Air & Land: AUD$3509* Land Only: AUD$2249
3 Athens, 3 Mykonos, 3 Santorini, 3 Crete
Tour Type: Independent
Season: Apr - Sep '18
8 Day Athens with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , August 2017
It was a great trip. Combining the land tour with the cruise was a great idea; see it all while we were there.
Both of the guides were really good; Panos was so fun and Maria was almost as good as Nam (our first guide with Gate 1, in Turkey. He set the bar really high as he was so phenomenal). Greece is wonderful, the islands beautiful, the country magical in it's mythology and ancient ruins.
We look forward to our next trip in December to India/Nepal. Thanks again for all you've done for us.
Scott C. Banner Elk, NC
12 Day Classic Greece with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , August 2017
It was nice! The trip was better than I thought it would be. It provided a good overview of Greece and Greek history. I like that Gate 1 is efficient for the traveler. No waiting in lines and getting to the interesting sites early in the morning so that it is uncrowded and before it gets too hot.
We were able to probably do 50% more in the same amount of time over trying to coordinate everything on our own.
I was pleased with the ship as well, "Olympia". The food was on par with other cruise ships of that category/hotels and the bar service through out the ship was the very best that I have experienced and this was my 60th cruise. Also liked all the specialty coffee choices and bottled water being included as well as drinks and soda.
The hotels were all very nice and in good locations. All the Gate 1 representatives and guides did a real good job.
I would rate this Greece trip and the trip that we took to Croatia with Gate 1 as top rated for our vacation experiences.
Looking forward now to that Morocco trip.
I would recommend to other travelers to take the additional excursions offered by Gate 1 and what they offered at the ship with Gate 1 representative. It leaves you feeling that you saw and did all that you could possibly do in a very short time frame, especially if the budget only allows for one trip to those locations in a lifetime.
I would encourage other travelers to take the trips while they are still young because the amount of energy needed could be demanding. A lot of stairs, hills, uneven surfaces and hot weather.
Gary S. Woodway, TX
8 Day Classic Greece , August 2017
It was absolutely amazing and magical! We loved Greece! This was our first time traveling with gate 1 and so happy we choose your company!! Our tour guide for the 4 day classical -- Eugenia was wonderful! We look forward to traveling again in the near future!
Cindy L. Los Angeles, CA
10 Day Athens & Santorini with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise, July 2017
Our trip was awesome! Greece is a beautiful country with so much history.
We are so happy to have traveled with Gate 1- each time we dealt with a Gate 1 rep, we were impressed. Each tour guide was knowledgeable, each pick up or transfer was timely and friendly- we couldn’t be happier.
Thanks for your help planning this trip!
Maureen C. Parsippany, NJ
14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece, July 2017
We had a wonderful time in Greece! Our tour guide on the 4-day tour of the mainland was excellent; very helpful & knowledgeable and when I was a bit under the weather, she was most kind. The hotels we stayed at, especially in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos, were excellent, well located, with wonderful staff. We were very impressed with the overall experience provided us by Gate 1.
Kathleen G. White Plains, NY
8 Day Classic Greece , July 2017
The most wonderful experience ever. The guides were amazing from beginning to end.
The bus driver had impeccable skills!
Plane both ways amazing. Great service.
The meals were outrageously delicious.
Linda B. Bowie, MD
8 Day Classic Greece , July 2017
Your tour guides were excellent - and I really appreciated Vivian - being an archeologist gave us additional insights and information of the ruins. She kept the group together and on time. Gave us options of what to do. Let us know ahead of time what would be strenuous to walk/hike. Made sure that we were the first or one of the first groups at a site so we would finish the tour before it got too hot outside. And our driver - I don't know how he was able to back up or turn so easily on some of those roads! Overall an excellent trip. And this tour even pleased my teenage daughter. That is tough at this age!
Karen B. Milford, CT
8 Day Classic Greece, July 2017
Our trip was fantastic! Probably my favorite trip so far! Gate 1 is an amazing company and I really can't imagine traveling overseas and not using you. Demetra was an incredible tour manager and guide. She was extremely knowledgeable. She was very helpful too with everything from ordering coffee in the rest stops to knowing where the perfect place to stop and take pictures as well as what to expect in the restaurants that we ate in. I can't think of a single instance where something went wrong or was unsatisfactory. The hotels were beautiful and the food was always delicious, even the hotel food. The choices of the hotels were top notch as well. We always felt safe. And all the restaurants Demetra brought us to were clean and friendly and delicious. We will definitely be booking with Gate 1 again. Congratulations on a great business! You really do it right!
