Smart Nine

Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Mykonos windmills
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 1936

This package redefines "all inclusive", featuring a two week visit to Greece, enriched with a trip to the exotic coast of Asia. This incredible trip begins in Athens, a place of captivating contrasts between contemporary architecture and ancient sights. You will get a glimpse of the Athenian culture during our meticulously planned half day city tour but you will also have time to walk the narrow streets of Plaka at your own leisure. Then it's time to heave up anchors and begin a 7 day cruise that will take you to popular destinations such as Mykonos, Crete and Santorini, to hidden gems like Milos and even to the Turkish resort of Kusadasi.
Your return to Athens will mark the beginning of a new adventure; exploring the Greek mainland! Steep mountains, fruitful valleys, small traditional villages and a myriad of ancient sites await for you! During this 4 day classical tour, you will be visiting places on immense historical value such as Mycenae, the ancient theater of Epidaurus, the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus in Delphi and for a slightly more modern touch, the Byzantine monasteries on Meteora. Seemingly suspended from cliffs that can only be described as a geological wonder, these monasteries exude a serenity which is perfectly juxtaposed with the natural wildness of the landscape, creating a mesmerizing antithesis. Who wouldn't want to experience such an emotion? 

Package starting day: Every Friday (April - October 2020) from Athens

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Port & Service charges
  • Beverages at dinners while on mainland tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa expenses, if necessary
  • Supplement due to cruise seasonality
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)
     

*Optional private Athens city tour at additional cost.

  • Friday – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
  • Saturday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Sunday – Arrival at Kusadasi
    Morning arrival in the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Monday – Arrival at Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).  
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tuesday – Arrival at Crete (Heraklion)
    In the morning you will arrive at Heraklion with a shore excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos - the first European civilization (HER-02) included. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Wednesday – Arrival at Santorini
    Arriving in the morning at the island of Santorini. Until the following morning, you are free to explore the volcanic island and its stunning caldera. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great views to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. Apart from the caldera villages with the traditional Cycladic architecture, such as Oia and Fira, there are many sights to visit in Santorini, of which the most important one is the Minoan Akrotiri.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Thursday – Arrival at Milos & Mykonos
    Early morning arrival in Milos, another volcanic island, whose unique geology offers marvelous views and opportunities for photographs that will keep this vacation etched in your memory forever. Afternoon arrival at the island of Mykonos. 24 hours at disposal in Mykonos island. 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Friday – Mykonos
    IYou have the morning free to explore the cosmopolitan island. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Saturday – Return to Athens
    Morning arrival at Athens at the Piraeus port. You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Monday – Arrival in Olympia
    Early in the morning, you will depart for a 4-day classical tour of the mainland. First you will visit ancient Mycenae and the Epidaurus theatre, a structure renowned for its acoustics. After a short stop at Nafplion you shall depart for Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games, in a trip that will take you through the heart of Peloponnesus. Overnight in Olympia.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Tuesday – Arrival in Delphi
    In the morning you’ll visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Afterwards, drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive at Delphi, where you will spend the night.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Wednesday - Arrival in Kalambaka
    After a morning visit to the archaeological site and the museum, start your trip for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Thursday – Return to Athens
    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 for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Friday – Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will be met by our assistant and transferred by our minibus or taxi driver to the airport for your return flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Friday – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
  • Saturday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Sunday – Arrival at Kusadasi
    Morning arrival in the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Monday – Arrival at Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).  
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tuesday – Arrival at Crete (Heraklion)
    In the morning you will arrive at Heraklion with a shore excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos - the first European civilization (HER-02) included. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Wednesday – Arrival at Santorini
    Arriving in the morning at the island of Santorini. Until the following morning, you are free to explore the volcanic island and its stunning caldera. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great views to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. Apart from the caldera villages with the traditional Cycladic architecture, such as Oia and Fira, there are many sights to visit in Santorini, of which the most important one is the Minoan Akrotiri.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Thursday – Arrival at Milos & Mykonos
    Early morning arrival in Milos, another volcanic island, whose unique geology offers marvelous views and opportunities for photographs that will keep this vacation etched in your memory forever. Afternoon arrival at the island of Mykonos. 24 hours at disposal in Mykonos island. 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Friday – Mykonos
    IYou have the morning free to explore the cosmopolitan island. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Saturday – Return to Athens
    Morning arrival at Athens at the Piraeus port. You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Monday – Arrival in Olympia
    Early in the morning, you will depart for a 4-day classical tour of the mainland. First you will visit ancient Mycenae and the Epidaurus theatre, a structure renowned for its acoustics. After a short stop at Nafplion you shall depart for Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games, in a trip that will take you through the heart of Peloponnesus. Overnight in Olympia.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Tuesday – Arrival in Delphi
    In the morning you’ll visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Afterwards, drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive at Delphi, where you will spend the night.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Wednesday - Arrival in Kalambaka
    After a morning visit to the archaeological site and the museum, start your trip for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Thursday – Return to Athens
    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 for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Friday – Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will be met by our assistant and transferred by our minibus or taxi driver to the airport for your return flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

Athens: 3-star Philippos (standard room) or similar

SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 01 - 301.8391.9362.635
Aug 01 - 311.8611.9522.678
May 01 - July 31 & Sept 01 - Oct 311.8711.9842.747

Port Taxes EUR 342

Group 2

Athens: 4-star Athens Gate (superior room) or similar

SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 01-301.9252.0962.971
May 01-31 & July 01 - Aug 31 & Oct 01 - 311.9782.1763.131
June 01 - 30 & Sept 01 - 301.9942.2033.185

Port Taxes EUR 342

Group 3

Athens: 5-star Electra Metropolis (classic room; superior room for 3 persons) or similar

SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 01 - 30 & Aug 01 - 31 & Oct 01 - 312.1062.2303.265
May 01 - 31 & July 01 - 312.1332.2563.318
June 01 - 30 & Sept 01 - 302.1432.2993.371

Port Taxes EUR 342

Cruise Supplements for Medium and High Season to the above rates
 

Medium Season supplement:

For cruise departures from June 06 to July 25, 2020 (included) & Sept 05-26 2020 (included)

  • Euros 130 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 195 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 255 for the single cabin
     

High Season Supplement:

For cruise departures from August 01 to 29, 2020 (included)        

  • Euros 240 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 355 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 460 for the single cabin