DURATION 7 Days – 6 Nights
STANDARDS Regular & Private
HIGHLIGHTS Athens – Mykonos – Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey – Patmos – Heraklion – Santorini – Piraeus – Corinth
DEPARTURE April 19 – 26  / Oct 11
May 3,10,17,24, 31 / June 7,14,21,28 / July 5,12,19,26 / August 2, 9,16,23,30
September 6,13,20,27 / October 4
INCLUDED 3 Overnights BB at 4* HOTEL PARTHENON or similar
“Blue” unlimited non-alcoholic & alcoholic package during the cruise
8 Breakfast & 5 Dinner
 Port, local taxes & fuel surcharges
Tips to cruise staff
Shuttle bus to Mykonos town (on cruise)
Half day regular tour of Athens, with Professional English speaking guide
Half day regular tour of Corinth, with Professional English speaking guide
Entrance fees to the archaeological sites in Athens & Corinth
Private transfers from/to the airport & port of Athens
All-inclusive shore excursion package during the cruise (organized by the cruise ship):
o Ancient Ephesus
o Grotto of the Apocalypse & St. John Monastery in Patmos
o Minoan Palace of Knossos
3-night Cruise to the Greek Islands & Turkey, based on a SUPERIOR INSIDE / OUTSIDE cabin category , with private facilities (shower/bathtub, washbasin, toilet), on full board basis aboard ship beginning with lunch on embarkation day and including breakfast on the day of disembarkation; with entertainment, free use of shipboard facilities and services of cruise staff.
NOT INCLUDED  Any tips
Lunches or dinners in Athens
Hotel or Airport portage
Cable car to Santorini town 5 Euro per person, per way
Anything not mentioned above
1

Day 1/Wednesday

ATHENS – ARRIVAL
Upon our arrival in Athens transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
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Day 2/Thursday

ATHENS ( Breakfast)
After breakfast enjoy a half-day morning tour of Athens, combining many of the cities principal modern and classical sights. Climb up to the marble-capped Acropolis and visit the famous Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Our tour continues with the highlights of modern Athens: pass by the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, Panathenian Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Visit the new Acropolis Museum. Return to hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight.
3

Day 3/Friday

EMBARKATION – MYKONOS ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
At 8:00 in the morning transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation on the cruise ship for our 3-Night Cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey. Set sail for Mykonos at 11:00 a.m. In the afternoon (6:00 p.m.), call at Mykonos, the island which combines an international jet-set atmosphere with a very active nightlife. Stroll at leisure through the whitewashed, flower-decked alleyways, climbing to the sculpture church of Paraportiani or along the waterfront of «Little Venice» to the well-known windmills. Sail for Kusadasi, Turkey at 11:00 p.m.
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Day 4/Saturday

KUSADASI,TURKEY – PATMOS,GREECE (Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner) At 07:00 a.m. we dock at Kusadasi in Turkey, starting point for our excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. The Apostle Paul preached to the Ephesians and lived here for three years. This church also received an epistle from him. Tour the spectacular ruins where excavations still continue in this once great and important city, which was founded in the 10th century BC. Walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them the Baths of Scholastica, the Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and the Theater.  The Temple of Diana of the Ephesians, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was built in this city.

We return to Kusadasi for souvenir shopping before sailing for Patmos, Greece at 12:00 noon.

At 4 p.m. we arrive at Patmos, this beautiful and almost mysterious rocky island where the apostle John was exiled and wrote the Book of Revelation. Half day tour: we drive up to the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist where we have a wonderful view of the island. We also visit the Grotto of the Revelation. After some free time for browsing, return to the ship and sail for Heraklion (Crete) at 9:00 p.m.

5

Day 5/Sunday

HERAKLION – SANTORINI ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

At 07:00 a.m. we arrive at Heraklion, Crete (Acts 27:7-13). Half day excursion to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, legendary home of the Minotaur (half bull and half man).

Sail for Santorini at 11:30 a.m., where we arrive at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy free time on this breathtaking island, stroll around Fira or Oia, perched high on the rim of the ancient volcano, the eruption of which (1,600 BC) literally buried a flourishing Bronze Age town which has now been excavated at Akrotiri. Sail for Piraeus at 9:00 p.m.

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Day 6/Monday

PIRAEUS – CORINTH – ATHENS (Breakfast) 
At 7:00 a.m. we arrive at Piraeus. After breakfast we will disembark, transfer to Athens center and depart to Ancient Corinth (Acts 18:1-18) for a half day tour. It was to this megalopolis where the apostle Paul came and worked, established a thriving church, subsequently sending two of his epistles now part of the New Testament. See the ruins of early Christian 5th century basilica at the ancient port of Cenchrea before departing to Athens (view from the bus). Overnight at the hotel
7

Day 7/Tuesday

DEPARTURE (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
SEASON A
Departure  In a Double Room Single Supplement
Superior Inner Cabin April 19,26
October 11
1729-$US 639-$US
Superior Outer Cabin 1879-$US 719-$US

 

SEASON B
Departure  In a Double Room Single Supplement
Superior Inner Cabin May 3,10,17,24, 31
June 
7,14,21,28
July 5,12,19,26
August 2, 9,16,23,30
1762-$US 649-$US
Superior Outer Cabin 1919-$US 732-$US

 

SEASON C
Departure  In a Double Room Single Supplement
Superior Inner Cabin September 6,13,20,27
October 
4
1779-EUR 659-EUR
Superior Outer Cabin 1939-EUR 739-EUR

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