6. Athens & Classical Greece Cruise – Luxury 9 Nights/10 Days Package
Athens 2 nights/3 days in 5*hotel & 7 nights/ 8 days Classical Greece Cruise
Enjoy a unique stay in Athens as well as a luxury cruise with comfort. Experience the most out of Greece during this quality package in “one go”
RUNS / COST
From April to October 2020 / Package Price per person in Double or Twin room & Cabin: from 2,750 Euros
2 nights in Athens central 5-star hotel in double or twin room with breakfast
Private transfer from Athens airport to hotel with exclusive vehicle
Private morning tour to Acropolis Hill and the New Acropolis Museum with English speaking guide and private transfer with exclusive vehicle
Transfer form hotel to Piraeus port for embarkation, with private car
Private transfer from Piraeus port to Athens airport for departure, with exclusive vehicle
7 nights accommodation in double or twin cabin category C, with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
During the cruise
Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability).
English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)
NJV Athens Plaza Hotel / Description
As one of the top luxury hotels in Athens, the hotel features 162 guest rooms and 18 elegant suites that are tastefully decorated with modern touches and include first-class amenities. The NJV Athens Plaza Hotel aims to satisfy every guest, including our guests traveling on business. The meeting and event facilities are spacious and can hold up to 350 people, while state-of-the-art equipment allowing for a successful conference, special event, board meeting or business luncheon. With its prominent location, the NJV Athens Plaza is close to metro, trams, buses, and trolleys, which makes it ideal for guests who want to explore the beautiful city of Athens. Guests have numerous entertainment options to choose from while staying at the NJV Athens Plaza, including cultural centers, clubs, bars and a variety of restaurants just moments away from the hotel.
Private City Tour with Acropolis & the new Acropolis Museum
This private tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.
Our local expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).
As we continue we pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and of course the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis, visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in mind”, the Parthenon.
Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found a home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The NEW Acropolis museum. Note: Recommended start-finish times can be adjusted for this private tour.
CLASSICAL GREECE CRUISE / DESCRIPTION
This Yacht is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world.
Length: 53 m
Launched: 2001 |Renovated: 2013
Capacity: 42 passengers
The Yacht is a 53 meter/21 cabin elegant yacht that was launched in 2001 and renovated in 2012-13. This sleek high -tech looking yacht complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations.
Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organized excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.
The 21 cabins of the Yacht are located on Upper Deck (4 cabins), on Main Deck (11 cabins) and on Lower Deck (6 cabins). They are upscale and intimate, decorated with soft color furnishing. The cabins are equipped with twin or queen size beds, with two of the cabins being triples, and have large windows (two portholes on the Lower Deck). All cabins offer en suite bathrooms with shower, flat-screen TVs, CD/DVD players, music channels, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.
During the day, life on board centers around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck and meals are also served “al fresco” depending on the weather. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking. The Yacht accommodates all guests at one single seating and provide a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavor.
MAIN DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOM
The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes a “a la minute cooking” section.
UPPER DECK LOUNGE AREA & DINING ROOM
The interior lounge has relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking sceneries you are cruising to, read a book, watch television on the satellite TV or one of our documentaries on the next place you are visiting. Also located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited.
The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers’ space to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.
ATHENS ACROPOLIS HILL AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: 2-NIGHTS / 3-DAYS
CLASSICAL GREECE CRUISES 2020
FRIDAY DEPARTURES · 7-NIGHTS/8-DAYS · FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS, GREECE
Arrival in Athens airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Check-in at your 5* hotel located in Athens city center. Overnight in Athens
After your breakfast your private guide will meet you at the hotel to start your private morning tour to Acropolis including the visit to New Acropolis Museum.
Free the rest of the day. Overnight in Athens.
Embarkation at Marina Zea, Piraeus in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.
Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.
Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.
Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less known island gem now fast becoming a favourite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight at Kythira.
Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the island of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Captain’s Farewell Dinner. After midnight arrival at Marina Zea, Athens.
Disembarkation after breakfast.
OVERNIGHT STAYS WHILE CRUISING ARE ON BOARD AT PORTS/SEA
Cruise itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the Cruise Company and of the Vessel’s Captain in case of adverse weather conditions – winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel – on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Cruise Company guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
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