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Mykonos 7 day Cruise Greek Islands Turkey Athens 11 days vacation

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Mykonos 7 day Cruise Greek Islands Turkey Athens. A package that covers three famous Greek Islands and Kusadasi in Turkey. With this package, you have a lot of time in Mykonos and Santorini and the opportunity to visit ancient Ephesus.

Travel Plan – Inclusions

Day by Day Itinerary

FRIDAY: ATHENS

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

SATURDAY: ATHENS – HALF DAY CITY TOURAthens_Greece_Godes_Athena

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 (shortstop).

Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colourful 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 an 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.

Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops.

SUNDAY: ATHENS

Free day in Athens to stroll around the city and know better the sites and the people. Good opportunity to visit one of the famous museums like the National Archaeological Museum or the Benaki Museum.

Use metro not only for your transportation but also visit the different stations to admire pieces of ancient and modern art. Not to miss the visit to Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and taverns.

MONDAY: ATHENS – MYKONOS

Free morning in Athens. In the afternoon transfer to Piraeus port to embark the cruise ship for your 7 nights cruise. We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Gulf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion.
Enjoy the night entertainement program on board.

Mykonos_Myconos_Island_GreeceTUESDAY: MYKONOS

Early in the morning, we arrive at Mykonos 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 nightlife. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great nightlife. 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.

We will spend the whole day enjoying Mykonos and will overnight on board the cruise ship

WEDNESDAY: MYKONOS – MILOSMilos_Island_Greece_Venus_Louvre_Museum

Our cruise ship will leave Mykonos early in the morning. Enjoy your breakfast and the services of the boat till our arrival in Milos where we will spend the afternoon.

Milos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group.
The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite (the “Venus de Milo”, now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum. Milos was a source of obsidian (natural glass used for razor sharp “stone tools”) during the Neolithic ages for the Aegean and Mediterranean as early as 13,000 years ago.
There are about 70 beaches on Milos Island. Also an interesting Archaeological Museum.

THURSDAY: SANTORINISantorini_Island_Greece_07

We will spend the whole day in Santorini, one of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. 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.

The included panoramic tour will show you a big part of the island and the town of Oia

FRIDAY: SANTORINISantorini_Island_Greece

A day at leisure to enjoy and know better this unique island. One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. 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.

Not to miss the sunset from the Caldera nor the Greek and Mediterranean food in the island’s restaurants and taverns.

Heraklion_Crete_Island_Greece_Knossos_PalaceSATURDAY: HERAKLION (CRETE)

We will spend this day 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.

SUNDAY: SAMOS or  KUSADASIEphesus_Turkey_Temple_of_Hadrian

You can choose between Samos island or Kusadasi
SAMOS In ancient times Samos was a particularly rich and powerful city-state. It is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct, a marvel of ancient engineering. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun. The Samian wine was well known in antiquity and is still produced on the island.
If you chose Samos you will get a free panoramic tour of the island
KUSADASI 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.
The free excursion gives you the opportunity to 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. You can also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, purported to have been the last home of Virgin Mary, based on the visions of Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich. It is a popular place of Catholic pilgrimage which has been visited by three recent popes.

MONDAY: PIRAEUS (ATHENS) – AIRPORT

According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

 Itinerary 

Travel Plan – Inclusions

STARTING POINT: Athens, Friday, April to October
TRAVEL PLAN: 11 DAYS/ 10 nights
What’s Included

* 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
* 2 nights accommodation in Santorini
* Half day Athens sightseeing tour
* 7 nights/ 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
* Daily breakfast
* All meals during the cruise.
* Government hotel taxes

* Special overnight tax of 4 for 5* hotels, €3 for 4* hotels, €1,5 for 3* hotels and €0,5 for 2* hotels per person per night to be paid by clients directly to the hotels in Greece.