Idyllic Aegean & Steps of Paul - 14 Nights All Inclusive

Begin a journey of discovery spanning the Greek Islands, the rise of Christianity, and your own passionate prosperity. Embarking on two adventures back-to-back, you’ll experience the combined wonder of our Idyllic Aegean and Steps of Paul Cruises.

You’ll soak up the tranquillity of ethereal Milos beaches, linger on mosaic-paved streets in Ephesus, and embrace island living in a Santorini taverna. Then you’ll follow the footsteps of St. Paul the Apostle around the emerald waters of the Cyclades, taking in the Hagia Sophia, Grotto of the Apocalypse, and so much more. A dream trip for spiritual explorers

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1 Athens (Greece)
2 Thessaloniki (Greece)
3 Kusadasi (Turkey)
4 Rhodes (Greece)
5 Crete (Heraklion)
6 Santorini (Greece)
7 Mykonos (Greece)
8 Milos (Greece)
9 Athens (Greece)
10 Thessaloniki (Greece)
11 Kavala (Greece)
12 Istanbul (Turkey)
13 Dikili (Turkey)
14 Kusadasi (Turkey)
15 Patmos (Greece)
16 Athens (Greece)

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 17:00

Athens

(Greece)

Your idyllic Aegean escape begins in the majestic ancient city of Athens. As one of the oldest cities in the world, the vibrant modern metropolis boasts an intriguing and contrasting mix of the old and the modern architecture that is in perfect balance and harmony. Explore the city and soak up the atmosphere by the harbour’s edge as you wait to embark for your exciting adventure.

Day 2
Depart 19:00

Thessaloniki

(Greece)

Thessaloniki is a gorgeous and cosmopolitan seaside city and the largest in Greece after Athens. Centuries of cultural commingling has also made Thessaloniki a culinary nirvana, with almost too many great restaurants and little eateries to count.

Day 3
Depart 21:00

Kusadasi

(Turkey)

Turkey’s captivating seaside resort of Kusadasi is the gateway to ancient Ephesus, one of the complimentary highlights of your all-inclusive cruise. After visiting the ruins, you will have just enough time to explore the iconic Grand Bazaar and browse the treasure trove of colourful shops and stalls selling souvenirs, silks, leather goods, carpets and jewellery.

Day 4
Depart 18:00

Rhodes

(Greece)

The picturesque island of Rhodes is well known for its beautiful beaches, majestic fortified ruins, and its glorious year-round sunshine. Perched high on the clifftop that dramatically rises up from the crystalline waters is the island’s crowning glory – the Acropolis at Lindos. Your complimentary guided tour here also includes the chance to discover the island’s enchanting Old Town.

Day 5
Depart 12:00

Crete

(Heraklion)

As we pull into Heraklion, you have the chance to snap the imposing 16th-Century walls of Koules Fortress. Here you can enjoy the calm of the stunning waterfront, explore the Cretan countryside or discover the Palace of Knossos. This spellbinding tour invites you to listen to tales of intrigue and learn about Europe’s first civilisation in the Knossos museum. Was the Minotaur half-man or myth? You’re about to find out!

Day 5-6
Depart 02:00

Santorini

(Greece)

The romantic island of Santorini is the remnants of a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th-Century BC. The picture-perfect scenery features clustered traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches set against a beguiling brilliant blue backdrop. Here you will have the chance to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the idyllic oasis and relax in the island’s calm and tranquillity.

Day 6-7
Depart 02:00

Mykonos

(Greece)

The sun-drenched island of Mykonos is affectionately known as the ‘Island of the Winds’. Easily recognised by its iconic 16th-Century windmills perched high on the hill, the vibrant Mykonos Town is an alluring landscape of smooth sandy beaches dotted along a dramatic coastline. Indulge in the islands culinary delights or take a short boat trip to explore the sacred island of Delos.

Day 7
Depart 13:30

Milos

(Greece)

The volcanic origins of the beautiful Greek island of Milos are clearly evident in its complex and bewitching landscape. Here you have the opportunity to explore the dramatically surreal and sculptured looming rock formations that rise out of the crystalline waters and create the stunning coastline. Why not join a local expert to explore the many beauty spots and charming fishing villages.

Day 8
Depart 16:00

Athens

(Greece)

Your fascinating   Steps of St Paul journey begins in the magical city of Athens. The Greek capital is one of the oldest cities in the world and home to the iconic landmark of the Acropolis. Take your time to discover the heritage, history and culture that is firmly embedded in the heart of this captivating modern metropolis before joining us onboard as we head for Thessaloniki.

Day 9
Depart 20:00

Thessaloniki

(Greece)

Following the path of St Paul’s Second Missionary in Europe, leads you beyond the imposing Byzantine walls that guard the sophisticated port city of Thessaloniki. The beguiling architecture and meandering cobblestone streets are a pleasure to explore, topped only by the captivating site of the biblical city Berroia, known today as Veria. Join your expert guide to hear all about St. Paul’s tribulations as he tried to win over the noble Jews that lived here.

