7-Day Greece Land-Cruise Combo From Athens
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • 3 Night accommodations in Athens
  • • 3 Night private cabin aboard Celstyal Olympia
  • • Land tour in Athens with free day
  • • Cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, and Santorini
Tour Code
4843-347251
Duration
7 days
Departure City
Athens
End City
Athens
Tour Type:
Cruise
Language:
English
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Experience: Marine

Explore the waters of the world by cruise, kayak or surf board

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Athens

Athens

Hotel: Hotel Polis Grand or similar

Upon entering the arrivals hall at Athens International Airport, your tour leader will greet you and deliver you to the hotel for check in.

The rest of your day is yours to discover the many wonders of Athens.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Athens

Athens

Hotel: Hotel Polis Grand or similar

After breakfast, we'll take you on a sightseeing tour of Athens including the Acropolis site and the New Acropolis Museum.

Our expert guide will take you to the center of the city to see Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you will see Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. We'll also make a short stop at Panathenaic Stadium, host of the first Olympic Games in 1896.

At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and last but not least, the Parthenon. Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, admission included.

Then we'll return you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure.

Day 03
Piraeus

Athens - Mykonos

Hotel: Celestyal Olympia or similar

After breakfast we'll transfer you to the port of Piraeus for cruise check-in and boarding.

At 11:30am we'll set sail. Lunch will be served on board.

First stop is Mykonos (arriving at 6:00pm), the island of the international jet-setters, famous for its sandy beaches and incredible nightlife.

We'll have dinner on board.

At around 11:00pm we'll disembark and sail to Kusadasi in Turkey.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Kusadasi

Kusadasi - Patmos

Hotel: Celestyal Olympia or similar

Two ports of call today: Kusadasi in Turkey and Patmos Island in Greece, both filled with important and fascinating historical sites.

We'll arrive at the port of Kusadasi at 7:00am, where you will join a tour to ancient Ephesus.

We'll set sail at 1:00pm for the Island of Patmos, the Island where Saint John the Divine wrote the book of Revelations.

Upon arrival on Patos at 4:00pm, we'll join a tour of the Monastery of Saint John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse (optional), or enjoy some free time at the picturesque port of Scala.

Shore Excursion: Ancient Ephesus through the Ages

At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenist, Roman and Early Christian eras.

Upon arrival at the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan's Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadria, and more.

The Great Theatre, built in the 4th century BC, could accommodate 24,000 spectators and is still famous today for its incredible acoustics. The finds from the excavations, which have brought to light only 13% of ancient Ephesus, reside in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, in the city of Selcuk.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Santorini

Crete - Santorini

Hotel: Celestyal Olympia or similar

Today’s first port of call is the Island of Crete and its capital Heraklion, arriving at 7:00am, where you will have the opportunity to discover the Minoan Palace of Knossos or discover on your own the “old town” areas of Heraklion, established from medieval times.

The Venetian fortress at the harbour gate, strikes visitors first. The pedestrian 25th August Str., a shopping street, is directly opposite the Old Harbour and extends to Lion Square and Morosini Fountain, in the city hub
*compulsory shorex HER-02 :

We'll depart at 11:30am to the volcanic island of the Cyclades, Santorini, your the last port of call.

Admire upon the cruise ship’s arrival in Santorini at 4:30pm the spectacular caldera, created by the eruption of the island’s volcano in ancient times and the white washed houses perched on the edge. Discover with your tour the breathtaking panorama of *Oia, the most photographed spot in Greece, known worldwide for its fascinating sunset.

We'll depart for Athens at 9:30pm.

Shore Excursion: Minoan Palace of Knossos 1st Europian Civilization

The ancient city of Knossos, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that “gave birth” to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans.

The first excavations were begun in 1878 by the Heraklian Minos Kalokairinos. A bit later (1900-1913 & 1922-1930) the excavations by the British Sir Arthur Evans were to complete the scientific research, bringing to light the Minoan palace in its entirety, which was, according to tradition, the residence of the wise King Minos.

The palace of Knossos spreads around the large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron in the east.

Walking through the apartments of the Knossos palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, you will feel part of this cultural heritage.

