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GREEK ORACLES

Athens - Delphi - Nafplio - Mykonos - Kusadasi - Patmos -Rhodes - Crete - Santorini

7 Nights 8 Days

Starting from AED 7599 AED 6999

Overview

Let Greece's land of myths introduce you to the ancient world that gave birth to the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In every corner of this land, you will see traces of old times, from the romantic landscapes of Nafplio to the archaeological highlights of Delphi. In partnership with Celestyal Olympia, 2023 Greek Oracles will take you to 5 days of exploration, cruising through the islands of the Aegean Sea. Take in the sights and taste the Grecian flavours of Europe's oldest capital. Known today for unbeatable beaches, great food, fascinating history and Instagram-worthy blue-roofed white houses.

Included in price:

Airport Transfers

7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners including selected drinks during meals

Return Flight Ticket

4* Hotel Accommodation

Free Visa

Sightseeing as per the itinerary

All Taxes

Travel / Covid -19 Insurance

Itinerary & Road Map

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Yassas Athens! Arrive at Athens International Airport and finish your visa formalities. A local guide will welcome you and your fellow travellers. Shortly after arrival, you will proceed to check into the hotel to rest and refresh yourselves after a long flight. Overnight in Athens.

Athens Aerial

Athens Panorama Day

Athens Panorama Night

Breakfast Included

Good Morning! Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today you can enjoy your day at leisure or join the local guide for a full-day optional tour of Delphi. Delphi will immediately capture your heart, sitting on top of the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Ancient Greeks believed Delphi to be the Navel of the Earth, a spiritual focal point where many Holy Sanctuaries and the Glorious Oracle exist. Many great leaders far and wide through time had come to Delphi to consult the Oracle, to know the will of Apollo before making any important state decisions. Apart from this, Delphi is truly gifted with archaeological discoveries. After a sufficient exploration, the group will be driving back to the Athens hotel. Overnight in Athens.

Omphalos of Dephi

Temple of Athena

Arachova Village

Breakfast Included

Breakfast will be ready for you at the hotel in preparation for the day’s excursion. Spend your day at leisure or join the guide for a full-day tour of a little coastal gem in the Peloponnese - Nafplio. Start the day by driving towards Peloponnesus where you will see the Saronic Gulf. This is where the famous naval battle of Salamis took place. You will also pass by the Canal of Corinth. This excursion continues to Nemea, a great place to visit if you are a fan of Greek mythology. Nafplio is a scenic coastal town where you will surely enjoy a leisurely stroll through picturesque streets adorned with old classical buildings. Some highlights include Constitution Square and Bourtzi Castle by the harbor. You will also get an opportunity to enjoy Grecian food in local tavernas. Overnight in Athens.

Canal of Corinth

Nemea

Bourtzi Castle

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Breakfast at the hotel before check out. Head out to Lavrion Port for embarkation on your exciting four-day cruise on the majestic Celestial Olympia. Get on board and set sail for Mykonos. Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek Islands. Known for its pristine beaches where there’s always a party, complemented by great food and fun cultural celebrations. Look for the famous windmills of Mykonos, one of its most recognized landmarks looking like Little Venice. Walk up the hill in Chora for the best sunsets or check out the Armenistis Lighthouse. Overnight on Cruise sailing towards Kusadasi.

Celestial Olympia

Windmills of Mykonos

Little Venice

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Breakfast on board the cruise. Get ready to explore the first island of the day: Kusadasi, Turkey. Kusadasi, a port on the Ephesus has plenty of things to occupy you – like the Temple of Artemis, Agora, Odeon, The Library of Celsus, the marvel–paved streets of Curetes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the temple of Hadrian, and the House of Koressus. Return to your cruise, have lunch continue towards Patmos. -- In Patmos, enjoy leisure time to explore the Cave of Apocalypse, the famous Griko beach, and Hora’s monastery with its labyrinth of whitewashed passageways, arcaded courtyards, and narrow stairways, accented by fine medieval frescoes. Overnight on a Cruise sailing towards Crete.

