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CELEBRITY WITH DELPHI & METEORA

12 Days / 11 Nights
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Cruise to Kusadasi, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos, Delphi and Meteora Tour from Athens.

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From USD 1,378.96

Guaranteed departures from Piraeus, every Saturday, from end of April to early October.

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What is included in this cruise

  • 7-night cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey, with full board.
  • Unlimited package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board.
  • Excursion to the Ancient City of Ephesus in Kusadasi .
  • Excursion to the Knossos Palace in Heraklion.
  • 2-day tour to Delphi and Meteora with breakfast and dinner included.
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • 1-night accommodation in Kalambaka in a hotel category of your choice (3* or 4*)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Athens according to desired hotel category.
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Boarding fees, tips and taxes.

Not included & Optionals

  • Personal expenses, Gratuities (optional) & Municipality tax.
  • Add extra nights in Athens by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Find optional cruise excursions here.
  • Click on the FAQs for more infomation.
  • 5% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

VACCINATION MANDATE

Mandatory: Vaccination with a Greek government-approved COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 Recovery certificate for all guests from 12 years of age and above. If you are vaccinated for the first time with a single or double dose vaccine, a 14day period must elapse from the latest dose before your cruise. This is not required for the booster dose, which is effective immediately.

Validity of Vaccination certificates: 9 months after which a booster dose is required to maintain the validity of the certificate for all guests from 18 years of age and above.

Validity of COVID-19 Recovery Certificates: 6 months. 

According to the Hellenic Ministry of Health imposed cruise protocols the certificates must meet the following standards:

Vaccination certificates: A valid Digital COVID-19 Certificate (DCC)5 or certificate/document to include the following information: (a) name: surname(s) and forename(s); (b) date of birth; (c) disease or agent targeted; (d) vaccine/prophylaxis; (e) vaccine medicinal product; (f) vaccine marketing authorization holder or manufacturer; (g) number in a series of vaccinations/doses; (h) date of vaccination, indicating the date of the latest dose received; (i) country of vaccination; (j) certificate issuer; (k) a unique certificate identifier or other means to validate the vaccination such as contact information in order to communicate with the healthcare provider or clinic site that issued the certificate, or the vaccination registry site.

COVID-19 Recovery Certificate: A valid Digital COVID-19 Certificate (DCC) or a document/certificate issued by a competent authority and containing the following data fields: (a) name: surname(s) and forename(s); (b) date of birth; (c) disease or agent the citizen has recovered from; (d) date of first positive test result; (e) Member State of test; (f) certificate issuer; (g) certificate valid from; (h) certificate valid until ; (i) a unique certificate identifier or other means to validate the proof of recovery such as contact information in order to communicate with the issuing authority.

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Cruise Itinerary: Celebrity With Delphi & Meteora

NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS!
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NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS!

Embarkation begins at 1:30 p.m. and the departure time is 17:00 p.m. On this first day, you will have time to enjoy a beautiful sunset on deck, marvel at the deep blue of the Aegean or participate in one of the activities and services on offer aboard, including a cirque show, casino, sports tournaments, art and craftsmanship, cooking and language lessons and kids clubs. The facilities also include gym, sauna and massage rooms. Greca Travel includes three meals per day, 2 tours, shuttle bus to Mykonos Old Town and an unlimited package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, so that you can now concentrate on having a great time!

THESSALONIKI - MACEDONIAN CAPITAL
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THESSALONIKI - MACEDONIAN CAPITAL

At 10:00 a.m after calm night navigation you will wake up in Thessaloniki, vibrant, colorful and full of history, after Athens, it is the second city in Greece.

Palm-lined avenues house glamorous shops and gourmet restaurants, and historic cobblestone streets present traditional tavernas to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 

You will have time to walk, explore, and shop in this wonderful ancient city.

At 07:00 p.m our cruise will depart for Kusadasi.

CRUISE - KUSADASI
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CRUISE - KUSADASI

At 13:00 p.m. after a quiet navigation we will wake up on the Turkish coast to visit Kusadasi, a starting point to discover the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the twelve Ionian cities, an important cultural, religious and commercial center visited by personalities such as San Pablo, Marco Antonio or Cleopatra. The city of Ephesus was also considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

This city was founded by the Greeks around 2000 BC. C. During the tour, we will visit the Agora, Odeon, the Library of Celsus, and much more.

Upon returning from the day's tour, we will have time to visit the port market. Our ship will depart for Crete at 19:00 p.m.

Greca Tip: The word Kusadasi means "Island of the Birds", although cruise ships dominate the scene!

THE MINOTAUR CRUISE OF HERAKLION!
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THE MINOTAUR CRUISE OF HERAKLION!

After a generous breakfast, your cruise ship will drop anchor at the largest Greek island, Crete. More precisely you will arrive in Heraklion, the capital of the island and home of King Minos and the ferocious Minotaur. Heraklion was the most significant city of the Minoan civilization, with the oldest palatial complex in Europe, the Palace of Knossos.

You will have a free morning to explore this vibrant,working, small metropolis and then, at around 19:00 hrs, you will depart for the amazing and picturesque island of Santorini.

CRUISE TO SANTORINI
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CRUISE TO SANTORINI

In the early morning, after a gentle night of sailing, you will arrive at the picturesque island of Santorini. The approach to the island is fascinating and it is the ideal time to photograph the city of Fira, with its white houses hanging on the slope that faces the volcano. The name of the island is the deformation of the name given to it in the Middle Age by the Venetian merchants who called it Saint Irene, as this is the patron saint of the island. In 1576, Santorini became part of the Duchy of Naxos, until the Turkish conquest of Piyale Pasha.

