Idyllic Aegean with 7-Night Cruise

Idyllic Aegean with 7-Night Cruise (RL)

11 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

2018 Tour Details

Fascinating archaeological treasures, sunny beaches, crystal-blue water, and much more await you on this marvelous Greece cruise escorted 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 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. In Turkey, you'll visit Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, where you’ll enjoy the white-sand beaches, or perhaps join an optional excursion to ancient Ephesus, with its fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations.

Cruise to Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas, where you'll see bright white buildings and cliffs rising from the Aegean Sea—one of Greece’s most beautiful spots. Also cruise to Heraklion on Crete; Milos with its spectacular colorful rock formations and magnificent beaches and 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.

When not exploring an island, enjoy the ship's 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 beauty and fascinating histories. Stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful Greek Islands…this Greece guided tour and Greek Island cruise is a dream vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
CRUISING
Seven-night cruise to Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, Heraklion (Crete), Kusadasi (Turkey)
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 Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruises ships of similar standard.
MILOS
Visit the island
KNOSSOS
Visit the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization
EPHESUS
Visit the excavations
Notes:

  • 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, including admission charges where applicable.

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–PIRAEUS/LAVRION (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS

Head for Piraeus/Lavrion, 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.

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Day 4 AT LEISURE ON MYKONOS

A whole day to do just as you please. Relax in the sun on one of the beautiful golden sandy beaches or take a short boat ride to see the archaeological ruins on the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC, Delos was known in ancient times as a sacred sanctuary and, later, as the birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis.

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Day 5 CRUISING: MILOS

This afternoon experience volcanic Milos, known as the “Island of Colors” for its spectacularly colorful rock formations. This Cycladic island is most famous for its ancient statue of Aphrodite—the world-famous Venus de Milo, which is on permanent display in the Paris Louvre. Milos is also renowned for its magnificent beaches, picturesque villages, and catacombs that are older than Rome’s. Time to wander around the marble-paved streets or maybe visit one of the many churches, like Panagia Korfiatissa, affording spectacular sea views of the Aegean.

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Day 6 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 7 CRUISING: AT LEISURE ON SANTORINI

Colorful, sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today. Maybe stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the local atmosphere. Another possibility: an optional excursion to Akrotiri, the magnificent Minoan Bronze Age settlement.

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Day 8 CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE

Dock at Heraklion on the island of Crete. A few miles away is KNOSSOS, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization.

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Day 9 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY

Port of call today: Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS.

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Day 10 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.

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Day 11 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Athens

Athens

Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens

Superior First-Class

Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens 2 Meg. Alexandrou, Athens,  Greece

2 Meg. Alexandrou
Athens, Greece

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This sleek, contemporary 276-room hotel in the heart of Athens boasts an amazing roof terrace with outdoor swimming pool and bar-restaurant with panoramic views over the iconic Acropolis. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property and there is also a sauna and gym.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

 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

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No Excursions are available at this time.

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