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ODYSSEUS UNTIL SANTORINI

7 Days / 6 Nights
Free Cancellation

Athens, cruise to the Greek Islands and the Turkish Riviera from Athens

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From USD 1,231.56 USD 1,108.42

Guaranteed departures every Wednesday from Athens, from March until the end of October.

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What is included in this cruise

  • 2-night accommodation in Athens
  • 2-night accommodation in Santorini.
  • 2-night cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey, with full board.
  • Inclusive package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board, during meals.
  • Exclusive 75€ Credit per person for pre-booking any shore excursions of your choice*.
  • Daily activities & Onboard entertainment (sports, dancing lessons, casino, etc.).
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in Athens with official English-speaking guide.
  • Visit to the Acropolis Museum with official English-speaking guide
  • Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • Air tickets Santorini - Athens.
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Boarding fees, tips and taxes.
  • Daily breakfast in Athens and Santorini.

Not included & Optionals

  • Request pre or post-tour nights.
  • Upgrade your cruise experience by switching to the "Enhance" Tier during step 1/3 of your booking, and get Premium drinks package to enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board during the entire duration of the voyage as well as a daily hour of complimentary Wi-Fi, and 25 percent discount on Specialty Dining plus a 150€ Credit for pre-booking any shore excursions of your choice instead of 75€.
  • Travel with absolute peace of mind by adding our cancellation and/or health insurance in step 1/3 of your booking.
  • Personal expenses and International air tickets.
  • Check our FAQ for more information.
  • 5% discount for groups of 10 travelers or more.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Check out our shore excursions brochure and choose the one(s) you wish to use your credit on.

Keep in mind that you have up to 96 hours before departure to let your sales agent know which excursions you have added, otherwise you will not be able to use your credit voucher.

Additionally, please note that your departure flight on the last day must be after 12:30 hrs.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the Greek National Committee of Public Health’s recent relaxations for cruise passengers, a COVID-19 Vaccination or Recovery certificate is no longer mandatory.

However, for the remainder of the 2022 season and until the 1st of March 2023, it will still be required for the passengers to present a valid negative COVID-19 test before embarkation.

Pre-embarkation testing is accepted either with a Rapid Antigen test carried out up to 48 hours before embarkation or with a PCR test carried out up to 72 hours before embarkation.

For cruises commencing on March 2nd, 2023 onwards, pre-embarkation testing or proof of valid vaccination/ recovery certificates will no longer be required, unless local regulations indicate otherwise.

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Cruise Itinerary: Odysseus Until Santorini

ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
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ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

After your arrival in the mythical city of Athens, the transfer to your hotel will be conducted in one of our private vehicles. A member of our English speaking team will meet you at your hotel, help you with the check-in, inform you of all the details of your trip, introduce you to the city and its everyday way of life and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and enjoy Athens at your own pace.

Greca Tip: Extend your stay by adding more nights during Step 1 of 3 of your booking!

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.

MYKONOS CRUISE - SAILING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS
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MYKONOS CRUISE - SAILING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS

In the morning, your assistant will escort you, in one of our private vehicles, to the port of Lavrion, where you will embark on your cruise ship. During the cruise, you will enjoy the brilliance of the sun, the deep blue of the Aegean and take part in the activities offered. In this package, Greca includes three meals and an alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks package during food service hours. This way you can really concentrate on having a great time!

Your first destination will be the famous island of Mykonos where the cruise ship will dock from 18:00 hrs until 23:00 hrs. Mykonos is the meeting point of the international "jet set" and famous for its wonderful beaches, dazzling shops, and vibrant nightlife.

Only at a short distance away from Mykonos, there is the historic island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis according to the Greek mythology. This small island, inhabited since 3000 a.C., was one of the most significant cultural centers of Antiquity.

Greca Tip: Before arriving at each destination, you can also book other optional excursions organized by the cruise company and so have the opportunity to visit many more fascinating places.

CRUISE KUSADASI AND PATMOS
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CRUISE KUSADASI AND PATMOS

At 07:00 hrs, after a peaceful and comfortable night's cruising, you will awaken on the Turkish coast and at the port of Kusadasi. During this stop, you will be able to explore at your own pace the ancient city of Ephesus once visited by Saint Paul, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra, among others.  Ephesus was one of the twelve Ionian cities and flourished as an important cultural, religious and commercial center.

At noon, the cruise will leave port and sail, this time towards the island of Patmos, where Saint John wrote the Apocalypse and where Jesus Christ appeared to him in the Grotto of the Apocalypse or Book of Revelation.

From 16:30 hrs to 21:30 hrs, you will have free time to visit the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse, and the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and to stroll in the port of this small but so important island.

Tip Greca: You can buy a souvenir from the quaint little shops at the port of Skala and Xerotigana, a deep-fried kind of pastry with abundant use of honey and cinnamon.

DAY IN HERAKLON AND OVERNIGHT IN SANTORINI
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DAY IN HERAKLON AND OVERNIGHT IN SANTORINI

After a generous breakfast, you will arrive at the largest of the Greek islands, Crete. Exactly to the port of Heraklion, capital of the island and former home of King Minos and his Minotaur.

This city was the most important of the Minoan civilization, where the Palace of Knossos, the oldest palatial complex in Europe, is located.

Around noon, after enjoying some free time, the cruise will leave to the amazing and 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.

Around 16:30 p.m. our cruise ship will arrive at the fascinating island of Santorini where you will disembark and be transferred to your hotel. Upon your arrival on the island, one of our English speaking representatives will be waiting to welcome you, transfer you to your hotel and introduce you to this famous island.

Greca Tip: Take your seat and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from one of the many coffee shops that are located on the cliff.

DISCOVERING SANTORINI
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DISCOVERING SANTORINI

Free day to explore, at your own pace, this magical island, considered to be the lost continent of Atlantis. The name of the island was given by the Venetian Giacomo Barozzi due to the presence of a chapel dedicated to Saint Eirini. His descendants remained until 1576, when the island became part of the Duchy of Naxos and until the Turkish conquest by Piyale Pasha.

Optionally, you may choose to go on a dazzling sailboat tour that will take you over to the small islands of the caldera, Nea and Palea Kameni, with the hot springs of green and yellow waters.

Greca Tip: On this free day, we recommend exploring the island, tasting its wine and its excellent local cuisine. We cannot miss tasting the tomatokeftedes (a kind of tomato balls), the fava dishes (a vegetable smaller than a pea) and the cheese called Chloro.

ATHENS - THE RETURN
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ATHENS - THE RETURN

At the agreed time, you will be transferred to the airport of Athens where you will board the plane.

Having spent a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more extraordinary moments that will be lovingly etched in your memory forever.

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

Optionally you can add more nights in Santorini during step 1 of 3 of your reservation.

Greca Tip: As a going away gift you can buy a bottle of the indigenous wine varieties of Santorini, such as Assyrtiko, Aidani & Mavrotragano.

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