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                          GREECE THEN AND NOW

 
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The contributions of Greece to our world are impressive.    Art, music, dance, literature,. philosophy. food and wine - and of course, the origins of the democratic ideal.    Enjoy this fascinating country.
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Day 1 Arrival – Athens

Upon your arrival at Athens airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.  Welcome dinner   (D)

 

Day 2 Athens

Breakfast at the hotel and depart for the Athens sightseeing tour including visit to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Overnight Athens hotel. (BD)

 

Day 3 Athens – Olympia

After breakfast, you will be picked-up from your hotel for the 4 day Classical starting with the Peloponnese. Stop at Corinth Canal. Continue and visit the famous theater of Epidaurus (known worldwide for its acoustics). Continue to Mycenae where a visit of the archaeological site of the Acropolis prehistoric, with the door of the Lions and Timulo of Agamemnon. In the afternoon, depart for Olympia and cross the Central region of the Peloponnese and the cities of Tripoli and Megalopolis. Arrive in Olympia, the cradle of creation of the Olympic Games, end the day with dinner and overnight. (BD)

                                                 

Day 4 Olympia - Delphi

Morning visit of the archaeological site, the Sanctuary of Zeus, the facilities of the Olympic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games were held) and the Archaeological Museum. Continue, passing through the plains of Eliada and Achaia and cross the bridge that connects the Corinthian sea (Rion to Antirion). Visit the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arriving in Delphi. Dinner and overnight (BD)

 

Day 5 Delphi - Meteora

In the morning visit part of the city of Delphi,  known as the center of the ancient world, visit its archaeological site and museum, with its famous bronze statue "Auriga". Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated under the giant rocks of Meteora. Dinner and overnight. (BD)

 

Day 6 Meteora - Athens Early morning visit to the monasteries of Meteora, located on towering rocks in a landscape of unique natural beauty. You will have free time for lunch.  Return to Athens.  Overnight Athens hotel. (BD)

 

Day 7 Athens -Mykonos

Transfer in the morning for the Port of Piraeus to board the 4day cruise that will sail for Mykonos, the island famous for its beaches, unrivaled beauty and its busy nightlife. (FB)

 

 

Day 8 Kusadasi – Patmos

First port of call today will be for Kusadasi (Turkey). Do not miss the opportunity to participate in the tour to Ephesus, one of the oldest cities ever excavated. Afternoon arrival to the island of Patmos, again here you have the two choice to participate in an optional tour, one of which is a visit to the monastery and grotto where Saint John lived and wrote the Book of Revelation. (FB)

 

Day 9 Rhodes

Morning arrival to the harbor of Rhodes, with its famous Acropolis of Lindos,, also known as the island of the Crusaders Knights of the Order of St. John and the medieval city (Old town of Rhodes) with many shops and cafes.  (FB_

 

Day 10 Thursday: Heraklion - Santorini

First port of call today will be Heraklion capital of Crete.   Visit  the Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan Civilization.   In the afternoon  cruise to the breathtaking island of Santorini with its unique caldera view.  with an excursion to the Ola village. 

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Day 11 Athens

Breakfast is served on board, and early morning transfer to your hotel (rooms available after 15:00). Day at leisure at the beautiful city of Athens. Farewell dinner Overnight Athens hotel. (BD)

 

Day 12 Homeward Bound

According to the time of your departure flight we will arrange your transfer to the airport.(B)