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Highlights of Greece with 3-Day Aegean Cruise

Operated by: CostSaver

8 Days
APR - OCT 2022
Tours of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Countries Visited

Greece, Turkey ...more Greece, Turkey

Locations Visited

Athens, Delphi, KALAMBAKA, Meteora, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, Santorini ...more Athens, Delphi, KALAMBAKA, Meteora, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, Santorini
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Athens (1 Night)

    Athens was once the centre of the world and for a short spell it will be the centre of yours. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the Greek capital your way. Evidence of the city’s former status as the 'Cradle of Western Civilisation' can be seen around every turn, so lace up your walking shoes and pound the pavements in search of the artistry, architecture and archaeological treasures that have made Athens a popular stop for history lovers. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

    hotel Zafolia
  2. Day 2 Athens sightseeing – Delphi (1 Night)

    Today you’ll come face-to-face with the impressive ancient backdrop that followed you throughout yesterday’s solo sightseeing – the Acropolis. A Local Specialist joins you for a sightseeing tour through what remains of the ancient citadel, including the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. View the Panathinaiko Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, stopping at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to admire the curiously clad Evzone guards. Later, follow the road taken by the ancient Greeks who once sought the wisdom of the Oracle, arriving in Delphi for your overnight stay.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Nafsika Palace
  3. Day 3 Delphi sightseeing – Kalambaka (1 Night)

    Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo – the same path that Alexander the Great once trod, demanding to hear that he would conquer the entire ancient world. Your Local Specialist will reveal the ancient site’s captivating history and some of the Oracle’s prophecies, many of which would eventually come true. You’ll also discover Delphi’s fame as the host of the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. A scenic drive takes you to Thermopylae, most notably the site of the heroic defence by King Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Later arrive in Kalambaka, where you dine tonight at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Aeton Melathron
  4. Day 4 Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens (1 Night)

    The mystical monasteries of Meteora cling almost implausibly to the rounded rock towers that overlook Kalambaka. Joining a Local Specialist this morning, you’ll visit this heavenly Eastern Orthodox complex, built by monks in the 14th century to stave off attacks from the invading Turks. Return to Athens later this afternoon where the rest of the day is free to do as you wish. An Optional Experience this evening could see you indulge in tasty traditional cuisine. Join your new friends for a taverna evening including dancing and drinks.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Zafolia
  5. Day 5 Embark 3-night cruise – Mykonos (3 Nights)

    Set your watch to the laid-back pace of the Greek Islands, boarding your three-night cruise through the Aegean where your only priorities will be good food, good friends and good times. With that in mind, your first stop ticks all the boxes as you enjoy your time on Mykonos rambling through the narrow streets of Chora, sharing the sun-dappled courtyard with lazy cats and welcoming locals. You could choose to join an optional countryside tour with a Local Specialist, visiting several of the island’s beaches, the 16th-century monastery at Ano Mera and Little Venice with its brightly painted wooden balconies overlooking the old harbour. Your cruise sails east to Turkey through the night.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Aegean Cruise
  6. Day 6 Kusadasi – Patmos

    A brief brush with the Turkish coast transports you back in time to what remains of the incredible ruins of Ephesus. Walk down the pillar-lined Curetes Street towards the ornate façade of the Library of Celsus and view what remains of the Temple of Artemis, one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Your next stop is Patmos, most famously the location where the disciple John wrote the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. See the Grotto of the Apocalypse first-hand when you join an Optional Experience with a Local Specialist, with time in medieval Hora to stretch your sea legs.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Crete - Santorini

    Europe’s oldest city comes to life on your visit to the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Walk through its imposing northern entrance and admire the bright wall paintings that were restored at the turn of the 20th century, revealing insights into Minoan civilisation several thousand years before Christ. The dramatic volcanic landscape of Santorini rising out of the deep blue Aegean is our final destination today. You’ll have time to join an Optional Experience to some of the island’s villages which cling to the volcanic cliffs, including Oia with its distinctive white buildings and blue-domed churches which vie for the best views over the caldera.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Disembark – depart Athens

    And just like that we’re back in Athens after an exhilarating encounter with ancient Greek history and laid-back island life in the Aegean. You’ve seen the haunts of Socrates, Aristotle and Plato and admired many of the world’s greatest ancient treasures. Close the curtain on stories that span several millennia as you disembark your cruise ship and transfer to the airport.

