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IDYLLIC

11 Days / 10 Nights
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Athens, cruise to the Greek Islands and the Turkish Riviera - with Olympia, Delphi and Meteora

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Guaranteed departures every Sunday, from Athens, from April until the end of October.

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What is included in this cruise

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Athens.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in Athens with official English-speaking guide.
  • Guided evening-walking tour through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • 4-night cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey, with 3 meals per day.
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic package of beverages on board.
  • 4-day Classic Tour to Olympia, Delphi & Meteora.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Olympia.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Delphi.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Kalambaka.
  • Excursion to the Ancient City of Ephesus in Kusadasi.
  • Excursion to the medieval citadel and the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes.
  • Excursion to the Knossos Palace in Heraklion, Crete.
  • Daily breakfast in Athens
  • All transfers, as per itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Boarding fees, tips and taxes.

What is not included in this cruise + Optional Supplements

  • Add extra nights in Athens by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Request more cruise excursions which are not included.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional external cabin supplement.
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  • 5% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

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Cruise Itinerary: Idyllic

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ATHENS - CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

Arriving in the mythical city of Athens, the transfer to your hotel will be conducted in one of our private vehicles.

When you arrive at the hotel, a member of our team will help with check-in, also inform you of all the details of your trip with a brief presentation of the city and its day to day schedule, answer your queries and dispel any doubts you might have. The rest of the day is for you to relax, and enjoy Athens at your own pace.

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

In the morning and after a tasty breakfast, one of our vehicles will be waiting for you along with your assistant to transfer you to the port of Piraeus, 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 and services offered. In this package, Greca includes three meals, two excursions, and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  In this way your only concern will now be how to make the most of it and have a great time.

Your first destination will be the famous island of Mykonos where the cruise ship will dock from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. before continuing your itinerary through the wonderful Greek islands. Mykonos is the meeting point of the international "jet set" for its wonderful beaches, dazzling shops, and vibrant nightlife that contribute to its well-deserved reputation. Moreover, you may also wish to visit the historic island of Delos, the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis according to Greek mythology. This small island, inhabited since 3000 a.C., was one of the most significant cultural centers of Antiquity. Finally, you will have the opportunity to pre-book other excursions organized by the cruise company to yet more fascinating places of these destinations.

CRUISE KUSADASI AND PATMOS
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CRUISE KUSADASI AND PATMOS

At 07:30 hs, after a calm and comfortable night's cruising, you will awaken at the Turkish coast and in the port of Kusadasi. The starting point of your shore excursion will be the ancient city of Ephesus once visited by Saint Paul, Marc 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 depart again, this time to the island of Patmos where Saint John wrote the Apocalypse and Jesus Christ was revealed to him in the Grotto of the Apocalypse. From 17:45 to 21:00 hs, you will have the time to visit the cave, the monastery dedicated to Saint John and to sroll in the port of this small but so important island.

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

After a peaceful night's sailing, you will waken in the famous island of Rhodes, which once hosted one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, "the Colossus of Rhodes".

From your arrival, at about 07:00 am until your departure at 6:00 p.m. you will have a whole day 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.

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 his minotaur. This city was the most significant of the Minoan civilization, with the oldest palatial complex in Europe, the Palace of Knossos.

Free morning and then around noon we will depart for the amazing and picturesque island of Santorini. As our cruise ship approaches the island we are filled with admiration and awe. It is the perfect moment to capture the beauty of the capital city of Fira and its white houses overhanging the cliff that overlooks the volcano. From 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. you will be able to explore it through its winding narrow streets and watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, from one of the numerous pastry and coffee shops burgeoning on the hillside.

VISIT OF THE CITY WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS AND THE TRILOGY
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VISIT OF THE CITY WITH ACROPOLIS, TEMPLE OF ZEUS AND THE TRILOGY

Upon arrival at the port of Piraeus, early in the morning, one of our vehicles will drive you to the center of Athens where the panoramic visit of the city will begin at the Neo-classical Athenian center: the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, the University, the Library, and the National Academy, the Ilion Palace, the Temple of Zeus, the Hadrian's Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium and many other monuments and places of interest that your official English-speaking guide will explain to you in detail. Current topics will also be discussed. After the panoramic visit, you will visit the "sacred rock", the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis. The entrance fees to the sites we will visit are included.

At the end of the tour, you can either choose to return to your hotel, visit the Acropolis Museum or even make your own adventure through the picturesque streets of Plaka. At night, a night walking-tour through the most charming areas of Athens such as Anafiotika, Tiseo, Monastiraki, and Plaka is included.

FROM ATHENS TO OLYMPIA - CRADLE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
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FROM ATHENS TO OLYMPIA - CRADLE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Today we will head towards the Corinth Canal, where we will make a brief stop to take some photos and marvel at this famous channel that connects the Aegean Sea with the Gulf of Corinth.  With this impressive engineering feat ships could avoid sailing more than 400 km around the Peloponnese peninsula to reach the Ionian Sea. Continuing our tour we will visit the theater of Epidaurus, worldwide known for its acoustics and still in use today for a variety of performances. We will also visit the museum of Asclepius, father of modern medicine and then pass through the city of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece.  Our journey will take us to Mycenae where we will visit the prehistoric Acropolis, Lions Gate and the tomb of "Agamenon". In the afternoon we will travel through central Peloponnese and arrive in the city of Olympia in the early evening. Dinner and accommodation.

FROM OLYMPIA TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD - DELPHI
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FROM OLYMPIA TO THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD - DELPHI

In the morning we will visit the site of the old Olympic stadium, where the first games were held around 776 BC. The importance of these games was apparent, given the extensive participation of the Greek cities, which suspended hostilities throughout the celebrations. The Olympiad was recognized as the only accepted chronological event all over Greece and, in essence, it constituted the period of four years between two consecutive events.

Olympia was also the most important sanctuary of Ancient Greece, a place to worship Zeus, the first among the gods. A gigantic sculpture in gold and ivory was made by Phidias and was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After our visit to the Museum of Olympia, we will continue our journey to Delphi passing by a modern architectural wonder this time, the suspension bridge of Rio - Antirion.

We will arrive at Delphi, have dinner and rest.

FROM THE ORACLE TO METEORA, KALAMBAKA
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FROM THE ORACLE TO METEORA, KALAMBAKA

In the morning and after a good breakfast we will visit Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the center or navel of the ancient world, where the renowned Oracle of Delphi was, a counsellor of kings and pilgrims alike. We will also visit the museum which houses the "bronze charioteer", a masterpiece of Greek sculpture. We leave the foothills of Mount Parnassus, the native home of Delphi, and continue to the Thessalian plains, where the city of Kalambaka is located. Arrival, dinner and overight stay.

FROM KALAMBAKA TO ATTICA - ATHENS
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FROM KALAMBAKA TO ATTICA - ATHENS

Early in the morning we will visit Meteora, also recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site since 1988, where the natural beauty of the region is combined with 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 to your hotel.

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

At the appointed time, one of our vehicles will drive you to the Athens International Airport where you will have the opportunity to check in your luggage and, if necessary, take advantage of any tax refunds on the "tax-free" products you have purchased.

Undoubtedly and after spending some fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you soon to create new and emotional moments that will never leave your memory. Good trip! or as you will say: "Kalo taksidi!"

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