Kerry G. Smithtown, NY
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens , July 2017
We were a little nervous about embarking on an "independent" tour after our last "fully guided" tour (Thailand). But it was super organized, professional and we never felt uninformed or forgotten.
Our tour guides along the way (Nicholas, Fotis, Angelo) were prompt, professional, informative and super helpful. They were thorough and would not leave our side unless they were sure we got from point A to point B.
Every hotel was clean, safe and had amenities. All of the tours/tour guides/tour buses were fun, informative and professional. The Afroditi Beach Hotel and the Mykonos Beach hotel were gorgeous and right on the beaches.
Next year we're planning on using Gate 1 to travel with our family to Peru-Machu Picchu. We have also continued to refer many friends and family to Gate 1 for their honeymoons and other travel.
Kim M. Kew Gardens, NY
12 Day Classic Greece with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , June 2017
Thank you Gate 1 for making my vacation so exciting and effortless. Your tour managers and guides were absolutely fantastic (Panos -you were born to do this job! Jenny- thank you for sharing all your amazing knowledge!) We have seen so much! , yet the trip made me crave more- that's how beautiful Greece is. I don't think I would have ever been able to do all that on my own in the given 12 days .The Accommodations were great, the food-delicious, the views and the monuments-left me speechless, The Greeks-the nieces, most welcoming people I have met on my world travels. Greece-one day I will be back! but for now, I'm moving on to my next adventure with Gate1!
Marta D. Buffalo Grove, IL
8 Day Athens with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , June 2017
My Gate 1 Tour to Greece and Turkey was absolutely amazing. Our tour
managers Panos and Adriana were terrific. They took care of every
detail and really go above and beyond. The Royal Olympic hotel in
Athens was really nice, and the Olympic cruise ship was a lot of fun.
The tours were all great. My two sons and I had the experience of a
lifetime. I would definitely use Gate 1 Travel for another tour.
Regina G. White Plains, NY
14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece , June 2017
Trip was great. Loved everything about Greece. Gate 1 did excellent job with the planning and accommodations were wonderful. Loved our tour guide Elana. She was the best yet.
Doris H. Chesterton, IN
11 Day Athens with 7 Day Aegean Cruise , June 2017
My trip was fantastic. My family and I had great times. Constantine was the best tour guide. We were so happy with his service, we liked his personality, professional and friendliness.
I like Gate 1 very much. This is my 14th trip with Gate 1. I referred my family and friends to Gate 1 too.
The V. Sacramento, CA
8 Day Classic Greece, June 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip.country is beautiful, our guide Elena was so kind, gracious, knowledgeable and helpful. We are already thinking of our next Gate 1 vacation.
Julie R. Orlando, FL
14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece, May 2017
It was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Yahni was the best!!!!!
Michael W. Rockville, MD
12 Day Classic Greece with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , May 2017
We had the most wonderful time in Greece and the 4 day island cruise, we were very impressed with the accommodations, we had great tour guides (always kind and helpful), and the excursions surpassed our imagination. We wouldn't have been able to have such a wonderful trip if it weren't for the affordable cost Gate 1 Travel offers. Keep up the good work Gate 1 Travel, I'm looking forward to our next trip with you.
Cherie R. Danville, IN
8 Day Classic Greece, May 2017
Fantastic! Everything and everyone was top notch ! The tour guides, great. Vivian was a total delight. We were met at customs exit by Gate 1 driver to hotel, even though we were 2 hours late. The hotels were outstanding. We had some very delightful surprises, having lunch in a home, dance lesson, Vivian got us to sites early before crowds, olive oil tasting, little special stops. I would recommend Gate 1 for travel without hesitation. Thank you for a perfect vacation!
Janet D. Kansas City, MO
8 Day Classic Greece , May 2017
My vacation was awesome. More than I ever expected. Our Gate 1 Travel representatives were the best, and assured that every detail of our experience was addressed. Our guides Yannis and Christina were beyond impressive. I am now planning my next trip with Gate 1.
Michelle S. Montgomry Vlg, MD
8 Day Classic Greece , May 2017
We had yet another fantastic travel experience with Gate 1!
Both Yanni and Christina were excellent guides.
Choice of hotels was great, as always. Nice selections for the breakfast buffets.
Our bus driver, Alexander, did a great job. As someone prone to travel sickness, I really appreciate a smooth ride!
