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Athens and Aegean Moderate

8 Days 1 Country 1 City

Journey through Greece and Turkey's regions during this trip, stopping off in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini.

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About this trip

Discover the history, myths and modern-day culture of six diverse destinations in Greece and Turkey - from vibrant Athens and buzzing Mykonos to the spectacular scenery and sunsets of volcanic Santorini.

Trip type: Cruise Rail and Combos i

Trip code: ATAM

7 Nights


13 Meals
  • 7 breakfasts.

  • 3 cruise lunches.

  • 3 cruise dinners.

On-trip Transport

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Athens and Aegean Moderate

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Athens (3 Nights)

Welcome to mythical Greece. On arrival in Athens transfer to your hotel. Relax and unwind then spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace.

Optional Experiences

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere, entertained through dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, clients are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (Casual dress)

Adult Price: €55.00

2. Athens Sightseeing and Free Time

See the wonders of ancient Athens this morning with a Local Specialist on your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a walking tour of the Acropolis and views of the Parthenon. The rest of your stay in Athens is free to explore ancient sites and museums, or maybe join an Optional Experience.

Buffet Breakfast
Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Argolis (Mycenae/Epidaurus/Corinth Canal)

Leaving Athens, first cross the Corinth Canal, separating the Peloponnese from Mainland Greece with impressive dimensions - Visit ancient Mycenae, 3500 years old and home to the Lion Gate, Royal Palace & Tomb of Agamemnon, before continuing on to the stunning precision built ancient theatre of Epidaurus, There will also be a stop at the picturesque town of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece. (€90 without lunch)

Adult Price: €100.00

Cape Sounion

Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the fifth century B.C Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temple’s sixteen columns. Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the coastline and the ancient temple perched above a 197-foot drop down to the Aegean Sea below. Stand above the site of the world’s first lighthouse, overlooking an area steeped in classical Greek history, ever since the tragic King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below, thereby giving his name to the Aegean Sea.

Adult Price: €40.00


The slopes of Parnassus Mountain are home to Delphi, home to the Oracke and the centre of the universe for the ancient world. Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Stadium & the Temple, as well as the museum of Delphi - home to over 10,000 artefacts, including the famous bronze Charioteer. In addition, you will also pass through the typical mountain Greek village of Arachova - famous for its cheese, matured in nearby caves, and for its flokati rugs. (€90 without lunch)

Adult Price: €100.00

One Day Cruise - Aegina, Poros And Hydra

Depart for Flisvos harbour where you board your ship for a memorable full day cruise to the three idyllic Saronic Gulf Islands of Aegina, Hydra and Poros. Enjoy a day out on the crystal clear waters of the Aegean sea. Lunch is included on board the afternoon holds a small show to keep you entertained for the return journey.

Adult Price: €99.00

Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! (Casual dress)

Adult Price: €50.00

National Archaeological Museum

Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Athens with our local specialist to view some of the most important exhibits; see the first “computer” known to man that was discovered south of Greece and is known as the “Antikythira mechanism”, marvel at the gold burial mask of Agammemnon, or the frescoes from the lost city of “Akrotiri” in Santorini! Enjoy free time to visit more exhibits and perhaps have a coffee in the museums beautiful main courtyard.

Adult Price: €36.00

Greek Flavours and Athens Central Markets

The ambience of this city comes alive when walking past its shops, cafes and street vendors whilst mixing with the local Athenians. Visit the Central covered markets of Athens, take in aromas, sights and sounds of this unpretentious, animated market area selling fresh fruit & veg, fish, meat, herbs and spices. At our inviting venue - one of the oldest restaurants in Athens we are welcomed by our host, with a glass of raki. Experience the history of Greek traditional family cuisine as she shares culinary secrets and prepares various sumptuous dishes. Don an apron and lend a hand! Savor wonderful tastes as we try all the tasty dishes accompanied by local wine.

Adult Price: €60.00

4. Embark – Mykonos

Transfer to the port and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend a few hours discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets.

