The Emeralds of the Aegean Sea-Visiting the Famous Monasteries of Meteora (12 Days / 11 Nights)
Arrival in Athens: Every Monday Tour Features • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Athens. • Athens sightseeing tour. • 4 day Classical Tour with Meteora (A’ class hotels) on half board basis. • 4 day cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey minimum inside cabin, all meals. • All transfers / Meeting and assistance. • Hotel taxes and service charges.
Day 1: Athens
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Saturday, January 26, 2019
Upon arrival our friendly staff will transfer you to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 2: Athens
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Sunday, January 27, 2019
Morning city tour includes visit to the Acropolis. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 3: Athens
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Monday, January 28, 2019
Day at leisure.
Day 4: Athens - Olympia
Monday, January 28, 2019 - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Departure for your 4 day Classical Tour.
Short stop in Corinth Canal visit the Theatre of Epidaurus then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short stop) drive to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through central Peloponnese. Overnight in Olympia.
Day 5: Olympia - Delphi
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Visit the Archaeological Site of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.
Then drive to Delphi, overnight.
Day 6: Delphi - Kalambaka
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
Visit the Archaeological Site and Museum of Delphi.Then drive for Kalambaka, overnight.
Day 7: Meteora - Athens
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Friday, February 1, 2019
Visit Meteora the ageless monasteries and speciments of Byzantine art.
Early evening return to Athens.
Day 8: Athens - Piraeus - Myconos
Friday, February 1, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2019
Our friendly staff will transfer you to Piraeus, to embark your luxury cruise ship. First port of call is the island of Myconos.
Day 9: Kusadasi - Patmos
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Sunday, February 3, 2019
First port of call is Kusadasi, with Ephessus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island of Patmos with a monastery and the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.
Day 10: Rhodes
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - Monday, February 4, 2019
Early morning on to the magnificent island of Rhodes, the medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos.
Day 11: Heraklion - Santorini
Monday, February 4, 2019 - Tuesday, February 5, 2019
First port of call is Heraklion. The place of Knossos, the center of the Minoan Civilization. Continue in the afternoon to the most breath taking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of the Atlantic.
Day 12: Piraeus
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.