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Classical Treasures

2 Nights Athens & 7-Day Yacht cruise of the Greek Islands and Mainland

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Want to feel like you are spending time on a friend's private yacht? We have a package just for you. Small ship sailing is the best way to explore Greece and its mosaic of amazing islands. Travel on one of the most luxurious vessels cruising the Greek Islands. With only 25 cabins and 56 meters long, the M/Y Harmony G offers the luxury of a small private yacht combined with the amenities of a larger cruise ship without the crowds. She offers one of the best itineraries exploring the Greek Islands and ports of call in the Peloponnese. This is a casual and fun way to explore the islands and still have free time to take a refreshing swim in the Aegean from the yacht’s large swimming platform.

Itinerary

Classical Treasures starts in Athens every Wednesday.
  • Day 1, Wed

    Athens

    Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Day 2, Thu

    Athens

    Morning sightseeing tour of Athens. Visits include the Acropolis and its museum. Afternoon free to explore this fascinating city on your own.
    Breakfast included
  • Day 3, Fri

    Athens/Piraeus/Kea

    Early afternoon transfer to Piraeus (Marina Zea) to board the mega-yacht, Harmony G for your 7-day cruise. Arrive in Kea passing by Cape Sounion. After dinner explore Kea's tiny port Korrisia.
    Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Day 4, Sat

    Delos/Mykonos

    Morning arrival in Delos, the birthplace of the god Apollo and his sister, the goddess Artemis. Optional tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity's most sacred island. En route to Mykonos stop for a swim. Free time in Mykonos to enjoy the island's whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and cosmopolitan lifestyle.
    Breakfast and Lunch included
  • Day 5, Sun

    Santorini

    Noon arrive in Santorini, the volcano island, one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk along the narrow streets of the town of Thera or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty.
    Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Day 6, Mon

    Rethymnon, Crete

    Arrive at Crete's lively town of Rethymnon. You may take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos at Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. Late departure for Kythira
    Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Day 7, Tue

    Kythira

    Arrive to the less known island of Kythira in the afternoon. There is free time to visit on your own the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island.
    Breakfast and Lunch included
  • Day 8, Wed

    Monemvasia/Nafplion

    Morning arrival at the remarkable medieval fortified town of Monemvassia. Time at leisure to explore the uniquely Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of its natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon with a swim stop en route. Evening arrival in Nafplion, the charming town with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture.
    Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Day 9, Thu

    Nafplion/Hydra

    Today you may take an optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean King. Early afternoon depart for the island of Hydra. Here you can visit an art gallery and see buildings dating back back to 18th century.
    Breakfast and Lunch included
  • Day 10, Fri

    Piraeus/Athens /USA

    Return to Piraeus (approximately 7am at port). Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Athens Airport. Port taxes are $335.
    Breakfast included

Package Includes

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens.
  • Breakfast daily in Athens.
  • 7-night Yacht cruise aboard the M/Y Harmony G to the Greek Islands and Main Land including 2 meals daily (breakfast plus one other meal including the Captain's dinner, Greek night buffet and a fun BBQ). Category C Main Deck double bedded cabin. Cabin upgrades available
  • Athens City tour including the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum .
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and all service charges.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person.
  • Orientation by Homeric Tours representative at Athens Hotel.
  • 24/7 Support from a Homeric representative.
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

Dates & Prices

Classical Treasures - DOUBLE PRICES (Land Only)

ATHENSAthens PlazaElectra Palace
Apr 15, 22, 29, 2020 $3,081$3,146
May 20, 27, 2020$3,105$3,196
Jun 3, 17, 24, 2020$3,105$3,196
Jul 1, 15, 22, 29, 2020$3,105$3,171
Aug 5, 2020$3,105$3,171
Aug 19, 26, 2020$3,105$3,171
Sep 2, 16, 23, 2020$3,105$3,105
Oct 7, 14, 21, 2020$3,105$3,105

Classical Treasures - SINGLE PRICES (Land Only)

ATHENSAthens PlazaElectra Palace
Apr 15, 22, 29, 2020 $4,968$5,041
May 20, 27, 2020 $5,021$5,123
Jun 3, 17, 24, 2020 $5,021$5,123
Jul 1, 15, 22, 29, 2020 $5,021$5,090
Aug 5, 2020 $5,021$5,090
Aug 19, 26, 2020 $5,021$5,090
Sep 2, 16, 23, 2020 $5,021$5,021
Oct 7, 14, 21, 2020$5,021$5,021

