Classical Greece with 3-night Cruise
From $ 1,279
Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Athens, the capital city of Greece. Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day to discover the city, home to an exquisite architectural history and an equally thriving modern society.
Day2: Athens City Tour
Today we embark on a coach tour of Greece's vibrant capital city , named after the goddess Athena ant thought to be over 4000 years old. Sights include the Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirily of marbel, and the Temple of Acropolis, considered by some to be the most important ancient site in the western world. Here we find masterpieces of classical Greek architecture, including the iconic Parthenon. We also enjoy a guided tour of the Acropolis Museum, recently voted one of the best museums in the world. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Plaka, a historical and picturesque part of the city. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets or relax with a drink at one of the many tavernas in the area. Don;t forget to shop for souvenirs on Ermou Street.
Day 3:Athens- Epidaurus- Mycenae- Olympia
Today we depart Athens and head for the Peloponnese, a region which was the setting of many great myths and legends. Our first stop is the narrow Corinth Canal, a man-made waterway completed in 1893 after centuries of attempts. We then continue to the beautifully preserved theatre at Epidaurus, a sanctuNext we visit the World Heritage site of Mycenae, the early civilization excavated by Heinrich Schiemann. We’ll see the Cyclopean walls, Tomb of Agamemnon, and Lion Gate. We continue across the Peloponnese mountains to Olympia for the evening.
Day 4:Olympia- Delphi
Today we explore the home of the ancient Olympia Games. Situated along the longest river in the Peloponnese, the Alfios, Olympia is a fascinating step back in the time to the birth of one of today’s biggest sporting events. We visit the Temple of Zeus, the Palestra and Phidia’s workshop. Heading north this afternoon, we cross the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge before heading for our final sto of Delphi.
The santuary at Delphi was revered in antiquity as a centre of piligrimage home to the Pythian Oracle in the Temple of Apollo. We’ll walk up the Sacred Way, the path followed by ancient visitors through the sactuary, to see the temple ruins, and visit the local museum, where we’ll find the bronze Charioteer statue and mythical omphalos stone. Afterwards, we cross the mountains of central Greece back to the mainland, arriving in Kalambaka for the evening.
Day 6: Kalambaka - Athens
This morning we visit Meteora, a stunning World Heritage site where a series of towering rock formations shelter several sacred Eastern Orthodox monasteries. We return to Athens for te night, briefly stopping at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans made a famous stand against Persians in 480 BC.
Day 7: Athens - Laurion/Peraeus(Embarcation)- Myconost
Arrive on port and sail into deep-blue waters of Aegean Pelagos. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Myconos with its characteristic windmills and dazzing white houses. Time to wander through narrow paved streets before returning on board.
Day 9: Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey-Patmos, Greece
Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next,join an optional excursion to discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, and see the Grotto of Apocalypse.
Day 10: Heraklion, Crete-Santorini, Greece
First port of call today is Heraclion on Crete. A few miles away is KNOSSOS, the center of the 3000BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the ‘’ Black Pearl of the Aegea.’’
The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas and sunsets.
Day 11: Lavrion/Peraeus(Disembarkation)- Athens
After breakfast on board, disembark at one of two ports and return to Athens. The rest of the day is free.
Day 12: Athens-Airport
Your vacations comes to the end. After your delicious breakfast this morning we will transfer you on the airport for your departure flight.
- One Meal per day
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What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun hat
- High-heeled shoes
- Oversize luggage
- Short skirts
Know before you go
• Please wear sunscreen and comfortable shoesFlight
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