Ancient ruins, marvelous beaches, and the crystal-clear Aegean Sea…all of this and more await you on this Greece cruise tour!</BR></BR>History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece’s ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more. </BR></BR>Then, enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Sail to Mykonos, Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses; Santorini, with its bright white buildings and beautiful cliffs rising from the Aegean Sea; Ios, considered one of the most beautiful of the Greek Isles; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Kusadasi on the Turkish coast, with its white-sand beaches; Samos, with white-sand beaches and numerous archaeological sights; Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and antiquity’s most sacred island; Tinos, a popular island for Greek pilgrims with its iconic church, picturesque villages, more than 80 windmills scattered about the hillsides, and Venetian fortifications; Kythnos, with its beautiful sandy beaches and thermal hot springs; and Cape Sounion. </BR></BR>In between islands, enjoy your elegant cruise yacht. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, and relax. Stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to explore the beautiful Greek Islands…this Greece cruise tour is a dream vacation!

City Highlights

ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCORINTH Guided visit of the excavationsMYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museumEPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theaterOLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; [LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizerDELPHI Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; [LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of OuzoMETEORA AREA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s MonasteriesTHERMOPYLAE Guided visitCRUISING Seven-night cruise to Ios, Santorini, Patmos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Samos, Delos, Mykonos, Tinos, Kythos, Cape SounionHeadsets throughout the tourCruise Details:Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.Cabin categories: Outside cabin (category B), Outside cabin (category A)All cabins with two lower beds or one double bed and private shower and toilet.Full entertainment program on board.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Globus Host service in Athens.The yacht scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the M/Y Callisto, operated by Variety Cruises.

Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 4 three-course dinners with wine; 5 à-la-carte dinners while cruising

Notes

NOTE:Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Transportation

Motorcoach; Yacht Cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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