4 Balkan Countries and 3 Nights Cruise in Greek Islands from Sofia

Starting in Bulgaria, one of the oldest countries in Europe.
Ohrid the deepest and oldest lake in Europe and Balkan Pearl.
Albania where you will have a combination of history, culture, tradition, religion and nature in some of most renowned sites in Albania,
Visiting in Greece, Meteora, formed approximately 65 million years ago, Corfu, the undisputed Queen of the Ionian islands, Delphi, mystical place, Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games and Athens, labelled as the birthplace of democracy and home to some of the most famous philosophers.
Ending with a cruise on the Aegean Sea! Sail from Athens to dock on the legendary island of Mykonos, sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi sail to Crete to explore Knossos, and also sail, to Santorini, “The Black Pearl of the Aegean.”

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14 days

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  • What's included :
    • 12x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • 10 nights accommodation at the Hotel and 3 nights accommodation at the Cruise
    • Entrance Fees as mentionned
    • English Speaking Guide during Land Tour
    • Cruise for 4 days - 3 nights
    • Transportation in ferries
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks on the Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - St. Sophia Church
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of History
    • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Ohrid
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Mother of God
    • Entry/Admission - Tsar Samuel's Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Plaoshnik
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Climent of Ohrid
    • Entry/Admission - St. Jovan Kaneo
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Saint Naum
    • Entry/Admission - Muzeu Historik Kombetar
    • Entry/Admission - Durres Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Durres Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Durres Amphitheatre
    • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
    • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri
    • Entry/Admission - National Ethnographic Museum Berat
    • Entry/Admission - Lead Mosque Berat
    • Entry/Admission - Apollonia Archaeological Park
    • Entry/Admission - Skenduli House
    • Entry/Admission - Ismail Kadare's House
    • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
    • Entry/Admission - The Cold War Tunnel
    • Entry/Admission - The Blue Eye
    • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Old Fortress Corfu
    • Entry/Admission - Achilleion
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Meteoron Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour
    • Entry/Admission - Varlaam Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Monastery at Meteora
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo
    • Entry/Admission - Treasury of the Athenians
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient stadium of Delphi
    • Entry/Admission - The ancient theater of Delphi
    • Entry/Admission - Tholos
    • Entry/Admission - Delphi Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum of Olympia
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Olympic Games
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos)
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
    • Entry/Admission - Theatre of Dionysus
    • Entry/Admission - Roman Agora
    • Entry/Admission - Tower of the Winds
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos
    What's excluded :
    • Food and Drinks during Land Tour
    • Health/Travel insurance
    • Other personal expenses
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Pick up - Sofia

    Stop At: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Pick up from Sofia Airport and driving to the hotel. After check-in, free time.
    Duration: 18 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 2: Sofia - Rila Monastery - Skopje

    Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria
    Golden-domed St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The Cathedral is as impressive on the inside as it is from the outside. The grandiose beauty of this architectural landmark features a 45-meter-high gold dome, some 25 tonnes of bells that can be heard from as far away as 30 km, and green marble for the royal throne area.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Sophia Church, ul. "Paris" 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    The early Byzantine Church of St Sophia was built in the 6th century on the place of an ancient Roman theatre. During the Second Bulgarian Empire the structure served as the cathedral of the city but was later converted to a mosque by the Ottoman Empire.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Boyana Church, 3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616 Bulgaria
    The Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Panteleimon, also known as Boyana Church, is famous for its medieval frescoes. Several building stages can be distinguished in the structure of Boyana Church.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: National Museum of History, ul. "Vitoshko lale" 16, 1404 Bojana, Sofia, Bulgaria
    The National Museum of History has the most impressive collection of national treasures and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Through more than 650,000 artifacts – Thracian gold and silver, pottery, icons, art & jewelry, mosaics.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: The Rotunda Church of St George, Bul. Kniaz Aleksandar Dondukov 2, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
    The Church of Saint George is a Late Antique red brick rotunda in Sofia, Bulgaria. Built in the early 4th century as Roman baths, it became a church inside the walls of Serdica, capital of ancient Dacia Mediterranea during the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire.
    Onlly from outside
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Tsar Osvoboditel Square, Sofia Bulgaria
    The National Assembly Building has been proclaimed a monument of culture for its historic significance. Situated in downtown Sofia, it was designed in Neo-Renaissance style by a Serbian-Bulgarian architect. It was constructed between 1884 and 1886.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ivan Vazov National Theater, Dyakon Ignatii 5 str., Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
    The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is Bulgaria's national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga), Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
    The Sofia Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Southeastern Europe, one of two functioning in Bulgaria and the third-largest in Europe.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rila Mountains, Rila Bulgaria
    After hour and a half driving we will reach the foot of Rila mountain. Here we will stop for a nice pictures of this wonderful place. We will catch in one frame the majesty of the mountain, the beauty of the valley and the nice small town of Kocherinovo.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
    The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 - 946 AD), and houses around 60 monks.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Macedonia Square, Centar, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 - 946 AD), and houses around 60 monks.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Warrior on a Horse, Macedonia Square, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    Perhaps the main symbol of the Skopje is the Warrior on a Horse statue and fountain in the centre of Macedonia Square.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Skopje Fortress Kale, Old Town, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    Perhaps the main symbol of the Skopje is the Warrior on a Horse statue and fountain in the centre of Macedonia Square.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Old Bazaar, Skopje, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    The Old Bazaar of Skopje was founded before 7 centuries and today it is one of the most famous landmarks in Skopje, the first one to be explored when visiting the town. Moreover, it is the biggest bazaar in the Balkans.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 3: Skopje - Ohrid - Tirana

