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8 Days / 7 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. Delphi / Kalambaka (B,D)
After our breakfast we depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). In the afternoon, and after a short break for lunch (not included), we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 04. Meteora / Athens (B)
This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.

Day 05. 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 06. 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 07. 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 08. 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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2018      
Departure dates:      
Every Monday and Tuesday from March 26th until October 23rd      
     
    With Inside Standard Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 26, 27 $1,830 $2,635 $1,685      
  April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 $1,920 $2,775 $1,760      
  April 30 $1,980 $2,835 $1,810      
  May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 $1,980 $2,835 $1,810      
  June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 $1,980 $2,835 $1,810      
  July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 $1,980 $2,835 $1,810      
  August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 $1,980 $2,835 $1,810      
  Sep 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 $2,020 $2,875 $1,855      
  October 1, 2 $2,020 $2,875 $1,855      
  October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 $1,920 $2,775 $1,760      
       
    With Inside First Class Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 26, 27 $1,955 $2,850 $1,810      
  April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 $2,045 $2,985 $1,875      
  April 30 $2,135 $3,110 $2,045      
  May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 $2,135 $3,110 $2,045      
  June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 $2,135 $3,110 $2,045      
  July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 $2,080 $3,000 $1,915      
  August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 $2,080 $3,000 $1,915      
  Sep 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 $2,175 $3,150 $1,995      
  October 1, 2 $2,175 $3,150 $1,995      
  October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 $2,080 $3,050 $1,900      
         
    With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 26, 27 $2,310 $3,310 $2,050      
  April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 $2,390 $3,425 $2,115      
  April 30 $2,515 $3,610 $2,215      
  May 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 $2,515 $3,610 $2,215      
  June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 $2,515 $3,610 $2,215      
  July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 $2,505 $3,580 $2,205      
  August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 $2,480 $3,535 $2,190      
  Sep 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 $2,575 $3,665 $2,265      
  October 1, 2 $2,575 $3,665 $2,265      
  October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 $2,445 $3,540 $2,155      
         
  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)
         
  Kalambaka      
  Hotel Orfeas & Hotel Antoniadis Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Amalia & Hotel Divani 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 2-day Delphi-Meteora 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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