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Day 01: Athens - Mykonos - Kusadasi (L-D)
Provided that the arrival at Athens International Airport is before 10.00 am, there will be a transfer to Piraeus or Lavrion port for embarkation on the cruise boat which departs to Mykonos Island at 11.00 am. Otherwise, there will be transfer to Rafina port for embarkation on the ferry boat to Mykonos Island. Either way with the city of Athens as a starting point, sail to lively and glamorous Mykonos, which is the first destination of the cruise.
Arrival of the cruise ship in Mykonos port at 18.00 and disembarkation at the most cosmopolitan Cycladic Island. Enjoy time spent among the picturesque alleys and the opulent up market shops, the impressive windmills and the Venetian quarter of Alefkandra. The dream-like sunset on the waves heralds the beginning of the island's exhilarating nightlife. Return to the cruise ship for departure at 23.00 to Kusadasi.
Day 02: Kusadasi - Patmos - Heraklion (B-L-D)
In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the resort of Kusadasi. At Kusadasi, free time for shopping and bargaining at the covered bazaar or alternatively visit the Ancient Ephesus which is one of the largest open-air archaeological museums in the world. Next stop is Patmos, the sacred island with the Monastery of Saint John and the Grotto of Apocalypse. Dinner with a view of the imposing medieval town of Chora and depart at 21.00 to Heraklion of Crete.
Day 03: Heraklion - Santorini - Athens (B-L-D)
The vibrant capital of Crete, Heraklion, welcomes you with its tastes and colorful idioms, the long surviving customs and the strong culture, the monuments and its friendly residents. The largest province of Crete is also the birthplace of the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans and the Palace of Knossos. With ease and comfort, arrive for the evening at the mystical, "lacy" caldera of Santorini. Visit the two islands sculpted by the volcano and swim in the green-yellow thermal springs or applaud the glorious sunset. At 21.00 departure and the cruise comes to an end on Monday morning with the return to Piraeus.
Day 04: Athens - Corinth - Epidaurus - Nafplion - Mycenae - Olympia (B-L-D)
After disembarkation from the cruise ship around 07.30, leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidauros. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Archaeological Site. Lunch at Mycenae and then depart to Olympia for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Olympia - Arachova (B-L-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. There is probably no ancient archaeological site anywhere in the world that has more relevance on today's world than Olympia, the place where the ancient Olympic Games were held. Then drive through the stunning bridge connecting Peloponissos and the Mainland at Rio, pass by the picturesque seafront town of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and continue on the coastal road to the town of Arachova. On the way you will make a stop for lunch. After approximately an hours drive, you will arrive at Arachova, a village on the mountain well renowned for its colourful rugs and carpets. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Arachova - Delphi - Kalambaka (B-L-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit the pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke and was the site of the omphalos, the 'naval of the world'. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and changes with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century BC, was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world. While at the site, visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum. Afterwards, lunch will be served at a nearby restaurant. Departure for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens (B-L-D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Meteora, famous for its impressive scenery with ageless Monasteries*, that contain priceless historical and religious treasures as well as exquisite specimens of Byzantine art, standing between earth and sky atop huge rocks. Once you finish visiting the monasteries proceed to the town of Kalambaka for Lunch and then return to Athens passing by the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae (short photo stop) where 300 strong Spartans battled the army of the Persian Empire. Arrive in Athens early in the evening for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
*In order to visit the Monasteries, skirts for the ladies and long trousers for the gentlemen are required.
Day 08: Athens (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on departure flight, the last day of the tour is free entirely at your leisure. Relax or stroll and enjoy the flavors of the city center. It is recommended to walk through the narrow streets of the Old city, the famous Plaka with a multitude of shops, cafes and tavernas. Transfer to Athens International Airport for a flight back home.
- Cabin accommodation in interior cabin
- Full Board on board
- Gala evening and shows, entertainment on board
- Port charges
- Swimming pool and fitness center on board
- Air-conditioned Motorcoach during the mainland tour
- Highway taxes
- Hotel accommodation in 4* hotels in Athens on HB basis
- Hotel accommodation in 3* hotels during the tour on HB basis
- Lunch at local restaurant on days 4,5,6 and 7
- Professional guide during the mainland tour
- Assistance during the tour
- VAT and all legal taxes included
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites
(38,00€ per person up to now, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture)
- Drinks and beverages during all meals
- Shore excursions or optional tours
- Porterage service
- Anything that is not specified in the program as included
|Rates per Person||2016|
|Child 04-13.99 years old||-50%|
38€ per person 54€ per person 30€ per person
1/4/2016 - 31/10/2016
1/11/2016 - 31/3/2017
38€ per person
54€ per person
30€ per person
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