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Crete, Santorini & Mykonos Island Hopping Trip

Crete> Santorini > Mykonos

7,10,14 nightsfrom $1,395 Per Personmykonos
Recommended for: Families and couples looking to enjoy delicious food, amazing beaches and spectacular sights
Best For: This is a sample itinerary which can be tailored based on the number of nights, hotel preference and budget.

Oia Santorini, Greece
Vlychada Beach in Santorini

Crete, Santorini & Mykonos Island Hopping Trip

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 mountains and lounge on its famous pink sand beach.

 

Santorini was shaped by a volcano some 3,600 years ago. The major blast blew away its heart, leaving the dramatic caldera that still smokes today. It created red- and black-sand beaches, as well as the cliffs that are now home to iconic white-and-blue villages.

Mykonos offers picturesque winding streets, iconic whitewashed windmills, gorgeous beaches and more

 

Rethimno old town, Crete
Mykonos, Greece

What's Included

  • Private luxury transfers throughout the trip
  • 3 Nights in Crete in a 5 star hotel with breakfast
  • Pre-booked sea-transfer from Crete to Santorini
  • 2 Nights in Santorini in a 4 star hotel with breakfast
  • 2 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.

Why Book with Unforgettable Greece

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Destination Guide

Crete, Greece

Crete

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.

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Experiences in Crete

  • Jeep Safari in Crete, Greece

    Jeep Safari

    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.

  • Day trip to Balos, Crete

    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.

  • Hiking Samaria Gorge, Crete

    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, Crete

    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.

  • Vamos Villages, Chania Crete

    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.

  • Cheese making in Crete

    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!

     

  • Rib Safari in Chania, Crete

    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.

  • Delicious Cretan Salad

    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!

Santorini, Greece

Santorini

Santorini oozes romance, one of the reasons it’s so popular for honeymoons and all sorts of romantic escapes, though it’s on or near the top of just about every travelers’ bucket list. Stepping off the ferry you might think that you’ve stepped into a dream, with the endless whitewashed buildings adorned with blue doors and shutters, creating a breathtaking palette that reflects the sea and the sky, built into rugged cliffs that slope down to the glistening waters below. It’s all about jaw-dropping views, which can be found just about everywhere on this crescent-shaped outcrop.

On the island’s northern tip at Oia, churches, hotels, and homes spill down rock walls, creating one of the planet’s most stunning backdrops, though the scenery at sea level is just as impressive. While Santorini may not have many white sand beaches for lounging on, it does boast some of the most unique stretches on the planet, like Red Beach, where the cliffs with their fiery-red hue are turned into crimson sand at the bottom and framed by dazzling cerulean water. Of course, Santorini is well known for its black sand beaches like Perivolos and Perissa and Perivolos, but it also offers several beaches with white sand as well. Wine enthusiasts can take advantage of fine local wine which is especially high quality due to the land’s volcanic elements. It flows almost as freely as the hot springs near the volcano, with vineyards and wineries dotted across the island, including Boutari Winery, established back in 1879.

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Experiences in Santorini

  • Thirassia Santorini Greece

    E bike Tours

    Explore the hidden island of Thirassia just 1 nautical mile away from Santorini. Get on your electric bike on this fun half-day tour that will bring you to some of the island’s most impressive spots to see the sunset away from the crowds and a spectacular view to Santorini!  Let your bike do all the work for you as you discover hidden treasures most tourists don’t get to see, ride alongside the caldera, and enjoy a guided tour on one of the most secluded destinations in Cyclades.

  • Santorini tours Greece

    Santorini Wine Tasting

    Wine enthusiasts can enjoy the highlights of Santorini as well as the opportunity to sample the island’s fine wine on this small group tour. You’ll get to visit the breathtaking village of Oia, Pyrgos and Megalochori, soak up the views from Prophet Elias Monastery and enjoy a wine tasting featuring local varietals at a picturesque winery that overlooks the dramatic caldera.

  • Greece sailing

    Catamaran day cruise

    Sailing around Santorini provides a stunning perspective of one of the world’s most unique and beautiful islands. This tour will bring you along its shores a luxury catamaran, with a stop to soak in natural hot springs and a visit both the White and Red beaches for a swim. While you have fun, the crew will prepare a BBQ feast that will be enjoyed with local white wine and cocktails.

  • Athens Paros Santorini trip

    Cooking Class & Wine

    A favorite among food enthusiasts, enjoy a unique cooking experience in a traditional cave house on Santorini. You’ll be immersed into the local culinary traditions as you learn how to prepare traditional dishes with hands-on-instruction from your guide. Afterwards, enjoy the meal you helped to make paired with wine, Greek coffee and dessert on a beautiful terrace. You’ll even get to take home some recipes.

Destination Guide

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos

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.

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Experiences in Mykonos

  • Mykonos Greece

    Walking Tour

    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.

  • Sailing Mykonos

    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.

  • Food Greece

    Cooking Class

    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.

  • Mykonos Tour Greece

    The Authentic Mykonian Experience

    Step into the shoes of a Mykonian for the day, visiting a farm in a traditional village. Get to know the animals, 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 a private, isolated beach and tour an uninhabited part of the island by 4X4, getting a glimpse at the locals’ daily lives and spectacular island scenery.

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