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- Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi (where available)
- First-Class or Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
- 11 nights accommodation
- International air ticket
- Airport transfer
- Safety net protection
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ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
Marvels & Myths ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire where 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, never fail to amaze! See the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the venues of the first modern Olympic Games
Greek History & Heroes CORINTH CANAL Photo stop. MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum. EPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theatre before continuing to Nauplia. (B,D) 132mi/212km TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEM The outdoor auditorium of Epidaurus combines perfect mathematic proportion with excellent acoustics. This fascinating archaeological treasure was used for the healing of patients from all over Greece and was dedicated to Asklepios, the god of healing.
Ruins & Recipes Scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains. OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. Attend a Globus Local Favourite cooking demonstration this evening and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 112mi/181km LOCAL FAVOURITE LOCAL TASTES Dip into the delicious tradition of Greek tzatziki - a mix of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, and thyme. Learn how to make this quintessential recipe loved the world over
Digs & Dances DELPHI Join a guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, Globus Local Favourite learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D) 149mi/239km LOCAL FAVOURITE CULTURE & TRADITION Dance in the steps of Zorba the Greek to learn the sirtaki. This passionate and dramatic dance goes very well with a glass of ouzo, the anice-infused drink the locals are so fond of
Mountain Highs ARACHOVA Visit the picturesque mountain town. ATHENS Free time. (B) 118 mi / 190 km TOUR HIGHLIGHT LOCAL TRADITIONS Besides being one of the most beautiful Greek mountain resorts, popular with celebrities, Arachova is famous for a variety of specialties, including hand-woven textiles, woodwork, cheese and wine.
ATHENS- (EMBARKATION)-CRUISING: MYKONOS
Beyond the Shore ATHENS Embark on your Greeks Islands cruise. MYKONOS Free time to explore this evening. (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDER Your dreams of the Greek Islands come true with free time in Mykonos. This Aegean paradise of pristine waters and beaches, mixed with a lively nightlife scene is only made brighter by the iconic 16th-century windmills that dot the hillside above.
CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY-PATMOS, GREECE.
Turkish Treasures KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. PATMOS Afternoon call. (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Pull into port in Turkey to explore the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus - one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world - with the historic ruins of the Library of Celsus, the Basilica of St. John, and the Temple of Artemis.
Blue Heaven RHODES Join a guided sightseeing of the Acropolis of Lindos (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SIGHTS Rhodes is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, in addition to its gorgeous beaches, you'll see the fascinating archaeological ruins of the legendary Lindos Acropolis - standing over 100 metres above the sea
CRUISING: SANTORINI, GREECE.
Sun, Sea & Sands SANTORINI Free time to explore (weather permitting). (B,L,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT With its postcard-like scenery, the lofty volcanic footprint of Santorini's Oia caldera landscape embodies the essence of the Cyclades Islands. Spend free time amid azure seas, and white and blue houses that line the maze of alleyways.
Capital Ideas After breakfast on board, disembark and return to Athens city centre. (B) FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE There are countless ways to enjoy free time in the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and the philosophy of western civilisation! Explore the urban landscapes and lively restaurants in this historic capital and enjoy the sunny slopes of this iconic city. Stroll in the shadow of the Acropolis in the village atmosphere of Plaka. Walk along the narrow cobblestone streets to browse jewellery stores and ceramics shops, then linger in a sidewalk cafe or taverna to celebrate your Greek adventure.
Safe travels until we meet again! Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
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