Step out of the ordinary and into unparalleled joy on this 9-day tour through Greece meant to make every day a delight. Mingle with the classics of antiquity, stroll along pristine beaches, follow the footsteps of saints, and possibly even find the Lost City of Atlantis. You spend enough time making sure others are taken care of; it’s time to let us take care of you on this tour through Athens and the islands that will prove to be nothing less than a taste of the deserved Grecian delight.
Athens – Grecian Arrival
The plane sets down in Athens and brings you to the outskirts of the famed city. Olive trees decorate the hillsides. The bright white of the far mountains radiates in the morning light; the mountain continues to be the city’s main source of marble. Arrive in the city center where the Acropolis stands tall over the historical city, once the tallest hill in classical Athens. You can see the Parthenon lingering over the cobblestone streets of the Plaka, the oldest used street in city. The temple is constructed perfectly, giving a sense of impeccable construction from every angle. The Plaka is filled with people dining beneath the majesty of the Acropolis, enjoying the creamy flavor of melted saganaki cheese. Join them and indulge in the Grecian delights.
Athens – Classic Athens Above and Below
Athens – Athenian Leisure
Mykonos – Stepping onto the Water
Patmos – Explore the Turkish Treasure of Ephesus
Rhodes – Grecian Cross-Rhodes
Santorini – Minoan Myth to Grecian Delight
Athens – Grecian Earned
- Step within the relics of history atop the Acropolis in Athens where the Parthenon stands
- Press your feet into the warm, perfect sand of a Mykonos Beach
- Experience the impressive ruins of Ephesus
- Look out over the Greek Isles within the imposing monastery of St. John the Divine
- Discover the grandeur of the Acropolis of Lindos
- Journey through the ashen ruins of Akrotiri, thought to be the basis for Plato’s story of Atlantis
- View the classic, postcard-perfect structures of Santorini
Indulge a little and succumb to your desire to visit the delightful marvels of Greece. From the temples of Athens that look gilded in the sunset to the marvelous beaches of Mykonos, explore the depths and expanse of the Cradle of Western Civilization, where the gods walked among people, where whitewashed homes are topped with royal blue roofs, where columns have stood for millennia, and even finding that Atlantis is possible. Let yourself live a little and delight in Greece.
Your delightful tour begins with your arrival in Athens. The great city continues to hold the pillar of Western Civilization rising above the historic center. Spend a day relaxing beneath the Acropolis where you can see the famed temples of history lingering within the clouds. Then, tour through the remains of Athens, from contemporary Greece back to the Golden Ages. Stand atop the Acropolis within arms’ reach of the Parthenon while the modern city stretches along the foothills of the surrounding mountains. Take the day to explore the city at your leisure where each neighborhood brings with it a diversity shown only to the locals and you, if you’re willing to discover it. You’ll leave the wonders of Athens behind when you board your cruise ship and venture through the opulent sea, stepping onto the shores of Mykonos. The island is known for its unparalleled beaches and lavish visitors giving you ample opportunity to relax on the sand or strut through the quaint streets of Mykonos Town.
Continue your exploration of the islands with your arrival in the Turkish Port of Ksadasi. The ruins of Ephesus, a once prestigious port city, continue to sparkle along the lush valley. In Patmos you can visit the esteemed and impressive monastery of St. John the Divine, where he was said to have written the Book of Revelations. Weigh anchor in Rhodes where you can amble along the columns spared by history on the Acropolis of Lindos, set within the shadows of the Colossus of Rhodes. Your final day on the cruise brings you to Heraklion, the capital of Crete, where bohemian cafes blend into the remains of the Venetian port city. In the afternoon you will find yourself along the cliffs of Santorini where the dazzling panorama of the caldera will shine beneath the golden sunset, and where you can visit Akrotiri, rumored to be the Lost City of Atlantis. Return to Athens where you will board your flight for home. Your holiday will always be looked upon as your deserved Grecian delight.
Greece vacations can be customized to make sure they are tailored to your whims and desires through the best-visited months of April – October. Whether you spend your days along the beaches or along the archeological sites, you will know that your holiday will be shaped around you.
$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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