Athens and Greek Island Cruise


Not just Athens, but the Greek Islands as well. Not only Greece, but Turkey too! This tour will take you through the most picturesque Mediterranean settings on your journey from Athens aboard your 3-night cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey, Crete and Santorini. Each island boasts its own unique character yet the same charm found only in the Cyclades. Visit the most ancient archaeological sites along the way to your final port, Santorini, where you can enjoy a romantic dinner while watching the famed Santorini sunset. Scheduled departures - 7-day/5-night package visiting Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini. Includes 2 nights accommodation at Superior Tourist class hotels in Athens with breakfast daily, Acropolis Museum Ticket, a 3-night Greek Island cruise with all meals on board including drinks, 3 shore excursions.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Airport taxes
  • Port taxes
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Drinks during meals

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local city taxes

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

USA – Athens

Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Athens.

Day

2

Athens – Arrival

Upon arrival in Athens, make your own way to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this historical city. Visit the Acropolis Museum using the ticket included in your program.

Superior Tourist Class: Polis Grand Hotel or similar hotels

Day

3

Athens at Leisure

Enjoy a free day to explore Athens or consider taking a half-day optional tour to Cape Sounion or a day trip to Delphi. (B)

Superior Tourist Class: Polis Grand Hotel or similar hotels

Day

4

Greek Islands Cruise – Piraeus - Mykonos

After breakfast, you will be transferred to your cruise ship to embark on a 3-night cruise of the Greek Islands. The ship will depart at 11:30 am to Mykonos, a sun-drenched island with white-washed, flower-decked alleyways and the famous windmills near the waterfront. Arrive in Mykonos at 6:00 pm and consider an optional excursion or explore the island on your own. The ship departs from Mykonos at 11:00 pm for an overnight cruise to Kusadasi. (B,L,D)

Day

5

Greek Islands Cruise - Kusadasi & Patmos

Arrive at the Turkish port of Kusadasi at 7:00 am and join an excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. At 1:00 pm, continue your cruise to Patmos. Arrive in Patmos at 4:00 pm. You will have time for an optional tour or explore this island on your own. The ship departs from Patmos at 9:30 pm for an overnight cruise to Heraklion. (B,L,D)

Day

6

Greek Islands Cruise – Crete & Santorini

Arrive in Heraklion, on the fabled island of Crete, at 7:00 am. You will have time to explore the town on your own or join an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos. At 11:30 am, proceed to the island of Santorini. Arrive in Santorini at 4:30 pm and join an excursion to Oia Village perched on the rim of the Caldera. Stroll through its marble-paved alleys, gaze at the adorably cute shops, and become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks. The ship departs from Santorini at 9:30 pm for an an overnight cruise to Piraeus, Athens. (B,L,D)

Day

7

Athens - Usa

Early in the morning (6:00 am), arrive in Piraeus and disembark the ship. You will be transferred from the port to Athens airport to join your return flight to USA. (B)