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Globus Classical Greece plus Island Hopper(RGM)

15 days from Athens to Athens 
Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and classic Greek cuisine are waiting for you on your guided tour of Greece.
History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle.

Enjoy time in the Greek Islands with three nights each in Mykonos and Santorini. Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, has a beautiful seafront village, sandy beaches, iconic windmills, and whitewashed houses. Here, you'll visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki, renowned for its beautiful icons, and have plenty of time to relax on the beach, walk through the network of narrow streets, sample local specialties, and take optional excursions.

Enjoy a cooking demonstration to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer and a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki. In Mykonos, taste a traditional Mykonian dessert and in Santorini, taste traditional Ouzo, Greece’s most popular drink. In Santorini, still an active volcano, stroll along the cobblestone streets, enjoy sun-soaked beaches, taste the local wines, and enjoy the stunning views.
From the ancient monuments to the beautiful islands, this guided tour of Greece is an once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

Guided visit

Guided visit of the excavations and museum

Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater

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

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

Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries

Guided visit

By high-speed ferry

Visit the Church of Agia Kiriaki; [LF] taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota; dinner at a local restaurant

By high-speed ferry

Walking tour; [LF] sample a glass of Ouzo

By air

Itinerary (2018)

 Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
 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, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Old 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 out local fare. (B)
 Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal, then visit ANCIENT CORINTH, where St. Paul preached. Two highlights today: 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, remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Then, a short drive to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B,D)
 Spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, 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. Tonight, [LF] enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D)
 Via the busy seaport of Patras, proceed to mystic Delphi. The afternoon 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. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century BC bronze statue. 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)
 Drive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its rock-top monasteries. Visit VARLAAM MONASTERY, famous for its frescoes, and ST. STEPHEN’S MONASTERY, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view (ladies should pack one long skirt, as shorts or trousers may be inappropriate when visiting the monasteries). (B,D)
 Today’s highlight is a guided visit to THERMOPYLAE, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. On the way back to Athens, your Tour Director will tell you about Thebes, the setting of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and Marathon, where 10,000 Athenians defeated more than twice that number of Persian invaders in 490 BC. Tonight, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
 Meet your Tour Director and head for the port of Piraeus or Rafina this morning. Around 7:30 am, sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos, where mythology’s Heracles defeated and killed the giants. Here, characteristic windmills, swaying palm and eucalyptus trees, and dazzling white Cycladic architecture greet you. At a local restaurant this evening, sample local specialties, like louza loukaniko (sausage) and kopanisti (peppery goat cheese), then mingle with the locals at a quaint taverna or take a bus to the main square of Mando Mavrogenous. (B,D)
 The island of Mykonos is one of the most characteristic of the Cyclades and has retained its timeless beauty. Walk through the network of narrow streets and visit the CHURCH OF AGIA KIRIAKI, renowned for its beautiful icons and also [LF] taste a traditional Mykonian dessert, Amygdalota. Stroll around the town’s waterfront in search of Petros the Pelican, the island’s celebrated mascot. Afternoon at leisure to relax or for individual activities. (B)
 A whole day to do just as you please. Relax in the sun on one of the beautiful golden sandy beaches or take a short boat ride to see the archaeological ruins on the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inhabited since the 3rd millennium BC, Delos was known in ancient times as a sacred sanctuary and, later, as the birthplace of the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis. (B)
 Today, board a high-speed EXPRESS FERRY and sail to Santorini (Thera), the stunning “Black Pearl of the Aegean” and, according to some, site of the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Greek meal. (B,D)
 Spend the morning getting acquainted with the history and creation of Santorini. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the local atmosphere. [LF] Taste traditional Ouzo. Later, maybe relax in one of the many cafés, or why not take an optional excursion to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas? (B)
 Colorful, sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous local wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today, or join an optional excursion. (B)
 Enjoy time at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Athens. (B)
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine

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Globus Pricing Details

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $189. Required intra-vacation air segment: Santorini/Athens. Air prices were effective on September 13, 2017 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$920, $1141 (June 25-September 10)

Triple room reduction per person:

Extra nights per person in Athens:
Pre tour: in single room $126-$135, in twin $71-$76, in triple $59-$62
Post tour: in single room $148, in twin $80, in triple $68

Globus Notes

  • Baggage handling not available on high-speed ferries.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Guaranteed Departure 04/30/2018 $3,250.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/04/2018 $3,250.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/07/2018 $3,250.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/11/2018 $3,250.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/21/2018 $3,250.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/25/2018 $3,340.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/04/2018 $3,410.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/08/2018 $3,410.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/22/2018 $3,410.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/29/2018 $3,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/02/2018 $3,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/06/2018 $3,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/09/2018 $3,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/20/2018 $3,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/10/2018 $3,650.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/27/2018 $3,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/31/2018 $3,550.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/14/2018 $3,410.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/17/2018 $3,410.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/28/2018 $3,190.00
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