Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, gorgeous islands, sandy beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…on this Greece cruise and tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!</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>In addition to all these included sights, Globus has also included some unique experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life. You’ll enjoy a cooking demonstration where you’ll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki. </BR></BR>But that’s not all…you’ll enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Cruise to Mykonos, Greece’s most famous jet-set island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses; Kea; Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and antiquity’s most sacred island; Santorini, still an active volcano offering one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas; Rethymnon on Crete, with beautiful mountains, wonderful beaches, and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Greece; Kythira, a lesser-known and peaceful gem; Monemvassia, known for its Byzantine monuments and amazing views; Nauplia, with its charming Old Town and medieval fortifications; and Hydra or Spetses. </BR></BR>From the picturesque fishing villages and spectacular islands to ancient historic sights, this Greece cruise and tour is a vacation of a lifetime!

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 visitCRUISINGSeven-night cruise to Kea, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Kythira, Nauplia, Hydra or SpetsesCruise 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.Globus Host service in Athens.Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise yacht details. The yacht scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Harmony V, operated by Variety Cruises.Headsets throughout the tour

Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 4 three-course dinners with wine; 5 dinners while cruising

Notes

NOTES:Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the vessel’s captain in case of adverse weather conditions – winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more, depending on the vessel – on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port, or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not automatically entitle passengers to any refunds, but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation in time for their flights.

Transportation

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

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