To be on the same scene with ancient Greeks. Parthenon, Olympia, Delphi… Also includes a cruise to see all of main Islands. Cruises in Greece.

Itinerary

10

days
Athens, Classical Tour with Meteora, Iconic Aegean Cruise, Athens

Day 1: Arrive in Athens (Saturday)
Day 2: Half Day City Tour of Athens including the New Acropolis Museum (Sunday)
Day 3: Athens to Olympia via Argolis (Monday)
Day 4: Olympia to Delphi (Tuesday)
Day 5: Delphi to Kalambaka & Meteora (Wednesday)
Day 6: Meteora to Athens (Thursday)
Day 7: Cruise Embarkation & Athens to Mykonos (Friday)
Day 8: Kusadasi & Patmos (Saturday)
Day 9: Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini (Sunday)
Day 10: Disembarkation in Athens (Monday)

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Day

1

Arrive in Athens (Saturday)

Arrive Athens Airport and meet your driver at the exit gate. Transfer to your hotel.
Welcome to Athens. Time at leisure.
Overnight in Athens.

* No meals included.
** We will provide the arrival transfer according to your flight details.

Day

2

Half Day City Tour of Athens including the New Acropolis Museum (Sunday)

Depart for Panathinaikos Stadium cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Prime Minister’s residence, Ex Royal Palace (guarded by colorful Evzones) and Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall). Proceed passing by Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church and Acropolis with New Acropolis Museum.
After the tour, transfer back to meeting point in Athens city center. Free afternoon.
Overnight in Athens.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

3

Athens to Olympia via Argolis (Monday)

Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop).
Drive on to visit the famous theatre of Epidaurus.
Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site & the Tomb of Agamemnon.
Depart to Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis & Megalopolis.
Dinner & overnight in Olympia.

* Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day

4

Olympia to Delphi (Tuesday)

Visit the sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus, the Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.
Proceed to Patras and pass the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian bay from Rion to Antirion.
Crossing the picturesque town of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and arrive in Delphi for dinner & overnight stay.

* Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day

5

Delphi to Kalambaka & Meteora (Wednesday)

Visit the Castalia spring, the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios and the museum.
Departure to Kalambaka for dinner & overnight stay.

* Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day

6

Meteora to Athens (Thursday)

In the morning visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art.
Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see Leonidas monument) and Kammena Vourla.
Arrive in Athens early in the evening. Overnight in Athens.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

7

Cruise Embarkation & Athens to Mykonos (Friday)

Meet our driver at lobby for your transfer to the port.
Cruise ship departs at 13:00 for Mykonos.
Between 18:00 & 23:00 visit the island of Mykonos, one of the most beautiful islands known all over the world as the Greek St Tropez.

* Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner on board the ship are included.

Day

8

Kusadasi “Ancient Ephesus through the ages - Hellenistic and Roman (KUS-02) Shore Excursion” & Patmos (Saturday)

At 07:00am we arrive in Kusadasi (Turkey).
Join the shore excursion KUS-02. At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era. At the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadrian…
The Great Theatre, built in the 4th century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators and it is famous even nowadays for its acoustics. The finds from the excavations, which have yet brought to light only 13% of ancient Ephesus, reside in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, in the city of Selcuk.
During the excursion you will have the opportunity to do some shopping such as carpets, jewelry, leather and other souvenirs.
At 13:00, we will depart for Patmos.
Enjoy the sacred island of Patmos, an island with an austere physiognomy. This is where St John the Evangelist wrote the Apocalypse.
From 16:30 till 21:30 the ship will be at Patmos.

* Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the ship are included.

Day

9

Crete (Heraklion) Minoan Palace of Knossos - 1st European Civilization (HER-02) Shore Excursion & Santorini (Sunday)

From 07:00am to 12:00 we will be in the main city of Heraklion on the island of Crete.
Join Minoan Palace of Knossos - 1st European Civilization Shore Excursion.
Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek islands. It is also the home of the great Minoan Civilization and the mythological birthplace of Zeus.
After a short drive through the town of Heraklion the tour will arrive at the Knossos excavations. The first excavations begun in 1878 by the Heraklian Minos Kalokairinos. Later (1900-1913 & 1922-1930) the excavations by the British Sir Arthur Evans were to complete the scientific research, bringing to light the Minoan palace in its entirety, which was, according to tradition, the residence of the wise King Minos.
The ancient city of Knossos, which has had constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that gave birth to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans. Your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery to learn of the sophisticated culture that flourished thousands of years ago on this island. The palace of Knossos spreads around the large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the "Prince of the Lilies", the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen's Megaron in the east.
Having visited this remarkable site your coaches will take you back to the Venetian lion-guarded port of Heraklion to rejoin your ship.
At 16:30 we alight in Santorini.
We set sail for Athens at 21:30.

* Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner on board the ship are included.

Day

10

Disembarkation in Athens (Monday)

Return to port around 06:00am, disembarkation after breakfast.
End of our services.

* Breakfast on board the ship is included.
** Please advise if you need transfer from port to city center/airport or additional night in Athens with additional cost. We can provide any of these services as well.

Services

Included

  • Airport-hotel & hotel-port transfers and accommodation in Athens (with daily breakfast) as per itinerary.
  • Half day city tour of Athens including transportation, entrance fees and professional guidance.
  • Classical tour of Greece with Meteora including transportation by air-conditioned & comfortable coach, entrance fees, professional guidance and accommodation with daily breakfast & dinner.
  • Iconic Aegean cruise including full board accommodation, all entertainment on board, port taxes, fuel surcharges, drink package, KUS-02 and HER-02 shore excursions.

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, personal insurance, optional tours, etc.).
  • Overnight taxes (except cruise).

Dates

Every Saturday from April 23, 2022 to October 22, 2022.

Pricing

Pricing will be calculated according to your travel dates, number of participants and category of accommodations you would like to stay in. As soon as we receive your request, we will start working on details and then e-mail to you our proposal including itinerary, price and accommodations of the package with their websites for your convenience. If you have a certain budget, you can also tell us the approximate amount you would like to spend on this itinerary and then we will prepare the details considering your budget.

Notes

Can you customize this package according to our needs?
This program includes an organized multi-day group tour on mainland Greece and a cruise package. If you would like to make any change in the itinerary, please let us know so we can work on different tour & cruise combinations as well.

How soon in advance should we book?
We strongly recommend our guests to book as early as possible to take the advantage of discounted rates and availabilities.

How can we book?
We have a secure payment website and you can pay by your credit card online. As alternative, you can also pay by bank transfer.

Do you need full payment at the time of booking?
A deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. In case reservation is made within 45 days of arrival, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of booking. Our agent will inform you about your payment plan.

How do we get the confirmation?
You will receive the confirmation of your bookings by e-mail with all services noted along including our local destination management contact details.

Optional Tours

Athens
A Night Out in Athens
Cape Sounion Tour
Afternoon Athens City Tour with Acropolis (alternative tour)
Athens Walking City Tour with Acropolis (alternative tour)
Athens One Day Tour (alternative tour)
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