A Mediterranean vacation would not be complete without this stunning tour of Athens and the Greek Isles. Athens is the city where past meets present and east meets west, and where you will begin your magical visit to Greece. Enjoy three 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.
Arrive at Athens airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Athens
After breakfast transfer to terminal to join your group. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides take you to see the center of the city. Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight: Athens
You will be transferred to Piraeus port for a 4 nights cruise. Arrive in Mykonos. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot this blue and white-washed island with its beautiful windmills. Find a table on the waterfront and bask in the serenity of sunset over its picturesque harbor. Overnight: Louis Cruise
Arrive in Kusadasi, You can visit the ancient city Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. Afternoon cruise to the island of Patmos. This island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine, written here during his exile from the Roman Empire. Overnight: Louis Cruise
Arrive in Rhodes in the morning. Explore on your own or join an optional sightseeing tour. Taxis wait to take swimmers to nearby crystal-clear Aegean beaches. Overnight: Louis Cruise
Arrive in Heraklion, Crete, where you can explore on your own or join an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos. Continue your cruise to Santorini, land of the fabled Atlantis. Overnight: Louis Cruise
Disembark from your cruise ship, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in Athens. Rest of the day is free. Overnight: Athens
Morning transfer to Athens Hellinikon International airport for departure. Thank you for visiting Greece.
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