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Spotlight on Greece Plus 3 Day Cruise Vacation
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students


Vacation Overview

Discover Athens, Olympia, Delphi and the Greek isles in more depth when you add the Spotlight on Greece Vacation and Greek Island Cruising together! Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, the first Olympic stadium in Olympia and the Temples of Hera and Zeus in Delphi, all with your local Greek guide. Then, board your cruise ship and sail between the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Patmos, with a brief stop in Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Fascinating history, idyllic locations and stunning sunsets, holidays don't get much better than this!

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Vacation Itinerary

Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Athens
Check-in to your hotel and spend the afternoon getting a sneak peak at mythical Athens, a city crammed with ancient wonders and busy with modern, urban soul. Later, meet up with your fellow travellers and Tour Rep back at the hotel. Wrap up the day on the shady slopes beneath the Acropolis and jump start your trip with an optional dinner in the rustic district of Plaka, where traditional tavernas spill out onto the pavements. Tonight’s festive atmosphere is perfect for getting to know your group and Tour Manager over local wine. Hotel

Vacation Day 2 - Athens to Olympia
Step back in time in Europe’s oldest city to the birthplace of democracy. Get the run down on the Parthenon and the Acropolis from our expert Local Guide, as you wander around the famous columns above the city sprawl. Then we check out the first modern Olympic Stadium from the 1896 Games. Travelling across the Peloponnese, past rugged mountains, cypress trees and citrus groves, the group drops by the impressive man-made Corinth canal. Next up is epic Mycenae, a former military stronghold. Unravel 4000 years of history with your Tour Manager and get inside the legend with a visit to Agamemnon’s Palace. You’ll learn about the heroics, myths and curses connected to this site. Check out the impressive Acronafplion citadel that looms over Greece’s original capital, Nafplio, where we stop by for free time and lunch. Park yourself at a portside café or a grill-house in the narrow streets of the old town and order local specialties, like fried shrimp or koutsomouris (small red mullet). Tonight, we pull in to the hometown of the Olympic Games and UNESCO World Heritage site, Olympia. Finish up the day with a couple of drinks at the hotel by the pool. Hotel (B)(D)

Vacation Day 3 - Olympia to Delphi
This morning our Local Guide shows off the important sites of the first Olympic Games in 776BC and gives you the run down on this sporting sanctuary. Take a seat in the impressive 45 000 seat stadium and get a look into ancient beliefs with a visit to the Temples of Zeus and Hera. After a lunch stop in a traditional Greek village, watch rural Greece go by from the coach, before crossing the Corinthian Gulf and arriving in Delphi. Delphi is one of Greece’s most important sacred destinations and a scene stealer. After dinner round up some friends and discover Delphi’s casual bars, where you can try out the national drink, ouzo. Hotel (B)(D)

Vacation Day 4 - Delphi to Athens
With lush valleys and a cliff-side position on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, Delphi is all about spine-tingling views and incredible ruins. Learn how this spectacular site was the centre of the universe for Ancient Greeks and a place of prophecy, as your Tour Manager leads you through the limestone columns of the Sanctuary of Apollo. Afterwards we head back to Athens where the tour winds down this afternoon in the heart of the city at Syntagma Square, home to the Greek parliament. Make the most of another night in Athens, before you depart for your Greek Island cruise in the morning. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 5 - Athens to Mykonos
Today, board a typical Greek ship to Mykonos and take advantage of the amazing views across the Aegean, full of rocky islands. Mykonos is famous for its blissful beaches and party culture. No matter what you’re after, chances are this island has got it! You’ll soon understand why this happening hub draws people from all walks of life, from jetsetters to backpackers. In your free time, head into Mykonos town and wander through the maze of tiny streets lined by whitewashed, cube-shaped houses. Maybe grab a table for lunch in the village and feast on fresh local specialties, like olives, feta and tzatziki dip. Chill for the afternoon with friends on the island’s world famous beaches and cool off in the azure waters. Wrap up the day with a drink at one of Mykonos’ hip bars and watch the sun go down. But don’t stop there, toast the start of the cruise back on board and hit the ship’s nightclub with the group. Cruise ship (L)(B)(D)(S)

