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Athens Santorini Mykonos Cruise Greek Islands Turkey vacation 10 days

Athens Santorini Mykonos Cruise Greek Islands Turkey vacation 10 days

Cruise Greek Islands and Turkey and take a taste of Mykonos and Santorini.
Have unforgettable nightlife in our luxury cruise ships, and visit Kusadası, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Get to know cosmopolitan Mykonos and enjoy the sea and the sun in Santorini while cruising the Volcano.

Travel Plan – Inclusions

Day by Day Itinerary

MONDAY: ATHENS

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Athens_Greece_Godes_AthenaTUESDAY: ATHENS – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).

Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, theNational Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.

Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.

WEDNESDAY: ATHENS – MYKONOS

Morning transfer to Piraeus port in order to embark the ferryboat to Mykonos. Arrival, disembarkation & transfer to your selected hotel in Mykonos.

Mykonos_Myconos_Island_Greece_little_venice_02THURSDAY: MYKONOS

Day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.

Mykonos is known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international “jet-set” known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It’s easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.

Do not miss the visit to the shrine of Delos in honour of the Greek god Apollo, which can be reached after a delightful boat ride.

FRIDAY: MYKONOS – CRUISE

Morning free. In the afternoon transfer to the port to embark the cruise ship and start your 2 nights cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey.

Ephesus_Turkey_House_of_the_Virgin_MarySATURDAY: KUSADASI – PATMOS

Kusadası a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast. In ancient time settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th century who made Kusadasi a centre of art and culture. In the early years of Christianity. St John the Evangelist and (according to Roman Catholic sacred tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) both came to live in the area.

With the included tour you will visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Then on to the island of Patmos, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Participating in the included tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & the Grotto (the Cave of the Apocalypse) of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.

Heraklion_Crete_Island_Greece_Knossos_PalaceSUNDAY: HERAKLION – SANTORINI

We will spend this morning to explore this beautiful city, the capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Archaeological treasures, magnificent ruins and museums, glorious beaches and fabulous restaurants make Crete a complete vacation spot.

With the included tour you will visit the ruins of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete and are located within close proximity or the archaeological Museum of the city, one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete.
In the afternoon we arrive in the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis, one of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.

Disembarkation and transfer to your hotel.

Santorini_Island_Greece_07MONDAY: SANTORINI – VOLCANO CRUISE

Today enjoy a half day cruise to the small islands of Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni located inside the caldera, the Hot Springs with the green and yellow waters (with free time for swimming) and the island of Thirassia.

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Vlyhada marina.
Orientation with the boat and sailing on the south coast of the island.

We will pass near the red and white beaches and continue sailing the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea to the Caldera. Near the Nea Kameni (volcano island) we will see the old port and then go to Palea Kameni and Thirasia. We will see the hot springs with green and yellow waters and have time for swimming here or in another place depending on the season of the year.

We continue sailing below Imerovigli, Firostefani and Fira towns and will arrive in Vlyhada marina.
Transfer to your hotel

TUESDAY: SANTORINI – ATHENS

At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the port for your ferryboat back to Piraeus. Arrival & transfer to your selected hotel in Athens.

WEDNESDAY: ATHENS – AIRPORT

At the indicated time according to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

Itinerary

Travel Plan – Inclusions

STARTING POINT: Athens, Every Monday March to October
TRAVEL PLAN: 10 DAYS/ 09 nights
What’s Included

*  3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
*  2 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos
*  2 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini
*  2 nights/ 3 days cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside category)
*  3 Shore excursions during the cruise as per itinerary
*  Unlimited drinks package during the cruise
*  Half day Athens sightseeing tour
*  Half day Volcano Cruise in Santorini
*  Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing
*  Ferry tickets Piraeus – Mykonos + Santorini – Piraeus
*  Daily breakfast
*  All transfers as mentioned
*  Hotel taxes