Classical Greece Tour Greek Islands Cruise 12 Days
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MONDAY: ATHENS(GR): Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
TUESDAY: ATHENS / OLYMPIA: Today we drive towards the Corinth Canal where we will make our first stop. Then visit the famous theater of Epidaurus, world famous for its acoustics and the Museum of Asclepius (the father of medicine). Passing through the town of Nauplion, we reach Mycenae where we come to know the prehistoric Acropolis, with the Lion Gate and Agamemnon’s tomb. In the afternoon, we go through the central Peloponnese to Olympia. Dinner and overnight in Olympia.
WEDNESDAY: OLYMPIA / DELPHI : In the morning we will know the premises of the former Olympic stadium, where the first Olympic Games held and then we will visit the Museum of Olympia. In the afternoon, passing by the new suspension bridge, the largest in the world, we will arrive at Delphi. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.
THURSDAY: DELPHI / METEORA: At Delphi, a city known as the center of the world, we will visit the local museum with its famous statue “The Bronze Charioteer” and the archaeological site. Departure to Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.
FRIDAY: METEORA /ATHENS: In the morning visit to Meteora, which combines the natural beauty of the region, with the timeless monasteries located on the rocks. Departure to Athens, via Thermopylae, where the statue of the Spartan King Leonidas. Return to your hotel in Athens, in the afternoon.
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous
monuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
AdrianR17;s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the
Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by
visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the
art” in museum construction and very rich in content. .
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.
SUNDAY: ATHENS: Free day in Athens to stroll around the city and know better the sites and the people. Good opportunity to visit one of the famous museums like the National Archaeological museum or the Benaki Museum. Use metro not only for your transportation but also visit the different stations to admire pieces of ancient and modern art. Not the miss the visit to Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.
MONDAY: ATHENS / MYKONOS: In the morning, transfer to the port of Piraeus to board your cruise ship. Our cruise ship will leave the port of Piraeus at 11:00 for a 3 full days of fun and experiences. We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Golf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide. In the afternoon arrival at the famous island of Mykonos, an international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Walk around the town and admire the small houses, all white and blue, have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
TUESDAY: KUSADASI / PATMOS: First port of call today is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with the option to visit Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.
WEDNESDAY: RHODES: Today we visit the magnificent island of the roses, Knights and Butterflies. Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the old medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos. If you want to be on your own you can swim in one of the many beaches of the island or just stroll in the old city and imagine being one of its inhabitants of the ancient times, Late evening return in the ship.. Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the famous Acropolis of Lindos.
THURSDAY: HERAKLION / SANTORINI: New port, new places, new interesting sites in Crete. We will wake up in Heraklion, the biggest city of Crete, the island full of archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and fantastic scenery. Take the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, the centre of the Minoan Civilization. We continue and this afternoon we visit the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. You can participate in the optional tours or just relax in one of the famous cafes of the town and admire the sunset on the Caldera, known to be the most famous.
FRIDAY: PIRAEUS / AIRPORT: Return to the port of Piraeus early in the morning. Breakfast on board, disembark and transfer to airport for return flight.