nights hotel accommodation in Athens
Half day Athens sightseeing tour
4 day/ 3 night Classical Greece coach tour (Olympia,
7 night cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey (all
Entrance fees, during guided sightseeing
3 dinners (Olympia,
All transfers as mentioned
24 hour assistance phone
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
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.
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.
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.
Arrival at Istanbul 10:00am.
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: AT
A day to enjoy all the activities proposed by the boat.
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: PIRAEUS / ATHENS
Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast on board,
disembarkation and transfer to your hotel in Athens. Balance of
the day at leisure.
DAY 11: ATHENS / OLYMPIA
This morning we
depart for Corinth to start our 4-day Classical Tour. Stop at the
Corinth Canal. Drive to Epidarus to visit its theater, known for
its remarkable acoustics and then on to Nauplia (short stop).
Continue on to Mycenae to visit the beehive tombs and the citadel.
Then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnese area,
passing the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis to arrive in
Olympia for dinner and overnight.
In the morning visit
the ancient home of the Olympic Games and the fascinating Museum.
Then drive via Patras and Rion, take the new bridge to Antirion to
continue to Delphi through Nafpaktos. Arrive in Delphi in early
evening. Dinner, overnight.
This morning visit
the Archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Walk the Sacred
Way, visit the temple of Apollo, the theater and the stadium on
the mount Parnassos and then on to the Museum housing some
masterpieces of the Greek sculpture such as the famous bronze
statue of the "Charioteer". Depart for Meteora. Drive through
Lamia, Trikala and arrive in Kalambaka in early evening. Dinner,
DAY 14: METEORA /
In the morning, visit the breathtaking site of Meteora. Visit
of two Monasteries. After lunch drive to Athens via Thermopylae
(short stop). Arrive in Athens in early evening. Overnight Athens.
DAY 15: ATHENS /
At the indicated
time you will be transferred to the airport for your departure