GREEK ISLAND CRUISE
Duration: 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS
Highlights: Athens, Kea, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Kythira, Monemvassia, Nafplio, Mycenae, Hydra
Departures: Please check departure dates below
Tour Price: From $2605 per person
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY ATHENS- ARRIVAL
Arrival at Athens Airport & meet with our local representatives Transfer to your hotel
Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens
DAY 2 THURSDAY ATHENS- CITY TOUR
Breakfast in your hotel, in the morning you will join a SIC tour of Athens including the Acropolis & the new Acropolis museum. Begin with a Panoramic drive of the city visiting the Panathenaic Stadium (modern Olympic Games), the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Continue with a guided tour of the Acropolis, the Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Then proceed to the New Acropolis museum for a guided visit. After the end of the tour transfer back to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 3 FRIDAY ATHENS- CRUISE EMBARKATION- KEA
Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Depart via Cape Sounio to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.
DAY 4 SATURDAY DELOS & MYKONOS ISLANDS (optional excursion)
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle Overnight in Mykonos.
DAY 5 SUNDAY SANTORINI ISLAND (optional excursion)
Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.
DAY 6 MONDAY CRETE ISLAND (Rethymno & Heraklio)
Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymno. Optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklio. Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea
DAY 7 TUESDAY KYTHIRA ISLAND
Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less known island gem now fast becoming a favorite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira.
DAY 8 WEDNESDAY MONEMVASSIA & NAFPLIO
Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion
DAY 9 THURSDAY MYCENAE (optional excursion) & HYDRA ISLAND
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.
DAY 10 FRIDAY ATHENS
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast. Meet at the pier with our local representative and transfer to your hotel in Athens.
Take the whole day at leisure for your last city walks and shopping. Overnight in Athens
DAY 11 SATURDAY ATHENS- DEPARTURE
Breakfast in your hotel and check out. Transfer to Athens International Airport for your departure flight.
** The tour may start also on Thursdays by splitting the Athens stays as 1 pre and 2 post cruising
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON
BASED ON 3* BW ACROPOLIS AMI HOTEL (or similar) in Athens
|Cabin category||SOLO traveller||PP in sgl*||PP in dbl||PP in trp||SOLO traveller||PP in sgl*||PP in dbl||PP in trp||SOLO traveller||PP in sgl*||PP in dbl||PP in trp|
|CAT C||$ 4335||$ 4245||$ 2605||$ 2290||$ 4400||$ 4305||$ 2640||$ 2315||$ 4355||$ 4265||$ 2615||$ 2300|
|CAT B||$ 5190||$ 5095||$ 3115||N/A||$ 5255||$ 5160||$ 3150||N/A||$ 5215||$ 5120||$ 3125||N/A|
|CAT A||$ 5865||$ 5765||$ 3515||N/A||$ 5925||$ 5835||$ 3550||N/A||$ 5885||$ 5790||$ 3525||N/A|
|CAT P||$ 6470||$ 6375||$ 3880||N/A||$ 6535||$ 6445||$ 3915||N/A||$ 6490||$ 6400||$ 3890||N/A|
*When traveling with at least one more person
|Category C: lower deck, twin or double beds||Category A: Main deck, twin beds|
|Category B: Main deck, twin beds||Category P: Upper deck, double beds|
BASED ON 3* ACROPOLIS MUSEUM HOTEL (or similar) in Athens
|Cabin category||SOLO traveller||PP in sgl*||PP in dbl||PP in trp||SOLO traveller||PP in sgl*||PP in dbl||PP in trp|
|CAT C||$ 4395||$ 4300||$ 2686||$ 2290||$ 4455||$ 4375||$ 2725||$ 2355|
|CAT B||$ 5250||$ 5155||$ 3195||N/A||$ 5315||$ 5230||$ 3235||N/A|
|CAT A||$ 5920||$ 5830||$ 3595||N/A||$ 5985||$ 5900||$ 3635||N/A|
|CAT P||$ 6530||$ 6435||$ 3960||N/A||$ 6590||$ 6510||$ 3995||N/A|
*When traveling with at least one more person
DEPARTURE DATES 2019
- 3 nights in Athens city , in 3*-3*++ hotels on bb basis (standard room types)
*Private taxi transfers including meet & assistance
- Athens Airport- Athens hotel and v.v.
- Athens hotel- cruise pier and v.v.
* Organize (SIC) tour
- Athens city tour with Acropolis and the New Acropolis museum, including: pick up/ drop off at Athens hotel or near by spot, all transfers with luxury a/c coach, licensed guide, entrance fees
* 7 NIGHTS- 8 DAYS cruise (CLASSICAL GREECE) with VARIETY CRUISES
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
- Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
- Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability).
- English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
EXCLUDED FROM THE ABOVE RATES
- Meals for the land portion
- Drinks and beverages besides the ones mentioned in the included services
- Port taxes as per $ 285 PER PERSON
- Shore excursions while cruising
- Wi-Fi during the cruise (available on charge)
- Night taxi transfer supplement, in case required, as per $ 20 per taxi, per way for Athens Airport (23.00-06.00)
- Any service not mentioned in the included services
Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately $ 10.00-12.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.
- Hotels’ and cruise availability are not guaranteed- only upon reservations
- SIC tours’ operation is a subject of possible change due to unforeseen circumstances
- In order to guarantee any bookings a 30% deposit is required upon confirmations. Full payment to be settled 21 days prior the arrival date.
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