From 07:00 am Santorini will be at our complete disposal so that we discover its unique and legendary beauty.

The cruise will leave for Mykonos before dawn the following day, at around 00:30 am.

Greca Tip: Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from one of the many coffee stores that are located on the cliffs.

FROM SANTORINI, THE PEARL OF THE AEGEAN TO MYKONOS
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FROM SANTORINI, THE PEARL OF THE AEGEAN TO MYKONOS

After a quiet navigation, we will wake up on the island of Mykonos. We recommend checking at the counters on each floor for the best optional excursions available to make the most of your day, for example, visiting the island of Delos, with a fantastic Mykonos-style lunch, or excursions to Kalafatis beach, or the capital of Mykonos, Chora, where we will find the famous Little Venice. If these proposals are not of your interest, you can just relax and decide between staying on board or getting to know Mykonos on your own.

The cruise will leave for Milos before dawn the following day, at around 02:00 am.

FROM MYKONOS TO MILOS
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FROM MYKONOS TO MILOS

After a quiet night of navigation, you will wake up on the Island of Colours Milos. The real beauty of this truly gorgeous island is to be found in its stunning landscapes, wind and sea sculptured rock formations, soft sandy beaches, secluded coves and crystal clear aquamarine waters. The island's most famous export is the Venus de Milo.

Greca Tip: Kleftiko is undoubtedly the most famous place in Milos, and it is because of its rock formations in the middle of the sea along with its network of caves are impressive.

RETURN TO ATHENS AND REST
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RETURN TO ATHENS AND REST

Upon arrival at Piraeus port at 07:30 hrs, you will have time for breakfast and then you will disembark. One of our vehicles will transfer you to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day free to discover the treasures held in the city's cebrated museums and archeological sites as well as enjoy the thriving present of this modern metropolis.

In case you do not want to miss anything on this day, we recommend walking the neuralgic area of Monastiraki, the popular pedestrian Ermou, and in case you want a unique postcard, visit Mount Lycabeto, which can be reached by funicular.

Also, don't miss out on trying fantastic Greek coffees, both hot and cold, and traditional lunch or dinner proposals.

Greca Tip:The Plaka area is full of souvenir shops, where you can get some good quality replicas of works.

ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT
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ATHENS SIGHTSEEING WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, TRILOGY & ATHENS BY NIGHT

After your breakfast and, at the agreed time, you will commence the panoramic tour of the Athenian Neoclassical Center: the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Library, and National Academy, the Ilion Palace, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of great interest.  You will learn all there is to know about their history and background from the licensed English-speaking Tour Guide accompanying you on this tour.

Your next stop will be the "sacred rock", the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The entrance fee to both sites is included. At the end of the visit, you can either choose to return to your hotel or set out on your own adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.

In the evening, we have included a guided walking tour that will take you through the prettiest districts of the capital, such as Anafiotika, Thissio, Monastiraki, and Plaka.

Greca Tip: In Plaka look for something alluring, like ceramics, musical instruments, handmade jewelry to specialty food shops stacked high with olives and spices.

FROM ATHENS TO THE ORACLE OF DELPHI & METEORA, KALAMBAKA
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FROM ATHENS TO THE ORACLE OF DELPHI & METEORA, KALAMBAKA

In the morning, and after a good breakfast, you will visit Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the center or 'navel' of the ancient world.  It was here where the renowned Oracle of Delphi, a counsellor of kings and pilgrims, could be found. You cannot miss out on a visit to the museum, which houses the "Bronze Charioteer", a masterpiece of Greek sculpture.

At the end of your Delphi tour, you will descend the slopes of Mount Parnassus and head towards the plains of Thessaly, where the city of Kalambaka is located.  

Upon your arrival in Kalambaka you will check in at your hotel, have dinner and rest or you can go out to explore the town’s old picturesque district with its narrow cobblestoned streets and traditional houses. 

Greca Tip: You may also use your free time to visit the Temple of Athena Pronaia at Delphi.

FROM METEORA TO ATTICA, ATHENS!
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FROM METEORA TO ATTICA, ATHENS!

Early in the morning we will visit Meteora, also recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1988.  In this mysterious landscape, the natural beauty is combined with the compelling presence of the eternal monasteries suspended or "meteora" on top of the huge rocks. Currently there remain only six in use, five for the male and one for the female monastic community.  On the way back to Athens, we will pass by Thermopylae, where we can see the statue of the Spartan King Leonidas I, famous for leading the battle against the Persians in 480 BC. Back to Athens in the afternoon and drop off at your hotel.

Greca Tip: Dresscode in the monasteries: Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited. For ladies skirts and shawls are available at the entrance in case they don’t have such clothing to cover themselves.

GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!
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GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!

At the appointed time, a member of our staff will drive you to Athens International Airport, where you will have the opportunity to check in your luggage and benefit from the tax return of all the "tax-free" items bought for family and friends.

Undoubtedly, after spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more and extraordinary moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

Have a nice trip! or as Greeks say: "Kalo taksidi!"

Greca Tip: As a going away gift you can choose from a wide range of brightly colored flokati rugs, handmade sandals, embroidered covers and Greek honey or olive oil.

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