Athens - The Greek Mythology
Ship: Silver Shadow
Voyage Number: SS200514009 (Post-cruise)
Sailing departure: 14 May 2020
Program departure: 23 May 2020
Nights: 4 Nights
Disembarkation Port start: Athens
Gateway Airport end: Athens
● Behind the scenes visit of Benaki Museum
● Discover Delphi, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the physical & spiritual centre of the earth
● View the stunning Theatre of Epidaurus which dates to the 3rd century B.C.
● Learn the secrets of Greek cuisine
● Explore the ruins of Mycenae, an UNESCO World Heritage site dating to the Bronze Age
● Visit the architecturally impressive Fortress of Palamidi
● Sail on the Corinth Canal
Day 1 - Arrive in Athens and depart for a guided visit to the Acropolis Site. Explore Benaki Museum in Athens and it's exquisite collection that travels you through 2000 years of Greek history. Enjoy a unique, behind the scenes visit, where a private collection, not open to the public, will surprise you. Get close, touch and learn from a curator, the story behind these ancients' artifacts. Welcome dinner arranged at hotel.
Day 2 - After breakfast, discover Delphi, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the physical & spiritual centre of the earth.
Day 3 - View the stunning Theatre of Epidaurus which dates to the 3rd century B.C. The limestone Theatre is known for its unique acoustics and for being the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece. During lunch, learn the secrets of Greek cuisine. Find yourself transported through the millennia amid the ruins of Mycenae, an UNESCO World Heritage site dating to the Bronze Age.
Day 4 - After breakfast, enjoy a short walking tour of Nafplion. Perched on a hilltop overlooking Nafplion and the Argolic Bay is the architecturally impressive Fortress of Palamidi. Stroll amid the fortress' solid stone walls to spot well-preserved bastions and monuments. Don't miss the opportunity to sail along the unforgettable Corinth Canal. This great feat of engineering separates the Peloponnese of the mainland. Tonight you will have a Farewell Gala with introduction to the local gastronomy.
Day 5 - After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey home.
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This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.