    Stop At: Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, Old Town, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
    Departure to Ohrid Lake, called the "Blue Pearl of the Balkans". We go up to The Ancient theatre of Ohrid, built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country.
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Holy Mother of God, 6000, North Macedonia
    Continue to the Church of the Holy Mother of God, one of the most important medieval monument in North Macedonia, built in 1295.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tsar Samuel's Fortress, Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
    After that we walk to Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, one of the largest medieval fortification constructions in Macedonia.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Plaoshnik, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
    Then we walk to Plaoshnik, an archaeological site and holy place in Ohrid,
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Climent of Ohrid, Kuzman Kapidan, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
    The Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon is a Byzantine church situated on Plaošnik in Ohrid, North Macedonia.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Jovan Kaneo, Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
    The Church of St. Jovan at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid,
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Monastery of Saint Naum, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
    We stop at St. Naum and visit the Monastery. The Monastery of Saint Naum is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in North Macedonia, named after the medieval Saint Naum who founded it.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
    We drive to Tirana, Albania
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 4: Tirana - Durrës - Berat

    Stop At: Muzeu Historik Kombetar, Skenderbej Square Boulevard Zogu I, Tirana 1001 Albania
    With all the participants, we discover Albania's capital city on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. See Tirana's disintegrating soviet-era buildings, modern-day building projects and proud historic monuments, all side-by-side. We will visit the National History Museum,.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania
    The Skanderbeg Square (Albanian: Sheshi Skënderbej) is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Clock Tower, Sheshi Skenderbej next to Et`hem Bey Mosque, Tirana Albania
    The Tirana Clock Tower began to be built by Haxhi Et'hem Beu in 1822.
    Only from outside
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tirana Castle, Shëtitorja Murat Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
    Fortress of Justinian or simply known as Tirana Castle is a castle in Tirana, Albania. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tanners' Bridge, Bulevardi Jean D'Arc, Tirana Albania
    Tanners' Bridge is a stone footbridge of the 18th-century Ottoman period.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pyramid of Tirana, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë 1010, Albania
    The Pyramid of Tirana is a structure and former museum of ex dictator.
    Only from outside
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Blloku, Tirana Albania
    Residential Blloku is an upscale nightlife and shopping hotspot, with hip bars and cafes, and trendy global restaurants alongside luxury boutiques. During the era of Communist rule, it was a closed-off precinct for the party elite, and the villa of long-ruling dictator Enver Hoxha still stands.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Durres Archaeological Museum, Rruga Taulantia, Durres Albania
    Drive to Durres and visit: Durrës Archaeological Museum established in 1951, largest in the country, including Durrës prehistoric, archaic, classical and civic Illyrian periods, extending to the 1st century.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Durres Castle, Durres Albania
    Durrës Castle (Albanian: Kalaja e Durrësit) is the fortified old city of Durrës, enclosed by city walls built in the late 5th century, and repaired and reinforced in the Middle Ages and early modern periods.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Rruga Kalase, Durres Albania
    Roman Amphitheatre of Durrës built after the 2nd century B.C remains one of the most majestic of the ancient world and one of ten most beautiful Roman amphitheatres.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Venetian Tower, Rruga Anastas Durrsaku, Durrës, Albania
    Durrës Castle was reinforced with several guard towers by the Republic of Venice
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
    Driving to Berat. Visting the castle. Berat Castle, also referred to as the Citadel of Berat and castle quarter, is a fortress overlooking the town of Berat.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat Albania
    Visit the "Onufri" Museum dedicated to Byzantine art and iconography, located inside the castle.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: National Ethnographic Museum Berat, Lagja 13 Shtatori Mangalem, Berat Albania
    Visit the Ethnographic Museum that contains a diversity of everyday objects from throughout history of the city.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lead Mosque Berat, Rruga Gaqi Gjika, Berat, Albania
    Visit the Lead Mosque, a 16th-century historical mosque.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 5: Berat - Apollonia - Gjirokastër - Saranda

    Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania
    Driving to Apollonia. Visiting the Apollonia Archaeological Park, contains artifacts unearthed nearby from the ancient town of Apollonia, flourished during the 4th century AD.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Skenduli House, Rruga Sokaku i Te Mareve, Gjirokaster Albania
    Driving to Gjirokastra. Visiting the ‘Skenduli’ House
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ismail Kadare's House, Rruga Fato Berberi 16, Gjirokaster Albania
    The house of the world-famous Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare, has been turned into a museum
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania
    Visiting the castle. The castle dominates the town and overlooks the strategically important route along the river valley.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gjirokastra Bazaar, Old town, Gjirokaster Albania
    The Old Bazaar in Gjirokastra, called by locals as “Qafa e Pazarit” makes up the centre of the Old Town. The history of Bazaar dates back in 17th century.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Cold War Tunnel, Cerciz Topulli Square, Gjirokaster 6001 Albania
    Visit the Cold war tunnel, the anti-atomic bunker, a communist era underground fortification.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Blue Eye, Sarandë, Albania
    Drive to Syri i Kalter, or the Blue Eye. This natural spring, of unknown depth, produces ice cold water even in the height of summer.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 6: Saranda - Butrint - Corfu

    Stop At: Lëkursi, Sarandë, Albania
    Stop for a view at the Lëkursi castle on a strategic hill point overlooking the town of Saranda, southeast of the town centre.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania
    Visiting the Butrint National Park, that is spectacular archaeological site and the National Park of Albania that occupies a beautiful and small peninsula.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Igoumenitsa, Igoumenitsa, Thesprotia Region, Epirus
    Driving to Igoumenitsa. Crossing from the Qafë Botë / Mavrommati borde. Driving time from Saranda to Igoumenitsa around 1 hour.
    Igoumenitsa is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy.
    Upon arrival, getting the Ferry from Igoumenitsa to Corfu. Sailing time around 2 hours.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old Fortress Corfu, Paleo Enetiko Frouno, Corfu Town Greece
    The Old Fortress of Corfu is a Venetian fortress in the city of Corfu. The fortress covers the promontory which initially contained the old town of Corfu that had emerged during Byzantine times.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Spianada Square, Corfu Town 49100 Greece
    The central square of Spianada is the most significant monument of the town. It is said that it is the largest square in the Balkans. Liston, which is part of the square, houses some of the finest cafes and restaurants in Corfu. The French were the ones who turned the Spianada into a public square.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of St. Michael and St. George, Kapodistriou 114, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
    The Palace of St. Michael and St. George is a palace originally served as the residence of the British Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands.
    Only from the outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Liston, Corfu Town Greece
    The elegant Liston stretching along the edge of central square, is Corfu's most popular promenade and the heart of Corfiot life and culture. The tasteful arcades of Liston which house numerous cafés and restaurants nowadays, were built by the French in 1807 based on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Spyridon Church, Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος 32, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
    Saint Spyridon Church is a Greek Orthodox church located in Corfu, Greece. It was built in the 1580s. It houses the relics of Saint Spyridon and it is located in the old town of Corfu. It is a single-nave basilica and its bell tower is the highest in the Ionian Islands. It is the most famous church in Corfu.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: New Fortress, Corfu Town Greece
    The New Fortress of Corfu played an important role in the protection of the town against pirates and enemies in Medieval times. The entire fortress is an intricate network of compartments and galleries.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Corfu Town Hall, Gkilford, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
    The Town Hall of Corfu is housed in an elegant mansion of Venetian style, constructed in the late 17th century. At first, it used to be a club for noblemen, then a theatre and in 1903 it was turned into the Town Hall.
    Only from the outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kanoni, Kanoni, Corfu, Ionian Islands
    The region of Kanoni and the Mouse Island (Pontikonisi) is the most picturesque spot of Corfu Town. High up on a hill, there is a canon and from there people can see the Mouse Island and the little church of Panagia Vlaherna, linked with the mainland with a narrow pathway.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Achilleion, Achilleio 49084 Greece
    The Palace was built in 1890 exclusively for Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria. It used to serve as the summer retreat of the Empress, who named it Achillion after her favorite Greek hero, Achilles. After her assassination, it was sold to the Kaiser of Germany.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 7: Corfu - Ioannina - Meteora - Kalambaka

    Stop At: Igoumenitsa, Igoumenitsa, Thesprotia Region, Epirus
    Driving from the Hotel to the port. Upon arrival, getting the Ferry from Corfu to Igoumenitsa. Sailing time around 2 hours.
    Upon arrival, driving to Iannina.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ioannina Castle, Old Town, Ioannina Greece
    Arrival in Ioannina (Greece), the capital of Epirus. Ioannina a city that flourished in the late Byzantine period (13th–15th centuries).
    Panoramic visit of Ioannina: The Ioannina Castle.
    The Ioannina Castle is the fortified old town of the city of Ioannina in northwestern Greece. The present fortification dates largely to the reconstruction under Ali Pasha in the late Ottoman period, but incorporates also pre-existing Byzantine elements.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Clock of Ioannina, Plateia Andrea Papandreou 5 Averof, Ioannina 45221 Greece
    Panoramic visit of Ioannina: The Clock Tower, Located in the center of town and is a successful mixture of neoclassical, Mediterranean and Oriental style with characteristic fountains covering the four sides.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Pamvotida, Ioannina, Greece
    Have a walk around lake Pamvotida or just sit in one of the benches and admire the view, watch the seagulls and the ducks.
    From here, on your own, you can take a boat to the beautiful small island of Ioannina.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Meteora, Meteora, Trikala Region, Thessaly
    Departure to Kalambaka. Driving time around 2 hours. Arrival in Kalambaka, the most beautiful area of Greece known for their natural beauty and part of the UNESCO world heritage.
    Panoramic visits for all the Monasteries of Meteora with stops for photo.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: The Great Meteoron Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece
    The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron is the biggest and oldest of all monasteries. The monastery was built in the 14th century by a monk called Athanasios.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Varlaam Monastery, Kalambaka Greece
    The Holy Monastery of Varlaam is the second biggest monastery. It is located near the Great Meteoro Monastery and it was founded in the mid 14th century.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Holy Trinity Monastery at Meteora, Kalabaka 422 00, Greece
    The Holy Trinity Monastery at Meteora is one of the most photographed monuments in the area. At the same time its the most difficult to reach. For those who will attempt to reach it will be rewarded with the panoramic view of the surroundings which is simply captivating!
    Attention: First you have to follow a path south to the foot of the rock, before working your way up 140 steps.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 8: Kalambaka - Delphi - Patras