    meals Breakfast
Highlights of Greece with 3-Day Aegean Cruise Moderate B
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 3 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • City orientation tours
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • Three-night Aegean Cruise
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and views of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch
  • Crete Spend time in the port town of Heraklion and visit the Palace of Knossos
  • Delphi Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist
  • Kusadasi Visit the open air archaeological wonder of ancient Ephesus
  • Meteora Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist
  • Mykonos Spend the evening exploring this lively island
  • Patmos Explore this idyllic island
  • Santorini Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Available on Day 4

Dinner "Meze" Style In Psiri With Acropolis Illuminations

Treat yourself to a quintessential Greek travel experience, enjoying a ‘meze style’ dinner in the vibrant nightlife district of Athens, Psiri. Dine like the locals with free-flowing wine and traditional dishes, served in the center of the table to share, so you can experience all the flavors of Greek cuisine. Top the experience off with a tour of the beautifully illuminated Acropolis!
Adult Price: € 53

Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

Traveling through Greece means one thing: food, glorious food! Immerse yourself in the authentic culture of Athens with an excursion to a traditional taverna. Savoring the sumptuous flavors of Greek food and your drink of choice, you’ll enjoy watching dancing and musical performances as you dine. Later, when the official events wrap up, you're welcome to stay in the taverna to mingle with the locals.
Adult Price: € 57


Available on Day 5

Mykonian Countryside Tour with Hora & Little Venice

Take an unforgettable tour of the Mykonian countryside, discovering picturesque beaches and immersing yourself in local Greek culture from Chora to Alefkandra. You’ll stop along the sandy shores of Ornos, visit the traditional village of Ano Mera and more, before continuing to “Little Venice” to see the iconic Mykonos windmills. Settle in to watch the world-famous sunset; this is the best of Mykonos.
Adult Price: € 67


Available on Day 6

Patmos Countryside Tour with Hora and the Grotto of the Apocalypse

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Patmos Island in the picturesque Aegean Sea. Visit the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where it’s said St. John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation, explore the medieval town of Hora to explore historic sights, before enjoying refreshments and basking in the sunshine in the port of Patmos.
Adult Price: € 67


Available on Day 7

Akrotiri Village Excavations

Take a step back in time as you explore Santorini’s most significant archaeological site, the Cycladic Bronze-age village of Akrotiri. Enjoy stopping at the ruins of the island’s famous windmill before exploring the village, where you'll be blown away by ancient remnants of multi-story homes, shops and workshops that were inhabited thousands of years ago and preserved by a volcanic eruption.
Adult Price: € 74

Spectacular Oia Village Perched On The Caldera Rim

Experience the iconic sights of Santorini as you drive through the island towards the picture-perfect village of Oia. Enjoy a quintessential Greek travel experience as you admire the Cycladic architecture of the white-washed houses and blue-domed churches that trickle down the cliffs. Stroll the marble-paved alleys, explore boutiques and enjoy time at leisure before returning to the ship.
Adult Price: € 74

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 14, 2019
Yes - would recommend GET. Have traveled with them more than one time and have had a good experience each time
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love hearing good things from our valued past guests. Thank you!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Even though it was a fast paced trip we saw a lot and tour guides/directors were knowledgeable and interesting.
Trusted Customer
Monday, September 9, 2019
Always prompt to answer questions
All tour guides were excellent. Was very fast paced so saw more than expected. On the negative side, the Hotel in Kalambaka was 4 star outside, but 0 in the room.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
the land tour was very satisfactory. But the 3-day cruise was disapointing. we paid for the excursions. The highlight was supposed to be the Santorini. But we were only allowed about an hour or so to go around the island to take pictures and then back to the bus and the bus took us around the city and that was it. you could have added 1 more day to explore Santorini. it was a waste of money to pay an excursion. the last day, we were dropped off on a hotel like hot potatoes for those with late flight departure and those staying behind with a promise that the tour agent at the hotel will assist us. No, she was busy herself with new tour guests but was very helpful to my co-guests who lost their luggage. will not use the GET again nor will recommend it
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for the disappointment you had with the cruise portion of the trip. With the 3 day cruise, it is difficult to add more sightseeing in, nevertheless we will share your suggestions and frustrations with Trafalgar in hope that improvement can be made.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
the excursions we paid for were disappointing. the time was tightly squeezed
Mia Tan
Monday, June 10, 2019
They make sure everything is all taken are off or set in place from the pick up ,transfer and connections.
Excellent experience tour guides, sharing a bit of their personal back ground. Have a good sense of humor and are very engaging. The vacation was just too short but still a great one.
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