15 Day Classic Greece with 7 Day Aegean Cruise

3 Athens, 7 Day Aegean Cruise, 1 Olympia, 1 Delphi & 1 Kalambaka
Roundtrip airfare from JFK, 13 nights accommodation in your choice of hotels and daily breakfast
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Athens
    • 7 nights Celestyal Cruise
    • 1 night Olympia
    • 1 night Delphi
    • 1 night Kalambaka
  • Cruise gratuities & porterage
  • All transfers
  • 29 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 11-14)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Visit the Acropolis, an ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens
  • Travel through the countryside of mountainous Mykonos
  • Visit spectacular Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece
  • Explore the great Palace of Knossos in Crete
  • Visit the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
  • Tour the archaeological sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo
  • Visit Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
  • Ascend to Meteora with its mystical monasteries
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Sunday - Athens City Tour
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Cruise Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure. Arrive at the pier in the afternoon for embarkation. Relax onboard as you set sail at 9:00 pm
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day in Mykonos
At 7:00 AM, arrive in the ultra popular and chic jet-set island of Mykonos with its whitewashed houses, iconic windmills and sophisticated town with trendy cafes and boutiques. Take a scenic drive to Ornos and St Anna beaches, then continue inland to visit the village of Ano Mera. Stop at Panagia Paraportiani, the iconic 15th-century Byzantine church, before arriving at the picturesque Little Venice area in Mykonos Town. This evening, find a table at a harborside taverna and gaze at the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views. Perhaps visit one of the island’s popular night clubs, or relax at a terrace bar
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Milos
At 7:00 AM, depart Mykonos and sail to Milos, the southwesternmost island of the Cyclades. Arrive in Milos at 1:00 PM. The day is yours to savor all of the delights on this splendid island - from 80 beautiful beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters to white-washed Cycladic villages, delectable food, and friendly people. Milos has been endowed with gorgeous landscapes that offer various activities, ranging from hiking to parasailing. Be sure to see the peculiarly shaped rocks on the white sandy beaches, an expression of the island's volcanic activity and the spectacular hidden caves tucked into the landscape. Walk around Plaka, the charming capital, or visit the bustling harbor of Adamantas. The ship sails towards Santorini at midnight
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Full Day in Santorini
At 8:00AM cruise into Santorini's caldera. Enjoy panoramic views of the Aegean Sea as you drive north to Oia village, built on the caldera rim, famous for its white-washed houses with blue shutters. Free time to explore the marble paved alleys and become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, or relax at a cliffside café
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Full Day in Santorini
Enjoy a full day at leisure on the island. Santorini's harbor, the island's distinctive caldera, was formed thousands of years ago by one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history. This event, which created the island's placid harbor, is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths. Set sail this evening at 11:00 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Full Day in Crete
At 7:00 AM, arrive in Crete, largest of the Greek Islands. Enjoy a scenic drive highlighting the proud Venetian heritage of Heraklion, including the Koules Fortress, the Morosini Fountain, and the 10th century Church of St Titus. Then, explore the incredible open-air museum of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Free time to explore on your own or, join the locals sitting in a café drinking coffee before the ship sails at 8:30 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Full Day in Kusadasi
Today, arrive at 11:30 AM in Kusadasi, Turkey. This splendid city is renowned for its significant historical and religious sites, including ancient Ephesus, one of the most exquisite cities in antiquity. Tour the magnificent archaeological site of Ephesus, home to the Library of Celsus and Fountain of Trajan. Enjoy free time in Kusadasi to explore the shops and cafes before returning to the ship. Set sail at 5:00 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Disembark Cruise, Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Disembark at 9:00 am and depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive through the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose major cities in classical times were Corinth and Sparta. Continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Tuesday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. Then, drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the town of Nafpactos en route to Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi, Travel to Kalambaka
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most important places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards the small town of Kalambaka, situated amidst smooth sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora
Overnight: Kalambaka
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Thursday - Meteora Sightseeing, Return to Athens
Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air", with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries incredibly nestled perilously close to the edge of bizarre rock formations. Admire the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art and the panoramic vistas over the Peneios Valley. Afterward, a scenic drive takes you along the coast, past Thermopylae and arriving to Athens to in the early evening
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Friday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. As taxis are difficult to find upon disembarkation, we suggest that the departure transfer is pre-booked.
  • Visas are not required for shore excursions to Izmir and Cesme
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary
Not Included
Port charges of US $284 optional shore excursions and local guide gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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