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AEOLOS GREECE TOUR - 14 nights/15 days, arrive Mondays April 23-October 8, 2018
4 nts in Athens
3-night
Classical tour
7-night cruise
Priced from $2,945 per person in a double room

This Greece tour
is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 passengers.

This is the longest of our motor coach Greece tours, combining Greece travel on land and sea - a Greek islands cruise (plus Turkey!) to Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, Crete and Kusadasi or Samos; and land touring in Athens, Olympia, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora.

MONDAY – ATHENS
Upon arrival at Athens, you will be met by a Ya’lla Tours USA representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

TUESDAY – OLYMPIA
Follow the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf, past the Corinth Canal and Old Corinth, to Epidaurus for a visit to the 4th-century BCE theater with its incredible acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Naflion for a short stop. Drive on to Mycenae, the center of one of Europe's earliest civilizations. According to legend, King Agamemnon led his Greek warriors from Mycenae to engage the Trojans in a war that lasted 10 years. Visit the archaeological site and the tomb of Agamemnon. Continue to Olympia through the central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Arrive Olympia for dinner and overnight.

WEDNESDAY– DELPHI
Visit the archaeological site, with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium, and the Archaeological Museum. Then, drive through the plains of Eliad and Achaia to the magnificent bridge which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea en route to Delphi, nestled in the mountains of Parnassus, with an unforgettable view across acres of olive trees as far as the Gulf of Corinth. Delphi was the site of the famous Oracle of Apollo. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.

THURSDAY– KALAMBAKA
Visit the archaeological site of Delphi, the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, and the museum. See the City Treasuries, the delicate 5th-century statue of the Charioteer and other priceless art treasures discovered nearby. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of gigantic stone pillars and monasteries of Meteora. Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.

FRIDAY – ATHENS
Visit Meteora. Perched atop massive columns of rock, stand ageless monasteries which house exquisite specimens of Byzantine art.
Return to Athens for overnight.


SATURDAY – ATHENS
Start the 1/2-day city tour by ascending to the Acropolis and the full splendor of the 5th-century BCE Athens. Visit the Propylaria (Gateway), the Temple of Athena Nike (Victory), the Parthenon and the Erechteion. Upon descent, pass Mars Hill, with the text of Paul's famous sermon inscribed on the rock at its foot. The expansive Agora of Athens, where the ancient philosophers counseled and taught, lies below. Continue to modern Athens and visit the Parliament, with its famous guards, the Plaka area, and other sites of this incredible city.
Return to the hotel for overnight.

SUNDAY – ATHENS
Day at leisure.
MONDAY – CRUISE
You will be met by a Ya’lla Tours USA representative and transferred to Piraeus port to embark on your IDYLLIC cruise on Celestyal Crystal. Cruise sails at 9PM.
TUESDAY – CRUISE (Mykonos)
Arrive Mykonos at 7:00AM.

WEDNESDAY – CRUISE (Milos)
Depart Mykonos at 7:00AM. Arrive Milos at 1:00PM and depart at 11:59PM.

THURSDAY– CRUISE (Santorini)
Arrive Santorini at 8:00AM.
Oia village shore excursion included.
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FRIDAY – CRUISE (Santorini)
Depart Santorini at 11:00PM.

SATURDAY – CRUISE (Crete)
Arrive in Heraklion, Crete at 7:00AM and depart at 8:30PM. Knossos Palace shore excursion included.
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SUNDAY – CRUISE (Samos or Kusadasi, Turkey)
You have the option of disembarking in either Samos or Kusadasi, Turkey (Ephesus).
Arrive Samos at 8:00AM. Arrive Kusadasi at 11:30AM. Depart Kusadasi at 5:00PM. Depart Samos at 8:30PM.
Shore excursion to Samos OR Ephesus included.
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MONDAY –
Arrive in Piraeus port at 9:00AM and disembark from the ship. You will be met by a Ya’lla Tours USA representative and transferred to the airport for your departure flight.




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The ancient Olympic Games were held at Olympia every 4 years from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE. The games were considered sacred, in the honor of Zeus. Religious events and artistic contests were held in addition to athletic competitions.

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