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Greece & Greek Isles | Antiquity to Byzantium 2017

Archelogy And History Themed Cruise- Including A Corinth Canal Crossing.

Embarks / Disembarks: Athens (Marina Zea)

A circumnavigation cruise of Peloponnese, a journey to the mythical south featuring the most notable site of the ancient history.  With the guidance of expert host lecturer aboard and ashore, guests have the option visits to the famous ancient theatre of Epidaurus, Agamemnon’s Royal palace, the Mycenea burial complex, Ancient Olympia, the monastic town at Mystra, the walled coastal town of Monemvassia. The picturesque city of Nafplio, Gythion and Pylos.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive meet and greet by our representative, transfer to the hotel.

 

Day 2: Transfer from the hotel to board the ship M/S GALILEO and depart from Marina Zea (Athens)

 

Day 3: Travel to Palaia Epidavros which is a Greek small town in Peloponnese, in Anrgolis prefecture. Today also called Archaia Epidaurus which is a small fishing village at the east coast of the Peloponnese. Between the orange and olive groves at the foot of the mountains, with two large bays at the Saronic Gulf, Epidavros is an oasis in Argolida. Nafplion – One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece. Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834. Follow a dream trail to discover Nafplio’s precious gems starting from the medieval Old Town, Italianate Syntagma Square stands at the heart of the city, admire important historic buildings etc.

 

Day 4: Proceed on from Nafplion to Mycenae which is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometers southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. Mycenae is the largest and most important center of the civilization that was named “Mycenaean” after this very citadel. Mycenaean is the culture that dominated mainland Greece, the Aegean islands, and the shores of Asia Minor during the late Bronze Age era.

 

Day 5: Travel on to Gytheio the ancient Gythium or Gytheion which is a town and former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Unspoiled Gythion is in the southern Peloponnesus which is one of the most interesting port towns in Greece and is surrounded by beautiful beaches.

 

Day 6: From Gythion to Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarion, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia. The modern city of Pylos is definitely one of the most attractive coasts in Greece. Someone arriving at Pylos, has the impression that he is somewhere on an island. The little town is built amphitheatrically between and on-top of two hills, on the southern side of the Navario bay.

 

Day 7: Proceed to Katakolo which is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. It is situated on a headland overlooking the Ionian Sea and separating the Gulf of Kyparissia from the rest of the Ionian. The scenic seaside Greek town of Katakolon, which is a typical small town cruise port – cafes lace the waterfront, shops sell T-shirts, hats and jewelry, and a small beach draws swimmers and sandcastle-builders. But that is not why ships make the town a destination. They arrive because Katakolon serves as the cruise gateway to ancient Olympia.

 

Day 8: Travel on from Olympia to Itea, which is a town and a former municipality in the southeastern part of Phocis, Greece. Itea is a small bathing resort and port at the end of a bay not too far from the ancient port of Delphi. The hills are covered with olive trees belonging to the sanctuary of Apollo in ancient times. Referred to as a “sea of olives”, their production is now an important part of the local economy. Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It’s the site of the 4th century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronia, plus a stadium and a theatre, Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts found among the ruins.

 

Day 9 & Day 10: After exploring & enjoying the above places disembark to Marina Zea (Athens), and from there on transfer to the hotel, leisure for shopping and overnight at the hotel. Next day check out and proceed to the airport for the final destination.

The Category cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.

 

  • Cruise Athens To Athens Departure dates are: March 2017 17, 24 & 31. April 7 &14. Oct 20 &27. Nov3 &10.
  • The Cruise Cost Per Person Starting from:- Euros 1155 + 220 (Including Port Taxes).
  • The Airfare fare (approximate) per person: - Rs: 46000/-  on Emirates Airways.
  • The Hotel Accommodation per person on room per night (Std double room – Hotel Lilia) (approximate) Rs: 3575/-.

 

Note: The above airfare and hotels are subject to availabilities.



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  • Submitted On : 10 Sep 2016
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