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3 & 4 Days Cruises in Aegean – Visit 3 Greek Islands & Turkey

4 Days Blue Aegean Cruise Classical Tours 2016

4 DAYS BLUE AEGEAN CRUISE 5 DAYS CLASSICAL TOURS 2016

Day 1: Arrival in Athens www.stanleyhotel.gr

You will be met by your Tour Manager at the arrivals hall for a short transfer to your hotel in the heart of Athens. In

the evening your tour manager will take you through a short orientation walking tour to the Plaka, the old city of

Athens. You will have time at leisure to enjoy some shopping and dinner on your own.

Day 2: Athens and Corinth

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day with a panoramic tour of the city to see the House of Parliament on

Syntagma Square, the Evzones in their picturesque uniforms, guarding the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the

Unknown Soldier. We will also see the Library, the University, the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympics of

the modern era were held, the temple of the Olympian Zeus and Adrian’s Arch. We continue with a guided visit of the

Acropolis to see the ruins of the Parthenon, Erectheum and Propylae. Afterwards, we will ascend Mars Hill where

Paul spoke to the ancient Athenians about the one and only God. From here we have an excellent view of the Ancient

Agora; former centre of Athenian public life. We will stop in the Plaka area where you can enjoy lunch on your own.

In the afternoon we continue our tour with a visit to ancient Corinth. Here, under the shadow of the towering

Akrokorinthos, St. Paul preached and lived for two years. The vigorous and mostly Gentile Church he founded here in

50 AD caused him much grief and prompted him to write at least four letters to the Corinthians. Visit the ruins of the

ancient city where Paul worked with Aquila and Priscilla. See the remains of the first century shops, the agora where

Paul’s trial by Gallio took place, the Fountain of Peirene, Temple of Apollo and the Bema. In the evening we return to

the hotel in Athens where you will enjoy your hosted welcome dinner. Breakfast, dinnerwww.stanleyhotel.gr

Day 3: Cruising to Mykonos

After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer to the port of Lavrion for embarkation on the MV Celestyal Crystal for a three

day cruise through the Greek isles and Turkish coast. Our first port-of-call is Mykonos; the whitewashed streets and

windmills of this Cycladic island will simply enchant you. Mykonos combines in a unique way the luxuriant and

sophisticated lifestyle with the simple and yet charming life of a Cycladic Island. Free time to stroll the winding

narrow streets full of boutiques, visit tiny chapels and take pictures of the famous windmills. Or perhaps, just sit by

the waterfront and enjoy the beautiful sunset! Breakfast, lunch, dinner on board

Days 4: Kusadasi Patmos

Estimated time of arrival at Kusadasi: 07.00am. Drive through the colourful town of Kusadasi to reach Mt. Koressos.

Situated in a small valley, the humble chapel lies on the site of the little house where the Virgin Mary is believed to

have spent her last days. Your guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in

the world. See the Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam-heated Baths of Scolastika, the Temple of

Hadrian and the Latrians, the Library of Celsus and The Great Theatre,the largest one in antiquity with a capacity of

24,000 seats where St. Paul preached. Depart for Patmos at 12.00am Estimated time of arrival at Patmos:

16.00pm.This island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine, written here during his

exile from the Roman Empire. The cave where he lived is near the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. The

Monastery of St. John, built on one of the island’s highest points, houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its

Treasury. Start the tour from the port of Scala and drive to the central part of the island Chora which is the location

of the Majestic Byzantine Monastery of St. John the Divine, built in 1088. Your sightseeing will first bring you to the

Grotto of the Apocalypse, and then to the windmills of Chora, once upon a time the landmark of all Aegean Islands,

from where you will enjoy a beautiful view and have the chance to take photos. Afterwards, continue around the

island to see its landscape of outstanding natural beauty comprising of rocky hills, dozens of tongues of land

reaching out into the sea, tranquil beaches and many picturesque inlets. Before arriving at the port, a stop of 10

minutes is made at the square at Kambos in the north part of island. The tour ends at the port of Scala to enjoy free

time in the quaint and picturesque little town. A refreshment or a coffee will be offered at Arion Cafe, the oldest and

most beautiful cafe of the town. Depart for Rhodes- estimated time 21.00pm.

