Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Santorini & Crete 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 (siblings 14+ ok)

From $7,199 - $7,849 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

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.

Special Youth Savings: Kids 4 to 17 save up to 20%. See details.

Santorini & Crete 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 (siblings 14+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

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 2025: Jun-Aug

From $7,199 - $7,849 /person

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Sun-Splashed Mythical Greek Isles

Beaches, deep mountain gorges and vestiges of great civilizations. Like a gift from the gods, Crete is a vacation paradise. Ride quiet roads on the outskirts of bustling port towns. Hike rugged island terrain and savor tranquil moments by the sea. Then journey across the Aegean to breathtaking Santorini. Ancient Mediterranean islands, world-class hospitality, luxurious coastal retreats. This family trip is legendary.

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Walk/Hike
Biking
Yoga

Highlights

  • Bike through vestiges of great civilizations in Crete, an island known today for its stunning scenery and warm hospitality
  • Hike amid the iconic blue and white colors of Santorini and then watch the sunset from the beach at our paradisiacal hotel
  • Travel back in time as you visit historic sites and old-world hamlets set amid orchards of apricots, figs and pomegranates
  • Enjoy the Mediterranean flavors of local cuisine, savoring delicious fresh dishes honed by deeply rooted cooking traditions
Greece Santorini & Crete Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Greece

Start Heraklion, Crete

End Santorini

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Start your family journey in Crete biking past tiny villages and olive groves • Sip coffee or raki alongside locals in Plaka • Learn a traditional Cretan dance • Soak up the sun over lunch at a local eatery • Cool off with a swim in the dazzling sea at a white-sand beach or relax by the pool at our palatial resort • Follow serene hiking paths through soaring gorges and an idyllic Mediterranean countryside • Discover the ancient ruins at Lato, a well-preserved archaeological site with panoramic views of Crete's peaks and valleys • Travel by boat to neighboring Spinalonga Island • Bike quiet roads to the Aegean Sea from the island's rugged interior • Visit the Areti Monastery in Karydi and discover the legend behind the origins of this fortified site • Taste regional dishes and enjoy Cretan hospitality at a local taverna • Consider a yoga class by the beach or pamper yourself at the spa.

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

Ferry across the jewel-toned Sea of Crete • Arrive in awe-inspiring and alluring Santorini where signature blue and white buildings climb uphill like an architectural bougainvillea • Wander through the island's picturesque mazelike walkways • Hike one of Santorini's most scenic volcanic trails • Step into the past as you explore peaceful Thirasia island • Sample crisp, volcanic soil-grown local wines • Immerse yourself in the elegant simplicity of Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas, a Greek Isle oasis • A sunrise walk shows off the beauty of the Cyclades—the perfect way to complete this family adventure.

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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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)
 

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
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+

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