HOTELS

Athens

Athens Plaza★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This Athens luxury hotel boasts 180 elegant, warm guestrooms, including 18 suites, all individually designed in a contemporary style with ancient Greek elements. With a prestigious location in Syntagma Square and stunning Acropolis views, this 5-star downtown Athens hotel spacious guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Fabrics by Lauren, Fornacetti, and Versace decorate the guestrooms, which include marble baths, designer toiletries, and wireless Internet access.
  • Hotel Address:Leof. Vasileos Georgiou 2 (Syntagma Square), Athens 105 64, Greece
    Phone:+30 210 33 400, Fax:+30 212 35856,

Athens

Electra Palace★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Electra Palace Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Athens and the old town of Plaka and is within walking distance from Acropolis, all major historical sites, the business and commercial districts, just three minutes walking from Syntagma Square, and makes it the ideal choice for business and leisure Travelers. The Hotel operates with 102 Standard guest rooms, 33 Superior Acropolis view rooms, 9 Junior Suites, 10 Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. In the property, one can find the ""Motivo"" restaurant, the ""Electra"" Roof garden restaurant, the traditional English style ""Ducktail"" bar with its beautiful garden, a wellness area, an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and pool bar, underground parking and a business center
  • Hotel Address:18-20 N, Navarchou Nikodimou Street, 105 57 Athens Greece
    Phone:+30 21 0337 0000,

BROCHURE

Brochure Name:

GREECE 2020

Classical Treasures Tour Page:

36

Optional Tours

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Ancient Corinth

Half Day (morning)

$84 

Starting from Athens we drive westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). Shortly thereafter we reach the ancient town of Corinth (visit) where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Back in the ancient times Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple (6th C.B.C) brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked.

 

Athens By Night

city: Athens/(Greece) Nightly 

$82

Your evening dinner/tour begins with a pleasant scenic drive through the illuminated boulevards of Athens, as far as Piraeus, Greece's principal commercial port. Continue to Marina Zea, one of the busiest yacht harbors in the Mediterranean and home port to many luxury pleasure yachts belonging to Greece's ship owning and international jet-set communities. From here, a short drive to Mikrolimano, another picturesque yacht and fishing boat harbor, home to the ex Royal Yacht Club and many fine waterfront seafood restaurants. We finally return to Athens and the renowned "Plaka" district, located around the base of the Acropolis, for dinner with live floor show at a typical Greek taverna

Classical Tour

Athens/(Greece) Three days (on Halfboard Basis)

$515

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westward along the scenic coast until reaching the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus (visit the archaeological site and the Theatre famous for its remarkable acoustics) and then on to Nauplia, the first capital of Greece (short stop). Drive to Mycenae, where you will visit the archaeological site and then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnese area passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Arrive in Olympia. Dinner and overnight in Olympia. (D) 
DAY 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to ANTIRION on the "state of the art" suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos and then continue to Delphi. Dinner and overnight in Delphi. (B,D) 
DAY 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Two hours at leisure before starting the drive back to Athens. (B.) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Classical Tour with Meteora

 Four days (on Halfboard Basis)

$719

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westwards along the scenic coast, until reaching the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. Continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Epidaurus for a visit. On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
Then depart for Nauplia, the first capital of Greece (Short Stop). Next, drive to Mycenae for a visit. Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon which was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. In the afternoon depart for Olympia. Dinner & Overnight in Olympia. (D) 
DAY 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the "state of the art" suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos and then continue to Delphi. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (B,D) 
DAY 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka. Drive through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight (B,D) 
DAY 4: In the morning, visit breathtaking Meteora and in the early afternoon start the drive back to Athens passing via Thermopylae (visit) and Kammena Vourla. (B)
The most outstanding classical sites are visited on this tour, reminding the visitor of the glory that was Greece. 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

One-Day Cruise Excursion to Hydra, Poros & Aegina

Lunch Included 

$107

7:45am - Transfer by motorcoach from Athens to Piraeus Port and embark on the cruise ship. 
8:15am - Sail for the island of Hydra, where you will have time at leisure for strolling, shopping or swimming. In the early afternoon sail for the island of Aegina, passing through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnesian coast from the island of Poros.. Upon arrival in Aegina you can either join the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (extra cost ) or walk around the main town. Lunch is served on board. 
Sail to Poros for a short visit before reembarking for the sail back to Piraeus Port. 
7:15pm  Arrival at Piraeus Port and transfer to Athens

One-Day Delphi

Delphi Full Day (Lunch Included)

$122

Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets). Arrive in Delphi the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Visit the Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian treasury. Visit the Temple of Apollo. Return to Athens by the same route.

One-Day Mycenae & Epidaurus

Athens/(Greece) Full Day

$122

Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae (Visit) . Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon that was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization

Then drive through Argos on the way to Nauplia, the 1st capital of Greece in 1829. After lunch depart for Epidaurus for a visit.

