MAP - Euphoric Aegean with 7-Night Cruise 2017

Euphoric Aegean with 7-Night Cruise (RL)

11 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

2017 Tour Details

Fascinating archaeological treasures, sunny beaches, crystal-blue water, and much more await you on this marvelous Greece cruise tour.

Your adventure begins and ends in Athens, and includes guided sightseeing featuring the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC; the Old Parliament House; and the 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world.

Then, embark your cruise ship for a captivating 7-night Aegean Sea cruise to some of the world’s most beautiful islands and ports. Stops include: Santorini (weather permitting), an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking and recognizable panoramic views; Izmir, Turkey’s second-largest port; and the fascinating archaeological excavations at Ephesus. Spend a full day in charming Nauplia with its impressive castle in the middle of the harbor, then head south to Chania, Crete’s second-largest city, to explore its beautiful Venetian harbor, shop for its famous anise-flavored raki alcohol, and visit the historic nearby town of Rethymnon. Next stop is Lindos in Rhodes to explore the Old Town, palaces built during the Crusades, and the colorful shopping district; then stop at Cesme in Turkey, a popular destination for wind- and kite-surfing, before arriving in Mykonos (weather permitting) with its postcard-perfect windmills and dazzling white houses. While you’re here, you could wander through the narrow, winding streets, relax at a waterfront café, or search for the island’s official mascot, Petros the Pelican.

While aboard your ship, enjoy the many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, splash in the pool, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their stunning scenery and ancient wonders.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
CRUISING
Seven-night cruise to Santorini, Izmir (Turkey), Nauplia, Crete, Rhodes, Cesme (Turkey), Mykonos
EPHESUS
Visit the excavations
CHANIA & RETHYMNON
Visit the two harbor cities
RHODES
See the Temple of Athena in Lindos
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 ID) 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. At time of printing, the ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Nefeli, 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.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Acropolis Athens

Transportation:

Cruise ship

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast in Athens and full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and 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 world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Old Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. 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–Lavrion (Embarkation)

Head for Lavrion, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. As you settle into the cruising routine, you can sunbathe, sip cool drinks, and relax in the pool.

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Day 4 Cruising: Santorini

This morning, call at Santorini (weather permitting), the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Consider joining an optional excursion to the volcano or to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas.

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Day 5 Cruising: Izmir, Turkey included excursion

Cruise towards Izmir, Turkey’s second-largest port. Don’t miss the included guided visit to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus, with its Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian origins.

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Day 6 Cruising: Nauplia

This morning, arrive in Nauplia. A full day in this charming city allows you time to stroll along the spectacular waterfront and historic buildings crowned by Palamidi fortress, which overlooks 15th-century Bourtzi Castle in the middle of the harbor.

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Day 7 Cruising: Chania & Rethymnon, Crete included excursion

Chania, Crete’s second-largest city, awaits today! Drive from Souda Port to lovely Chania for a guided walking tour of this fascinating port. Stroll down Venetian streets and see the arsenals near the harbour, the Mosque of the Janissaries – built in 1645, and the Splantzia Quarter. Also visit Rethymnon, which is famed for its Medieval architecture and its lovely Venetian port.

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Day 8 Cruising: Rhodes included excursion

Our port of call this morning is Rhodes; join an included excursion to Lindos. See the Acropolis of Lindos, with ancient temple of Athena. Later at the old city of Rhodes walk through D’Amboise Gate along the Street of the Knights.

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Day 9 Cruising: Cesme, Turkey–Mykonos, Greece

Two ports of call are on tap today. First up: coastal Cesme, known as Kysos in ancient times. Situated on the tip of the Cesme Peninsula, this popular resort area is one of the best wind- and kite-surfing destinations in the world. Maybe walk along its picturesque seafront or haggle for bargains along at the street market. Next, discover mountainous Mykonos (weather permitting) with its iconic windmills, dazzling white houses, trendy boutiques, and shaded tavernas.

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Day 10 Lavrion, Greece (Disembarkation)–Athens

After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion and return to Athens. The remainder of the day is free for last-minute shopping in the Plaka district. This evening, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Athens

Athens

Electra Metropolis

Superior First-Class

Electra Metropolis Mitropoleos 15, Athens,  Greece

Mitropoleos 15
Athens, Greece

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

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

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Athens

Athens

Plaka with Dinner

Plaka with Dinner

Enjoy a Greek-style 4-course dinner at a typical Greek taverna with folklore show.

Price Range: $$

Greek Dinner by the Sea

Greek Dinner by the Sea

Enjoy a 4-course dinner with drink at the yachting marina

Price Range: $$

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