Globus | Greek Island Adventure

Discover the legends of Greece with an escorted tour of Athens, followed by an adventure by air and sea to explore its Aegean islands. Spend a night in Athens for guided sightseeing at the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theatre of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Afterward, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble!

From Athens, fly to the Greek island of Crete. An expert guide will introduce you to Heraklion, its legendary history, architecture, and art, then ample time to explore further this fascinating island. Board a high-speed ferry to the charming island of Naxos-with a history dating back to the 4th-millenium BC. Visit the Archaeological Museum and sample the famed citrus dessert. Spend free time enjoying the fruits of the island-olives, figs, grapes, and citrus fruits-or take a dip in the sea. Next, stop to the island of Paros-known for its fine white marble and Church of a Hundred Doors. Your escorted holiday ends in Athens. A historic adventure!

  • Highlights

    MEALS:
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.

    MYACCOUNT:
    Visit our website for details on optional excursions available on tour to personalise your holiday.

  • Experiences

    TOUR AND CRUISE

    If you don't want to sacrifice the sights of terra firma but are a mermaid at heart, why choose between a tour and a cruise? With our amphibian-style itineraries that give you the freedom of the ocean plus the action of land. Globus teams up the finest of cruise operators, including Holland America Line in North America to Celestyal Cruises in the Aegean. Whether in Greece, Turkey, China, Hawaii or Alaska, adding a cruise to your tour will make a holiday splash.

     

    UNDISCOVERED

    You may fancy seeing the big sites in Europe, but don't think us cheeky in saying we can show you the undiscovered places that tell the true stories of its glistening coast lines, ancient castles and rolling green hills. Visit off-the-beaten-path locations and discover cultural charm and authentic tradition, that can only be found in the less-travelled towns and landscapes of Europe when you travel with Undiscovered by Globus.

     

  • What's Included

    • 7 breakfasts (B).
    • 3 dinners (D).
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      • Start Date:1 May 20
      • End Date:8 May 20
      • Price:$2,849
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      • End Date:15 May 20
      • Price:$3,079
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      • Start Date:15 May 20
      • End Date:22 May 20
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      • Start Date:22 May 20
      • End Date:29 May 20
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      • Start Date:29 May 20
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      • Start Date:5 Jun 20
      • End Date:12 Jun 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:12 Jun 20
      • End Date:19 Jun 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:19 Jun 20
      • End Date:26 Jun 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:26 Jun 20
      • End Date:3 Jul 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:3 Jul 20
      • End Date:10 Jul 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:10 Jul 20
      • End Date:17 Jul 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:17 Jul 20
      • End Date:24 Jul 20
      • Price:$3,289
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      • Start Date:24 Jul 20
      • End Date:31 Jul 20
      • Price:$3,289
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      • Start Date:28 Aug 20
      • End Date:4 Sep 20
      • Price:$3,179
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      • Start Date:4 Sep 20
      • End Date:11 Sep 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:11 Sep 20
      • End Date:18 Sep 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:18 Sep 20
      • End Date:25 Sep 20
      • Price:$3,119
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      • Start Date:25 Sep 20
      • End Date:2 Oct 20
      • Price:$2,849
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  • Itinerary

    DAY - 1

    Location: ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE. - Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and travelling companions for a welcome drink.

     

    DAY - 2

    Location: ATHENS-HERAKLION, CRETE. - Guided sightseeing today introduces you to the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Afterward, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! Transfer to the airport for your flight to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Later, dinner at a local restaurant awaits! (B,D)

     

    DAY - 3

    Location: HERAKLION. - Today, discover Heraklion on a walking tour and see the legendary churches, fountains, monuments, and the LION SQUARE. Stop in a typical bougatsa pastry shop to taste the traditional bougatsa. An optional excursion to Knossos, centre of the 3000-BC Minoan civilisations and to the archaeological museum is available. (B)

     

    DAY - 4

    Location: HERAKLION-NAXOS, GREECE. - Hop aboard a high-speed ferry this morning and cruise north across the Sea of Crete to the island of Naxos, inhabited continuously since the 4th millennium BC. Influenced over the centuries by the Greeks, Byzantines, Venetians, and Franks, the pretty port town is a showcase of cobblestone alleys lined with whitewashed houses and Venetian castles. Guided sightseeing shows you the highlights, including a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to see artifacts from all periods of Naxos' long and fascinating history. Follow your guide to a local kafenio to taste the famous citrus spoon dessert. (B,D)

     

    DAY - 5

    Location: NAXOS. - The entire day is free to enjoy this lush, green island. You could spend time shopping for souvenirs; sampling the locally produced olives, grapes, figs, and citrus fruit; checking out the ancient Greek ruins; or heading to the beach for a refreshing dip in the sparkling waters of the Aegean! (B)

     

    DAY - 6

    Location: NAXOS-PAROS. - This morning, a short ride on a high-speed ferry delivers you to Paros, Naxos' neighbour to the west. The island was historically known for its fine white marble. Visit the 4th-century PANAGIA EKATONTAPILIANI, the "Church of a Hundred Doors," founded by Constantine the Great's mother, St. Helen, during her pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This evening, savour Greek specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D)

     

    DAY - 7

    Location: PAROS-PIRAEUS-ATHENS. - After breakfast, board the ferry back to Athens. During your final day in this glorious city, catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore more of the city on your own. Tonight, how about an optional dinner at a local restaurant? (B)

     

    DAY - 8

    Location: ATHENS. - Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

     

    GREEK ISLAND ADVENTURE
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