Multi-Day Tour

Grecian Legends Premium (Summer 2018) (13 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Athens, Greece

Valid for Departures: 20 Jun 2018 - 24 Oct 2018

Grecian Legends Premium (Summer 2018) (13 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 4

Kusadasi Or Samos And Patmos.

Day 5

Crete And Santorini

Day 9

The Pinnacles Of Meteora.

Day 12

Mycenae And Nafplio.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. At 19:00, join your Insight Vacations Representative and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink.
Day 3
Mykonos, Greece
Mv Celestyal Olympia (Or Similar).. None
Board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to explore. Late in the evening, your cruise sails across the Aegean to Turkey. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day 4
Kusadasi Or Samos And Patmos.
Mv Celestyal Olympia (Or Similar).. None
Today choose to explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Alternatively, decide to spend the day on the mystical island of Samos, birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras. Guests choosing to stay on Samos will enjoy time at leisure, and join in an included excursion to the Palace of Knossos while in Crete. In the afternoon, sail to the island of Patmos where St. John the Devine was exiled by the Emperor Domitian. Later, your cruise sets sail for the island of Crete.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
Crete And Santorini
Mv Celestyal Olympia (Or Similar).. None
In the morning, you dock at Heraklion in Crete, the site of the ruins of King Minos' Palace of Knossos. Later, cruise beneath the sheer cliffs of Santorini. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. A scenic drive north takes you to the Cycladic village of Oia, explore with a Local Expert and enjoy plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys. In the evening you sail onto Athens.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6
Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the local market. Perhaps ask about an optional experience to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
With another day free, there's plenty to discover within this dynamic city and its mix of history and edginess - ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace. Iconic monuments, first-rate museums, lively cafes and al fresco dining are yours to enjoy at your own pace. Alternatively, why not sit back and relax by the water or perhaps pamper yourself with a treatment at the spa? Later, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, get to know your fellow travellers over a delightful evening of dinner and wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 8
Athens, Greece
Divani Meteora Hotel/grand Meteora/meteora Hotel, Kalambaka. None
Your exploration reveals the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Wingless Victory and Hadrian’s Arch. Next, your Local Expert takes you to the Parthenon, built atop the Acropolis. Continue to Thermopylae, famous as the mountain pass where King Leonidas led his Spartan army, along with fellow Greek soldiers, into battle against the Persians in 480 B.C. See the memorial dedicated to Leonidas and his courageous Spartans, then on to your hotel in Kalambaka for dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 9
The Pinnacles Of Meteora.
Divani Meteora Hotel/grand Meteora/meteora Hotel, Kalambaka. None
With your Local Expert, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora, meaning 'in the air.' The massive pinnacles of smooth rock are ancient, yet could also be the setting for a futuristic science-fiction tale. Visit one of the monasteries, that adds to the strange and beautiful landscape and enjoy stunning views over the Peneios Valley. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Why not explore with a leisurely walk on the nature trails? Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Natural History Museum.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 10
Olympia, Greece
Arty Grand Hotel/amalia Hotel Olympia. None
Travel south, stopping at the foothills of Mount Parnassus. Ascend the Sacred Way of Delphi with your Local Expert, passing the Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and Polygonal Wall. You'll approach the Temple of Apollo, where for 14 centuries the mysterious Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic 'words'. Continue to Olympia where dinner is served in your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 11
Olympia, Greece
Arty Grand Hotel/amalia Hotel Olympia. None
It's all in the name. Ancient Olympia is the site where the Ancient Olympic Games began in 776 B.C. in dedication to the god Zeus. See the Temple of Zeus, the athletes gymnasium and the stadium of Olympia. The starting and finishing markers for the sprint track are still marked by stones and there is time to capture your own memory with a photo at the starting line. In the evening, join a local chef for an entertaining cooking demonstration, followed by a dinner of authentic Greek flavours.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 12
Mycenae And Nafplio.
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
Visit the ruined city of Mycenae with a Local Expert. Walk through the Lion Gate, visit the royal beehive-tombs and see the giant Cyclopean stones used to build the city walls. Later, meet the artisans and view beautiful works of art at a family-run pottery studio. Travel to the elegant town of Nafplio, known for its beautiful architecture, colour shops and cafes. Your journey continues following the shores of the Saronic Gulf to pass the Corinth Canal dividing the Peloponnesse and mainland Greece, and arriving in Athens. In the evening, enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner in true Greek style, complete with wine and good cheer.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 13
Athens, Greece
None None
Your Grecian odyssey comes to an end with a transfer to Athens Airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

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This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 3-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

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