Day 1. Arrival – Athens.
Arrival at the Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Welcome assistance and transfer to hotel. In the evening we suggest the optional tour “A night out in Athens”. The tour begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
Day 2. Athens.
Today we will explore the city of Athens. We will begin with a panoramic tour passing by the most important monuments and landmarks of the city. We will visit the Panathinaikon stadium, the marble stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. We will pass by the ex Royal Palace and today the Prime Minister’s residence, the Zappion (ex Royal gardens), the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the tomb of the unknown soldier guarded by the Evzones, Schliemann’s’ house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the old Parliament, and Constitution Square (Syntagma) to arrive at the Acropolis. Our visit to the Acropolis will include the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we will continue to the New Museum of Acropolis for a guided visit to the home of classical era.
Day 3. Athens – Cape Sounion (Optional)
Day at leisure for you to explore more of Athens. In the afternoon we suggest optional to drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the most Southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand
Day 4. Mykonos – On cruise.
In the morning, transfer to the port to board your cruise ship for a magnificent 4-day cruise to the Aegean. First port of call today will be Mykonos. Optional excursions.
Day 5. Kusadasi & Patmos – On cruise
On cruise. Today you will be calling to Kusadasi & Patmos. Optional excursions.
Day 6. Rhodos – On cruise.
On cruise. Today you will be calling to Rhodes. Optional excursions.
Day 7. Heraklion, Santorini – On cruise.
On cruise. In the morning you will be calling Heraklion (in Crete). In the afternoon you will be calling to Santorini. Optional excursions.
Day 8. Piraeus – Departure.
Early in the morning you will be arriving back to Piraeus Port. Transfer to Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” to fly back full of memories from mythical Greece.