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SPARTAN WITH ISTANBUL & CAPPADOCIA

10 Days / 9 Nights
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Athens, cruise to the Greek Islands and the Turkish Riviera from Athens, Istanbul and Cappadocia.

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From USD 2,035.50 USD 1,648.76

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

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What is included in this cruise

  • 2-night accommodation in Athens.
  • 3-night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey on a Full Board basis.
  • 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.).
  • 3-night accommodation in Istanbul.
  • 1-night accommodation in Cappadocia in Cave hotels according to desired category
  • Full-day city tour in Istanbul with an official English-speaking guide and lunch.
  • Mini tour in northern Cappadocia with an English-speaking guide, on Half-board.
  • Half-day Athens sightseeing tour with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Acropolis Museum tour with an official English-speaking guide.
  • Guided evening walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka, and Anafiotika.
  • Entrance fees and tickets as per description.
  • Air tickets Istanbul-Cappadocia-Istanbul.
  • Air ticket Athens-Istanbul.
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency phone line.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Boarding fees, tips, and taxes on the cruise.

Not included & Optionals

  • Additional 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€.
  • Personal expenses, Gratuities (optional) & Municipality tax.
  • International air tickets.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information.
  • 5% discount for groups of 10 travelers or more.

*IMPORTANT NOTES:

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.

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Cruise Itinerary: Spartan With Istanbul & Cappadocia

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ATHENS - CRADLE OF THE CIVILIZATION

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

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

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 board ship. During the cruise, you will enjoy the brilliance of the sun and the deep blue of the Aegean and take part in the activities and services offered to the passengers. In the cruise package, Greca has included full board basis and a package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during your meals.  This way you can really concentrate on having a great time!

Your first destination will be the famous island of Mykonos, where your cruise ship will dock from 18:00 hrs until 23:00 hrs before continuing your journey around the wonderful Greek islands. Mykonos is the meeting point of the international "jet set" and famous for its wonderful beaches, dazzling shops, and vibrant nightlife. Moreover, not very far away, there is the historic island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, according to the Greek mythology. This small island, inhabited since 3000 B.C was one of the most significant cultural centers of antiquity. Finally, you can pre-book other amazing excursions organized by the cruise company, so that you can visit more fascinating places and make the most of your tour.

Greca Tip: Keep your camera ready as you wander round one of the most picturesque parts, the five Windmills of Kato Mili, which sit on a small hill above Little Venice.

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.

THE MINOTAUR CRUISE OF HERAKLION & SANTORINI
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THE MINOTAUR CRUISE OF HERAKLION & SANTORINI

After a generous breakfast, you will awaken in the largest Greek island, Crete. More precisely you will start your day in Heraklion, the capital of the island and home of King Minos and the Minotaur. Heraklion was the most significant city of the Minoan civilization, with the oldest palatial complex in Europe, the Palace of Knossos.

Free morning and then, at around noon, you will depart for the amazing and picturesque island of Santorini. As your cruise ship approaches the island, you will be filled with admiration and awe. It is the perfect moment to capture the beauty of the capital city of Fira with its painted blazing white houses and the deep blue roofs. From 16:30 hrs. to 21:30 hrs. you will have free time to explore Fira through its narrow, winding streets and later on watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Greca Tip: You can take your sit at one of the bars and coffee shops and enjoy the views of the caldera or follow the path along the caldera’s edge with sweeping views over the island and the volcano.

FAREWELL, GOODBYE GREECE, HELLO TURKEY!
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FAREWELL, GOODBYE GREECE, HELLO TURKEY!

After reaching the port of Lavrio early in the morning as our assistant will have indicated, one of our vehicles will accompany us to the Athens International Airport to board our flight to Istanbul.

After our arrival in what was once Byzantium (and later Constantinople), a Spanish-speaking assistant will be waiting for us at the airport, will inform us about all the details of our itinerary, answer any questions or queries we may have, and will give us a brief presentation of the city and our day to day. The transfer to the hotel will be carried out by one of our vehicles. Once at the hotel, our assistant will help us with the registration. The rest of the day will be for us to relax and begin to enjoy this impressive city.

Greca Tip: Consult the best gastronomic options in Turkey with our assistant.

FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR
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FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR

After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel, or the nearest pick-up point, to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia Sophia, Constantinople Racecourse, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores.

At the end of the visit, you may linger some more in the old city, enjoying the amazing atmosphere, and finally you will make your own way to your hotel.

Greca Tip: Visit Camilca Hill on the Asian side of Istanbul and enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.

FROM ISTANBUL TO THE MAGICAL CAPPADOCIA
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FROM ISTANBUL TO THE MAGICAL CAPPADOCIA

In the morning, after a nutritious breakfast at your hotel, you will have free time to immerse yourself in the fantastic atmosphere of the city of Istanbul.

In the afternoon you will start your trip to the magical and amazing region of Cappadocia. Cappadocia is unique for its incredible landscape and history. You will arrive at your hotel, check in and rest.

Greca Tip: Consult with your guide about joining in a hot air balloon tour and gently drift over the magnificent valleys of Cappadocia.

CAPADOCIA, ANATOLIA CENTRAL Y ESTAMBUL
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CAPADOCIA, ANATOLIA CENTRAL Y ESTAMBUL

Finalizado nuestro renovador desayuno, dedicaremos este día a descubrir la maravillosa región de Capadocia. Comenzaremos con la visita a la Villa de Uchisar y la ciudad subterránea de Kaymakli para luego continuar hacia el Valle de Goreme y el museo al aire libre.

Por la tarde destacan las visitas al Valle de Pasabag y Avanos. Antes de que anochezca nos trasladaremos al aeropuerto para embarcar en nuestro vuelo con destino a Estambul y alojarnos en nuestro hotel.

Tip Greca: Recuerde que dentro de las cuevas -en caso que se permita- se toman fotos sin flash ya que deteriora las imágenes.

SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL!
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SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL!

You will enjoy your breakfast and, at the time indicated, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport to board your international flight.

From all of us at Greca, we wish you a safe journey and hope to see you again soon to create more wonderful moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

Have a nice trip! Or as the locals say: "Iyi yolculuklar!"

Greca Tip: If you think that your stay in Istanbul was too short, you can add additional nights at the time of your booking.

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