POSEIDON TOUR - 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Upon arrival at Athens International airport our escort will meet you outside Customs area and will show you to your taxi. Transfer to Athens center to your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight. Optional evening tour to enjoy folk dances with traditional costumes ,after having a nice panoramic drive around the illuminated center of town, including dinner at a Greek typical tavern.
After breakfast , your introduction tour of Athens history begins. You will stop at Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games, of the modern era, in 1896 took place, continue with a panoramic drive passing by the Presidential House, Zappion Hall, Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Garden, Hadrian's Arch, St. Paul's church, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann's house, Catholic Cathedral, National Academy, National Library, Athens University and finally one of the world's heritage monuments Acropolis. Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionyssus Theater, in order to visit the Acropolis Museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes,the pediments and the frieze will impress you. Return to the Hotel.Free time for lunch. Depart after a while for another more lazy tour. Drive along the scenic coastal road affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, exploring Attica beyond Athens.
Cape Sounio is only 70 kms away , where the Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple was built in 44 B.C. and many of its original Doric style columns are still standing. Return to the Hotel in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure . Overnight .
After breakfast , we will transfer you to the port of Piraeus for your embarkation to the Cruise ship for your cruise to the Aegean islands and Turkey . Ship departs at 11.00 and arrives in world's famous island of Mykonos at 18.00 . Free time to walk around the city center and get a taste of the island. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board .
Breakfast at the ship . Arrival at Kusadasi in Turkey 7.00 . Optional tour to Ephesus . At 13.00 depart from Kusadasi and arrive at Patmos , the Holy island where St. John wrote the Revelation . Optional tour to the island. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board . Entertainment shows on the ship .
Breakfast at the ship. Arrival at Rhodes 7.00 .Optional tour to Lindos Acropolis and the Palace of the Knights . Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. Entertainment shows on the ship.
Breakfast at the ship. Arrival at Heraklion, Crete 7.00. Optional tour to Knossos Palace to get aquainted with the Minoan civilization . Continue to one of the world's most popular tourist destinations , Santorini . One of the most breathtaking sites of the wolrd . Optional tour to the Volcano or the Akrotiri archaeological site. Lunch, dinner and overnight on the ship.
After breakfast meet our escort outside Customs area in Piraeus port and transfer to your Hotel in Athens . Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own the city of Athens . Walk around Acropolis and Plaka to the small picturesque shops , for some souvenirs, or cafe , or souvlaki . Overnight at the Hotel.
After breakfast we will transfer you to the Athens International airport for your departure flight. "KALO TAXIDI !!!" the Greek way of saying Bon Voyage or have a nice trip .