SEA & SKY- ATHENS & CRUISE PROGRAM

6 nights/ 7 days
Heraklio
Heraklio
Cape Sounio
Acropolis
Mykonos
Ephesus
Patmos
Santorini
Rhodes
Description

Highlights: Athens, Acropolis, Sounio, Mykonos Island, Ephesus - Turkey, Patmos Island, Rhodes, Heraklio- Crete Island, Santorini Island
Operating: March- October
Departures: Athens arrival every Saturday

ITINERARY

 

DAY 01: Athens- arrival

Arrival at Athens airport- Meet and transfer to your hotel

Your evening begins with a panoramic bus tour of Athens and a photo stop at the illuminated Acropolis. Continue with a pleasant walk through Plaka (old twon) and end up at a local tavern for a traditional dinner accompanied with live Greek museic and dancing show (folklor)

Overnight in Athens 


DAY 02: Athens city tour with Acropolis abd the Acropolis museum & Cape Sounio in the afternoon

Breakfast in the hotel

Pick up in the morning and proceed to a tour of the city in wich you  will see such sights as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Royal Palace and the Panathenaic Stadium. You will also see the Temple of Olympian Zeus and we will visit the world famous Acropolis and its Museum. 
Lunch break in the historical center 

Board on your coach and depart for a visit to the famous Cape Sounio 

 Drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most southern point of Attica, Cape Sounio, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon stand. On the way you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands off shore.

Guided visit at the Temple of Poseidon and free time at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounio

Return to Athens late in the afternoon and complete your experience with an authentic Ancient Greek dinner in an expertise local restaurant

Overnight in Athens

 

DAY 3: Athens- Mykonos (on cruise)

Breakfast in the hotel

Check out and transfer to the cruise pier for embarkation on your ferry

Sail off to Mykonos island. 

Mykonos does not require any kind of introductions. An island famous for its wild nightlife and its beaches, a cosmopolitan paradise with exquisite boutiques and fine dining that attracts celebrities, artists and socialites from all over the world

23.00 pm: sail off with next destination the port of Kusadasi in Turkey

 

Day 4: Kusadasi (Turkey) & Patmos Island (Greece)

 07.00 am: Arrival at Kusadasi

usadasi is a beach resort in Turkey famous for its marina and its colorful bazaar where visitors can find a wide selection of hand-made carpets, leather bags and local products. But mostly, Kusadasi is known due to its proximity to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and its Terrace Houses one of the world’s largest open-air museums, the House of Virgin Mary and the Sirince Village.

13.00 pm: sail off to Patmos Island

16.00 pm: arrival at the port of Patmos Patmos is a beautiful verdant island, where Saint John the Evangelist wrote the book of Revelations in a mountainside Grotto, after hearing the voice of God. Atop its highest hill, within the halls of Hora stands the monastery founded in his honor in 1088. This island apart from its great significance to Christians all over the world, is now turning into a cosmopolitan destination.

21.00 pm: depart Patmos- next destination is Rhodes Island

 

DAY 5: Rhodes Island

07.00 am: arrival at the port of Rhodes (town)

 Rhodes will make you think you’ve stepped back in time. Don’t miss the Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, high above the sea and the Citadel of the Knights.

18.00 pm: depart Rhodes. Next destination is Heraklion port in Crete Island

 

DAY 6: Heraklion/ Crete Island & Santorini Island

 07.00 am: arrival at Heraklio.

Heraklion, the capital of Crete, is a former Venetian harbor with representative architecture and art and an Archaeological museum with invaluable treasures. The city is just a short drive to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, home to Europe’s oldest civilization. If you are not into sightseeing, walk the city center where you can dine or shop.

11.30 am: sail off to Santorini Island

16.30 pm: arrive in Santorini

Santorini is one of the most renowned places of the world. People travel thousands of miles in order to admire its unique geography, result of an earthquake that took place many centuries ago. Take a jeep safari into the interior, cruise to Santorini’s smaller islands and volcanoes, visit the Akrotiri excavations or drink coffee at Oia Village, 300 meters above the sea.

21.00 pm: depart to Piraeus port in Athens- the last port of call

 

DAY 7: Athens- departure

06.00 am: dock at the port of Piraeus

After your disembarkation you will be transferred to Athens International Airport for your departure fligh

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation:

  • 2 nights in Athens cirty center hotel on the selected board type (BB, HB, FB)

 

Private transfers:

  • Athens airport- Athens hotel
  • Panoramic "By night tour" with folklore dinner
  • Athens full day tour with Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounio
  • Athens hotel- cruise pier
  • Cruise pier- Athens airport

 

Licensed guide service of the selected language

  • Athens full day tour with Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum and Cape Sounio

 

Meals in local restaurants

  • 01 x folclore dinner in Athens
  • 01 local lunch in Athens during the tour
  • 01 Ancient Greek dinner in Athens

 

Private escort/ assistant service

  • During the R/T airport transfers
  • During the dinners in Athens

 

4 Days Iconic Aegean Cruise with Celestyal Cruises

  • Accommodation in selected cabin type
  • Full board (lunch/ dinner/ breakfast)
  • Gala dinners/ shows and entertainment on board
  • Use of the ship's gym and pool

BETIS TRAVEL assistance

 


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