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Cruise and Sightseeing Tour in Greece

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 100 people
Destination(s): Greece  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing   Sightseeing  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 870 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1622 US Dollar (USD)

Delphi 3 day cruise Greek Islands Turkey Athens. With this 7 days vacation you know Athens with the visit to Legentary Acropolis and the famous Acropolis Museum, visit Ancient Delphi, known as the centre of the earth and with the cruise, you visit Ancient Ephesus in Turkey and four of the most famous Greek islands.

Itinerary:
Tuesday: Athens. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Wednesday: Athens – Half Day City Tour.

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts an order in the mind", the Parthenon. 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.

Thursday: Athens – Full Day Delphi Tour.

Full day excursion to the Archaeological site of Delphi, once known as the centre of Earth. This tour will show you the ruins of ancient Delphi and also a big part of mainland Greece full of green places and beautiful villages. Ancient Greece was full of religious places like Delphi, also connected with athletics and medical services.
Delphi was the centre of Ancient World - the "Omphalos" (Navel of Earth) - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic 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 and the famous athlete Aghias. You will have your lunch in a local restaurant and will return to Athens in the evening.

Friday: Athens - Mykonos.

Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark your selected cruise ship. Our cruise ship will leave the port of Piraeus at 11:00 for a 3 full days of fun and experiences. We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Golf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide. In the afternoon we arrive in Mykonos, known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international "jet-set" known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It's easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences. In the evening return to the ship for overnight travel to our next destination.

Saturday: Kusadasi - Patmos.

Kusadası a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast. In ancient time settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th century who made Kusadasi a centre of art and culture. In the early years of Christianity. St John the Evangelist and (according to Roman Catholic sacred tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) both came to live in the area. With the included tour you have the opportunity to visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You can also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, purported to have been the last home of Virgin Mary, based on the visions of Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich. It is a popular place of Catholic pilgrimage which has been visited by three recent popes. Then on to the island of Patmos, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and the Grotto (the Cave of the Apocalypse) of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.

Sunday: Heraklion (Crete) – Santorini.

We will spend this morning to explore this beautiful city, the capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Archaeological treasures, magnificent ruins and museums, glorious beaches and fabulous restaurants make Crete a complete vacation spot. With the optional tour you will visit the ruins of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete and are located within close proximity or the archaeological Museum of the city, one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini.

Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs. Santorini's capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people. The included panoramic tour will show you a big part of the island and the town of Oia.

Monday: Athens - Airport. After breakfast on board, disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Guide Credentials:
Official English Speaking guide

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Minimum price in a triple room, maximum price in single room.
US$ 193 per person to be added for port taxes and service charge onboard the cruise ship

About This Supplier
Location: Greece
Joined InfoHub: May 2008

We are an incoming Tour Operators for Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel and Jordan. We provide Vacation and Honeymoon packages to Greek Islands, Turkey, Egypt, Israel and Jordan and also cruises to east and west Mediterranean. Our main concern is the client to feel like easy traveling and we are doing everything possible...

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