Multi-Day Tour

Grecian Fables Premier (Summer 2018) (16 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Athens, Greece

Valid for Departures: 23 Jul 2018 - 03 Sep 2018

Grecian Fables Premier (Summer 2018) (16 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 4

The Pinnacles Of Meteora.

Day 7

Mycenae And Nafplio.

Day 11

Cruise Santorini.

Day 13

Cruise To Crete.

Day 14

Kusadasi Or Samos.

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
Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. 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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
Mykonos, Greece
Mv Celestyal Crystal (Or Similar). None
The morning is at your leisure. Late afternoon, board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos. 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 on-board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft-drinks, and hot beverages.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 9
Mykonos, Greece
Mv Celestyal Crystal (Or Similar). None
The full days is yours to relax and explore Mykonos, with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to discover.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 10
Mílos, Greece
Mv Celestyal Crystal (Or Similar). None
After a pleasant morning cruising the blue waters of the Aegean, arrive in Milos where you enjoy plenty of time to venture through this gorgeous island, with its crystal waters and white cliffs. Later in the evening, you set sail for Santorini.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 11
Cruise Santorini.
Mv Celestyal Crystal (Or Similar). None
Wake up in Santorini with a full morning at leisure to relax. Gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini and dazzling panorama. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafés, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. Later, join a Local Expert for a visit of the Cycladic village of Oia, one of the most authentic and unspoiled villages of the island.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 12
Santorini, Greece
Mv Celestyal Crystal (Or Similar). None
Enjoy another full free day to relax, enjoy your vessel's facilities or explore more of what Santorini has to offer.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 13
Cruise To Crete.
Mv Celestyal Crystal (Or Similar). None
Sail to Crete, home to the birthplace of Zeus according to the Greek mythology. There is time at leisure to explore the capital, Heraklion, site of King Minos' Palace of Knossos.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 14
Kusadasi Or Samos.
Mv Celestyal Crystal (Or Similar). None
This morning choose to explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus with a Local Expert, or spend the day on the island of Samos, birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras. In the evening, sail back to Athens.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 15
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 16
Athens, Greece
None None
Bid farewell to Athens. Your tour ends with a transfer to the airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

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This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 7-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

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