Temple of Artemis - Kusadasi

Apocalypse Cave - Patmos

Celestyal Olympia

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Breakfast on board the cruise. Today we will spend our day exploring Rhodes. Rhodes is famous for one of the greatest statues of antiquity, the Colossus of Rhodes, which no longer exists after its destruction in a natural disaster. On this historic island, you will see a 100-foot-tall statue of the Greek Sun-god Helios from 280 BC. The statue stands tall in celebration of Rhodes victory over Cyprus. Explore historic sites -like Lindos (55 km from Rhodes) to see the Acropolis of Lindos and the Doric Temple of Athena (from 300 BC). Stroll through the streets of Knights and visit the Captain’s Mansion and the Church of the Virgin Mary. Witness the magnificent Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (from outside), which is an example of Gothic architecture in Greece. Alternatively, you may also choose to join the excursions provided by the cruise (on a chargeable basis). Return to the cruise have lunch and enjoy your evening at leisure. Overnight sailing on the cruise.

Colossus of Rhodes

Acropolis of Lindos

Rhodes Bay

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

Breakfast on board the cruise. Get ready to explore Crete and the wonders of the largest island in Greece. A popular location to visit, known for its fine-sand beaches and White Mountain – the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. The capital of Crete, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Head to the beach and enjoy a swim in its crystal clear blue waters. You can also take a short hike or visit the famous Samaria Gorge. --Board back the Cruise -- Set sail for your next destination-- Santorini. Enjoy some free time in Santorini exploring the beautiful Oia Village-- the most popular village in Santorini for the majestic views of the Caldera and the Aegean Sea. Take a walk at the Oia Village and bask in the most iconic view of the blue-roofed houses, you may even take some time to visit the castle if you please. This scenic village offers truly a mesmerizing time. Even just a walk here will be super enjoyable as there are many sights to see. Board back the ship to make your way back to Athens. Overnight on Cruise.

Heraklion - Crete

Samaria Gorge - Crete

Oia Village - Santorini

Breakfast Included

Good Morning! You will be served breakfast onboard the ship on the morning of your final disembarkation. Group members will be picked up by a local guide. Today is your last day in Greece so a short city tour of Athens is in order. Visit some of the most important sights in Athens like the Acropolis Archaeological Site which will cover The Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike and a lot of other iconic sites. Join the panoramic drive to pass by The Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, an Opportunity for a photo stop at the very first Olympic Stadium of the Modern Era before going to Panepistimiou Street and Syntagma Square. After a memorable exploration, the group will be driven to the airport so that everyone may swiftly board the flight back to the U.A.E.

The Parthenon

Olympic Stadium

Syntagma Square

Departures

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Optional Tours

FULL DAY DELPHI TOUR

  • Adult AED 299
  • Single AED 299
  • Child(6-11yrs) AED 249
  • Child(2-5yrs) AED 249
  • Infant 99

FULL DAY NAFPLIO TOUR

  • Adult AED 299
  • Single AED 299
  • Child(6-11yrs) AED 249
  • Child(2-5yrs) AED 249
  • Infant 99

Tour Video

*Itineraries may vary with season and availability. These videos do not represent an accurate depiction of the places to visit or the order of visiting the countries, it merely gives a rough idea of the countries / cities / and experiences that may be part of the tour, included or as an optional excursion.

Travel Tips

  •  Important Documents i.e. Valid Passport, Electronic Airtickets
  •  Phone Chargers and Powerbanks
  •  Substantial USD in Cash
  •  Universal Powerplug Adapters
  •  Comfortable Walking Shoes
  •  Extra Camera Battery and Memory Card
  •  Sun Cream and Insect Repellants
  •  Basic OTC Medicines and Personal Prescriptions
  •  GPS System / Map Accessible Offline