11 Days - Mainland and 07 days Yacht Cruising
Day 01 (Tuesday): Athens
Arrival in Athens. Meet at the airport by our office’s representative to transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Athens.
Arrival at the Hotel. Check-in & settle into the rooms. Balance of the day will
be free at leisure.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 02 (Wednesday): Morning Athens Sightseeing Coach Tour including New Acropolis Museum.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for a fascinating tour of the Athens city.
Enjoy a tour of Athens, combining many of the city's principal modern and classical sights.
This tour includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past. Drive by the Tomb of the Unkno Soldier in front of the Parliament House in Syntagma Square,
the Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896).
See vistas of the Presidential Residence, government buildings and elegant homes. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library, Omonia Square and the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus.
In addition, we visit the Acropolis with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.
Our tour will end with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. The new Acropolis Museum is a whole nation’s duty to its own cultural heritage! The tour in it is a journey to the history and the Greek ‘soul’ where the Aesthetics of Logic, the Ethics of Freedom and the Rationality of Beauty, are all fused together and carved in stone for eternity.
Return to the Hotel.
Evening free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Athens.
Day 03 (Thursday): Athens
Day at leisure. We suggest you visit the modern market of Athens, or have a coffee at the various coffee shops in the elite Kolonaki area. For culture lovers, a solitary early morning or afternoon walk through Ancient Agora, leafing through a booklet-guide, may prove unforgettable. What it is certain to prove unforgettable is a visit to the National Archaeological Museum.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 04 (Friday): 7 Day Cruise
Athens – Marina Zeas
Meet at the Hotel at 13:00hr pm by our office’s representative who will transfer you to the Port to join the cruise. 2:00 – 3:00 pm embarkation.
After you board, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Delos that evening, passing Cape Sounion in the distance, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand on a high promontory
and are illuminated at night. Overnight at sea.
Day 05 (Saturday): Delos & Myconos
Delos (anchorage)- Mykonos, Greece
The ship sails into white and blue Cyclades. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. Next, we sail to one of Mykonos beautiful bays for a nice swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we will sail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes” appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life.
Day 06 (Sunday): Samos
At daybreak we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Lipsi for a revitalising swim stop and a barbeque on deck. In the afternoon, we set sail for Samos.
Overnight in Samos.
Day 07 (Monday): Kusadasi (Turkey) & Patmos island
Kusadasi, Turkey (Ephesus)- Patmos, Greece
Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue — the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! After lunch, you will have some free time at the Kusadasi’s bustling market before we sail for Patmos the tiny yet spectacular island featuring whitewashed houses with colourfully painted shutters and doors, stone-paved streets, and narrow alley. Overnight in Patmos.
Day 08 (Tuesday): Patmos & Amorgos
Patmos- Amorgos, Greece
Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic center of the medieval town of Chora. After lunch we will set sail for the picturesque island of Amorgos which we reach in the evening. Overnight in Amorgos
Day 09 (Wednesday): Santorini
In the morning, we stop at Manganari Beach / Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided optional walking tour among Fira’s narrow, picturesque streets. You’ll also visit the Prehistoric Museum, which houses fascinating artifacts from Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C. In the evening there is time for a visit to Oia, famous for its sun set. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 10 (Thursday): Kythnos
Kythnos- Marina Zea, Athens
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos Island where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones Bay. In the afternoon we sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon.
Overnight in port.
Day 11 (Friday): Athens
Marina Zea, Athens
After breakfast, it is time for you to bid farewell to your fellow passengers and to your crew and disembark.
Return Transfer to the Airport.
- 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Athens on Bed and Breakfast Basis
- All Transfers as mentioned in the above program are operated by private taxis.
- All tours are based on regular coach tours including transportation & professional guide & entrance fees to Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum
- Entrance Fees , as per the above mentioned program
- Service Charges
- Local taxes
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Half - board: American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.(7 meals)
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
- Multilingual Cruise Escort
- Tips to Guides & Drivers
- Any personal nature expenses
- Any services which are NOT mentioned in the above program
- Beverages (except those mentioned above)
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips