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In-depth Exploration of Greece

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In-depth Exploration of Greece

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Greece
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5-Night Pre-Cruise | 5-Night Post-Cruise

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Considered the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece’s influence still resonates today in the fields of architecture, science, engineering, and philosophy, and offers a myriad of experiences, landscapes and activities. Starting in Athens—the capital city and homeland to gods, goddesses, and some of the world's greatest philosophers and athletes—you’ll tour the iconic Acropolis and the Parthenon, before travelling through Northern Greece to the famous archaeological site, Python, in Delphi, and the monasteries perched high atop the huge rocks in Meteora.

All Passport details should be confirmed at the time of booking. Sales of this program close 90 days prior: book early to avoid disappointment, as space is limited.

Highlights

Crossing of the Corinth Canal. Visit Mycenae and Epidaurus.

The Panathenaic Stadium: Set foot in the arena where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

Visit The Acropolis: Explore the architectural masterpieces of Athens’ Golden Age—the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon.

Visit Delphi and Meteora monasteries

Visit Varvakios Agorat, Monasiraki flea market, see Hadrian’s Arch and temple of Olympian Zeus.

Four nights in Athens; one night in Kalambaka

Highlights

  • Crossing of the Corinth Canal. Visit Mycenae and Epidaurus.

  • The Panathenaic Stadium: Set foot in the arena where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

  • Visit The Acropolis: Explore the architectural masterpieces of Athens’ Golden Age—the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon.

  • Visit Delphi and Meteora monasteries

  • Visit Varvakios Agorat, Monasiraki flea market, see Hadrian’s Arch and temple of Olympian Zeus.

  • Four nights in Athens; one night in Kalambaka

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Athens
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    Upon arrival in Athens, you’ll be met by your local representative at the airport and escorted to your hotel. After checking in, you’ll have time to relax before your guide picks you up for a fun, cultural evening at a local taverna, with dinner and a traditional Greek folklore show.

  • Day 2
    Saronic Gulf
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    After breakfast, you’ll be met by your guide for a scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf via the Corinth Canal, to Mycenae—the Homeric city of Atreides—the ancient poets’ city “rich in gold.” Here, you’ll visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs, before proceeding to a local winery. After lunch, drive through Argolis, a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff and crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress, as you make your way to Nafplio, and continue onto Epidaurus to visit the Ancient Theatre. It’s then time to make your return journey to Athens via the coastal road.

  • Day 3
    Delphi
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    After breakfast, your exploration of Greek culture continues as you enjoy a scenic drive through Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, via Thebes, Levadia, and the picturesque Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The panHellenic sanctuary, where Apollo the oracle spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the ‘navel of the world,’ as represented by a stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi. After a boxed lunch, enjoyed picnic style, you’ll depart for Kalambaka, known as the gateway to Meteora, to enjoy dinner at famed family-owned restaurant, Gkertsou, known for its world-class moussaka and pastitsio, a Greek baked pasta dish.

  • Day 4
    Meteora
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    This morning, meet your guide and driver to visit World-Heritage listed Meteora, an extraordinary place with its ageless monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop impressive rocks. You’ll be hosted by a local historian who’ll speak to the importance of this site in Greek history. Following lunch at a local restaurant board the coach for the return drive to Athens via the impressive landscape of central Greece. Arrive Athens and check in at your hotel.

  • Day 5
    Athens
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    After breakfast embark on a city highlights tour, featuring visits at the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. Drive through Syntagma Square viewing the Evzones guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the House of Parliament, and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you’ll see Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a photo stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Then, onto Athinas Street, famous for its homeware stores for a glimpse into Greek kitchen life, and Varvakios Agora, where nut vendors and greengrocers vie with butchers and fishmongers, and the Monastiraki flea market. Lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. In the evening transfer to Dionysos restaurant beneath the Acropolis for a farewell dinner with wine.

  • Day 6
    Board the Ship
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    This morning at a pre-arranged time, you’ll be assisted to the port for your Azamara® cruise.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Athens
    Read More +

    Upon arrival in Athens, you’ll be met by your local representative at the airport and escorted to your hotel. After checking in, you’ll have time to relax before your guide picks you up for a fun, cultural evening at a local taverna, with dinner and a traditional Greek folklore show.

  • Day 2
    Saronic Gulf
    Read More +

    After breakfast, you’ll be met by your guide for a scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf via the Corinth Canal, to Mycenae—the Homeric city of Atreides—the ancient poets’ city “rich in gold.” Here, you’ll visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs, before proceeding to a local winery. After lunch, drive through Argolis, a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff and crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress, as you make your way to Nafplio, and continue onto Epidaurus to visit the Ancient Theatre. It’s then time to make your return journey to Athens via the coastal road.