Day 10
Depart 16:00

Kavala

(Greece)

The seaport resort of Kavala perched on the slopes of Mt Symvolo offers spectacular panoramic views. It was here that St Paul baptised the first Greek and European Christian convert, Lydia, and gave his first sermon. Visit the open-air baptistery, the monument that honours the Saint and the prison ruins where he was held captive with St Silas or join our specialist guide for a fascinating excursion to Neapolis and Philippi.

Day 11
Depart 20:00

Istanbul

(Turkey)

The vibrant city of Istanbul straddles the continents of Europe and Asia via the Bosphorus Strait. Here you can visit the lavish Byzantine and Imperial mosques which pierce Istanbul’s skyline with their towering minarets. The iconic Sultanahmet (blue) mosque, the Romanesque Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the world-famous Church of Hagia Sophia are just a few of the enigmatic attractions to admire.

Day 12
Depart 20:00

Dikili

(Turkey)

Snaking its way along the beautiful coastline of Turkey’s seafront city of Dikili is a lush landscape of green forestry and expansive golden sands. Sparkling crystalline turquoise waters complete the captivating scenery. Here you have the opportunity to visit the Ancient Pergamon and the ancient Acropolis. The remains of the healing temple of Asklepion is the final stop of the day.

Day 13
Depart 23:30

Kusadasi

(Turkey)

In Turkey’s picturesque seaside resort of Kusadasi, St Paul wrote a letter to the Ephesians and preached at the Great Theatre of Ephesus. The second-largest city of the Roman Empire is also the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis. You will learn about this and more on our complimentary tour to ancient Ephesus and the city of Miletus.

Day 14
Depart 18:30

Patmos

(Greece)

Patmos is the smallest of the Greek Dodecanese islands and also its most spiritual. The tranquil island is famously known for being the location where John the Apostle experienced the vision that inspired the Book of Revelations. The last remaining disciple was banished to Patmos by Rome. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims to St John’s Monastery and the Holy Grotto of the Apocalypse.

Day 15
Arrival 07:00

Athens

(Greece)

We arrive back in the Greek capital of Athens early, giving the entire day to do as you please in the beating heart of Greece. However, you don’t have to leave us just yet. Our expert guides are waiting to escort you on a mesmerising trip to either the ancient Corinth and Bema of St. Paul or show you the highlights of the ancient Acropolis.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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ATHENS TOUR AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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CORINTH CANAL, ANCIENT CORINTH, BEMA OF ST. PAUL

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Half Day

PANORAMIC ATHENS AND CORINTH CANAL CROSSING

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Half Day

THE ACROPOLIS & THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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Half Day

EXPERIENCE THE CRETAN COUNTRYSIDE AND LIFESTYLE

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KNOSSOS PALACE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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MINOAN PALACE OF KNOSSOS – 1ST EUROPEAN CIVILISATION

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VENETIAN HERAKLION AND THE UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS OF ELOUNDA AND SPINALONGA

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THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS & COSMOPOLITAN HERAKLION

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A DELECTABLE DAY IN CRETE

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RIVER TREKKING TOUR

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CRETAN JEEP SAFARI

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KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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NOSTALGIC MILOS

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STEP BACK IN TIME

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STEP BACK IN TIME – (RELIGIOUS)

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THE AMAZING BEACHES TOUR

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CYCLADIC TASTES (FOOD ON FOOT)

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DELOS – SACRED ISLAND & APOLLO SANCTUARY

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MYKONIAN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND LITTLE VENICE

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MYKONIAN DINNER

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COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND THE GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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Half Day

RELIGIOUS VISIT TO ST JOHN’S MONASTERY – GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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Half Day

TRADITIONAL FEAST IN PATMOS

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Half Day

MEDIEVAL TOUR – ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS AND THE CITADEL OF THE KNIGHTS

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PHILERIMOS CHURCH AND THE PALACE OF THE KNIGHTS

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WALKING TOUR IN THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF RHODES

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Half Day

AKROTIRI VILLAGE EXCAVATIONS

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Half Day

CRUISE TO SANTORINI’S ISLANDS AND VOLCANOES

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Half Day

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – JEEP SAFARI ADVENTURE

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Half Day

SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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Full Day

THE ESSENCE OF SANTORINI

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Half Day

WALKING TOUR IN SYROS

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Half Day

HIGHLIGHTS OF THESSALONIKI

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Half Day

VERIA (BERROIA)

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Half Day

PANORAMIC THESSALONIKI

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Half Day

THE ROYAL TOMBS OF VERGINA

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Full Day

LAND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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Half Day

DRINK AND EAT LIKE A LOCAL

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Half Day

LEGENDARY MOUTZOURIS (MOUNTAIN TRAIN RIDE)

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Full Day

THE SPECTACULAR ROCKS & THE ‘HANGING’ MONASTERIES

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Half Day

VOLOS & MT. PELION

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Full Day

FULL DAY TRIP TO TROY & ASSOS

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Half Day

GALLIPOLI

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GALLIPOLI, TROY AND THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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ANCIENT PERGAMON

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Half Day

A TASTE OF ISTANBUL: STREET FOOD TOUR

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND THE SPICE MARKET

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DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF SULTAN AHMET SQUARE

