8 Days / 7 Nights: Athens (2 nights), plus City Tour – 4-Day Aegean Cruise – Athens (2 nights)
In just one short week, we give you an in-depth look at Athens and its historic sights, plus a 4-Day Cruise to give you a tempting look at four outstanding islands and the Turkish coastal city of Kusadasi.
The first port-of-call is Mykonos, the jewel of the Cyclades, with its pure Cycladic architecture and exciting cosmopolitan air; next you’ll call at Kusadasi, Turkey, where you’ll have the chance to visit the fantastic archaeological site of Ephesus, or shop in the colorful bazaars in town.
Afterwards, a call at Patmos will give you the chance to visit the famous Monastery of St. John.
The following morning, you’ll dock at the port of Heraklion on Crete, with time to visit the Archaeological site of Knossos.
In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Santorini, with time to shop, walk along the caldera’s edge and view the volcano.
After the cruise, you’ll have two full days to continue your explorations of Athens City. For museum lovers, this is the time to spend the day at the National Archaeological Museum, one of the finest museums in the world.
Day 1: Athens International Airport, Athens
Arrival at Athens International Airport. Meet our representative and transfer to your Hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. We suggest you visit the Old Part of town, Plaka, and eat at the traditional tavernas. Overnight
Day 2: Athens
After breakfast, depart for your sightseeing tour of Athens. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square, the Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, The Thesseum, The Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Flea Market of Monastiraki, The Academy (one of the three neoclassical buildings called “The Neoclassical Trilogy”) and, last but not least, the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Return to your hotel. Overnight Athens.
Day 3: Athens, Piraeus Port, Mykonos
After breakfast, meet our representative and transfer to Piraeus port to embark on the vessel for your 3-Day Island Cruise. Afternoon arrival to the Island of Mykonos, with its rustic windmills, churches, whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches and the cosmopolitan nightlife, which have made this Cycladic Island the island of choice for the rich and famous of the world. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Patmos
Kusadasi(Turkey) – Patmos (Greece) Morning arrival into Kusadasi. You may visit the ancient city of Ephesus, the most complete ancient city excavated, or look for bargains at the local bazaar’s leather shops. Afternoon arrival at the Island of Patmos, well known for the Monastery of St. John. Here is where the Book of Revelation was written. Overnight on board.
Day 5: Heraklion (Crete), Santorini
Morning arrival into Heraklion. You can visit the nearby archaeological site of Knossos, where one of the earliest European civilizations was developed. The ship next departs for Santorini, the heart of the volcanic history of the Aegean Sea. Ample time is provided for wandering along the caldera, coffee overlooking the volcano, or shopping in Fira Town, well known for its fine jewelry shops. Overnight on board.
Day 6: Piraeus Port
Early morning arrival into Piraeus port. Meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Overnight.
Day 7: Athens
A day free at leisure to do your last-minute shopping, or to visit some sights that you may have missed. This would be a perfect afternoon for the Cape Sounion tour, or our evening excursion, “Athens by Night!” Overnight Athens.
Day 8: Athens, Athens Interantional Airport
After breakfast, meet our representative and transfer to the airport for your departure for home
For prices please contact our Agency using our Request Form. All prices will be given in Euros, per person in double occupancy, and will include:
4 Nights in Athens at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
3-Day Cruise on Full Board basis
Half-Day Athens Sightseeing Tour
English-Speaking Guide & Air-Conditioned Motor Coaches
Entrance Fees to all places visited
All transfers as per Itinerary
Supplement for single occupancy: +50%
*All tours are operated by a Tour Organizing Company. Cruise fuel surcharges, if any, are not included.
Any additional excursions suggested in this itinerary can be pre-booked at any time prior to the start of your holiday.
If you don’t find an itinerary that is exactly what you need and have in mind (both in terms of length and of destinations included), then choose the one(s) that are closest to your wishes and contact us. Any change or substitution is possible, and our aim is always to best fit your needs!
Cancellation / Prepayment
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Once the details are agreed upon, payment will be requested in order to finalize.
Accepted credit cards
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