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Highlights of Greece Escape with 7-night Eclectic Aegean cruise
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13 Days / 12 Nights Trip to Greece & Turkey

Highlights of Greece Escape with 7-night Eclectic Aegean cruise

Get ready for a holiday of sunshine, ancient mythical sites, sun-kissed islands, good-looking locals, clear blue waters and fresh seafood!
Dive headfirst into the essence of Greece, with a group of adventurous, like-minded travellers! 
 
Enjoy a travel binge of sunshine, iconic ruins, historic wonders, beautiful islands, bottles of ouzo, dancing, plus a whole lotta good times with a crew of new friends throughout. So, pack your bags and don’t forget that big, floppy summer hat. Let’s go!
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  • Duration
    13 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,618
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Escapes by Globus
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Relive Greek History In Athens
Highlight #1
Relive Greek History In Athens
Lively & modern, Athens makes you think about ancient battles & Gods.
The World's Most Instagrammable Place
Highlight #2
The World's Most Instagrammable Place
Keep your cameras ready. Every place in Greece is selfie-worthy!
Greek Gods and emperors like to visit Delphi
Highlight #3
Greek Gods and emperors like to visit Delphi
Stand at the very place where Alexander the Great once stood, to consult Delphi’s world-famous oracle (no longer in business).
Are we in Europe or Asia?
Highlight #4
Are we in Europe or Asia?
That’s the thing- you’re in two continents at the same time! Welcome to Istanbul, a whirlwind of colour, landscapes and culture, that showcases the best of both Asia & Europe.
Find your eternal love in Troy
Highlight #5
Find your eternal love in Troy
Just don’t start a Trojan war for the love of your life. Nobody wants a crack team of warriors pouring out of this massive wooden horse!
Video

Meteora Greece - Suspended in Air

Meteora, where tiny monasteries rest on rock pillars that rise dramatically from the plains like giants, seems straight out of a myth.

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Itinerary

ATHENS, GREECE

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE– OLYMPIA

Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal. Your highlight today is MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace; and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Later, arrive in Olympia. Tonight, enjoy Globus Local Favorite a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer.

OLYMPIA–DELPHI

Sightseeing with a Local Guide will give you insights into the town where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the King of Deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. In the afternoon a pleasant drive will take you to mystic Delphi. A highlight this evening is Globus Local Favorite a DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo.

DELPHI–ATHENS

The morning is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. Visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century-BC bronze statue. Leave fascinating Delphi behind you and head back to Athens. Tonight, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

ATHENS–PIREAUS (EMBARKATION)

Today head to the port city of Pireaus, where your cruise ship awaits to whisk you into the crystal-blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

CRUISING: ISTANBUL, TURKEY

This afternoon arrive in Istanbul founded as Byzantium more than 2,500 years ago. A private tender boat will take you on your included CRUISE on the Bosphorus strait that divides Europe and Asia. Then back to dry land to stroll around the SPICE MARKET.

ISTANBUL

Another full day to experience this mesmerising gateway between the Orient and the Occident. The city has so much to offer including the Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman sultans in the 15th century, Sultan Ahmed I’s Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and the Hagia Sophia, symbol of Istanbul. Join a shore excursion to complete your visit in Istanbul. Your ship departs in the early evening.

CRUISING: CANAKKALE

Enter the Dardanelles Strait and dock at Canakkale in northwestern Turkey. Choose from exciting optional excursions to learn about this strategic area which boasts Troy and Gallipoli, where wars have been waged throughout the centuries.

CRUISING: VOLOS, GREECE

Back in Greece, explore lively Volos, the enchanting area where mythology’s centaur Chiron taught heroes such as Jason, leader of the Argonauts. You might enjoy visiting the archaeological museum, home to superb collections from the Neolithic, Hellenistic, and Byzantine eras.

CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE

Today, discover Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. With an expert guide, visit KNOSSOS, center of the 3000-BC Minoan civilization. Stroll through the frescoed palace ruins with its ties to mythology’s King Minos and the terrifying half-man/half-bull Minotaur imprisoned in the labyrinth.

CRUISING: SANTORINI, GREECE–MYKONOS

Visit two ports today. First, weather permitting, is SANTORINI, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Don’t miss the included excursion to clifftop Oia, dramatically perched on the sheer side of the island’s caldera. With its brilliant whitewashed buildings, striking blue-domed roofs, and breathtaking views, this is Greece at its iconic best. Later, dock at Mykonos, where you’re greeted by the charming collection of windmills. Time to wander the narrow, shop-lined streets or to relax at a shaded taverna before returning to your ship.

PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS

After breakfast on board, disembark for a final day in Athens. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Old Parliament House and a photo stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare.

ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Inclusions

 Motorcoach; cruise ship. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners; plus all meals onboard daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

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