Karen K. Carmel, IN
7 Day Athens with 3 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise, April 2017
Great! Your employee, Angelo, along with his driver, made our trip a delight. Angelo delighted us with his stories and enlightened us with info we needed to navigate our way through Athens.
Patricia A. Tallahassee, FL
12 Day Classic Greece with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise, March 2017
Fantastic, Panos is the most attentive and caring cruise manager and he made our cruise a blast. The ship and all amenities were perfect, much more friendly than a huge ship the people were like a family and we really felt embraced. The food was out of this world. Then Vivian , the land trip manager was a very, very knowledgeable guide and aside of few cultural differences we loved having her to introduce us to the Greek culture The food in the land portion of our trip was also wonderful and loaded with Greek specialities. We learned to dans with Vivian and a Greek guy and enjoyed Greek drinks. Efesus guide Fulia was also a warm and knowledgeable guide. As a whole this was our best Gate 1 trip and the Cruise had a lot to do with it.
Calin B. Montgomery, AL
8 Day Classic Greece , March 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip every step of the way!! Well organized. Excellent tour guides!! Nice places of stay in. Thanks for all the services. Looking forward to do more in the future.
Mini A. Lafayette Hl, PA
8 Day Classic Greece, March 2017
The trip was fantastic!! Kudos to our guide Vivian! She made it very memorable with her enthusiasm. Will definitely look into others trip with Gate 1.
Teddy H. Garden Grove, CA
8 Day Rome & Athens, March 2017
It was great! All accommodations were perfect! I met some other wonderful Gate 1 travelers. I was so pleasantly surprised with the welcome guide in Greece as well as the escort to the airport when returning home. This has been my second trip with you all, and it definitely will not be my last!
Cg B. Houston, TX
8 Day Classic Greece, March 2017
Vivian did a fantastic job as our guide - with a Masters
degree in archeology and geology, she was a continuous source of information
and gave us a great education (in addition to being very personable and
super considerate of the group's needs).
Richard H. Concord, NC
8 Day Classic Greece, March 2017
The trip was great. The credit goes to our tour guide, Vivian, and coach driver for their outstanding services. Hotels and food were also excellent. It was a fabulous experience for me and my daughter to be able to travel together with a group of people for five days, the memory will be cherished forever.
Thanks and keep up the good service and we will come to you again.
8 Day Classic Greece, February 2017
Absolutely wonderful, amazing, stupendous…I could go on and on!! Vivian is the BEST guide ever!!
Wanda Z. Shell Lake, WI
8 Day Classic Greece, November 2016
Very nice, thank you. Well organized, tour guide was wonderful.
Jason G. Hammond, IN
8 Day Classic Greece, November 2016
The trip to Greece was incredible. We had a great guide who had incredible knowledge. It is a trip that I would recommend to my friends, especially if Militsa was the guide. The hotels, transportation and food were more than we expected. Everything was first class and handled in a very professional manner.
Thank you for the services that Gate 1 offers.
John H. Cedar Park, TX
8 Day Classic Greece , October 2016
My daughter & I had a blast with the Classic Greece tour! Everything ran smooth & organized, from pick up & departure transfers by Angelo, Athens city tour with Cassandra, & our 4 day Classic Greece tour with Eugenia. Eugenia thought all of the things that travellers like us anticipate & like. The historical places we visited & the simply delicious Greek cuisine was superb!
Thank you, Gate 1!!!
Catalina C. Hayward, CA
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, October 2016
Best vacation ever! First time I've ever just shown up and enjoyed myself. I'm usually the planner. Gate 1 had all the details covered! Very nice drivers and guides. Impressive tour guides!
Lisa C. Frostburg, MD
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens , September 2016
Your agents in Greece were excellent - often going above and beyond. All flights, ferries, transfers and tours went flawlessly. Hotels were all good and in good locations. Another memorable trip with Gate 1 - thank you.
Deborah S. British Colombia, Canada
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, September 2016
The trip was fantastic thanks to the exceptional Gate 1 representatives.
We started off with Stella and Haris in Athens, then on to Santorini where Fotis was awaiting, afterwards we met Tassos in Mykonos, and then our last and final greeting was back in Athens with Stella and Haris.
When we landed in Athens after our long journey, it was such a pleasure to see and meet 2 very happy and helpful individuals. Stella and Haris assisted us with check in and for the next part of our trip. They asked us how we were doing and where we were from. They were very happily surprised to find out that we were of Greek decent and had traveled to Greece before and were able to speak the language.
