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12 Days / 11 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. Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia
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. (B,D)

Day 03. Olympia / Delphi
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. (B,D)

Day 04. Delphi / Kalambaka
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 crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 05. Meteora / Athens
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. (B)

Day 06. City tour / Athens
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. (B)

Day 07. At leisure / Athens
Day at leisure to explore more of Athens on your own, or follow an optional excursion to Cape Sounion. (B)

Day 08. 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 09. 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 10. Rhodes / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Rhodes early in the morning. You will have a full day in Rhodes and you will be able to explore the Acropolis of Lindos and the Medieval citadel of the Knights (Rhodes old town) during your included shore excursion.

Day 11. Heraklion - Santorini / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. Possibility of an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. In the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini. You can explore the magnificent town of Fira with the stunning views to the volcano on your own, or follow and optional shore excursion to “Spectacular Oia perched on the Caldera rim".

Day 12. Piraeus / Departure
Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure. (B)

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2018      
Departure dates:      
Every Monday from April 2nd until October 15th      
    With Inside Standard Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  April 2 $2,845 $4,025 $2,665      
  April 9, 16, 23 $2,870 $4,075 $2,680      
  April 30 $2,940 $4,145 $2,745      
  May 7, 14, 21, 28 $2,940 $4,145 $2,745      
  June 4, 11, 18, 25 $2,940 $4,145 $2,745      
  July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,940 $4,145 $2,745      
  August 6, 13, 20 $2,940 $4,145 $2,745      
  August 27 $2,995 $4,200 $2,800      
  September 3, 10, 17, 24 $2,995 $4,200 $2,800      
  October 1, 8, 15 $2,870 $4,075 $2,680      
   
    With Inside First Class Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  April 2, 9, 16, 23 $3,090 $4,425 $2,890      
  April 30 $3,200 $4,585 $2,990      
  May 7, 14, 21, 28 $3,200 $4,585 $2,990      
  June 4, 11, 18, 25 $3,200 $4,585 $2,990      
  July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3,130 $4,445 $2,940      
  August 6, 13, 20 $3,130 $4,445 $2,940      
  August 27 $3,260 $4,640 $3,045      
  September 3, 10, 17, 24 $3,260 $4,640 $3,045      
  October 1, 8, 15 $3,130 $4,510 $2,925      
       
    With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  April 2, 9, 16, 23 $3,530 $4,995 $3,195      
  April 30 $3,715 $5,260 $3,340      
  May 7, 14, 21, 28 $3,715 $5,260 $3,340      
  June 4, 11, 18, 25 $3,715 $5,260 $3,340      
  July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3,700 $5,220 $3,330      
  August 6, 13, 20 $3,670 $5,160 $3,310      
  August 27 $3,790 $5,330 $3,405      
  September 3, 10, 17, 24 $3,790 $5,330 $3,405      
  October 1, 8, 15 $3,605 $5,145 $3,250      
       
  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)  
               
  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, 4 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 4-day Calssical Greece & Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • The 5-days/4-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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