Wellness in Crete & Santorini

Main destination Greece 8 Day Tour

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Wellness in Crete & Santorini
Welcome to Greece where you will experience two of the most vibrant islands in the Mediterranean. This 8-day journey will start in Santorini, one of the most famous islands in the Mediterranean and end in Crete, Greece’s largest island with over 160 miles of beaches! Enjoy cooking lessons that showcase some of the most authentic meze dishes while you take in these remarkable coastlines. In addition to scenic hikes on both islands, you will have a chance to learn about the history in Greece while visiting the archeological site of Knossos.

Hotels:

  • Cresanto Luxury Suites, Santorini
  • Enagron Ecotourism Village, Crete

Included:

Meals:

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 2 Meze Light Lunch
  • 4 Dinners

Activities:

  • Visit Heraklion & the ancient ruins of Knossos
  • Hike from Imerovigli to Oia 
  • Catamaran cruise including snorkeling equipment, fruits and drinks
  • Botanical walk at Enagron Village
  • Wine tour and tasting at Venetsanos Winery
  • Hands on cooking lesson

Other Services:

  • One group round-trip airport transfer privately in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation privately in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • English-Speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Official English-Speaking guide service during the archaeological sites
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, VAT
  • Domestic ferry rides, ferry taxes and fees

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional spa services 
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Travel insurance

Notes:

  • International flights should arrive into Santorini International Airport and depart from Heraklion International Airport
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Day 1

Arrive In Santorini

Welcome to Greece! Your journey will start in Santorini, one of the most famous islands in the Mediterranean! Upon arrival at Santorini International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Imerovigli. Spend the afternoon enjoying the amenities and scenery at this 5-star property.

Finish the first day with dinner at a local restaurant as you take in the postcard sunset images in the distance.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Cresanto Luxury Suites, Standard Suite 

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Day 2

Hiking from Imerovigli to Oia

After breakfast and a morning wellness activity, the morning is yours at leisure to explore or enjoy the hotel amenities. Each room offers a relaxing intimate private plunge pool or hot tub and the town of Imerovigli is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Later in the afternoon, begin a hike around the rim of the famous caldera to picturesque Oia, passing white stone houses and stunning views along the way. Linger on Oia's artsy streets until evening for the best sunset views on the island where you can enjoy dinner on your own. Transportation is provided from Oia back to the hotel at night where you enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.  

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Crestanto Luxury Suites, Standard Suite

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Day 3

Free Day In Santorini

Today, you'll enjoy a morning at leisure after your wellness activity to relax and explore the town of Fira, Imerovigli or Oia. There are a number of shops and restaurants close by, or you can enjoy the amenities on property which include a pool, gym, and spa.

A supplemental optional kayaking tour is also available if you’d prefer to see the island from water.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cresanto Luxury Suites, Standard Suite

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Day 4

Venetsanos Winery

Today, you'll enjoy a morning at leisure after your wellness activity and breakfast. After checking out of the hotel and having lunch on your own, we’ll transfer you to the Venetsanos Winery for a wine-tasting tour. After learning about the volcanic wine production, enjoy a tasting as you soak up your final panoramic view of Santorini.

Late in the afternoon, you'll head to the port to catch an afternoon ferry to Crete, the largest island in Greece. Nothing says “good evening” like watching the sunset over the majestic Mediterranean Ocean. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for dinner and check-in.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 5

Botanical walk and cooking class

Start your day off with a leisurely breakfast while enjoying the grounds of the property. Late in the morning, we will head out for a two-hour leisurely walk, wandering across the forests and fields of Enagron through a majestic network of botanical paths. In route, you can see, touch, smell and even taste all the different species of the wild vegetation that surrounds Enagron as well as the flowers, fruits, and aromatic plants of the farm. Understand how this vegetation has been linked with myth, worship, and pharmaceuticals from the ancient times until today.

At the end of the walk, drink a traditional herbal tea with homemade biscuits and get acquainted with olive oil tasting as you partake in local and authentic cooking lesson. Learn about the local ingredients and recipes as you sample your cuisine. Spend the afternoon exploring Axos Village and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with dinner on the property.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 6

Explore Heraklion and Knossos

After a wellness activity and breakfast at your hotel, spend the rest of the morning at leisure enjoying the pool and nature that surrounds you. Later in the afternoon, we depart to visit the 3,500-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos, a sprawling maze of royal chambers, grand staircases, storerooms, and workshops. This evocative Bronze Age site is believed to be Europe’s oldest city. A professional English-speaking guide will escort you on this visit as you step back in time.

From here, you'll head toward Heraklion's center where you are given a tour of the city with leisure time to follow. After dinner on your own, we’ll return to the hotel for the rest of the evening at leisure.  

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 7

Catamaran Cruise

Start your day off with a morning wellness activity and leisurely breakfast. Later, transfer to the small fishing village of Bali where you can take in the beautiful beaches and coastline of Crete. Later in the afternoon, board a 3-hour catamaran cruise to take in a fresh perspective of the island. The beautiful coastline and majestic shades of blue waters will leave you awestruck as you take in the cool ocean breeze. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and fruits on the boat in addition to snorkeling equipment.

Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure with your farewell dinner on the property filled with great local cuisine and live entertainment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 8

Depart Heraklion

It's time to say farewell to Greece! Today, you'll savor one more breakfast and wellness activity in Crete before your transfer to Heraklion International Airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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The activity Level for this tour is:

Demanding - Multiple high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities throughout the program, but accessible to most healthy travelers. Some training and/or frequent exercise recommended prior to travel.

Day 3
In the afternoon, head to the beach for a sea kayaking tour on the lesser-known south side of the island. Get a new perspective on the shores while you paddle past the Red and White beaches, named for their distinctly colored sands, with plenty of time to stop for swimming and snorkeling in the Aegean's clear water. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Wellness in Crete & Santorini Supplemental Option

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive In Santorini

Welcome to Greece! Your journey will start in Santorini, one of the most famous islands in the Mediterranean! Upon arrival at Santorini International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Imerovigli. Spend the afternoon enjoying the amenities and scenery at this 5-star property.

Finish the first day with dinner at a local restaurant as you take in the postcard sunset images in the distance.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Cresanto Luxury Suites, Standard Suite 

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Day 2

Hiking from Imerovigli to Oia

After breakfast and a morning wellness activity, the morning is yours at leisure to explore or enjoy the hotel amenities. Each room offers a relaxing intimate private plunge pool or hot tub and the town of Imerovigli is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Later in the afternoon, begin a hike around the rim of the famous caldera to picturesque Oia, passing white stone houses and stunning views along the way. Linger on Oia's artsy streets until evening for the best sunset views on the island where you can enjoy dinner on your own. Transportation is provided from Oia back to the hotel at night where you enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.  

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Crestanto Luxury Suites, Standard Suite

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Day 3

Free Day In Santorini

Today, you'll enjoy a morning at leisure after your wellness activity to relax and explore the town of Fira, Imerovigli or Oia. There are a number of shops and restaurants close by, or you can enjoy the amenities on property which include a pool, gym, and spa.

A supplemental optional kayaking tour is also available if you’d prefer to see the island from water.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cresanto Luxury Suites, Standard Suite

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Day 4

Venetsanos Winery

Today, you'll enjoy a morning at leisure after your wellness activity and breakfast. After checking out of the hotel and having lunch on your own, we’ll transfer you to the Venetsanos Winery for a wine-tasting tour. After learning about the volcanic wine production, enjoy a tasting as you soak up your final panoramic view of Santorini.

Late in the afternoon, you'll head to the port to catch an afternoon ferry to Crete, the largest island in Greece. Nothing says “good evening” like watching the sunset over the majestic Mediterranean Ocean. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for dinner and check-in.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 5

Botanical walk and cooking class

Start your day off with a leisurely breakfast while enjoying the grounds of the property. Late in the morning, we will head out for a two-hour leisurely walk, wandering across the forests and fields of Enagron through a majestic network of botanical paths. In route, you can see, touch, smell and even taste all the different species of the wild vegetation that surrounds Enagron as well as the flowers, fruits, and aromatic plants of the farm. Understand how this vegetation has been linked with myth, worship, and pharmaceuticals from the ancient times until today.

At the end of the walk, drink a traditional herbal tea with homemade biscuits and get acquainted with olive oil tasting as you partake in local and authentic cooking lesson. Learn about the local ingredients and recipes as you sample your cuisine. Spend the afternoon exploring Axos Village and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with dinner on the property.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 6

Explore Heraklion and Knossos

After a wellness activity and breakfast at your hotel, spend the rest of the morning at leisure enjoying the pool and nature that surrounds you. Later in the afternoon, we depart to visit the 3,500-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos, a sprawling maze of royal chambers, grand staircases, storerooms, and workshops. This evocative Bronze Age site is believed to be Europe’s oldest city. A professional English-speaking guide will escort you on this visit as you step back in time.

From here, you'll head toward Heraklion's center where you are given a tour of the city with leisure time to follow. After dinner on your own, we’ll return to the hotel for the rest of the evening at leisure.  

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 7

Catamaran Cruise

Start your day off with a morning wellness activity and leisurely breakfast. Later, transfer to the small fishing village of Bali where you can take in the beautiful beaches and coastline of Crete. Later in the afternoon, board a 3-hour catamaran cruise to take in a fresh perspective of the island. The beautiful coastline and majestic shades of blue waters will leave you awestruck as you take in the cool ocean breeze. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and fruits on the boat in addition to snorkeling equipment.

Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure with your farewell dinner on the property filled with great local cuisine and live entertainment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Enagron Ecotourism Village

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Day 8

Depart Heraklion

It's time to say farewell to Greece! Today, you'll savor one more breakfast and wellness activity in Crete before your transfer to Heraklion International Airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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The activity Level for this tour is:

Demanding - Multiple high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities throughout the program, but accessible to most healthy travelers. Some training and/or frequent exercise recommended prior to travel.

Supplemental Options:

Wellness in Crete & Santorini Supplemental Option

Day 3
In the afternoon, head to the beach for a sea kayaking tour on the lesser-known south side of the island. Get a new perspective on the shores while you paddle past the Red and White beaches, named for their distinctly colored sands, with plenty of time to stop for swimming and snorkeling in the Aegean's clear water. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Wellness in Crete & Santorini Supplemental Option
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