Greece & Aegean Islands

15 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Athens to Athens with Cosmos

Read 14 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 15 Day Greece & Aegean Islands. You’ve seen photos of the ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC - now’s your chance to see it in person. You’ve watched the Olympics on TV - now is your chance to visit Olympia,...read more

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Guided Tour & Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Athens
Guided Tour & Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Athens
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
Large Cruise Ship
Ship Type
Large Cruise Ship
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Cruise
Trip Style
Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Greece, Turkey
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,774 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.4 out of 5
14 Reviews
Trip Code:
6660

Itinerary

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1 Arrive In Athens, Greece
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital.
2 Athens
A day to relax and do just as you please. Our suggestion: join an optional day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Poros. In the evening, free time to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas and nightclubs in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music. (B)
3 Athens - Corinth - Nauplia
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital and a visit to the Acropolis. Cross the Corinth canal, a project conceived in ancient Greece but only completed in 1893, then head for the coast to Nauplia. (B) Today's Distance: 90 mi/ 145 km
4 Nauplia - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Sparta
This morning, stop in Epidaurus. Visit the the open - air theatre, which can still seat 14,000 spectators, then enjoy the included guided excursion to the archaeological site and museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel into the Peloponnese to Sparta. (B/D) Today's Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km
5 Sparta - Mystra - Olympia
Enjoy the included sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the "Florence of the East." Stop to visit an olive oil museum, then continue to Olympia. (B/D) Today's Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km
6 Olympia - Patras - Delphi
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honour of the king of deities. Spend free time in this pretty town, or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north toward Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast's largest port. Then, head through picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi, crossing the spectacular Rion - Antirion bridge. (B) Today's Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
7 Delphi - Kalambaka
Enjoy free time in town or optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site of Delphi. On to Kalambaka. (B/D) Today's Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
8 Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens
Discover Meteora, a cluster of Christian - Orthodox monasteries perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. Your included visit is certainly the day's highlight. Continue south to Athens. (B) Today's Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km
9 Athens
Spend a full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city. Tonight, enjoy an optional Greek dinner. (B)
10 Athens (Embarkation) - Mykonos
Early morning embarkation and afternoon cruising in the Aegean. Arrive this evening in Mykonos, a granite island and the most typical of the Cyclades. Its white and blue houses, windmills, and chapels seem to make the island's light even more translucent. Spend some time visiting a taverna or just wandering around the town, enjoying its timeless beauty. (B/L/D)
11 Kusadasi, Turkey & Patmos, Greece
Two ports of call await today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast for an included morning excursion to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote Revelation. The 11th - century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B/L/D)
12 Rhodes
Dock in Rhodes, largest of the Dodecanese Islands and site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a 105 - foot statue destroyed by an earthquake in 224 BC. Explore the sites in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Another possibility: join an included excursion to Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. If sightseeing is not your preference, Rhodes' sun - drenched beaches and colourful shopping districts are within easy walking distance of the port. Depart from Rhodes around dinner time. (B/L/D)
13 Crete & Santorini
Spend the morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the centre of the 3000 - BC Minoan civilisation; an optional excursion can be booked. Next port of call (weather permitting) is Santorini, the "Black Pearl of the Aegean." The optional shore excursion here takes you up to the clifftop village of Oia for one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. (B/L/D)
14 Athens (Disembarkation)
Early morning disembarkation and drive to Athens. Time to relax, visit a museum, or to do some last - minute shopping. (B)
15 Athens
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1 Arrive In Athens, Greece
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital.
2 Athens
A day to relax and do just as you please. Our suggestion: join an optional day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Poros. In the evening, free time to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas and nightclubs in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music. (B)
3 Athens - Corinth - Nauplia
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital and a visit to the Acropolis. Cross the Corinth canal, a project conceived in ancient Greece but only completed in 1893, then head for the coast to Nauplia. (B) Today's Distance: 90 mi/ 145 km
4 Nauplia - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Sparta
This morning, stop in Epidaurus. Visit the the open - air theatre, which can still seat 14,000 spectators, then enjoy the included guided excursion to the archaeological site and museum of Mycenae, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel into the Peloponnese to Sparta. (B/D) Today's Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km
5 Sparta - Mystra - Olympia
Enjoy the included sightseeing of the medieval Byzantine citadel of Mystra, at one time known as the "Florence of the East." Stop to visit an olive oil museum, then continue to Olympia. (B/D) Today's Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km
6 Olympia - Patras - Delphi
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honour of the king of deities. Spend free time in this pretty town, or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north toward Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast's largest port. Then, head through picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi, crossing the spectacular Rion - Antirion bridge. (B) Today's Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km
7 Delphi - Kalambaka
Enjoy free time in town or optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site of Delphi. On to Kalambaka. (B/D) Today's Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
8 Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens
Discover Meteora, a cluster of Christian - Orthodox monasteries perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. Your included visit is certainly the day's highlight. Continue south to Athens. (B) Today's Distance: 224 mi/ 360 km
9 Athens
Spend a full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city. Tonight, enjoy an optional Greek dinner. (B)
10 Athens - Piraeus (Embarkation) - Mykonos
Early morning embarkation and afternoon cruising in the Aegean. Arrive this evening in Mykonos, a granite island and the most typical of the Cyclades. Its white and blue houses, windmills, and chapels seem to make the island's light even more translucent. Spend some time visiting a taverna or just wandering around the town, enjoying its timeless beauty. (B/L/D)
11 Kusadasi, Turkey & Patmos, Greece
Two ports of call await today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast for an included morning excursion to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote Revelation. The 11th - century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B/L/D)
12 Rhodes
Dock in Rhodes, largest of the Dodecanese Islands and site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a 105 - foot statue destroyed by an earthquake in 224 BC. Explore the sites in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Another possibility: join an included excursion to Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. If sightseeing is not your preference, Rhodes' sun - drenched beaches and colourful shopping districts are within easy walking distance of the port. Depart from Rhodes around dinner time. (B/L/D)
13 Crete & Santorini
Spend the morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the centre of the 3000 - BC Minoan civilisation; an optional excursion can be booked. Next port of call (weather permitting) is Santorini, the "Black Pearl of the Aegean." The optional shore excursion here takes you up to the clifftop village of Oia for one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. (B/L/D)
14 Piraeus (Disembarkation) - Athens
Early morning arrival in Piraeus; disembark and drive to Athens. Time to relax, visit a museum, or to do some last - minute shopping. (B)
15 Athens
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Athens Golden Age (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Nauplia Victoria (First-Class)
  • Sparta Maniatis (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Olympia Olympia Palace (First-Class)
  • Delphi Apollonia (Superior Tourist-Class)
  • Kalambaka Famissi Eden Resort Hotel (Tourist Class)
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Trip Inclusions
  • ATHENS Guided sightseeing, Acropolis visit
  • CORINTH CANAL
  • EPIDAURUS Visit the open-air theatre
  • MYCENAE Guided visit of the archaeological site
  • SPARTA Visit
  • MYSTRA Visit the Byzantine citadel of Mystra and olive oil museum
  • RION-ANTIRION BRIDGE
  • DELPHI Visit
  • METEORA See the mystic rock monasteries
  • CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS Included shore excursions: Ephesus archaeological site, Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; cruise in fully air-conditioned inside cabins with private shower and toilet. Cruise ship fare, basic drink package, select excursions and entertainment.
Included Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Athens Golden Age (F), Nauplia Victoria (ST), Sparta Maniatis (ST), Olympia Olympia Palace (F), Delphi Apollonia (ST), Kalambaka Famissi Eden (ST); Cruise: MS Celestyal Olympia
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2021 season and are subject to change at full brochure release.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Reviews (14)