Vacation Day 6 - Cruising to Patmos via Kusadasi
In the morning, wake up to the Turkish port town of Kusadasi. Rummage through the Grand Bazaar and go local bargaining for leather goods, jewellery or local crafts. Otherwise hook up with the group and our Local Guide for an optional excursion to ancient Ephesus, a stunningly preserved city that Mark Antony and Cleopatra once visited. Our next port of call is Patmos, with its sacred spots and wild countryside. Get the background from your Rep on why this island attracts both pilgrims and holiday makers. Explore the monasteries, traditional settlements and country churches. Get into the spirit of the island with an optional excursion that takes you to Patmos’ UNESCO World Heritage sites: the 11th century Monastery of the Apocalypse and to the Grotto of St. John – the hilltop cave where John the Apostle lived for many years. Cruise ship (L)(B)(D)(S)

Vacation Day 7 - Cruising to Santorini via Crete
Today we start the day off with a visit to the biggest of the Greek Islands, Crete. Choose an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos where our Local Guide will tell you the story of this 4000 year old mythical Minoan Palace, where the minotaur (half-man/half-bull) was slain. Next up: Santorini. This island will make your jaw drop with its stunning natural beauty – the result of a massive volcanic eruption. From the water look up at the iconic blue–domed, whitewashed churches. Once we’re back on land, head up the cliff and the twisting stone steps, save your breath on a donkey ride or take it easy in the cable car for views of neighbouring volcanic islands. Your Rep will fill you in on Fira – dramatically perched on the edge of the crater - as the group explores its narrow streets. Get tips on the best places to pick up a piece of Santorini’s famous jewellery and where to try out the delicious local speciality, domatoktedes (fried tomato balls). Otherwise head to one of the distinctive black or red sand beaches, and soak up the breathtaking scenery. You could jump on an optional boat ride out to the active volcanic island of Nea Kamini. Cruise past lava formations and get up close to the active crater. Cruise ship (L)(B)(D)(S)

Vacation Day 8 Arrival into Athens
Transfer into central Athens where your tour ends. (B)

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Vacation Prices

Starts Athens / Ends Athens

Start DateEnd DatePriceDeparture
27 Aug 2018 03 Sep 2018 $2,249 Definite
Start DateEnd DatePriceDeparture
29 Apr 2019 06 May 2019 $2,105  
06 May 2019 13 May 2019 $2,105  
20 May 2019 27 May 2019 $2,415  
03 Jun 2019 10 Jun 2019 $2,415  
17 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019 $2,495  
01 Jul 2019 08 Jul 2019 $2,495  
15 Jul 2019 22 Jul 2019 $2,495  
29 Jul 2019 05 Aug 2019 $2,495  
12 Aug 2019 19 Aug 2019 $2,495  
26 Aug 2019 02 Sep 2019 $2,275  
09 Sep 2019 16 Sep 2019 $2,325  
23 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 $2,325  
07 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019 $2,325  

*Prices are not guaranteed until time of booking

Important Trip Details
  • Tour starts in Athens and ends in Athens
  • Prices are twin share
  • Single Supplement is available
  • Port taxes and gratuities are an additional $100 per person and are included in the tour prices as displayed


All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 7 nights twin or triple-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels, 3 nights on board a cruise ship
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
  • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of the cruise
  • “Welcome to Greece” information pack

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
  • An experienced & professional local guide & on-board cruise representative

Food

  • 7 continental breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 5 three-course dinners

Inclusions

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  • 5 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Learn about the birthplace of modern society on a guided tour of Athens & the Acropolis
  • See the Corinth Canal
  • Guided tour of Mycenae, including the Palace of Agamemnon
  • See the Acronafplion citadel at Nafplion
  • Guided tour including Olympic Stadium and Temples of Hera and Zeus
  • Guided tour of Delphi including the Temple of Apollo
  • Visit Mykonos town & see the traditional Cycladic-style houses
  • Visit Kusadasi's local bazaar
  • See the Monastery of St. John on Patmos
  • Visit Heraklion town
  • Visit the main town of Fira
  • See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A $200 Non-Refundable Deposit is Required to Book.
Full payment is due 45 days prior to vacation departure.
(If paying within 45 days full payment is required).

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