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Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise tour
Athens Corinth Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise Trip

Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise

Globus
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
13 days
From: $ 3,220 $ 248 / day
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Highlights

  • Athens : Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
  • Corinth : Guided visit
  • Mycenae : Guided visit of the excavations and museum
  • Epidaurus : Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater
  • Olympia : Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer
  • Delphi : Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo
  • Meteora area : Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries
  • Thermopylae : Guided visitCRUISING
  • Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, marvelous beaches, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…this is Greece, and on this Greece cruise tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!History comes alive on your guided tour of Greece's ancient sights
  • Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more

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Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, marvelous beaches, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…this is Greece, and on this Greece cruise tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!

History comes alive on your guided tour of Greece's ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more.

Globus has also included some unique experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life. You'll enjoy a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki.

But that's not all...you’ll enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. You'll visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Heraklion on Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Rhodes, with one of Europe's largest medieval towns; plus Kusadasi and Ephesus, Turkey.

Picturesque fishing villages, stunning islands, ancient historic sights, and unique experiences…this Greece cruise tour is a dream vacation!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
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Start City ATHENS
End City ATHENS
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Itinerary

Day 1

ATHENS, GREECE. Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

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, and the Temple of Athena Nike. 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 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. Tonight, perhaps join an optional dinner outing to sample local fare. (B)

Day 3

ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIACross the spectacular Corinth Canal, then visit ANCIENT CORINTH, where St. Paul preached. Two highlights today: MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument, remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Then, a short drive to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B,D)

Day 4

NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA. Spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the king of deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, [LF] enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D)

Day 5

OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI. Via the busy seaport of Patras, proceed to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is [LF] a DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of Ouzo. (B,D)

Day 6

DELPHI–METEORA AREA. Drive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its rock-top monasteries. Visit VARLAAM MONASTERY, famous for its frescoes, and ST. STEPHEN’S MONASTERY, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view. (Ladies should pack one long skirt, as shorts or trousers may be inappropriate when visiting the monasteries.) (B,D)

Day 7

METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS. Today’s highlight is a guided visit to THERMOPYLAE, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. On the way back to Athens, your Tour Director will tell you about Thebes, the setting of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and Marathon, where 10,000 Athenians defeated more than twice that number of Persian invaders in 490 BC. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 8

ATHENS–LAVRION/PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS. Arrive in Lavrion/Piraeus, and sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos. (B,L,D)

Day 9

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE. Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next, join an optional excursion to discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, and see the Grotto of the Apocalypse. (B,L,D)

Day 10

CRUISING: RHODES. All day is dedicated to the island of RHODES. Explore the sights in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Next is Lindos with the fabulous Temple of Athena. Sail from Rhodes around dinnertime. (B,L,D)

Day 11

CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI, GREECE. First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. An optional excursion to Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization, is available. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)

Day 12

LAVRION/PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS. After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens. (B)

Day 13

ATHENS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Zafolia

Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport.


Athens
Greece
87-89 Alexandras Avenue

Amalia Nauplia

Neoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center.


Nauplia
Greece
National Road Argos

Europa

Hotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games.


Olympia
Greece
Archaia Olympia - Drouva

Amalia Delphi

Hillside Hotel situated on a mountain slope overlooking olive groves, the Corinthian Gulf & the port of Itea.


Delphi
Greece
1 Apollonos Street

Amalia Kalambaka

Amalia Hotel is a beautiful setting just minutes away from the town of Kalambaka. The hotel is embedded on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings.


Kalambaka
Greece
National Road

Radisson Blu Park

Nine-story Hotel facing a large park; within walking distance of Archaeological Museum.


Athens
Greece
10,Alexandras Avenue

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