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Athens & Idyllic Greek Isles

  • Departure Date13 & 20 Oct 2022
  • Azamara Azamara Quest
  • 9 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £1,859 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Athens
  • Athens
  • Tinos
  • Mykonos
  • Ephesus
  • Rhodes
  • Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Santorini
  • Athens

Your journey through Greece begins in Athens. Home of ancient ruins like the Parthenon, Acropolis, and Temple of Zeus, Athens is also a bustling modern metropolis in its own right. Next, it’s off to Tinos, a small Greek Island with an impressive culinary scene. From Tinos, you’ll travel to nearby Mykonos, where trendsetters travel to have a good time. Next, tour remarkable Ephesus - home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Then journey to formidable Rhodes, where history buffs will love exploring the Old Town and Knight’s Quarter. Next is Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete and enjoy world-class dining, shopping and stunning beaches. Then, visit the jewel of the Greek islands, Santorini. With its crisp white buildings and stunning azure seas this popular stop is a photographer’s dream.

Highlights

  • FREE Athens Stay
  • More Inclusive Drinks
  • Gratuities Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Athens on bed & breakfast basis
  • 7 night cruise on board Azamara Quest on more inclusive basis
  • Gratuities 
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Oct 2022£1,859£2,099£2,559-

Price based on 13 Oct 2022 flying from London, itinerary varies 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.

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Absolutely brilliant Ray the person dealing with my cruise was in every way helpful and a pleasure to deal all in all a pleasure

Mr Mckenna / June 2021

Fabulous service

During these difficult times for the holiday industry the cruise staff, in particular Ray Watson, have been reassuring and informed, I trust that Ray has our best interest in mind and wouldn’t go anywhere else

Mrs McColgan / June 2021

Great service, delivered on every point

Main contract - Miranda - delivered exemplary service levels. Could not have worked harder on my behalf to complete a complicated booking.

John Smith / June 2021

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Itinerary for Athens & Idyllic Greek Isles

Day 1 - Fly UK to Athens / Enjoy Athens

Day 2 - Enjoy Athens

Day 3 - Embark Azamara Quest in Athens

Athens has quite a reputation to live up to. Named for Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, the city is credited with being the cradle of European civilization and birthplace of democracy. Ruins and relics of its glory days are scattered throughout the modern city, popping up where you least expect them. Its crowning glory is the Acropolis, perched atop a hillside, and covered in carved and columned temples of varying degrees of antiquity. Not quite so old is the Plaka, an appealing neighborhood for a stroll down cobblestone streets, past old mansions and a plethora of outdoor tavernas ideal for watching the world go by, while munching tasty Greek snacks.

Day 4 - Tinos / Mykonos

Mykonos is living proof that picture postcard destinations do exist. Its many charms include its iconic windmills, fabulous beaches, and an irresistible traditional town with a maze of twisting streets and alleys originally designed to confuse marauding pirates. Dazzling sunlight reflects off of whitewashed houses and hundreds of small chapels. Other adornments include shaded courtyards and balconies lush with flowers, and a lively nightlife that some claim is the best in Europe. Nearby you can visit the uninhabited island of Delos, birthplace of Apollo, fittingly the god of sunlight, music and beauty.

Day 5 - Mykonos

Mykonos is living proof that picture postcard destinations do exist. Its many charms include its iconic windmills, fabulous beaches, and an irresistible traditional town with a maze of twisting streets and alleys originally designed to confuse marauding pirates. Dazzling sunlight reflects off of whitewashed houses and hundreds of small chapels. Other adornments include shaded courtyards and balconies lush with flowers, and a lively nightlife that some claim is the best in Europe. Nearby you can visit the uninhabited island of Delos, birthplace of Apollo, fittingly the god of sunlight, music and beauty.

Day 6 - Ephesus

Kusadasi is your port of access to an age-old civilization. Ephesus was once the second largest metropolitan area in the Roman Empire, eclipsed only by Rome herself. Explore this city of construction both monumental and mundane. It was famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world; the Library of Celsus, with its thousands of scrolls; and its amphitheater, with a capacity of 24,000 spectators. But you can also imagine yourself in the sandals of a resident as you stroll the streets, past marketplaces, and into bath complexes that offered piped-in hot water, massage, and sauna.

Day 7 - Rhodes

Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, welcomes you with seemingly eternal sunshine thanks to more sunny days than any other place in Europe. Situated at the island's most northern point, Rhodes' only neighbors on the east and west are gleaming blue seas. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites ranging from the ruins of the Temple of Venus to the medieval Street of Knights.

Day 8 - Aghios Nikolaos, Crete

Day 9 - 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.

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

Athens has quite a reputation to live up to. Named for Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, the city is credited with being the cradle of European civilization and birthplace of democracy. Ruins and relics of its glory days are scattered throughout the modern city, popping up where you least expect them. Its crowning glory is the Acropolis, perched atop a hillside, and covered in carved and columned temples of varying degrees of antiquity. Not quite so old is the Plaka, an appealing neighborhood for a stroll down cobblestone streets, past old mansions and a plethora of outdoor tavernas ideal for watching the world go by, while munching tasty Greek snacks.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

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

Absolutely brilliant Ray the person dealing with my cruise was in every way helpful and a pleasure to deal all in all a pleasure

Mr Mckenna / June 2021

Fabulous service

During these difficult times for the holiday industry the cruise staff, in particular Ray Watson, have been reassuring and informed, I trust that Ray has our best interest in mind and wouldn’t go anywhere else

Mrs McColgan / June 2021

Great service, delivered on every point

Main contract - Miranda - delivered exemplary service levels. Could not have worked harder on my behalf to complete a complicated booking.

John Smith / June 2021

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