The 14-Day tour - the Best of Greece - is a perfect travel package -whether you are a first-time visitor or a repeat visitor to Greece. Cruise aboard our large yachts to Mykonos, Santorini & the Cyclades islands followed by a 4-day coach tour to Delphi, Meteora & Peloponnese. Today our cruises and tours in Greece appeal to a highly diverse,highly educated clientele. Regardless of age,all share a spirit of adventure and curiosity and a desire to enjoy life in their own individual manner. Our groups are kept "small enough for everyone to be on a first-name basis by the end of the first day" as one travel writer put it "and large enough to ensure good company".
Day 1, Thu: Athens. Arrival in Athens - the birthplace of western civilization. Report to your hotel Philippos located near the Acropolis and within walking distance to many major attractions, as well as the best shopping and dining. In the afternoon at leisure to stroll around and explore individually the Old Athens- Plaka area. Overnight.
Day 2, Fri: Marina Zeas - Santorini
In the morning at leisure to visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon - the truly one of the most perfect architecturally structures of the world. Also enjoy a visit to the newly renovated National Archeological Museum, featuring antiquities from the glorious days of Ancient Greece. Transfer at 2:00 pm from the hotel to Marina Zea Yacht harbor in Piraeus. Embark the large,up-scale yacht m/s Galileo and sail off into the Greek world of sparkling blue waters for the 7-day Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise. Sail to Poros for a short 3 hrs visit, before set sail to Kimolos.
Day 3, Sat: Poliegos-Folegandros. Morning arrival in Poliegos or Kimolos,two very small islands known for their amazing beaches.Morning swim stop followed by a bbq on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the less known islands in the Aegean Sea.Walk to Upper City and dine at one of the traditional Greek taverns. (B), (L).
Day 4, Sun: Santorini.
Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional tripo to a typical winery and a tour of the villgaes including the beautiful village of Oia,known for its breahtaking view over the caldera.Overnight in Santorini.
Day 5 Mon: Antiparos-Paros
Early morning sail for Antiparos for a swim, then to Paros, one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. This lovely island has succeeded in maintaining delicate balances between Greek traditional life and the demands of sophisticated modern visitors. Know since the antiquity for its translucent marble. Ancient sculptors used marble extracted from Paros for their best works, including “Venus of Milos” and “Hermes” by Praxitele. A visit to the "Our Lady of 100 Gates" church is a must. Beautiful beaches, good restaurants and shopping. Arrive around 11.30. Visit. Overnight. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6,Tue.: Delos (anchorage) - Mykonos.
Sail from Paros to Mykonos the jet-set island with dazzling white houses, excellent shopping, entertainment and nightlife Optional excursion to Delos, the sacred island of Apollo. This uninhabited island is one vast archaeological site and in ancient time was the cultural and religious center of the Aegean from 9 BC and for approximately a thousand years. Splendid remains of these glorious times can still be seen. Overnight in Mykonos. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7, Wed: Mykonos - Syros. Morning arrival in Syros, Cyclade's capital island with the amazing architecture of the beautiful main town called Ermoupolis Overnight. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 8, Thu: Syros - Kythnos-Marina Zea. Departure in the morning for Kythnos. Visit. sail via Cape Sounion (where god Poseidon's temple is located). Stop for a swim and later sail to Marina Zea, arriving in the afternoon. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 9, Fri: Athens. After breakfast, disembarkation and transfer to Athens. End of cruise. Day at leisure. Overnight. Includes: (B).
Day 10, Sat: Athens - Corinth - Mycaene - Epidauros - Olympia
After early breakfast, start the 4-Day Classical Tour to Delphi, Peloponnese & Meteora. Drive through Athens to Corinth. Cross the Corinthian Canal. Drive to the famous theatre of Epidauros (visit). Mycaene, where we will visit the archaeological site and continue through central Peloponnese to Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic games. Dinner and overnight in Olympia. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 11, Sun: Olympia - Delphi. In the morning visit the archaeological sites and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, Naupaktos and then on to Delphi. Dinner and overnight in Delphi. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 12, Mon: Delphi - Meteora. In the morning visit the sites and museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 13, Tue: Meteora - Athens. In the morning visit the breathtaking Meteora monasteries and start to drive back to Athens. Arrive in Athens in about 6.00 pm. Overnight in Athens. Includes: (B).
Day 14, Wed: Athens. After breakfast end of the tour.
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