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Overview

Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 3-Night Cruise

Let the sun and games begin on this lively land and cruise tour to Classical Greece, ancient Turkey, and the breezy Greek Isles. After following in the footsteps of profound philosophers and legendary Olympians, your mind and body will set sail from Athens for three triumphant nights on the brilliant blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Trade the discus throw for dancing and the chariot games for a chair by the pool as you peacefully float to the glamourous island of Mykonos; the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus; the pilgrimage site of Patmos; the Bronze Age settlement of Knossos; and the dreamy, whitewashed isle of Santorini (weather permitting). With brilliant sights and sunsets on the itinerary from the mainland to Crete, you’re destined to bring home the golden this winning tour of Greece.

Highlights of Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 3-Night Cruise

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Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,039*
18 guests in a party: $240*

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Price Details US

Port Taxes & Gratuities to service personnel on board the ship as well as gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Globus price.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

Classical Greece

UNESCO Sites

Acropolis Athens|Archeological site of Mycenae|Ephesus|Meteora|Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily, 3 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

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Day 2

ATHENS Marvels & Myths ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire where 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, never fail to amaze! See the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the venues of the first modern Olympic Games.


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Day 3

ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA Greek History & Heroes CORINTH Cross the canal and visit ancient Corinth.
MYCENAE Free time for lunch. Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
EPIDAURUS Guided visit to the 2,300-year-old open-air auditorium before continuing to Nauplia. (B,D)
132 mi / 212 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM The outdoor auditorium of Epidaurus combines perfect mathematic proportion with excellent acoustics. This fascinating archaeological treasure was used for the healing of patients from all over Greece and was dedicated to Asklepios, the god of healing.


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Day 4

NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA Ruins & Recipes Take a scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. [LF] Attend a cooking demonstration this evening to learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki. (B,D)
112 mi / 181 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Dip into the delicious tradition of Greek tzatziki – a mix of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, and thyme. Learn how to make this quintessential recipe loved the world over.


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Day 5

OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI Digs & Dances Drive by the busy seaport of Patras.
DELPHI Join a guided visit to the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki while sipping a glass of ouzo. (B,D)
149 mi / 239 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITION Dance in the steps of Zorba the Greek to learn the sirtaki. This passionate and dramatic dance goes very well with a glass of ouzo, the anice-infused drink the locals are so fond of.


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Day 6

DELPHI–METEORA AREA Monasteries in Magical Greece Drive past Lamia and Trikala en route to Kalambaka.
METEORA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries. (B,D)
155 mi / 249 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SACRED SITES Perched atop soaring huge cliffs are the monasteries of Meteora, of which six are still active. Visit the beautiful monasteries of Varlaam and St. Stephen’s to marvel at this serenely mystical landscape with breathtaking views from above. Long revered for the perfect monastic retreat from the world outside, Meteora’s spectacular array of massive sandstone cliffs create a surreal setting unlike any other.


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Day 7

METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS Grecian Battles & Beauty THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site.
ATHENS Free time late afternoon and evening. (B)
236 mi / 380 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES The story of the Battle of Thermopylae is hard to beat for drama. You may recognize this tale of the heroic, yet doomed Spartans of 480 BC fighting against the Persian army, which is dramatized in the film “300.” Their brave battle endures as a valiant symbol of bravery and sacrifice for a patriotic cause.


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Day 8

ATHENS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS Beyond the Shore ATHENS Embark on your Greek Islands cruise.
MYKONOS Free time to explore this evening. (B,L,D)

ENHANCED FREE TIME
EXPLORE MORE Your dreams of the Greek Islands come true with free time in Mykonos. This Aegean paradise of pristine waters and beaches, mixed with a lively nightlife scene is only made brighter by the iconic 16th-century windmills that dot the hillside above.


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Day 9

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE Turkish Treasures KUSADASI Visit the excavations of Ephesus.
PATMOS Afternoon call. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Pull into port in Turkey to explore the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus - one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world – with the historic ruins of the Library of Celsus, the Basilica of St. John, and the Temple of Artemis.


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Day 10

CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI Greek Mythology & Marvels HERAKLION Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
SANTORINI Afternoon call (weather permitting). (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
MYTHS & LEGENDS Marvel at the architecture of the Palace of Knossos in Crete’s city of Heraklion. Here, you’ll envision epic tales of Greek mythology- the Labyrinth, the Minotaur half-man/half-beast, and the legends of Daedalus and Icarus.


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Day 11

ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION) Amazing Athens ATHENS Disembark From your ship for a free day in Athens. (B)

ENHANCED FREE TIME
EXPLORE MORE There are countless ways to enjoy free time in the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and the philosophy of western civilization! Explore the urban landscapes and lively restaurants in this historic capital and enjoy the sunny slopes of this iconic city. Stroll in the shadow of the Acropolis in the village atmosphere of Plaka. Walk along the narrow cobblestone streets to browse jewelry stores and ceramics shops, then linger in a sidewalk café or taverna to celebrate your Greek adventure.


