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Tour of Greece and Greek Islands Cruise combined with a 4 day visit of Istanbul in Turkey!

With our 14 day Tour of Greece and Istanbul in Turkey, you may realize your dream visiting all the attractions of Greece and Istanbul in Turkey! Hereunder you find the detailed program of our Tour of Greece and the Greek Islands Cruise combining the visit of Istanbul in Turkey !

Every Sunday and Wednesday From March 8 to November 1

Sun - Arrive in Athens, Greece. Transfer from airport to hotel of your choice. The rest of the day is free to explore the city and sample its diverse restaurants and nightlife. Overnight Athens.

Mon - Athens, Piraeus. Cruising : Mykonos. This morning transfer to Piraeus to board your  cruise ship. Relax on the deck with your favorite cocktail before  the Captains "welcome aboard" dinner party. Then on to Mykonos. Mykonos combines the dazzling white beauty of a lyrical Cycladic island with a sophisticated jet atmosphere. (B,L,D)

Tue - Cruising : Kusadasi,Turkey & Patmos, Greece. First Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An optional morning excursion to the fascinating Greek,Roman and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus in Turkey. Next discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos where St.John the Divine wrote the Revelation. The 11th century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B,L,D)

Wed - Cruising : Rhodes. Explore the sights in historic old city with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St.John during the Crusades. Another possibility: join an optional excursion to Lindos, and if sightseeing is not your thing, Rhodes sun-drenched public beaches and colorful shopping districts are within easy walking distance of the port. Sail from Rhodes around dinner time. (B,L,D)

Thu - Cruising : Heraklion,Crete & Santorini. First port of call is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is Knossos,the center of the Minoan civilization with the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos which is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of the ancient Minoan culture. Afternoon call is Santorini, the "Black Pearl of the Aegean", the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. To the south of the island is Acrotiri, where recent excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the lost continent of Atlantis. (B,L,D)

- Piraeus, Athens. After breakfast on board, disembark at Piraeus. Transfer to Athens to start the half day morning tour of Athens which includes the visit of the Acropolis and ACROPOLIS MUSEUM. Free afternoon. And for this evening we suggest an optional tour - the Athens By Night- inclusive of dinner (excellent Greek food) with floor show and Greek Folk dances in one of the most famous night clubs of the city. Overnight Athens. (B)

Sat - Athens-Olympia. This morning we depart for Corinth to start our 4-day Classical Tour. Stop at the Corinth Canal. Drive to Epidarus to visit its theater, known for its remarkable acoustics and then on to  Nauplia (short stop). Continue on to Mycenae to visit the beehive tombs and the citadel. Then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnese area, passing the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Sun - Olympia-Delphi.  In the morning visit the ancient home of the Olympic Games and the fascinating Museum. Then drive via Patras and Rion, take the new bridge to Antirion to continue to Delphi through Nafpaktos. Arrive in Delphi in early evening. Dinner, overnight. (B,D)

Mon - Delphi-Meteora. This morning visit the Archaeological site and the Museum of Delphi.  Walk the Sacred Way, visit the temple of Apollo, the theater and the stadium on the mount Parnassos and then on to the Museum housing some masterpieces of the Greek sculpture such as the famous bronze statue of the "Charioteer". Depart for Meteora. Drive through Lamia, Trikala and arrive in Kalambaka in early evening. Dinner, overnight.  (B,D) 

DAY 10
Tue - Meteora-Athens. In the morning, visit the breathtaking site of Meteora. Visit of two Monasteries.  After lunch drive to Athens via Thermopylae (short stop). Arrive in Athens in early evening. Overnight Athens.  (B)

DAY 11
Wed - Athens-Istanbul. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. Overnight Istanbul. (B)

DAY 12
Thu - Istanbul. After breakfast start the day tour of Istanbul inclusive of all the highlights such as St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar! Overnight Istanbul. (B)

DAY 13
Fri - Istanbul. Day at leisure or take an optional half day morning Bosphorus Cruise combined with a visit to the famous Spice Bazaar! Overnight Istanbul. (B,L)

DAY 14
Sat - Istanbul. We will transfer you to the airport for your depart flight after breakfast. End of our services! Hope that you enjoyed the Tour of Greece, the Islands Cruise and Istanbul visit with us! (B)

 B = breakfast , L = lunch, D = dinner

Acropolis, Athens

Mykonos, Greece

Patmos, Greece

Ephesus, Turkey

Rhodes, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Cape Sounion, Greece

Ancient Olympia, Greece

Delphi, Greece

Meteora, Greece

Istanbul, Turkey


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