Travel to Northern Greece and Crete

$6,700.00

Travel to Northern Greece, Crete and Santorini

Friday, June 4th    Depart Dallas

Day 1: Friday, June 5th

Arrive in Thessaloniki by 4 pm.

Transfer to hotel & Check in

Welcome Dinner at restaurant, a classic Thessaloniki seafood establishment 

Day 2: Saturday, June 6th

Breakfast at Hotel

Drive to Winery —Tour & tasting/lunch

Walking food tour of Thessaloniki center with private guide. Explore the cultural history through its café, markets and sample local delicacies. You will have the chance to shop local products directly from small stalls.

Free time to explore the vibrant and multicultural Thessaloniki.

Dinner at restaurant featuring wines from Northern Greece

Day 3: Sunday, June 7th

Breakfast at hotel

Depart for Winery

Tour of winery with picnic lunch in the vineyard

Depart winery & drive to the Tomb of Philip II in Vergina

Tour Tomb of Philip II (father of Alexander the Great)

Return to hotel in Thessaloniki and enjoy free time before dinner.

Dinner at hotel featuring Northern Greek wines 

Day 4: Monday, June 8th

Breakfast at hotel & checkout.

Depart hotel for Amphipolis to see Amphipolis tomb Lion Statue Amphipolis Lion Statue quick stop

Tour & tasting with a light lunch at the winery.

Drive to hotel for check in

Enjoy the spa in the hotel, the cafes by the ponds, the park, town, or take a short trip to a cave.

Dinner at restaurant with regional wines. 

Day 5: Tuesday, June 9th

Breakfast at Hotel

Depart for Philippi

Tour Roman/Byzantine ruins of Philippi then drive to Drama

Greek Family style lunch at a local taverna in Drama with regional delicacies and wines.

Relax at hotel or explore grounds (option for spa)

Winery visit, tour winery production and cellar with winemaker.

Taste regional wines (heavy on reds) and dinner with Chef from Skopia.

Depart Winery for the hotel – Arrive at hotel for the evening.

Day 6: Wednesday, June 10th

Breakfast at Hotel and checkout.

Depart for Thessaloniki airport and flight to Chania on Crete.

Arrive at winery

Late lunch at winery with a tasting of the wines w/short tour of the winery.

Depart for check in to check into Hotel.

Free time. Beach time. Spa time. Can arrange shuttles to downtown Chania for exploring, shopping, dinner

Day 7: Thursday, June 11th

Breakfast at Hotel

Depart for Olive Oil tasting

Olive Oil tasting/Cooking Class (Cooking class and we eat what we cook) and Olive oil production tour. Light Lunch.

Depart Oil tasting for Hotel Free time/Spa time/Beach time/go into old town Chania to explore, shop, etc.

Dinner

Depart to Hotel for the evening. 

Day 8: Friday, June 12th

Breakfast at hotel & checkout.

Drive to Heraklion – Visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.

Leave Museum for winery.

Arrive at winery for a wine tasting, tour & lunch

Leave for Heraklion. Check in at Hotel.  Free time (Shopping, Spa Time, etc.)

Dinner at local restaurant at seaside.

Go back to hotel for the evening. 

Day 9: Saturday, June 13th

Breakfast at hotel.

Palace of Knossos along the coast.

Tour the Palace of Knossos.

Leave Knossos for lunch and tasting at Winery

Depart winery for hotel

Free time. Spa Time. Explore Heraklion City Center, old port, etc.

Leave hotel lobby for dinner

Dinner with special selection of Cretan wines.

Back at Hotel for the evening 

Day 10: Sunday 14th June: Departure

Breakfast at Hotel. Checkout & transfer to the airport.

Depart Crete — Heraklion International Airport (HER)

 

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Travel to Northern Greece and Crete

June 5 – 15, 2020 –  The trip will start in Thessaloniki and we’ll explore the wineries and historical sites around Drama. From there, a flight from Thessaloniki to Crete to visit wineries and sites in Chania and then Heraklion spending a couple of days on the island. We will also spend a couple days in Santorini doing cooking classes, wineries, beach time, archaeological sites, and of course, shopping .