Smart Nine

Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Mykonos windmills
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 2199

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? 

Arrival in Athens: Every Saturday (May - October)

  • 4 nights accommodation in Athens  
  • 3 nights / 4 days classical tour of Greece with licensed English speaking guide and A' class accommodation (4-star hotels) with breakfast and dinner included
  • 7 night Cruise "Idyllic Aegean" to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises, including standard inside cabin cat. IA' on "Celestyal Experience" (cabin upgrade is possible at extra cost), 2 shore excursions, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and beverage package
  • Athens full day tour including the Acropolis Museum, lunch break (meal is included | drinks are extra) and afternoon visit to Cape Sounion
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
  • VAT for all services

 

Not included:

  • International flights to/from Greece
  • Personal expenses, lunch and beverages (during the 4-day mainland tour)
  • Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)
     

Optional: You can upgrade the Athens full day group tour or the 4-day Classical group tour into a private one, at additional cost.

Please note that the tour dates, cruise itinerary, ports of call, sailing dates and vessel are subject to change at any moment, without prior notice. Please consult our agents for further information.

  • Saturday – Arrival at Athens
    Upon arrival into Athens airport you will be met by our assistant and then our driver will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens sightseeing & Cape Sounion group tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, and with your group you will start the exploration of Athens city "From the Acropolis to Cape Sounion". This full day tour will take you to all the famous sites of both ancient and modern Athens. A perfect overview of the historic city, which includes not only the Acropolis, the trademark monument of the capital, but also the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era and the Acropolis Museum, which features nearly 4,000 exhibits. A traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant is included and after a fulfilling culinary experience you will drive along the Athenian coast to reach Cape Sounion, where the remains of the Temple of Poseidon still stand.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Monday – 4 Days Classical Tour, Arrival at Olympia
    Early in the morning, departure for the ‘4 days classical tour’. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion for a short photo stop and continue on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripoli and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Arrival at 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 in Delphi, where you will spend the night.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Arrival at 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 in Kalambaka.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Return to Athens
    After breakfast, you will leave from the hotel and start your visit to Meteora. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Byzantine monasteries. Return to Athens early evening for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Friday – Athens
    Free day in Athens for shopping, strolling through the city discovering its hidden charms or choosing from our optional sightseeing tours.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday – Embark on cruise
    Our driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and will transfer you to the port for cruise embarkation.
    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 (Agios Nikolaos)
    In the morning you will arrive at Crete island. Along the spectacular Cretan coast east of Heraklion, you will find the energetic resort towns of Hersonissos and Malia and also the capital of the Lassithi region, Agios Nikolaos. The charming resort town, whose name (Saint Nicholas in English) refers to Greece’s patron saint of sailors, fronts the wide blue bay of Mirabello. The town’s landmark around the lake Voulismeni-where the goddess Athena is said to have bathed-connects to the sea.
    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
    have the morning free to laze in the sunshine on one of the island's magnificent sandy beaches and explore the cosmopolitan nightlife. The island’s progressive attitude and vivid nightlife render it a magnet for celebrities so expect to casually run in to a few. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Saturday – Return to Athens & departure
    Upon disembarkation (after a fulfilling 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 at Athens
    Upon arrival into Athens airport you will be met by our assistant and then our driver will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens sightseeing & Cape Sounion group tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, and with your group you will start the exploration of Athens city "From the Acropolis to Cape Sounion". This full day tour will take you to all the famous sites of both ancient and modern Athens. A perfect overview of the historic city, which includes not only the Acropolis, the trademark monument of the capital, but also the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era and the Acropolis Museum, which features nearly 4,000 exhibits. A traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant is included and after a fulfilling culinary experience you will drive along the Athenian coast to reach Cape Sounion, where the remains of the Temple of Poseidon still stand.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Monday – 4 Days Classical Tour, Arrival at Olympia
    Early in the morning, departure for the ‘4 days classical tour’. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion for a short photo stop and continue on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripoli and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.
    Overnight: Olympia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Arrival at 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 in Delphi, where you will spend the night.
    Overnight: Delphi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Arrival at 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 in Kalambaka.
    Overnight: Kalambaka
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Return to Athens
    After breakfast, you will leave from the hotel and start your visit to Meteora. Amidst striking scenery, perched on huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Byzantine monasteries. Return to Athens early evening for overnight stay.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Friday – Athens
    Free day in Athens for shopping, strolling through the city discovering its hidden charms or choosing from our optional sightseeing tours.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday – Embark on cruise
    Our driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and will transfer you to the port for cruise embarkation.
    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 (Agios Nikolaos)
    In the morning you will arrive at Crete island. Along the spectacular Cretan coast east of Heraklion, you will find the energetic resort towns of Hersonissos and Malia and also the capital of the Lassithi region, Agios Nikolaos. The charming resort town, whose name (Saint Nicholas in English) refers to Greece’s patron saint of sailors, fronts the wide blue bay of Mirabello. The town’s landmark around the lake Voulismeni-where the goddess Athena is said to have bathed-connects to the sea.
    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
    have the morning free to laze in the sunshine on one of the island's magnificent sandy beaches and explore the cosmopolitan nightlife. The island’s progressive attitude and vivid nightlife render it a magnet for celebrities so expect to casually run in to a few. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Saturday – Return to Athens & departure
    Upon disembarkation (after a fulfilling 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
  • 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, Milos 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 above 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.

 

Cabins available at Celestyal Experience:

Inside: IA, IB, IC
Outside: XA, XB, XC, XD
Suites: SJA, SJB, S, SV, SG
Wellness Suites: WSJ, WS, WSV, WSG

Rates per person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

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

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Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 300 per person

Group 2

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

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Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 300 per person

Notice: At the Athens Gate Hotel a triple room can accommodate 2 adults & 1 child up to 14 years old. Alternative accommodation will be offered for 3 adults.

Group 3

Athens: 5-star N.J.V. Athens Plaza (deluxe room Acropolis view) or similar

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Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 300 per person