Best of Greece with 4-Day Aegean Cruise Superior

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Embark on an odyssey through the antiquities of Greece. Explore the medieval Old Town on the 'Island of Roses' and pick your spot in Santorini for the best sunsets over the Aegean.

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Wheelchair Accessible
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • ExploreAthens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Corinth, ancient Ephesus and Old Town of Rhodes 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, ancient Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini
    • View the Parthenon, Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae
    • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
    • Connect With Locals
    • Dive Into Culture

What's this trip about?

    Embark on an odyssey through the antiquities of Greece. Explore the medieval Old Town on the 'Island of Roses' and pick your spot in Santorini for the best sunsets over the Aegean.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityAthens
End CityAthens

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Turkey

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Delphi
  • Olympia
  • Santorini

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome 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 y...

Day 2: Explore 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 and admire the Parthenon...

Day 3: Journey to Corinth, Mycenae and Nafplion

We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty...

Day 4: Continue to Ancient Olympia

We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. 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.

Day 5: Onwards to Patras and Delphi

We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for the night.

Day 6: Off to Thermopylae and Kalambaka

Tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks, who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th-century Temple of Apollo. View the statues immort...

Day 7: Admire Meteora and Return to Athens

The UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens, w...

Day 8: Embark and Cruise to Stunning Mykonos

We depart Athens, boarding our ship to cruise the azure waters of the Aegean, bound for Mykonos. Spend the evening getting lost in its labyrinthine lanes lined by white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea.

Day 9: Continue to Ancient Ephesus and Patmos

Touch the Turkish coastline and visit the port of Kusadasi for a complimentary Shore Experience to the ancient city of Ephesus. We continue to Patmos later, where the Book of Revelations was written by St. John. Here, you could choose to visit the Cave of the Apocalypse and St. John's Monastery on an Optional Experience.

Day 10: A Day to Explore Beautiful Rhodes

The enchanting Old Town of Rhodes takes centre stage today as we walk in the footsteps of the medieval knights who conquered this land on our complimentary Shore Experience.

Day 11: Cruise to Crete and on to Santorini

We sail to Heraklion on the island of Crete, where we have the opportunity to delve into the centuries-old culture and heritage of the Minoans at the Palace of Knossos. Our final stop today is the beautiful volcanic island of Santorini with its cliff-top villages, where you might consider an optional Shore Experience to the sun-kissed village of Oia. ��

Day 12: Disembark in Athens

This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel.

Day 13: Journey Home

Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

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Price per day$346
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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Meals Included
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
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No age restrictions
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An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted All hotel tips, charges and local taxes All porterage and restaurant gratuities Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Handcrafted Highlights Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Optional Experiences and free time
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