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9 Days / 8 Nights

Day 01. Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Day 02. City tour / Athens (B)
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.

Day 03. Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia (B,D)
After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae (rich in gold) as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion's Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.

Day 04. Olympia / Delphi (B,D
)
Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias's Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.

Day 05. Delphi / Athens (B)
Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be take the road back to Athens.

Day 06. Athens - Mykonos / on cruise (AI)
Breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port to embark on «Celestyal cruises» for the three night «Iconic Aegean» cruise. Arrival in Mykonos at 18:00. Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos until late in the evening.

Day 07. Samos or Kusadasi - Patmos / on cruise (AI)
Early in the morning you will be arriving at the island of Samos. Those who do not wish to continue to Turkey, will be able to disembark in Samos and follow the included excursion “Panoramic Samos". The cruise ship will continue and arrive in Kusadasi. Those who chose to stay onboard will depart for the included excursion (Ancient Ephesus through the Ages). In the afternoon, and after a short stop in Samos, the ship will arrive in Patmos with the famous monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse.

Day 08. Heraklion - Santorini / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. Possibility for an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. In the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini. During your included excursion, you will visit the village of Profitis Ilias and the most popular village of Santorini, Oia, with its stunning views to the caldera and the volcano.

Day 09. Piraeus / Departure (B)

Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure.

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Departure dates:      
Every Sunday and Monday from March 25th until October 22nd (except Monday March 26th).      
     
    With Inside Standard Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 25 $2,185 $3,090 $2,040      
  April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 $2,230 $3,150 $2,065      
  April 29, 30 $2,285 $3,205 $2,120      
  May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 $2,285 $3,205 $2,120      
  June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 $2,285 $3,205 $2,120      
  July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 $2,285 $3,205 $2,120      
  August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 $2,285 $3,205 $2,120      
  Sep 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 $2,325 $3,250 $2,160      
  October 1 $2,325 $3,250 $2,160      
  October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 $2,230 $3,150 $2,065      
   
    With Inside First Class Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 25 $2,245 $3,220 $2,100      
  April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 $2,375 $3,395 $2,205      
  April 29, 30 $2,465 $3,515 $2,280      
  May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 $2,465 $3,515 $2,280      
  June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 $2,465 $3,515 $2,280      
  July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 $2,410 $3,410 $2,245      
  August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 $2,410 $3,410 $2,245      
  Sep 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 $2,505 $3,560 $2,325      
  October 1 $2,505 $3,560 $2,325      
  October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 $2,405 $3,460 $2,230      
       
       
    With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 25 $2,600 $3,680 $2,340      
  April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 $2,720 $3,835 $2,445      
  April 29, 30 $2,845 $4,015 $2,545      
  May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 $2,845 $4,015 $2,545      
  June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 $2,845 $4,015 $2,545      
  July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 $2,825 $3,975 $2,530      
  August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 $2,810 $3,945 $2,530      
  Sep 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 $2,900 $4,075 $2,595      
  October 1 $2,900 $4,075 $2,595      
  October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 $2,775 $3,950 $2,485      
       
       
  Accomotions:      
               
  Athens      
  Hotel Crystal City, Hotel Golden City, Hotel Oscar, Hotel Achilleas, Hotel Arion, Hotel Stanley, Hotel Best Western Candia Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Or Similar (FC)
  Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Radisson Blue, Hotel Royal Olympic, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand Or Similar (DLX)
         
  Olympia      
  Hotel Antonios Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Arty Grand & Hotel Europa Or Similar (FC & DLX)  
               
  Delphi            
  Hotel Hermes & Hotel Olympic Or Similar (STD)  
  Hotel Amalia & Hotel Apollonia Or Similar (FC & DLX)  
               
  Cruise            
  Celestyal Crystal & Celestyal Olympia or Similar  
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 3-day Classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • The 4-days/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, port taxes and service charges, tips/gratuities on board, and the two above mentioned
  • shore excursions included.
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services
Exclusions:
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals (cruise includes beverage package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips (included for the cruise)
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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