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ATHENS – SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE SPECIAL OFFER GROUP FOR OCTOBER 2015

DEPARTURES 03 & 17 OCTOBER 2015

PIRAEUS – MYKONOS – KUSADASI (TURKEY) – PATMOS – HERAKLIO – SANTORINI – ATHENS

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DETAILED PROGRAM

THE SPECIFIC CRUISE ALWAYS DEPART FROM PIRAEUS ON FRIDAY.

DAY 1 (ATHENS ARRIVAL) THURSDAY

Arrival in Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” meet with our office representative and transfer downtown for the check in at the hotel.. Free time at leisure for shopping and exploring the city. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Athens. (D)

 

DAY 2 (PIRAEUS – EMBARKATION ON CRUISE –MYKONOS) FRIDAY8 DAYS - ATHENS - SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER-2

Embarkation on the cruise boat that will take us to this cruise across the Aegean Sea. The cruise ship will disembark for your journey at 11:00. You will have enough time to settle in your cabin and even for a reconnaissance walk through the ship before reaching the first stop of the cruise.Mykonos is the first island we will reach around 18:00; (optional shore excursion at Mykonos) it is considered one, if not the, most cosmopolitan spot in Greece. It is famous for its sandy beaches, the picturesque villages and the vivid nightlife. Do not miss the opportunity to walk in the maze of the narrow alley ways and small streets, the white houses and the myriad of chapels and churches. The cruise boat is leaving Mykonos at 23:00 in the night. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3 (KUSADASI – PATMOS) SATURDAY

Early in the morning at 07:00 we will arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey (optional shore excursions at Ephesus & Kusadasi area). The ancient Ephesus is the highlight for any tourist in Kusadasi. Visit the ancient city where you can see the Celsus library, the Roman baths, the 8 DAYS - ATHENS - SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER-4
8 DAYS - ATHENS - SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER-3marble paved Arcadian road, and the Ancient Theatre where 
St Paul preached to the people of Ephesus. You can also visit the house of Virgin Mary, the temple of Artemis and even see the statues in the Archaeological museum of Ephesus. At 12:00 we disembark from Kusadasi and around 16:00 we reach the island of Patmos (optional shore excursions at Patmos) famous for the Grotto of Apocalypse where Saint John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revelation. You will be amazed by the beauty of the island with its many small coves. Drive to the small cave which is now a small chapel, the place where Saint John lived and wrote the Book of Revelation. You can visit the village of Chora with its small houses and churches, crowned by the Monastery of St. John where you can see a great number of religious treasures. Departure at 21:00 (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4 (HERAKLIO – SANTORINI DISEMBARK FROM CRUISE) SUNDAY

At 07:00 in the morning, arrival in Heraklio in Crete. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Knossos Palace, the best preserved site of 8 DAYS - ATHENS - SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER-5
the Minoan civilization (optional shore excursions at Heraklio & Knossos area). If you are looking for alternatives, a tour to one of the most famous wineries including wine tasting might satisfy you, or perhaps a visit to one of its8 DAYS - ATHENS - SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER-6
traditional and picturesque villages (optional shore excursions). We depart from Heraklio at 
11:30 and we reach the last island of our cruise, Santorini at 16:30. Santorini is the most romantic island of the Aegean and one of the most beautiful places of the world. Disembark from the cruise and transfer to hotel for check in and then free time at leisure. You can walk in the winding narrow streets of Fira, the capital of the island with the small houses, beautiful churches and vivid marketplaces. You can also take the cable car above the Caldera cliffs or ride the donkeys to the old port. Late in the evening dinner at local restaurant near the hotel. Overnight in Santorini. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5 (SANTORINI – RED BEACH – WINERY – PYRGOS – OIA FOR SUNSET) MONDAY8 DAYS - ATHENS - SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER-7

Breakfast at the hotel and morning free at leisure till noon, then lunch at local restaurant. After the lunch pick up from hotel for a full day tour (around 6 hours with English speaking assistant) to Santorini island including the Red Beach, one of the its numerous wineries and taste the world famous local wines, then  Pyrgos area, and finally the village of Oia in order to admire the world famous sunset and view. After sunset dinner at local restaurant and then back to hotel for overnight in Santorini (B,L,D)

