Cruise to Athens for 1 day
One of the most interesting and rich ways to diversify your vacation in Greece is to combine beach holidays on the island of Crete with a Mediterranean cruise on the comfortable liner "Minoan Lines".
We offer a full package: transfer, cruise, breakfast, insurance and of course professional guided tours of the main sights of the capital.
Departure from the hotel at about 20:00 with a subsequent landing at the port of Heraklion (Crete) on board one of the largest liners of the company "Minoan Lines".After an organized breakfast on the ship you go on a journey in time. The review of monuments, which testify to the centuries-old history of the city and reflect the brilliance of its culture, passes in the accompaniment of the English-speaking guide in a comfortable bus. During the tour you will get to know what is the glory of not only Athens, but the whole country. In front of you in all its glory appear the sanctuaries of Dionysos and Zeus of the Olympic, the unique Panathenaic Stadium which has a history of 2,400 years, National Library, National Garden, Numismatics Museum and National Archaeological Museum. In your memory there will always remain a colorful ceremony of changing the guard of honor at the monument to the Unknown Soldier: Evzones, pride of Athens, its bearing and magnificent outfit will delight not only the experts in military affairs. In addition to the sightseeing tour of the city and the most important archaeological reserve not only of the capital, but of the whole country of the Acropolis, the program includes a visit to the New Museum of the Acropolis with its richest exposition - this miracle of modern architecture, undoubtedly, adorned the city.
In our spare time, we recommend you to dine in a restaurant or to have a cup of Greek coffee in a traditional cafe located in the old quarter of Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis in the midst of many souvenir shops and boutiques.
The Greek company "Minoan Lines" has more than 25 years experience of sea cruises in the Mediterranean Sea. Repeatedly awarded for the high quality of the organization of cruise programs and services on the ship. It is one of the most popular cruise companies in Europe. For accommodation is offered 725 modern comfortable cabins, accommodating 1450 passengers.
Accommodation by ferry: simple armchairs: 115 euros per person,
VIP seats: 139 euros per person,
4 cabins (divided by sex): 159 euro per person, 2-berth cabin: 189 euro per person.
Schedule: Departure on Monday at 19.00, Tuesday - in Athens, arrival - at 8 am on Wednesday.
Additional costs: Entrance to the Acropolis 20 euros (children under 18 years free of charge), entrance to the museum 10 euros (children under 18 free)
Duration: from 19.30 Monday to 08.00 Wednesday (indicated approximately, depends on the rest area)
Degree of difficulty: medium
Information: Very beautiful
Transport: chic ferry (night crossing), small bus transfers around the city
Pedestrian part: viewing the acropolis and walking around the city
Possibility of traveling with young children: yes (if they are well tolerated by the road)
Lunch: breakfast on the ferry is included in the price, lunch in the tavern (10-15 euros per person).
Do not forget to bring along: warm clothing for the ferry (air conditioning in the cabin), money for entrance tickets and lunch, comfortable shoes, a headdress, preferably a charged phone with roaming connected.
Guide: English speaking, high-level. Usual accompaniment during the day and professional guide in the Acropolis and the museum.
Terms of return of the excursion: in case of refusal of the excursion for more than a day - a return of 75%. If the refusal is less than a day - the price does not come back
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