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GREECE: CRETE & SANTORINI
SEPTEMBER 23 -30, 2024

A unique opportunity to explore the beautiful and soulful country of Greece while engaing in wellness activities, local experiences, and historical walks

Experience 8 days of relaxation and indulgence as you journey through two of the most stunning Greek islands. Explore the spectacular coastline of Crete, savor delicious Greek food, and find your serenity on the tranquil beaches of Santorini. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and beauty of these two remarkable islands. Enjoy a week of adventure, rejuvenation, and relaxation with this journey through the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini.

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what's
included

SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS FOR 2, OR SINGLE PRIVATE ROOMS OFFERED

  • Experience 2 locations: Crete & Santorini

  • Gorgeous Boutique Accommodations- 2 locations

  • Private Daily Yoga with Suzanne

  • Airport Transfer on first and last day

  • Daily Breakfast2 Lunches out4 Dinners out

  • Visit the 3,500-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos

  • Guided Hiking from Imerovigli to Oia

  • Catamaran Cruise one day, with snorkeling option

  • Wine tour and tasting at Venetsanos Winery

  • Hands on Greek Cooking Lesson

  • Wander the city of Heraklion

  • Ferry to Santorini

  • Explore the town of Fira, Imerovigli or Oia on Santorini

  • Transportation privately in an air-conditioned vehicle during the program to all events

  • Official English-speaking guide to support us the entire time

INVESTMENT:

Double Room Per Person: $3199

Private Room for 1: $4199

 

ADD ON IN CRETE: 

  • Upgrade to Double Plus Swim Up +$225 double/$450 single

ADD ON IN SANTORINI

  • Upgrade to Deluxe Sea View Suite with Private Hot Tub: +$200 double/$400 single 

PRICING
+ EXTRAS

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DAY 1: Arrival to Crete at Heraklion

Welcome to Greece! Your journey will start in Crete, the largest island in Greece and fifth largest island in the Mediterranean! Upon arrival at Heraklion International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the grounds of our gorgeous hotel and finish the first evening enjoying dinner together as you take in the beautiful scenery surrounding you.

ACCOMMODATION: Paralos Lifestyle Beach

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DAY 2: Botanical Walk & Cooking Class

  • Start your day with breakfast and Yoga with Suzanne

  • Get acquainted with olive oil tasting as you partake in a local and authentic cooking lesson. Learn about the local ingredients and recipes as you sample your cuisine.

  • Spend the afternoon on an optional walk, or exploring Axos Village

  • Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with dinner on the property

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DAY 3: Explore Heraklion And Knossos

  • Start your day with morning yoga and breakfast

  • Visit the 3,500-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos, a sprawling maze of royal chambers, grand staircases, storerooms, and workshops. This evocative Bronze Age site is believed to be Europe’s oldest city.

  • Visit and wander Heraklion's center where you are given a tour of the city with leisure time to follow.

  • Dinner on your own in town

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DAY 4: See the Crete Coastline

  • Start your day off with a morning Yoga session with Suzanne

  • Transfer to the small fishing village of Bali where you can take in the beautiful beaches and coastline of Crete.

  • Board our private catamaran cruise to take in a fresh perspective of the island. The beautiful coastline and majestic shades of blue waters will leave you awestruck as you take in the cool ocean breeze.

  • Enjoy drinks, snacks, and fruits on the boat in addition to snorkeling 

  • Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure

  • Dinner with our group on the property filled with great local cuisine.

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DAY 5: Head to Santorini 

  • Head in the morning to the port to catch a ferry to Santorini, one of the most iconic islands in the Mediterranean.

  • Free time for lunch once in Santorini

  • Wine tasting at Venetsanos Winery. After learning about the volcanic wine production, enjoy a tasting as you soak up a panoramic view of Santorini.

  • Check in at the hotel and the remainder of the evening is at leisure.

  • Evening Stretch/ Yoga Nidra offered

ACCOMMODATIONS: Cresanto Luxury Suites

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DAY 6: Hike and Wander Oia

  • Enjoy breakfast and a morning Yoga session with Suzanne

  • Leisure morning to explore or enjoy the hotel amenities: plunge pools/ spa/ jacuzzi

  • Each room offers a relaxing intimate private plunge pool or hot tub

  • Take a walk to the town of Imerovigli, only a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

  • Guided afternoon hike around the rim of the famous caldera to picturesque Oia, passing white stone houses and stunning views along the way.

  • Linger on Oia's artsy streets until evening for the best sunset views on the island

  • Dine in town wherever you like or wander the town 

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DAY 7: A Day to Enjoy Santorini

  • Enjoy a yoga session before breakfast

  • Explore the town of Fira, Imerovigli or Oia. There are several shops and restaurants close by, or you can enjoy the amenities on property which include a pool, gym, and spa.

  • Join the group for our farewell dinner at a local restaurant to toast the ending of your wellness retreat!

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DAY 8: Yoga + Departure

We want you to feel relaxed and recharged before returning home

  • If time allows, start your last day in Greece with a one-hour morning yoga session for positive energy

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast before saying goodbye

  • Transfer to Santorini airport included

NOTES

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client

  • Personal expenses

  • International airfare, taxes, porter if required

  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out

  • Alcoholic drinks, personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities

  • Travel insurance

  • Meals on your own

Notes:

  • International flights should arrive into Heraklion, and depart out of Santorini

  • Travelers Insurance recommended *typically must be purchased within 20 days of deposit placed

Investment: 

  • Double Room per person: $3199

  • Single Room for 1: $4199

 

Upgrade Crete Hotel: 

  • Double Plus Swim Up + $225 double/$450 single

Upgrade Santorini Hotel

  • Deluxe Sea View Suite with Private Hot Tub: + $200 double/$400 single 

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