10 DAYS - Tour Greece and Cruise

10 DAYS - Tour Greece and Cruise

    Tour Greece and Cruise

    2016 Depart: Apr–Oct 

    10 days/ 9 nights

     

Price :

  • Cost from : twin share $ 2167

ITINERARY

day 01   Athens Arrival  
Upon arrival to Athens you will be transferred to your Hotel.  


day 02   Athens                                                                                  

After breakfast enjoy a half day tour of Athens. This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to the City Centre. Driving down Herod Atticus Street you will see the Evzone (National Guard) in their picturesque costume and the Presidential Palace. Then continue on to Acropolis you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896) and the Athens of the 2nd century A.D., the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Adrian’s Arch. On the Acropolis you will visit the museum and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and finally, the “harmony between matter and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Return to hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. B

 
day 03    Athens-Lavrio                                                                     
Breakfast in your hotel. Later transfer to Lavrio Port  and embark your Cruise ship for 7 day cruise of Greek Islands and Turkey. Sailing to Istanbul. Lunch, dinner and overnight is on board.  BLD 


day 04    Istanbul                                                                                
Breakfast on board. Morning arrival to Istanbul. Enjoy your free time in this City or join an optional excursion. Visit the Topkapi palace which overlooks the Bosporus, Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn that presents the maze of buildings that once was the great palace of ottoman Sultans. Continue on to Sainte Sophie, the Blue Mosque and finally Grand Bazaar – one of the most popular in Istanbul. Later in the evening sailing to Kusadasi. Lunch, dinner and overnight is on board. BLD 


day 05    Kusadasi                                                                               
Breakfast on board. Morning is at sea. Lunch on board. In the afternoon arrive to Kusadasi. This seaside resort has undergone vigorous development in recent years and is an excellent place to shop for Turkish goods. The optional tour to nearby Ephesus is not to be missed, for here the history truly comes to life. Walking towards the ancient harbor, down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots, you pass such architectural masterpieces as the Magnesian Gate and the Library of Celsus before arriving at the Great amphitheatre where Saint Paul was arrested and cast out of the city. Later on sail to Santorini. Lunch, dinner and overnight are on board. BLD 


day 06   Santorini                                                                                 
Breakfast on board. Morning arrival to Santorini, perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. Around 1500 B.C., a volcanic eruption destroyed the centre of the island, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around a harbor formed in the volcano’s caldera. The town of Fira is accessible by donkeys or by cable car. Free time or optional excursion to Akrotiri located on the Southern point of the island. The excavation site has been roofed over to fashion a unique museum. Everything is in place as it was before the gigantic earthquake, including the narrow “streets” which wind through the area which has been cleared of the ash that filled the houses and engulfed the town. Akrotiri is often compared to Pompeii but the ruins here date back to the prehistoric times, around 1500 B.C. In the afternoon continue sailing to Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.  BLD 


day  07   Agios Nikolaos/Crete                                                         
Breakfast on board. Early morning arrival in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. Experience the worm Cretan hospitality and take a chance to visit the scenic villages of the Lasithi, the monasteries and the famous Islet of Spinalonga. In the afternoon continue to Rhodes. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. BLD 


day 08    Rhodes - Symi                                                                     
Breakfast on oard. Morning arrival to Rhodes, the capital of Dodecanese Islands. Take an optional tour to visit Lindos and the Medieval town. Drive along Eastern coastline, scattered with washed villages, to Lindos- the most important of the Cities of the ancient times. Visit the Acropolis of Lindos. Return to Rhodes City. Enjoy strall through Medieval town and view Palace of grand master, the Hospital of Knights of St John. Early evening sail to Symi. Afternoon arrival to this charming Islet, resembling the theatrical stage. Stage that is filled with traditional settlements, mansions and history. In the evening sail to Chios. Lunch, dinner and overnight is on board. BLD 


day 09    Chios-Mykonos                                                                    
Breakfast on board. Morning arrival to Chios, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Homer and many others, and the most divine Island of eastern Aegean, mastic trees and vineyards, medieval villages and pristine beaches. Lunch is on board. Afternoon sailing to Mykonos. Arrive to Mykonos. See the iconic windmills, take a stroll in the narrow streets that lead to traditional settlements and port, white boxy houses, Little Venice and famous Cycladic sunset. Later at night sail to Lavrio. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. BLD 


day 10    Lavrio                                                                              
Breakfast is on board. Early morning arrival in Lavrio. Disembark the ship and transfer to Airport. B 
Inclusions: return airport transfer, 4*accommodation twin share, breakfast daily, all meals on cruise, port services and charges. Cruise by Louis Cruises.

DAY

PORT

ARRIVAL

DEPARTURE

Friday

Lavrio, Greece

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12:00

Saturday

Istanbul, Turkey

09:00

19:00

Sunday

Kusadasi, Turkey

15:30

22:00

Monday

Santorini, Greece

10:00

18:30

Tuesday

Ag. Nikolaos, Greece

06:30

18:00

Tuesday

Rhodes, Greece

07:00

14:00

Wednesday

Symi, Greece

16:30

20:00

Thursday

Chios, Greece

07:00

12:00

Thursday

Mykonos, Greece

17:30

24:30

Friday

Lavrio, Greece

06:00

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