The iconic Greek Islands are yours to discover on a guided cruise & tour of Greece. You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and strolling through whitewashed buildings above pristine beaches. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece and cruising the Greek Islands. History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience enjoy a Sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets.
Take your escorted Greek holiday adventure further! Cruise the Greek Islands for 4-nights to experience the world-renowned Aegean Sea portion of the Mediterranean. Sail from Athens aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to the legendary island of Mykonos. Wander amid its iconic windmills and white houses. Next, you’ll sail towards on to the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Begin your crossing of the Aegean waters to the tiny Greek island of Patmos, then to the island of Rhodes. You’ll explore the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena’s Temple. Next, sail to Crete and dock at Heraklion to explore site of 3000 BC civilization. You’ll also sail to the panoramic and volcanic island of Santorini—“The Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Relax while basking in the beauty of the sea as you return to Athens. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this Greek Escape guided tour of Greece has it all.