When we landed in Santorini, we met with Fotis who also was very friendly and helpful. He offered to assist us with our baggage and talked to us about what to expect while we stayed on the island. He offered us a great tip of going to watch the fireworks on the night of our arrival!
When we arrived in Mykonos, we met with Tassos who was very helpful and friendly. He assisted us with our baggage and also talked to us about what to expect while there. We found his tips on what to do and where to go on the island allowing us to have a pleasurable time.
When our trip ended in Athens, Stella and Haris remembered us and could not wait to hear about our experiences. We told them how pleased we were with everything! It had been about 20 years since we had been to Greece.
We found our experience with Gate 1 to be very memorable and exceeded all our expectations! We would definitely go back and would use Gate 1 again!
Thank you Gate 1, until next time........
Dionysus K. Walpole, MA
11 Day Classic Greece with 3 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise, September 2016
Sorry for the delay.
The trip was unbelievable. It was one of the best trips we have ever taken. I can't believe how much we saw and learned in the 10 days that we traveled throughout Greece.
The tour guides we had (Oliva, Martina) were excellent. The hotels were excellent. The overall experience was excellent.
We will definitely looking forward toward our next trip with Gate 1.
I appreciate you reaching out and for all your help.
Francis M. West Newton, MA
10 Day Athens & Santorini with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise, September 2016
Our trip was wonderful! All of our Gate 1 tour guides were great, with a special shout out to our cruise ship guide - Panos!!! We can't say enough about him! He was always on time, so informative and super fun to be with!
Can't wait to travel with Gate 1 Travel in the future and hopefully with Panos again. Happy New Year to you all!
Nancy H. Scarsdale, NY
11 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens , September 2016
My wife and I had an amazing time. All the local representatives were professional, patient and friendly. They made the transitions from airports to shuttles to hotels smooth and seamless.
I am recommending Gate 1 to friends and family.
Thank you all!!!!
Enrique J. Whittier, CA
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, August 2016
IT WAS AMAZING. My now fiance proposed in Santorini the first night and every day was an amazing day. Thank you so much for all your help and booking us in great hotels, transportation, etc. We felt safe everywhere we went and the tours were unbelievable. We will definitely be calling you again if we plan another vacation.
Thanks again for all your help and we hope to call you again soon!!!!
Giovanna R. Bronx, NY
13 Day Greek Islander with Crete , August 2016
Our trip to Greece was amazing! This was my first time using Gate 1 and I am so glad I did. Island hopping can be challenging with car and Ferry transfers. A Gate 1 representative met us at each location to escort us and provide us with information on the island. They were prompt, friendly and very helpful. This service made it stress free and I will definitely will use Gate 1 again. Thank you for making our trip of a lifetime absolutely memorable. It was perfect!
Dawn C. Encinitas, CA
11 Day Classic Greece with 3 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise, August 2016
Sorry for the tardy reply as we extended our vacation in Greece after the Gate 1 Tour. Our experience was wonderful in every respect. Not only did Greece exceed or expectations, but so did all of the people. Your tour guides were among the best that we have ever experienced and that is saying a lot as the Gate 1 guides have been consistently above average. Militsa, Anna and Panos were all very knowledgeable and caring of the group. They all represented Gate 1 in a very professional and competent manner. You should be very proud to have them on our staff.
Thanks for another great trip.
Edward P. Folsom, CA
8 Day Classic Greece , August 2016
The trip was great! It was extremely well organized, well paced, and very informative. The guide, Yannis, was wonderful. Not only that he was able to keep things perfectly organized for all of us (and it was a very large, diverse group), but he us very knowledgeable and managed to made ancient Greek history fun (combined facts with anecdotes and myths). In addition, he was always available and proved very patient with various needs and wants people had. The driver, Nikos, was excellent as well, and fun managing after very full days to have some pleasant conversation with the people in the group. Another excellent trip with Gate 1 - Thank you! Your services are top quality, yet affordable and that is not an easy balance. We will definitely book another trip with Gate 1. Also, several of our friends have already booked trips with Gate !. Keep up the good work as it benefits all of us :-)
Gabriela E. Petaluma, CA
7 Day Athens with 3 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , August 2016
We had a wonderful time in both Greece and Paris. It is one of the most memorable trips we have ever had. Our tour guide, Panos, was very nice, considerate, and thoughtful. I'd like to extend a big thank you to you for your help with the booking. Since we didn't book a standard package, you went out of your way to meet our needs and made the connecting flights between the cities/countries seamless.
We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again in the future.
