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ATHENS & 4CRUISE! 7DAYS/6 NIGHTS

Athens

Athens, the historical capital of Europe. Welcome to the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilization.  Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus.  Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. It’s recorded history spanning around 3.400 years and it is being inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. E.  Today, under the shadow of Parthenon, the contemporary urban scenery of the sprawling city reflects its exciting history, its multi- cultural modern personality as well as the infrastructure and facilities.

 

 The perfect Mediterranean climate with the legendary Greek sunlight, the unique combination of glorious history with modern, urban innovation, the coexistence of great culture with astonishing natural beauty, the high standard hotel accommodation, modern means of transportation such as the cutting-edge modern metro, the vibrant rhythm of life, the wide choice of opportunities for shopping, dining and night life and of course the warmth of the Athenians

people feature Athens as the ideal all year-round city break destination. The city of Parthenon is an open-air museum. A large part of the town’s historic center has been converted into a 3 km pedestrian zone, one of the largest in Europe. It leads to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape.

 

Mykonos

Mykonos’s nickname is “The Island of the Winds”! Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades.

In contrast to other Cycladic capitals, the capital town (Hóra) of the island is not built in the shape of an amphitheater but instead spreads out over a wide area. It is one of the best examples of Cycladic architecture and a spellbinding attraction for visitors. Stroll around its narrow marble streets and admire whitewashed houses with colorful doors and window frames, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and hidden churches.

Mykonos is: the sea, the sky, the sun, the hospitality, the fun, the harmony, the charm. The white color, the stone and the scattered mountains are indelible memories in the mind.

Santorini

Santorini, known since ancient times as Thira, is one of the most famous islands in the world. The fact that you can sit in front of the caldera, enjoy local dishes, a drink or a coffee while gazing at the remarkable beauty of an active volcano is priceless!

The island is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kameni in the southernmost part of the Cyclades.

Santorini’s volcano is one of the few active volcanoes on Greek and European land The islands that form Santorini came into existence as a result of intensive volcanic activity; twelve huge eruptions occurred, one every 20,000 years approximately, and each violent eruption caused the collapse of the volcano’s central part creating a large crater (caldera). The volcano, however, managed to recreate itself over and over again.

 

Rhodes 

Also known as the “Knights’ island”, Rhodes combines a rich history, impressive medieval architecture, amazing beaches and a lovely natural scenery! The Old Town of Rhodes with its stone-paved alleys and elegant mansions is a listed World Heritage Site.

Rhodes Dodecanese is among the most beautiful and popular Greek islands. The Medieval sites, the amazing views, and the clean beaches have made Rhodes world famous, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The Old Town of Rhodes, with the Palace of Grand Master, the Street of the Knights, the old port of Mandraki and Hippocrates Square, is the most important place to visit on the island. A drive around will bring you to many other sites, such as the Acropolis of Lindos, the Monastery of Filerimos, the Springs of Kallithea and various castles spread on the island.

 

Patmos 

Patmos belongs to the northern part of the Dodecanese island group.
The island’s most important monument is the Monastery of Saint John, which is situated on the top of a hill above Chora, the capital town. The monastery is protected by walls, which make it look like a fortress. Apart from the Monastery of Saint John, there are many other monasteries scattered around the island. The spiritual character of Patmos is very strong!
Another popular monument is the so-called Cave of the Apocalypse, where, according to tradition, Apostle John was inspired to write the Book of Revelation.

Due to its spiritual character, the island houses many religious festivals and feasts, which are a perfect opportunity for travelers to introduce themselves to the local tradition and history.

Chora is the island’s capital and one of its most picturesque villages. It boasts traditional architecture, thus it’s full of whitewashed houses, narrow paved alleys and it has a wonderful view of the Aegean Sea.
In Chora, you’ll find many hotels, cafes, restaurants and taverns, where you can taste the local delicacies. In addition to the town, another rather famous spot is Skala village, where the island’s port is located. Skala is a busy and touristy village.

 

 

Kusadasi 

Kusadasi, which means “bird island” in Turkish, is set in a superb gulf in the Aegean region of Turkey and is known for its turquoise sparkling water of the Aegean Sea, broad sandy beaches, bright sun and large marina with a capacity for 600 boats. A glorious ancient city stands beside it, Ephesus with millions of visitors from tours each year. The town is only 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir. Numerous holiday villages and hotels line its shores and hundreds of restaurants serves food from all around the world and, of course, Turkish Cuisine, which is one of the largest cuisines of the world. There are also many hostels, discos, bars, cafeterias, pubs and “Turkish Nights”; all those to cater holiday-makers.

Kusadasi has retained a certain earthiness to it and inexpensive meals and pensions can still be found in town. Many shops do a brisk trade with passengers from hundreds of cruise ships that dock for a day or two, allowing enough time for a trip to Ephesus and a shopping expedition.

Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean region”s most fascinating and vibrant cities. It is full of places to discover. With the current efforts to open up the wonderful mediaeval city centre, it speaks to us of a past full of history and great events that reflect its location at the crossroads of three continents.It offers a wealth of museums, a summer-long arts festival, historical sightseeing, amazing nightlife and events throughout the year.

Knossos

The centre of Minoan civilisation and capital of Minoan Crete lay 5km south of Heraklion.

Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations and luxurious rock-cut cave and tholos tombs. As a major centre of trade and the economy, Knossos maintained ties with the majority of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Wealth accumulation and the advancement of an urban lifestyle were the hallmarks of this zenith, which began circa 2000 BC and was typified by magnificent monumental buildings and a complex social structure.

The Minoan palace is the main site of interest at Knossos, an important city in antiquity, which was inhabited continuously from the Neolithic period until the 5th c. AD. The palace was built on the Kephala hill and had easy access to the sea and the Cretan interior. According to tradition, it was the seat of the wise king Minos. The Palace of Knossos is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth, with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Ikaros.

 

 

 

  Day by day itinerary

Day 1: ATHENS

At your arrival, a private taxi will wait for you at Athens International airport. Our assistant will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it, to take you to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

 

Day 2: ATHENS

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast you will be picked up for the half day regular city tour of Athens. 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 Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National 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 order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Free afternoon to enjoy the city of Athens on your own. Overnight in Athens.

 

Day 3: ATHENS – LAVRION – 4 DAY CRUISE

 

Mykonos-Kusadasi -Patmos- Rhodes-Heraklion-Santorini- Lavrion 

 

 Day 8: ATHENS, LAVRION 

Breakfast on board, disembark at 07.00 hrs. At the appointed time you will be picked up and transferred to Athen’s airport to catch your flight back home.

 

 

 

 

  inclusions:

  • 2-night stay in Athens at a hotel of your choice on BB basis
  • Athens Half Day regular bus tour with Acropolis
  • 4-days CRUISE From  /4 overnights on board (package include cabin, meals ALL + drinks only during meals)
  • Destinations: Lavrion- Mykonos- Kusadasi-Patmos-Rhodes-Heraklion-Santorini- Lavrion
  • Arrival and departure transfers on private basis
  • Escort at the arrival in Athen’s airport

   Not included:

City taxes paid on the spot at the hotels

 

 

 

 

 

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Package name : ATHENS & 4CRUISE! 7DAYS/6 NIGHTS

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Duration : 7 days / 6nights

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