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Globus Idyllic Aegean with 7-Night Cruise(RL)

11 days from Athens to Athens 
Fascinating archaeological treasures, sunny beaches, crystal-blue water, and much more await you on this marvelous Greece cruise escorted tour.

Your tour starts and ends in Athens and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. Among the sights you will see, you’ll visit the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC. Then enjoy the highlight of your vacation, a 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. In Turkey, you'll visit Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, where you’ll enjoy the white-sand beaches, or perhaps join an optional excursion to ancient Ephesus, with its fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations.

Cruise to Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas, where you'll see bright white buildings and cliffs rising from the Aegean Sea—one of Greece’s most beautiful spots. Also cruise to Heraklion on Crete; Milos with its spectacular colorful rock formations and magnificent beaches and Mykonos, Greece's jet-set island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses. Wander through the picturesque alleys and narrow streets; take photos of the windmills that overlook the embankment; relax at a waterfront café.

When not exploring an island, enjoy the ship's many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, splash in the pool, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their beauty and fascinating histories. Stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful Greek Islands…this Greece guided tour and Greek Island cruise is a dream vacation!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CRUISING
Seven-night cruise to Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, Heraklion (Crete), Kusadasi (Turkey)

Cruise Details:
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category ID) Outside cabin (category XD)
  • All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. At time of printing, the ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruises ships of similar standard.

MILOS
Visit the island

KNOSSOS
Visit the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization

EPHESUS
Visit the excavations

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
 Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2ATHENS.
 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. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek. (B)
Day 3ATHENS–PIRAEUS/LAVRION (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS.
 Head for Piraeus/Lavrion, 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. (B,D)
Day 4AT LEISURE ON MYKONOS.
 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,L,D)
Day 5CRUISING: MILOS.
 This afternoon experience volcanic Milos, known as the “Island of Colors” for its spectacularly colorful rock formations. This Cycladic island is most famous for its ancient statue of Aphrodite—the world-famous Venus de Milo, which is on permanent display in the Paris Louvre. Milos is also renowned for its magnificent beaches, picturesque villages, and catacombs that are older than Rome’s. Time to wander around the marble-paved streets or maybe visit one of the many churches, like Panagia Korfiatissa, affording spectacular sea views of the Aegean. (B,L,D)
Day 6CRUISING: SANTORINI.
 This morning, call at Santorini (weather permitting), the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Consider joining an optional excursion to the volcano or to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)
Day 7CRUISING: AT LEISURE ON SANTORINI.
 Colorful, sun-soaked beaches, stunning views, and tastings at famous wineries are yours for discovering in your free time today. Maybe stroll along the cobblestone streets and enjoy the local atmosphere. Another possibility: an optional excursion to Akrotiri, the magnificent Minoan Bronze Age settlement. (B,L,D)
Day 8CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE.
 Dock at Heraklion on the island of Crete. A few miles away is KNOSSOS, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. (B,L,D)
Day 9CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY.
 Port of call today: Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. (B,L,D)
Day 10LAVRION/PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
 After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens. Tonight is your chance to enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 11ATHENS.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast in Athens and full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising

Globus Pricing Details

The prices are per person in category ID twin inside cabin.

Port Taxes $303 & Gratuities $70 to service personnel on board the ship are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Supplement per person to outside cabin XD:
$390

Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy:
in inside cabin ID: $765; in outside cabin XD: $1315

Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy:
in inside cabin ID: $101

No reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in outside cabin XD.

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

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $153, in twin $86, in triple $69

Globus Notes

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 04/28/2018 $2,786.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/05/2018 $2,786.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/12/2018 $2,786.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/19/2018 $2,786.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/26/2018 $2,786.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/02/2018 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/16/2018 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/23/2018 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/30/2018 $2,876.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/07/2018 $2,876.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/14/2018 $2,876.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/21/2018 $2,876.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/28/2018 $2,876.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/01/2018 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/08/2018 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/15/2018 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/22/2018 $2,826.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/29/2018 $2,826.00
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