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Athens – 3 nights, 4-Day Classical Tour, 7 night Idyllic Aegean cruise
– 13 nights from $2998 per person –
Day 1: Athens
Arrival Athens, private transfer to your hotel and rest of the day free.
Day 2: Athens – city tour – cruise
After breakfast, take part in a morning guided sightseeing tour of Athens including the Acropolis and an inside visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Late afternoon, transfer from your hotel to Piraeus port and embark on the 7-day Idyllic Aegean Cruise cruise with Celestyal Crystal. Overnight sailing to Mykonos island.
Day 3: Cruise: Mykonos
Morning arrival to Mykonos – a jet-set island with a flux of people taking advantage of its magnificent beaches, multi-coloured stores and boutiques and myriad taverns and restaurants. Overnight on the ship in Mykonos.
Day 4: Cruise: Milos – Santorini
Early morning departure from Mykonos to the island of Milos; mostly famous for the statue Venus of Milo (Aphrodite), Milos is a perfect destination for families and romantic couples. Enjoy a full day in Milos and discover the exotic water of the beaches and the picturesque architecture of villages, like Klima, Plaka and Pollonia. Overnight sailing to Santorini island.
Day 5: Cruise: Santorini
Early morning, arrival to Santorini – this island offers without a doubt the most spectacular view of the Aegean Sea. You will be enchanted by the crisp white vaulted houses, carved in the volcanic rock and you will have the chance to sample the best sunset ever!
“Included Excursion: “Spectacular OIa village perched on the Caldera rim”
Day 6: Cruise: Santorini
In the morning, continue enjoying the beautiful island of Santorini. Overnight sailing to Crete island.
Day 7: Cruise: Heraklion (Crete) – Kusadasi (Turkey)
Early morning, arrival to Heraklion.
Included Excursion: “Minoan Palace of Knossos”
Afternoon at leisure to relax on the beach or to explore on your own the city of Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Overnight sailing to Kusadasi (Turkey).
Day 8: Cruise: Kusadasi (Turkey) – Athens
Morning arrival at the port of Kusadasi in Turkey.
Included Excursion: “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”
Overnight sailing to Piraeus port (Athens).
Day 9: Athens
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day 10: Classical Tour / Athens – Olympia
After breakfast you will be picked-up by our bus and depart on the 4-day classical tour. Leave by the coastal Road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Proceed to the Town of Nauplion (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnesus and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. (Dinner).
Day 11:Olympia – Delphi
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Museum of Olympia. Drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, through Patras, Capital of the Peloponnesus until the magnificent bridge over the “Little Dardanelles” from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea to arrive in Delphi and overnight. (Dinner).
Day 12: Delphi – Kalambaka
In the morning visit Castalia Spring and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, passing through numerous picturesque villages and typical towns of Central Greece. Overnight in Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora and the gigantic rocks. (Dinner).
Day 13: Kalambaka – Athens
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite examples of Byzantine Art including priceless historical and religious treasures. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae (visit the Leonida’s Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
.Day 14: Athens – departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
• 3 nights accommodation in Athens with breakfast, hotel 3*
• All the transfers to/from hotel in Athens
• 4 Day Organized Classical Tour, hotels 3* with breakfast and dinner (overnights in Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka)
• 7 Day Idyllic Aegean Cruise – Celestyal Crystal, inside cabin, cat IB, full board: including drinks package and 3 shore excursions: Santorini, Crete and Ephesus (Kusadasi)
• Half day regular Athens sightseeing tour including The Acropolis and The New Acropolis Museum
• Port taxes
NOTE: Price indicated is for 3* hotels, per person in double occupancy for departures during the week 01-08 April, 2018. Please contact us to obtain prices for 4* and 5* hotels and different departure dates.