Greece offers sunshine, whitewashed houses with bright-blue shutters, juicy seafood and a relaxed, Zorba-the-Greek lifestyle. As the origin of Western civilization, it has some of the world's greatest ancient architectures. While it's a late bloomer in the modern time and possesses echoes of a simpler, by-gone world, contemporary Greece has one of Europe's rapid changing cultural landscapes. With its classical past, relaxed present and an edgy future, Greece offers something for every traveler.
Start your exciting Greece trip by arriving at the Athens airport where you would be greeted by an English speaking assistant who would transfer you to the hotel, provide information and deliver all the required vouchers and the detailed program. Next, check into the hotel to relax comfortably.
After breakfast get ready for the fantastic city tour of Vienna and meet the expert local guide. Walk along the magnificent Opera House, marvel at the St. Stephen?s Church, Rathaus and many more interesting sculptures. Sink yourself in the beauty as you pass along Hofburg and Belvedere Palaces. Later in the afternoon, enjoy your journey to the Budapest. At night, savor the delicious Indian meal at the Indian restaurant. Enjoy your night stay at Budapest.
Spend the day at leisure after a comforting breakfast, or opt for an all day tour to Delphi or Mycenae/Epidaurus, and Athens by night. OPTIONAL: DELPHI FULL DAY The guided tour drives through theBoeotia, passing towns of Levadia, Arachova and Thebes, famous for its colorful carpets and rugs, and enjoy a short stop. Next we arrive at Delphi whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. A must visit to places like Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, the Temple of Apollo, Treasury of the Athenians and the Museum preserving such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture. OPTIONAL: ATHENS UNDER THE STAR By the night, treat yourself to the beautiful sights and sounds of the Athens city along with a movie in an open air theatre. Begin the evening tour with a pleasant scenic drive through the glittery boulevards of Athens, driving through Omonia, the Olympic stadium and Temples of Zeus. The tour continues through the Marina Zea, one of the busiest yacht harbors in the Mediterranean with a short visit to Mikrolimano, another fishing boat harbor and a home to the ex-Royal Yacht Club and fine waterfront restaurants. Finally the highlight of the tour comes with a unique open-sky movie theatre with movie and light refreshments. After the movie you are dropped to the hotel for the night.
Post breakfast, the tour heads on to the Piraeus port for embarkation on your cruise ship, the ?Louis Olympia? of Louis Cruises. Take a short and active trip and experience a totally different weekend. Leave all your worries behind the port of Piraeus to sail in the comfort and luxury of the exotic destinations in the floating hotel! In the evening settle down for a comforting dinner overlooking the lights and the cosmopolitan air of Mykonos. 18:00 ? 23:00 Mykonos: Sitting amidst the Aegean Sea like a precious jewel, Mykonos is a place which is inexplicable with words. Famously called 'the island of the winds' due to the constant wind that blows, Mykonos, is the most popular and cosmopolitan island of the Cyclades and regarded as one the most renowned islands of the world. From its first sunshine of dawnall the way to its last of the sunset the sunlight of Mykonos is ethereal and supplements an ambience of images that seem to have sprung out of a painting. Stay the night at the cruise.
Enjoy today?s breakfast at the seaside town of Kusadasi. 07:00 ? 12:00 Kusadasi, Turkey The city mainly known as a small fishing village is now renowned for its Covered Bazaar where you can shop your heart out from natural cosmetics to leather products to antique furniture and beyond. From Kusadasi we move on to the ancient city of Ephesus wrapped with Olive and pine trees, and vines. Kusadasi is a place for cultural tourism as much as for contemporary diversion. Apart from the traditional attractions which lie comparatively close by, Kusadasi offers views that are no more than a short walk away. Visit the city walls, the Byzantine Castle, the National Park and the little island opposite it, from where Kusadasi got its name. Visit Patmos next and enjoy dinner with a view of the elegant medieval town of Chora. 16:00 ? 21:00 Patmos, Greece: Be ready to get stunned by the Island of Patmos as your eyes behold the wall that was built in the form of a medieval castle to shelter the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist. This land is undoubtedly blessed and whether you are interested in the clean beauty of Patmos with its little castles and quiet beaches or religious tourism, you have to experience it at least once. With barren and rocky soil, indented shoreline, bays and coves, a multitude of promontories, Patmos offers travelers an alternative vacation. More low profile but equally developed as a tourist gateway, it earns credit due to its natural, unsoiled beauty, the picturesque villages and the exoticism that it emits.
Awake in the bustling city of Heraklion and arrive at the mystical, ?lacy? caldera of Santorini by the evening. 07:00 - 11:30 Crete (Heraklion), Greece Located in the southern side of the Aegean Sea, The island of Crete is the largest island of Greece and also among the most popular tourist destinations of the country. The island constitutes some significant sightseeing like Ottoman mosques, Minoan palaces, Medieval Castles, Venetian towns and Byzantine monasteries. 16:30 - 21:00 Santorini, Greece Some phrases that describes this exotic Santorini Island are- land of thousand splendid sunsets, breathtaking memories, pounding heartbeats, electric blue, red and gold colors streaking the sky. No perfect poets or artists can quite describe the unparalleled beauty of this mystic island. Rich in history and steeped in myth, Santorini is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster.Today Santorini is among the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Stay at the cruise for the night.
It's time to depart as the journey of cruise comes to an end in the morning and returns to Piraeus. After the breakfast on board you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home. You also have the option to extend your stay in Greece if you like. And don't forget to carry wonderful memories with you back home that would surely last a lifetime.