Aegean Odyssey Moderate 2014

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The Oldest Olympic StadiumRhodes Old TownOia Communities on Thira
The Oldest Olympic Stadium
Rhodes Old Town
Oia Communities on Thira
  • Duration: 12 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: The bustling capitals, coastal beauty and laid-back islands of Greece and Turkey are the focus, on a voyage from ancient Athens to fun-loving Mykonos, via Rhodes, Symi, Crete, and exotic Istanbul.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Overnight flight to Athens.

  • Day 2


    Welcome to mythical Greece! On arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel. Unwind after your journey or spend the day exploring this exciting city.

    Hotel: Metropolitan

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Your wonderful morning sightseeing tour with your Local Expert includes a walking tour of the Acropolis to marvel at the Parthenon, and to see the Olympic Stadium and the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The afternoon is yours to see more incredible sights, shop for souvenirs or simply relax.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    This morning, transfer to the port and board your ship for a relaxing cruise to Turkey.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Hotel: IC or IB Standard Inside 2-berth cabin

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Sailing across the Aegean Sea into the Marmara Sea is an amazing experience. Later, arrive in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, and admire splendid views of mosques, minarets and the mighty Bosphorus.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 6


    This afternoon arrive at the Turkish resort of Kusadasi.  The white sand beaches of quiet Kusadasi are just a stone’s throw from ancient Ephesus, one of the seven churches of the Roman province of Asia. Kusadasi is also home to Adaland, one of the world’s best water parks.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 7


    This morning we find ourselves in Santorini. Santorini will leave you breathless. Its cliffs rise from the blue waters of the Aegean like a dream. Enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the Caldera.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 8


    Wake up in the town of Agios Nikolaos on Crete. Enjoy a stroll around its picturesque lagoon or why not take an excursion to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 9


    In the morning we find ourselves on Rhodes. Its town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city, will make you think you’ve stepped back in time, as will the Acropolis of Lindos, one of the world’s most magnificent archeological sites. Then we set sail for Symi. The mansions of sponge fishing millionaires and shipping magnates climb the hillsides above the harbor at Symi, a protected architectural site since the 1970s. Two steep stairways lead to Horio, home of the Knights’ Castle and 13 churches.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 10


    Sailing to the North of the Aegean sea we step on Chios. At the center of the island you’ll find the must-see Nea Moni Monastery, founded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomachos in the 11th century. The south of Chios is home to the mastic villages, which date to the Genoese occupation. Later in the afternoon, stroll through the picturesque alleys of Mykonos Town and, after the sun slips into the sea, enjoy its exhilarating nightlife until we set sail for Athens.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 11


    This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day as you please.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Metropolitan

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 12


    Say goodbye to your traveling companions at the end of a memorable vacation. Transfer to the airport.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Expert in Athens.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour in Athens.
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, the fascinating capital city of Turkey Istanbul, the trendy island of Mykonos, the thriving Turkish port of Kusadasi, the medieval old town of Rhodes, the port town of Aghios Nikolaos and the cliff top town of Fira on Santorini.
  • View the Parthenon, the white-washed houses and windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini.
  • See Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens.


  • 10 breakfasts (including 3 hot buffets and 7 cruise breakfasts).
  • 7 cruise lunches.
  • 7 cruise dinners.

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.

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  • Hotels are subject to change.
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