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POLLUX UP TO SANTORINI

8 Days / 7 Nights
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Athens, cruise to the Greek Islands and the Turkish Riviera from Athens

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From USD 1,231.27 USD 1,108.14

Guaranteed departures every Saturday 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.
  • 4-night cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey, with full board.
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board.
  • 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.
  • Excursion to the Ancient City of Ephesus in Kusadasi .
  • Excursion to the medieval citadel and the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes.
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • Air ticket Santorini-Athens.
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Daily breakfast in Athens and Santorini.
  • 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.
  • Inquire other cruise excursions which are not included.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information.
  • 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.


IMPORTANT: Your departure flight on the last day must be after 12:30pm.

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Cruise Itinerary: Pollux Up To 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, two excursions, and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  In 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. The first stop of your shore excursion will be 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 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.

ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS AND THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES
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ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS AND THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES

After a peaceful night's sailing, you will arrive in the famous island of Rhodes, which was once home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, "the Colossus of Rhodes", a statue of Helios.

From your arrival, at about 07:00 am until your departure at 18:00 hrs. you will have free time to explore the renowned medieval town of Rhodes, recognised by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, the Acropolis of Lindos or simply lay back and enjoy the natural beauty of the largest island in the Dodecanese island complex.

Lindos is located 55 km (40 miles) from the city of Rhodes and “bears” above it the Acropolis of Lindos, with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 B.C. In the old city of Rhodes, you will walk the Street of the Knights, and find their residences.

Greca Tip: Walk through the Palace of the Grand Master and this imposing 14th-century structure with ancient art, exquisite marble and mosaics will give you a tiny glimpse of what life was like way back then.

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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