Day 5: Rhodes

Arrive in Rhodes this morning for a full day spent on this magnificent island. The port of Rhodes was once dominated

by the Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You have the opportunity to take a tour of Rhodes

within its high walls and through the narrow, winding streets. The castle of the Grand Master of the Knights and

many other gothic places are still in remarkably good condition. You may also want to take an optional tour to Lindos

where you can see the Acropolis, an exquisite site with its beautiful Temple of Athena Lydia. St. Paul is believed to

have landed here in a small bay at one side of the cliff foot. Breakfast, lunch, dinner on board

Days 6: Heraklion to Sntorini

Estimated time of arrival at Crete (Heraklion): 07.00am. Heraklion is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of

the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the

mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. The tour begins from the Venetian lion-

guarded port of Heraklion with a

drive through the city to the famous wine producing area of Peza, south of Heraklion. The drive is through

breathtaking landscape of countryside and vineyards as old as Minoan times. The first stop is a modern winery,

where you will see the updated methods of wine making and sample some of the delicious Cretan wines. The drive

continues through rural villages to the village of Archanes, the municipality in the area. On the way, a photo stop is

made at Vathypetro to view one of the oldest farmhouses in Crete, dating to the Minoan period 16th Century B.C..

The tour continues through the island’s hilly countryside where olive groves and vineyards existed from as far back

as 4,000 years. Arriving at the village of Archanes, which is situated 10 km south of the Palace of Knossos, you will

visit the quaint market town of Archanes characterised by many restored sandstone houses dating from the Turkish

period. At a taverna in the village’s tree-shaded square, you will sample an assortment of Cretan snacks and locally

produced wine, and have a chance to mingle with many of the locals themselves while listening to typical Greek

music. You will have free time to browse before the return drive to the port of Heraklion and the ship. 11.30am:

Depart for the island of Santorini 16.30: Arrival at Santorini. The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking

of all the Greek Islands. In the town of Thira white-washed houses,narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering

boutiques cling to steep cliffs, accessible by cable-car or mule. Driving along the road you will have the unique

opportunity to admire the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and the neighbouring islands. A unique sight is the

various layers of lava that can be seen on the face of the rock, each layer being another phase of the activity of the

volcano. Built on the Caldera rim, Oia Village is an excellent example of Cycladic architecture. Explore the village

walking along the cobble-stone streets and the white washed houses with blue shutters where one gets the

impression that they are a beautiful travel poster. Your excursion will end in Fira where your guide will show you

the way to the cable car and you will make your own way back to the ship. Depart for the port of Lavrion,

estimated time of departure: 21.00pm

Day 7: Delphi and Kalambaka

Enjoy your breakfast on board as we return back to Piraeus early this morning. After disembarkation you will depart

for Delphi and Kalambaka. Visit Delphi, whose prestige in the ancient times extended far beyond the boundaries of

the Hellenic world. On the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of

the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. You will visit the site and the museum. You will have some time at leisure for lunch

in Delphi and then continue on to Kalambaka where we will spend the next night. Tonight you will be treated to a

dinner at a local restaurant.Breakfast, dinnerwww.antoniadishotel.gr

Day 8: Meteora and Veria

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Kalambaka before you head out for Meteora. You will visit Meteora monasteries

perched on the top of the huge rocks. How the monasteries were built on the top of these virtually inaccessible rocks

is a subject of fascination for pilgrims and visitors alike. The monasteries with their wooden galleries and corniced

rooftops, crown the summits of these formidable pinnacles, precariously hanging over the sinister abysses with the

Pindos mountain range and the vast plain, woods, gorges and picturesque villages below, these unworldly

hermitages compose one of most breathtaking sites of earth. From the 12th century onward, monks and hermits

began to retire to the recesses in these immense grey rocks of Meteora and in the 14th century a large monastic state

began to develop, which in the 16th century numbered 24 monasteries. Only five of these are still occupied and you

will get a chance to visit two of them. You will have time for lunch on your own before we depart for Thessaloniki

In the afternoon we drive east to Veria, the Berea of the New Testament built on a terrace on the foot of Mt. Vermion.

