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11 Days 2 Countries 9 Cities

Explore the capitals and coasts of Greece and Turkey on this Cruise, Rail and Combinations trip.

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11 Days, 2 Countries, 9 Cities

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    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Nefeli or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
    • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • 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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About this trip

Greece's ancient history meets laid-back island life on this voyage from Athens to Venetian-inspired Crete. You'll see such highlights as the Agora where Socrates once taught, the glamorous island of Mykonos and Santorini's Caldera, not to mention a quick visit to the medieval Old Town of Rhodes and Palace of Knossos.


Trip type: Cruise Rail and Combos i

Trip code: ATOP

10 Nights

accommodation

23 Meals
  • 10 breakfasts

  • 6 cruise lunches

  • 7 cruise dinners

On-trip Transport

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Athens

    • See Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

    • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Fira on Santorini, Izmir, Nafplion, Chania, Rhodes, Çeşme, Mykonos

    • View the Parthenon, the Caldera on Santorini and the windmills on Mykonos


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 breakfasts

    • 6 cruise lunches

    • 7 cruise dinners


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Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


 

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Athens, Greece

Day 1

Arrive Athens (3 Nights)

Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece

Day 2

Athens Sightseeing

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Day 3

Athens

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Day 4

Athens – Embark

Aegean Island, Santorini, Greece

Day 5

Santorini – At Sea

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Izmir – At Sea

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Day 7

Nafplion – Mykonos

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Chania – At Sea

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Day 9

Rhodes – At Sea

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Day 10

Cesme - Myconos

Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece

Day 11

Disembark – Depart Athens

Day 1

Arrive Athens (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Athens (3 Nights)

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

Meals

Meals

Day 1

Day 2

Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes a walking tour of the Acropolis 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

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

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Enjoy excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere while being entertained by 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, guests are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (Casual dress)

Adult Price: €55.00

Day 2

Day 3

Athens Day 3 - Athens

Consider joining an Optional Experience to Delphi and the Temple of Apollo, the site of the most important oracle in the classical world.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Delphi

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.

Adult Price: €100.00

Dinner "Meze" Style in Psiri

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

Day 3

Day 4

Athens – Embark Day 4 - Athens – Embark

Today is free for you to explore the ancient sites and museums of the city, before an evening transfer to the port to board your cruise ship.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

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

Day 4

Day 5

Santorini – At Sea Day 5 - Santorini – At Sea

Today we find ourselves in Santorini. Its cliffs rise from the blue waters of the Aegean like a dream. Enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the Caldera.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

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: €70.00

Day 5

Day 6

Izmir – At Sea Day 6 - Izmir – At Sea

This morning disembark for your complimentary shore experience visit to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Nafplion – Mykonos Day 7 - Nafplion – Mykonos

Arrive this morning in Nafplion, known as the ‘most romantic town' in Greece. During your free day here perhaps explore the Old Town, relax on Arvanitia beach or sit and watch the world go by in a quayside café.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Ancient Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplion

Join us for a fantastic tour of the ancient city of Mycenae, a fortified Bronze Age palace that played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture – both Mycenae and nearby Tiryns are linked to The Iliad and The Odyssey and are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then we depart for incredible Epidaurus, famed for its spectacular theater, the most beautiful and best-preserved of all of the ancient theaters in Greece. Epidaurus is also known throughout the Hellenistic world for its Sanctuary, a therapeutic and religious center dedicated to Asklepios. Finally, we'll return to Nafplion, where you’ll have free time to shop and stroll before returning to the ship.

Adult Price: €98.00

Day 7

Day 8

Chania – At Sea Day 8 - Chania – At Sea

Disembark in the Venetian port of Chania and enjoy a free day to explore the maze-like alleys and striking architecture of the Old Town, including Venetian mansions and elaborate churches.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Delightful Chania and Rethymno

Today we’ll drive from Souda Port to lovely Chania for a guided walking tour of this fascinating port. The second-largest town on Greece’s largest island, Chania is the lively capital of the western half of Crete. We'll stroll the Venetian streets and visit the Mosque of the Janissaries and the Splantzia Quarter for unique boutiques. Then, we'll drive to captivating Rethymnon, famed for its Medieval architecture and its lovely Venetian port. We'll visit the old city with our expert guide, who will reveal the city's enchanting secrets. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to stroll about Rethymnon on your own for shopping and coffee before we return to port.

Adult Price: €70.00

Day 8

Day 9

Rhodes – At Sea Day 9 - Rhodes – At Sea

Visit Rhodes town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city, and the Acropolis of Lindos.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Medieval tour - Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights

We visit Lindos, the jewel of Rhodes, situated 55 km (40 miles) from the port and the city of Rhodes. Ascend the Acropolis of Lindos, with the ancient Temple of Athena dating back to the 5th Century BC, and marvel at the spectacular views of St Pauls Bay and the beautiful Aegean Sea below. In the village see the captains’ mansions, Church of the Virgin Mary of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century. Returning to Rhodes town, we see the medieval walls and walk through the gates of the city on to the best preserved Medieval Street, the Street of the Knights of John.

Adult Price: €70.00

Day 9

Day 10

Cesme - Myconos Day 10 - Cesme - Myconos

Spend the morning exploring the coastal town of Çeşme, before sailing to Mykonos. Spend the evening strolling through the labyrinthine cobbled streets and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the town.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Day 11

Disembark – Depart Athens Day 11 - Disembark – Depart Athens

This morning, disembark in Athens and say goodbye to your travelling companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 11

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    • View the Parthenon, the Caldera on Santorini and the windmills on Mykonos


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    • 7 cruise dinners


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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • 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


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