Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise

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  • 11
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ATHENS, MYKONOS, EPHESUS, PATMOS, RHODES, CRETE, SANTORINI, DELPHI AND OLYMPIA

The Greeks have a word for a feeling that expresses joy, fun, passion and loving life: kefi. Our Greece land and island tour lets you fully embrace the spirit of this region, which gave birth to Western civilization, the Olympics and the healthful Mediterranean diet! You’ll experience all of the Greek classics—seeing the Acropolis and Parthenon, sailing the sparkling-blue Aegean Sea, and stopping at mythical islands like Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini. Along the way, you’ll soak up sun, breezes, and timeless vistas. Let’s raise a glass of ouzo to finding your kefi on this odyssey through spectacular Greece and the Greek Islands. 4.5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our 14-day Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise & Crete tour which includes three nights in Crete!

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night in Athens
  • 4-night Greek Island Cruise (including Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and more)
  • 1 night in Delphi
  • 1 night in Olympia
  • 2 nights in Athens

Tour Highlights

  • 4-night Greek Island Cruise
  • Mykonos
  • Ephesus
  • House of Virgin Mary (Ephesus)
  • Patmos
  • Rhodes
  • Crete
  • Santorini
  • Mycenae
  • Olympia
  • Parthenon (Athens)
  • Acropolis (Athens)

Activity Level: Explorer

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Greece ground transportation and transfers by air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodation at first-class and deluxe hotels
  • 4-night Celestyal Cruise (includes unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks on board*, gratuities for crew and port charges)
  • 21 meals: 9 full American breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours in Athens, Olympia and Delphi
  • Two included shore excursions and optional shore excursions available to purchase on board the cruise
  • English-speaking guides (cruise escort and guide for land portion)
  • Professional guides for included sightseeing tours

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Depart for an overnight flight to Greece. Your tour includes airfare from the U.S.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Athens on Day 2.

Day 2: Arrive in Athens

Day 3: Embark on Greek Island Cruise/Mykonos

Day 4: Greek Island Cruise/Kusadasi–Ephesus/Patmos

Day 5: Greek Island Cruise/Rhodes

Day 6: Greek Island Cruise/Crete (Heraklion)/Santorini

Day 7: Disembark Cruise Ship/Athens/Delphi

Day 8: Delphi/Nafpaktos/Olympia

Day 9: Olympia/Mycenae/Athens

Day 10: Athens

Day 11: Athens/U.S.

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Oct. 28, 2022 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773 ) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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Reviews

Nadege S

I had a great time

Karla

Great tour that includes so many places, tour guides are knowledgeable and energetic, So much fun, definitely will book with Smartours again.

Robert Y

An excellent trip for those who enjoy beautiful scenery, important history, cool blue seas and splendid locations. A tolerance for heat and an appreciation for walking would be useful. Our tour guides were fantastic, knowledgeable and considerate. The hotels were superb and very friendly. I would happily return to any of them.

Teresa C

Just returned from a fantastic 10-day tour of Greece and the Greek Islands. Smartours did an amazing job of coordinating an informative journey throughout Greece, which included a 4-day cruise to the Greek Islands. Our group (28 people) was guided by Gina Angelopoulou, who went above an beyond to ensure that we got the most out of our visit. Gina pulled us together as a group of strangers who quickly became traveling friends. Her extra care to make sure we were all safe and secure (especially during COVID) was fantastic. The sites and experiences we had over ten days will be with me forever. The hotels were fantastic, meals were at great restaurants, daily history lessons, historical site visits, relaxation time. The land tour of Greece was equally amazing, and we were fortunate to have Marina as our guide. She is a walking encyclopedia. This was my first time traveling with a tour group and I would highly recommend this visit to anyone who is interested in visiting this wonderful country.

David

What an amazing trip. I took over 500 photos and posted a few. Gina, our tour guide (her picture is posted) was amazing. She was informative and professional but more importantly she knew us all by name and was invested in our experience while on the trip and our safety. This was my first Smartours trip but would not hesitate to take another with them. The cruise, to the islands, was amazing but you had to get up early as you visited 2 islands per day. Also, if you are used to cruising on bigger ships (I cruise NCL a lot) this is a smaller ship without all the activities. Still loved it! We had 28 people on our trip made up of couples and families. We bonded well and put together a Facebook group so she can keep in touch with each other. We ate, drank, & talked as if we knew each other for years. So lucky to have meshed so quickly and well! Again, Smartours took care of everything and I’d recommend this particular trip to anyone looking forward to seeing Greece and learn about its ancient history!