Here we visit the modern Monument, which corresponds to the Bema from which Paul had preached. According to

information, Paul’s audience here consisted mostly of gentiles and especially of the noble women. This was Paul’s

last stop in Macedonia before continuing on to Athens. We then drive to Thessaloniki where we spend the next two

nights. Breakfast .www.imperialhotel.gr

Day 9: Thessaloniki, Phillipi and Kavala

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Thessaloniki before we depart for Kavala. Kavala was the port where Paul, Silas,

Luke and Timothy first set foot in Europe after sailing from Troas. Travel along the Via Egnatia (built on the footstep

of the ancient Roman highway) to Phillipi, where Paul preached his first sermon in Europe and baptized a certain

woman named Lydia, Europe’s first convert to Christianity. View the Roman City Forum and early basilicas and see

where Paul was flogged, imprisoned and later released. Return to Thessaloniki in the evening where you will enjoy a

farewell dinner.Breakfast and dinner.www.imperialhotel.gr

Day 10: Thessaloniki and Athens

After breakfast at the hotel in Thessaloniki, you will depart to visit the city of Thessaloniki, the second largest in

Greece , famous for its beautiful old and modern quarters and Byzantine churches. We visit St. Demetrios church of

the 11th century. According to tradition this church was built on the place of Martyrdom Synagogue, where Paul had

preached whilst in Salonica. After the visit we will depart for our return trip to Athens. We will stop for lunch on

your own before arriving at your hotel in Athens.Breakfastwww.stanleyhotel.gr

Day 11: Homeward

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for an early morning flight to your

home. Breakfast

Program ingluding

Hotel Accommodations

Days 2– Stanley Hotel, Athens, Greece

Days 4 – MV CELESTYAL CRYSTAL al inglusiv

Days 1– Antoniadis Hotel, Kalambaka, Greece

Days 1 – Imperial,Palace Thessaloniki, Greece

Days 1– Stanley Hotel, Athens, Greece

Bus de luxus for al transfers and tours

Guide profetional for transfers or tours

Diner 6 or breakfast

Βaggage IN OUT every days

Prise for groups tours

People dbl room p/p Hotel 4*

15/20-910€

21/25-890€

26/30-850€

31/35-830€

36/40-800€

41/45-780€

46/50-750€

4 days cruise cabin in site

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3 Days Cruises in Aegean Sea - 3 Greek Islands & Turkey

3 DAY CRUISE “3 GREEK ISLANDS & TURKEY”

Day 1: Depart from the port city of Piraeus (estimated time of departure 11.00am) and arrival (18.00pm approximately) at the famous island of Mykonos. After a short visit in the island we depart for Kusadasi at 01.00am.

Day 2:

Estimated time of arrival at Kusadasi: 08.30am. Drive through the colourful town of Kusadasi to reach Mt. Koressos. Situated in a small valley, the humble chapel lies on the site of the little house where the Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days. Your guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world.

See the Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam-heated Baths of Scolastika, the Temple of Hadrian and the Latrians, the Library of Celsus and The Great Theatre, the largest one in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats where St. Paul preached. Depart for Crete (Heraklion)- estimated time of departure 15.00pm.

Day 3:

Estimated time of arrival at Crete (Heraklion): 06.30am. Heraklion is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture.

The tour begins from the Venetian lion-guarded port of Heraklion with a drive through the city to the famous wine producing area of Peza, south of Heraklion. The drive is through breathtaking landscape of countryside and vineyards as old as Minoan times.

The first stop is a modern winery, where you will see the updated methods of wine making and sample some of the delicious Cretan wines. The drive continues through rural villages to the village of Archanes, the municipality in the area. On the way, a photo stop is made at Vathypetro to view one of the oldest farmhouses in Crete, dating to the Minoan period 16th Century B.C.

The tour continues through the island’s hilly countryside where olive groves and vineyards existed from as far back as 4,000 years. Arriving at the village of Archanes, which is situated 10 km south of the Palace of Knossos, you will visit the quaint market town of Archanes characterised by many restored sandstone houses dating from the Turkish period.

At a taverna in the village’s tree-shaded square, you will sample an assortment of Cretan snacks and locally produced wine, and have a chance to mingle with many of the locals themselves while listening to typical Greek music. You will have free time to browse before the return drive to the port of Heraklion and the ship. 11.30am: Depart for the island of Santorini 16.30: Arrival at Santorini.

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. In the town of Thira white-washed houses,narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, accessible by cable-car or mule. Driving along the road you will have the unique opportunity to admire the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and the neighbouring islands.

A unique sight is the various layers of lava that can be seen on the face of the rock, each layer being another phase of the activity of the volcano. Built on the Caldera rim, Oia Village is an excellent example of Cycladic architecture.

