HELLENIC JEWELS

Greece
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ITINERARY


SATURDAY: ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.

SUNDAY: ATHENS
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. Balance of the day at leisure.

MONDAY: ATHENS / MYKONOS
In the morning, transfer to Piraeus port to embark on your selected cruise ship and start your 4-night cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey.

TUESDAY: KUSADASI – PATMOS
First port of call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Included excursion 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
Early morning call to the magnificent island of the roses. Included excursion to the south of the island to visit the city of Lindos, with its ancient Acropolis on top of the mountain and the beautiful bay of St. Paul. In the center of medieval Rhodes, one sees the Citadel of the Crusaders of the Knights of the Order of St. John, who at the time left behind his dominions to fight against the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

THURSDAY: HERAKLIO / SANTORINI
First port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklio. Take the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, to visit the center of the Minoan Civilization. Continue in the afternoon to the most breath-taking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Optional excursion to the picturesque village of Oia with its blue domes, wonderful scenery and one of the best sunsets in the world.

FRIDAY: PIRAEUS / ATHENS / DELPHI
Early arrival in the morning in the port of Piraeus. Breakfast on board, disembarkation and transfer to the center of Athens to begin your 2-day classical tour to Delphi. Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova. Arrival in Delphi – the center of the Ancient World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight.

SATURDAY: DELPHI / ATHENS
Morning at leisure for you to see more of the ragged grandeur of Delphi and take photographs to remind you of its beauty. Return to Athens by the same route with arrival early in the evening.

SUNDAY: ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
 
Tour includes
 
Greece
• 3 nights’ accommodation in Athens
• Half day Athens sightseeing tour including the New Acropolis Museum
• 4-night cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside category)
• 2 excursions during the cruise as mentioned in the itinerary
• Unlimited drinks package throughout the duration of the cruise
• 2-day classical tour (Athens –Delphi) on half board basis in Tourist category hotels (3*) or First Class category hotels (4* & 5*)
• All transfers as mentioned
• Daily breakfast
• Entrance fees to archaeological sites
• New accommodation tax not included
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