Enrico D

Michelle Dalida and Michael Chin did not use their plane ticket from Athens to Newark (EWR). (Emirates airlines) We would like to get a refund or a credit on our next tour , our invoice #57739. Enrico Dalida Enricodalida1@yahoo.com 707-427-0677

Cheri P

Wonderful experience, would travel with Smartours again

David H

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Greece. Everything was well planned despite the change from a cruise ship to ferries to visit the Greek Islands. We saw so many famous sites, stayed in luxurious hotels, had great meals, and were well taken care of. Our tour guides were helpful and informative about all the history and myths associated with the sites. I particularly want to commend our guide on mainland Greece. In addition to being a great guide he helped us through a temporary crisis when my wife needed to go to a hospital. His calm handling and extra care will be remembered for a long time.

David H

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Greece. Everything was well planned despite the change from a cruise ship to ferries to visit the Greek Islands. We saw so many famous sites, stayed in luxurious hotels, had great meals, and were well taken care of. Our tour guides were helpful and informative about all the history and myths associated with the sites. I particularly want to commend Stratos Psarakis who was our guide on mainland Greece. In addition to being a great guide he helped us through a temporary crisis when my wife needed to go to a hospital. His calm handling and extra care will be remembered for a long time.

Jennifer C

Fabulous Greek Tour with Granville and Nina. Granville was passionate about Greek history and it rubbed off on all of our tour participants. Nina's education and background also provided an excellent perspective on Ancient Greece. I thought the whole experience was very enjoyable, Granville was very skilled at bringing the group together and I would love to take another smartour with him. This was our second trip with smartours and we have another smartour to South Africa booked for April-May of 2020 and look forward to it knowing everything will go smoothly.

Nancy A

I recently returned from a trip of a lifetime - Smartours Spectacular Greece and Greek Island Cruise! This was my first trip with Smartours and I couldn't have been happier. With everything included, the planning and trip were hassle free! I got to see all the history, culture and beauty of Greece. The tour guides were incredible! Granville Lee-Warner, our ultimate Tour Director, welcomed us upon arrival in Athens. His incredible spirit, warm heartedness and knowledge guided us through our cruise portion of the trip. He pulled us together as one big family! At various ports of call, he was assisted by guides who displayed prodigious local knowledge. I would love to travel under his guidance again!!! Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, for the land portion of our trip, we were guided by the very knowledgeable Nina Pentogaluo. These two are remarkable assets to your company!!!! I look forward to planning another adventure with Smartours in the future!

Nancy A

I recently returned from a trip of a lifetime - Smartours Spectacular Greece and Greek Island Cruise! This was my first trip with Smartours and I couldn't have been happier. With everything included, the planning and trip were hassle free! I got to see all the history, culture and beauty of Greece. The tour guides were incredible! Granville Lee-Warner, our ultimate Tour Director, welcomed us upon arrival in Athens. His incredible spirit, warm heartedness and knowledge guided us through our cruise portion of the trip. He pulled us together as one big family! At various ports of call, he was assisted by guides who displayed prodigious local knowledge. I would love to travel under his guidance again!!! Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, for the land portion of our trip, we were guided by the very knowledgeable Nina Pentogaluo. These two are remarkable assets to your company!!!! I look forward to planning another adventure with Smartours in the future!

