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Athens & 7 night cruise
ATHENS & "M/V ZENITH" 7 NIGHT CRUISE
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
DEPARTURES DATES IN 2013:
2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
Half day Athens sightseeing tour
7 night cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey, on
board the M/V ZENITH
Entrance fees, during guided sightseeing
and drinks during the cruise
All transfers as mentioned
24 hour assistance
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
DAY 3 (MONDAY): ATHENS / CRUISE
In the afternoon, transfer to Piraeus port to embark the cruise
ship for your 7 day cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey.
Sailing in the evening.
Arrival at Santorini at 08h00am.
Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most famous islands of the
Mediterranean. Ancient volcano, it offers one of the most
impressive natural spectacles. Villages with narrow lanes and
thick white walls, houses incised pattern in the rock with blue
shutters and doors, multiple chapels gives a feeling of
Departure at 18:00.
DAY 5 (WEDNESDAY):
Arrive in Marmaris (Turkey) at 6:00am.
Free day in this Turkish town with possibility to visit
Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands is absolutely
beautiful. The medieval old town, built by the Knights of
St. John is very well preserved and has many sites to visit.
You will find a lush Rhodes, amazing scenery (like the
valley of butterflies), beautiful beaches, picturesque
villages perched in the mountains. Departure at 15:00.
(THURSDAY): IZMIR (EPHESUS)
Arrive Izmir at 8:00am.
Izmir is the capital of the western province of Turkey and the
third largest city. It is an attractive modern city located on
the beautiful Gulf of Izmir, one of the most beautiful in the
Aegean Sea. Departure at 15:00.
DAY 7 (FRIDAY): ISTANBUL
Arrival at Istanbul 09:00am.
Built on seven hills like Rome, Istanbul has a long and rich
history. The city is a real link between European and Asian
continents. This strategic position has always provided an
important economic development. With some 9.7 million people,
Istanbul is vibrant and lively. Odors escaping from the Grand
Bazaar, oriental songs, calls to prayer, the plates of street
vendors and many other scenes of daily life Istanbulites offer
an incredible show. Departure at 24:00.
DAY 8 (SATURDAY): AT SEA
A day to enjoy all the activities proposed by the boat.
DAY 9 (SUNDAY): MYKONOS
Arrive in Mykonos island at 8:00am.
Mykonos is one of the temples of the holiday in the
Mediterranean, no other island is also atypical. Cubist houses,
typical of the Cycladic architecture, dozens of mills, numerous
chapels and long sandy beaches, Mykonos is in itself a delight.
Departure at 19:00.
DAY 10 (MONDAY):
PIRAEUS / AIRPORT
Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast on board,
disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your departure