    Stop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece
    Driving to Delphi. Driving time around 4 hours.
    Delphi formerly also called Pytho, is now an extensive archaeological site with a small modern town of the same name nearby. It is recognised as a World Heritage Site in having had a great influence in the ancient world.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece
    The Temple of Apollo, god of music, harmony and light, occupied the most important and prominent position in the Delphic Panhellenic Sanctuary. The edifice with the partially restored colonnade visible today dates to the 4th century BCE; it is the third temple built at the same place.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Treasury of the Athenians, Delphi Greece
    The Athenian Treasury at Delphi was constructed by the Athenians to house dedications and votive offerings made by their city and citizens to the sanctuary of Apollo. The entire treasury including its sculptural decoration is built of Parian marble.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient stadium of Delphi, Delphi 330 54, Greece
    The Stadium of Delphi lies on the highest spot of the Archaeological Site of Delphi. It overlooks the sanctuary of Apollo and has a view to the Delphic Landscape. It was built either within the second half of the 4th century B.C. or even after the Galatian attacks.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The ancient theater of Delphi, Delphi 330 54, Greece
    Right next to Apollo’s temple, lies the ancient theater of Delphi, capable of hosting a crowd of about 5000 people. The theater hosted mostly musical contests which were part of the Pythian Games, one of the four Panhellenic Games of ancient Greece.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tholos, Delphi Greece
    The Tholos of Delphi is among the ancient structures of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia in Delphi. The circular temple, a "tholos", shares the immediate site with other ancient foundations of the Temple of Athena Pronaia.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Delphi Archaeological Museum, Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54 Greece
    The Archaeological Museum of Delphi, one of the most important in Greece, exhibits the history of the Delphic sanctuary, site of the most famous ancient Greek oracle. Its rich collections are comprised primarily of architectural sculpture, statues and minor objects donated to the sanctuary.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Nafpaktos 303 00, Greece
    Driving to Nafpaktos, one of Greece's most beautiful beach towns, located on a bay on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. It will charm you with its traditional character, peaceful atmosphere and lush green landscape. Lovely old port with lots of character and history. Charming corner with bars, coffee shops and tavernas. Meeting point for socialising and eating.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, Montain, Naupactus 30300 Greece
    The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos is one of the most beautiful castles in Greece. It proudly keeps watch on the city and the bay of Patras and its picturesque ramparts go down to enclose the little harbor. Its fortification passed through many phases, as it was started in the ancient times, passed through the Venetian conquest and was completed by the Turks.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Odeon, Παλαιών Πατρών Γερμανού, Sotiriadou και, Patra 262 25, Greece
    Driving to Patras. Vist to the Roman Odeum, that is located on the west side of Patra. It was severely destroyed by successive invasions, wars, and earthquakes. It was almost buried under the remains of other buildings and ground. It was in 1889 when the Odeum was found by accident while some workers were digging up the ground for the construction of the port.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Andrew Cathedral Church, Evmilou 4, Patra 262 22, Greece
    Cathedral of Saint Andrew (a place of pilgrimage for Christians from all over the world since the relics of the Apostle Saint Andrew and the cross on which he was martyred are kept in a special shrine here), among other sights.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Castle of Patras, Panachaidos Panachaidos & Frouriou, Patras 26225 Greece
    The Castle of Patras was built during the 2nd half of the 6th century AD, on top of the ruins of the ancient Acropolis. It is located on a low hill of Mount Panachaiko at a distance of about 800 metres from the coast.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 9: Patras - Olympia - Corinth - Athens

    Stop At: Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archea Olympia, Olympia 27065 Greece
    Olympia is an ancient site on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula that hosted the original Olympic Games, founded in the 8th century B.C. Its extensive ruins include athletic training areas, a stadium and temples dedicated to the gods Hera and Zeus.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Archaia Olympia, Olympia 27 065 Greece
    Olympia's Archaeological Museum, which houses finds from the excavation of the sanctuary of Zeus, is one of the most important museums of Greece.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the Olympic Games, Olympia Greece
    The Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity is one of the most important archaeological museums in Greece. It hosts in its collection, artifacts from the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus in Olympia where the ancient Olympic Games were born and hosted.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Corinth Canal, Isthmia, Corinth 201 00 Greece
    The Corinth Canal is a waterway that crosses the narrow isthmus of Corinth to link the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf. As such, the canal separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese, turning it into an island The canal, though executed in the late 19th century, has been a 2000-year-old dream. It is believed that Periander, the tyrant of Corinth (602 BC), was the first to conceive of the idea of digging the Corinth Canal. As the project was too complicated given the limited technical capabilities of the times, Periander constructed the diolkos, a stone road which allowed ships to be transferred on wheeled platforms.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Ancient Korinthos village, Corinth Greece
    Corinth was a city-state on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta.
    At the end, we continue to Athens.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 10: Athens

