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Ancient Sights & Greek Nights

  • Departure DateMay – Aug & Oct 2022
  • Azamara Azamara Onward
  • 9 - 11 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £1,639 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Athens
  • Athens
  • Santorini
  • Gythion
  • Argostoli
  • Corfu
  • Kotor
  • Hvar
  • Venice

You’ll begin with 2 nights in ancient Athens, where you’ll have plenty of time to explore its age old sculptures and landmarks like the historic Acropolis and iconic Parthenon before setting sail for your treasure-filled cruise aboard new ship Azamara Onward. Immerse yourself in the sensational vistas and sun-kissed beaches in Santorini, before travelling to medieval times in Gythion. Experience the bustling town of Argostoli then enjoy a delicious Meze in Corfu. Admire stunning architecture and historic monuments in Kotor  before heading to the the vibrant island of Hvar. Finish this sensational trip exploring the enchanting streets of Venice, Europe’s most romantic city.

Highlights

  • FREE Athens Stay 
  • More Inclusive Beverages
  • Gratuities Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Athens on bed & breakfast basis
  • 7 night cruise on board Azamara Onward on More Inclusive Basis
  • Gratuities 

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Various£1,639£1,939£2,099£2,739

*Price based on 02 Jun 2022 9 nights flying from London. Itinerary, duration & ship may vary depending on date. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

Award Winning Service 

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Great staff

Very happy with the service I got and always have lovely staff very very helpful nice to speak with response on calling back excellent

Mrs Simmonds / January 2022

Exceptional service from knowledgeable people

These guys are the friendliest TA,s I have ever came across great advice from them at all times. Last cruise was delayed getting into UK and they rearranged flights home so easily for us

Mr Glover / January 2022

Wouldn’t use anyone else to book my cruise holidays

For various reasons we had to change our holiday plans. Cruisekings, as usual, were very helpful. Gave us very clear options and helped us throughout the process.

Mr Bell / January 2022

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Itinerary for Ancient Sights & Greek Nights

Day 1 - Fly UK to Athens / Enjoy Athens

Day 2 - Enjoy Athens

Day 3 - Emark Azamara Onward in Athens

You could spend a lifetime in Europe’s oldest city and still not see everything it has to offer. Settled over 3,500 years ago, Athens is like a mythological crossroads of the past and present, where modern buildings share the skyline with spectacular ruins like the Parthenon. To see a veritable “greatest hits” line-up, make your way to Vasilissis Amalias Street for the archaeological walk. Winding through the heart of the ancient city, the route leads to landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, Arch of Hadrian, and of course, the Acropolis.

Day 4 - Santorini

Your daydream of a Greek island meets reality in Santorini – its whitewashed villages cling to cliff sides, and bright blue roofs reflect the sea and sky. So beautiful is it, that you can almost believe the myths that claim it as the birthplace of gods. Born itself as a volcanic cone, the island blew its top in 1450 BC, its center sank, and it assumed its current crescent shape, outlined by three main islands. The capital, Fira, a pedestrian haven with narrow, meandering cobblestone lanes, is reachable only by cable car, donkey, or for the fit and fearless, a flight of 600 steps.

Day 5 - Gythion

Gythion is a welcome reprieve from some of the more action-packed legendary sites in Greece, since an earthquake in the 4th century destroyed much of the ancient town. But that just means that rather than digging through thousands of years of history, you can spend the day in pursuit of here-and-now happiness.

Day 6 - Argostoli

The capital and “heart” of the Greek Island of Kefalonia, Argostoli is a modern town with a traditional soul. Although devastated by a major earthquake in 1953, the city has been largely rebuilt, and there are still many places of myth and legend to explore. With its stunning display of stalactites and stalagmites, the famous Drogati Cave and underground Melissani Lake routinely top must-see lists. There’s also the vibrant central square, Plateia Valianou, with its many bars, restaurants and tavernas, and the picturesque Lithostroto, a pedestrian-only cobblestoned shopping street.

Day 7 - Corfu

One of the most beautiful islands in all of the Mediterranean, Corfu is said to cast a spell upon those who land upon its shores, which is perhaps why Shakespeare set his magical play, The Tempest, here. Millions of silvery olive trees grace the hillsides, the scent of lemon blossoms perfumes the air, and picturesque views of sapphire bays set against verdant hills capture your attention. A leisurely stroll through the narrow alleyways of Corfu old town will reveal many local treasures - old churches, a Byzantine cathedral, small enticing shops, and tavernas offering local wines and fresh seafood.

Day 8 - Kotor

Kotor’s beautiful bay has long attracted passing ships that stopped to trade, plunder, or conquer, and merchants, pirates, and soldiers of numerous empires have walked this maze of cobblestone streets before you. One of Europe’s best-preserved cities of medieval or Renaissance vintage, its walls were constructed right into the steep slopes of the mountain behind it, providing protection and making it an amazing sight on approach from the sea. Venetian ramparts enclose a rich history, with churches of varying styles, and a Romanesque cathedral built on the foundations of an earlier church, and a still earlier Roman temple.

Day 9 - Hvar

Hvar frequently appears on lists of the world’s most appealing islands. Its fertile plains and fresh water springs support glowing fields of lavender, fruit orchards, ancient olive trees, and vineyards, which you are invited to visit, producing some award winning “garage” wines, which you are encouraged to taste. Or perhaps you prefer an espresso while people watching in the town square, followed by a stroll through picturesque streets that reveal centuries of Dalmatian history. Of note is the handmade agave lace, now on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, made by Benedictine nuns in their secluded convent.

Venice, disembark & transfer to airport / Fly Venice to UK/ Arrive UK

You could spend a lifetime in Europe’s oldest city and still not see everything it has to offer. Settled over 3,500 years ago, Athens is like a mythological crossroads of the past and present, where modern buildings share the skyline with spectacular ruins like the Parthenon. To see a veritable “greatest hits” line-up, make your way to Vasilissis Amalias Street for the archaeological walk. Winding through the heart of the ancient city, the route leads to landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, Arch of Hadrian, and of course, the Acropolis.

Award Winning Service 

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Great staff

Very happy with the service I got and always have lovely staff very very helpful nice to speak with response on calling back excellent

Mrs Simmonds / January 2022

Exceptional service from knowledgeable people

These guys are the friendliest TA,s I have ever came across great advice from them at all times. Last cruise was delayed getting into UK and they rearranged flights home so easily for us

Mr Glover / January 2022

Wouldn’t use anyone else to book my cruise holidays

For various reasons we had to change our holiday plans. Cruisekings, as usual, were very helpful. Gave us very clear options and helped us throughout the process.

Mr Bell / January 2022

Read All Reviews

Speak to a Cruise Expert