Highlights of the Classical World and the Aegean Jewels
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DAY 1 - Arrive in Athens, Greece on ……………(air company to be advised) at ……. (time to be advised). Meet our excellent private guide to start the 4 Day Classical tour of the Peloponnesus and Delphi. Drive to Corinth Canal. Stop and visit. Depart for Mycenae. (arrival time into Athens airport has to be scheduled for a flight arriving the latest by 2:00pm to be able to visit Mycenae en route to Nafplion) Arrive in Nafplion in late afternoon or early evening. (we will give to group some free time to wonder around the city and take some photos) Drive to the Amalia hotel of Nafplion for dinner, overnight. (D)

DAY 2 - Nafplion-Olympia. After breakfast depart for Olympia. Drive through the central part of Peloponnesus passing by some picturesque villages; arrive in Olympia to visit the magnificent Museum and the Archaeological site with the temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera, the Olympic Stadium, etc. After the visit drive to the Amalia hotel of Olympia for dinner, overnight. (B, D)

DAY 3 - Olympia-Delphi. Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Delphi. Drive along the coast to Rion, passing by Patras to join the new suspended bridge over to the mainland. Arrive in Delphi early afternoon. Visit of the Museum and the temple of Athena with the Tholos. Visit also of the fountain of Castalia, the sacred fountain of Delphi. Dinner, overnight at the Amalia hotel of Delphi. (B, D)

DAY 4 - Delphi-Athens. Depart from the hotel after breakfast. Continuation of the visit of Delphi, see the magnificent archaeological site with the temple of Apollo, the theater, the Stadium, etc. Then depart for Athens. Stop at the picturesque village of Arahova known for its hand made carpets DELPHI ART. (dinner will be arranged at the restaurant of the hotel as people will be tired) (B, D)

DAY 5 - Athens, Piraeus. Cruising: Mykonos. This morning transfer to Piraeus to board your cruise ship. (the 3 night cruise is realized with the cruise ship OCEAN COUNTESS of the Monarch Cruises) Relax on the deck with your favorite cocktail before the Captains "welcome aboard" dinner party. Then on to Mykonos. Mykonos combines the dazzling white beauty of a lyrical Cycladic island with a sophisticated jet atmosphere. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 - Cruising: Kusadasi,Turkey & Patmos, Greece. First Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An optional morning excursion to the fascinating Greek, Roman and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos where St.John the Divine wrote the Revelation. The 11th century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 - Cruising: Heraklion,Crete & Santorini. First port of call is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is Knossos,the center of the Minoan civilization with the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos which is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of the ancient Minoan culture. Afternoon call is Santorini, the "Black Pearl of the Aegean", the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. Have a Free afternoon to explore the unique in beauty island or join an excursion to OIA, the most picturesque town of the island. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 - Piraeus, Athens. After breakfast on board, disembark at Piraeus around 7:15-7:30am. Meet our excellent private guide to be transferred to the city centre to start the half day morning tour of Athens which includes the visit of the Acropolis and the highlights of the city. We will include lunch today in a typical Greek tavern and have people FREE for dinner on their own. After lunch continue with the Cape Sounion tour, a beautiful drive along the dramatic coast of Athens, arrive in Cape Sounion to visit the magnificent temple of Poseidon dominating the blue Aegean! Overnight at the hotel Delphi Art of Athens (B, L)

DAY 9 - Athens.In the morning visit of the Archaeological Museum of Athens. (we will make it on foot) Afternoon at leisure. (people can explore the Plaka) Dinner with floor show and live Greek music in a taverna in the Plaka. Overnight at the hotel Delphi Art of Athens. (B, D)

DAY 10 - After breakfast transfer to the airport. Return flight to the US. End of our services.

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