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6 Days / 5 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. Day cruise to Aegina, Poros & Hydra / Athens (B,L)
Early breakfast this morning and we transfer to the port for a day cruise to the islands of the Saronic gulf. Our first port of call will be Hydra. A picturesque little “vehicle free” island, well-known to the international jet-set. Take a donkey ride, explore the little cobble-stoned streets and visit the Mitropolis at your own pace. Next, we will be visiting the island of Poros with it clock tower facing the Peloponnese. Last will be a visit to Aegina, a weekend retreat island for many Athenians. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or take an optional visit to the temple of Afea. Before leaving make sure to buy some pistachios, as Aegina is world-famous for its production. During cruising, you will enjoy a buffet lunch on board, and on the way back you will have to opportunity to see and participate to some traditional Greek dances! Return transfer to our hotel.

Day 06. Departure (B)
Breakfast and at the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Notes:
1.The order of excursions/visits may change depending on the departure date.

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  2018            
             
  Departure dates:        
  November to March: Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.        
  April to October: Daily except Thursday until 24/10, and 28/10, 29/10, 30/10        
           
    Standard      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  11/01/2017 - 02/26/2018 $925 $1,370 $830      
  02/27 - 03/28 $945 $1,400 $850      
  03/29 - 04/11 $1,040 $1,535 $925      
  04/12 - 10/20 $1,065 $1,590 $945      
  10/21 - 10/31 $1,040 $1,535 $925      
           
    First Class      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  11/01/2017 - 03/28/2018 $1,110 $1,690 $1,010      
  03/29 - 04/28 $1,225 $1,865 $1,090      
  04/29 - 06/29 $1,270 $1,960 $1,130      
  06/30 - 08/28 $1,190 $1,805 $1,075      
  08/29 - 10/30 $1,270 $1,960 $1,130      
               
    Deluxe      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
   11/01/2017 - 03/27/2018 $1,295 $2,025 $1,145      
  03/28 - 04/26 $1,400 $2,180 $1,225      
  04/27 - 06/30 $1,480 $2,340 $1,280      
  07/01 - 07/31 $1,460 $2,300 $1,270      
  08/01 - 08/27 $1,425 $2,235 $1,245      
  08/28 - 10/30 $1,480 $2,340 $1,280      
               
  *For departures within Christmas Week, New Years’ week, and Greek Orthodox Easter week, please ask as itineraries may
  not be available or maybe altered.
               
  Accommdation:            
  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)
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 4 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)
  • The day cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra, including transfers and lunch on board.
  • All transfers
  • 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
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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