CROATIA & GREECE – BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

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Trip overview

There has been a lot of talk which country is better to visit Croatia or Greece – we say why not both? With direct flight connections between those two countries this private custom trip to Greece and Croatia shows you best hidden secrets of both destinations. The tour starting in Split, the city of hundred peculiarities and appealing monuments full of backstories. Progress through Split sightseeing to reach the town Trogir and find out how it deserved its proud nickname “the city museum”. Explore Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia and end your Craotia trip in ‘jewel of the Adriatic’ – Dubrovnik and it’s famous 13th century city walls where Game of Thrones was filmed. After Dubrovnik, it is time to leave Croatia and indulge into rich culture of Greece. Walk through Athens is like a convincing history show that is taking eager travelers to ancient era with time machine. Be ready to leave Athens for something that is more humble, but equally captivating – Mykonos and Santorini  islands.

Please keep in mind that all our tours are tailor-made according to our clients interests and wishes. If there is something in this itinerary you would like to change or customize, please contact us . We will gladly modify the itinerary to meet your preferences.

Trip map and locations

Split, Croatia

Trogir, Croatia

Hvar, D116, Hvar, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Elaphiti Islands, Croatia

Athens, Greece

Mýkonos, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Trip itinerary


DAY 1: SPLIT ARRIVAL

Welcome to Split, the second largest city in Croatia and the city that has all. Roman ruins and grand museums alongside fashionable cafes and trendy shops. Without hiding their pride, the people of Split will tell you that their city is “the most beautiful one in the world and beyond”. You better not discuss this with them for well spirited Split will convince you in this as soon as you discover it!

Private transfer to your hotel. Hotel amenities will help you to relax and rejuvenate.

Overnight in Split.

DAY 2: TROGIR & SPLIT EXPLORER TOUR

After breakfast departure to Trogir, a very colorful city with a historic past and city under UNESCO protection. Trogir is a “city-museum” in every sense of the word. More than 2300 years in existence, the city provides lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture and cozy alleyway streets and unforgettable setting. The old core of Trogir is an island surrounded by city walls which has been influenced by the Romans, Greeks and Venetians. Explore Trogir with our local guide.

After exploring Trogir, return back to Split where you will travel back in time on our walking tour of Split. Croatia’s second-largest city, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance between tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split has been humming along for thousands of years. Discover all the hidden secrets with your local guide before your free time in the afternoon.

Overnight in Split.

DAY 3: SPLIT – HVAR

Embark on a shared catamaran/ferry and start your adventurous boat ride to Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia. Hvar is a visual feast for lovers of architecture and it looks like “an open-air gallery” for every style which is waiting to be discovered. Hvar is proud that it has the sunniest hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea. Many people say of the town Hvar that it is a town as from a fairy- tale because its architecture, wonderful nature and its mild climate. Everybody can find in Hvar all what gives peace to the soul and relaxation to the body.

Upon your arrival to Hvar port, private transfer to your hotel. Hotel amenities will help you relax and rejuvenate.

Overnight in Hvar.

DAY 4: HVAR ISLAND WINE TOUR WITH TRADITIONAL LUNCH

Your half-day wine tour will take you on a journey through centuries of vineyards of Hvar, with your expert local guide bringing the wines to life and unraveling Hvar wine story. You will start our journey in Hvar and start with a drive through the island inland. You will pass through old villages Brusje and Velo Grablje and through many Lavender Fields. The best part begins in Jelsa, where one specially chosen winery is waiting for you. Try basil or sage flavored olive oil and decide to move to Hvar permanently. After wine tasting you will head to an old, abandoned village Malo Grablje for a fabulous traditional 3 course lunch paired with Mr. Berti’s wine. We recommend Peka – traditional way of preparing dishes (choose between veal, lamb or octopus) under the iron bell.

After this tasteful day return back to your hotel for free evening.

Overnight in Hvar.

DAY 5: HVAR – DUBROVNIK

Embark on a shared catamaran/ferry and start your sea adventure to the Pearl of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik lies in the extreme south of Croatia, basking in glorious Mediterranean sunshine for much of the year. A fairytale fortress of beautiful Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance churches, aristocratic palaces, red-roofed townhouses, magnificent monasteries and fascinating history, it is almost impossible to feel anything but uplifted and inspired here.

Upon your arrival to Dubrovnik port, private transfer to your hotel. Hotel amenities will help you relax and rejuvenate.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 6: DUBROVNIK EXPLORER TOUR

After breakfast you will explore the wonders of Dubrovnik’s Old City Centre, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most important living historical monuments in this part of Europe. Your expert guide will take you around this magical medieval town full of legends and give you a glimpse of the incredible history that makes Dubrovnik such a unique city. Explore Dubrovnik City Walls and enjoy a unique view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik including its narrow streets and small squares.

