Greece & Aegean Islands Cruise 2021 - 15 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
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Greece & Aegean Islands Cruise 2021

15 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

Starting at $2,390


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now is your chance to visit Olympia, legendary home of the first Olympic Games. You've dreamed of cruising in the Greek Islands—now’s your chance to sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and visit these islands yourself. All of this and more await you on this budget-minded Greece tour and cruise.

Step back in time on your guided visits to many of Greece's historic sites. In addition to the Acropolis, visit the archaeological site of Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus, which still seats 14,000 spectators; and the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. You’ll also visit the spectacular mountain landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

Also enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses. Explore Kusadasi, Turkey, where an included excursion takes you to the fascinating Roman, Greek, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Visit Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; and Rhodes, one of Europe's largest medieval towns with ramparts and palaces built during the Crusades. Discover Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; and Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas.

Picturesque fishing villages, breathtaking blue waters, and ancient sites offer a sightseeing vacation of a lifetime. Your budget travel to Greece for a spectacular Greek tour and cruise is truly an affordable dream vacation!

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Destination & Sightseeing

Headsets available on tour and shore excursions.
Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; cruise in fully air-conditioned inside cabins with private shower and toilet. Cruise ship fare, basic drink package, select excursions and entertainment.

MEALS

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 lunches; 7 dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital

Day 2
A day to relax and do just as you please. Our suggestion: join an optional day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Poros. In the evening, free time to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas and nightclubs in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music
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Day 3
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital and a visit to the Acropolis. Cross the Corinth canal, a project conceived in ancient Greece but only completed in 1893, then head for the coast to Nauplia. Today’s Distance: 90 mi/ 145 km
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Day 4
This morning, stop in Epidaurus. Visit the the open-air theater, which can still seat 14,000 spectators, then enjoy the included guided excursion to the archaeological site and museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel into the Peloponnese to Sparta. Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km
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Day 5
Enjoy the included sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Stop to visit an olive oil museum, then continue to Olympia. Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km
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Day 6
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend free time in this pretty town, or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north toward Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Then, head through picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi, crossing the spectacular Rion-Antirion bridge. Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
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Day 7
Enjoy free time in town or optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site of Delphi. On to Kalambaka. Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
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Day 8
Discover Meteora, a cluster of Christian-Orthodox monasteries perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. Your included visit is certainly the day’s highlight. Continue south to Athens. Today’s Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km
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Day 9
Spend a full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city. Tonight, enjoy an optional Greek dinner
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Day 10
Early morning embarkation and afternoon cruising in the Aegean. Arrive this evening in Mykonos, a granite island and the most typical of the Cyclades. Its white and blue houses, windmills, and chapels seem to make the island’s light even more translucent. Spend some time visiting a taverna or just wandering around the town, enjoying its timeless beauty
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Day 11
Two ports of call await today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast for an included morning excursion to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit
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Day 12
Dock in Rhodes, largest of the Dodecanese Islands and site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a 105-foot statue destroyed by an earthquake in 224 BC. Explore the sites in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Another possibility: join an included excursion to Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. If sightseeing is not your preference, Rhodes’ sun-drenched beaches and colorful shopping districts are within easy walking distance of the port. Depart from Rhodes around dinner time
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Day 13
Spend the morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 3000-BC Minoan civilization; an optional excursion can be booked. Next port of call (weather permitting) is Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion here takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas
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Day 14
Early morning arrival in Piraeus; disembark and drive to Athens. Time to relax, visit a museum, or to do some last-minute shopping
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Day 15
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 16
ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Day 17
ATHENS

Day 18
ATHENS–CORINTH–NAUPLIA

Day 19
NAUPLIA–EPIDAURUS–MYCENAE–SPARTA

Day 20
SPARTA–MYSTRA–OLYMPIA

Day 21
OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI

Day 22
DELPHI–KALAMBAKA

Day 23
KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS

Day 24
ATHENS

Day 25
ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS

Day 26
KUSADASI, TURKEY & PATMOS, GREECE

Day 27
RHODES

Day 28
CRETE & SANTORINI

Day 29
PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS

Day 30
ATHENS

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Day 45 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital

Day 46 ATHENS.
A day to relax and do just as you please. Our suggestion: join an optional day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Poros. In the evening, free time to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas and nightclubs in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 47 ATHENS–CORINTH–NAUPLIA.
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital and a visit to the Acropolis. Cross the Corinth canal, a project conceived in ancient Greece but only completed in 1893, then head for the coast to Nauplia. Today’s Distance: 90 mi/ 145 km
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 48 NAUPLIA–EPIDAURUS–MYCENAE–SPARTA.
This morning, stop in Epidaurus. Visit the the open-air theater, which can still seat 14,000 spectators, then enjoy the included guided excursion to the archaeological site and museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel into the Peloponnese to Sparta. Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km
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Day 49 SPARTA–MYSTRA–OLYMPIA
Enjoy the included sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Stop to visit an olive oil museum, then continue to Olympia. Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 50 OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI.
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend free time in this pretty town, or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north toward Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Then, head through picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi, crossing the spectacular Rion-Antirion bridge. Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
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Day 51 DELPHI–KALAMBAKA.
Enjoy free time in town or optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site of Delphi. On to Kalambaka. Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
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Day 52 KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS.
Discover Meteora, a cluster of Christian-Orthodox monasteries perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. Your included visit is certainly the day’s highlight. Continue south to Athens. Today’s Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 53 ATHENS.
Spend a full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city. Tonight, enjoy an optional Greek dinner
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 54 ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS
Early morning embarkation and afternoon cruising in the Aegean. Arrive this evening in Mykonos, a granite island and the most typical of the Cyclades. Its white and blue houses, windmills, and chapels seem to make the island’s light even more translucent. Spend some time visiting a taverna or just wandering around the town, enjoying its timeless beauty
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 55 KUSADASI, TURKEY & PATMOS, GREECE.
Two ports of call await today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast for an included morning excursion to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 56 RHODES.
Dock in Rhodes, largest of the Dodecanese Islands and site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a 105-foot statue destroyed by an earthquake in 224 BC. Explore the sites in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Another possibility: join an included excursion to Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. If sightseeing is not your preference, Rhodes’ sun-drenched beaches and colorful shopping districts are within easy walking distance of the port. Depart from Rhodes around dinner time
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 57 CRETE & SANTORINI.
Spend the morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 3000-BC Minoan civilization; an optional excursion can be booked. Next port of call (weather permitting) is Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion here takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 58 PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
Early morning arrival in Piraeus; disembark and drive to Athens. Time to relax, visit a museum, or to do some last-minute shopping
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Day 59 ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

AthensNaupliaSpartaOlympiaDelphiKalambaka
Golden Age
Superior Tourist-Class

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