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Day 12

ATHENS Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-07-25 2024-07-26 2024-08-06 $3750 $0 $4135 RGK40726 Please Call
2 2024-08-01 2024-08-02 2024-08-13 $3750 $0 $3899 RGK40802 Not Available
3 2024-08-08 2024-08-09 2024-08-20 $3750 $0 $3899 RGK40809 Not Available
4 2024-08-15 2024-08-16 2024-08-27 $3750 $0 $3947 RGK40816 Not Available
5 2024-08-22 2024-08-23 2024-09-03 $3750 $0 $4224 RGK40823 Not Available
6 2024-08-29 2024-08-30 2024-09-10 $3850 $0 $4324 RGK40830 Not Available
7 2024-09-05 2024-09-06 2024-09-17 $3880 $0 $4354 RGK40906 Not Available
8 2024-09-12 2024-09-13 2024-09-24 $3880 $0 $4354 RGK40913 Available
9 2024-09-19 2024-09-20 2024-10-01 $3850 $0 $4235 RGK40920 Not Available
10 2024-09-26 2024-09-27 2024-10-08 $3750 $0 $3899 RGK40927 Not Available
11 2025-04-17 2025-04-18 2025-04-29 $4220 $0 $4568 RGK50418K Available
12 2025-04-24 2025-04-25 2025-05-06 $4140 $0 $4289 RGK50425 Available
13 2025-05-01 2025-05-02 2025-05-13 $4190 $0 $4339 RGK50502 Available
14 2025-05-08 2025-05-09 2025-05-20 $4140 $500 $4025 RGK50509 Available
15 2025-05-15 2025-05-16 2025-05-27 $4180 $0 $4565 RGK50516 Available
16 2025-05-22 2025-05-23 2025-06-03 $4190 $0 $4387 RGK50523 Available
17 2025-05-29 2025-05-30 2025-06-10 $4190 $0 $4339 RGK50530 Available
18 2025-06-05 2025-06-06 2025-06-17 $4190 $0 $4387 RGK50606 Available
19 2025-06-12 2025-06-13 2025-06-24 $4190 $0 $4387 RGK50613 Available
20 2025-06-19 2025-06-20 2025-07-01 $4190 $0 $4387 RGK50620 Available
21 2025-06-26 2025-06-27 2025-07-08 $4110 $0 $4259 RGK50627 Available
22 2025-07-03 2025-07-04 2025-07-15 $4110 $0 $4259 RGK50704 Available
23 2025-07-10 2025-07-11 2025-07-22 $4140 $0 $4525 RGK50711 Available
24 2025-07-17 2025-07-18 2025-07-29 $4390 $0 $4587 RGK50718K Available
25 2025-07-24 2025-07-25 2025-08-05 $4240 $0 $4625 RGK50725K Available
26 2025-07-31 2025-08-01 2025-08-12 $4140 $0 $4337 RGK50801 Available
27 2025-08-07 2025-08-08 2025-08-19 $4500 $0 $4974 RGK50808K Available
28 2025-08-14 2025-08-15 2025-08-26 $4140 $0 $4289 RGK50815 Available
29 2025-08-21 2025-08-22 2025-09-02 $4140 $0 $4289 RGK50822 Available
30 2025-08-28 2025-08-29 2025-09-09 $4250 $0 $4447 RGK50829 Available
31 2025-09-04 2025-09-05 2025-09-16 $4290 $0 $4638 RGK50905 Available
32 2025-09-11 2025-09-12 2025-09-23 $4290 $0 $4675 RGK50912 Available
33 2025-09-18 2025-09-19 2025-09-30 $4250 $0 $4724 RGK50919 Available
34 2025-09-25 2025-09-26 2025-10-07 $4140 $0 $4614 RGK50926 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Zafolia Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport. Athens 87-89 Alexandras Avenue First-Class
2 Amalia Nauplia Neoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center. Nauplia National Road Argos First-Class
3 Europa Hotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games. Olympia Archaia Olympia - Drouva First-Class
4 Amalia Delphi At the foot of Mount Parnassus overlooking olive groves and the Ionian Sea, and just minutes away from the archaeological site and museum, the temple of Apollo, and Castalia spring. The modern guest rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi and minifridges. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge bar with a fireplace, where guests can relax and take in the breath taking Delphian scenery. Delphi 1 Apollonos Street First-Class
5 Amalia Kalambaka Amalia Hotel is a beautiful setting just minutes away from the town of Kalambaka. The hotel is embedded on 14 acres of greenery and has been built with traditional materials to match its surroundings. Kalambaka National Road First-Class
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