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Greece Cruise and Land Vacation including Airfare

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,999

Embark on a charming journey through the Greek Islands on this Greece cruise. Start in Athens, where you’ll see the historical highlights like the Acropolis, before exploring the islands in the Aegean Sea, including trendy Mykonos, the historical centres of Rhodes and Crete, and picture-perfect Santorini.


This 8-day Greece vacation takes you from Athens to several of the famous Greek Islands, including Mykonos, Rhodes, and Santorini. International airfare is included in the price.

Your Greece vacation begins in the capital, Athens, which is famous the world over as one of the cornerstone cities of western civilization. Dotted with ruins from the ancient world, such as the famous Acropolis, Athens is essentially a living and breathing museum. A city tour will get you up to speed on some of the best historical sites, taking you from Constitution Square to the House of Parliament, past Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympics were held to the Temple of Zeus, and finally to the Acropolis, where you’ll find the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon. After exploring the most famous spots of Ancient Greece, head to Athens Port to relax with a glass of wine or shop the promenade before boarding for your cruise to the Greek Islands.

First stop on your Greece cruise is Mykonos, the thumping heartbeat of the Cyclades. The island is second-to-none when it comes to nightlife, but it’s also full of high-end restaurants and stunning views that’ll satisfy even more sedate travellers. Continue along the Aegean Sea and pass into Turkish waters to reach Kusadasi, known as the gateway to Ephesus and home to a sprawling bazaar that’s worth exploring.

Head back into Greek waters and reach the island of Patmos. Forever known as the island where St. John received the visions of the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, Patmos also offers a quiet slice of Aegean life. Head to the town of Skala to see the old medieval stone walls and appreciate the island’s laidback atmosphere.

Next stop is Rhodes, where the ancient Colossus once stood atop the harbour. Today, Rhodes is a fascinating island showcasing historical sites and gorgeous beachside towns. You can stroll along the ancient cobblestoned streets of the Old Town, explore the Acropolis in Lindos or relax on the beach, enjoying the island’s sunny climate. Continue along to the island of Crete and the city of Heraklion, the fifth largest in Greece. You can survey the walls of Koules Fortress, visit world-class museums like the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and explore the Palace of Knossos. When you’re not exploring history, take advantage of the island’s golden beaches, thumping nightclubs, and famous Cretan dishes.

The last stop on your Greece cruise is Santorini, the magical island home to whitewashed houses, windswept cliffs, and postcard-perfect bliss. You can stroll along the 300m-high cliffs towering over the ocean or enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the island’s charming towns. The island is also home to the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri, one of the country’s best archaeological sites. Afterwards, you’ll return to Athens to disembark and close out your Greece vacation.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,999

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America on your overnight flight to Athens Greece.

Day 2

Arrive Athens

On arrival, look for a driver holding a sign with your name. You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens

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    Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens



    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring ...

    You will discover a distinctive building with elegant interior design and enjoy the very best in luxury and service while being spoiled with the "little things" a guest needs to make one feel at home. Entice yourself with our creative Mediterranean and International cuisine, admiring at the same time the magnificent Acropolis and Lycabettus view. Centrally located, in a short distance from all the city's cultural highlights, attractions and commercial centre, it is ideal for leisure and business travelers.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Massage Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV

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Day 3

Athens Morning Tour including Acropolis Museum

The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Athens Hotel to Athens port of Piraeus

Today, you will depart at 11:30 from the largest port in the Mediterranean and primary departure
pnt for Greek Island cruises from Athens, Piraeus. It is a hubbub of activity that will bring your
sense to life. With a sun-soaked promenade, al-fresco cafes and bars and countless shops, it's a place where you can easily relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

Next stop will be the Greek Island, Mykonos. Mykonos flaunts its double personality the moment
you set eyes on its coastline. Basking inyear-rouund sunshine, its ruged rocky landscape blends
seamlessly with smooth sandy beaches. In the distance, undulating hills host the island's iconic
windmills turning in symphony with the seasonal winds that have branded Mykonos 'island of the winds'

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Kusadasi/Samos and Patmos

Arriving in the port of Kusadasi, Turkey you'll instantly feel at home. A huge covered bazaar
stretches out in front of you and the buzz from trendy seaside bars and restaurants floats through the air. Follow your instincts and lose track of time ambling from cafe to cafe and exploring its myriad of shops and historic sites.

Alternative day tour of Samos is instead of going to Kusadasi Turkey.

After Kusadasi/Samos, you will know be approaching the port of Skala where you can't take your eyes off the monumental grid of medieval walls that emerge as if staking their claim over the island.

Inching ever closer to Patmos island, your eyes will be drawn further down the hill to the fringes
of white houses that circle Chora all the way to the pretty harbor of Skala.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Rhodes

Approaching Rhodes island by sea is an experience all of its own. The clifftop Acropolis at Lindos rises slowly from the still blue waters, evoking the ancient Colossus which once adorned the harbor, and modern hillside villages lay in the shadow of the imposing medieval fortification.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Heraklion and Santorini

Sailing into Heraklion port, the intimidating walls of Koules Fortress emerge from the sea to guard the ancient treasures found within the city. Capital of Crete, Heraklion is brimming with landmarks, world-class museums, golden beaches and a stylish nightlife scene that shape a destination to please everyone's taste. After Heraklion port, you will be cruising towards Santorini where it is like being swept away on a current to somewhere truly magical. You will its pull almost instantly. The island will greet you with its striking cliffs, promising adventure and legendary tales. The almost vertical towns of whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches will rise above the blue Aegean like an oasis of beauty and calm.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Depart Greece

Your magical cruise concludes on another glorious morning. You will arrive back into Piraeus (Athens) around 07:00, and you will disembark after breakfast.

Today you will be collected from the port and transferred to the airport in Athens. Please ensure you are ready and waiting at the port at least 10 minutes before your scheduled collection time.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

MS Celestyal Olympia: Mar 30; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2
MS Celestyal Majesty: Apr 6, 16, 20, 27

 

 From: New York (JFK) US$

From: Los Angeles US$

From: Toronto CA$

From: Vancouver CA$

Cruise & Land Package $1,999 $2,339 $2,999 $3,349

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International Airfare from (US) New York on American Airlines or (CA) Toronto on Air Canada
  • 2 nights at Athenian Callirhoe Hotel Athens including breakfast.
  • All transfers
  • Athens tour including Acropolis Museum
  • 4 night Celestyal Cruise – All Inclusive.

PRICE EXLUDES: 

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, and all taxes. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability.


5 Nov 2018
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