Greek Explorer

12 DAYS  11 NIGHTS MONDAY Departures April to November


DAY 1: EN ROUTE – Depart U.S.A. via overnight jet flight to Athens, Greece. Dinner and breakfast served on board. (D)


DAY 2: ATHENS – Arrival at the Athens air port, where you will be met by Pharos person nel and assisted through customs and baggage claims formalities and escorted to your Hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)


DAY 3: ATHENS – After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a morning Athens city tour, which will introduce you to the most important cultural sites of this glorious city, such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Constitution Square-Syntagma, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games revived in modern era, Andrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis, where you visit the Parthenon and the muse um, Theseum and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral – Metropolis – the Monastiraki flea market, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Overnight in Athens. (B)


DAY 4: ATHENS – NAFPLION – Today, after breakfast, you depart for the four day classical tour of the Greek mainland. Drive by the Saronic Gulf, on to Corinth canal and then on to MYCENAE. to see the Gate of the Lions and the Tomb of King Agamemnon. Then on to NAFPLION, the original Greek capital. In the afternoon, visit EPIDAURUS and its famous Theatre. Dinner and overnight in Nafplion. (B,D)


DAY 5: NAFPLION – OLYMPIA – Drive through the Central Peloponnese, passing the cities of MEGALOPOLIS and TRIPOLIS. At arrival in Olympia, visit the Stadium, where the first Olympics took place, the Temple of Zeus and see the greatest sculp ture of all times, “HERMES”, by Praxitelis. Dinner and overnight in Olympia. (B,D)


DAY 6: OLYMPIA – DELPHI – Driving through the plains of llia and Achaiia, on to PATRAS, pass RION-ANTIRION canal by ferry, driving through picturesque NAFPAK TOS, arrive in DELPHI, where you visit the Castahian Springs and the Sanctuary of Athenae Pronea. Dinner and overnight stay in Delphi. (B,D)


DAY 7: DELPHI – ATHENS – In the morn ing, visit the museum and have ample time to stroll through the cobble-stoned streets of the village. Drive back to Athens for overnight stay. (B)


DAY 8: ATHENS – CRUISING -MYKONOS – Today, you will be transferred to Piraeus port to embark your cruise ship for a four day Greek Island cruise. Sail on to the island of MYKONOS, famous for its jet-set atmosphere. (L,D)


DAY 9: CRUISING – KUSADASI – PAT MOS – Morning arrival in KUSADASI, Turkey. Excellent shopping values at the Bazaar or take the optional tour to EPHESUS. Sail on to the Greek island of PATMOS, where St. John received the Revelation and wrote the Last Book of the new Testament. (B,L,D)


DAY 10: CRUISING – RHODES – A full day on the island of the Knights and the site of Colossus of Rhodes. Visit the old town, surrounded by the impres sive walls of the Castle of the Knights, or take an optional tour to the Acropotis of Lindos. (B,L,D)


DAY 11: CRUISING – CRETE – SANTORINI – Today in the morning, visit the charming city of HER AKLICN in Crete and take on optional tour to Knossos Palace to explore the Minoan Civilization. In the afternoon, visit the famous SANTORINI island, land of the legendary sunken Atlantis. (B,L,D)


DAY 12: ATHENS – DEPARTIJRI – Morning arrival at Piraeus port, disembarkation and transfer to the airport for the return flight to New York. (Extensions available. Sequence of cruise itinerary may change according to the cruise line involved) (B,L,S)





Round trip airfare to Athens from NYC (Add-ons available for the city of your choice)

Three nights hotel accommodation in Athens.

Four day Greek mainland Classical Tour.

Four days/nights cruise of the Greek Islands and Turkey.

Breakfast throughout the tour. Lunch or Dinner while on Classical Tour. All meals while cruising.

Athens morning city tour.

All transfers, meeting and assistance by our local Pharos personnel.

Luxurious air-conditioned motorcoaches with English speaking guides, while touring.

All taxes, services and site entrance fees.

Pharos Tour document wallet.



April to June 11
June 11 to Aug
Sept to Oct 15
Oct 16 to Nov


Land Only: Without International airfare (JFK/ATH/JFK) –