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Greece Island Hopping & Cruise Singles Vacation Itinerary
Vacation Day 1 - Thursday: Athens, Greece
Arrive at Athens airport (**See Flight information below)and be met and transferred to the group's hotel. Our hotel is located around the corner from the Plaka, shopping and near all the ancient sites, so arrive early and spend the day exploring Athens. Our singles vacation begins when you meet and greet with your Greek tour leader and the other single and solo travelers in the hotel lobby at 7:00 pm for an optional dinner.
Vacation Day 2 - Friday: Athens, Greece
Discover Athens on our morning tour. From the Acropolis to Omonia Square see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. Pass the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament House, the Panathenian Stadium (site of first modern Olympic Games) see the Presidential Palace, government buildings and elegant homes. After seeing modern Athens, visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis.
Free time to explore Athens before our Welcome Dinner.
Vacation Day 3 - Saturday: Athens - Mykonos, Greece
An early start as the singles group transfers to our ferry for the trip to Mykonos. Enjoy the beautiful blue sea, the blowing winds as we pass numerous Greek Islands. Upon our arrival on Mykonos island, we will be transferred to our hotel. Relax at the pool or have lunch before we meet for a walking tour of Mykonos town.
On Mykonos you will find beautiful beaches, chic boutiques and elegant nightclubs. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot this blue and whitewashed island with its beautiful windmills. Tonight enjoy your first night on this wonderful Greek island.
Vacation Day 4 - Sunday: Mykonos, Greece
Sleep late, get an early start on your tan or take the optional excursion to the neighboring island of Delos to visit the Temple of Apollo and other fascinating archeological sites.
If you're a beach lover and water enthusiast then visit the world famous PARADISE BEACH. Sand, sun, drinks, music, good food, fun & beautiful people best describe this hot spot.
You don't have to be an all-night party person to get the most out of Mykonos. The early evening scene is centred on Little Venice where you can sip a cocktail at one of the many bars and cafes which are so close to the water's edge that your feet get soaked when a boat passes. Mykonos attracts a broad clientele - celebrities, politicians, the beautiful people and ordinary mortals all flock here to see and be seen at the glitzy "anything goes" clubs for which the island is now world famous.
Vacation Day 5 - Monday: Mykonos - Greek Island Cruise
Enjoy a beautiful day in Mykonos then transfer to the port in the late afternoon. Board either the Louis Cruise Majesty or the Louis Cruise Calypso (ship confirmed 30 days prior to vacation departure)and check in to our outside cabins.
Both Ships have 8 -10 decks for passengers, elevators, bars/lounges, Library/Internet corner, casino, boutique, small swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, beauty parlour, duty free shop, photo lab, hospital with doctor onboard. Click here for More Information on Ships
Day 6 - Tuesday: Patmos, Greece - Cruise
At Kusadasi (7:00 am - 12:00 pm) an included tour to nearby Ephesus should not be missed, for here history truly comes to life. Walking towards the ancient harbor, down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots, you pass architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsus before arriving at the Great Amphitheater where St. Paul preached.
Vacation Day 7 - Wednesday: Rhodes Greece - Cruise
Rhodes (7:00 am - 6:00 pm)is surrounded by medieval walls with seven gates. The Old Town is a bustling neighborhood of 6,000 people, who live and work in the same buildings the Knights of St. John lived six centuries ago. Enjoy an optional lunch at one of the outdoor cafes or restaurants, shop one of the many tourist shops, and discover a hidden treasure in one of the many museums. Walk down the Street of the Knights constructed over an ancient pathway that led in a straight line from the Acropolis of Rhodes to the port.
Vacation Day 8 - Thursday: Crete and Santorini, Greece - Cruise
Heraklion, Crete (7:00 am - 11:30 am) Enjoy a nice morning walk tour to the center of Heraklion town. Maybe have a coffee, a Greek dessert or an ice cream in one of the many coffee shops/patisseries in Heraklion's main square. Just three miles away from the port is the ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. An optional tour is available.
The island of Santorini (4:30 pm) is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Gather your luggage as we disembark and are transferred to our hotel in time to enjoy an evening in the town of Thira. Walk the narrow streets and explore the white-washed houses, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques that cling to steep cliffs.
Sleep late, visit one of the many black sand beaches or join the optional morning sailing tour. The leisurely sail gives us a chance to explore a Volcano (entrance not included) and take a refreshing dip in the warm waters of a Hot Springs.
Sunset in Oia is not to be missed! In the evening hordes of people arrive simply to watch its sunset. Every available seat, wall, step or patch of ground is occupied so our group will arrive in time to browse the tiny shops and get a good view. After sunset we will have our farewell dinner at a local taverna.
Vacation Day 10 - Saturday - Depart Santorini, Greece
After breakfast we will be transferred to the Santorini airport to fly back home. Say goodbye to all your new friends and the end of another Greece singles vacation. (Remember to co-ordinate your Athens flight home with your Santorini flight) **See Flight information below