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Mediterranean Fables

Duration 11 days

Destinations visited :
  • Greece
    ,
  • Turkey
    ,

Get to know the ancient gods a little better on a 11-day guided tour that takes you from mainland Greece to Turkey and the Greek Isles. Ascend to the Athens’ Acropolis, where you can walk around the towering Parthenon, a temple built to the goddess Athena. Cruise to Istanbul, explore the spice market and travel along the bosphorus, before arriving in Cannakale. Sail to Thessaloniki, Greece’s largest city, and Volos. Gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini from the village of Oia perched atop the caldera rim — and later, take in the most beautiful sunset you’ll ever see.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Athens, City of Gods.
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. At 19:00, join your Insight Vacations Representative and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal:

DAY 2

The Glories of Athens.
See all the remarkable glories of Athens on a tour of the city. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis with the remarkable Parthenon. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 3

Cruising to Mykonos.
The morning is at your leisure. Late afternoon, board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on-board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft-drinks, and hot beverages.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 4

Mykonos.
The full days is yours to relax and explore Mykonos, with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to discover.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 5

Milos.
After a pleasant morning cruising the blue waters of the Aegean, arrive in Milos where you enjoy plenty of time to venture through this gorgeous island, with its crystal waters and white cliffs. Later in the evening, you set sail for Santorini.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 6

Santorini.
Wake up in Santorini with a full morning at leisure to relax. Gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini and dazzling panorama. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafés, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. Later, join a Local Expert for a visit of the Cycladic village of Oia, one of the most authentic and unspoiled villages of the island.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 7

Santorini.
Enjoy another full free day to relax, enjoy your vessel’s facilities or explore more of what Santorini has to offer.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 8

Cruise to Crete.
Sail to Crete, home to the birthplace of Zeus according to the Greek mythology. There is time at leisure to explore the capital, Heraklion, site of King Minos’ Palace of Knossos with a Local Expert.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 9

Kusadasi.
This morning explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus with a Local Expert. In the evening, sail back to Athens.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 10

Athens.
Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the local market.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 11

Depart Athens.
Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Meal: Breakfast

Authentic Dining

  • Cruising: While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D) all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, and hot beverages.

Insight Experiences

  • Oia: With you Local Expert, explore this village of Santorini during your included shore excursion.
  • Ephesus: Travel from Kusadasi to reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by your Local Expert, enjoy your time exploring the famed excavated site of this Greco-Roman treasure.

Stay in Style

  • Athens: An elegant hotel fantastic access to the key highlights of Athens. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, offers luxury and style in the heart of the historical city of Athens.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Mediterranean Fables Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Milos. Explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi.

Included Insight Services

  • Your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in Athens is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion.
  • On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • 7 nights aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants.
  • You will enjoy the services of a Cruise Director, while on board, and all port taxes and crew gratuities are included.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily onboard your ship and we provide a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • Transfers are included between Insight hotels and cruise port. Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.
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Mediterranean Fables

Get to know the ancient gods a little better on a 11-day guided tour that takes you from mainland Greece to Turkey and the Greek Isles. Ascend to the Athens’ Acropolis, where you can walk around the towering Parthenon, a temple built to the goddess Athena. Cruise to Istanbul, explore the spice market and travel along the bosphorus, before arriving in Cannakale. Sail to Thessaloniki, Greece’s largest city, and Volos. Gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini from the village of Oia perched atop the caldera rim — and later, take in the most beautiful sunset you’ll ever see.