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GREECE & HER ISLANDS Crete and the Cyclades 14 nights from £1319 RELAXED Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ 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. Crete ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Crete. Fly to Crete and spend four nights at the at the locally rated 4-star Royal Belvedere Hotel. D Day 2: Crete. 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 Day 3: Crete. 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 Day 4: Crete. Spend today at leisure. Or take an optional full-day excursion on a boat trip from Elounda village to the island and former leper colony of Spinalónga, followed by a scenic coastal drive to Agios Nikolaos, which is built around a deep, natural salt lagoon. B, D Day 5: Crete-Paros. 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. 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. Perhaps take an optional excursion to explore the historic ruins of neighbouring Delos and see the whitewashed houses, windmills and chapels of the island 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. 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. Enjoy an included half-day tour of Naxos town. B, D Day 11: Naxos. Perhaps explore Naxos' old town and its charming harbour. An optional excursion highlights the island's traditional produce of oranges and olives. B, D Day 12: Naxos-Crete. Travel by ferry back to Crete and spend a further three nights at the Royal Belvedere Hotel in 2019. B, D Day 13: Crete. 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. 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 Paros Naxos Aliki Greece nights in hotel Royal Belvedere Hotel Crete Heraklion Knossos Palace Spinalónga 226 To book, please visit your Travel Agent