Dean A

With dear friends and veteran travelers, Sue and Pete, and following a long flight over the Atlantic and most of the Mediterranean, our adventure in Greece began in Athens. We spent our first afternoon and night there before boarding a Celestyal Cruise ship the next morning at Piraeus (near Athens) for a four-night Greek island cruise. Our cruise included visits to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and beautiful Santorini. We were guided by the ultimate Tour Director, Granville Lee-Warner, who was assisted at various ports of call by local guides who displayed a prodigious local knowledge. Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, our tour group of 28 boarded a bus for the land portion of our adventure. For the remainder of our adventure, we were led by a very knowledgeable tour guide, Nina Pentogaluo, as we journeyed to Delphi, Olympia, and Mycenae. We completed our adventure with several more days in Athens before flying home via Emerates Airline (an interesting experience all by itself, the story of which is more suitable for another time). The food was awesomely delicious everywhere we dined (I could not get enough of those remarkable Greek salads). The various hotels where we stayed exceeded our expectations, especially in Delphi and Athens. The hotel in Athens included a roof-top open air restaurant with a view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. We made friends with fellow adventurers who came from all parts of the U.S. (including our home state of Florida) and exchanged email addresses so we can keep in touch. Along we way, we were coddled, educated, fed well, and entertained by our intrepid SmarTour guides, Granville and Nina. While some of us had concerns about the unusual behavior of a few tourists we ran into from time to time (not a part of our group), the people in Greece were always friendly and helpful. We learned that English is mandatory in all Greek schools so communicating was never a problem. The Euro was easy to manage and most places also took US dollars. Unlike our previous experiences in Egypt, there were very few places where we had to pay to use the bathrooms (W.C. in Greece, which, as was pointed out to us is strange because there is no 'W" in the Greek language). See my photos here: www.deano.zenfolio.com/greece2019

Dean A

With dear friends and veteran travelers, Sue and Pete, and following a long flight over the Atlantic and most of the Mediterranean, our adventure in Greece began in Athens. We spent our first afternoon and night there before boarding a Celestyal Cruise ship the next morning at Piraeus (near Athens) for a four-night Greek island cruise. Our cruise included visits to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and beautiful Santorini. We were guided by the ultimate Tour Director, Granville Lee-Warner, who was assisted at various ports of call by local guides who displayed a prodigious local knowledge. Upon our return to Piraeus and mainland Greece, our tour group of 28 boarded a bus for the land portion of our adventure. For the remainder of our adventure, we were led by a very knowledgeable tour guide, Nina Pentogaluo, as we journeyed to Delphi, Olympia, and Mycenae. We completed our adventure with several more days in Athens before flying home via Emerates Airline (an interesting experience all by itself, the story of which is more suitable for another time). The food was awesomely delicious everywhere we dined (I could not get enough of those remarkable Greek salads). The various hotels where we stayed exceeded our expectations, especially in Delphi and Athens. The hotel in Athens included a roof-top open air restaurant with a view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. We made friends with fellow adventurers who came from all parts of the U.S. (including our home state of Florida) and exchanged email addresses so we can keep in touch. Along we way, we were coddled, educated, fed well, and entertained by our intrepid SmarTour guides, Granville and Nina. While some of us had concerns about the unusual behavior of a few tourists we ran into from time to time (not a part of our group), the people in Greece were always friendly and helpful. We learned that English is mandatory in all Greek schools so communicating was never a problem. The Euro was easy to manage and most places also took US dollars. Unlike our previous experiences in Egypt, there were very few places where we had to pay to use the bathrooms (W.C. in Greece, which, as was pointed out to us is strange because there is no 'W" in the Greek language).

Bill D

Our Spectacular Greece trip with Smartours was fabulous. Our guide for the Island Cruise portion of the trip was Granville Lee-Warner and he was phenomenal! His knowledge and love of his country together with his enthusiasm made our trip extra special. Each day was a well organized and orchestrated excursion to different islands and historic sites. The Celestyal Olympia cruise ship was wonderful and the staff provided excellent service in the restaurants and bars as well as cabin service. The land portion of our tour was also special. Our guide for that portion was Kassandraa Porioti and she was competent and knowledgeable in both the history and culture of the many places we visited. Our group consisted of 27 people and they were excited to be on the tour. The tour covered a large portion of Greece and the Greek Islands and was a great value for the money. We were not able to spend a great deal of time in any one area or island because the tour was so extensive, covering as many areas as possible in 11 days. The food was good, especially in the small, authentic Greek tavernas and cafes. Hotel accommodations were first class in locations that provide great access to the sites and sounds of the cities. This was our seventh tour with Smartours and we were completley satified.
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