Aegean Odyssey Superior Summer 2018

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Greece's ancient history meets laid-back island life on this voyage from Athens and the glamorous islands of Mykonos and Santorini to Kusadasi. Relax in the turquoise waters of the Cyclades, admire the Venetian façades of Crete and tread in the footsteps of Socrates as you meander through the Agora marketplace of classical Greece.

Overview

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

Highlights

    • City tour in Athens
    • See Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens
    • View the Parthenon, the Caldera on Santorini and the windmills on Mykonos
    • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Mykonos, Milos, Oia on Santorini, Heraklion, Kusadasi

What's this trip about?

    Greece's ancient history meets laid-back island life on this voyage from Athens and the glamorous islands of Mykonos and Santorini to Kusadasi. Relax in the turquoise waters of the Cyclades, admire the Venetian façades of Crete and tread in the footsteps of Socrates as you meander through the Agora marketplace of classical Greece.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAthens
End CityAthens

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Turkey

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

Welcome to a land of myths and legends. Your springboard to an intoxicating holiday in the Aegean is vibrant Athens. Spend the day exploring after being transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Athens Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist today for a journey into antiquity. Visit the Acropolis to see Athena's Parthenon and admire the march of the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the labyrinthine lanes of Plaka. Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: Athens – Embark

A full day to delve into what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation. See the city's ancient sites before boarding your cruise ship this evening to the Cyclades. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Mykonos

The characteristic windmills of idyllic Mykonos greet us this morning as we look forward to a day exploring the cobbled maze of lanes on this charming island. Stroll past the white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea in search of hidden treasures, or simply relax on a sparkling beach. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Mykonos – Milos – At Sea

Spend time in the former home of the famous Venus de Milo to indulge in the mouth-watering watermelon pies of Milos island and soak up the glorious sunshine in the turquoise waters of one of its many beaches. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Santorini

Indulge in the laid-back island life of Santorini for the next two days. Enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the sun-kissed clifftop village of Oia meandering past charming villages and vineyards set against the backdrop of Santorini's magnificent caldera. We return to our ship this evening where we will stay overnight. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Santorini

Enjoy another full day at leisure on Santorini to explore further or sit back and watch the spellbinding allure of the Aegean unfold. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Santorini – Heraklion – At Sea

We sail to the island of Crete this morning and spend the afternoon exploring Heraklion - its fascinating late Bronze Age heritage is on full display at the Palace of Knossos which you may choose to explore on an Optional Experience. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – At Sea

Your choice of sightseeing could see you stop in the Turkish port city of Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to Ephesus or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its viticulture. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Disembark – Athens

This morning, disembark in Athens and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Buffet Breakfast

Day 11: Depart Athens

Say goodbye to your travelling companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Last Updated: 10/8/2018

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Meals Included
  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 6 cruise lunches
  • 7 cruise dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes VIP entry to many sights
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