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Seven day trip to Athens, Mykonos, Paros or Naxos and Piraeus.

Visit the adventure that is Greece! A mix of old and new take a trip that encompasses a bit of it all! See the capital of the old world, the grandeur of the new and the port that connects it all.

 

 

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Seven day classical tour of Greece

 

Greece: titled the mother of humanity! Take a trip back in time and visit the Greece of music, arts and history! The highlights of this tour include a visit to the Acropolis, the Corinth Canal, Mycenae and the famous Theatre of Epidauros. Then pass by Olympia where the first Olympic games took place. It ends with Delphi, considered in ancient times to be the centre of the world! Live Patras, Rio, Antirio and Galaxidi.

 

 

 

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Seven day trip including a four day cruise to the Greek Islands

See Greece from another perspective! Visit the lively port of Mykonos then visit the Islands of Santorini, Crete and Rhodes. End the trip with a sojourn to the port of Kysadasi in Turkey before heading back to Athens.

 

Useful Information


 

 

   Shopping

What you can buy 

What you can buy – gold and silver jewellery, folk art, textiles, pottery, leather, enamelware, onyx items and rugs. There are plenty of temptations for shopaholics, from wonder ful handicrafts and exquisite shoes and jewellery, to cheap ancient motif souvenirs and tacky Acropolis lamps. Where you can buy – shopping centers in cities, flea markets and souvenir shops in resorts. The Athenia market strip is a must. 

 

   Entertainment

      

 

Taverns offering Greek food and music, bars, restaurants and discothèques throughout the country and islands; at Piraeus and other ports, many seafood and fish restaurants; major cities offer cultural entertainment, including theatre, museums and galleries.Athens has enough venues to satisfy most entertainment needs although most clubs don’t crank up until after midnight. On offer are Greek disco, tsifteteli (dance tunes), bouzouki (crooner joints), laika (popular music), rebetika (blues) and eclectic entekna (‘artistic’ music). 

 

  Events

    

 

The Greek Carnival season runs the three weeks before the beginning of Lent; festivities in Athens involve eating, drinking and all-around merrymaking. Easter is the most significant festival in the Greek Orthodox calendar. The candlelit procession climbing Lykavittos Hill to the Chapel of Agios Georgos is a truly impressive sight. Greek folk dances are per formed from mid-May to September. The city’s biggest event is the Hellenic Festival, from mid-June to the end of September. Ancient Greek drama is per formed at the Theatre of Herodes Atticusa superb setting backed by the floodlit Acropolis. Plays run at other venues as well, and there are various classical music concerts and dance per formances during the festivities.

 

   Places of Intrest

     

 

Steeped in Homeric history and culture, scented by wild fennel and basil, Crete welcomes and overwhelms. Knossos palace, in a beautiful site just southeast of Iraklio, is the most magnificent, intricate and evocative of Crete’s Minoan sites. Santorini is regarded by many as the most spectacular of the Greek islands. The Acropolis stands sentinel over Athens. The colossal Temple of Olympian Zeus is the largest in Greece and it took more than 700 years to complete. Also worth seeing is The Acropolis of Rhodes with its second century stadium and amphitheatre.

 

   Sports and Leisure

     

 

Take your pick of water sports and beach activites on the islands; sailing, wind sur fing, snorkelling, scuba diving, para-sailing, jet skiing, boating, cruising and fishing. Spa and beauty treatments are available in deluxe resorts for those wanting a touch of idulgance. Try trekking and hiking on the islands; see Greece up close and at your own speed.

 

   Out and About

 

Water front cafes in Mykonos , as well as many discotheques, bars and nightclubs; Crete- taverns here are lively with bouzouki music, seafood, specially squid, is excellent and discothèques and bars abound throughout the island; Rhodes, with fine international cuisine as well as excellent Greek food, Son et Lumiere in the palace of Grand Masters in the Old Town

 

Amiral Tours & Travel
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