Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise
Relaxing days and fascinating knights. That is the appeal of the ancient island of Rhodes, famous for its brilliant azure waters, its Acropolis-topped village of Lindos, and its fortress-lined Old Town built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. This exhilarating land and cruise tour of Greece, starting with our8-day Classical Greece vacation, includes Rhodes in the island-hopping fun that sets sail from Athens and follows a captivating course to modern Mykonos, unspoiled Patmos, medieval Rhodes, Minoan Crete, and serene Santorini (weather permitting)—with a special stop on the Turkish coast to see the amazingly preserved Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. See the iconic sights of mainland Greece—including Athens’ monumental Parthenon and the legendary town of Olympia—before you cruise into the blues on this tour of glorious Greece.
Highlights of Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise
RG|Classical GreeceRGK|With Iconic Aegean 3-Night CruiseRGH|With Iconic Aegean 4-Night CruiseRGL|With Idyllic Aegean 7-Night CruiseRGM|With Island Hopper
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $952*18 guests in a party: $223*
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Port Taxes $169 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Globus price.A fuel surcharge of $32.00 per person has been implemented by Celestyal Cruises for bookings made April 1 onward traveling on sailings April 18 onward.
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 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 tour—without the crowds.
Acropolis Athens|Archeological Site of Delphi|Archeological Site of Olympia|Ephesus|Meteora
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners; full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising
ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECEWelcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
ATHENS. ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA 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 theater before continuing to Nauplia. (B,D) 132 mi / 212 km
NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA. Scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. [LF] Cooking demonstration this evening to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 112 mi / 181 km
OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHIDrive by the busy seaport of Patras.DELPHI 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
DELPHI–METEORA AREA 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
METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS. THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site.ATHENS Free time late afternoon and evening. (B) 236 mi / 380 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a traditional Greek dinner by the sea. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
ATHENS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOSATHENS Embarkation.MYKONOS Free time to explore this evening. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus.PATMOS Afternoon call. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: RHODESRHODES Full day in port. Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis of Lindos. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI HERAKLION Free time to explore. SANTORINI Afternoon call (weather permitting). (B,L,D)
ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION)ATHENS Disembarkation. Free day. (B)
ATHENSYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
|#||Air Start Date||Land Start Date||Land End Date||Land Only Price||Discount||Final||Departure Code||Status|
|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|
|6||Stanley Hotel||Located in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.||Athens||1 Odysseos St, at Karaiskaki Square||Superior First-Class|