Athens & 4 Day Greek Isles Cruise (Apr 11-17, 2014)| TPT Guided Tour packages
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Athens & 4 Day Greek Isles Cruise   Starting From : $1,899
Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Crete - Rhodes - Patmos - Kusadasi - Heraklion
A Mediterranean vacation would not be complete without this spectacular tour of Athens and the Greek Isles. Athens is the city where past meets present and where you will begin your magical visit to Greece. Enjoy two nights in the city that is the birthplace of Western civilization, and four nights sailing to the magnificent Greek islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes and Santorini, plus Kusadasi in Turkey. Our package includes superior hotel accommodations in Athens for two nights, a Greek Island cruise for four nights, buffet breakfast daily, all meals aboard the cruise, and transfers. Explore on your own, or take interesting and inexpensive optional tours of Athens and the Greek Islands.
 

DAYDESCRIPTION
Day
1
Fri - Departure from USA
Your exciting journey to Greece begins this evening as you check in for your overnight flight.
Day
2
Sat - Athens Arrival
Arrival in Athens. Welcome and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest or to start exploring the Hellenic capital. Overnight in Athens, in Half Board.
Day
3
Sun - Athens
After breakfast, city tour of Athens, Acropolis site and it new museum. Sightseeing with a local Guide features a visit to the Parthenon s crowning Beauty atop the ACROPOLIS, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Beautifully preserved Theseum, Roman Temple of Zeus, Theater of Dionysus and the Agora where Socrates taught. Vistas of the Government building and elegant homes in the modern city provide a striking contrast to the remains of the glorious past. This tour includes the visit of the New Acropolis Museum. Overnight in Athens, in Half Board.
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4
Mon - Athens, Mykonos
transfer to Piraeus harbour. 11.00 Departure from Piraeus 18.00-23.00 MYKONOS The most cosmopolitan of the Greek islands. A lot of chapels dot this blue and white island with its beautiful windmills. Free time for walking tour in Hora, the island capital of Mykonos. You will reach Alefkandra, a charming corner of Hora, known as “Venice”of this island.
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5
Tue - Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos
07.00-12.00 KUSADASI (TURKEY) A tour to nearby Ephesus to not be missed, walking towards the ancient harbor, down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots, you will find architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsus before arriving at the Great Amphitheater where St Paul preached. 16.00-21.00 PATMOS This island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St John the Divine. The cave where he lived is near the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. You can visit The Monastery of St John built on one of the island s highest point.
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6
Wed - Rhodos
07.00-18.00 RHODOS The beautiful “Island of Roses” with rich history. Don’t miss to visit old town, walk down Chevaliers Road and view the Palace of the Knights and the medieval houses of the knights. Nearby, view of Temple of Apollo, the stadium of Diagoras and the Port, once protected by the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancients world. On a hill above the charming town of Lindos, an ancient acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena.
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7
Thu - Heraklion (Crete), Santorini
07.00-11.30 HERAKLIO (CRETE) Heraklion is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the Elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. 16.30-21.00 SANTORIN The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. You can visit town of Thira, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, accessible by cable-car or mule, with its white washed houses clinging on the rim of Caldera. Take the time to visit also beautiful village of Oia Village, built on the Caldera rim
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8
Fri - Athens Departure
07.00 Arrival at Piraeus. Disembarkation and transfer to Athens Airport for your departure flight.
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