Iconic Greece – Athens and Cruise on Aegean Islands
Enjoy beautiful Greece this summer in Aegean Islands! Start with the capital, Athens while getting ready for 4 days cruising the Aegean Islands. Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini are the islands you get to see in this great cruise that you will not forget !
Greece – 2 Days Athens and 4 Days Cruise the Aegean Islands
While in Greece, start with Athens. A beautiful city so alive filled with history, nice people and great restaurants. 2 days in Athens are perfect to explore the main visit spots and to enjoy the greek athmosphere after that we head to Aegean Islands.
Go see the beauty of Aegean Islands in 4 days. Take a cruise to see the amazing greek islands – the fun and perfect Mykonos beaches, the glamour of Santorini Island. The amazing nature of Rhodes Island, known as the island of the Sun, the history of Patmos Island and Kusadasi for a little turkish experience. Fall in love with Crete, one of the most beautiful greek islands. Enjoy the relaxing Aegean Islands atmosphere while on board and the amazing greek food, Greece might be indeed the best country in the world, at least during summer.
he Aegean Islands are the group of islands in the Aegean Sea, with mainland Greece to the west and north and Turkey to the east; the island of Crete delimits the sea to the south, those of Rhodes, Karpathos and Kasos to the southeast
- Arrival transfer from Athens airport to hotel – Taxi (2 people) or Mini Van ( 6- 8 people ) including English speaking escort (Arabic, Indian on request)
- Half Day Athens sightseeing tour including Entrance fees to the Acropolis Monument & the Acropolis Museum – On seat in coach tours (2 people ) or Private ( 6- 8 & 15-20 people ) with English Speaking Guide (other languages on request)
- Transfer from Athens hotel to the port – Taxi ( 2 people ) – Mini Van (6-8 people )
- Transfer from disembarkation Cruise/port to Athens airport by: – Taxi (2 people ) – Mini Van (6-8 people )
- 4 Nights’ accommodation during Aegean Cruise on above mentioned type of cabins
- Beverage & Shore Excursion Packages Included
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Vegeterian Meals included
- Drink Package Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic
- Daily Activities (Yoga, dance, etc.) Check daily schedule on board
- Excursion Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellinistic and Roman
- Gratuities Included
- Air Tickets
- Port & Service Charges
- Meals (during Athens stay)
- Visa Fees /Personal expenses/Porterage/Tips
- Hotel Taxes (paid on the spot)
- Extra Shore excursions (sales only at the cruise)
- Night transfers supplement (valid from 23:00 to 06:00)
- Any service not mentioned in the included services
Arrival in Athens
Arrival at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.
You will be greeted by our Airport Assistant and you will be transferred to your hotel. Free day for you to discover the wonderful Metropolis, contemporary Athens. A little of history : Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus, which had been a distinct city prior to ts 5th century BC incorporation with Athens. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece. Check in at the hotel. Day free at leisure.
Half Day Athens Sightseeing!
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for theAthens city tour. We‘ ll take you to see the Parliament, a beautiful building in the heart of the City with the Monument of the Unknown Soldier below. Presidential guardsmen in their beautiful traditional costumes, worn during the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821, guard the monument day and night. After that, you will be taken in front of the Presidential residence and you will visit the Panathenian Stadium, or “Kallimarmaron (=good marble)”. It is a beautiful stadium, built of pure white Athenian marble taken from the Μount Penteli, where the first contemporary Olympic Games wereheld in 1896. The temple of Apollo and the Gate of Andrianos are your next sight on the way to the sacred hill of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Erechthion and all the other wonderful buildings of classical Greece. After you have finished your visits, famous Plaka awaits! Traditional Athens, delicious traditional food, drinks, shops etc., all for you to enjoy before returning to your hotel. Your day ends early in the afternoon, full of color, memories and beauty! After the end of the tour, return to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure.
Embarkation to the 4 Days Cruise to Aegean Islands
After our early morning wake up, we depart with our transfer vehicle to the port of Piraeus – the biggest port in Greece – for embarkation to the 4 Days cruise around the Aegean Sea!
EMBARKATION 4 DAYS ICONIC AEGEAN SEA CRUISE: (Lunch, Dinner) Embark on your 4 days Iconic Aegean sea Cruise.
MYKONOS: At leisure on the Jet Set Cycladic island of Mykonos renowned for its striking windmills. Wander round the maze of narrow alleys and an array of shops looking for bargains. In the evening, enjoy the live on board entertainment, or try your luck in the casino. Overnight on board.
PATMOS: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Kusadasi at leisure or take an optional tour to visit the Greek and Roman site of Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city in Asia Minor and the House of Virgin Mary. Patmos, the Holy island where St. John wrote The Revelation, known as Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea. At leisure, or take an optional tour to visit the Monastery and Grotto of St. John. In the evening, enjoy the live on board entertainment, or try your luck in the casino. Overnight on board.
- Day 5 RHODES: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
CRETE (HERAKLION) – SANTORINI: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Heraklion , is the capital city of Crete. At leisure, or take an optional tour to visit the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. The elaborate palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos (Minotaur legend) and the seat of the Minoan civilization. Santorini: At leisure, on this amazing island ( formed by the eruption of the volcano in 1600 BC. ). It offers the most breathtaking sight of all Greek islands and perhaps of the world. In the evening, enjoy the live on board entertainment, or try your luck in the casino. Overnight on board.
ATHENS CRUISE ARRIVAL – DEPARTURE: (Breakfast)
After breakfast on board, disembark. Our transfer vehicle will be ready to take us to Athens International airport for your homebound flight.