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9 Nights

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Athens and Crete are the new destinations for the experience of your dreams in Greece for the opportunity of experiencing the honeymoon of your dreams. As you can witness the major sights in Athens in an amazing package which includes a city tour and then roam around the most mesmerizing Greek islands, admiring the beauty of it thoroughly. You can visit there the enchanting Crete, with its wonderful romantic ambiance, enriched with jaw dropping natural beauty, with its long beaches and breathtaking sights. They are the ideal place for a 9 days perfect honeymoon in Greece, full of romance, relaxation and beauty that the island showcases.

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Day 1

As you arrive in Athens, you will be welcomed by an English speaking driver and then dropped to one of the hotels in Athens downtown. Once you have checked in, then you have the afternoon and evening all to yourself to explore Athens. You can also head to Plaka to enjoy a great traditional meal in one of the local restaurants.

Day 2

After your early breakfast you can then enjoy an Athens City Tour in a coach that is air-conditioned guided by our English speaking guide. Athens offers modern and Ancient monuments and buildings to witness, such as the glorious Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, the Panathinaikon Stadium, where the first modern Olympics was held, the Constitution Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then it's up to you to choose to relax by your hotel pool or visit the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center.

Day 3

As you arrive in Chania you will be warmly welcomed by your English speaking driver who will give you a ride to your hotel in the Old Town of Chania, one of the most scenic towns in Greece. Then you would have to check in and then go for one of the restaurants there for a lovely dinner for two.

Day 4

Enjoy a private walking tour around the old town and the Venetian port. Our walk will allow you to visit the most important sites, such as the Venetian fortifications, the Arsenals, the 1860 Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Food Market, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, and the Turkish quarters behind the inner harbour. The tour will also bring out plenty of hidden spots off the beaten track, which reflect the mix of influences that has given Chania its very unique atmosphere. A walk through time, the tour promises to help you gain an understanding of how the city's multilayered history has unfolded. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5

This tour connects you with the city's essence that is made complete by delicious food and warm, outgoing people. Join our knowledgeable guide to this mouthwatering walk around Chania's historical district that combines a stroll through its most important sites and visits to authentic and colorful food shops and eateries. We will get a glimpse into the past and living history of Chania, architecture and lifestyle as we walk the town, while exploring Crete's flavors and aromas. We will speak with the people behind the scenes and taste local culinary delights, such as the syrupy "loukoumades", traditional "bougatsa pie", rusks, cheese, olives, herbs & spices. An easy walking pace is followed with resting stops that make the tour suitable for all fitness levels.

Day 6

After breakfast you will check out of your hotel and drive to Heraklion. During this you could enjoy the diversity surrounding you, as Crete has a combination of large towns and villages, mountains, plains, lakes and rivers altogether forming a unique blend. After a 2-hour drive, you will visit the ruins of Knossos Palace, where a qualified guide will meet you for a private tour around the site. Knossos Palace, one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, is presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a knowledgeable archaeology guide, who promises to offer in-depth, personal attention, you will browse through the restored palace, piecing together the threads of the story of this great civilization through the structures the Minoans lived in. At the end of the tour, you will be driven to the hotel in Heraklion. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Heraklion.

Day 7

Your private tour will start with a visit at a family-run olive oil estate set on the gently rolling hillsides in the outskirts of Heraklion. Surrounded by olive groves this ecological prototype farm promotes the traditional way of organic olive oil production - the olive oil is stone milled and cold pressed. We will be guided around their premises and have an olive-oil tasting, accompanied by the owners. We will then drive through the vine-growing region and visit a local winery surrounded by 7 hectares of vineyards. The main focus here is to explore the further potentials of Cretan varieties as well as the capacity of foreign varieties to adapt to the Greek climate and eventually to be blended with native ones. After a guiding around the production area and the cellars, you will continue with our hands-on cooking class. You will prepare a number of traditional dishes under the directions of a local lady cook and will discover the secrets of the traditional Cretan diet and its healthy guidelines. The experience will culminate at the table, where you will taste the estate's wines and enjoy the lunch you prepared

Day 8

You have the next one day to do as you please. Crete is one of the largest and most populated of the Greek Islands, so your choices of things to do on this amazing island is endless. The option to sit and relax by your hotel's pool is always there, but this is your chance to see some of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The beaches of Crete are as good as any found in the country and a trip to the centre of the island can provide you with a look at traditional Greek life. You can find dinner at a local taverna or restaurant near to your hotel and get an idea of what you would like to do on this amazing island - your options are almost endless.

Day 9

This is the last day of your honeymoon in Greece. Take your breakfast, and then you will be transferred to Heraklion airport or port for your departure.

Planning excellence

My kids (18 & 20) and I had the most amazing 2-week trip to Greece May/June 2023. We were fortunate to have been introduced to Anthony Alagiah, who came highly recommended through a friend and colleague. I’m a researcher by nature, love planning trips and like to make very purposeful choices. What I lacked was local, expert perspective, and felt I wasn’t getting thorough, objective advice from my usual online sources. I was looking for a professional who would work with me to collaborate, share options, and guide our choices. Anthony has a network of colleagues with Antelope Travel and affiliated agencies throughout Greece who gave timely advice and knew what hotels and excursion providers could be relied on for consistent, quality experiences. Our vacation was impeccably planned from the moment we arrived. The communications were excellent not only during planning but while we were in Greece. We had a clear itinerary, with details, contact names and numbers for every step of our trip - everything from start to finish ran smoothly and we felt very well cared for. The hotel choices, tours/guides and restaurant recommendations were excellent. Overall, it was the trip of a lifetime, and the planning from start to finish exceeded our expectations.

Written June 17, 2023

Greece Family Trip of a Lifetime

Our family of 4 took an 8 day trip to Crete, Santorini and Athens… and we could not have done it without the planning, recommendations and assistance of Anthony and Antelope Travel. We gave Anthony our budget and a rough idea of what we wanted to do with our 2 kids (5 & 7) and he was able to create a trip of a lifetime. Whenever we needed a driver or some assistance, even a last minute restaurant recommendation Anthony and his team were readily available with great solutions. He really listens and can modify things to suit your particular needs. Everything was planned and went accordingly for us, including boarding passes to flights, ferries, booster seats in all vehicles, a private Greek mythology tour and tour of the Acropolis, winery tour and even a stunning catamaran ride in Santorini. We will 100% be recommending Antelope travel to all my friends and family. Thank you for such an incredible family vacation!

Written July 29, 2023

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