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: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’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 the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
MONDAY: ATHENS - OLYMPIA
Leave by the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion ( short stop) drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Departure for Olympia Through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia , the Cradle of the Olympic Games.
TUESDAY: OLYMPIA - DELPHI
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi . Dinner and overnight.
WEDNESDAY: DELPHI - METEORA
Visit the Archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka, a small Town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight.
THURSDAY: METEORA - ATHENS
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the Leonida’s monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.
FRIDAY: ATHENS - MYKONOS
Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark your selected cruise ship, which will first take you to Mykonos . The island of the international “jet-set” famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and incredible night life.
SATURDAY: KUSADASI - PATMOS*
First port of call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the city of Ephesus. One of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated, where St. Paul was arrested and then banished. In the afternoon arrival to 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 the Revelation.
* For the months of June, July and August there is no visit to Patmos
SUNDAY: HERAKLION (CRETE) - SANTORINI: We arrive at Heraklion in the morning and have the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Knossos Palace or the Archaeological Museum or just stroll around and see the biggest city of Crete Island. We will then sail to and spend the afternoon in 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 in the world. Do not miss to taste the Greek and Mediterranean food in one of the island's restaurants.
MONDAY: PIRAEUS / AIRPORT
Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast, disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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