Valletta - Katakolon - Heraklion - Santorini - Naxos - Mykonos - Piraeus (8 Days)

Look forward to colourful island experiences in the eastern Mediterranean, as dream destinations like Crete, Santorini or Mykonos deliver a quintessentially Greek holiday feeling, in heavenly surroundings. The turquoise Aegean Sea glistens in the sunshine and white houses with colourful shutters adorn rocky coastlines. Get to know the history of ancient Greece at numerous archaeological sites.

Take an excursion to ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics, with a tour of the Archaeological Museum to see the breathtaking Statue of Nike. Or for something more culinary, visit a typical Greek farm, for a tasting of some local culinary specialities.

In Crete, visit the Palace of Knossos, mythical location of the Minotaur’s Labyrinth, followed by the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, for more insights into Minoan life.

The stunning island of Santorini is one of the most beautiful in all of Greece, but there is history here to discover too, as the Archaeological site of Akrotiri reveals an amazingly well-preserved city of houses, streets, squares and workshops dating from 1600 BC.

Enjoy a panoramic tour by boat and bus to Oia, the most photographed village in Santorini, where the whitewashed houses and blue domed churches cling to the cliff-side.

On Naxos, visit the Archaeological Museum and drive to the mountain village of Kinidaros in the centre of the island, which is renowned for its folk music and dance traditions.

Relax on the waterfront of sun-drenched Mykonos and take a guided tour of the old town. Or experience a panoramic trip across the island to see the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, in the quaint village of Ano Mera.

Finally, discover the UNESCO World Heritage island of Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, where ancient columns gleam in the sun, as lions guard the Sacred Way, in a monumental avenue of statues.

Valletta
Valletta

Santorini
Santorini

Athens (Piraeus)
Athens (Piraeus)

Highlights

  • Ancient Olympia and the Palace of Knossos
  • Greece’s most iconic village – Oia, on Santorini   
  • Naxos: the largest island in the wonderful Cyclades   
  • The windmills of Mykonos   
  • The Terrace of the Lions on Sacred Delos

Day 1 – Arrive Valletta, Malta

Fly from London to Valletta. Board Vasco da Gama.

The UNESCO city of Valletta welcomes you to Malta with historic buildings such as massive fortresses, impressive cathedrals and enchanting palaces. In between, magical green spaces invite you to relax again and again.

Day 2 – At sea

A chance for you to enjoy everything Vasco da Gama has to offer, including the open decks and swimming pool, gym & spa, restaurants, public lounges, library, theatre and so much more!

Day 3 – Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia: walk in the footsteps of the Olympians who competed in Olympia more than 2000 years ago. Discover historical buildings, beautiful nature and lively markets in fascinating Greece!

Day 4 – Heraklion (Crete), Greek Islands

In Heraklion, go back in time three thousand years on a visit to the Palace of Knossos and explore the legend of the Minotaur. Crete's gorgeous sandy beaches and azure waters also invite you to take a dip!

Day 5 - Santorini, Greek Islands

Marvel at the fascinating landscape with its black, white and red lava rocks and enjoy the magnificent view over the sea and the beautiful blue roofs of the enchanting Greek island of Santorini from the picturesque towns of Fira and Oia on the cliffs!

Day 6 – Naxos, Greek Islands

Nature lovers have found the "spot to be" in Naxos. Fertile landscapes with lemon and orange trees exude a summery fragrance, while the contrast of rugged granite mountains, green valleys, white beaches and the fabulous blue waters of the Aegean Sea enchants the visitors.

Day 7 – Mykonos, Greek islands

Greece at its best! On the island of Mykonos you are greeted by the typical picturesque Cycladic architecture with charming white houses, colourful wooden doors and windows and strikingly paved streets. Dreamlike beaches and crystal clear water complete the total package on the popular Greek vacation island.

Day 8 – Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Follow the footsteps of history in Athens during a visit to the imposing Acropolis and learn a lot of interesting facts about the impressive buildings in the Greek capital in the fascinating Acropolis Museum.

Disembark for your return journey home.

Transfers abroad are not included in the package price but can booked at an extra cost. Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

Dates & Pricing

26 Mar - 02 Apr 2023

Grade
Cabin Category 2023
01
Inside Cabin, Deck 4
£1,495
02
Inside Cabin front/aft, Deck 5/6/9
£1,700
03
Inside Cabin, Deck 5/6/9/10
£1,770
04
Outside Cabin with Porthole, Deck 4/5
£1,905
05
Outside Cabin with Window (partially restricted view), Deck 6
£1,925
06
Outside Cabin with Window front/aft, Deck 6
£1,995
07
Outside Cabin with Window front/aft, Deck 4
£2,040
08
Outside Cabin with Window front/aft, Deck 5/9
£2,105
09
Outside Cabin with Window, Deck 6
£2,200
10
Outside Cabin with Window and Connecting Door, Deck 4
£2,275
11
Outside Cabin with Window, Deck 4
£2,275
12
Outside Cabin with Window, Deck 5
£2,345
13
Outside Cabin with Balcony front/aft, Deck 9/10
£2,535
14
Outside Cabin with Balcony, Deck 9/10
£2,620
15
Suite with Balcony, Deck 10
£3,440
16
Penthouse Suite with Balcony, Deck 10
£4,980

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin and are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. Cruise only options and single supplements are available on request. Tailor-made transfers can be booked at a supplement. Please call our Reservations Team for up to date pricing and availability.

For frequently asked questions please visit Nicko FAQs 

What's Included

  • Return economy flights from London
  • All meals on board
  • Classic drinks package including wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (Premium upgrade available at a supplement)
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • Guest speaker programme
  • Baggage handling and port fees
  • Full ATOL financial protection

Additional Charges

  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions 
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
  • Regional flight supplements

For more information call: 01223 568907 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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