Athens & Continental Greece Tour - Globus® Escorted Tours

Athens & Continental Odyssey with 7-Night Cruise (RN)

11 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

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Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, 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. Cruise to Mykonos, Greece's jet-set 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. Also cruise to Kea; Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and antiquity’s most sacred island; Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Rethymnon on Crete, with beautiful mountains, wonderful beaches, and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Greece; Kythira, a lesser-known and peaceful gem; Monemvassia, known for its Byzantine monuments and amazing views; Nauplia, with its charming Old Town and medieval fortifications; and Hydra or Spetses.

In between islands, enjoy your cruise yacht’s many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their beauty and fascinating histories. Gorgeous 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 Kea, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rethymnon, Kythira, Monemvassia, Nauplia, Spetses, HydraCruise 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.
  • Globus Host service in Athens
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise yacht details. At time of printing, the yacht scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Harmony V, operated by Variety Cruises.

NOTE:

  • 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.

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Yacht cruise

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast in Athens; 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners while cruising

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 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, Roman temple dedicated to 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. Tonight, why not try out local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Athens–Marina Zea (Embarkation)–Kea

Embark your cruise yacht between 2 pm and 3 pm in Marina Zea and depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board. Later, time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisiaw. Depart in the early hours for Delos, with an overnight at sea.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 Cruising: Delos–Mykonos

Enjoy an optional morning tour of the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Then, on to Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 Cruising: Santorini

Arrive in Santorini around noon and experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Consider an optional tour to the archaeological sites and typical villages with their stunning views over the Aegean Sea. Sail overnight to Crete.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 6 Cruising: Rethymnon, Crete

Arrive this morning at Crete’s lively port of Rethymnon. Perhaps join an optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Depart late for Kythira and overnight at sea.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 Cruising: Kythira

A late-morning swim stop, then afternoon arrival on Kythira, a lesser-known gem that’s quickly becoming a favorite among visitors. The evening is free to visit pretty Chora and bask in the charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 8 Cruising: Monemvassia–Nauplia

In Monemvassia, explore the medieval town’s Byzantine and Venetian architecture. Enjoy a swim stop before arriving this evening at Nauplia for an overnight. Its charming Old Town and impressive medieval fortifications are worth checking out. Overnight in Nauplia.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 Cruising: Nauplia–Spetses or Hydra

This morning, join the optional excursion to Mycenae. Early afternoon departure for Spetses or Hydra, with free time to explore on your own. Overnight in port.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 Cruising: Marina Zea (Disembarkation)–Athens

Depart in the early hours for your return to Marina Zea. Disembark after breakfast. 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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