Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
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, the Hadrian's Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure.
MONDAY: ATHENS / MYKONOS
Early in the morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the 3 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. 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.
Early morning arrival in the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Rhodes island is 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 Lindos Acropolis.
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 Knossos Palace, the center of the Minoan Civilization. Arrival in Santorini in the afternoon, the island which is said to be the lost continent of the Atlantis. Disembarkation and transfer to your selected hotel.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: SANTORINI
Days at leisure to enjoy the unique views, the black sandy beaches as well as the most romantic sunset in the world. Enjoy a half day cruise to the small volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni found in the center of the famous caldera and the hot springs with the orangey water where you will have free time for swimming. Do not leave the island without visiting its capital city, Fira town, with the beautiful white-washed houses, the narrow streets and open air cafes that cling on the steep cliff. Oia and Imerovigli are also among the places that you need to visit in Santorini.
Free morning. In the afternoon, transfer to the port to embark 3 day cruise returning to Athens. Dinner and overnight on board the ship.
MONDAY: ATHENS / AIRPORT
Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Rates are per person, in USD ($)
Low season: March, April, May, October
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