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Relaxed Tours Pace 2

Crete and the Cyclades



Take a mythical tour of the Greek Cycladic islands

Delve into Greek mythology in Crete, experience the beauty of Paros Island and explore the old town and delightful harbour of Naxos on this superb Greek island tour. Scenic ferry crossings between the three islands will allow plenty of time for relaxing on the turquoise waters of the Aegean, soaking up coastal views along the way.


14 nights in hotels

24 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D)

Excursions and visits

  • Heraklion city tour
  • Visit to Knossos Palace
  • Paros Island tour
  • Tour of Naxos town
  • Cretan countryside

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Day 1 UK-Crete

Aldemar Royal Mare Hotel

Fly to Crete and spend four nights at the locally rated 5-star Aldemar Royal Mare Hotel. D

Please note: 2019 departures stay at the Royal Belvedere Hotel.

Day 2 Crete

Heraklion cathedral

Enjoy an included half-day excursion to Heraklion city where you'll see the stone exterior of its Venetian fort, medieval old town and cathedral. B, D

Heraklion Heraklion Crete Greece Europe

Day 3 Crete

Knossos Palace

Today there's an included half-day excursion to Knossos Palace. It features prominently in Greek mythology, such as Theseus and the Minotaur and Icarus' escape which led him too close to the sun. B, D

Knossos Heraklion Heraklion Crete Greece Europe

Day 4 Crete

Typical Crete

Spend today at leisure or take an optional full-day excursion to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalónga. B, D

Day 5 Crete-Paros

Narges Hotel

Travel by ferry to Paros for a four-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Narges, near the centre of Aliki, a typically unspoilt Greek fishing village. B

Day 6 Paros

Byzantine Church

An included half-day tour reveals Parikia, the capital of Paros. Visit the Byzantine church of Panagia Ekatontapilianí that dates back to 326AD before heading north to the traditional fishing village of Náoussa. B

Day 7 Paros

Whitewashed houses of Paros

Perhaps take an optional excursion to explore the historic ruins of the neighbouring Delos and see the whitewashed houses, windmills and chapels of Mykonos. B

Day 8 Paros


Spend the day at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to South Paros and Antiparos. B

Day 9 Paros-Naxos

Naxos Palace Hotel

Travel by ferry to Naxos, and stay three nights on a half-board basis at the locally rated 4-star Naxos Palace Hotel which is within walking distance of the small village of Stelida. B, D

Day 10 Naxos

Naxos town

Enjoy an included half-day tour of Naxos town. B, D

Day 11 Naxos


Perhaps explore Naxos’ old town and its charming harbour independently. Alternatively, an optional excursion highlights the island’s traditional produce of oranges and olives. B, D

Day 12 Naxos-Crete

Aldemar Royal Mare Hotel

Travel by ferry back to Crete and spend a further three nights at the Royal Mare Hotel. B, D

Please note: 2019 departures return to the Royal Belvedere Hotel.

Day 13 Crete

Cretan countryside

Relax on an included half-day tour of the Cretan countryside where you'll visit tiny Cretan villages and a local winery. B, D

Day 14 Crete

The beautiful waters of Crete

Enjoy the last day of your holiday at leisure. B, D

Day 15 Crete-UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. B

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