Smart Nine

Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Mykonos windmills
per person in a triple room From 2217

     This package gives a whole new meaning to the "all inclusive" definition, featuring an extended visit to Greece enriched with exotic oriental destinations on the west coastline of Asia. Start your amazing journey from Athens, the capital of Greece and a place of captivating juxtapositions between modern creations and ancient remnants of exquisite art.
     Then cruise to the romantic island of Santorini. Visit Izmir in the Anatolian coastline of Turkey. Continue to picturesque Nafplion, the traditional and warm island of Crete, the medieval island of Rhodes, the Cesme of Turkey and finally the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Your return to Athens will mark the beginning of the second part of your trip in Greece, through dramatic settings, small villages and towns on the mainland, and a first-hand feel for some of the most spectacular ancient sites that embody the rich history of Greece, including the Athens Acropolis, Delphi, Epidavros, Mycenae, and Ancient Olympia.

Package starting day: Every Saturday or Sunday (April - October) from Athens

  • 4 night hotel accommodation in Athens
  • 7 day cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises – Inside cabin IA (cabin upgrade is possible at extra cost)
  • 3 shore excursions during cruise
  • Beverage package during cruise
  • Half day organized Athens city tour
  • 3 nights / 4 day Classical tour of Greece with Meteora including professional guide.In tourist category (3-star hotels). Hotel category upgrade is possible at extra cost
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Entrance fees during guided tours
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • Domestic or international flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages at dinner during mainland tour
  • Visa expenses, if necessary
  • Customary tips
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)

*Optional private Athens city tour at additional cost.

  • SATURDAY- 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.
     
  • SUNDAY- ATHENS: After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
     
  • MONDAY - ATHENS/CRUISE: Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
     
  • TUESDAY- MYKONOS:  Arriving morning on the island of Mykonos. 24 hours Free at disposal on Mykonos island. Departure from Mykonos Wednesday early in the morning.
     
  • WEDNESDAY - MILOS: Arrival at Milos early afternoon. Milos, the southernmost island of West Cyclades with a special geology and unique beaches, due to its volcanic background.
     
  • THURSDAY-  SANTORINI: Arriving at Santorini early in the morning. Shore excursion to the spectacular Oia village perched on the Caldera Rim (SAN-01).Free until Friday evening at disposal to explore the island and enjoy the stunning caldera, the volcano and the romantic sunset. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great view 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 sightseeing to visit in Santorini. The most important ancient site is Minoan Akrotiri, another less-known archaeological site  of  Ancient Thera, located on top of a hill above Perissa and offering breathtaking view. Possibility for swimming at Santorini organized beaches with watersports centres and fun games.
     
  • FRIDAY – SANTORINI - Departure from the island at around 23:00 (11.00pm) 
     
  • SATURDAY – CRETE/HERAKLION: In the morning arrival in Heraklion. Shore excursion to the ‘Minoan Palace of Knossos’ the first European civilization (HER-02). Rest of the day at your disposal to explore on your own the city of Heraklion. Recommended to visit the Archaeological Museum.
     
  • SUNDAY – SAMOS - KUSADASI: Arrival at Samos island early in the morning (Pythagorion port). Possibility to choose visiting the island with a panoramic shore excursion of the island (SAM-07), or Choose to continue to Kusadasi of Turkey and have a shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02). Return to Samos to pick up persons who choose Samos island visit and retrun back to Piraesus port.
     
  • MONDAY - ATHENS: Morning arrival in Athens (Piraeus Port). You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
     
  • TUESDAY - ATHENS/OLYMPIA: Early in the morning, departure for the ‘4 Days Classical land tour’. Today visit ancient Mycenae and Epidaurus theatre, famous for its acoustics. After a short stop at Nafplion depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnesus. Overnight in Olympia.
     
  • WEDNESDAY – OLYMPIA / DELPHI: In the morning visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable stayed bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive in Delphi, overnight.
     
  • THURSDAY – DELPHI / KALAMBAKA: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora. Overnight in Kalambaka.
     
  • FRIDAY – KALAMBAKA / 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.
     
  • SATURDAY – ATHENS / AIRPORT: 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.
  • SATURDAY- 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.
     
  • SUNDAY- ATHENS: After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
     
  • MONDAY - ATHENS/CRUISE: Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
     
  • TUESDAY- MYKONOS:  Arriving morning on the island of Mykonos. 24 hours Free at disposal on Mykonos island. Departure from Mykonos Wednesday early in the morning.
     
  • WEDNESDAY - MILOS: Arrival at Milos early afternoon. Milos, the southernmost island of West Cyclades with a special geology and unique beaches, due to its volcanic background.
     
  • THURSDAY-  SANTORINI: Arriving at Santorini early in the morning. Shore excursion to the spectacular Oia village perched on the Caldera Rim (SAN-01).Free until Friday evening at disposal to explore the island and enjoy the stunning caldera, the volcano and the romantic sunset. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great view 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 sightseeing to visit in Santorini. The most important ancient site is Minoan Akrotiri, another less-known archaeological site  of  Ancient Thera, located on top of a hill above Perissa and offering breathtaking view. Possibility for swimming at Santorini organized beaches with watersports centres and fun games.
     
  • FRIDAY – SANTORINI - Departure from the island at around 23:00 (11.00pm) 
     
  • SATURDAY – CRETE/HERAKLION: In the morning arrival in Heraklion. Shore excursion to the ‘Minoan Palace of Knossos’ the first European civilization (HER-02). Rest of the day at your disposal to explore on your own the city of Heraklion. Recommended to visit the Archaeological Museum.
     
  • SUNDAY – SAMOS - KUSADASI: Arrival at Samos island early in the morning (Pythagorion port). Possibility to choose visiting the island with a panoramic shore excursion of the island (SAM-07), or Choose to continue to Kusadasi of Turkey and have a shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02). Return to Samos to pick up persons who choose Samos island visit and retrun back to Piraesus port.
     
  • MONDAY - ATHENS: Morning arrival in Athens (Piraeus Port). You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
     
  • TUESDAY - ATHENS/OLYMPIA: Early in the morning, departure for the ‘4 Days Classical land tour’. Today visit ancient Mycenae and Epidaurus theatre, famous for its acoustics. After a short stop at Nafplion depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnesus. Overnight in Olympia.
     
  • WEDNESDAY – OLYMPIA / DELPHI: In the morning visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium and the archaeological museum. Drive on through the plains of Ilia and Achaia and over the magnificent cable stayed bridge of Rio-Antirio. Arrive in Delphi, overnight.
     
  • THURSDAY – DELPHI / KALAMBAKA: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing rock formations of Meteora. Overnight in Kalambaka.
     
  • FRIDAY – KALAMBAKA / 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.
     
  • SATURDAY – ATHENS / AIRPORT: 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.

On June 11th , 7 day cruise will not depart .

Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

Athens: 3-star Hermes or Plaka or similar

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April 28-Oct 15221724353570
Group 2

Athens: 5-star Royal Olympic (deluxe room) or similar 

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April 28-Oct 152405 26294073
Group 4

Athens: 5-star Electra Palace (superior room- only triple in standard) or similar

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April 28-Oct 15237427684412

ADDITIONAL COSTS :

  • Port taxes: Euros 325 per person
  • Cruise supplements to the above rates:

-Medium Season Supplement:
For cruise departures from June 4th to 25th and September 3rd to 24th, 2018 (included). Euros 62,00 per person

-High Season Suplement :
For cruise departures from July 2nd to August 27th, 2018 (included). Euros 130,00 per person