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Grand Aegean Experience I

The Aegean experience

Athens to Athens

23 days
from $ 6,395 pp
  • Sep 30, 2018
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The first of our Greece only grand voyages, this quintessential journey into the classicism of the region begins with four nights on land, including a two-night hotel stay in Athens, giving you time to experience the capital’s many wonders, including the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon. Then take a sightseeing drive to the monastery of Osios Loukas and Delphi, before exploring one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilisation, followed by the Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus and Corinth.

Board Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus and head for the Minoan site of Akrotiri on Santorini and the Minotaur’s Labyrinth of Knossos. In Rhodes, visit the Acropolis of Lindos, then step ashore on sacred Delos, before relaxing in Mykonos. On the island of Tinos, the shrine to Our Lady of Tinos is a major landmark, as are the Byzantine Monasteries at Meteora, one of the most remarkable sights in the Mediterranean.

Mount Olympus, home of the gods, lies near Thessalonica, then cruise past Mount Athos to Philippi, where the apostle St Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe. Experience some Greece’s most beautiful islands, from historic Samothraki to picturesque Chios and Patmos, the “Jerusalem of the Aegean”, where Saint John is said to have written the Book of Revelation.

Date Port Arrive Depart
30 Sep Sunday Departure Depart North America     
01 Oct Monday Athens, Greece Arrive into Athens and transfer to hotel    overnight hotel 
02 Oct Tuesday Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens    overnight hotel 
03 Oct Wednesday Delphi, Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight    overnight hotel 
04 Oct Thursday Nauplia, Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight    overnight hotel 
05 Oct Friday Piraeus, Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus and Corinth en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus    8.00pm 
06 Oct Saturday Santorini, Greece Enjoy the spectacular views of Santorini and Akrotiri  8.00am  6.00pm 
07 Oct Sunday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos  8.00am  10.00pm 
08 Oct Monday Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece Visit Agios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Crete  8.00am  10.00pm 
09 Oct Tuesday Karpathos, Greece Enjoy the dramatic scenery and wild mountains in Karpathos  8.00am  8.00pm 
10 Oct Wednesday Rhodes, Greece World Heritage sites: choice of tours to Rhodes town or the Acropolis at Lindos  7.00am  10.00pm 
11 Oct Thursday Nisyros, Greece Discover the treasures of Nisyros  9.00am  6.00pm 
12 Oct Friday Delos, Greece Morning visit to the sacred island of Delos  8.00am  noon 
12 Oct Friday Mykonos, Greece Afternoon at leisure in Mykonos   2.00pm  8.00pm 
13 Oct Saturday Piraeus, Greece Sightseeing in Athens  6.00am  8.00pm 
14 Oct Sunday Tinos, Greece Visit the sleepy island of Tinos   8.00am  2.00pm 
15 Oct Monday Volos, Greece See the famous Byzantine monasteries at Meteora   7.00am  7.00pm 
16 Oct Tuesday Thessalonica, Greece A choice of two city tours: City tour or The Byzantine heritage of Thessalonica, including 5th-century basilica Agios Dimítrios & the Rotónda or explore the Roman baths complex and the Odeon in Dion. Optional tour available   7.00am  overnight 
17 Oct Wednesday Thessalonica, Greece Depart Thessalonica    5.00am 
17 Oct Wednesday Mount Athos, Greece Cruising past Mt Athos  cruising   
18 Oct Thursday Kavala, Greece Morning tour to the famous site of Philippi. Afternoon at leisure  6.00am  8.00pm 
19 Oct Friday Samothraki, Greece   8.00am  2.00pm 
20 Oct Saturday Chios, Greece Discover the magical island of Chios  8.00am  8.00pm 
21 Oct Sunday Patmos, Greece Visit the Medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian – together a UNESCO World Heritage Site   8.00am  2.00pm 
22 Oct Monday Piraeus, Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to airport for flight home     

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Voyage highlights

  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
  • 3-day tour of Classical Greece including hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia
  • The Minotaur’s labyrinth of Knossos
  • Tour the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • Greek Island cruising at its best including maiden calls at Tinos, Samothraki and Chios
  • Visit the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora