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Mediterranean Fables (Superior, Idyllic) tour
Cultural Culture Mediterranean Fables (Superior, Idyllic) package

Mediterranean Fables (Superior, Idyllic)

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Comfort (4*)
12 days
From: $ 3,475 $ 290 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Athens: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink.
  • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
  • Athens: Visit the Greek Islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Milos. Explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi.
  • Ephesus: Discover one of the world's finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Expert, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheatre and visit the House of the Virgin Mary.

Short Description

Get to know the ancient gods a little better on a 11-day guided tour that takes you from mainland Greece to Turkey and the Greek Isles. Ascend to the Athens’ Acropolis, where you can walk around the towering Parthenon, a temple built to the goddess Athena. Cruise to Kusadasi and then travel with a Local Expert to the ruins of Ephesus, which was erected in the 6th Century B.C. Sail to Crete, the birthplace of Zeus. Wander the charming maze of walkways in Mykonos and then gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini — and later, take in the most beautiful sunset you’ll ever see.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Athens
End City Athens

Theme

Cultural

Destinations

Turkey Greece

Attractions & Cities Visited

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Activities & Interests

Culture Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Athens, City of Gods

You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. At 19:00, join your Insight Vacations Representative and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink.

Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens., Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre.

Day 2: The Glories of Athens

See all the remarkable glories of Athens on a tour of the city. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis with the remarkable Parthenon. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens., Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre.

Breakfast

Day 3: Cruising to Thessaloniki Relaxed Start

The morning is at your leisure. Late afternoon, board your cruise ship and set sail for the ancient city of Thessaloniki. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on-board daily. Your cruise includes a selection of alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic hot and cold beverages are included.

MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4: Discover Thessaloniki Relaxed Start

Today you will have time to explore Greece's second largest city. Walk along the waterfront and enjoy the many cafes along Aristotelous Square and see ancient monuments such as the Arch of Galerius.

MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

Day 5: Kusadasi Relaxed Start

This afternoon explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus with a Local Expert. In the evening, sail on to Crete.

MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

Day 6: Crete Relaxed Start

Start your morning on Crete, Greece’s largest island, and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Home to myths and legends, including Zeus' birthplace and the Minotaur, embark on an epic tour to the capital city of Heraklion and absorb the rich history of Europe’s first advanced civilization with a visit to King Minos' Palace in Knossos. In the evening, your cruise continues to Santorini.

MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

Day 7: Discovering Santorini Relaxed Start

Arrive in Santorini and gaze at the sheer cliffs and dazzling panorama. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafés, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. This evening is free for you to explore Santorini's nightlife.

MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

Day 8: Mykonos Relaxed Start

The full day is yours to relax and explore Mykonos, with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. This evening, there is time to enjoy the buzzing nightlife.

MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

Day 9: Mykonos to Milos Relaxed Start

Today is yours to enjoy the gorgeous island of Milos, with its crystal waters and white cliffs. There will be time to explore the capital of Plaka or soak up the sun on the flat rocks of Sarakiniko Beach.

MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine

Day 10: Athens at Leisure Relaxed Start

Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the local market. Perhaps ask about an optional experience to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion?

Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens., Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre.

Breakfast

Day 11: Depart Athens

Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport.

Breakfast

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Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Maximum Number of People in Group: 40

Accommodations

  • Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens., Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre.
  • MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
  • MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

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Meals Included

  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 6 Lunch with Wine (LW)
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