Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise (RK) - 2016

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7 Day Tour from Athens to Athens


Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise
Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos
Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos
The ancient site of Ephesus
Enjoy the breathtaking views of Santorini
Ephesus is one of the most beautiful and ancient sites, once known as the capital of the Asian Province of the Roman Empire
Discover Santorini
Discover the Turkish port of Kusadasi
Experience the beautiful views Greece has to offer
The ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey
Visit Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.”

Vacation Overview

Sunny beaches, beautiful islands, some of Europe’s oldest civilizations, fascinating archaeological treasures, and much more await you on this marvelous Greece cruise and tour.

Your tour starts and ends in Athens and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. Among the sights you will see, you’ll visit the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC. Then enjoy the highlight of your vacation, a 3-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 whitewash houses. Wander through the picturesque alleys and narrow streets; take photos of the windmills that overlook the embankment; relax at a waterfront café; and watch for the official mascot of Mykonos, a pelican. In Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, enjoy the white-sand beaches and shopping in the covered bazaar, or perhaps join an optional excursion to ancient Ephesus, with its fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations.

You'll also cruise to Heraklion, Crete's capital nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery, and Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. In Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas, you'll see bright white buildings and cliffs rising from the Aegean Sea—one of Greece’s most beautiful spots.

When not on an island, enjoy the ship's many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, sit back, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their beauty and fascinating histories. Stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful Greek Islands…this Greece cruise and tour is sure to delight all of your senses!


Ship Information

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CRUISING
Three-night cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Crete, Santorini

Cruise Details:

  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category IC) Outside cabin (category XD)
  • All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details.
  • The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruises ships of similar standard.

NOTE:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


DAY 1Arrive in Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

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DAY 2Athens

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the Parthenon’s crowning beauty atop the ACROPOLIS, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the beautifully preserved Theseum, Roman Temple of Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Vistas of the government buildings and elegant homes in the modern city provide a striking contrast to the remains of the glorious past. The rest of the day is at leisure. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek. (Breakfast)

The Parthenon The Parthenon is a temple to the Greek goddess Athena 
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DAY 3Athens–Lavrion (Embarkation)–Mykonos

Head for Lavrion, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea at 11 am. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander at whim through narrow paved streets before returning on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos The gorgeous coastline in Mykonos 
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DAY 4Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey & Patmos, Greece

Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An optional excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The ancient site of Ephesus Explore the tiny Greek island of Patmos Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkeys Aegean coast Discover the Turkish port of Kusadasi 
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DAY 5Cruising: Heraklion, Crete–Santorini, Greece

First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization, and an optional excursion can be booked. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Join one of the optional shore excursions either to the volcano or up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Santorini, Greece Sunset over Oia Village on Santorini Island in Greece Enjoy the breathtaking views of Santorini Visit Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” 
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DAY 6Piraeus (Disembarkation)–Athens

After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion and return to Athens. Tonight is your chance to enjoy an optional dinner in a romantic restaurant. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Cruise ship



Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast in Athens and full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn how Globus is reducing transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise:

  • Acropolis Athens