Classical Greece Tour, Cruise Greek Islands 10 days


4 Days Classical Greece Bus Tour to Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.
3 days Cruise to Greek Islands and Turkey visiting Mykonos, Patmos, Kussadasi, Heraklion in Crete Island and Santorini. Ancient Greece and Islands combination.

SATURDAY: ATHENS: Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected Academy_of_Athens_Greece hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Acropolis Museum Athens Greece  SUNDAY: ATHENS: Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit  Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.

MONDAY: ATHENS – NAUPLION – OLYMPIA: Leave by the Coastal Road to the Corinth Canal (short stop).  Olympic-Flame-Olympia-GreeceDrive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the Town of Nauplion ( short stop) drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Departure for Olympia Through Central Peloponnese and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia, the Cradle of the Olympic Games.

Delphi_Greece_Archaeological_Site TUESDAY: OLYMPIA – DELPHI:In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi . Dinner and overnight.

WEDNESDAY: DELPHI – METEORA:Visit the Archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi. Depart for  Meteora_Greece_The_Holy_Monastery_of_Rousanou_01Kalambaka, a small Town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Dinner and overnight.

Meteora_Greece_The_Holy_Monastery_of_Varlaam THURSDAY: METEORA – ATHENS: Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the Leonida’s monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

FRIDAY: ATHENS – MYKONOS: Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark your selected cruise ship. Our  Mykonos-Island-Greece-Little-Venicecruise ship will leave the port of Piraeus at 11:00 for a 3 full days of fun and experiences. We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Golf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide.
In the afternoon we arrive in Mykonos, the island of the international “jet set”, famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and incredible night life. Take a taste of the island and check if you maybe like to return in the future to spend more time. In the evening return to the ship for overnight travel to our next destination

Ephesus_Turkey_Augustus_Gate SATURDAY: KUSADASI – PATMOS*: First port of call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the city of Ephesus. One of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated, where St. Paul was arrested and then banished. In the afternoon arrival to Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and recorded the book of the Revelation.

SUNDAY: HERAKLION (CRETE) – SANTORINI: We arrive at Heraklion in the morning and have the Meteora_Greece_The_Holy_Monastery_of_Varlaam opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Knossos Palace or the Archaeological Museum or just stroll around and see the biggest city of Crete Island.
We will then sail to and spend the afternoon in the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. You can participate in the optional tours or just relax in one of the famous cafes of the town and admire the sunset on the Caldera, known to be the most famous in the world. Do not miss to taste the Greek and Mediterranean food in one of the island’s restaurants.

MONDAY: PIRAEUS – AIRPORT: Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast, disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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