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Globus Greek Island Adventure(RN)

8 Day Tour from Athens to Athens 
Discover the legends of Greece with an escorted tour of Athens, followed by an adventure by air and sea to explore its Aegean islands. Spend a night in Athens for guided sightseeing at the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theatre of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Afterward, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble!

From Athens, fly to the Greek island of Crete. An expert guide will introduce you to Heraklion, its legendary history, architecture, and art, then ample time to explore further this fascinating island. Board a high-speed ferry to the charming island of Naxos—with a history dating back to the 4th-millenium BC. Visit the Archaeological Museum and sample the famed citrus dessert. Spend free time enjoying the fruits of the island—olives, figs, grapes, and citrus fruits—or take a dip in the sea. Next, stop to the island of Paros—known for its fine white marble and Church of a Hundred Doors. Your escorted vacation ends in Athens. A historic adventure!

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE
By air

HERAKLION
Guided sightseeing, [LF] bougatsa tasting

HERAKLION–NAXOS
By high-speed ferry

NAXOS
Guided sightseeing, visit the archaeological Museum, [LF] citrus spoon dessert tasting at a local kafenio

NAXOS–PAROS
By high-speed ferry

PAROS
Island tour, visit Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church; dinner at a local restaurant

PAROS–ATHENS
By ferry

Itinerary (2020)

Day 1ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
 Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE.
 Guided sightseeing today introduces you to the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Afterward, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! Transfer to the airport for your flight to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Later, dinner at a local restaurant awaits! (B,D)
Day 3HERAKLION.
 Today, discover Heraklion on a walking tour and see the legendary churches, fountains, monuments, and the LION SQUARE. Stop in a typical bougatsa pastry shop to taste [LF] the traditional bougatsa. An optional excursion to Knossos, center of the 3000-BC Minoan civilizations and to the archaeological museum is available. (B)
Day 4HERAKLION–NAXOS, GREECE.
 Hop aboard a high-speed ferry this morning and cruise north across the Sea of Crete to the island of Naxos, inhabited continuously since the 4th millennium BC. Influenced over the centuries by the Greeks, Byzantines, Venetians, and Franks, the pretty port town is a showcase of cobblestone alleys lined with whitewashed houses and Venetian castles. Guided sightseeing shows you the highlights, including a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to see artifacts from all periods of Naxos’ long and fascinating history. Follow your guide to a local kafenio to taste [LF] the famous citrus spoon dessert. (B,D)
Day 5NAXOS.
 The entire day is free to enjoy this lush, green island. You could spend time shopping for souvenirs; sampling the locally produced olives, grapes, figs, and citrus fruit; checking out the ancient Greek ruins; or heading to the beach for a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters of the Aegean! (B)
Day 6NAXOS–PAROS.
 This morning, a short ride on a high-speed ferry delivers you to Paros, Naxos’ neighbor to the west. The island was historically known for its fine white marble. Visit the 4th-century PANAGIA EKATONTAPILIANI, the “Church of a Hundred Doors,” founded by Constantine the Great’s mother, St. Helen, during her pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This evening, savor Greek specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 7PAROS–PIRAEUS–ATHENS.
 After breakfast, board the ferry back to Athens. During your final day in this glorious city, catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore more of the city on your own. Tonight, how about an optional dinner at a local restaurant? (B)
Day 8ATHENS.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast; 3 dinners

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 $142. Required intra-vacation air segment: Athens/Heraklion. Air prices were effective on September 10, 2019 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Prices per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$380

Triple room reduction per person:
$50

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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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