1st day Thursday: Athens
After your arrival in Athens our representative will meet you and assist with your transfer to your Hotel in Athens. Enjoy the rest of the day free to have a first impression of the City.
2nd day Friday: Athens – Sightseeing
Athens Sightseeing – In the morning we begin our visit of Athens showing the highlights of the city with a panoramic tour in the center. We will see the Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus and after to the Constitution square called “Syntagma” where the presidential guard, called “Evzonos”, is in front of the Greek parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then we will pass by the Presidential Residence and the Panathinaikos stadium that was originally built in 329aC, where the first Olympics of the modern era in 1896 were held. After the drive through the center, we will visit the Acropolis and Parthenon, this magnificent monument built during the Golden age of Pericles at the time of 447BC dedicated to the Goddess Athena. Finally, we will visit the new Acropolis Museum, a building of a modern architecture, with the unique antiquities from the Acropolis.
After the tour, enjoy a free afternoon to explore the center of Athens which lies around Acropolis, passing through Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio with a pleasant atmosphere of the ancient city.
3rd day Saturday: Mykonos
Transfer from the Hotel to the port for your ferry to the island of Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover the cosmopolitan town of Mykonos or explore some of the beaches. In the evening enjoy a cocktail at the “little Venice” with fantastic views of the sunset.
4th day Sunday: Mykonos
Free day in the island. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this spectacular island, home of the “jet set”. Stroll through the cobblestoned paths of Hora in the day for shopping and at night for the world-famous nightlife, which usually ends at sunrise.
5th day Monday: Cruise
Enjoy the last day of this spectacular island of the “jet-set”. Explore the island with a variety of beaches and beach bars, each with different characteristics. In the afternoon transfer from your Hotel to board the cruise ship that leaves late at night to Kusadasi.
6th day Tuesday: Kusadasi and Patmos
First destination of the day Kusadasi (Turkey), known for the historic sites of Ephesus and Virgin Mary’s house, besides famous beaches and the view of the Aegean Sea.
The second destination is the island of Patmos, world famous for hosting the monastery of St. John and the cave where the Revelation was written, which occupies a central role in the Christian religion. Besides its religious importance, the island has beautiful beaches and unique features being a favorite destination.
7th day Wednesday: Rhodes
In the morning arrival on the island of Rhodes, the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, also known as the island of knights, due to be inhabited by the knights of St. John in the fourteenth century who built the Venetian castle and its walls that today are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the old city center, the market and the typical streets, all around the castle which is one of the best preserved in the Mediterranean region. Enjoy the notes and tastes of this wonderful island.
8th day Thursday: Crete and Santorini
The first destination of the day is Heraklio on the island of Crete, the largest island of Greece, where the Minoan civilization existed and the palace of Knossos which was the political and economic center of that time. Enjoy the morning to walk around the ancient city of Heraklio, with the old Venetian harbor, and enjoy the wide variety of restaurants and bars, where you can venture out and experience the typical Cretan cuisine which is the basis of Mediterranean cuisine. Or visit the Museum of Heraklio and see the famous Phestos disc that with its mysterious symbols stamped on it conceals its meaning until today.
In the afternoon the last stop Santorini, famous for its spectacular views of the Caldera, the typical white houses with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Around 1600 BC the island was the site of the Minoan eruption, which left a large crater named Caldera and was possibly the cause of the extinction of the Minoan civilization of Crete with a giant tsunami caused by the eruption. Another theory says that this was the origin of the legend of Atlantis. In the afternoon don’t miss the famous sunset seen in the typical village of Oia (pronounced Ia), where the sun seems to sink into the blue of the Aegean sea.
9th day Friday: Return
In the morning arrival at Piraeus port, check out from the cruise ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
2 nights in Athens at your chosen Hotel category
2 nights in Mykonos at your chosen Hotel category
4 nights in the cruise ship to the Greek Islands and Turkey
Full board in the Cruise
Arrival and departure transfers, private in Athens and shared in Mykonos
Orientation meeting with representative on arrival in Athens for a local guidance and assistance in the transfer.
City tour in Athens, Acropolis and the museum with official English speaking guide, including entrances.
Ferry tickets between Athens – Mykonos
Drinks on board the cruise
Everything that is not specifically stated on the itinerary and inclusions