Hui Ling Y. Newton, MA
10 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, August 2016
Our trip was perfect. We loved Greece and was very happy with the Gate 1 organization. Every transfer, hotels, tours, etc were absolutely outstanding. The guides that helped us through out the trip were very helpful and attentive.
We will definitely consider using Gate 1 for our next vacation.
Carmen H. Braintree, MA
11 Day Classic Greece with 3 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , August 2016
Our trip to Greece was absolutely and undeniably one of the best trips ever! I traveled with my mother, and we both fell in love with this beautiful country, its rich culture, history, but mostly - the unforgettable Greek hospitality!
And I must say all credit is due to 'Gate 1 Travel's' incredible organization of the itinerary and the most amazing tour guides, Panos and Kassandra, as well as our driver Alexios! I can't imagine visiting Greece without their company. The thoroughness and the passion with which Panos guided our group was so personally inspiring, exciting and uplifting. His unique ability to connect with people is his sacred gift. Talk about someone who always goes above and beyond for his group! By the end of our three day cruise, we were all teary-eyed to part ways.
During the second half of the land tour, we were absolutely in awe of all the majestic views we had the opportunity to see. And I must admit, I never left Kassandra's side because she doesn't just take you on tour, she has the rare ability to immerse you into that moment in history and time, and suddenly you become Athena or Apollo! History most certainly comes alive with her amazing storytelling! Kassie also simply makes you feel like family with her contagiously energetic personality, sense of humor and positivity! She is a gem of a person!
And if I ever decide to move to Greece, I would only take driving lessons from Alexios! What a skill it is to go up all the 'snake-path' roads in the mountains! He is a true professional and a person of great character.
I can seriously go on and on about the amazing time we had in Greece, and the amazing friends we have made. Thank you Gate 1 for making our experience truly magical! We will most definitely be booking with you very soon! Opa!
Yuliya S. Springfield, MA
14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece, July 2016
The trip was great and well thought through. Everything was organized to perfection. My family loved it and for sure can't wait to book another trip with Gate 1.
Aziza L. Novi, MI
8 Day Classic Greece, July 2016
Amazing ! Can't say enough about how smooth everything went and all of the guides especially Maria in Athens was superior. From the hotels and the bus all were excellent and I would and have suggested to others Gate 1 is the way to go! Can't wait for our next trip... Thanks for a memorable trip.
Steven W. Martinsburg, WV
11 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens , July 2016
The trip was fantastic! We had an amazingly smooth experience with travel, hotels, transfers, etc. The Gate 1 coordination was on point and the extended team was very professional.
I appreciate your help and knowledge very much!
Dahlia P. St. Augustine, FL
11 Day Greek Islander: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens, July 2016
The trip was fantastic! Everything went very smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about logistics even once. While it was our Honeymoon, we didn’t want to have to stress over planning and Gate 1 made that effortless. All the guides were very knowledgeable, punctual, and courteous. We will certainly use Gate 1 in the future!
Michael D. Virginia Bch, VA
14 Day Greek Islander with Classic Greece , June 2016
This was by far the best trip I've ever been on. Greece marks my 37th country, and I couldn't have been happier with the services that Gate 1 provided. My tour guide Yiannis was amazing, and the entire trip went very smoothly. I'm already looking forward to booking my next trip with Gate 1.
Dana R. Belle Mead, NJ
12 Day Istanbul & Athens with 6 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , June 2016
We had an amazing trip! I'm so happy with our guides - Senol (Istanbul) and Panos (Greek Island cruise) were both fantastic. My daughter and I participated in a few organized tours, but primarily investigated on our own. Both Senol and Panos gave excellent restaurant and attraction/sightseeing suggestions, clear travel directions and many helpful hints to make our trip easier. It was a fantastic experience and I am so glad we went.
As with our previous travel through Gate 1, I am very satisfied with all of the arrangements and the ease of booking. In spite of the violence in Istanbul, I am recommending this trip to my friends.
Best wishes and safe travels to Senol and Panos
Christine Q. Baraboo, WI
12 Day Classic Greece with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise , June 2016
Great trip! Loved everything. The hotels were top notch (our room at the Royal Olympian was incredible - large room facing Temple of Zeus! We loved the restaurant at the Royal Olympian as well)! The guides were AMAZING!!!! Really was impressed with our guide Elena for the land portion (Olympia, Delphi, Meteora), she was just amazing. I could listen to her voice all day, every day. She was very knowledgeable and made everyone feel very comfortable. My favorite place was going to Ephesus in Turkey.
I just love Gate 1 and will choose Gate 1 for my next trip abroad.