Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Balance of day at leisure.
ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
tour of Athens. The striking contrast
between breathtaking monuments of a
glorious past and modern elegant
structures is what you will enjoy during
your tour of Athens. Visit the
Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory
of Ancient Athens, with its many
monuments atop its rocky base, including
the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the
temple of Athena Nike and the
Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens.
Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic
Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of
the first modern Olympic Games in 1896),
the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front
of the Parliament House on Constitution
Square. See views of government
buildings and elegant structures of the
19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou
Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral,
the Academy, University, National
Library. In contrast, conclude your tour
with a visit to the new Acropolis museum
(closed on Monday’s), a marvel of
architecture with a full exhibition of
the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon
FRIDAY: ATHENS / CRUISE
In the afternoon, transfer to Lavrion port to embark the cruise
ship for your 7 day cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey.
Sailing in the evening.
SATURDAY: DARDANELLES STRAIT / ISTANBUL
In the morning, arrival at the mystic city of Istanbul. A full
day in Istanbul with the graceful minarets of countless mosques.
Istanbul's blend of East & West has resulted in some of the most
magnificent architecture in the world, including the Agia
Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. Explore this
ancient city by participating in one of the optional tours and
bargain for your own treasures at one of the 5.000 shops of the
famous Grand Bazaar. Sail for Mykonos at 8pm.
In the afternoon, arrival at the famous island of Myconos. Free
evening to explore Mykonos town and its night life.
Free day in Mykonos. An international "jet-set" known for its
beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and
incredible night life. Depart at midnight for the island of
TUESDAY: PATMOS / KUSADASI
Early morning call to the island of Patmos, where participating
in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the
Monastery and the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and
recorded the book of the Revelation.
Afternoon arrival in Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey). Renowned for
its beaches and attractive view of the Aegean, Kusadasi is near
to several historical sites including Ephesus, the Temple of
Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary.
A full day in the beautiful island of the Roses. On a hill above
the charming town of Lindos rises and ancient Acropolis. Below
lies the bay of St. Paul. The crusading knights of St. John left
the medival city of Rhodes behind when they were defeated by
Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. The presence of the Ottoman
Turks is marked with their minarets, mosques and Turkish bath.
An optional tour not to be missed.
THURSDAY: HERAKLIO (CRETE)
First port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklion. Take the
opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of
Knossos, to visit the center of the Minoan Civilization.
Continue in the afternoon to most breathtaking island, Santorini.
Upon arrival in Santorini, disembark
and transfer to your hotel in Santorini
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: SANTORINI
Days at leisure to enjoy the sun, the unforgettable view and the most romantic
sunset in the world.
At the indicated time you will be transferred to the airport for your