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Full Day

OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BYZANTINE LEGACY TOUR

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ISTANBUL

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TURKISH BATHS

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ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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ANCIENT EPHESUS AND THE TERRACE HOUSES

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ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

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HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY & ANCIENT EPHESUS

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CLASSIC CAIRO

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CURIUM, THE WINE VILLAGE OF OMODOS AND LIMASSOL

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Half Day

EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION

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Full Day

PAPHOS, THE CITY OF UNESCO

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PANORAMIC LIMASSOL & CURIUM

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UNESCO CHURCHES IN SOLEA REGION – 2 CHURCHES

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JAFFA & TEL AVIV

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JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

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ELOUNDA AND BEYOND

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Half Day

ATHENS TOUR AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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excursion
Half Day

ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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excursion
Half Day

CORINTH CANAL, ANCIENT CORINTH, BEMA OF ST. PAUL

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excursion
Half Day

PANORAMIC ATHENS AND CORINTH CANAL CROSSING

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excursion
Half Day

THE ACROPOLIS & THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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excursion
Half Day

EXPERIENCE THE CRETAN COUNTRYSIDE AND LIFESTYLE

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excursion
Half Day

KNOSSOS PALACE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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excursion
Half Day

MINOAN PALACE OF KNOSSOS – 1ST EUROPEAN CIVILISATION

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excursion
Half Day

VENETIAN HERAKLION AND THE UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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excursion
Half Day

THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS OF ELOUNDA AND SPINALONGA

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excursion
Half Day

THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS & COSMOPOLITAN HERAKLION

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excursion
Half Day

A DELECTABLE DAY IN CRETE

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excursion
Half Day

RIVER TREKKING TOUR

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excursion
Half Day

CRETAN JEEP SAFARI

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excursion
Half Day

KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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excursion
Half Day

NOSTALGIC MILOS

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excursion
Half Day

STEP BACK IN TIME

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excursion
Half Day

STEP BACK IN TIME – (RELIGIOUS)

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excursion
Half Day

THE AMAZING BEACHES TOUR

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excursion
Half Day

CYCLADIC TASTES (FOOD ON FOOT)

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excursion
Half Day

DELOS – SACRED ISLAND & APOLLO SANCTUARY

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excursion
Half Day

MYKONIAN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND LITTLE VENICE

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excursion
Half Day

MYKONIAN DINNER

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excursion
Half Day

COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND THE GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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excursion
Half Day

RELIGIOUS VISIT TO ST JOHN’S MONASTERY – GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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excursion
Half Day

TRADITIONAL FEAST IN PATMOS

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excursion
Half Day

MEDIEVAL TOUR – ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS AND THE CITADEL OF THE KNIGHTS

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excursion
Half Day

PHILERIMOS CHURCH AND THE PALACE OF THE KNIGHTS

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excursion
Half Day

WALKING TOUR IN THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF RHODES

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excursion
Half Day

AKROTIRI VILLAGE EXCAVATIONS

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excursion
Half Day

CRUISE TO SANTORINI’S ISLANDS AND VOLCANOES

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excursion
Half Day

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – JEEP SAFARI ADVENTURE

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excursion
Half Day

SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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excursion
Full Day

THE ESSENCE OF SANTORINI

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excursion
Half Day

WALKING TOUR IN SYROS

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excursion
Half Day

HIGHLIGHTS OF THESSALONIKI

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Half Day

VERIA (BERROIA)

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Half Day

PANORAMIC THESSALONIKI

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Half Day

THE ROYAL TOMBS OF VERGINA

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Full Day

LAND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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excursion
Half Day

DRINK AND EAT LIKE A LOCAL

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excursion
Half Day

LEGENDARY MOUTZOURIS (MOUNTAIN TRAIN RIDE)

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excursion
Full Day

THE SPECTACULAR ROCKS & THE ‘HANGING’ MONASTERIES

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excursion
Half Day

VOLOS & MT. PELION

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excursion
Full Day

FULL DAY TRIP TO TROY & ASSOS

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Half Day

GALLIPOLI

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Full Day

GALLIPOLI, TROY AND THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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Half Day

LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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Full Day

ANCIENT PERGAMON

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Half Day

A TASTE OF ISTANBUL: STREET FOOD TOUR

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excursion
Half Day

BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND THE SPICE MARKET

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excursion
Half Day

DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF SULTAN AHMET SQUARE

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excursion
Full Day

OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BYZANTINE LEGACY TOUR

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ISTANBUL

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Half Day

TURKISH BATHS

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Full Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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excursion
Half Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS AND THE TERRACE HOUSES

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Half Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

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Half Day

HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY & ANCIENT EPHESUS

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excursion
Full Day

CLASSIC CAIRO

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Full Day

CURIUM, THE WINE VILLAGE OF OMODOS AND LIMASSOL

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Half Day

EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION

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excursion
Full Day

PAPHOS, THE CITY OF UNESCO

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Half Day

PANORAMIC LIMASSOL & CURIUM

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Full Day

UNESCO CHURCHES IN SOLEA REGION – 2 CHURCHES

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Half Day

JAFFA & TEL AVIV

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Full Day

JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

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Half Day

ELOUNDA AND BEYOND

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