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POLLUX

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 1,310.75 USD 1,179.67

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

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What is included in this cruise

  • 2-night accommodation in Athens.
  • 1-night accommodation in Mykonos.
  • 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.
  • Ferry tickets with numbered seats Piraeus-Mykonos.
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Daily breakfast in Athens and Mykonos.
  • Boarding fees, tips and taxes.

Not included & Optionals

  • Personal expenses.
  • Add extra nights in Athens by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1 of the reservation.
  • Take out our optional health or cancellation insurance by clicking on "Insure it!" in step 1/3 of your booking.
  • Inquire other cruise excursions which are not included.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information.
  • 5% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

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

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Cruise Itinerary: Pollux

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 jewellery to specialty food shops stacked high with olives and spices.

FROM ATHENS TO MYKONOS - NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS
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FROM ATHENS TO MYKONOS - NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS

Early in the morning, your assistant will escort you to Piraeus port in one of our private vehicles and you will take the ferry to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. The crossing is scheduled at the ideal time of the day so that you can enjoy the sun on deck and marvel at the deep blue of the Aegean Sea. The name of the island denotes "heap of stones" or "rocky place", but a later version connects it to the hero Mykono, son of the king of Delos, Anius.

Upon your arrival, one of our English-speaking representatives will welcome you, transfer you to your hotel and introduce you to this famous island.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax and immerse yourself in the 'slow' way of life of the natives.

Greca Tip: You can select a fast ferry during step 1 of 3 of your reservation.

CRUISE FROM MYKONOS - THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES
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CRUISE FROM MYKONOS - THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES

In the morning, after breakfast, you will have the day free to continue enjoying the beauty of the island at your own pace or join an optional half-day excursion.

In the afternoon, at the agreed time, one of our vehicles will wait for you to transfer you to the port of Mykonos, to embark on the cruise. The boarding time is at 18:00 hrs.

In your cruise package, Greca Travel includes a full board meal plan, 2 excursions, and a package of unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Now you can really concentrate on having a great time!

At around 23:00 hrs. the cruise ship will leave Mykonos to the wonderful Greek islands and along the Turkish coast.

Greca Tip: Before arrival at each destination you can also purchase other optional excursions organized by the cruise company, whereby you will have the opportunity to marvel at important landmarks of each place.

CRUISE KUSADASI AND PATMOS
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CRUISE KUSADASI AND PATMOS

At 07:30 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 17:45 hrs to 21:00 hrs, you will have time to visit the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse, 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.

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

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 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 with your camera 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 wander in its narrow, winding alleys 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.

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

After your arrival at the port of Lavrion, a member of our staff will drive you to Athens Airport to board your international flight back home or to your next destination.

Undoubtedly, after spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create new 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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