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GREEK ISLAND HOPPING
Greece - Minos Magic
If Greece has always been your dream vacation, opt for this itinerary that combines a cruise in the Greek Islands and in Turkey, as well as a wonderful stay in Crete, Santorini and Athens.
ITINERARY FOR SUNDAY DEPARTURES FROM TORONTO AND MONTREAL
16 DAYS - 14 NIGHTS - 25 MEALS
Overnight flight - 3 nights Greek Islands and Turkey Cruise - 4 nights in Crete - 3 nights in Santorini - 3 nights in Athens
Day 1: Depart for Athens
GREEK ISLANDS & TURKEY CRUISE BEGINS
Day 2: Arrive Athens and transfer to Piraeus port and embark ship at 1:00PM
IN PORT: Mykonos between 6:00PM and 11:00PM (L, D)
IN PORT: Kusadasi (Turkey) between 7:00AM and 1:00PM (Visit included/See below)
IN PORT: Patmos (Greece) between 4:00PM and 9:00PM
IN PORT: Rhodes between 7:00AM and 6:00PM (Visit included/See below) (B, L, D)
IN PORT: Crete (Heraklion) at 7:00AM. (B, D, and Visit included/See below).
Disembark ship and transfer to your hotel for 4 nights in Crete
GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE ENDS
Days 9-11: Crete - Santorini (B). Transfer by high speed/ferry for 3 nights in Santorini
Day 12: Santorini (B,D). Transfer to and embark ship between 4:00PM and 9:30PM
Days 13-15: Athens (Piraeus) arrive at 6:00AM. Disembark ship and transfer to your hotel for 3 nights in Athens
Day 16: Athens - End of tour. Transfer to the airport for your return flight
*Sunday departures between May 7 and October 15, 2017.
ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES - HELLENISTIC/ROMAN
Explore the archaeological site of Ephesus with a guide and see the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble paved Street
of Kouretes, and so much more that this ancient site has to offer.
MEDIEVAL TOUR - ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS AND THE CITADEL OF KNIGHTS
Visit the city of Lindos and its Acropolis with the ancient Temple of Athena. Then visit Rhodes Old Town for a medieval walk around the city
via d’Amboise Gate, and the Street of the Knights.
SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM
See Megalochori village, Kamar, Monolithos, Fira and the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli before arriving at Oia, where
you’ll have plenty of free time to stroll through the alleys and explore.
MINOAN PALACE OF KNOSSOS
Visit the ancient city of Knossos and see the ruins that demonstrate the incredible wealth and sophistication enjoyed by the Minoan civilization. Visit the Palace of King Minos, the Archaeological Museum, as well as a visit of Herkalion on the way back to the port.
GOOD TO KNOW
Drinks package (including alcohol) and excursions as noted, are included during the cruise. Details upon request.
Sunday departures The day-by-day itinerary shown here is for Sunday departures from May 7 to Oct. 15, 2017
This itinerary operates on Sunday departures only
ACCOMMODATION (or similar)
Cruise (ALL Options): Celestyal Olympia
CRETE (Hersonissos) : Hersonissos Palace 4* (Breakfast, Dinner)
SANTORINI : Albatros Hotel 3* (Breakfast)
ATHENS : President Hotel 4* (Breakfast)
CRETE (Hersonissos) : Galaxy Hotel 5* (Breakfast, Dinner)
SANTORINI : El Greco 4* (Breakfast)
ATHENS : Titania Hotel Athens 4* (Breakfast)
CRETE (Hersonissos) : Kalimera Kriti 5* (Breakfast, Dinner)
SANTORINI : Santorini Palace 4* (Breakfast)
ATHENS : Divani Caravel 5* (Breakfast)
Roundtrip flight in Economy Class
Roundtrip transfers between the airport and the hotel and boat on tour dates
Accommodation in air-conditioned double occupancy (standard room) with private facilities in hotel
High speed/ferry transfer : option 1&2 = economy class, option 3 = business class
Accommodation in double occupancy (standard double or twin cabin) in inside cabin or outside cabin
Hotel taxes and services charges
All drinks and wine
Meals other than those detailed
Fees for visa if required
Port times may vary and are subject to change.
Disembarkation by tenders in some ports.
Book it fast, the seats are limited.
Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting religious sites.
In Europe, hotel rooms are generally smaller than in North America. There are rarely two double beds in a room. Triple rooms usually feature one double bed and one single bed or three single beds or one double bed and one foldaway bed or two single beds and one foldaway bed.
Some types of sports equipment, including golf bags, etc., are not accepted in the rooms. They have to be kept in a specific area, which is usually locked.
All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.
In most European countries the voltage is 220V.
This information is subject to change.
The information about this product is valid for departures between May 7 and October 15, 2017.
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