Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise 2020
7 days with Globus Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2 ATHENS.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek. (B)
Day 3 ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS.
This morning, head for Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander at whim through narrow paved streets before returning on board. (B,L,D)
Day 4 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE.
Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. Chance to see the Grotto of the Apocalypse. (B,L,D)
Day 5 CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI, GREECE.
First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is KNOSSOS, the center of the 3000-BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)
Day 6 PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
After breakfast on board, disembark at Piraeus and return to Athens. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 7 ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Sunny beaches, beautiful islands, some of Europe’s oldest civilizations, fascinating archaeological treasures, and much more awaits you on this marvellous Greece vacation.
The tour starts and ends in Athens and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. Among the sights you will see, visit the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC. Then enjoy the highlight of your vacation, a 3-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses. Wander through the picturesque alleys and narrow streets; take photos of the windmills that overlook the embankment; relax at a waterfront café; and watch for the island’s official mascot, a pelican. In Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, enjoy the white-sand beaches and shopping in the covered bazaar, and visit ancient Ephesus, with its fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations.
Cruise to Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Heraklion, Crete's capital nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery, and . In Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breath-taking panoramas, you'll see bright white buildings and cliffs rising from the Aegean Sea—one of Greece’s most beautiful spots.
Whilst sailing, enjoy the ship's many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, sit back, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their beauty, fascinating histories, stunning scenery and ancient monuments. This Greece vacation is sure to delight all of your senses!
Athens: Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens
Cruising: Cabin onboard Celestyal Olympia
Terms and Conditions
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