There are many other islands that offer a simple off-the-beaten-track experience. With Orton International’s unparalleled contacts in Greece, a stay on any island can be arranged with many differing style of accommodation and transportation.
Journey and take steps that are etched in time and surround yourself with a lovely, vibrant people. Athens abounds in the paradox between now and then. Islands stroll upon the sea with their laid-back charm. There is little that does not tempt the soul in Greece.
“What a relaxed life it is that which flees the worldly clamor, and follows the hidden path down which have gone the few wise men there have been in the world.” ‘Vida Retirada’ Tray Luis de Leon 1527-91
With over 2000 islands, Greece presents a multitude of holiday opportunities. Here is our pick of the spots most suited to the New Zealand traveler. They offer an unbeatable combination of beauty, relaxation and atmosphere. Remember, this is a snapshot.
Throughout Greece, Orton International has contracts and special relationships with a large number of hotels and other accommodation types. We invite you to discuss your individual travel plans with us. As specialists for travel in Greece we have access to many other resorts, hotels, villas, pensions and hostels, even camping grounds. Greek breakfast is included in most of our hotel stays.
Normally a Greek breakfast consists of:
Yogurt (natural un-flavoured) with honey or fruit, sliced bread with butter and jam or honey, sliced cake, cheese and sometimes sliced cold meats or salami, hot or cold hard boiled eggs, packaged juice and coffee. Freshly squeezed orange juice and Frappe (iced instant coffee) is sometimes offered at an extra price.
Sail Away in Greece
With centuries of experience and salt water running in their veins, Greek cruise companies operate sailing tours full of innovation and adventure.
Orton International has relationships with three of the best in these parts – just the ticket for a real dose of Mediterranean magic. Whether you are longing for a full cruise ship experience, a crewed private yacht or bareboat charter – we can help.
Nothing comes close to actually cruising on the Mediterranean for exhilaration.
Cruise ships cater for one to 800 people. Private charters on a crewed yacht can accommodate between six and 32 people.
Orton International has access to a large number of motor yachts and sailing yachts – the ultimate for Greek Island cruising.
Many yachts have meeting facilities on-board – perfect for company incentives.
Bareboat charters must include at least two experienced and certified crew members in your group.
The vessels are extensively equipped, start from eight metres and come complete with maps and regular land contact.
Variety Cruises – Small ship cruising
Variety Cruises offers life-enriching journeys for the inquisitive mind. A combination of a private yacht/small ship type of on-board experience with a complete immersion in the destinations we they cruise. Mesmerising ports of call offer guests an authentic and memorable travel experience. When you visit a destination with Variety Cruises you can expect a destination-focused journey that is enhanced by the cruise leaders, excursions in small numbers and the docking location right in the heart of the port visited.
Celestyal Cruises, with a 25 year experience in cruising and 75 years of award winning history in tourism, offers an unparalleled cruise experience aboard friendly cruise ships and in the comfort of warm hearted hospitality. Experience unique destinations that combine famous highlights with lesser known gems in a way that will fulfill your every expectation.
They take care to design itineraries that include the best ports, in their best seasons, allowing ample time to enjoy their uniquely individual charms. Classical temples and grand pyramids, tall minarets and arabesque palaces, cobblestone streets and winding Kasbahs, whitewashes chapels and grand cathedrals, medieval palaces and fortified harbour towns… all combine the fabic that dream cruises are made of.
Trains – Planes – Automobiles within Greece
With your own rented car you can travel the vast countryside from coast to coast without the restraints of being tied to a tour or a timetable.
You can also fly to . . .
Astypalea, Chania, Chios,Corfu, Heraklion, Ikaria, Karparthos, Kassos, Kastellorizo, Kafalonia, Kos, Kythia, Leros, Limnos, Milos, Mykonos, Mytilini, Naxos, Paros, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Sitia, Skiathos, Skyros, Syros, Zakynthos.