Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Balance
of the day at leisure.
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: the
Panathenaic Stadium, the ex. Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus,
the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the
Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square
(Syntagma). Tour ends with visit at the Acropolis and the New Acropolis
Museum (except Mondays). In the afternoon, transfer to Piraeus port to
embark the cruise ship for your 7-day/6-night cruise to the Greek islands &
SATURDAY: DARDANELLES STRAIT/ ISTANBUL
Morning on board cruising the famous Dardanelles strait. In the afternoon,
arrival at the mystic city of Istanbul. Make the most of this night participating
in an optional night tour with Oriental dances or explore this ancient
city by participating in one of the optional tours and bargain for your own
treasures at one of the 5.000 shops of the famous Grand Bazaar.
A full day in Istanbul with the graceful minarets of countless mosques. Istanbul’s
blend of East & West has resulted in some of the most magnificent
architecture in the world, including the Aghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and
the Topkapi Palace.
Arrival at Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city which has always been famous for
its port, one of the most important in the country for trade and exports of
dried figs, sultanas and hazelnuts, and at first glance looks like an extremely
Choose the optional tour to Pergamum a city that together with Alexandria,
enjoyed over three centuries of economical prosperity which resulted in
exceptional cultural and artistic development. A second option is the tour
to Ephessus famous in antiquity for its temple of Diana, during the years of
the Roman Empire. The Greek port of Ephesus became the greatest city in
Asia Minor and among the innumerable monuments you will see the Forum,
the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the
Great Theatre built in the Greek era and reconstructed in the Roman period,
which is still noted for its remarkable acoustics.
Early morning call to the island of Patmos, where participating in the
optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and the
Grotto of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.
In the afternoon arrival in Mykonos, the island of the international “jet-set”,
famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and incredible nightlife.
A full day in the beautiful Island of the Roses. On a hill above the charming
town of Lindos rises an ancient Acropolis. Below lays the bay of St.
Paul. The crusading knights of St. John left the medieval city of Rhodes
behind when they were defeated by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The
presence of the Ottoman Turks is marked with their minarets, mosques and
Turkish bath. An optional tour not to be missed.
First port of call is the Cretan port of Agios Nikolaos. Take the opportunity
to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, to visit the centre
of the Minoan Civilization. Continue in the afternoon to most breathtaking
island, Santorini. Disembarkation & transfer to your selected hotel.
Day at leisure at the most breathtaking island. Enjoy a half day cruise (included
in the package) to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni
located inside the caldera and the Hot Springs with the green and yellow
waters. Admire the town of Fira’s white-washed houses, narrow streets and
open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff accessible by cable car or mule.
At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port to embark the
ferry back to Piraeus. Arrival & transfer to your selected hotel in Athens.
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
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KAMARI BEACH (Santorini)
|POLIS GRAND (Athens)
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