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece
    Sightseeing in Athens starts with the hill of Acropolis which is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece
    After the Acropolis, we will head towards the Temple of Zeus, the biggest temple in antiquity, devoted to the King of the Gods, by way of Hadrian's Arch.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece
    Ancient Greek Agora which is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech, was a central public space in ancient Greek city-states.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Theatre of Dionysus, Mitseon 25, Athina 117 42, Greece
    The Theatre of Dionysus is an ancient theatre in Athens on the south slope of the Akropolis hill, built as part of the sanctuary of Dionysos Eleuthereus.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Roman Agora, Polignotou 3, Athens 105 55 Greece
    The Roman Agora at Athens is located to the north of the Acropolis and to the east of the Ancient Agora.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tower of the Winds, Aiolou, Athina 105 55, Grecia, Athens 10555 Greece
    The Tower of the Winds or the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes is an octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower in the Roman Agora in Athens that functioned as a horologion or "timepiece". It is considered the world's first meteorological station.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28 Greece
    We will see the changing of the guard (Euzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens.The Hellenic Parliament, in Greek known as Voulí ton Ellínon is the parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Lycabettus, Athens 114 71, Greece
    Drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of Acropolis to the Aegean Sea.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece
    Pláka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

    Day 11: Athens - Cruise - Mykonos

    Stop At: Piraeus Harbour, Greece
    Driving to Pireus Harbour.
    Embarcation of the Cruise.
    Departure at 13.00 from Athens
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mykonos, Mykonos, Cyclades, South Aegean
    Arrival at 18.00 in Mykonos.
    Tendering weather permitting.
    Free at your own leisure in Mykonos.
    Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It's popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.
    Departure from Mykonos at 23.00.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Included
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Cruise

    Day 12: Cruise - Kusadasi - Patmos

    Stop At: Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Turkish Aegean Coast
    Arrival at 07.00 in Kusadasi, Turkey.
    Kuşadası is a beach resort town and a major cruise ship destination. Its seafront promenade, marina, and harbor are lined with hotels and restaurants. Just offshore on Pigeon Island is a walled Byzantine castle that once guarded the town, connected to the mainland via causeway.
    Departure from Kusadasi at 13.00.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    A guided tour to Ephesus
    Ephesus is an ancient city in Turkey’s Central Aegean region. Its excavated remains reflect centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire – when it was the Mediterranean’s main commercial center – to the spread of Christianity. Paved streets wind past squares, baths and monumental ruins. The Temple of Hadrian was built before 138 A.D. for Emperor Hadrian’s visit.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Patmos, Patmos, Dodecanese, South Aegean
    Arrival at 16.30 in Patmos.
    Tendering weather permitting.
    Free at your own leisure in Patmos.
    Patmos, an Aegean island in the north of Greece’s Dodecanese island group, is a significant Christian pilgrimage site. Its Cave of the Apocalypse is where John of Patmos (St. John the Theologian) is said to have written the Book of Revelations. A fortresslike, 11th-century monastery dedicated to the saint overlooks the whitewashed houses of the hilltop capital, Hora.
    Departure from Patmos at 21.30
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Included
    • Dinner: Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Included
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Cruise

    Day 13: Cruise - Crete - Santorini

    Stop At: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete
    Arrival at 07.00 in Heraklion, Crete.
    Heraklion, also known as Iraklio, is a port city and the capital of the Greek island of Crete. It’s known for the Palace of Knossos, just outside the city. The huge archaeological site dates back thousands of years to the Minoan civilization, and includes frescoes and baths. Guarding the city’s Venetian port is the 16th-century Koules fortress. Heraklion Archaeological Museum has a large collection of Minoan art.
    Departure from Heraclion at 12.00.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete 714 09 Greece
    The Palace of Knossos is the monumental symbol of Minoan civilization, due to its construction, use of luxury materials, architectural plan, advanced building techniques and impressive size.
    Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Santorini, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean
    Arrival at 16.30 in Santorini.
    Tendering weather permitting.
    Free at your own leisure in Santorini.
    Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
    Departure from Santorini at 21.30.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Included
    • Dinner: Unlimited Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Included
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Cruise

    Day 14: Athens - Finish

    Stop At: Piraeus Harbour, Greece
    Arrival in Piraeus, Athens at 06.00.
    Disembarcation and End of the Tour.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Sofia International Airport, bul. "Christopher Columbus" 1, 1540 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by ATHS

Activity ID: V-87286P42

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