GLOBUS 2025: Greek Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise (KGHX)

12 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

The iconic Greek Islands are yours to discover on a guided cruise and tour of Greece. You've dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and strolling among whitewashed buildings above pristine beaches. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece and a Greek Islands cruise. History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer's epic poem, 'The Iliad.' Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience, enjoy a cooking demonstration where you learn to make traditional tzatziki; take a sirtaki dance lesson, and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.

Take your escorted Greek vacation adventure further! Cruise the Greek Islands for four nights to experience the world-renowned Aegean Sea portion of the Mediterranean. Sail from Athens aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to Mykonos. Next, you'll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Stop at the island of Rhodes, where you'll see the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena's Temple. Sail, weather permitting, to the panoramic and volcanic island of Santorini-'The Black Pearl of the Aegean.' Relax while basking in the beauty of the sea as you return to Athens. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this guided tour of Greece has it all-including four spectacular nights on a Greek Island cruise.

Call 1 (401) 724-3880 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18154645

Tour Operator
Globus
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1AthensWelcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

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Day 2AthensMarvels & 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.


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Day 3NaupliaGreek 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 theater 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.


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Day 4OlympiaRuins & Recipes Scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. Attend a [LF] cooking demonstration this evening and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 112mi/181km

LOCAL FAVORITE
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.


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Day 5DelphiDigs & Dances DELPHI Join a guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D) 149mi/239km

LOCAL FAVORITE
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.


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Day 6AthensMountain 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.


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Day 7ATMYKONOSBeyond 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.


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Day 8PatmosTurkish 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.


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Day 9RhodesBlue 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 meters above the sea.


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Day 10SantoriniSun, 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.


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Day 11AthensCapital Ideas After breakfast on board, disembark and return to Athens city center. (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 civilization! 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 jewelry stores and ceramics shops, then linger in a sidewalk cafe or taverna to celebrate your Greek adventure.


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Day 12AthensSafe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
03/18/2025$2,470.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
03/25/2025$2,470.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Port Taxes $159 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Globus price.

A fuel surcharge of $32 per person has been implemented by Celestyal Cruises for bookings made October 3, 2022 onward traveling on 2023 sailings.
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