On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.

 

Sounion

Half Day (afternoon) 

$56

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour, Cape Sounion is dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Three-Day Delphi & Meteora

     Three Days (on Halfboard Basis)

$515

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive in Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the "severe" Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (D)
DAY 2: Morning at leisure. Drive by the Central Greece towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to arrive into Kalambaka. Overnight. (B,D)
DAY 3: In the morning visit the breathtaking Meteora and then start the drive back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae (visit) and Kamena Vourla. (B)
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Delphi

Delphi Two Days (On Halfboard basis)

$210

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive into Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. 
Visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ''severe'' Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist. 
The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (D). 
DAY 2: Day at leisure to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Delphi's landscape, before the afternoon drive back to Athens. (B) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Meteora

Athens/(Greece) Two Days (On Halfboard basis)

$227

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive in Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Visit of the archaeological site (Museum not included). 
After visit depart to Kalambaka through the towns of Central Greece  Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala - crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. Dinner & Overnight in Kalambaka. (D). 
DAY 2: Morning visit of the breathtaking Meteora and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks. Then start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae where Leonidas was killed (visit) and Kamena Vourla. (B) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Mycenae & Epidaurus

Athens/(Greece)  Two Days (on Halfboard basis)

$210

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westwards along the scenic coast, until you reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. 
Continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae for a visit. Mycenae, 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon that was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. Then depart for Nauplia, the first capital of Greece. After lunch, afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Nauplia. (L) 
DAY 2: After a morning at leisure, depart for Epidaurus for a visit. On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating 
In the afternoon drive back to Athens (B).

Important Tour Info

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

PACKAGE RULES – CLASSICAL TREASURES

  • Port taxes of $335 per person are additional
  • A Greece(accommodation)tax of up to 4 euros per person per night is additional and will need to be paid directly to the hotel upon check-out.
  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
    Triple occupancy and children prices are available upon request.
  • Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
  • Tours can be extended as desired, please inquire directly.

ITINERARY INFO – CLASSICAL TREASURES

Classical Treasures ® starts in Athens every Wednesday.


Cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.

BOOKING INFO – CLASSICAL TREASURES

You must choose a flight that departs Athens at 11:00am or later in order to connect from the cruise to your flight home.

Homeric Tours will provide affordable airfare from USA in conjuction with the tour upon request.

TRAVEL TIPS – GREECE

GREECE

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. Participants with valid U.S. and Canadian passports do not require visas. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, please contact the Greek Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa. 
Important: Passengers requiring a Schengen Visa must have a multi-entry Schengen Visa if visiting more than one country.) 
CLIMATE: (The temperature in Athens ranges from 55F in January to 92F in July and August. Seasonal breezes called meltemia moderate the summer heat. The country averages more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.) 
CLOTHING: (Dress tends to be casual, but there are limits. Sleeveless dresses and shorts may not be worn in monasteries and churches, and women should be sure that arms and shoulders are covered. Jackets for men and cocktail dresses for women are required in the posher of restaurants and in the casinos.) 
EXCURSIONS: (Visiting the Greek ruins often means traversing over irregular stony terrain that can present a double hazard. Thus, shoes worn on such excursions should be sturdy and absolutely comfortable. Do not wear high heel shoes on these excursions.) 
CURRENCY: (The unit of currency is the Euro. Coinage is available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents with 1 and 2 Euros. Bank notes come in units of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. It is not necessary to exchange your money prior to your arrival in Athens.
There are two banks open where you can exchange your money at the baggage claim area in Athens airport. There are also banks at the hotels.) 
TIPPING: (The Greek restaurants automatically include a 15% service charge. If that is the case, the custom is to leave small change on the plate for the waiter and an equivalent amount on the table for the bus boy. In restaurants without a service charge or in the case of room service, 15% is the norm.) 
SHOPPING: (The favorite buys in Athens are furs, leather goods (especially shoes), hand-woven and hand-embroidered clothing and linen, ceramics, handbags, jewelry and flokati rugs. The most elegant shopping area is the Kolonaki district where you will find the latest European styles.) 
ELECTRICITY: (The standard electrical current throughout Greece is 220AC and the outlets are made for 2 round poles.) 
BANKS & CREDIT CARDS: (All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and cosmopolitan boutiques. However, they are not used as extensively as they are in the U.S. Traveler's checks are widely accepted throughout Greece. They can be exchanged easily at almost all banks and post offices.) 
TIME: (There is a seven-hour (+7) difference when New York is on the Eastern Standard Time. Greece, along with the rest of the European Community, observes daylight savings time from April to October.) 

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