Delphi & Meteora: Grecian Treasures Cruise Tour
 
Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece
Wed Sep 18, 2024 - Sat Sep 28, 2024,
 10 days
 on Wind Star
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ITINERARY AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

The best on land brought to you by the best at sea. Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions. You don't want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that's exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursion are created to provide authentic local experience - the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,500 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff, or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

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Wed Sep 18
Athens, Greece
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Upon arrival at Athens International Airport you transfer to St. George Lycabettus Hotel, known for its famous Greek hospitality. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure and you are perfectly positioned in the heart of Athens just steps away from Kolonaki’s shops, museums, galleries and eateries.
 
(Includes transfer to and overnight at St. George Lycabettus Hotel)
Thu Sep 19
Delphi
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After your morning breakfast, depart for the Archaeological site of Delphi, considered by the ancients to be the physical and spiritual center of the earth.  This shrine of Apollo, set nearly 2,000 feet up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, exerts even today, a potent grip on visitors. Here was the most respected oracle of antiquity.  See the Castalian Spring, in which worshippers first purified themselves; the Sacred Way, once lined with statues and treasures; the Grand Temple of Apollo, beneath which the Pythia sat; the theater with its excellent acoustics; and the well preserved stadium with the marble starting blocks in position. Then visit the Delphi Museum to see the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century B.C. A traditional lunch of tzatziki, olives, dolmades, Greek salad, and other Greek treats will be served at the village of Delphi. After lunch board your coach for the drive to the picturesque town of Kalambaka that sits at the foot of Meteroa, to the Divani Meteora Hotel. After check-in, the evening will be at your leisure.

(Includes breakfast, lunch and overnight at Divani Meteora Hotel.)
Fri Sep 20
Meteora
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Following breakfast you will head to Meteora, one of the largest and most important groups of monasteries in Greece.  The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of the cultural map of Greece. What created this rare geological phenomenon is one of the mysteries of nature. The area was originally settled by monks who lived in caves in the rocks during the 11th century. But as the times became more unsettled they climbed higher and higher up the rock face until they were living on the inaccessible peaks. There were no steps then, and the main access was by means of a net or retractable wooden ladders up to 131 feet (40m) long. This was how the monasteries were reached until the 1920s but now there are roads, pathways and steps to the top. You will see examples of these nets, used today for bringing up provisions. Of the original 24 monasteries only 6 are now inhabited, and you will visit 2 of them. Departing from Meteora the tour will proceed to Kalambaka where lunch will be served.
 
Return to Athens late in the afternoon to overnight at the St. George Lycabettus Hotel, passing the heroic monument of Leonidas at Thermopylae. The evening is at your leisure.

(Includes breakfast, lunch and overnight at St. George Lycabettus Hotel.)
 
Please note: Both ladies and gentlemen should be modestly dressed for these visits - ladies must wear skirts covering their knees, no trousers, and gentlemen should wear long trousers. Both must cover their shoulders.
Sat Sep 21
Acropolis and Piraeus
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After your morning breakfast you will depart for the Acropolis tour. The Acropolis hill, so called the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most important site of the city. Climb the smooth marble steps as visitors have for centuries. History opens before you as you reach the Propylaea, one of the masterpieces of classical architecture, serving as the entrance to the complex of buildings. You’ll see the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Victory) and the Erectheum, with its classical Porch of Maidens, the Caryatids. Stand in awe of the Parthenon, designed as a shrine to Athena and at one time housing a massive gold and ivory statue of the warrior goddess. In the museum see all the surviving treasures of the Acropolis together in one place. The collections on display are finds of the Acropolis, Post Parthenon, Roman Period and the excavation site when the new museum was built. The highlight of the Museum is the display of the Parthenon Frieze located on the top floor. Departing from the Acropolis, transfer to the port of Piraeus for embarkation on your waiting yacht.

(Includes breakfast and transfer to your waiting yacht.)
Sat Sep 21
Athens, Greece
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Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149Per Person
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$599Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$699Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$999Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,099Per Person
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Sun Sep 22
Mykonos
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Wake this morning to the postcard-like scene of Mykonos, the classic Greek isle dotted with hundreds of whitewashed churches and thatch-roofed windmills, in a harbor bobbing with fishing boats and luxurious private yachts. An optional  tour including a scenic ferry ride takes you back to the 6th   century B.C. to the tiny island of Delos, a UNESCO site and the mythical birthplace of Apollo.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Mykonos: Mykonos Cooking Class *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$249Per Person
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Mykonos, Delos Discovery *Culture | Essentials Collection | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$119Per Person
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Mykonos, Concierge Collection: Five Senses of MykonosConcierge Collection | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration5.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$189Per Person
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Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia Island with Private Rib Boat *Beach | Beyond Ordinary Collection | Boating | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$3,149Per Person
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Mon Sep 23
Kusadasi
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:11:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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Few places offer such a rich combination of history and scenic beauty. In Ephesus, one of the greatest outdoor museums in the world, you’ll explore legendary sites steeped in history. Also visit the houses of Bulbul Mountain, where the roof of one forms the terrace of the next. This evening we present our Destination Discovery Event -- dinner in the moonlight and a concert near the  Celsus Library or on Harbour Street in ancient Ephesus. 

