Athens & Classical Greece tour and 3 nights Greek Islands Cruise

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ATHENS, Classical Greece Land tour and 3 nights Greek Islands Cruise

 

TOUR AT A GLANCE:

Day 1: Athens (Saturday)
Day 2: Half Day City Tour of Athens including the New Acropolis Museum (Sunday)
Day 3: Athens / Corinth / Epidauros / Nafplion / Mycenae / Olympia (Monday)
Day 4: Olympia / Delphi (Tuesday)
Day 5: Delphi / Kalambaka (Wednesday)
Day 6: Meteora / Athens (Thursday)
Day 7: Cruise, Athens / Mykonos (Friday)
Day 8: Kusadasi / Patmos (Saturday)
Day 9: Crete / Santorini (Sunday)
Day 10: Athens / Departure (Monday)

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Athens (Saturday)
Arrive in Athens. Meet you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. Overnight in Athens.
 

Day 2:Half Day City Tour of Athens including the New Acropolis Museum (Sunday)
Pick up from meeting point in Athens city centre after breakfast.
Depart for Panathinaikos Stadium cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Prime Ministers residence, Ex Royal Palace (guarded by colourful Evzones) and Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall).
Proceed passing by Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrians Arc, St. Pauls 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 centre. Free afternoon.
Overnight in Athens.  (Breakfast)

 

Day 3: Athens / Corinth / Epidauros / Nafplion / Mycenae / Olympia (Monday)
Pick up from meeting point in Athens city centre. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop).
Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics.
Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis.
Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. (Breakfast, dinner)

 

Day 4: Olympia / Delphi (Tuesday)
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Overnight. (Breakfast, dinner)

 

Day 5: Delphi / Kalambaka (Wednesday)
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum in Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight. (Breakfast, dinner)

 

Day 6: Meteora / Athens (Thursday)
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 specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonidas Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening. Drop off to meeting point. Overnight in Athens. (Breakfast)

 

Day 7: Cruise, Athens / Mykonos (Friday)
After the breakfast, meet our driver at lobby for your transfer to the port.
Cruise ship departs at 11:00am 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, lunch, dinner)

 

Day 8: Kusadasi / Patmos (Saturday)
At 07:00am we arrive in Kusadasi (Turkey) where you will have the chance to visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city founded in the 8th Century BC and one of the best preserved archeological sites in the world (optional excursion). At 12:00, 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 16:00 till 21:00 the ship will be at Patmos. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

 

Day 9: Crete (Heraklion) / Santorini (Sunday)
From 07:00am to 11:30am we will be in the main city of Heraklion on the island of Crete.
Here you will be able to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos (optional excursion). At 16:30 we alight in Santorini. Go ashore and take a donkey ride or the cable car up to the town of Fira. Santorini is an exceptionally beautiful island of white washed houses set into the steep cliffs shaped by the volcano. Be sure not to miss the dazzling sunset from one of Santorini`s many charming villages. We set sail for Athens at 21:00. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

 

Day 10: Athens / Departure (Monday)
Return to Piraeus port around 06:00am, disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer to Athens Airport for your return flight home.
End of our services. (Breakfast)

 

What is included?
All transfers and accommodations (with daily breakfast) as per itinerary.
Classical tour of Greece with Meteora including transportation by air-conditioned & comfortable coach, entrance fees, professional guidance and accommodation with daily breakfast & dinner.
Half day city tour of Athens including transportation, entrance fees and professional guidance.
Aegean Legends cruise including full board accommodation, all entertainment on board, port taxes and fuel surcharges.
All domestic taxes.

 

What is not included?
All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, personal insurance etc.).
Optional tours, any tips to staff.
International flight tickets.

 

Dates
March: 08, 15, 22, 29
April: 05, 12, 19, 26
May: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
June: 07, 14, 21, 28
July: 05, 12, 19, 26
August: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
September: 06, 13, 20, 27
October: 04, 11, 18

 

 

Price of this program will be calculated according to your travel dates, number of participants and category of accommodations you would like to stay in. If you have a certain budget, you can also tell us the approximate amount you would like to spend on this program and then we will try to match the program details per your budget.


 

 

 

 

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