Classical Greece & Aegean Discovery
(With 3-Nights Cruise)
9 Days


9 Days: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos

Tour Overview
This 9-day program combines visits to Classical Greece on land for 6 days and a 3-night Greek islands cruise. In the capital city of Athens, enjoy a city tour including the Acropolis high above the city. Travel towards Peloponnese with visits to Epidaurus and Mycenae. Visit Olympia, the home of the first Olympic Games and continue to what was at one time the most sacred spot in the world, Delphi. As you cruise the emerald waters of the Aegean, stops will be made to beautiful Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion, and Santorini.

Day 01 – Arrival / Athens

Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Day 02 – City tour / Athens

The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street. (B)

Day 03 – Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia

After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight. (BD)

Day 04 – Olympia / Delphi

Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight. (BD)

Day 05 – Delphi / Athens

Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be take the road back to Athens. (B)

Day 06 – Athens – Mykonos / on cruise

Breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port to embark on «Celestyal cruises» for the three night «Iconic Aegean» cruise. Arrival in Mykonos in the afternoon. Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos until late in the evening. (BLD)

Day 07 – Kusadasi – Patmos / on cruise

Early in the morning you will be arriving at the port of Kusadasi. Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”. Around mid-day, the ship will set sail again for a short trip to Patmos. Do no miss the optional excursion to the famous monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. (BLD)

Day 08 – Heraklion – Santorini / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. During your included excursion you will be visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur. Return on board an in the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini. You can choose to take the cable car up to Fira town or follow an optional excursion to “Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim”. (BLD)

Day 09 – Piraeus / Departure

Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure. (B)

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Departure dates:Every Sunday from March 12th until November 19th. The departure of 30/04 will be operated without
the Athens city tour.
Dates DBL Occ SGL Occ
Mar 12 - Mar 20 CAD 3,105 CAD 4,290
Mar 19 - Mar 27 CAD 3,105 CAD 4,290
Mar 26 - Apr 03 CAD 3,105 CAD 4,290
Apr 02 - Apr 10 CAD 3,280 CAD 4,535
Apr 09 - Apr 17 CAD 3,280 CAD 4,535
Apr 16 - Apr 24 CAD 3,280 CAD 4,535
Apr 23 - 01 May CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Apr 30 - May 08 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
May 07 - May 15 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
May 14 - May 22 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
May 21 - May 29 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
May 28 - Jun 05 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Jun 04 - Jun 12 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Jun 11 - Jun 19 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Jun 18 - Jun 26 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Jun 25 - Jul 03 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Jul 02 - Jul 10 CAD 3,310 CAD 4,580
Jul 09 - Jul 17 CAD 3,310 CAD 4,580
Jul 16 - Jul 24 CAD 3,310 CAD 4,580
Jul 23 - Jul 31 CAD 3,310 CAD 4,580
Jul 30 - Aug 07 CAD 3,310 CAD 4,580
Aug 06 - Aug 14 CAD 3,280 CAD 4,535
Aug 13 - Aug 21 CAD 3,280 CAD 4,535
Aug 20 - Aug 28 CAD 3,280 CAD 4,535
Aug 27 - Sep 04 CAD 3,310 CAD 4,580
Sep 03 - Sep 11 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Sep 10 - Sep 18 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Sep 17 - Sep 25 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Sep 24 - 02 Oct CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Oct 01 - Oct 09 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Oct 08 - Oct 16 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Oct 15 - Oct 23 CAD 3,340 CAD 4,640
Oct 22 - Oct 30 CAD 3,330 CAD 4,620
Oct 29 - Nov 06 CAD 3,290 CAD 4,550
Nov 05 - Nov 13 CAD 3,110 CAD 4,290
Polis Grand, Golden Age, Zafolia, Titania, Stanley, Athenian Callirhoe or Similar
Hotel Arty Grand & Hotel Europa Or Similar
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Apollonia Or Similar
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Optional Tours: Sell Price Per Person Sell Price Per Person
Mykonian dinner $142
Mykonian countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice $128
House of Virgin Mary and ancient Ephesus $151
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellenistic and Roman $134
Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses $151
Ancient civilizations with an expert archaeologist $151
Religious visit to St. John Monastery and the Grotto of the Apocalypse $128
Countryside tour with Chora and the Grotto of the Apocalypse $128
Capturing the true spirit of Chora $134
Minoan palace of Knossos, 1st European civilization $134
Venetian Heraklion and the unique archaeological museum $128
Experience the Creta countryside and lifestyle $134
Heraklion food on foot $218
Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim $134
Cruise to Santorini’s islands and volcanoes $134
Akrotiri village excavations $134
A taste of wine and tradition $218
Music, myths and history $202

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  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 3-day Classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • The 4-days/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, port taxes and service charges, tips/gratuities on board, and the two above mentioned shore excursions included.
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English-speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services


  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals (cruise includes beverage package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips (included for the cruise)
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

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