Day One Private arrival transfer to hotel in Athens. Remainder of day at leisure.
Day Two After breakfast at hotel, depart for half-day Athens City Sightseeing Tour visiting the city’s highlights, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Remainder of day at leisure.
Day Three Breakfast at hotel. Private transfer from hotel to Piraeus for departure on 4-Day Louis Cruise. First port of call this evening is the island of Mykonos, famous for its winding streets and windmills.
Day Four Today’s ports of call are Kusadasi, Turkey and the island of Patmos. In Kusadasi, you have the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Ephesus. On Patmos, you can visit the Grotto of St. John, where portions of the Bible are believed to have been written.
Day Five Today’s port of call is the island of Rhodes. You will have a full day here to visit the medieval Old City and castle that was used as a refuge by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. An optional shore excursion to the whitewashed village of Lindos is available.
Day Six Today’s ports of call are Crete, which offers an opportunity to visit the Minoan ruins of Knossos and the mystical island of Santorini, famous for its cliffside village. Disembark ship in Santorini and be met by the local island representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Santorini. Remainder of evening at leisure.
Day Seven Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy day of leisure in Santorini.
Day Eight Breakfast at hotel. Full day of leisure. You may opt to take a tour of Akrotiri (not included) where you will tour the remains of a city dating back to 1500 b.c. that was buried in ash as a result of the volcanic eruption that destroyed the island.
Day Nine After breakfast at hotel, transfer from hotel to airport for departure.