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Greece Off Season 2016 Cruise | Antiquity to Byzantium

Antiquity To Byzantium 2016 9 Nights / 10 Days Day Cruise

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 ancient history.  With the guidance of expert host lecturer aboard and ashore, guests have the option to visit the famous ancient theatre of Epidaurus, Agamemnon’s Royal palace, the Mycenea burial complex, Ancient Olympia, the monastic town at Mystra and the walled coastal town of Monemvassia. The picturesque city of Nafplio, Gythion and Pylos.


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. Palaia Epidavros or Palaia Epidaurus is a Greek small town in Peloponnese, in Argolis prefecture. Today also called Archaia Epidaurus. Nafplion is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gul. and explore the beauty.

Day 4: Proceed on from Nafplion to Mycenae. Mycenae  is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. The fortified citadel is nested over the fertile plain of Argolis near the seashore in the northeast 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 (circa 1600-1100 BCE). The Mycenaean Era occupies the tail end of the Helladic Civilization, which flourished in mainland Greece since 3000 BCE.

Day 5: Travel on to Gythion in Greece which is a beautiful seaside town on the southern side of Peloponnese, in the peninsula of Laconia. Constructed on the hill slopes around a natural bay, Gythio is the largest town in the region of Mani, a secluded barren place with ghost villages and wild landscape. The most popular beach of Gythio is Mavrovouni, a large beach with clean water. Due to the golden sand and the crystal water, Mavrovouni is preferred by the endangered sea turtles caretta-caretta to lay their eggs. With a very convenient location in southern Peloponnese, Gythio can be a base for road trips to Monemvasia, Mystras, Areopoli, Diros Caves and Stoupa.

Day 6: From Gythion to Pylos which is a pretty little town in a magnificent setting between the beautiful Bay of Navarino and the surrounding hills. Large cargo ships are usually at anchor in the bay and small fishing and pleasure boats in the harbour. Across the bay, almost forming a lake is the island of Spakteria where the Spartans were besieged by the Athenians in 425 BC.

Day 7: Proceed to Katakolon / Olympia. Katakolon port lies on the Greek coast and serves as the gateway to Olympia, the ancient site where the Olympics were originally staged. It is the current harbor of the regions capital city Pyrgos. Graphic, with intense traditional color, it combines mountain and sea. The visitors have a lot of choices in order to fill their free time or to pleasantly pass their vacations. Undeniably, Katakolon is a place that one needs plenty of time in order to explore its beauties and to discover the magic of this place. It is not accidental that whoever passes little time here, after his departure the only thing in his mind is to return to Katakolon. Katakolon today is the second most busy cruise port of Greece, after Piraeus port, according to recent statistics.

Day 8: Travel on from Olympia to Itea & Delphi. Itea, is a town and a former municipality in the southeastern part of Phocis, Greece. Since 2011 local government reforms made the city a part of the municipality Delphi, of which it is a municipal unit.

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 Departure dates are:- October 2016: 21 & 28. November 2016:4.
  • The Cruise Cost Per Person Starting from: - Euros 1045 + 220 (Including Port Taxes).
  • The Airfare fare (approximate) per person: - Rs: 46,000/- on Emirates Airlines.
  • The Visa Charges Rs. 7000/- per person.
  • 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 : 08 Sep 2016
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