Buffet Breakfast

5. Kusadasi – Patmos

Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and consider an optional experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Ancient Ephesus through the ages - Hellenistic and Roman

This morning, the wonderful site of Ancient Ephesus awaits. Walk the streets visited by so many famous historical figures including Cleopatra. The local specialist brings history alive as we begin our visit at the top of Ephesus, passing by the Agora, Odeon, the original marble-paved Street of Kouretes, Trajan’s Fountain, Public Latrines, Hadrian’s Temple, culminating with the magnificent Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre, which accommodated 24,000 spectators.Our optional experience gives us an opportunity for local shopping such as carpets, jewelry, leather and other souvenirs famous in Turkey. Return to the town and port of Kusadasi, take the opportunity to bargain in the covered bazaar.

Adult Price: €68.00

Patmos Countryside Tour with Hora And Grotto Of Apocalypse

We visit Patmos a UNESCO “World Heritage Monument” and enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the island, a magical visit to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where it is said St John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation. We reach the medieval town of Hora to enjoy a leisurely walk, marvel at the views of the Monastery of St John the Evangelist, and culminate our tour at Scala the port of Patmos where we enjoy a welcoming coffee, tea or refreshment.

Adult Price: €63.00

6. Heraklion – Santorini

Wake up in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Spend a few hours exploring the port town before continuing your cruise to Santorini, a spectacular volcanic island featuring beautiful cliff-top villages with incredible views of the caldera.

Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Minoan Palace of Knossos - 1st European Civilization

The ancient city of Knossos the residence of the wise King Minos and the Minotaur, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that “gave birth” to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans. The palace of Knossos spreads around a large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron. Walking through the apartments of Knossos Palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, and the information from your local specialist, will make you feel part of this cultural heritage.

Adult Price: €67.00

Spectacular Oia Village Perched On The Caldera Rim

Our drive through the crescent shaped island offers unsurpassable views of the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni. Our route takes us through Fira, the islands capital, past small traditional settlements of Firostefani and Imerovigli arriving at the beautiful and romantic village of Oia.Iconic Cycladic architecture of white washed houses, blue domed churches and blue shutters, buildings that look like they are trickling down the islands’ cliffs await. Time at leisure in spectacular Oia, to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the gorgeous shops, find and capture perfect pictures moments. After our time at leisure, we return to the ship.

Adult Price: €67.00

7. Disembark – Athens

Disembark in Athens and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, see the sights or shop for souvenirs.

Buffet Breakfast

8. Depart Athens

Say goodbye to your fellow travellers at the end of a magical holiday. Airport transfers are provided. Conditions apply.

Buffet Breakfast

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    • City tour in Athens

    • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, the trendy island of Mykonos, the thriving Turkish port of Kusadasi, the idyllic island of Patmos, the port town of Heraklion 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

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    • 7 breakfasts.

    • 3 cruise lunches.

    • 3 cruise dinners.

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    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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  • Guest Service Rating from 5 Reviews

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    Service rating : I have been on two other Trafalgar tours with very hands on tour directors. I was a bit disappointed that the tour director was not as available as those on the other tours, although maybe this tour did not require that. (?)Product : The optional tours were very good. I would

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    Service rating : Day 1, was spent in a hotel, waiting for a group meeting at 7.30pm. It was basically a rushed shopping tour. I really didn't get any local experiences and everything was an additional price. You think you are getting an island tour, but you have to pay extra for the sites on

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    Service rating : The host in Athens was very competent (Frances) and helpful. On the 3-day cruise, Anne was really exceptional, being unfailingly courteous, upbeat, and very clear in her directions. The lilting Irish accent was a delight. Her organization, memory for names and requests, and

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    Service rating : GreatProduct : Everything was great. I would use again

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    Service rating : The tour director, anne, was great. the tours and extra excursions were well worth it!Product : We loved this trip as our honeymoon!

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    • Moderate: Ref ATAM includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. IC or IB Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.
    • Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet. 
    • Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include Tips and Fuel Surcharge and are accurate as of July 2015.
    • Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions in the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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