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Athens & Aegean Odyssey with 7-Night Cruise (RJ)

11 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

2016 Tour Details

Ancient ruins, spectacular scenery, lots of sunshine, gorgeous islands, sandy beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…on this Greece cruise and tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!

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 a 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Sail to 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 famous windmills; or relax at a waterfront café. 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.

You’ll also sail to Los, considered one of the most beautiful Greek islands; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Kusadasi on the Turkish coast, with its white-sand beaches; Samos, with white-sand beaches and numerous archaeological sights; Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and antiquity’s most sacred island; Tinos, a popular island for Greek pilgrims with its iconic church, picturesque villages, more than 80 windmills scattered about the hillsides, and Venetian fortifications; Kythnos, with its beautiful sandy beaches and thermal hot springs; and Cape Sounion.

In between islands, enjoy your elegant cruise yacht. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, and relax. Stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to explore the beautiful Greek Islands…this Greece cruise and tour is a dream vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
CRUISING
Seven-night cruise to Ios, Santorini, Patmos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Samos, Delos, Mykonos, Tinos, Kythnos, Cape SounionCruise Details:
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Cabin categories: Outside cabin (category B) Outside cabin (category A)
  • All cabins with two lower beds or one double bed and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Globus Host service in Athens.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise yacht details.
  • The yacht scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the M/Y Callisto, operated by Variety Cruises.

NOTES:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the vessel’s captain in case of adverse weather conditions—winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more, depending on the vessel—on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port, or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not automatically entitle passengers to any refunds, but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation in time for their flights.

Transportation:

Yacht cruise

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast in Athens; 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 5 dinners while cruising

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Athens, Greece

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

Day 2 Athens

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, the 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 Breakfast

Day 3 Athens–Marina Zea (Embarkation)–Ios

Embark your elegant cruise yacht between 2 pm and 3 pm at Marina Zea, one of the largest marinas on the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on board before sailing into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and settling into the relaxing cruising routine of sunbathing and sipping cool drinks. Overnight at sea.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Cruising: Ios–Santorini

Enjoy a refreshing swim stop at Manganari Beach, Los—considered one of the most beautiful of the Greek isles. Arrive in Santorini around Noon and experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. A cable car brings you to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Why not join an optional excursion to Akrotiri, a city buried during the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 BC? Finally, stop in Oia, famous for its sunsets and filming location in the movies Summer Lovers, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Lara Croft Tomb Raider. Sail overnight to Patmos.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 Cruising: Patmos

Arrive this morning in Patmos, where an optional excursion takes you to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the fortified Orthodox Monastery of St. John the Divine with its grotto where John is believed to have received his apocalyptic revelations, and the historic center of medieval Chora. With your afternoon at leisure, explore Scala, the capital, or take a swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.

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Day 6 Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey–Samos, Greece

Two ports of call are on today’s agenda. First is Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An optional excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the quaint Pythagorion port on the island of Samos. Enjoy a late-afternoon swim, walk through the narrow alleys of the city, or just relax at one of the many seaside cafés. In the evening, sail for Delos, birthplace of deities Apollo and Artemis, according to Greek mythology. Overnight at sea.

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Day 7 Cruising: Delos–Mykonos

Enjoy an optional morning tour of the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Then, sail into a beautiful nearby bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later, reach Mykonos, the exquisite “Island of the Winds,” where you’re free to explore on your own. Around the town’s waterfront area, watch for Petros the Pelican, the island’s official mascot for over 50 years. Why not end your evening like a local—with a glass of Ouzo and traditional mezedes (appetizers)? Overnight in Mykonos.

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Day 8 Cruising: Mykonos–Tinos

Reach the island of Tinos with its Venetian fortifications, iconic Church of Panagia Evangelistria, and more than 80 windmills scattered through the hillsides. Enjoy a swim stop and barbecue at Ystemia Beach. After lunch, sail into Tinos Harbour. An afternoon optional excursion is available to the picturesque Tinos villages of Exovergo and Volax, where you’ll see famous basket weavers and marble-sculpting workshops before heading back to the yacht for an overnight.

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Day 9 Cruising: Tinos–Kythnos–Cape Sounion–Marina Zea

Sail to Kythnos, a quiet island in the Western Cyclades, boasting beautiful sandy beaches and hot springs. Enjoy a swim and a beach barbecue. In the afternoon, sail towards Cape Sounion, the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula. Here you’ll enjoy farewell cocktails and dinner under the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon. In the late evening, return to Marina Zea for a final overnight.

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Day 10 Cruising: Marina Zea (Disembarkation)–Athens

Disembark your yacht between 9 am and 10 am. The remainder of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping. Enjoy an optional dinner in a romantic restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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 Accommodations

Athens

Athens

Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre

Superior First-Class

Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre Michalacopoulou Street 50, Athens,  Greece

Michalacopoulou Street 50
Athens, Greece

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre is a modern 193 room property, in the heart of Athens' commercial district offering Free Wi-Fi access. The hotel has a choice of dining options including the roof garden restaurant where during summer months, guests can dine under starry skies whilst enjoying a spectacular view of Lycabettus hill. The perfect place to unwind is at the roof-top bar where snacks and drinks can be taken al-fresco in the summer by the refreshing outdoor dipping pool. The lively lobby bar serves drinks and fruity cocktails year round and other leisure facilities include a gym and sauna.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Television

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Athens

Athens

Greek Dinner By The Sea

Greek Dinner By The Sea

Don't miss the chance to admire the illuminated harbor of Microlimano. It is said this port was protected by the goddess Mounihia Artemis, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Port of Munihia. Later drive to the yachting marina, a perfect place to enjoy your 4-course dinner, with drinks, at one of the city's finest restaurants.

Approximate value: €63 EUR per person

Plaka with Dinner

Plaka with Dinner

Sample a glass of ouzo and enjoy a Greek-style, 4-course dinner, with drinks included, at a taverna in the festive Plaka district. Folk dances put you in that special mood reminiscent of Zorba the Greek.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

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