Greek Island Adventure

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Calling all adventurous spirits to embark on an odyssey and discover breathtaking sights and ancient legends. Begin where it all began, the ancient city of Athens where the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis proudly preside and where the spirit of athletes and gods, philosophers and poets still fill the air with legendary tales. Set sights on the sea wit...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • Athens : Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
    • Cruising : Seven-night cruise to Kea, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rethymnon, Kythira, Monemvassia, Nauplia, Spetses, or HydraCruise Details
    • Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, sandy beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…on this Greece cruise and tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!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

What's this trip about?

    Calling all adventurous spirits to embark on an odyssey and discover breathtaking sights and ancient legends. Begin where it all began, the ancient city of Athens where the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis proudly preside and where the spirit of athletes and gods, philosophers and poets still fill the air with legendary tales. Set sights on the sea with visits to the islands of Crete, Naxos, and Paros to unveil the mysteries, myths, and marvelous history that awaits you, along with idyllic villages, pristine shores and so much more! You’ll find plenty of island time to wine, dine, and dream in sidewalk cafés and tavernas, creating a few legendary memories of your own.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City ATHENS, GREECE
End CityATHENS

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Crete
  • Delos
  • Heraklion
  • Mykonos
  • Piraeus
  • Santorini

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2: ATHENS–HERAKLION, CRETE

Marvels & Myths ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Later fly to the island of Crete. HERAKLION This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS E...

Day 3: HERAKLION

Cultural capital HERAKLION Guided walking tour includes sights of the Venetian Walls, St. Minas Cathedral, and the Church of St. Titus. [LF] Taste a traditional bougatsa pastry. (Breakfast)

LOCAL FAVORITE SIGHTS & BITES The bustling capital of Crete boasts...

Day 4: HERAKLION–NAXOS

Tempting Traditions Take a high speed ferry to the island of Naxos NAXOS Guided sightseeing to see the highlights of Naxos with its cobblestone alleys and Venetian castles. [LF] Taste the famous citrus spoon dessert at a local kafenio (cafè). (Breakfast,Dinner)

Day 5: NAXOS

Mediterranean Magic NAXOS Day at Leisure (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE of this lush green island. Stroll the charming streets shopping for souvenirs; sample the locally produced olives, grapes, figs, and citrus fruit. Discover more of the ancient Greek ruins; or head to the beach for a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters of the Aegean!

Day 6: NAXOS–PAROS

Sun, Sand & Sea Take a short ride on a high speed ferry to the island of Paros PAROS Guided sightseeing of the highlights feature a visit to the Panagia Ekatontapiliani the “Church of a Hundred Doors.” This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Di...

Day 7: PAROS–ATHENS

Return to Athens by ferry. ATHENS Later today enjoy free time in the city. (Breakfast)

ENHANCED FREE TIME EXPLORE MORE with countless ways to enjoy free time in the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and the philosophy of western civilization! Explore the...

Day 8: ATHENS

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Stanley HotelLocated in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. AthensGreece1 Odysseos St, at Karaiskaki SquareGalaxy Hotel IraklioThis Hotel is centrally located in an upscale and convenient area of Heraklion. The 127 contemporary and elegant guest rooms are equipped with anatomic mattresses, espresso machines, USB sockets, flat screen TV and complimentary bathroom amenities. Two restaurants, a cafè and a lounge bar are at Guest's disposal. A gym, hammam and seasonal outdoor swimming pool are available free of charge, there are power banks in the public areas and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. HeraklionGreece75 DimokratiasNaxos PalaceNaxos Palace Hotel is located in a peaceful and panoramic spot, just a few steps away from the beach and within easy reach of the main town, the port, and the airport. This modern hotel, built in an environmental friendly way, provides guests with everything they need: a restaurant, two bars, a gym, a swimming pool, and even a Jacuzzi. The 77 air-conditioned guestrooms offer free Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite television, and safe deposit box. NaxosGreece"Stelida Aghios Prokopios Naxos, Naxos Island, Cyclades Islands, "NargesLocated just a 5-minute drive away from the airport and 8 miles from the main town and Paros port, this typical Cycladic-style hotel offers bright rooms with a balcony, satellite TV, mini fridge and safety box. Other amenities include a large seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a stylish poolside bar and a traditional restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout. ParosGreeceAliki Beach, Aliki, Paros Island, Cyclades Islands,

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