Santorini & Crete Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required

From $6,999 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Santorini & Crete Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Aug

Dolce Tempo Journey among the Sun-Splashed Mythical Greek Isles

Two ancient Mediterranean islands. According to Greek mythology, the birthplace of Zeus and the land of the Minotaur. Today they’re legendary for a different set of reasons. Sparkling seas and inviting beaches. Epic mountaintops and seaside villages. Incredible hospitality, fresh cuisine and sumptuous lodgings. Get ready for a family adventure of mythical proportions.

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Walking
E-biking
Yoga

Highlights

  • Journey back in time through old-world villages and historical sites as you walk and e-bike through groves of olive trees and orchards of apricots, figs and pomegranates
  • Explore the vestiges of ancient civilizations, discover the mythology that lives in the hillsides and caves of Crete, and go beyond the beaches on whitewashed Santorini
  • Celebrate the natural bounty of the Mediterranean with wine tastings, lingering terrace dinners and village tavern lunches on these two idyllic isles
  • Indulge your senses in our luxurious hotels with spa treatments and poolside afternoons boasting mesmerizing views of the dazzling Aegean Sea

 

 

Greece Santorini and Crete Easygoing Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Greece

Start Heraklion

End Santorini

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Begin your family's e-biking journey with a spin through classic Cretan landscapes of villages and olive groves • Cool off with a swim in the dazzling sea or relax in the pool at our palatial resort • Learn a traditional Cretan dance • Pause for a coffee or cold drink at a local taverna • Explore the majestic Kritsa Gorge, where lush vegetation grows from sheer rock walls • Explore the ancient ruins at Lato, a well-preserved archaeological site with extraordinary panoramic views of Crete’s mountains and valleys • Spend an afternoon on neighboring Spinalonga Island learning more of its layered history, or consider some beach time and testing your skills on a stand-up paddleboard • Be welcomed at the Areti Monastery in Karydi • Visit the enchanting seaside town of Elounda and enjoy lunch at a local taverna • Immerse yourself in village life and enjoy dinner and drinks at your leisure • Pamper yourself at the spa or find your balance with a yoga class.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
Plaka
Premiere Hotel

Modern, eco-friendly design and Greek tradition harmoniously coexist in this luxurious retreat with multiple pools boasting sea views and menus curated by a Michelin-starred Chef. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Cross the sapphire Cretan Sea and arrive to picturesque Santorini in style • Wander the white-and-blue alleyways of the postcard-perfect town and enjoy a coffee served with a sea view • Walk the path that leads to the island’s volcanic caldera, with no shortage of viewpoints for photos • Arrive to our chic home for the next two nights, Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas • Sample local wines made from grapes grown in the island’s volcanic soil • Visit Thirasia Island • Take one last morning walk to say goodbye to this unforgettable island.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas
Santorini
Premiere Hotel

Overlooking the dazzling Aegean Sea, this chic oasis blends elegant style with the authentic feel of this enchanting Greek isle. (pool, spa)
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain & Shuttles

Crete is renowned for its spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic gorges. The routes on this trip take you through the best of this diverse landscape. Level sections of riding are few and far between, and extreme seasonal changes in temperature can leave the roads weathered and worn. Also note that some routes follow quiet winding roads with minimal shoulder and few guardrails. 

Shuttle Time

In order to access the most scenic biking routes and significant points of interest on this trip, strategic shuttles are incorporated into several days of our itinerary. Most will be limited to an hour or so at a time, but on some days you can expect to spend a bit more time in the shuttle. Please note that we have planned our itinerary to make the most of our time on these spectacular islands.

Ferry Crossing

We travel by public ferry across the Aegean Sea to access the wonders of Santorini Island. Be prepared for the possibility of wet windy conditions and bring seasickness medication if you think you'll need it.

Summer Heat & Crowds

Crete and Santorini are popular tourist destinations with busy peak seasons, especially during the summer months and on national holidays. We've planned our itinerary to take you off the beaten path, but crowds are common on these islands. And keep in mind that summer heat can make biking and hiking more challenging.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-3

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
Plaka

Premiere Hotel

Modern, eco-friendly design and Greek tradition harmoniously coexist in this luxurious retreat with multiple pools boasting sea views and menus curated by a Michelin-starred Chef. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas
Santorini

Premiere Hotel

Overlooking the dazzling Aegean Sea, this chic oasis blends elegant style with the authentic feel of this enchanting Greek isle. (pool, spa)
 

From $6,999 /person

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Bikes

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $6,999 /person

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