We will stop in Heraklion on the way back to the ship.

Heraklion was founded in 824 and is an important homeland of many contributors to Literature and Art, some examples of which are the Nobel winning poet Odysseas Elytis, the Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) and the writer Nikos Kazantzakis.

Heraklion is also endowed with some wonderful edifices: the “Koules” fortress, the award winning Venetian structure of the Loggia, the Morosini Fountain, the Basilica of Saint Mark, and the Church of Agios Titos.

Starting the walk from Liberty square of Heraklion guests will pass by the shopping streets of Dedalou and 25th August and see the aforementioned sights along the way.

Shore Excursion: Spectacular Oia Village on the Caldera Rim

First you head up to Megalochori village, one of the most authentic and unspoiled villages of the island with its distinctive architecture and character.

We will continue on to the east, in the background, you will have settlements like Kamari and Monolithos, while you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, to eventually arrive at the settlement of Oia.

During the entire route, to the west you will have before your eyes the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni and an unsurpassable panoramic view. In Oia you will have plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the adorably cute shops, to take pictures, to become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks and the unusual captains’ manors, the settlement Ammoudi at the foot of the caldera.

After your curiosity has been sated of the area which is characterized as being of “exceptional natural beauty”, we will return to the ship.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Athens

Piraeus - Athens

Hotel: Hotel Polis Grand or similar

We'll arrive at Piraeus port at 6:00am, and then transfer you to the hotel in Athens.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07

Athens

After breakfast, we'll transfer you to the airport and a pre-confirmed time.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Upon entering the arrivals hall at Athens International Airport, we'll transfer you to your hotel.

On the final day we'll transfer you to Athens International Airport for your departure flight.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 3 night accommodation in Athens on bed and breakfast basis (3 star)
  • 3 night private cabin aboard Celstyal Olympia or Similar Ship
  • All transfers in Athens (Airport-Hotel, Hotel-Port, Port-Airport)
  • Shore excursion package
  • Beverage package
  • Athens sightseeing tour (SIC) with entrance to Acropolis site and Acropolis Museum

Package Excludes

  • Compulsory Port taxes, Service Charges & Mykonos shuttle bus
  • Accommodation tax: EUR 1.5 per room per night, pay directly to the hotel
Special Notes
  • Beverage package includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages:
    - Port, Sherry, Liqueurs è Ouzo, Campari, Sandeman’s, Pastis, Amaretto Disaronno, Kahlua, Cointreau, Baileys etc.
    - Whisky & Bourbon è Canadian Club, Jameson, Jim Beam, J&B, Johnny Walker Red Label, Famous Grouse, Bells, Cutty Sark, House
    - Gin è Beefeater, Gordon’s, Bombay, Sapphire, House
    - Rum è Bacardi, Captain Morgan, House
    - Vodka è Smirnoff, Absolut, House
    - Tequila è Jose Cuervo Gold, House
    - Greek flavors è A variety of Greek cocktails with ouzo, masticha liqueur and many more
    - Favorite Cocktails è White Russian, Daiquiris, Margarita, Pina Colada, Mojitos, Martinis, shooters and many more
    - Beer è Draught beer, cruise choice beer in can, non alcoholic beer in can
    - Wine è Greek wine by the glass (white, red, rose). Sparkling wine by the glass.
    - Sparkling and Mineral water
    - Sodas i.e. Coca Cola, Sprite and others in 330 ml cans
    - Iced Tea in 330 ml can
    - Juices (orange, grapefruit, tomato, pineapple) by the glass. Freshly squeezed orange juice is offered at supplement price.
    - Non Alcoholic Cocktails è A wide range of non alcoholic cocktails
    - Coffees è All popular coffees i.e. espresso, cappuccino, filter, latte, freddo etc.
    - Hot Beverages è Hot chocolate, tea selection (various flavors)
    All additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (not included in the package) are offered to pax that have purchased packages at discounted/supplement prices.
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Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 12 and above
* Child: 2-11 years of age
* Infants up to 2 years old pay only port taxes for USD 172.5.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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