Smart Nine

Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Mykonos windmills
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 2310

     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

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens at the 5-star hotel Royal Olympic (Deluxe room) or similar
  • 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
  • 4 day Classical tour of Greece with Meteora including professional guide -  4-star hotels
  • Last night accommodation in Athens at the 5-star hotel Royal Olympic (Athenian Panorama room) or similar
  • Athens half day city tour including the Acropolis Museum
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Free travel insurance
  • VAT for all services

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Port & Service charges
  • Beverages at dinners while on mainland tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa expenses, if necessary
  • 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.

  • Saturday – Arrival in 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: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship. 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Mykonos
    Arriving morning on the island of Mykonos. 24 hours Free at disposal on Mykonos island. Departure from Mykonos on Wednesday early in the morning.  
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • 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.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • 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.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday – Santorini
    Departure from the island at around 23:00 (11.00pm) 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Saturday – Crete (Heraklion)
    In the morning arrival in Heraklion. Shore excursion to the ‘Minoan Palace of Knossos’ the first European civilization (HER-01). Rest of the day at your disposal to explore on your own the city of Heraklion. Recommended to visit the Archaeological Museum.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Sunday – Kusadasi
    Arrival at Kusadasi of Turkey and have a shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02). Afternoon departure to Athens (Piraeus port).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Monday – Return to 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.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Tuesday – Arrival in 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: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Arrival in 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: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Thursday - Arrival in 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.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Friday – 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
     
  • Saturday – 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
  • Saturday – Arrival in 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: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship. 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Mykonos
    Arriving morning on the island of Mykonos. 24 hours Free at disposal on Mykonos island. Departure from Mykonos on Wednesday early in the morning.  
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • 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.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • 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.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday – Santorini
    Departure from the island at around 23:00 (11.00pm) 
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Saturday – Crete (Heraklion)
    In the morning arrival in Heraklion. Shore excursion to the ‘Minoan Palace of Knossos’ the first European civilization (HER-01). Rest of the day at your disposal to explore on your own the city of Heraklion. Recommended to visit the Archaeological Museum.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Sunday – Kusadasi
    Arrival at Kusadasi of Turkey and have a shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02). Afternoon departure to Athens (Piraeus port).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Monday – Return to 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.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Tuesday – Arrival in 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: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Arrival in 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: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Thursday - Arrival in 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.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Friday – 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
     
  • Saturday – 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