 
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Kusadasi, Ephesus & Ancient Houses *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$79Per Person
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Kusadasi, Archaeological Ephesus & Museum *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$79Per Person
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Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Ephesus & Private Lunch at Sirince Village *Concierge Collection | Culture | Dining | UNESCO | Walking | Wine
Duration7 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$135Per Person
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Kusadasi, Ephesus and Virgin Marys HouseCulture | Essentials Collection | Outdoors | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$79Per Person
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Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$599Per Person
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Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$899Per Person
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Kusadasi, Best of Ephesus *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$119Per Person
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Tue Sep 24
Patmos
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known worldwide as the sacred island where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation, Patmos is the ideal place for nature lovers with its coastline of sheer cliffs and its volcanic soil.  Highlights of Patmos include the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Holy Monastery of the Apocalypse.
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Patmos, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$839Per Person
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Patmos, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$889Per Person
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Patmos, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,259Per Person
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Patmos, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,365Per Person
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Patmos, Concierge Collection: Daily Life at the Monastery of Evaggelismos *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$259Per Person
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Patmos, Monastery & Cave of St John *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$105Per Person
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Patmos, Spirit of Patmos Refreshments | Wine | Culture | Walking | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$155Per Person
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Wed Sep 25
Santorini
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:9:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
8 Available
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As our yacht approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Visit the village of Oia and see the iconic Santorini blue domes or take a guided tour of Bronze Age excavations at the UNESCO site of Akrotiri. Toast the day with a crisp, cold glass of local Assyrtiko wine and appreciate the magic accessible to small ships like ours.
8 Shore Excursions Available
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Santorini, The Ancient City of Akrotiri & OiaCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$139Per Person
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Sailing the Caldera *Boating | Concierge Collection | Dining | Watersports
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$315Per Person
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Santorini, Scenic Drive to Oia & Free Time *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$119Per Person
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Santorini, Wineries of Santorini & Oia Village *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$165Per Person
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049Per Person
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,155Per Person
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private CAR + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,625Per Person
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Santorini, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,729Per Person
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Thu Sep 26
Monemvasia
Arrive:12:00 PM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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This Gibraltar-like town tied to the mainland by a single thread of causeway holds treasures that are old even by Mediterranean standards, with town walls and several churches dating to the 12th century. Climb to the upper town for an up-close look at the castle and Agia Sophia, a Byzantine church. Wander the lanes of the lower town lined with Venetian mansions, many of which have been lovingly restored. Savor the sun on a smooth pebble beach. 
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Monemvasia Castle *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity Level(not specified)
$129Per Person
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Monemvasia, Concierge Collection: Castle & Liotrivi Olive Oil Factory *Concierge Collection | Dining | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$159Per Person
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Monemvasia, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,365Per Person
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Monemvasia, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN + Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469Per Person
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Fri Sep 27
Nafplio
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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This charming seaside town on the Peloponnese is one of the most romantic cities in Greece. Enjoy the medieval old town with narrow cobblestone alleys, and neoclassical mansions with bougainvillea trees adorning the balconies. Take an optional tour to the UNESCO site of Epidaurus or the UNESCO site of Mycenea, ancient ruins including the famous Lion’s Gate. Stroll the Syntagma Square and take in the beauty of the Palamidi Castle with its 999 steps carved from the rocks. The view is breathtaking. 
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Nafplio, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,365Per Person
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Nafplio, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469Per Person
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Nafplio, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,785Per Person
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Nafplio, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,889Per Person
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Nafplio: Venetian Fortress & Walking Tour of Nafplion *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$139Per Person
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Nafplio: Argolis UNESCO sites: Mycenae & Epidaurus *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$179Per Person
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Nafplio: Wine Paths of Argolis *Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$229Per Person
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Sat Sep 28
Athens, Greece
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149Per Person
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$599Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$699Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$999Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,099Per Person
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