Explore the village walking along the cobble-stone streets and the white washed houses with blue shutters where one gets the impression that they are a beautiful travel poster. Your excursion will end in Fira where your guide will show you the way to the cable car and you will make your own way back to the ship. Depart for the port of Piraeus, estimated time of departure: 21.00pm.

Day 4: Arrival at the port city of Piraeus. Estimated time of arrival: 06.00am.

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4 Days Cruises in Aegean Sea - 3 Greek Islands & Turkey

3 DAY CRUISES “4 GREEK ISLANDS & TURKEY”

Day 1: Depart from the port city of Piraeus (estimated time of departure 11.00am) and arrival (18.00pm approximately) at the famous island of Mykonos. After a short visit in the island we depart for Kusadasi at 23.00pm.

Day 2:

Estimated time of arrival at Kusadasi: 07.00am. Drive through the colourful town of Kusadasi to reach Mt. Koressos. Situated in a small valley, the humble chapel lies on the site of the little house where the Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days. Your guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world.

See the Odeon (concert hall), the Fountain of Trajan, the steam-heated Baths of Scolastika, the Temple of Hadrian and the Latrians, the Library of Celsus and The Great Theatre, the largest one in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats where St. Paul preached. Depart for Patmos at 12.00am. Estimated time of arrival at Patmos: 16.00pm.This island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine, written here during his exile from the Roman Empire. The cave where he lived is near the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse.

The Monastery of St. John, built on one of the island’s highest points, houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its Treasury. Start the tour from the port of Scala and drive to the central part of the island Chora which is the location of the Majestic Byzantine Monastery of St. John the Divine, built in 1088. Your sightseeing will first bring you to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, and then to the windmills of Chora, once upon a time the landmark of all Aegean Islands, from where you will enjoy a beautiful view and have the chance to take photos.

Afterwards, continue around the island to see its landscape of outstanding natural beauty comprising of rocky hills, dozens of tongues of land reaching out into the sea, tranquil beaches and many picturesque inlets. Before arriving at the port, a stop of 10 minutes is made at the square at Kambos in the north part of island. The tour ends at the port of Scala to enjoy free time in the quaint and picturesque little town. A refreshment or a coffee will be offered at Arion Cafe, the oldest and most beautiful cafe of the town. Depart for Crete (Heraklion)- estimated time 21.00pm

Day 3:

Estimated time of arrival at Crete (Heraklion): 07.00am. Heraklion is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. The tour begins from the Venetian lion-guarded port of Heraklion with a drive through the city to the famous wine producing area of Peza, south of Heraklion. The drive is through breathtaking landscape of countryside and vineyards as old as Minoan times.

The first stop is a modern winery, where you will see the updated methods of wine making and sample some of the delicious Cretan wines. The drive continues through rural villages to the village of Archanes, the municipality in the area. On the way, a photo stop is made at Vathypetro to view one of the oldest farmhouses in Crete, dating to the Minoan period 16th Century B.C.

The tour continues through the island’s hilly countryside where olive groves and vineyards existed from as far back as 4,000 years. Arriving at the village of Archanes, which is situated 10 km south of the Palace of Knossos, you will visit the quaint market town of Archanes characterised by many restored sandstone houses dating from the Turkish period.

At a taverna in the village’s tree-shaded square, you will sample an assortment of Cretan snacks and locally produced wine, and have a chance to mingle with many of the locals themselves while listening to typical Greek music. You will have free time to browse before the return drive to the port of Heraklion and the ship. 11.30am: Depart for the island of Santorini 16.30: Arrival at Santorini.

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. In the town of Thira white-washed houses,narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, accessible by cable-car or mule. Driving along the road you will have the unique opportunity to admire the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and the neighbouring islands.

A unique sight is the various layers of lava that can be seen on the face of the rock, each layer being another phase of the activity of the volcano. Built on the Caldera rim, Oia Village is an excellent example of Cycladic architecture. Explore the village walking along the cobble-stone streets and the white washed houses with blue shutters where one gets the impression that they are a beautiful travel poster.

Your excursion will end in Fira where your guide will show you the way to the cable car and you will make your own way back to the ship. Depart for the port of Piraeus, estimated time of departure: 21.00pm

Day 4: Arrival at the port city of Piraeus. Estimated time of arrival: 06.00am.

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