GLOBUS 2017: Euphoric Aegean with 7-Night Cruise (RL)
11 days from Athens to Athens
Fascinating archaeological treasures, sunny beaches, crystal-blue water, and much more await you on this marvelous Greece cruise tour. Your adventure begins and ends in Athens, and includes guided sightseeing featuring the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC; the Old Parliament House; and the 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Then, embark your cruise ship for a captivating 7-night Aegean Sea cruise to some of the world's most beautiful islands and ports. Spend a full day in charming Nauplia with its impressive castle in the middle of the harbor, then head south to Chania, Crete's second-largest city, to explore its beautiful Venetian harbor, shop for its famous anise-flavored raki alcohol, and visit the historic nearby town of Rethymnon. Next stop is Cesme in Turkey, a popular destination for wind- and kite-surfing, before arriving in Mykonos with its postcard-perfect windmills and dazzling white houses. While you're here, you could wander through the narrow, winding streets, relax at a waterfront cafe, or search for the island's official mascot, Petros the Pelican. Other stops include: Santorini (weather permitting), an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking and recognizable panoramic views; Lindos in Rhodes to explore the Old Town, palaces build during the Crusades, and the colorful shopping district; Izmir, Turkey's second-largest port; and the fascinating archaeological excavations at Ephesus. While aboard your ship, enjoy the many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, splash in the pool, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their stunning scenery and ancient wonders.
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|Offer valid through 9/30/2017|
|Day 1||Athens||Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.|
|Day 2||Athens||Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Old Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek. (B)|
|Day 3||Lavrion||Head for Lavrion, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. As you settle into the cruising routine, you can sunbathe, sip cool drinks, and relax in the pool. (B,D)|
|Day 4||Nauplia||This morning, arrive in Nauplia. A full day in this charming city allows you time to stroll along the spectacular waterfront and historic buildings crowned by Palamidi fortress, which overlooks 15th-century Bourtzi Castle in the middle of the harbor. (B,L,D)|
|Day 5||Chania & Rethymnon||Chania, Crete's second-largest city, awaits today! Stroll around the old port with its stunning Venetian harbor, home to wonderful waterfront restaurants and cafes. Marvel at the historic buildings, and check out the shops selling local products such as raki (anise-flavored Turkish alcohol), herbs, and handicrafts. Later, visit Rethymnon. (B,L,D)|
|Day 6||Mykonos||Two ports of call are on tap today. First up: coastal Cesme, known as Kysos in ancient times. Situated on the tip of the Cesme Peninsula, this popular resort area is one of the best wind- and kite-surfing destinations in the world. Maybe walk along its picturesque seafront or haggle for bargains along at the street market. Next, discover mountainous Mykonos with its iconic windmills, dazzling white houses, trendy boutiques, and shaded tavernas. (B,L,D)|
|Day 7||Santorini||This morning, call at Santorini (weather permitting), the 'Black Pearl of the Aegean.' Consider joining an optional excursion to the volcano or to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)|
|Day 8||Rhodes||Our port of call this morning is Rhodes to explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Visit Lindos with Athena's temple, or, if sightseeing isn't your things, sun-drenched public beaches and the colorful shopping district are an easy walk from the port. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Izmir||As we cruise towards Izmir, Turkey's second-largest port, there's plenty of time to relax on board this morning. Don't miss the visit to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. (B,L,D)|
|Day 10||Athens||After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion and return to Athens. The remainder of the day is free for last-minute shopping in the Plaka district. This evening, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)|
|Day 11||Athens||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Prices are per person in category ID twin inside cabin.Port Taxes $284 & Gratuities $70 to service personnel on board the ship are not included in the Globus price.Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in inside cabin ID: $735; in outside cabin XD: $1034Supplement per person to outside cabin XD: $240Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in inside cabin ID: $141No reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in outside cabin XD.Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding.Extra nights per person in Athens:in single room $147, in twin $82, in triple $65
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