Athens and the Greek Isles 1
In Athens, we will be staying for 2 nights at the boutique Hotel Herodion, ideally located a few minutes’ walk from the Acropolis, the Herodes Atticus Ancient Theater, the New Acropolis Museum and the lively Plaka area. This first class property has an elegant contemporary look, contrasting with its ancient surroundings. Its 90 fully air-conditioned rooms, with classy amenities feature in-room electronic safe, hair-dryers, marble bathrooms, direct dial phones, satellite TV, free WiFi, laundry and dry cleaning service, mini bar, double insulated windows, and room service. The guestrooms are tastefully furnished and most have private balconies with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis. The hotel’s taverna style restaurant specializes in traditional and modern Greek cuisine. The bar is furnished with fine antiques, Greek works of art and a wood-burning fireplace and offers a setting usually reserved for fine personal residences. The cafe, with its glass walls and ceilings opening to the back garden shaded by pistachio trees, is an informal place to relax. The roof terrace is the perfect place from which to appreciate the breathtaking view of the Acropolis, while lounging in the deck chairs with your drink, surrounded by potted olives trees and soothing sounds of cascading water.
In Santorini, we will be staying for 3 nights at the Volcano View Hotel. Built in the style of the traditional Cycladic architecture, Volcano View Hotel blends perfectly with the surrounding Aegean landscape. The hotel is located just five minutes from downtown Fira, the charming capital of the island. Suspended in tranquility between the sea and the sky, its location offers some of the world's most breathtaking views. The hotel consists of 82 guest rooms with private balconies or terraces overlooking the sea and the volcano. All rooms are equipped with individual climate control, satellite TV, music, kitchenette, wireless Internet access, direct dial phone, safety deposit boxes and hair dryers. The hotel has a restaurant, coffee bar, pool bar and snack bar. There are three outdoor swimming pools located on different levels of the hotel, cascading down the Caldera. One of the pools has a hydro massage.
In Heraklion, on the Island of Crete, we will be staying for 1 night at the boutique Hotel Lato. Hotel Lato is situated across from the old Venetian Port, and right next to the Archeological Museum of Crete. The hotel is fully air-conditioned, offers a modern lounge, two elegant restaurants, a roof terrace and an excellent breakfast buffet, bar with a fireplace and a snack room. The property offers room service, business center, laundry and dry cleaning services. Most of the hotel's 50 rooms have a remarkable view of the Venetian Castle at the Old Port of Heraklion. All rooms have private bathrooms, are sound insulated and equipped with independent air-conditioning, Satellite web browser TV, direct-dial phone, high speed Internet, mini-bar, hair dryer, and a balcony or terrace.
In Chania, on the Island of Crete, we will be staying 4 nights at the Minoa Palace Resort. This modern beachfront hotel is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Platanias, west of the picturesque town of Chania, offers majestic views of the sea and the White Mountains. To the north, the hotel enjoys panoramic views of the endless golden beach of Platanias with the shimmering sapphire blue Aegean. The hotel offers 4 outdoor swimming pools, 2 open-air jacuzzis, gym, jewelry shop, mini market, conference center, tennis and mini football court, 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning, and an extensive spa and wellness center. All rooms feature individually controlled air conditioning/heating, direct dial phone, tea & coffee making facilities, electronic safe, high speed Wi-Fi Internet (through DIA line), satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar and afternoon turn down service, marble bathrooms (with phone), sitting-room and elegant furnished balconies or terraces.
In the highly unlikely event that our original accommodations must be changed, the alternative accommodations will be a hotel of equal or higher standard. No change will be made to the cost of the tour.