Greece – Land Tour and Greek Island Cruise (13 days)

Included:

  • Meals (12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • All transfers as indicated
  • domestic airfare (1)

Not Included:

  • International airfare to and from the destination, please contact us for the best available prices from your home city.
  • Travel Insurance is not included, but available, please contact us for the best options for your family.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary below.
  • Tours not mentioned in the itinerary below.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Minimum of 2 guests for this tour.

Day 1 – Arrive in Athens, Greece and transfer to your 4 star hotel

Day 2 – Sightseeing Tout of Athens and the Athens Acropolis

Enjoy a tour of Athens, combining many of the city’s principle modern and classical sights. This great value day out will allow you to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament House on Constitution Square, the Panathenian Stadium (site of 1st Modern Olympic Games in 1896) and the Presidential Palace. You will then be taken to visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus which is an impressive temple dedicated to the father of the gods. The climax of the tour is a visit to the citadel of the ancient city of Athens, the Acropolis, with its many monuments including the incredible Parthenon.  Included are the entrance fees to the Acropolis, and the entrance fees to the Temple of Zeus.  Refreshments, lunch and gratuities are not included.

Day 3  – Tour to Olympia

Driving along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf we will make a short stop at the Corinth Canal before journeying to Epidaurus and the theatre famous for its remarkable acoustics. We will then make a short stop at Nafplio. The tour continues on to Mycenae to visit the archaeological site. From here we will depart for Olympia with a drive through the central Pelopennese area passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia.

Day 4 – Olympia to Delphi

In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. The tour then continues via Patras to Rion crossing over the world’s longest cable deck bridge before continuing on to Nafpaktos and to Delphi for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5 – Delphi to Kalambaka

In the morning there will be a visit to the archaeological site and museum of Delphi before departing for Kalambaka with a drive through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala arriving in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 – Meteora to Athens and transfer to the airport  for your early evening flight to Mykonos and board your Greek island Cruise (Gullet)

In the morning will be a visit to breathtaking Meteora with its breathtaking monasteries precariously perched atop towering rock formations. In the early afternoon the drive back to Athens passes through Thermopylae and Kamena

Once your tour is over, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mykonos.  Once in Mykonos, you will be transferred to the port to board your gullet for a wonderful cruise around the Greek Islands.  Jump on board to meet your Captain, crew and fellow travellers. After meeting with your tour leader in the afternoon the rest of the evening will be free to explore this amazing island on your own. It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, attracts so many visitors from the entire globe. Here the steep mountains to be encountered in most of the Cyclades islands give way to low, rocky hills which combine with superb beaches. The capital Hora, with its colourful harbour in which little fishing boats nest happily side by side with luxury yachts, presents quite a different picture from that of the majority of Aegean island towns. Mykonos is spread out over a flat area, and the whitewashed streets stand as brilliant white cubic houses with stepped walls for sitting on.

Day 7- Mykonos – Paros – Naxos
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Departing from Mykonos in the small hours of the morning and heading for Paros. Here we will have a swimming stop. Then we will set sail to Naxos. The island of Naxos is the largest and most central island in the Cyclades. Approaching the island by boat, you can see two small islands to the left and right of the harbour, one with the little church of Myrtidiotissa, and the other called Palatia which is linked to Naxos Town. The imposing gate, Portara is an ancient marble temple dedicated to Apollo. Ligdamis ordered this to be built in the gods honour in the 6th century B.C After the orientation walk in this impressive island you will have more free time to explore the town and to swim in the warm waters of the Aegean Sea – with an optional excursion.

Day 8 – Naxos – Ios
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Early this morning we pull anchor and start the sail to Ios. A lazy day ahead filled with sun tanning, listening to music and on board meals. We stop at an ideal swimming spot on the way to Ios – the famous tourist destination. Visitors come for its golden beaches and the characteristic Aegean architecture. Ios is well known as the party island with the lively atmosphere and the endless fun. The capital is built at the point where the ancient city was, where white houses unfold and its windmills and narrow small roads can be seen on the hill tops. We remain floating in the bay over night.

Day 9 – Ios – Santorini
(Breakfast and lunch included)
As the sun comes up we head for the magic summer madness of Santorini. It has been said that the sunsets in Santorini are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch breathtaking views of the volcano and neighbouring islands. Santorini is one of the major tourist attractions of Europe with its marvellous climate and perfect observation conditions, you will experience a wild beauty created from a volcano that lies in the middle of the bay. Today you will have free time to explore the island.

Day 10 – Santorini – Amorgos or Levita
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Early in the morning depends on the weather condition well cruise to Amorgos or Levita. Amorgos is one of the popular islands in Greece with white houses, crystal clear water and a peaceful atmosphere. It is no coincidence that Luc Besson chose to shoot the first part of the film The Big Blue here. Once only visited by young travellers, Amorgos has become quite a trendy island since the film was released, and it is no surprise that you will find more adventurous people here than usual. The coastline is 112 kms long, surrounded by impressive mountains and rocky hills and the island is one of the best spots to taste traditional Greek cuisine and wine. In the evening you will have free time to visit the island on your own.

Day 11- Amorgos or Levita
(Breakfast and lunch included)
We sail to Levita. Levita is also a popular island on the Aegean Sea famous for its white houses, long beaches and peaceful atmosphere.

Day 12 – Kos – Bodrum
(Breakfast and lunch included)
This morning we will cruise to Kos (Cos), the birth place of Hippocrates, the Father of Medical Sciences. Kos is the second largest island of the 12 Dodecanese islands and has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a 560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a 290 km long beach. You may take a swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbour. After spending our day here well depart Kos for Bodrum, the famous resort town of Turkey. Bodrum is the centre of night life in the Aegean region of Turkey and known for its amazing beaches and gullet cruise trips. History of Bodrum dates back to the 12th century B.C. The city was named Halicarnassus, which was the birthplace of Herodotus; the Father of History who lived in the 5th century B.C. The Mausoleum of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is located in Bodrum. Thats the only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 people, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit whilst in Bodrum is the landmark of the city Castle of Saint Peter. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history that dates back to the Middle Ages. Myndos Gate through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss. This evening well start to explore the bars, pubs and night life of this impressive town.

Day 13- Bodrum, with a transfer to the airport
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast your blue cruise concludes at 10:30am.  We will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

8 DAYS MYKONOS – CYCLADES – GREEK ISLAND CRUISE INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast, lunch – afternoon tea – coffee and cookies
  • One night Captains dinner is served
  • All charter and berth taxes, Harbour and Port procedures
  • Transit log and related formalities for the shipping agents
  • Mooring expenses
  • Crew service
  • Ship water
  • Diesel and Gasoline expenses
  • Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (Beach towels are not provided)
  • Use of equipment on board. (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)
  • Yacht insurance (We advise you to take out your own individual travel insurance)
  • V.A.T.
  • On Greek Islands Itineraries:
  • Harbour taxes and mooring fees in foreign waters for the yacht
  • All port procedures and custom expenses in foreign waters for the yacht

8 DAYS MYKONOS – CYCLADES – GREEK ISLAND CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water (These can be purchased from the bar onboard)
  • 6 dinners
  • Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical places and museums
  • Individual port taxes on arrival and departure in Turkey and Greece

 

Prices starting from:

$3,076.00 U.S. per person, based on double occupancy

Above pricing includes taxes where stated. In Canada, GST/HST included. Country taxes that must be paid locally are not included.  Prices listed were correct at time of publication.  Prices can change to reflect exchange rate changes. Custom World Vacations reserves the right to amend prices at any time without prior notice.  All vacations are subject to availability.
 

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