 

DAY 6 (SANTORINI – ATHENS BY FLIGHT) TUESDAY

Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to airport for the departure flight from Santorini to Athens (dinner at Santorini or Athens depending on the flight schedule). Transfer to hotel for overnight in Athens (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7 (ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS)

Breakfast at the hotel, pickup from the hotel for the Athens City Tour. During the tour you will be able to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the 8 DAYS - ATHENS - SANTORINI AND AEGEAN CRUISE OCTOBER SPECIAL OFFER-8
Parliament
 at Syntagma (Constitution) Square and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library. On the hill of Acropolis we will visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the Parthenon, a temple  which is dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy, western civilization and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. After the tour we will have lunch in Plaka area and then back to hotel. Free time at leisure and in the evening transfer for dinner at local restaurant and back to the hotel and overnight in Athens (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8 (ATHENS - DEPARTURE)

After breakfast free time at leisure. Pickup and transfer from the hotel to the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” for the departure flight (B)

 

SUMMARY PROGRAM

DAY 1 (THURSDAY)

ARRIVAL IN EL.VENIZELOS AIRPORT – PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER  TO THE HOTEL FOR CHECK IN  – FREE TIME AT LEISURE – TRANSFER FOR DINNER AND BACK TO HOTEL FOR OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (D) 

 

DAY 2 (FRIDAY)

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – EMBARKATION TO THE CRUISE FROM PIRAEUS PORT– AFTERNOON ARRIVAL IN MYKONOS – (OPTIONAL TOUR AT MYKONOS TOWN) – LUNCH AND DINNER ONBOARD DEPARTURE FROM MYKONOS AROUND MIDNIGHT (Β,L,D)

 

DAY 3 (SATURDAY)

BREAKFAST ON BOARD – EARLY MORNING ARRIVAL IN KUSADASI (TURKEY) – (OPTIONAL TOURS AT EPHESUS AND KUSADASI AREA) – DEPARTURE AT NOON FOR PATMOS AND ARRIVAL IN THE AFTERNOON (LUNCH ON BOARD) – (OPTIONAL TOUR TO THE MONASTERY OF ST JOHN AND THE GROTTO OF THE APOCALYPSE) – DEPARTURE FROM PATMOS TO HERAKLIO – LUNCH AND DINNER ONBOARD (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4 (SUNDAY)

BREAKFAST ON BOARD – MORNING ARRIVAL TO HERAKLIO (OPTIONAL TOUR TO KNOSSOS PALACE OR HERAKLIO AREA) – DEPARTURE FROM HERAKLIO AND ARRIVAL AT SANTORINI IN THE AFTERNOON – DISEMBARK FROM CRUISE AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR CHECK IN – DINNER AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – OVERNIGHT IN SANTORINI (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5 (MONDAY)

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – MORNING FREE AT LEISURE – LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – FULL DAY TOUR TO RED BEACH – LOCAL WINERY – PYRGOS AREA – AND OIA FOR SUNSET – DINNER AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – TRANSFER BACK TO HOTEL FOR OVERNIGHT IN SANTORINI (B,L,D)

 

DAY 6 (TUESDAY)

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – MORNING FREE AT LEISURE – LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR THE DEPARTURE FLIGHT TO ATHENS – (DINNER AT SANTORINI OR ATHENS DEPENDING ON THE FLIGHT SCHEDULE) – TRANSFER TO HOTEL FOR OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7 (WEDNESDAY)

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL – ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS –  LUNCH AT PLAKA AREA –  AFTERNOON  FREE AT LEISURE – TRANSFER FOR DINNER AND BACK AT THE  HOTEL FOR OVERNIGHT IN ATHENS (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8 (THURSDAY)

BREAKFAST – FREE TIME AT LEISURE – TRANSFER TO ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT “EL. VENIZELOS” FOR THE DEPARTURE FLIGHT (B)