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Wonders Of Greece & Aegean Legends
(with 4-nights Cruise)
12 Days

ITINERARY

12 Days: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos , Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini, Piraeus

Tour Overview
This 12-day program includes 7 days to explore ancient Greece by land and a 4-night cruise through the Greek islands. Explore Athens, the cradle of Western civilization with its historical landmarks. Relax in the picturesque Plaka area. Travel to Olympia and Delphi, which was one of the most sacred places in the world. Your cruise through the Aegean will take you to Mykonos with its hilltops studded with windmills and maze of cobblestone streets. On Rhodes, tour the Acropolis of Lindos. Marvel at the sunset on 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 – Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia

After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight. (BD)


Day 03 – Olympia / Delphi

Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight. (BD)


Day 04 – Delphi / Kalambaka

Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the 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. (BD)


Day 05 – 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 06 – 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 07 – At leisure / Athens

Day at leisure to explore more of Athens on your own, or follow an optional excursion to Cape Sounion. (B)


Day 08 – 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 09 – Rhodes / 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 10 – At leisure / Santorini

Arrival in Rhodes early in the morning where the ship will be docked for the whole day. During your included “Medieval” tour, we will visit the Acropolis of Lindos and the citadel of the Knights (Rhodes’ old town). Return on board of the evening. (BLD)


Day 11 – Heraklion – Santorini / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. Possibility of an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur. 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 12 – 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
Apr 05 - Apr 16, 2021 3625 4975 3430 4225 5850 3880
Apr 12 - Apr 23, 2021 3625 4975 3430 4225 5850 3880
Apr 19 - Apr 30, 2021 3625 4975 3430 4225 5850 3880
Apr 26 - May 07, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
May 03 - May 14, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
May 10 - May 21, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
May 17 - May 28, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
May 24 - Jun 04, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
May 31 - Jun 11, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Jun 07 - Jun 18, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Jun 14 - Jun 25, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Jun 21 - Jul 02, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Jun 28 - Jul 09, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4585 6410 4120
Jul 05 - Jul 16, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4585 6410 4120
Jul 12 - Jul 23, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4585 6410 4120
Jul 19 - Jul 30, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4585 6410 4120
Jul 26 - Aug 06, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4585 6410 4120
Aug 02 - Aug 13, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4490 6225 4055
Aug 09 - Aug 20, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4490 6225 4055
Aug 16 - Aug 27, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4490 6225 4055
Aug 23 - Sep 03, 2021 3835 5245 3575 4490 6225 4055
Aug 30 - Sep 10, 2021 4150 5695 3785 4805 6700 4265
Sep 06 - Sep 17, 2021 4150 5695 3785 4805 6700 4265
Sep 13 - Sep 24, 2021 4150 5695 3785 4805 6700 4265
Sep 20 - Oct 01, 2021 4150 5695 3785 4805 6700 4265
Sep 27 - Oct 08, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Oct 04 - Oct 15, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Oct 11 - Oct 22, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Oct 18 - Oct 29, 2021 3910 5380 3625 4585 6410 4120
Oct 25 - Nov 05, 2021 3045 4200 2810 4300 6995 3930
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)
Olympia
Hotel Arty Grand & Hotel Europa Or Similar (FC & DLX)
Delphi
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Apollonia Or Similar (FC & DLX)
Kalambaka
Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani (FC & DLX)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on BB, 4 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 4-day Calssical Greece & Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • The 5-days/4-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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