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Globus Greek Escape with 4-Night Iconic Aegean Cruise(KGE)

10 days from Athens to Athens 
The iconic Greek Islands are yours to discover on a guided cruise & tour of Greece. You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and strolling through whitewashed buildings above pristine beaches. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece and Greek Islands cruise. History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1350 to 1200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” In ancient Greece, people travelled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience enjoy a Sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.

Take your escorted Greek vacation adventure further! Cruise the Greek Islands for four nights to experience the world-renowned Aegean Sea portion of the Mediterranean. Sail from Athens in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to the legendary island of Mykonos. Wander amid its iconic windmills and white houses. Next, you’ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Begin your crossing of the Aegean waters to the tiny Greek island of Patmos, then to the island of Rhodes. You’ll explore the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena’s Temple. Next, dock at Heraklion on the island of Crete, where you can take an optional excursion to explore site of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. You’ll also sail, weather permitting, to the panoramic and volcanic island of Santorini—“The Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Relax while basking in the beauty of the sea as you return to Athens for guided sightseeing. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this guided tour of Greece has it all—including four spectacular nights on a Greek Island cruise.
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CORINTH
Cross the canal

MYCENAE
Guided visit of the excavations and museum

OLYMPIA
Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; [LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer

DELPHI
Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; [LF] learn to dance the Sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo

CRUISING
Four night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey); Patmos; Crete; Santorini (weather permitting).

CRUISE DETAILS:
  • Gratuities to service personnel on board and port taxes are included.
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Outside cabin (category XA) - All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.

RHODES
See the Temple of Athena in Lindos

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1ATHENS, GREECE.
 Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
Day 2ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–OLYMPIA.
 Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal. Your highlight for today is MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Arrive in Olympia. Tonight, enjoy [LF] a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer (B,D)
Day 3OLYMPIA-DELPHI.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide will give you the insights of the town where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the King of Deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. In the afternoon a pleasant drive will take you to mystic Delphi. A highlight this evening is [LF] a DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the Sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. (B,D)
Day 4DELPHI-ATHENS.
 This morning is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. Visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century BC bronze statue. Leave fascinating Delphi behind you and head back to Athens. Tonight, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 5ATHENS-PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)-MYKONOS.
 This morning, head for Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander through narrow paved streets before returning on board. (B,L,D)
Day 6CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY-PATMOS, GREECE.
 Two ports of call today: First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, and see the Grotto of Apocalypse. (B,L,D)
Day 7CRUISING: RHODES.
 Full day is dedicated to the island of RHODES. Explore the sites in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Visit Lindos with the fabulous Temple of Athena. Sail from Rhodes around dinnertime. (B,L,D)
Day 8CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE-SANTORINI, GREECE.
 First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. An optional excursion to Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization, is available. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”. The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff- top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)
Day 9PIREAUS (DISEMBARKATION)-ATHENS.
 After breakfast on board, disembark at Piraeus and return to Athens. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare. (B)
Day 10ATHENS.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

No single room supplement. No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $78, in twin $58

Cruise Details:
The prices are per person in category XA twin outside cabin.

Port Taxes $176 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding.

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Journeys Club discount, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Globus Notes

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

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