Capital of Greece – 5D/4N
Athens: Guided City Tour, One day Cruise- three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf, Tour to Delphi.
Day wise Itinerary: –
Day 1 ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Hotel check in and time for rest. Your first evening in Athens begins with a short panoramic drive through the City Center and at the slope of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and photo the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern. Overnight at Athens.
Day 2 ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library. Conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Athens. (B)
Day 3 ATHENS – ONE DAY CRUISE
After breakfast at 8:00am the ship sails for the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. (Pick up from your Hotel will be earlier) Shortly after departure, our guides and hostesses will invite you to assemble in one of the Lounges, in order to give you all necessary information concerning the ship, the cruise program as well as the islands. Within 2 hours, we will arrive to the island of Poros, the smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. Your time at leisure in Poros will be about 60 minutes.
Immediately upon the ships departure from Poros, lunch will be served for passengers who have the first sitting. As we sail towards Hydra the remaining guests relax in the Ship’s Lounge or enjoy the sun and beautiful panoramic view from one of our spacious decks. An hour and 15 minutes later, we enter the port of Hydra, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. As soon as you disembark, it’s all there… the small narrow stone-paved streets waiting to be explored on foot or by the island’s traditional “vehicle” – the saddled donkey… captivating walks along the old seaside promenade. crystal clear waters… radiant traditional fine-craft shops.. The beauty of Hydra will conquer you forever! You will have about 2 hours to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra and while returning back on board you will receive a homecoming welcome.
The tables will be set for the second sitting giving you an opportunity to taste the gastronomic creations of our Chef. Time will fly quickly….and after a two hour trip we shall arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aegina.
AEGINA is the largest of the three islands. Time will fly quickly….and after a two hour trip we shall arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aegina.
AEGINA is the largest of the three islands. Apart from its harbor there are numerous interesting sites to discover on the island and therefore we propose 2 optional tours. In Aegina you can enjoy a walk or horse-carriage ride around the town or relax in one of the harbor’s charming waterfront coffee shops. And if you think that the day ends here you are mistaken! The highlight of your cruise still awaits!
A “Traditional Greek Folk Show” with singers and dancers in original costumes form all of Greece who, together with our Officers, Hostesses and the ever amusing Jeannot will entertain and animate you up to the final moment as the ship docks in Piraeus at approximately 19:30 hours. Overnight at Athens. (B)
Day 4 FULL DAY ORGANIZED TOUR TO DELPHI
After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel. Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus – Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World.
On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route. Overnight at Athens. (B)
Day 5 ATHENS
After breakfast, free time and transfer to Athens airport. Tour ends with sweet memories.
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