Greece - the Land of Gods
Tour Code: AAD-GRC04
Destinations: Athens / Islands of the Saronic Gulf / Delphi
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
is located in Southeastern Europe on the southern end of
the Balkan Peninsula (Haemus peninsula); and at the meeting
point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – Greece
borders Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)
to the North, Albania to the Northwest and Turkey to the
Northeast. The western borders are formed by the Ionian Sea, the
southern by the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern borders by the
Aegean Sea. 80% of the country consists of mountains or hills,
making Greece one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.
In addition, it has 16.000 kilometres of coastline of which 7500
are found around the thousands islands of the Greek archipelago,
a truly unparalleled phenomenon on the European continent.
Time Zone in Greece: GMT +2
Climate: Greece is a country with long periods of
sunshine throughout the year and is characterized by a having a
typical Mediterranean climate: mild, wet winters and warm, dry
The warm season (April–mid October), characterized by
sunshine, high temperatures and seasonal winds, mostly found
in the Aegean during August (known as meltemia).
The winter season (mid October-March), when the
average temperatures range, depending on the geographic
region, between 0-10°C (even below 0°C in northern regions).
The weather is limited to mild snowfall and rainfall of
short duration, often interrupted by sunny days
(Source: Hellenic Meteorological Service: www.hnms.gr)
Greece Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: ARRIVAL INTO ATHENS
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Arrive into Hotel. Check in as per the standard Check in time
Your first evening in Athens begins with a short panoramic drive
through the City Center and at the slope of the sacred hill you
will be able to see, admire and photo the illuminated Acropolis.
Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of
Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern
where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with
live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
Return and Stay Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for morning sightseeing tour of
Afternoon at leisure. Stay Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: ATHENS – ONE DAY CRUISE
Early Breakfast at Hotel.
At 8:00am the ship sails for the three beautiful
islands of the Saronic Gulf. (Pick up from your
Hotel will be earlier) Shortly after departure, our guides
and hostesses will invite you to assemble in one of the
Lounges, in order to give you all necessary information
concerning the ship, the cruise program as well as the
Within 2 hours, we will arrive to the island of Poros,
the smallest of the three islands, separated from the
Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most
enchanting view of Poros Town. Your time at leisure in Poros
will be about 60 minutes.
Immediately upon the ships departure from Poros, lunch will
be served for passengers who have the first sitting. As we
sail towards Hydra the remaining guests relax in the Ship’s
Lounge or enjoy the sun and beautiful panoramic view from
one of our spacious decks.
An hour and 15 minutes later, we enter the port of
Hydra, whose amphitheater shape once served as a
safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. As soon as you disembark,
it’s all there… the small narrow stone-paved streets waiting
to be explored on foot or by the island’s traditional
“vehicle” – the saddled donkey… captivating walks along the
old seaside promenade.. crystal clear waters… radiant
traditional fine-craft shops.. The beauty of Hydra will
conquer you forever! You will have about 2 hours to enjoy
the unique charms of Hydra and while returning back on board
you will receive a homecoming welcome. The tables will be
set for the second sitting giving you an opportunity to
taste the gastronomic creations of our Chef.
Time will fly quickly….and after a two hour trip we shall
arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aegina.
AEGINA is the largest of the three islands. Apart from
its harbor there are numerous interesting sites to
discover on the island and therefore we propose 2
In Aegina you can enjoy a walk or horse-carriage ride
around the town or relax in one of the harbor’s charming
waterfront coffee shops. And if you think that the day
ends here….. you are mistaken!
The highlight of your cruise still awaits!
A “Traditional Greek Folk Show” with singers and dancers in
original costumes form all of Greece who, together with our
Officers, Hostesses and the ever amusing Jeannot will
entertain and animate you up to the final moment as the ship
docks in Piraeus at approximately 19:30 hours.
Return and Stay Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4 : FULL DAY ORGANIZED TOUR TO
After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel.
Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the
towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus –
Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back).
Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World – the
“Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far
beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes
of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty
and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo
Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of
Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of
Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the
famous athlete Aghias.
Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by
the same route.
Overnight in Athens.
DAY 5: ATHENS - DEPARTURE
After breakfast, free time and transfer to Athens airport by
private taxi pending your flight details!
Memorable Athens Tour ends!!.
Extend your Vacation to "The Cyclades" - The most famous
island group in the Aegean Sea comprises some of the most
beautiful islands in the world! The name “Cyclades” refers to
the islands forming a circle (the name in English means:
“circular islands”) around the sacred island of Delos.
One of the most famous destinations worldwide and a favourite
holiday spot of the jet set, Mykonos, is extremely
beautiful and well known for its bare hills, the amazing sandy
beaches, the white country chapels and the Cycladic
Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious gem of
the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra,
Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost
part of Cyclades. Santorini is considered to be the most sought
after place for a romantic getaway in Greece.
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Package Cost Includes:
4 nights’ accommodation in a Standard Room at either 3* / 4*
/ 5* Hotels in Athens with breakfast
Return Airport and Sea Port transfers in Athens
Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary on seat-in-coach
Entrance fee to archeological sites and museums
English speaking services throughout the program
Greece VAT & Taxes
Package Cost Excludes:
Return Air Fare (Tickets will be
booked on Case to Case basis)
Schengen Tourist Visa (Since Bio
Metrics is Mandatory for Schengen Visa, we will assist
applicants on Case to Case basis)
Early check in &
Late Check out from hotel
Lunch and Dinner
/ other meals wherever not specified
Variance in the
Rate of Exchange if any at the time of making the final
payment towards the Reservation
Surcharges if any applicable
Transportation beyond the schedules / Sightseeing provided
purchases and drinks except those included in the meals
Tips for guides
Change in the
Order of Itinerary / amendments as per Personal Interests /
Tour Itinerary as per the personal interests.
Expenses due to Natural Calamities / Weather disruptions /
Fight Cancellations / Flight delays/ War/ Strike / Fire /
Acts of government / Riot, etc.
personal nature such as room service, bar, laundry,
porterages, tipping, etc.