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Trip
Duration4h30
Classic

We’ll set off by coach with our guides for the Athens Acropolis, situated on a 150m-high rocky plateau and which in Ancient times was a vast sanctuary for the worship of the Goddess Athena and numerous other gods in Greek mythology. You will have the chance to discover the different temples on the site including the Parthenon, built in the 5th century BC and dedicated to Athena, whose gold and ivory statue stood in the sanctuary. It was destroyed during the siege of the city during the 12th century crusades, and the Parthenon was turned into a Catholic church when the Franks occupied Athens, then into a mosque by the Turks in the 17th century. You will also visit a number of other remarkable monuments still standing such as the Erechtheion, an elegant little temple dating back to the 5th century BC; the Temple of Athena Nike, known in Ancient Greece as the "temple of victory"; the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis; the ancient Theatre of Dionysos and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...

You will then return to the coach to finish off with a panoramic tour of the modern city of Athens, also taking in the Agora, the center of public life for the ancient Athenians. This square open space served a variety of purposes: political, religious, economic, commercial and cultural.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Good shoes are recommended.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate. 

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
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From Athens to Dubrovnik The Corinth Canal, the Meteora and The Bay of Kotor (port-to-port cruise)

ATHENS - CORINTH - ITEA - PATRAS - IGOUMENITSA - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK

Set sail from Athens for a cruise to the most beautiful sites in Greece. After the extraordinary experience passing through the Corinth Canal, explore antique ruins in Delphi and Olympia, the location of the first Olympics. Visit the splendidly preserved Meteora monasteries perched high on the summit of massive columns. Top it all off with Montenegro and the singular Bay of Kotor before heading to the final port of call in Dubrovnik.

Next departures:  06/26/2024
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From Dubrovnik to AthensThe Bay of Kotor, the Meteora, and the Corinth Canal

DUBROVNIK - KOTOR - IGOUMENITSA - PATRAS - ITEA - CORINTH - ATHENS

Set sail from Croatia for Montenegro and the singular Bay of Kotor. The adventure continues in Greece at the imposing Meteora monasteries perched high on the summit of massive columns. Explore fascinating antique ruins in Delphi and Olympia, the location of the first Olympics. Top this all off with a passage through the Corinth Canal to reach Athens, where the Acropolis awaits.

Next departures:  10/02/2025
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9 Days
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Following the Footsteps of the Olympian Gods from the Ancient City of Athens to Cyprus, the Cyclades, and the Dodecanese

ATHENS - DELOS - MYKONOS - SANTORINI - KOS - RHODES - LIMASSOL - LARNACA

Discover ancient Greece on an exciting trip to Athens and its Acropolis. Travel the stunning coastline to Cape Sounion and the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon. Explore windswept Delos and the charming villages and beaches on Mykonos. Marvel at the island of Santorini with its splendid views and picturesque villages. Top it all off with a visit to medieval-infused Rhodes and the mysterious archaeological sites in Paphos, Cyprus.

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8 Days
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The Mysterious Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea

ATHENS - SYROS - AMORGOS - RHODES - SANTORINI - MILOS - ATHENS

Visit the beautiful Greek islands. Discover ancient Greece on an exciting trip to Athens and its Acropolis. Discover contrasts in Syros, the trendiest island in the Cyclades. Stop off at medieval Rhodes and take in the splendid landscape and picturesque villages in Santorini. The last stop will be Milos and its awesome volcanic terrain and spectacular beaches. What not to miss: Amorgos and its dramatic cliffs plunging into the emerald-colored sea—the backdrop for Luc Besson's 1988 film The Big Blue.

Next departures:  04/24/2024, 06/12/2024
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From Dubrovnik to Athens

DUBROVNIK - DURRES - IGOUMENITSA - PATRAS - CORINTH - ATHENS

Discover all the must-see sites during this cruise. Our first stop brings you to Albania's vibrant capital, Tirana. Next, we'll head towards Greece and its legendary archaeological sites of Olympia and myth-infused Mycenae. The turquoise sea surrounds three sides of the charming city of Nafplio—the first capital of modern Greece. And, of course, we'll visit the superb Acropolis in Athens.

A truly interesting destination on this cruise is the splendidly preserved Meteora monasteries perched high on the summit of massive columns. Our ship also brings you through the Corinth Canal's two majestic cliffs to the Aegean Sea.

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7 Days
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