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Description

''Treasures of Greece'' a Classical Escorted Tour, after an initial stay in Athens, visits the most significant archeological treasures of the land and to conclude, adds an enchanting five-day Aegean cruise to the fabled Islands and Turkey, where myth, history and present seamlessly coexist. On the land portion of this vacation you step on grounds where the events they recount still resonate. To name only a few - Athens' Acropolis and the Parthenon - Mycenae's Lion's Gate - Olympia and the Olympic Games - Delphi, site of the prophetic oracle that so influenced classical Greece - Meteora's ageless monasteries seemingly suspended in mid-air, housing priceless Byzantine icons. The 5-day Aegean cruise touches land at Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete) and Santorini. Many shore excursions will be available and, among them, Mykonos walking tour to bask in its jet-set atmosphere within, white-washed buildings, harbor side cafes and chic shops - Ephesus, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" - St. John Monastery and Grotto of Revelation in Patmos - In the Island of Roses, Rhodes, visit its Medieval Old Town, a World Heritage Site and from Heraklion travel to Knossos to explore King Minos Palace - sail to Santorini, an island wrapped in the lost continent of Atlantis myth, with volcanic calderas, crystalline waters and breathtaking sunsets that will set deep in your memories.


Itinerary

Day 1 - SAT - 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 - SUN - 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 - MON - MYCENAE I EPIDAURUS - OLYMPIA OR PATRAS

Morning departure for Olympia. Travel to the Argolis region, crossing the Corinth Canal, to Mycenae, to see the Lion’s Gate and Tomb of Agamemnon. Proceed to Epidaurus and the famous Theatre. Drive to Olympia or Patras for dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 4 - TUE - OLYMPIA OR PATRAS - DELPHI

escorted tourMorning visit of Olympia, site of the first Olympic Games. Visit the Stadium, the Sanctuary of Zeus and the Museum. Head to the mainland and arrive in Delphi for dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 5 - WED - DELPHI - KALAMBAKA

Visit the site of the Oracle, Treasury, Theater and Stadium plus the Museum and the famed bronze statue of the “Charioteer”. Enjoy a scenic drive en route to Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 - THU - METEORA - ATHENS

 escorted toursMorning visit of Meteora where, perched atop soaring stone formations, seemingly suspended in mid-air, are ageless monasteries. View the priceless, exquisite Byzantine icons and treasures. Return to Athens via Thermopylae (see Leonidas’ monument). Overnight in Athens. (B)

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

Disembark in Athens this morning and say “kali antamosi” to Greece or extend your stay with a 3 or 7 night cruise (*). (B)

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Includes

  • First class hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • 9 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 3 dinners at hotels
  • Assistance of a professional Tour Director from day 3 to day 6
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows:
    - Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
    - Visit of Mycenae
    - Visit of Theater in Epidaurus
    - Visit of ancient Olympia and Museum
    - Visit of Delphi and Museum
    - Visit of Monasteries at Meteora
  • 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

Notes

    All dates are Guaranteed

    Single Supplement: On Request
    Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: Not available
    (*) From price is per person based on double occupancy.
    Rates for additional nights at first and last city are available.

Departures & Rates

International air will be provided based upon your requested dates .
Best Price starting at $ 1063 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

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