|The 14-Day Magnificent Greece Tour|
14-DAY MAGNIFICENT GREECE Tour
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Athens, 4 day coach tour and a 7 day cruise by Yacht
A perfect trip, combing Athens with a land tour to the ancient Greek archaeological sites and a week’s cruise in the blue Aegean Sea, visiting the famous and also some less known islands in the Cyclades on the large, first class upscale yacht-the m/s GALILEO.
Itinerary Alternative 1, Land & Cruise
Day 1 (Sat) Arrive in Athens International Airport Venizelos. Meeting and transfer by taxi to your Hotel Herodion in Athens, located next to the Akropolis, in the Plaka area.
Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Optional morning sightseeing trip by private coach and guide.
The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens.
Overnight in Athens.
Day 3 (Mon) Starting from Athens at 08:00 for the 4-day classical tour by coach. We drive westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. Continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to visit the Epidaurus Theater and the archaeological site.
Day 4 (Tue) Olympia the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, Dedicated to Zeus, the father of the gods, it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount Kronios, at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers, in a lush, green landscape. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece.
Day 5 (Wed) Situated at the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met.
Day 6 (Thu) Today we will see one of the most amazing places in Greece – Meteora -Meaning ‘suspended in air’ the name Meteora soon came to encompass the entire rock community of 24 monasteries, the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos.
After visits start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermoplylae (Photo Stop) & Kammena Vourla. Arrive in Athens in the late afternoon at 19:00. Transfer to Hotel Herodion. Overnight.
Embarkation. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.
Day 9 (Sun) Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to a typical Winery and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia know for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 10 (Mon) In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos . Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.
Day 11 ( Tue) Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 12 (Wed) After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.
Day 13 (Thu) In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Marina Zea/ Piraeus.
Day 14 ( Fri) Disembarkation after breakfast at 08:30. Transfer to Athens or Athens International Airport.
(Swim Stops & Beach Barbeques are weather permitting | Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds | The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel).
Departures 2013: Every Saturday :June 1,8,15,22,29 July 6,13,20,27 August 3,10,17,24,31 September 7,14,21,28 October 5,12,19,26
Departures 2014: Every Saturday April 19,26 May 3,10,17,24,31 June 7,14,21,28 July 5,12,19,26
August 2,9,16,23,30 September 6,13,20,27 October 4,11,18,25
(Supplement for category B cabin, $400 per person.)
Three nights accommodation in the 4* Hotel Herodion (or similar) with breakfast
Transfer by taxi t/from Athens Airport and to/from the yacht in Piraeus
A 4-day land tour by prtivate coach as per itinerary
Three nights accommodation in 4* hotels,twin bedded rooms
The service of an English-speaking archaeological licensed guide
Admission fees to the sites and museums
A 7-day/night cruise to the Cyclades with the yacht m/s Galileo, in twin or double cabins in category C
American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily
Welcome cocktail, a Greek night with Captain’s dinner
BBQ –weather permitting
Regular filter coffee,tea and still mineral waters free, all the day
Use of snorkeling and fishing equipment (subject to availability)
Multilingual cruise director
Not included: Shore excursions,tips,drinks and items not mentioned.