THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS TOUR:
• Professional sightseeing escort when visiting the sights of the capital of Greece - Athens.
• The opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean from the open deck of the Minoan Lines cruise liner.
The Greek company “Minoan Lines” has more than 25 years of experience in conducting sea cruises in the Mediterranean. 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. To accommodate the proposed 725 modern comfortable cabins that accommodate 1,450 passengers.
The journey begins in the evening, setting off on a cruise liner across the Mediterranean Sea from the port of Heraklion. The duration of the trip on the ship takes all night. Upon arrival at the port of Athens, breakfast is served on the ship. After an organized breakfast 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 the glory of not only of Athens, but of the whole country. In front of you in all its splendor will appear the sanctuaries of Dionysos and Zeus, of the unique Olympic Stadium Panathenaiko which has a history of 2,400 years, the National Library, National Garden, Numismatics Museum and National Archaeological Museum. In your memory will always remain the colorful ceremony of the changing of the guards of honor at the monument to the Unknown Soldier: They are called “Evzones”, pride of Athens, whose 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 site not only of the capital, but of the whole country is the visit of the Acropolis. The program includes also a visit to the New Museum of the Acropolis with its richest exposition - a miracle of modern architecture mixed with ancient history.
20:00 Departure from the hotel with the subsequent
landing in the port of Heraklion (Crete Island) on
board of one of the largest liners of the Minoan
21:00 Departure of the ship from the port of Heraklion
06:00 Arrival at the port of Piraeus (Athens)
07:00 Organized breakfast on the ship.
08:00 Departure for an excursion to the Acropolis and
the Archaeological Museum.
Bus tour of the historic center of Athens:
The unique Panathinaikos Stadium
The National Library, the National Garden
The Numismatics Museum
The National Archaeological Museum.
Next, we head to the central building of the Greek
Parliament, where we will see the changing of the
guard and walk through the main squares of
15:30 In our free time, we recommend dining in a
restaurant or drinking a cup of Greek coffee in a
traditional cafe located in the old quarter of
Plaka and Monastiraki at the foot of the Acropolis,
amidst many souvenir shops and boutiques.
18:30 End of the excursion on the main street Ermou,
from where we will go back to the port of Piraeus
20:00 Boarding on a ship and sailing to Crete.
21:00 Departure of the liner from the port of Piraeus
06:30 Arrival at the port of Heraklion (Crete) and return
to the hotel..