A Taste of Greece
Athens/ 01Day Cruise to 03 Saronic islands/Cephalonia/Ithaca 1Day tour
Day 1 - Arrival in Athens
Meet and greet at International Athens Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation in Athens. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and start the half-day tour to Athens. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.
Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis Museum.
Evening at your leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day 3 - ONE DAY Cruise to the 3 Saronic Islands (Poros – Hydra – Aegina)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, at approximately 7:30am, transfer from your Hotel in Athens to the pier to board your cruise vessel.
Poros: Sail for the island of Poros. Short visit of Poros, the island so near the Peloponnese Mainland, a green paradise with lemon and pine trees.
Hydra: After a while, we sail for Hydra, one of the most beautiful and traditional Greek islands. Arrival in Hydra where you have time at leisure for strolling, shopping or swimming. Lunch on board.
Aegina: Sail for the island of Aegina. Upon arrival in Aegina, you can either join the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (extra cost) or walk around the main town.
Finally re-embark at 6:00pm for the sail back to Piraeus Port. During the voyage you may relax in the comfortable lounges on deck or dance in the ship’s Disco.
Arrive at the Port at 7:30pm approximately and transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight in Athens
Day 4 - ATHENS TO CEPHALONIA Island (Ionian Islands Complex)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning Transfer to International Athens Airport for a domestic flight to the island of Cephalonia.
Either you are nature lovers, cultural travelers, seafarers, honeymooners or just searching for stunning tranquil beaches to cherish the sun, this sun-kissed destination features unique attractions for all and offers them in abundance.
Upon Arrival at the Cephalonia Airport, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day will be free. Overnight in Cephalonia
Day 5 - CEPHALONIA Island: “Ithaca Exploration Tour”
Breakfast at the hotel. Why not take the opportunity and join us as we sail across to visit our neighboring island of Ithaca, famous for its unspoiled traditional island villages, charming, picturesque fishing ports and breathtaking natural beauty.
Together we will visit the capital of the island Vathy, where you can join the locals to take coffee at the main square, explore the quaint narrow streets or visit the local museum. As the home of the Greek King, Odysseus, Ithaca is stepped in Greek mythology ready for you to discover!
At the highest point of the island sits Kathara Monastery, which provides the perfect setting for you to take incredible photographs of the whole island, before we head down to the idyllic town of Stavros; a typical island village where you can truly appreciate the local charm of this amazing island, where it appears that time stood still. Some of the sights in Stavros are the beautiful church of Sotiras which stands in the central square of the village and the archaeological museum.
Lunch will be enjoyed in the harbor side town Κioni. Here you will be met with a wonderful choice of traditional taverns where you can lunch next to the sea.
If seeing a place gives you a better understanding of what you have read for it, it is clear why Ithaca, a rough and poor land surrounded by magic and playful coves, gave birth to the brilliant, resourceful, ingenious Odysseus.
Return to Cephalonia Island in the evening – Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cephalonia
Day 6 - CEPHALONIA Island: FREE DAY
Breakfast at the hotel. Kephalonia is a must-see destination in Greece located in the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea. Although it is the largest of the Ionian Islands, tourism is spread out over the island, so the laid-back lifestyle is preserved even in high season.
From incredible beaches to visiting picturesque villages, Kefalonia has it all.
Whole day will be free at leisure to stroll around and make your own explorations.
Overnight in Cephalonia
Day 7 CEPHALONIA Island ----------- DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure Transfer to Kephalonia Airport for domestic flight to Athens and then connection with your homebound flight.