Classical Greece 12 days

Every Monday from March 11 to October 28

MONDAY: ATHENS
upon arrival in athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

TUESDAY: ATHENS/OLYMPIA
You will leave athens early in the morning heading towards the Corinth Canal where is the first stop. Next stop to the Ancient Theatre of epidaurus world known for its acoustics. Quick visit to Nafplion town and then off to the archeological site of Mycenae and the tomb of agamemnon. Departure to olympia town in the afternoon, the place where the olympic games were born, passing by tripolis and Megalopolis towns.

WEDNESDAY: OLYMPIA/DELPHI
in the morning you will visit the archaeological site with the sanctuary of olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological Museum. then, you will be driven by the plains of Heliad and achaia till you reach the impressive bridge which connects rion to antirion. on the way you will have the opportunity to take a glimpse on the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (lepanto) and itea. arrival in Delphi.

THURSDAY: DELPHI/METEORA
Visit the town of Delphi known in antiquity as the center of the world, the archaeological site and the Museum with the famous statue representing “the Bronze Charioteer”. Departure to kalambaka, a small town built at the foothill of Meteora.

FRIDAY: METEORA/ATHENS
Visit to Meteora where dozens of monasteries containing priceless historical and religious treasures are built on huge rocks with a magnificent view. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae with a short stop at leonida’s statue and then, again to kammena Vourla area. arrival in athens in the evening.

SATURDAY: ATHENS
after breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the unknown soldier’s tomb, Hadrian’s arch, the olympian Zeus temple, the Panathenaic stadium, the academy, the university and the National library. Balance of the day at leisure.

SUNDAY: ATHENS
enjoy your free day in the greek capital, athens.

MONDAY: ATHENS/MYKONOS
early in the morning transfer to Piraeus port and departure for the 4 night cruise. First stop Mykonos, an island known for its fantastic sandy beaches, its vivid nightlife, little Venice and famous windmills.

TUESDAY: KUSADASI TURKEY/PATMOS
Next port of call is the turkish port of kusadasi with the option to visit ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. then, on to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & st. John’s grotto where he lived and wrote the book of revelation.

WEDNESDAY: RHODES
Early morning arrival to the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean sea. rhodes is an island visited by hundreds of tourists every year since it offers a combination of great historical sites, marvelous beaches, a vivid nightlife and great shopping areas. By participating in one of the optional tours, you will be able to visit the medieval city and the famous acropolis of lindos.

THURSDAY: HERAKLION CRETE/SANTORINI
Next port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklion. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of knossos, the center of the Minoan Civilization. Departure to Crete and arrival to santorini in the afternoon, the island which is said to be the lost continent of the atlantis.

FRIDAY: PIRAEUS/ATHENS
arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in athens
  • 4 day classical tour including a visit to Meteora on a half board basis
  • 4 day cruise to the greek islands & turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside cabin category)
  • Half day athens sightseeing tour including the acropolis & the acropolis Museum*
  • entrance fees to the sites during guided sightseeing tours
  • Daily breakfast
  • all transfers as mentioned
  • Hotel taxes

*the acropolis Museum is closed on Mondays

Abbreviations

B = Breakfast L= Lunch D = Dinner (Lunch excluded on private tours)

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