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Jewels of Greece & Aegean Discovery
(With 3-Nights Cruise)
08 Days

ITINERARY

08 Days: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka , Meteora, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos

Tour Overview
Start in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities, with a panoramic tour of the monuments and landmarks of Athens as well as a guided tour of the Acropolis. Travel to Delphi to visit the temple of Apollo and walk the Sacred way. Next, we journey to Meteora, one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece with breathtaking views of the plains. You will then board the Iconic Aegean ship, your home for the next 3 nights. Cruise through the emerald waters and marvel at the breathtaking Greek islands. Explore beautiful Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion, and seductive Santorini.

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

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, and 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. (B)


Day 03 – Delphi / Kalambaka

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). In the afternoon, and after a short break for lunch (not included), we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight. (BD)


Day 04 – Meteora / Athens

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. (B)


Day 05 – Athens – Mykonos / on cruise

Breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port to embark on «Celestyal cruises» for the three night «Iconic Aegean» cruise. Arrival in Mykonos in the afternoon. Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos until late in the evening. (BLD)


Day 06 – Kusadasi – Patmos / on cruise

Early in the morning you will be arriving at the port of Kusadasi. Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”. Around mid-day, the ship will set sail again for a short trip to Patmos. Do no miss the optional excursion to the famous monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. (BLD)


Day 07 – Heraklion – Santorini / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. During your included excursion you will be visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur. Return on board an in the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini. You can choose to take the cable car up to Fira town or follow an optional excursion to “Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim”. (BLD)


Day 08 – Piraeus / Departure

Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021 With Inside First Class Cabin Type IA With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XA
Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL DBL SGL TPL
Mar 15 - Mar 22 2310 3225 2160 2775 3885 2515
Mar 29 - Apr 05 2415 3380 2255 2910 4095 2625
Apr 05 - Apr 12 2415 3380 2255 2910 4095 2625
Apr 12 - Apr 19 2415 3380 2255 2910 4095 2625
Apr 19 - Apr 26 2415 3380 2255 2910 4095 2625
Apr 26 - May 03 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
May 03 - May 10 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
May 10 - May 17 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
May 17 - May 24 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
May 24 - May 31 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
May 31 - Jun 07 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jun 07 - Jun 14 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jun 14 - Jun 21 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jun 21 - Jun 28 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jun 28 - Jul 05 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jul 05 - Jul 12 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jul 12 - Jul 19 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jul 19 -Jul 26 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Jul 26 - Aug 02 2650 3715 2420 3200 4545 2815
Aug 02 - Aug 09 2650 3715 2420 3130 4400 2770
Aug 09 - Aug 16 2650 3715 2420 3130 4400 2770
Aug 16 - Aug 23 2650 3715 2420 3130 4400 2770
Aug 23 - Aug 30 2650 3715 2420 3130 4400 2770
Aug 30 - Sep 06 2840 3955 2540 3345 4735 2915
Sep 06 - Sep 13 2840 3955 2540 3345 4735 2915
Sep 13 - Sep 20 2840 3955 2540 3345 4735 2915
Sep 20 - Sep 27 2840 3955 2540 3345 4735 2915
Sep 27 - Oct 04 2650 3715 2420 3180 4510 2805
Oct 04 - Oct 11 2650 3715 2420 3180 4510 2805
Oct 11 - Oct 18 2650 3715 2420 3180 4510 2805
Oct 18 - Oct 25 2650 3715 2420 3180 4510 2805
Oct 25 - Nov 01 2650 3715 2420 3180 4510 2805
Nov 01 - Nov 08 2295 3195 2155 2815 3960 2540
Nov 08 - Nov 15 2295 3195 2155 2815 3960 2540
Nov 15 - Nov 22 2295 3195 2155 2815 3960 2540
Nov 22 - Nov 29 2295 3195 2155 2815 3960 2540
Accommodation:
Athens
Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Or Similar (FC)
Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Radisson Blue, Hotel Royal Olympic, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand Or Similar (DLX)
Kalambaka
Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani (FC & DLX)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on BB, 3 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 4-days/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, port taxes and service charges, tips/gratuities on board, 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 beverage package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips (included for the cruise)
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

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