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Trafalgar - Best of Greece Reverse with 3-Day Aegean Cruise Superior (RWGASMN17)

12 Days From Athens to Athens
Tour Style: Cruise Rail and Combos
Trafalgar Brochure Price from $3,544.00
Brochures: AWS Europe and Britain 22 23
Visits: Greece, Turkey

Consider extending your holiday beyond The Best of Greece. Set your sights on the Cyclades and cruise to the idyllic Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Corinth, ancient Ephesus and Heraklion with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the ancient Theatre at Epidaurus, the ancient ruins in Corinth, Mykonos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini
  • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the battle site at Thermopylae, the ancient theatre, Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus
  • See the Lion Gate, Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae, the Corinth Canal
  • Connect With Locals Say opa! to an Olympic Be My Guest experience with the Karambellas family on their olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional dinner and dancing.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors an insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago.

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Athens
Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Divani Palace Acropolis
Day 2Explore Amazing Athens
Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient complex that was once the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation'. Along our journey into antiquity, we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. Dive Into Culture and see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own. Stroll through the Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki – the choice is yours.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Off to Thermopylae and Kalambaka
Say goodbye to Athens, and enjoy a scenic drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. En route we have the chance to pay our respects to the heroic King Leonidas and his brave Spartans who stood their ground against the invading Persians. Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece' Later dine at your hotel in Kalambaka.
Visits: Kalabaka, Thermopylae, Mycenae, Meteora
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Amalia Kalambaka
Day 4Admire Meteora and on to Delphi
This morning visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Travel over the Pourmaraki Pass and the Bralos mountain range to arrive in Delphi at the foothills of Mt. Parnassos, our home for the night.
Visits: Delphi
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Amalia Delphi
Day 5Onwards to Patras and Ancient Olympia
This morning, tour the breathtaking Delphi with your Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 5th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. Cross the Gulf of Corinth and head south to the Peloponnese before continuing to Olympia. This evening, we Connect With Locals joining the Karambellas family for dinner on their olive and wine farm at a Be My Guest experience featuring traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.
Visits: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Accommodation: Amalia Olympia
Day 6Continue to Nafplion
Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.
Visits: Nafplion
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Amalia Nafplio
Day 7Journey to Mycenae, Corinth and Athens
Visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Aesculapius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs (the Treasury of Atreus), the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal en route to Athens. This evening enjoy a wonderful Farewell Dinner with you travelling companions.
Visits: Corinth, Meteora, Mycenae
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Divani Palace Acropolis
Day 8Embark and Cruise to Stunning Mykonos
We leave the bustling city streets of Athens and cruise to Mykonos, where the Windmills of Kato Mili extend a warm evening welcome as they have to arriving seafarers for centuries. You'll have the evening free to explore the winding lanes of Chora, strolling past whitewashed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea as you admire the pretty boutiques, then follow your nose to the best seafood in town. As the sun sets over Mykonos, there's no better place for cocktails than Little Venice.
Visits: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Aegean Cruise
Day 9Continue to Ancient Ephesus and Patmos
Visit the Turkish shores of Kusadasi for a complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus. We continue to Patmos, the site where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John. Here, you could choose to see the Cave of the Apocalypse and St. John's Monastery as an Optional Experience.
Visits: Kusadasi, Patmos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10Cruise to Crete and on to Santorini
Europe's oldest city, takes centre stage this morning as you explore Crete's ancient Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos on your complimentary Shore Experience to Heraklion. Admire its bright wall paintings that were restored at the turn of the 20th century and explore centuries of history that predate Christ. Continue to Santorini, watching as this Cycladic island comes closer on the horizon, rising out of the Aegean with its distinctive cliff-top towns. You could consider an optional Shore Experience this afternoon, passing villages and vineyards bound for Oia with its white buildings and blue-domed churches which vie for the best views over the caldera.
Visits: Crete, Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11Disembark in Athens
This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Divani Palace Acropolis
Day 12Journey Home
Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin
Child: ages 5 to 17

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