The best tour to explore the history of Ancient Greece, and the islands.
Enjoy a spectacular 5 days cruise visiting Mykonos, Ephesus in Asia Minor, Patmos
with St. John's Cave, Rhodes, the stronghold of Crusaders of Order of St. John, Heraklion with Palace of Knossos (the birth place of Greek civilization) and amazing Santorini, the jewel of Mediterranean Islands.
On land explore Athens and Acropolis site, Corinth and Ancient Mycenae.
Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY - ATHENS: Overnight flight to Greece.
Day-2. ATHENS: Arrival Athens and transfer to your centrally located four star hotel just 80 m. from Omonia Square, the center of Athens. After check in and refreshment break, join your tour director on walking tour through the center of Athens to see some of the sites such as: the Library, the Academia, the University, Cathedral of St. Denis, and the newly discovered tombs under Syntagma Square.
Day-3. ATHENS: Guided tour of Athens. Visit Acropolis of Athens (the sacred rock) and the main sites such as: Parthenon, Propylaea, Temple of Athina Nike, Erechtheum, Theatre of Dionisus, partially reconstructed Theatre of Herodes Atticus, and the Archeological Museum. Then walk along the walls of Agora, created as the main market place in 6th century BC. It was also the place where the citizens of Athens spent their time discussing about politics, business, life etc. Later visit the Roman Agora.
Day-4. ATHENS-CRUISE-MYKONOS: Transfer to Pireus and board your cruise ship. First visit Mykonos, a magical island with famous windmills, white houses, busy taverns and a magnet for artisans and jet-setters. Then continue to sail for Asia Minor.
Day-5. CRUISE: KUSADASI-PATMOS:Arrival Kusadasi. Join your tour director on walking tour of this former camel trade center, and today one of the main centres of the gold trade. Visit the Kravansarai, the former camel in, with amazing selection of the carpets, or take the optional excursion to Ephesus, to visit one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World, the famous Temple of Arthemis as well as the Library of Celsus, and Roman Theatre. Then sail to Patmos, for visit to the Monastery and the Cave of St. John the Divine. where he was exiled to by the Roman Emperor Domitian. Instead of Kusadasi group can opt for visit to Island of Samos
Day-6. CRUISE-RHODES: Morning arrival Rhodes and spend most of the day in this great city, inhabited already in 19th century BC. Join your tour director on walking tour of the city known as one of the seven wonders of the world (Colossi of Rhodes), and one of the main strongholds of the crusaders. The powerful walls which surround the old city are fine examples of engineering art from the 11th to 13th centuries. See the Palace of the Grand Master, St. Paul's Gate, Jewish Quarter and the Old Town. In the evening, sail to Crete.
Day-7. CRUISE CRETE-SANTORINI: Morning arrival Crete, and join your tour director on walking tour of Heraklion or take the optional excursion to Knossos to visit the remain of Palace of King Minos. Then sail to Santorini. Climb to the top of the village or take a cable car or donkey ride to the village of Thira for spectacular sunset before return to the ship. Late return to the ship, and enjoy the captain's dinner with show.
Day-8. PIREUS-ARGOLIS-ATHENS: Early morning arrival Pireus. Disembark from the cruise ship, and board the Motor coach for excursion to Argolis. First stop in Corinth, known as one of the most powerful cities in the early Greek period in 8th century BC. The town was also known as the center of St. Paul's missionary work. You will visit: the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Octavia, the Bema, the Peirene Fountain and the Theatre. Then see the Corinth Canal, a masterpiece of modern engineering designed by the Roman generals. Then continue to Mycenae to visit the remains of Palace of King Agamemnon and Lion's Gate, by Heinrich Schliemann. Then return to Athens for some free time.
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
Mykonos Windmills, Celsius Gate, Temple of Artemis, St. John's Cave, Palace of the Grand Master,
Palace of Knosssos, Thira, Palace of King Agamemnon, Parthenon, Plaka
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following: