MAP - Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise 2017

Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise (RK)

7 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

2017 Tour Details

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!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
CRUISING
Three-night cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Crete, Santorini
EPHESUS
Visit the excavations
PATMOS
See the Grotto of the Apocalypse
KNOSSOS
Visit the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization
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.
  • 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.

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/Piraeus (Embarkation)–Mykonos

This morning, head for Lavrion/Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. 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.

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Day 4 Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey–Patmos, Greece

Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit 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. Also see the Grotto of the Apocalypse.

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LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 5 Cruising: 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. 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 Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 6 Lavrion/Piraeus (Disembarkation)–Athens

After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens. Tonight is your chance to enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 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: $$

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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