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6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 01 - Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Day 02 - City tour / Athens (B)
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.

Day 03 - Delphi / Kalambaka (B,D)
After our breakfast we depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 04 - Meteora / Athens (B)
This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.

Day 05 - Day cruise to Aegina, Poros & Hydra / Athens (B,L)
Early breakfast this morning and we transfer to the port of Trokadero for a day cruise to the islands of the Saronic gulf. Our first port of call will be Hydra. A picturesque little "vehicle free" island, well-known to the international jet-set. Take a donkey ride, explore the little cobble-stoned streets and visit the Mitropolis at your own pace. Next, we will be visiting the island of Poros with it clock tower facing the Peloponnese. Last will be a visit to Aegina, a weekend retreat island for many Athenians. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or take an optional visit to
the temple of Afea. Before leaving make sure to buy some pistachios, as Aegina is world-famous for its production. During cruising, you will enjoy a buffet lunch on board, and on the way back you will have to opportunity to see and participate to some traditional Greek dances! Return transfer to our hotel.

Day 06 - Departure (B)
Breakfast and at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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  2017          
  Departure dates:      
  November to March: Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.          
  April to October: Daily except Thursday      
         
    Standard    
  For Period DBL SGL TRP    
  01 Nov'16 - 04 Mar'17 $840 $1,215 $755    
  05 Mar - 29 Mar $865 $1,255 $770    
  30 Mar - 08 Apr $920 $1,325 $820    
  09 Apr - 15 Oct $940 $1,350 $835    
  16 Oct - 31 Oct $920 $1,325 $820    
     
         
    First Class    
  For Period DBL SGL TRP    
  01 Nov'16 - 31 Mar'17 $1,020 $1,560 $915    
  01 Apr - 24 Apr $1,110 $1,705 $975    
  25 Apr - 29 Jun $1,155 $1,790 $1,015    
  30 Jun - 28 Aug $1,065 $1,615 $950    
  29 Aug - 31 Oct $1,155 $1,790 $1,015    
             
    Deluxe    
  For Period DBL SGL TRP    
  01 Nov'16 - 28 Mar'17 $1,210 $1,905 $1,060    
  29 Mar - 29 Apr $1,260 $1,965 $1,095    
  30 Apr - 28 Jun $1,345 $2,140 $1,155    
  29 Jun - 30 Aug $1,270 $1,985 $1,100    
  31 Aug - 31 Oct $1,345 $2,140 $1,155    
     
  Notes:    
  The order of excursions/visits may change depending on the departure date.    
             
  Accommodations:          
             
  Athens          
  Hotel Crystal City, Hotel Oscar, Hotel Best Western Museum, Hotel Best Western Pythagorion, Hotel Best Western Candia or similar (S)
  Hotel Titania Hotel Parthenon Hotel Zafolia Hotel Golden Age Hotel Alexandros(F)
  Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Divani Caravel, Hotel Metropolitan, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand (D)
             
  Kalambaka          
  Hotel Orfea or Hotel Antoniadis(S)
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani (F, D)
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 4 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 2-day Delphi-Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • The day cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra, including transfers and lunch on board.
  • All transfers
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services
Exclusions:
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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