Athens and 3-Island Cruise, Nov 2021 & Oct 2022
Europe's oldest capitol, Athens dates back to 3000 BC and is considered the “Cradle of Civilization” since it was the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and so much more. If you like history, world-class archeological sites and museums, Athens is definitely your place.
Yet, if you like vibrant cosmopolitan cities with an enormous variety of great restaurants and cafes, ancient markets and modern nightlife, wide open squares and narrow cobblestone streets, endless shopping, street music, the arts, gorgeous architecture, pedestrian boulevards; Athens is also your place.
A perfect blend of ancient history and contemporary cool.
Athens will capture your heart.
Come explore it with us.
Because you just can't visit too many Greek Islands, we'll be spending the day sailing around the Saronic Gulf to explore Hydra, Poros and Aegina.
Transfers, lunch, and onboard entertainment are included.
In the shadow of the Acropolis, the world-famous Plaka of cobblestone streets, tiny shops, sidewalk cafes and family-run tavernas, is a treat to visit both day and night.
Athens Street Markets
For us foodies, we'll visit the Dimotiki Agora (Athens Central Market) where you'll find fresh produce, spices, olives, cheeses, sweets, dried fruits & nuts, meats and fish. Also, a visit to the antiques market and flea markets of Monastiraki, to find a Greek treasure.
The National Gardens
One morning we'll take a leisurely stroll through these lovely gardens in the heart of the city, minutes from our hotel.
The Parthenon on the Acropolis
The magnificent Acropolis, built as a temple to the Goddess Athena, is the greatest symbol of the glory of ancient Greece. Visible from almost every part of the city, it’s the hub around which Athens still revolves. Truly an awe-inspiring site, particularly when walking, you turn a corner, and unexpectedly catch a glimpse. You never tire of it.
The New Acropolis Museum
Sitting at the southern base of the acropolis hill, this stunning museum was built in 2009 to house the priceless treasures removed from the Acropolis and installed there for safekeeping. The museum itself is an architectural wonder, surrounded by glass and bathed in natural light.
The Changing of the Guards
Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Four nights at our lovely 4* Athens hotel located in Syntagma Square, right in the heart of the city, an easy walk to shops, restaurants & cafes.
Daily excellent buffet breakfast on their rooftop restaurant. Dine on their terrace with a view of the Acropolis.
Welcome and farewell dinners.
Full-day 3-island boat excursion to Hydra, Poros and Aegina including transfers, lunch and onboard entertainment.
All day Hop-on Hop-off bus pass for an overview of Athens; a great way to get around the city and see the sights.
Visit to the stunning Acropolis Museum - entrance included.
Optional visit to the Acropolis.
Guided walk through Syntagma and Monastiraki Squares.
Morning visit to see the Changing of the Guards.
Guided visit to the Plaka, Athens bustling original marketplace, not to be missed.
Visit to the Dimotiki Agora - Athens Central Market.
Guided walk through Athens beautiful National Gardens.
Group hotel/airport transfer in Chania and airport/hotel transfer in Athens for those combining the two tours.
The assistance of your English-speaking guide/host.
All taxes and service fees.
Nov 1-5, 2021
Oct 17-21, 2022
$1750 per person based on double room
$2025 for a private single room
If you are combining this tour with a Chania program before or after, there is NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED to reserve your space on this tour - just tell us and we'll save you a spot.
In addition, if you're doing both the Chania and Athens tours we're including group transfers* between our Chania Hotel and Airport, and the Athens Hotel and Airport on the travel day.
Prices are in US Dollars, and our tours are land only, meaning they begin and end at our hotels (except transfers as noted above when doing both programs.)
All programs are subject to change and space is limited.
Please see our Reservation Form for our Terms & Conditions.
Not Included: Flights, airport transfers*, meals or drinks not mentioned, tips, optional excursions, travel insurance, and any other items not specifically mentioned as included.