Upon arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier's Tomb, the Hadrian's Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure.
Early in the morning transfer to Piraeus port and departure for the 4-day cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. First stop Mykonos, an island known for its fantastic sandy beaches, its vivid nightlife, Little Venice and famous windmills.
Arrival at the Turkish port of Kusadasi port. with the option to visit Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island of Patmos island, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John where he lived and wrote the book of the Revelation.
Early morning arrival in the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Rhodes island is visited by hundreds of tourists every year since it offers a combination of great historical sites, marvelous beaches, a vivid nightlife and great shopping areas. By participating in one of the optional tours, you will be able to visit the medieval city and the famous Lindos Acropolis.
Next port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklion. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Knossos Palace, the center of the Minoan Civilization. Departure to Crete and arrival in Santorini island in the afternoon, the island which is said to be the lost continent of the Atlantis.
The cruise ship will arrive at Piraeus port early in the morning. Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back.
Legend : B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
You only need 7 days to visit this fantastic region of Greece.
2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
Half day Athens sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis
4-day Cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside cabin category)
Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours
All transfers as mentioned
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Greece has always been and will be one of the most popular destinations for tourism. It is not hard to see why. The country and surrounding islands, have a colourful historical timeline filled with stories of the ancient gods, and philosophers like Aristotle. It also has superb coastlines filled with beautiful beaches and swimming spots. Throw in the welcoming and interesting cultural aspects like food and cuisine and everything combines to form a holiday hotspot where people truly can enjoy themselves.
Such is the demand for tourism, every type of hotel accommodation is available from the budget hostels for backpackers to 5 star plus spa centres for honeymooning couples. If you book one of our tours, we arrange accommodation for you.
When to Go
From July to August, soaring temperatures are guaranteed. While this is ideal for sunbathers, anyone who wants to explore cultural or historical sites should confine their walks to morning or evening and avoid the peak of temperatures from 12 noon to 3pm.
Aside from these months, January to June and September to November are ideal, although evening temperatures require a light cardigan or jacket. December to March is the coldest months but destinations like Athens are still popular for all year round city breaks.
Currency and Spending
Greece used to be a cheap country until the introduction of the Euro. It is still possible to travel on a budget but travellers should look out for the small establishments serving cheap food and avoid centres where prices of drinks etc are more expensive. An average budget per day is 90 euros including accommodation, food and transport. This can increase with fees to museums and historical sites. Our Greece tours range from budget to luxury and you can see the full range here.
Where to Go
There is huge amount of potential destinations, depending on what you look for in a travel experience. The diversity of regions will ensure that everyone is accommodated for. Many of our tours visit more than one destination so you can see the best of what Greece has to offer, all in one trip. You can see the tours here but the main five highlights of Greece are…
The capital and largest city in Greece, is home to some of the world’s most prolific ancient sites which is not a surprise considering that throughout history, it has always been a centre of learning, art and philosophy. Sites to see include including Acropolis, ancient agora, the 19th century neighbourhood of Anafiotika, the unknown soldiers tomb and Hadrian’s arch
This is a destination that has something for everyone because Thessaloniki has an abundance of Byzantine historical sites, museums, cultural activities, sports and art festivals. Hotels and restaurants are in abundance and the diversity means you are sure to find what you seek.
This island is well-known for white sugar cube houses covered with pink bougainvillea, and the emphasis while here is to relax and admire the beauty. Sunsets are adorable and the urban landscape provides many picture postcards scenes. Also try the local wine and cuisine.
This Greek island is famous for its beaches and nightlife. Landmarks to visit include the windmills; the Municipal library based in an 18th century mansion and Petros the pelican that is the mascot for the island.
One of the most famous and top visited Greek islands, Rhodes includes the historical old part of the town within the old city walls. It is also well known for its shopping opportunities and local taverns serving delicious Greek cuisine.
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