Idyllic Aegean with 7-Night Cruise (RL)

11 days from Athens to Athens

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The locals say that the best way to drink a glass of ouzo, the Greek anise-flavored liquor, is with a cool splash of water. The best way to enjoy the national drink just might be the best way to savor the nation is other delights. This refreshing tour of Greece creates a big splash with an enlightening tour of Athens followed by a 7-night cruise to the Greek Isles and Turkey. Walk in the footsteps of celebrated philosophers, run down the same paths as ancient Olympians, and then dive into the ancient ruins and resorts of the Aegean where legendary harbors, charming villages, and pristine beaches await. From the colorful volcanic island of Milos to the whitewashed villas of Santorini, and the Old Town of Rhodes to the modern getaway of Mykonos, it’s hard to say which sparkles more; the crystal clear water of the Aegean or the hidden jewels along its storied shores.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Host is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

The cruise itinerary for the departures June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, & August 26 is slightly altered and includes also a stop at Lavrio. The foreseen order of the ports of call are as follows – Athens – Kusadasi – Rhodes – Santorini – Lavrio – Mykonos – Milos – Crete - Athens.

Save $200 per couple on select 2021 and 2022 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Idyllic Aegean with 7-Night Cruise map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Acropolis Athens
  • Ephesus

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast in Athens and full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising


Notes:

  • The cruise itinerary for the departures June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, & August 26 is slightly altered and includes also a stop at Lavrio. The foreseen order of the ports of call are as follows – Athens – Kusadasi – Rhodes – Santorini – Lavrio – Mykonos – Milos – Crete - Athens.

 Itinerary

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

ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a folklore dinner in the Plaka. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 3 ATHENS (EMBARKATION)

ATHENS Embarkation.

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Day 4 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY

KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus.

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Day 5 CRUISING: RHODES, GREECE

RHODES Full day in port. Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis of Lindos.

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Day 6 CRUISING: AGIOS NIKOLAOS, CRETE

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Free time to explore.

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Day 7 CRUISING: SANTORINI

SANTORINI Full day on the island. (weather permitting).

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Day 8 CRUISING: MILOS–MYKONOS

MILOS Free time to explore before sailing to Mykonos.

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Day 9 MYKONOS

MYKONOS Full day on the island.

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Day 10 ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION)

ATHENS Disembarkation. Free day.

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Day 11 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Athens

Athens

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Head to Athens' oldest neighborhood - the legendary Plaka - for a delectable 4-course dinner featuring Greek specialties and authentic Greek entertainment!

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $154*
18 guests in a party: $38*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 and 2022 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



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 International 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).