Rest of the day is at leisure. Wander the bustling boutiques, markets and bars, savor freshly-caught seafood while gazing out to sea at sunset; walk along the iconic walls, or take a cable car up to Mount Srđ for the most spectacular views in all of Dubrovnik. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town and its towering walls rise above a 13th-century main street that literally sparkles in the sun. No wonder so many consider Dubrovnik a precious gem.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 7: ELAFITI ISLAND HOPPING

Morning at leisure to enjoy the city of Dubrovnik.

In the afternoon embark on a private boat and discover the impressive Elafiti Islands archipelago. These precious islands are a natural wonder – but they are also so much more. This Dubrovnik islands tour will provide you with a real experience of island life, Dalmatian style, of course. You can go for a swim in a crystal-clear sea, wander around in the shade of Mediterranean vegetation, explore interesting small villages or simply take a journey through the local cuisine, it’s up to you!

Reservation in BOWA restaurant, a secret garden of delights for all senses and a small world of its own, a place where a lovely table is waiting for you.

As the sun goes down, the moon rises and stars appear in the sky. The lighthouses, Dubrovnik city and Zaton Bay lights will show us the way back.

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 8: DUBROVNIK – ATHENS

Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight to Athens.

Step into the luxury of ancient history with your arrival in Athens, the vibrant capital of Greece. Ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace, bustling Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. Iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museums, lively cafes and al fresco dining.

Private transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Athens.

DAY 9: ATHENS EXPLORER TOUR

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, and the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. A walk through its galleries is a walk-through history – between the masterpieces of the Archaic and Classical periods, but also in the ancient neighborhoods of Athens. Afterwards, proceed to Plaka district, Athens’s oldest and most picturesque neighbourhood. The maze of cobblestone pedestrian streets is lined with shops, boutiques, souvenir stands and flea market stalls that beckon all that enter. Here you will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Overnight in Athens.

DAY 10: ATHENS – MYKONOS

Private transfer to the port where you will embark on a shared ferry to Mykonos, Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. According to mythology, Delos is the island where god Apollo was born and this is why there is an entire sanctuary dedicated to this god.

Private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 11: MYKONOS EXPLORER TOUR

Mykonos – Labyrinth and Landscape… A pearl in the Aegean Sea – blue sky, beautiful snow – white houses, lovely beaches everywhere… Starting the City-and Island tour by walking the small and narrow streets. You will get orientation and information in the labyrinth of the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town. Of course, you will see the famous wind-mills and find Petrus the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. Next, you will explore the island with a bus, visit some of the most famous beaches and the inner landscape. You will see fishermen and kaikis, small private chapels and houses built in typical cyclidic style. In the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera where you will have some free time for a stroll around the traditional square. There you can visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century. Continue to Kalafatis beach where you will have some time to relax or have a coffee at your own cost before going back to town.

Overnight in Mykonos.

DAY 12: MYKONOS – SANTORINI

Private transfer to the port where you will take a shared ferry over to Santorini. Santorini, or Thira, is the top destination in Greece and among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world. Located in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades islands, Santorini Island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Amazing villages has been constructed on the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the sea.

Apart from the fabulous caldera villages, Santorini Greece is also famous for the romantic sunset, the volcano and the luxurious resorts. Private transfer to your hotel and hotel check in.

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 13: SANTORINI PRIVATE SUNSET CRUISE

Discover Santorini’s beautiful coastline with this delightful sunset cruise. Enjoy an refreshing swim in the clear blue waters at the red beach, and sail past the big lighthouse south of the caldera. Explore secluded volcanic beaches, experience the volcanic hot springs or simply relax on deck. First stop is at the Red Beach for swimming and snorkeling. Next stop is at the White Beach reserved for swimming and for the barbecue onboard. Sails past Aspronisi, Ancient Lighthouse, Akrotiri and Indian Rock. Third stop at Hot Springs for swimming. And lastly, stop below the picturesque village of Oia to watch the sunset.

Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 14: FLY OUT

Private transfer to Santorini airport.

Fly out of Greece.

Price & Inclusions

Benefits and special perks you get by booking with VIA:

  • Pre-checked Via hotels
  • Negotiated hotel amenities
  • 24/7 local concierge that makes the trip so much more special with recommendations on the spot and flexibility within the tours and itinerary making each trip stress free
  • Exclusive day trips and tours not bookable anywhere else
  • Top-natch local guides (over 20 languages available)
  • Private transfers with high class vehicles no older than 3 years

 

All our itineraries and trips are custom made to each client. The above itinerary (price from) is calculated based on 2 people traveling in low season in 4* hotels with all private tours and transfers. The price of the itinerary can go up or down depending on the season, changes on the itinerary and/or specific requests.

 

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