• Duration

    10 Day Cruise Tour

    07/16 July 2017

  • Location

    Athens – Katakolon – Kotor – Mykonos – Rhodes – Khios

  • Price Starting From

    899 in quad per person

  • Sailing

    On Board Royal Princess

Enjoy 2 lovely days in Athens & Surrounding Areas

The southern suburbs of Athens invite you to travel to the big blue – here the summer never ends

The past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on Athens’ destiny. Then there is the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece.

Fri 07 July10001235A3691 | Malta – Athens
Sat 08 July1700Sailaway
Sun 09 July09001600Katakolon (Olympia)
Mon 10 July11002000Kotor, Montenegro – Tendered
Tue 11 JulyDay at Sea
Wed 12 July08002100Mykonos
Thu 13 July08002100Rhodes
Fri 14 July08001700Khios
Sat 15 July0900Disembarkation & Cape Sounion
Sun 16 July15151605A3690 | Athens-Malta

KATAKOLON – OLYMPIA

Perched on the west coast of the Peloponnesus, Greece’s largest peninsula, this sleepy fishing village of some 300 souls is your gateway to Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games. Held every four years between 776 B.C. and 393 A.D., when the Emperor Theodosius banned pagan festivals, the Olympic Games celebrated the ideal harmony of mind and body. Every four years, the sacred flame of Altis is rekindled to light the torch for the Modern Games. Olympia’s temples were destroyed after the games were banned. An earthquake in the 6th century compounded the destruction, and floods buried the site. Excavation of the ruins began in 1875, and Olympia was declared a National Park in 1976.

KOTOR – MONTENEGRO

Kotor lies at the head of Boka Bay. Bordered by towering limestone cliffs, the winding bay is actually Southern Europe’s longest and most dramatic fjord. The port itself is a medieval gem: its narrow, asymmetrical streets are lined with ancient stone houses, old palaces, and churches dating from the 12th century.  Kotor is also your gateway to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro, from the old royal capital at Cetinje to the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park. Kotor is renowned for its nightlife: the streets of the old port are lined with pubs, taverns and cafés. The city is also host to a renowned summer carnival.

MYKONOS – THE FAMOUS GREEK ISLE

Thanks to its proximity to the mainland, Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands to become an international travel destination. During the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Mykonos was famed as a haunt for the rich. The island’s nightlife – then and now – was a glittering whirl of colored lights, music, and parties. Mykonos town features hip boutiques, restaurants, jewelry stores, souvenirs, taverns and cafés. The island’s famed windmills are found just south of the waterfront. Great Fun on the beaches await – easily reachable by regular shuttle buses

RHODES – ISLAND OF THE KNIGHTS

The largest and arguably the most beautiful of the 12 islands forming the Dodecanese, Rhodes has long played a major role in history. Lying just 12 miles off the coast of Turkey, the island straddles the sea-lanes linking Egypt, Southern Europe and the Holy Land. Rhodes Town bears witness to that long history. The ancient city features a classical stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. The “old” city is a walled town with medieval buildings and streets harking back to the days of the Crusades. The new town is a Mecca of luxury resorts lining the island’s picturesque Mandaraki Harbor. The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is reputed to have once stood guard over the harbor. Today, the bronze statues of a stag and doe top the two columns marking the harbor entrance.

KHIOS

Khios is revered as the birthplace of blind Homer, the bard whose epics “Iliad” and “Odyssey” mark the very origins of Western literature. During the course of its long and turbulent history, the island has been controlled by Greek and Italian city-states as well as the Roman and Ottoman Empires. The island is also the source of mastic – an aromatic gum gathered from Khios’ lentisk tree. Mastic has been a highly prized ingredient in cosmetics and medicines since Antiquity. The island’s “Mastic Villages” were built between the 14th and 16th centuries to control and protect the trade’s enormous profits.

Rates per person

Double Inside CAT F€1399
Double Balcony BF€1599
Double Deluxe Balcony DF€1699
3rd / 4th Adult€499
3rd/4th Child ( 2- 17y)€450
Infant ( 6 months – 1y)€99

Deposit: E500 per person
Balance Due: 01 APR 2017

Your package includes

  • Return Flights to Athens on Aegean Airlines incl 1 checked baggage 23kg
  • All Airport & Port Taxes
  • All Transfers
  • 2 nights at Coral Hotel in Athens****
  • 7 nights Full Board on Royal Princess, Ocean Transportation & some beverages with meals
  • Professional Tour Manager: Ms Marisa Caruana Lauri ITC DDS

Package does not include

  • Shore Excursions
  • Tips – Payable on Board: USD 13.50 x 7 = USD 94.50 ( approx Euros 89)
  • Insurance – Highly Recommended
  • Drink Packages available on Request

Excursions Rates

Katakolon Incl entrance to Olympia Site & Museum€45
Rhodes Guided Walk & Grandmaster Palace Or
Rhodes Full Day Coach Tour
€35
Lindos & Grandmasters Palace€75
Khios incl Unesco Monastery€35
Athens Highlights Incl Acropolis€45

Remarks

  • Kotor & Mykonos are  accessible on foot & easy to explore – no need for a tour
  • Shuttle buses to Paradise Beach in Mykonos operate regularly from the port – approx cost 15 euros per person return
  • Child Rates: 4 – 15 yrs:  35 % reduction

Important

  • Please reconfirm cost when booking
  • Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses (calculated at Euros 230) are subject to change & Princess reserves the right to collect any increases in effect at the time of sailing even if the fare has already been paid in full!
  • Triples & Quads are very limited on request basis only

This tour is subject to our general conditions.  Please read them carefully before booking.

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