Happy tourist on the island of Santorini The old part of Mykonos town in Mykonos island Patmos islandBeautiful sunny days in Kusadasi, Turkey  Doric style columns of Parthenon temple at sunset

Happy tourist on the island of Santorini

The old part of Mykonos town in Mykonos island

Patmos island

Beautiful sunny days in Kusadasi, Turkey

Doric style columns of Parthenon temple at sunset

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 I 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 I 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 I ATHENS

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

Day 4 - FRI I ATHENS I MYKONOS

Aegean cruiseAfter breakfast, transfer to Piraeus and embark on your cruise ship. Sail to the picturesque isle of Mykonos, known for its windmills and lively harbor. In the evening, sail for Kusadasi. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - SAT I KUSADASI I PATMOS

Morning arrival in Kusadasi, Turkey and visit nearby Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. This afternoon sail to Patmos, site of the Monastery of St. John the Divine and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Evening departure. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - SUN I CRETE I SANTORINI

 Aegean cruisesMorning call at Greece’s largest island, Crete. Later you sail for the volcanic island of Santorini where some of the villages are perched on the rim of the volcano. This island is 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 I ATHENS TO 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: 1

Notes

    A selection of different hotels, cabin categories, additional nights and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.

Departures & Rates

Single supplement: On Request
Reduction for third and fourth person sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request
Reduction for children sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request
Price is per person based on double occupancy

Port taxes and fees: $159

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