Athens and the Greek Isles 1 - Accommodations
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.
Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, +30 21 4402 5700
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.
Thera 847 00, +30 2286 024780
In Heraklion, on the Island of Crete, we will be staying for 1 night at the Megaron Hotel. The historic property overlooks Heraklion's old Venetian Port and the Archeological Museum of Crete and is within walking distance of the main shopping district. The hotel offers a modern lounge, two elegant restaurants, a roof terrace, a fitness center, an open-air pool, and an excellent breakfast buffet. Most of the hotel's 58 rooms have a remarkable view of the Venetian Castle at the Old Port of Heraklion and the Aegean Sea. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, direct-dial phone, high-speed Internet, and a mini-bar. The luxurious bathrooms come equipped with soft bathrobes, slippers, upscale toiletries, and hair dryers.
9, D. Beaufort, 71202, +30 2810 305300
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.
Platanias 730 14, +30 2821 036500
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.