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Description

A brief but wonderful tour to Greece, packed into six delightful nights. Three nights are spent in Athens to take in some spectacular views of the monuments atop the Acropolis that have left an indelible mark on western civilization. You will admire the famed Parthenon, the Museum of the Acropolis, housing some of the noteworthy remains of the sacred hill and also have time to explore the Plaka district, which at night is becomes alive with Athenian ioie de vivre. In Athens a choice of especially selected hotels is available. We then follow with a three-night Aegean cruise that calls at islands filled with local lore, scenic landscapes and millenary history, Mykonos, an island that has long been a destination of the cosmopolitan jet-set. Patmos is where St. John the Divine received The Revelation and optionally, you may visit the Monastery and Grotto of the Apocalypse. Santorini, an island believed by many to be the site of the lost continent of Atlantis, today offering fascinating Cycladic architecture and memorable scenic landscapes. In Kusadasi on Turkey's mainland, Asia Minor, an optional visit is offered to the remains of nearby Ephesus, an early Greek city and later a major Roman center, where what is left of the temple of Artemis is all that is extant of a setting that in antiquity was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This European tour package will be unforgettable. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Athens, the dynamic capital of Greece and home of Western styled democracy
  • Cruise the Aegean to Mykonos, a lively harbor and picturesque island of windmills
  • Discover Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” and then set sail for Patmos, site of St John the Divine’s Monastery
  • Call at Crete, Greece’s largest island and proceed to the volcanic island of Santorini, believed to be the site of the lost Continent of Atlantis


Itinerary

Day 1 - TUE - ATHENS

Arrival into Athens. Balance of the day is at leisure for you to get acquainted with Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece.

Day 2 - WED - ATHENS

Half day morning city tour includes highlights of Athens and the Acropolis plus the new Acropolis Museum. Afternoon and balance of day is at leisure. (B)

Day 3 - THU - ATHENS

A full day at leisure to explore this lively city on your own or take an optional tour. (B)

Day 4 - FRI - ATHENS - MYKONOS

Aegean cruiseAfter breakfast, transfer to the port of Athens and embark your cruise ship. Sail to the picturesque isle of Mykonos, known for its windmills and lively harbor. An optional excursion to picturesque Hora, the island capital, is available. Sail in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - SAT- KUSADASI - PATMOS

Morning arrival in Kusadasi, Turkey located nearby Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. Wander through the famous Turkish bazaar or enjoy an optional tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. This afternoon sail to Patmos, site of the Monastery of St. John the Divine and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Optional excursions to visit these sites and the island are available. Evening departure. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - SUN - CRETE - SANTORINI

 Aegean cruisesMorning call at Greece’s largest island, Crete. Here you have an optional visit of Knossos and the Palace of King Minos or enjoy a taste of Crete. Later you sail for the volcanic island of Santorini. Some of the villages are perched on the rim of the volcano and believed by many to be the site of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. View a breathtaking sunset before you sail later this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - MON - ATHENS - USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Disembark in Athens this morning and say “kali antamosi” to Greece or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights
  • 4 days/3 nights cruise on Celestyal Cruises, inside cabin, category IB
  • 12 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 3 lunches during cruise
    - 3 dinners during cruise
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
  • Two shore excursions
  • Complimentary drinks throughout the cruise
  • Transfer from Athens hotel to Piraeus
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

    • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Optional Tours
    • Port taxes and fees: $141

Notes

    From price is per person, double occupancy. Children 12 years and under are entitled to free cruise if sharing cabin with two adults (port taxes will apply).

    From price does not include:
    Port taxes and fees: $168 


    Program operates every Tuesday from Athens, starting March 27, ending October 23, 2018.

    A selection of different hotels, cabin categories, and excursions are available upon request. Program validity and/or some included features may vary.

Departures & Rates

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