Life in Chania, Crete

acropolis of athens
chania crete port
elafonisi beach
Incredibly Gorgeous Elafonisi Beach

Day 1:  Arrival Athens Airport, Meet our Driver, and Transfer to your hotel.

Hotel:  Choose from an array of centrally located hotels in the 3*, 4* & 5* range.  Breakfast is always included!

Day 2:  Pickup from your hotel after breakfast.  Half day private City Tour of Athens and the evening at your leisure to roam Plaka and Monastiraki.

Day 3:  Pickup from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Chania, Crete (50 min flight).  Arrival Chania, meet our driver and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel:  Choose from an array of hotels in and around the main port area in the 3*, 4* & 5* range.  Breakfast is always included!  Overnight Chania, evening free for exploring the port.

Day 4:  Fully Day Private to Hike the Samaria Gorge. The walk is 16km with an altitude of 1,230 meters. One of the most spectacular treks in the world with views of the White Mountains, rare flora and fauna (maybe the Kri-kri? ) and a rare viewing of the “Iron Gates.”  This walk descends toward the sea just in time for a swim at the little village of Agia Roumeli.  It’s the hike of a lifetime.

This is a sustained hike, so you should be in good shape for this program. Timing is about 6 hours walking.

Day 5:   Today you will pick up your rental car and head east to Kissamos (about an hour East).  This is a little seaside town where you will stay in an authentic Greek home by the sea.  Supermarket is only a block away, you can grab something for breakfast and maybe some fruit and sandwiches for the beach tomorrow.  Tonight, head out to a local taverna for dinner, visit the little shops for handmade local goods and just enjoy a walk by the sea.  Tomorrow is a big day!

Day 6:  Where will you go today?  We recommend either Balos or Elafonissi.  It’s a tough choice!  Both are incredibly gorgeous and about the same distance from your house.  Go and enjoy one of the true rare beauties on this planet.  Your photos will look like you’ve found paradise, because you have!!

Overnight Kissamos.

Day 7:  Unfortunately, it ends and you must awaken from the dream of living like a Greek.  Hop in your rental and head to the airport for your flight back to Athens in connection with your flight home.

Pricing includes:  Arrival transfer and City Tour in Athens with private car and driver.  All of your hotel/house accommodations.  Samaria Gorge includes pickup and return to your hotel, and professional guide.  Note, entrance to the site and the boat trip from Agia Roumelli are not included and will cost about €15 per person.  Car rental for 2 days. All taxes.

Package price averages $1,500 per person.

balos crete
Amazing Balos Lagoon