. There are four bustling cities on its northern coast, great for shopping, dining, exploring museums and galleries, and people watching. At its center is a mix of rugged mountains for hiking and climbing, while the southern coast offers more tranquility, ideal for sunbathing in seclusion. The island not only boasts especially diverse and often stunning terrain, filled with natural beauty and unique treasures, it also has a rich history that ties into the country’s mythology, as the reported birthplace of Zeus, the ruler of all the gods, and the god of the sky. There are historical sites around nearly every corner, and the island is even home to Europe’s oldest city: Knossos.
Located between the North African and Mediterranean climate zones, Crete has a warm, dry climate, and while it’s hot in the summer, the heat is moderated with cool sea breezes. The warmer months of the year are ideal for refreshing swims in the crystal-clear waters that surround it as well as dips in hotel pools. Fuel your activities with the flavorful local cuisine, renowned for the quality and freshness of its ingredients, the use of wild herbs and greens. The simple Cretan cooking techniques produce a distinguishable taste that leaves most wanting more. The island has its own signature cheeses that are often seen on plates here usually produced from goat’s or sheep’s milk.
Experiences in Crete
This full-day tour will bring you from Chania into the mountains in the Kisamos region and traditional villages to visit family-run wineries, sampling Cretan, Greek and international wines complemented by snacks while learning about the winemaking process. You’ll get to tour an olive factory too, where you’ll see one of the oldest olive trees in the world and sample one of Crete’s most prized products.
Rib boat trips
One of the highlights of any holiday in Crete is getting out on those glistening turquoise waters, soaking up the Mediterranean sun while surrounded by breathtaking scenery and enjoying the salty sea breeze. Enjoy a private boat trip, helmed by an expert skipper, with a stops at Gramvousa Fortress or Balos Lagoon, famous for its outstanding landscape and amazing sea. Complimentary snorkeling gear, drinks and snacks included.
Hike Samaria Gorge
This 10-mile hike will bring you to one of the most impressive natural wonders on Crete, the Samaria Gorge, one of the longest canyons in Europe. Everything you need will be taken care of, so all you’ll have to do is complete the trek and enjoy the spectacular views. Afterward you’ll hop on a boat to Chora Skafion followed by a bus to Chania.
Old Town Chania tour
Old Town Chania has a history that dates back to 5000 BC when it was inhabited by the Minoans. It’s a fascinating place for a walking tour which will bring you through its streets where you’ll witness its past in grand historic buildings, churches, mosques and synagogues. You’ll stroll through alleyways to see Byzantine and Venetian/Ottoman Wall, visit the Jewish Quarter and more.
Explore Traditional Cretan Villages
A day trip packs a punch, bringing history, culture and delicious flavors. You’ll head out with your own private driver/ guide who will share local knowledge as you visit a traditional Cretan villages, a Byzantine church and Aptera archaeological site. You’ll get to taste the popular Cretan aperitif, raki, and hang out with the locals while enjoying lunch in a kafeneio, a traditional Greek coffeehouse, too.
Crete off the beaten path
Explore areas most visitors to Crete never get to see on a full-day guided tour. You’ll travel remote roads in the island’s Rethymno region, visiting beaches, witnessing gorges and palm forests while someone else does the driving. Or visit an old Mitato, a shepherd’s farm in Crete, and learn how to make cheese. Marvel at the Kourtaliotiko and Prasses gorges, and visit traditional villages, enjoy an authentic Cretan lunch!
Discover secluded beaches on boat
Embark on a private four- to six-hour boat trip to discover Crete and the surrounding islands on this exciting tour that stops at beautiful Seitan Limania Beach, a remote stretch of sands, set in a secluded cove surrounded by rock formations, ideal for a tranquil swim in the crystal-clear blue waters. You’ll stop at Katholiko Monastery too, one of the oldest on Crete.
Cooking Class & Wine Tasting
Delve into Crete’s best flavors with a cooking class, winery tour and tasting. Learn all about the island’s cuisine, discovering popular ingredients and recipes. Enjoy that delicious fare complimented by a perfect Cretan wine!
Cosmopolitan Mykonos is renowned for its lively nightlife that provides endless excitement after dark and beautiful beaches for soaking up the sunshine during the day. A place to see and be seen, it’s also ideal for celebrity spotting and shopping, with winding streets lined with art galleries and interesting shops. The isle offers plenty of beauty to gaze at and capture on films, like iconic Cycladic buildings with whitewashed windmills that overlook Mykonos Town and magical sunsets from places like Little Venice and Agios Iannis beach.
Mykonos is renowned for its five-star hotels and decadent parties, attracting superyachts and supermodels with opportunities to dance from dusk ‘til dawn. Sip tropical cocktails under the Aegean sun at more than 30 beaches, with those on the south side famous for their incredible variety of beach bars, clubs, and restaurants. Surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters, it’s an ideal island for swimming as well as for taking part in more thrilling water sports like jet-skiing, parasailing, and scuba diving. With high-end shopping like Louis Vuitton, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with the rich and famous or spoil yourself with handmade accessories, designer labels, leather goods, local art, jewelry and more. A true shoppers’ paradise, where the stores are always open – most stay open well past midnight during peak season.
The nightlife is what attracts many to Mykonos, best started by heading to one of the endless places for fine dining, with famed restaurants like Interni serving Mediterranean fare infused with flavors from around the world and Ling Ling by Hakkasan, an open-air Cantonese restaurant. There are plenty of authentic Greek eateries serving dishes like louza, thin slices of pork cooked in the sun with thyme and oregano, and of course, baklava for dessert. Afterwards you’ll find nearly an overwhelming selection of famous bars and clubs for sampling the nightlife, like Astra in Mykonos Town. A fixture here for decades, it’s a more mellow spot to enjoy a drink early on, but as the night progresses it really heats up. A fiberoptic ceiling mimics the night sky, pulsing in time to the music, where everyone from Keith Richards to Monaco’s royalty have been seen out on the dance floor.
Experiences in Mykonos
You’ll get your own personal guide for this 2.5-hour walking tour through Old Town Mykonos. Stroll the narrow streets lined with magnificent blue and white architecture and postcard-perfect sugar-cube homes. You’ll get to explore Little Venice, visit the Church of Panagia Paraportiani and take in spectacular views of the island’s iconic windmills too, all while learning about the island’s history and how it’s changed over the centuries.
Private Catamaran Cruise
Sail the sparkling Aegean Sea on a private catamaran cruise that will bring you to the archaeological site of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Apollo, as well as Rhenia, an uninhabited island gem. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling (gear included) in remote, secluded coves, spectacular views of Naxos and Paros islands, along with a freshly prepared meal on board and an open bar.
This 6-hour cooking class takes place at a traditional farm estate. Your culinary instructor will teach you how to prepare mouthwatering local recipes using fresh seasonal ingredients, with lunch or dinner options. At the end of the lesson, enjoy the meal that you made, complete with local wine and other drinks. An optional farm, island, Ano Mera village or Mykonos Town tour can be added.
The Authentic Mykonian Experience
Step into the shoes of a Mykonian for the day, visiting a farm in a traditional village. Watch and participate in activities like goat milking, cheesemaking and bread baking, which you’ll enjoy at breakfast along with other farm-fresh ingredients. Take the opportunity to swim on an isolated beach and tour an uninhabited part of the island by 4X4, getting a glimpse at the locals’ daily lives.
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