Each year, the Chamber of Commerce partners with a local Travel Agency to organize a group trip. Past destinations have included Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Rome Canada and New England.
Join the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce for
7 Days with 3-Night Cruise
Athens, Greek Islands and Turkey
October 15-22, 2019
Day 1 Flight from US; Day 2 ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE; Day 3 ATHENS;
Day 4 ATHENS–LAVRION/PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS
Day 5 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY & PATMOS, GREECE
Day 6 CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE & SANTORINI, GREECE
Day 7 LAVRION/PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION) return to ATHENS
Day 8 DEPART ATHENS back to US
Contact True Travel Unlimited to book your space. 605-878-3434
Starting at $2,798 per person.
Pricing is per person for land and cruise portion (inside cabin). *Does not include air price.
Day 1 - Welcome to Athens!
Day 2 – Athens
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek.
Day 3 – Athens-Lavrion/Piraeus
This morning, head for Lavrion/Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander at whim through narrow paved streets before returning on board.
Day 4 Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey - Patmos, Greece
Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. Also see the Grotto of the Apocalypse.
Day 5 Cruising: Heraklion, Crete-Santorini, Greece
First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is KNOSSOS, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas.
Day 6 Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens
After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.