Iconic Aegean with 4-Night Cruise

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Looking for a vacation to Greece that includes sightseeing, sailing, learning, lounging, discovering, and dancing? Eureka, this is it! Just as the Greek mathematician Archimedes shouted this exclamation after his great discovery, so will you as you float through the ancient ruins of Athens and then set sail for a 4-night Aegean Sea cruise to the historic coas...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Athens : Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
    • Cruising : Four-night cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, SantoriniCruise Details
    • Ephesus: Visit the excavations
    • Rhodes: See the Temple of Athena in Lindos
    • Sunny beaches, beautiful islands, ruins from some of Europe’s oldest civilizations, plenty of fun, and much more await you on this marvelous Greece cruise tour
    • Your tour starts and ends in Athens and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide

What's this trip about?

    Looking for a vacation to Greece that includes sightseeing, sailing, learning, lounging, discovering, and dancing? Eureka, this is it! Just as the Greek mathematician Archimedes shouted this exclamation after his great discovery, so will you as you float through the ancient ruins of Athens and then set sail for a 4-night Aegean Sea cruise to the historic coast of Turkey and the sunny Greek Isles. In between poolside chilling, you’ll discover the hottest sights of the Greek Islands—the towering windmills of Mykonos, the fortress-lined Old Town of Rhodes, Crete’s Bronze Age settlement of Knossos, and Santorini’s serene whitewashed and blue-roofed villages. Get ready for ruins and resorts, baklava and beaches, and ouzo and oodles of fun on this relaxing land and cruise tour of gorgeous Greece.

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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
  • Turkey

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Crete
  • Ephesus
  • Heraklion
  • Kusadasi
  • Mykonos
  • Piraeus
  • Rhodes
  • Santorini

Activities

  • Culture

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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

Marvels & Myths ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire wh...

Day 3: ATHENS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS

Beyond the Shore ATHENS Embark on your Greek Islands cruise. MYKONOS Enjoy free time to explore. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Your dreams of the Greek Islands come true with free time in Mykonos. This Aegean paradise of pristine waters a...

Day 4: CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE

Turkish Treasures KUSADASI Visit the excavations of Ephesus. PATMOS Afternoon call. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Pull into port in Turkey to explore the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus - one of the best-pr...

Day 5: CRUISING: RHODES

Blue Heaven RHODES Enjoy a full day in port. Join a guided sightseeing of the Acropolis of Lindos. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SIGHTS Rhodes is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, in addition to its gorgeous beaches, you’ll see the fascinating archaeological ruins of the legendary Lindos Acropolis – standing over 100 meters above the sea.

Day 6: CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI

Sun, Sea & Sand HERAKLION Enjoy free time to explore. SANTORINI Afternoon call (weather permitting). (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS The largest island in Greece, Crete captures all the wonder you have imagined a Greek island to be – a brilliant landscape of ancient ruins, lively sidewalks, and stunning beaches.

Day 7: ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION)

Capital Ideas ATHENS Disembark your ship for a free day in Athens. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE There are countless ways to enjoy free time in the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and the philosophy of western civilization! Explore the urban l...

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 Square,
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