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
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Friday, November 24, 2017
Upon arrival our friendly staff will transfer you to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 2: Athens
Friday, November 24, 2017 - Saturday, November 25, 2017
Morning city tour includes visit to the Acropolis. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 3: Athens
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Day at leisure.
Day 4: Athens - Olympia
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Monday, November 27, 2017
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
Monday, November 27, 2017 - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Visit the Archaeological Site of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum.
Then drive to Delphi, overnight.
Day 6: Delphi - Kalambaka
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Visit the Archaeological Site and Museum of Delphi.Then drive for Kalambaka, overnight.
Day 7: Meteora - Athens
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017
Visit Meteora the ageless monasteries and speciments of Byzantine art.
Early evening return to Athens.
Day 8: Athens - Piraeus - Myconos
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Friday, December 1, 2017
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
Friday, December 1, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017
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
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Sunday, December 3, 2017
Early morning on to the magnificent island of Rhodes, the medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos.
Day 11: Heraklion - Santorini
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Monday, December 4, 2017
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
Monday, December 4, 2017 - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.