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10 Days / 9 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 - 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 03 - 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 04 - 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 05 - At leisure / Athens (B)
Day at leisure to explore more of Athens on your own, or follow an optional excursion to Cape Sounion or Argolis.

Day 06 - Athens - Syros / on cruise (AI)
Breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port to embark the «Celestyal cruises» cruise ship for the four night «Idyllic Aegean» cruise. In the afternoon, arrival in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Enjoy your free time exploring the unique town of Syros.

Day 07 Cesme / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Cesme early in the morning and depart for our included excursion to ancient Ephesus. Enjoy some free time for shopping before re-embarking in the evening.

Day 08 - Kalymnos / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Kalymnos early in the morning. Enjoy the whole day exploring Kalymnos at your own pace, or follow one of the optional shore excursions.

Day 09 - Ios - Santorini / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Ios early in the morning. Explore Ios at your own pace or follow an optional shore excursion. In the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini. During your included tour, you will visit the village of Profitis Ilias and the most popular village of Santorini, Oia, with its stunning views to the caldera and the volcano.

Day 10 - Lavrion / Departure (B)

Arrival at the port of Lavrion early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure.

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2017        
Departure dates:        
Every Wed. from June 28th until Aug. 23rd        
Standard Class        
Inside Cabin Type IA        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
July 5,12,19,26 $2,420 $3,315 $2,225        
August 2,9,16,23 $2,420 $3,315 $2,225        
       
First Class        
Inside Cabin Type IA        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
July 5,12,19,26 $2,535 $3,550 $2,325        
August 2,9,16,23 $2,535 $3,550 $2,325        
       
Deluxe Class        
Outside Cabin Type XA        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
July 5,12,19,26 $2,910 $4,185 $2,585        
August 2,9,16,23 $2,910 $4,185 $2,585        
       
Hotels:        
       
  Hotel:              
  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)
  • All transfers
  • The 5-days/4-nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, and the two above mentioned shore excursions included.
  • 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 (cruise includes «blue» drink package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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