  • Day 3
    Delphi
    Read More +

    After breakfast, your exploration of Greek culture continues as you enjoy a scenic drive to Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, via Thebes, Levadia, and the picturesque Arachova, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The panHellenic sanctuary of Apollo where the oracle spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the ‘navel of the world,’ as represented by a stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and depart for Kalambaka, known as the gateway to Meteora. Check into your Kalambaka hotel for the night. Dinner at famed family-owned restaurant, Gkertsou, known for its world-class moussaka and pastitsio, a Greek baked pasta dish.

  • Day 4
    Meteora
    Read More +

    This morning, meet your guide and driver to visit World-Heritage listed Meteora, an extraordinary place with its ageless monasteries, containing priceless historical and religious treasures, standing between earth and sky atop impressive rocks. You’ll be hosted by a local historian who’ll speak of the importance of this site in Greek history. Following lunch at a local restaurant board the coach for the return drive to Athens via the impressive landscape of central Greece. Arrive Athens and check in at your hotel.

  • Day 5
    Athens
    Read More +

    After breakfast embark on a city highlights tour, featuring visits at the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. Drive through Syntagma Square viewing the Evzones guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the House of Parliament, and the National Library. On your way to the Acropolis you’ll see Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a photo stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Then, onto Athinas Street, famous for its homeware stores for a glimpse into Greek kitchen life, and Varvakios Agora, where nut vendors and greengrocers vie with butchers and fishmongers, and the Monastiraki flea market. Lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. In the evening transfer to Dionysos restaurant beneath the Acropolis for a farewell dinner with wine.

  • Day 6
    Return Home
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    This morning at a pre-arranged time, you’ll be assisted to the airport for your onward flight.

Voyages Available For This Land Program

  • 5-Night Pre-Voyage Program
  • 5-Night Post-Voyage Program
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Sailing:

Jun

19

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Pursuit Azamara Pursuit
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
€1 874 EUR

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€129

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19

2021

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Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
  • Patmos, Greece
  • Rhodes (Lindos), Greece
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Santorini, Greece

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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Sailing:

Nov

2

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Journey Azamara Journey
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Voyage Only from
€3 300 EUR

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2

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Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Suez Canal (Passage)
  • Safaga (Luxor), Egypt
  • Aqaba (Petra), Jordan
  • Eilat, Israel
  • Salalah, Oman
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
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Solo Cruise Deals

Solo travelers just pay the double occupancy fare plus 25-50% on this voyage.

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Sailing:

Apr

20

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Quest Azamara Quest
Embark Venice, Italy Venice, Italy
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
€2 517 EUR

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€168

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Sailing:

Apr

20

2021

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€2 517 EUR

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Ports of Call:

  • Venice, Italy
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
  • Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Rhodes (Lindos), Greece
  • Marmaris, Turkey
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Quest Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

Solo Cruise Deals

Solo travelers just pay the double occupancy fare plus 25-50% on this voyage.

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Up to 85% off second guest

Our Black Friday sale offers the richest savings with up to 85% off second guest when you book by 5th December 2020.*

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Sailing:

Jul

10

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Pursuit Azamara Pursuit
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
€2 653 EUR

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€120

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Sailing:

Jul

10

2021

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€2 653 EUR

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Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Paros, Greece
  • Skiathos, Greece
  • Volos (Meteora), Greece
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Kavala (Philippi), Greece
  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
  • Milos, Greece

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

Solo Cruise Deals

Solo travelers just pay the double occupancy fare plus 25-50% on this voyage.

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Up to 85% off second guest

Our Black Friday sale offers the richest savings with up to 85% off second guest when you book by 5th December 2020.*

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Sailing:

Oct

13

2021

Region Mediterranean Mediterranean
Ship Azamara Journey Azamara Journey
Embark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Debark Piraeus (Athens), Greece Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Voyage Only from
€3 156 EUR

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
€178

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View Itinerary Details

Sailing:

Oct

13

2021

from
€3 156 EUR

#
Map & Voyage Information
What's Included
Deals Available
Voyage Map

Ports of Call:

  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Volos (Meteora), Greece
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Kavala (Philippi), Greece
  • Patmos, Greece
  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
  • Rhodes (Lindos), Greece
  • Agios Nikolaos, Crete
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Nafplio (Mycenae/Corinth), Greece

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Show Promotions

Solo Cruise Deals

Solo travelers just pay the double occupancy fare plus 25-50% on this voyage.

Show Promotions

Up to 85% off second guest

Our Black Friday sale offers the richest savings with up to 85% off second guest when you book by 5th December 2020.*

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