15 Day Greece & Aegean Islands reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Best time of our lives! ”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2019

This was our 3rd Cosmos Trip and more to come in the future! Very organised and no stress, hassle free tour with lots to see in Greece and the Islands plus Ephesus in Turkey! It was made a lot easier and cheaper for me by booking with Yvonne from Global Journeys. You will save money booking with this company instead of booking direct plus it's hassle free and communication is excellent as Yvonne always replies promptly with any queries and also is a very professional person to deal with, no...read more

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“Greece & Aegean Cruise ”
- VIC, Australia Sep 2019 2 Helpful Votes

Good mix of land tour & cruise of Greek islands but too many free days e.g. 1st day is nothing but optional cruise of 3 islands near Athens. After one week of land tour, we returned to Athens for another full day of nothing. Last day after the outer island cruise we again returned to Athens for another day of nothing. So basically 3 full days of nothing.

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“Fantastic tour of Greece”
- QLD, Australia Oct 2018 1 Helpful Vote

We loved our Cosmos Greece tour including the 4 night cruise. Marieke was our tour guide and nothing was too hard for her to make everybody's trip perfect. She went over and beyond expectations to make this trip memorable. The 4 night cruise was a great way to experience the islands and all the other places we visited were incredible.

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“Great trip”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2018 2 Helpful Votes

A very enjoyable tour we had a very good tour director in George who looked after us at every step and a good coach captain. Most of the hotels were top notch the Golden age in Athens was excellent. There was a bit of walking involved which i did not mind after sitting in the coach. The cruise was awesome visited some wonderful places my favorites were Rhodes and Santorini. Looking forward to planning my next trip.

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“Our Trip to Greece and the Greek Islands”
- VIC, Australia Jun 2018 3 Helpful Votes

We booked our holiday online with the help of Juliet and could not have been more happy. She made it easy and we were off on our holiday to Greece. We were picked up at the airport and from then on we were looked after. The tour of Greece was so interesting and we were amazed how beautiful Greece was. After 8 days of travelling by bus we boarded a ship and stopped each day at a different island. The whole tour was excellent hotels clean and comfortable and as it was our first time on a ship we...read more

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