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Grand Aegean Experience II

The Aegean experience

Athens to Athens

23 days
from $ 6,195 pp
  • Oct 9, 2018
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Our second dedicated Greek grand voyage, beginning with two nights in the nation’s capital to explore the great sites of antiquity, of which the Acropolis, site of the Parthenon is a must. Then enjoy a sightseeing drive to the monastery of Osios Loukas followed by Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and Corinth, one of the largest cities of the ancient world.

On the island of Tinos, the shrine to Our Lady of Tinos is a major landmark, as are the breathtaking Byzantine monasteries at Meteora, one of the most remarkable sights in the Mediterranean. Enjoy a choice of tours in Thessalonica with the Byzantine heritage of the city or the Odeon in Dion - two of the options available. Then cruise past Mount Athos to Philippi, where the apostle St Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe.

Experience Greek cruising at its finest, 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. See the Minoan site of Akrotiri and the Minotaur’s Labyrinth of Knossos, and in Rhodes, visit the Acropolis of Lindos before stepping ashore on sacred Delos and Mykonos.

Date Port Arrive Depart
09 Oct Tuesday Departure Depart North America     
10 Oct Wednesday Athens, Greece Arrive into Athens and transfer to hotel    overnight hotel 
11 Oct Thursday Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens    overnight hotel 
12 Oct Friday Delphi, Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight    overnight hotel 
13 Oct Saturday Piraeus, Greece Morning drive to Corinth for sightseeing en route to Piraeus to embark Aegean Odyssey    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 Explore Samothraki  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 Sightseeing in Athens  6.00am  8.00pm 
23 Oct Tuesday Santorini, Greece Enjoy the spectacular views of Santorini and Akrotiri  8.00am  6.00pm 
24 Oct Wednesday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos  8.00am  10.00pm 
25 Oct Thursday Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece Visit Agios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Crete  8.00am  10.00pm 
26 Oct Friday Karpathos, Greece Enjoy the dramatic scenery and wild mountains in Karpathos  8.00am  8.00pm 
27 Oct Saturday Rhodes, Greece World Heritage sites: choice of tours to Rhodes town or the Acropolis at Lindos  7.00am  10.00pm 
28 Oct Sunday Nisyros, Greece Discover the treasures of Nisyros  9.00am  6.00pm 
29 Oct Monday Delos, Greece Morning visit to the sacred island of Delos  8.00am  noon 
30 Oct Tuesday Mykonos, Greece Afternoon at leisure in Mykonos   2.00pm  8.00pm 
31 Oct Wednesday Piraeus, Greece Disembark and transfer to airport for flight home  6.00am   

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Voyage highlights

  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • 2-day tour of Classical Greece including overnight in Delphi
  • Visit the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora
  • Greek Island cruising at its best including maiden calls at Tinos, Samothraki and Chios
  • The wild mountains of Karpathos