Enjoy a cruise through the Greek Islands. This programme combines three nights in Athens with a four-night cruise.
This programme departs weekly from April to October.
SATURDAY– Arrive in Athens
Be welcomed at the airport for a transfer to the selected hotel. Choice of 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotels in Athens.
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all the famous monuments: the Panathenaic Stadium, the former Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). The tour ends with a visit to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum.
MONDAY– Athens to Mykonos
After a morning transfer to the port of Piraeus, embark on the selected cruise ship to start a 4-night cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey. The ship docks overnight at Mykonos.
TUESDAY– Kusadasi and Patmos
The ship heads for the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Enjoy an excursion to Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. The cruise continues to the island of Patmos, where there is an optional tour to the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John, to see where he wrote the Book of Revelation.
The cruise continues with an early morning visit to Rhodes, the magnificent island of the roses. Take an excursion to the south of the island to the city of Lindos, with its ancient Acropolis and the beautiful bay of St. Paul. In the centre of medieval Rhodes is the Citadel of the Crusaders of the Knights of the Order of St. John.
THURSDAY– Heraklion and Santorini
The cruise continues with a stop at the Cretan port of Heraklion. Take the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, the centre of the Minoan Civilization. The cruise continues to the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. There is an optional excursion to the picturesque village of Oia with its blue domes, wonderful scenery and one of the best sunsets in the world.
FRIDAY– Piraeus to Athens
The cruise finishes with the ship’s arrival at the port of Piraeus. After breakfast on board, disembark and transfer to your chosen hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Athens.
SATURDAY– Depart Athens
Transfer to the airport to coincide with your flight departure time.
INCLUded in the price:
3-nights in Athens in hotel as selected, half-day sightseeing tour of Athens, 4-night full-board cruise from Piraeus to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini and returning to Piraeus, unlimited drinks package for the cruise, two excursions during the cruise (Ephesus and Lindos), all transfers as listed, daily breakfast, except first day, entrance fees to archaeological site
Accommodation tax, gratuities, optional tours
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