Journey To The Oracle of Delphi, Majestic Meteora and The Greek Islands SPECIAL OFFER!

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Holy Monastery of Varlaam, Meteora
Package rate per person in double room during low season 1270

This is an all-encompassing package for travelers wishing to soak up as much of Greece as possible and add to their journey a hint of the orient. With Athens as a starting point, you will experience unique combination of the luxury of a modern metropolis and the historical importance of a great ancient civilization. The meticulously planned half day sightseeing tour will take you to the most prominent ancient monuments in the capital and serve as an appetizer for what's to follow. Your next outing will be an organized 2-day tour of the mainland, with Delphi and Meteora taking center stage. Visit the town in which the most famous oracle of antiquity used to stand, before you move on to the striking scenery of Meteora, where Byzantine monasteries seem suspended in the air, sitting on top of steep cliffs.

Time to see the blue of the Aegean, so board your cruise ship and anchors aweigh! Your 4-night cruise begins in Mykonos, a cosmopolitan island famous for its vivid nightlife as much as it is for the tradition Cycladic windmills sprinkled all over. A short visit to the coast of Turkey is up next. In the bustling town of Kusadasi you will disembark and join a mini excursion to ancient Ephesus. The sites of immense historical importance do not stop there, as your next stop is the awe-inspiring Patmos, where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelations. Continuing on the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes is next. Home of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, today Rhodes is more reminiscent of medieval times, with the many civilizations that have passed through the island creating a unique amalgamation. Afterwards you can relax at the port of Heraklion in Crete. Try the local delicacies but keep in mind that another excursion is coming up! This time in the palace of Knossos, a marvel of the Minoan era. Your cruise comes to an end with Santorini, a very romantic place encircled by deep blue waters, beaches with white, red or black volcanic pebbles and sunsets tinted with a unique hue even the most talented of artists would be envious of.

Arrival in Athens: Every Thursday (May - October)

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • Athens Half-Day city tour (visit to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum)
  • Delphi-Meteora 2 Days Tour (overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Kalambaka with breakfast & dinner included)
  • 4-Night Iconic Aegean Cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises including accommodation in a standard inside cabin cat. IA’ (upgrade is possible at extra cost), 2 shore excursions, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and beverage package
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tours
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • VAT for all services

Notice: The 2 days Delphi - Meteora tour will be replaced by the 2 days Delphi tour only for the following dates: May 8th and 22nd | June 5th and 19th | July 3rd , 10th and 31st | August 7th and 21st.

 

Not included:

  • International flights to/from Greece
  • Personal expenses, lunch and beverages (during the 2 days mainland tour)
  • Visit to Delphi Museum (valid only for the 2 days Delphi-Meteora tour)
  • Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise
  • Cruise supplement according to seasonality
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)

 

Optional: You can upgrade the Athens’ sightseeing or the 2-day tour in mainland to a private one at additional cost.

  • Thursday - Arrival at Athens
    Upon arrival in Athens airport we meet you, deliver all your documents and transfer you to your Athens accommodation by our mini bus or taxi driver. Overnight at your Athens hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Friday - Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or at the nearest meeting point to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour including a visit to the Acropolis and the magnificent Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure for shopping and exploring.
    Overnight: Athens                           
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday - Visit Delphi
    Early morning pick up from hotel or close by in order to start the 2 day organized tour to Delphi and Meteora. You will be transferred to the world-renowned Delphi and visit the Archaeological site, where the Oracle once stood. After the visit you will depart for Kalambaka, passing through the picturesque villages of central Greece.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner  
     
  • Sunday - Visit Meteora and return to Athens
    After breakfast, visit Meteora. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the monument of Leonidas), before arriving in Athens early in the evening.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday - Embark on Cruise & Visit Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our mini bus or taxi driver to embark on your cruise. First port of call today will be the beautiful island of Mykonos.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday - Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call today is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with Shore excursion to Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for the monastery and the Grotto of St. John where the Book of Revelations was written (optional excursion)
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday - Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes. Shore excursion to Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday - Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be the island of Crete with the optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos or the Archaeological Museum. Then on to the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday - Departure from Athens
    Upon disembarkation (after having breakfast), we will meet you and transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

 

  • Thursday - Arrival at Athens
    Upon arrival in Athens airport we meet you, deliver all your documents and transfer you to your Athens accommodation by our mini bus or taxi driver. Overnight at your Athens hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Friday - Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or at the nearest meeting point to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour including a visit to the Acropolis and the magnificent Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure for shopping and exploring.
    Overnight: Athens                           
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday - Visit Delphi
    Early morning pick up from hotel or close by in order to start the 2 day organized tour to Delphi and Meteora. You will be transferred to the world-renowned Delphi and visit the Archaeological site, where the Oracle once stood. After the visit you will depart for Kalambaka, passing through the picturesque villages of central Greece.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner  
     
  • Sunday - Visit Meteora and return to Athens
    After breakfast, visit Meteora. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (visit the monument of Leonidas), before arriving in Athens early in the evening.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday - Embark on Cruise & Visit Mykonos
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port by our mini bus or taxi driver to embark on your cruise. First port of call today will be the beautiful island of Mykonos.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday - Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call today is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with Shore excursion to Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for the monastery and the Grotto of St. John where the Book of Revelations was written (optional excursion)
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday - Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes. Shore excursion to Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday - Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be the island of Crete with the optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos or the Archaeological Museum. Then on to the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday - Departure from Athens
    Upon disembarkation (after having breakfast), we will meet you and transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

 

  • To ensure the safety of our guests, all transfers will be private and in line with health protocols.
  • The hotels included in our vacation programs comply with the mandatory health and safety protocols instituted by the Greek National Health Organization in collaboration with the Greek Government.
  • Cruise itineraries are subject to change or to be canceled by the shipping company with or without prior notice.
  • The shipping company reserves the right to substitute the cruise vessel with a similar one & also to amend the departure/arrival port at any time with or without prior notice.
  • In Mykonos, Patmos, and Santorini disembarkation will be implemented by tender boats, as long as the weather permits it.
  • You are kindly requested to check with your Embassy/Consulate whether you need to obtain a multiple-entry Schengen visa for the cruise itinerary, depending on your country of origin.
  • Please make sure your identification cards, passports and multiple entry Schengen visas are valid and up to date.
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

Athens: 4-star hotel Herodion (standard room) or similar

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Aug 01 - 31112812701818
May 06 - July 31 & Sept 01 - Oct 14116513341893

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 176 per person

For cruise departures from September 06 till September 27 (included) cruise supplements apply as follows:

  • Euros 40 per person in triple cabin
  • Euros 61 per person in twin cabin
  • Euros 79 for single cabin