GAY TOURISM

ORIENT EXPRESS: 10DAYS / 9NIGHTS PACKAGE
(Athens-Mykonos-Kusadasi-Patmos-Rhodes-Heraklio-Santorini-Athens)

TRIP DETAILS

DAY

DESCRIPTION

WEDNESDAY:

ATHENS

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.

TUESDAY:

ATHENS

Morning Athens sightseeing tour , including the breathtaking Acropolis & its Museum. Rest of the day at leisure.

FRIDAY: ATHENS/MYKONOS

In the morning transfer to Piraeus port for your trip to Mykonos on a Highspeed craft (3,5 hours). Arrival, disembarkation & transfer to your selected hotel on Mykonos.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

MYKONOS

Days at your leisure on Mykonos, the international "jet-set," to enjoy the sun, the wonderful sandy beaches as well as the incredible nightlife.

MONDAY:

MYKONOS

Morning free on the island and afternoon transfer to the port in order to embark on the cruise ship and start your 4-day cruise to the Greek Islands & Turkey.

TUESDAY:

KUSADASI/PATMOS

First port-of-call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with the option to visit Ephessus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and recorded the book of the Revelation.

WEDNESDAY:

RHODES

Early morning call to the magnificent island of the roses. Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos.

THURSDAY:

HERAKLIO/SANTORINI

First port-of-call is the Cretan port of Heraklio. Take the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, to visit the center of the Minoan Civilization. Continue in the afternoon to the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed by many to be the lost continent of the Atlantis.

FRIDAY:

PIREAUS/ATHENS AIRPORT

After breakfast onboard, disembarkation & transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 

* Further Specifications: Gay friendly hotels that participate in our programs and mode of transportation from Athens to Islands and between islands.

 

PRICES

CATEGORY

01/05-15/07
26/08-31/10

16/07-25/08

01/05-31/10

DELUXE CLASS

1.474

1.444

-

A' CLASS

1.447

1.397

-

B' CLASS

-

-

1.237

All prices are in Euros, per person in double occupancy and include:

2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens in Double room.
3 nights hotel accommodation on Mykonos in Double room.
Half-day Athens sightseeing tour.
4-day cruise to the Greek Islands & Turkey on fullboard basis (based on *F standard inside Cabin) in Double occupancy.
Tickets by Highspeed boat Piraeus-Mykonos.
Entrance fees during guided sightseeing.
All transfers as mentioned.
Daily breakfast.
Hotel's taxes.

*Not included: Port Charges € 85 Euro, per person

 

OPTIONS

ACCOMMODATION

ATHENS

MYKONOS

MODE OF
TRANSPORTATION

OPTION A1

(DELUXE CLASS)

Hotels Divani Apollo, Athens Plaza, Divani Caravel, Royal Olympic or similar.

Hotels Saint John, Mykonos Grand, Royal Mykonian, Imperial Mykonian or similar.

Cruiseship /

Highspeed Craft.

OPTION A2

(A' CLASS)

Hotels Esperia Palace, Electra, Electra Palace, Divani Palace Acropolis or similar.

Hotels Elysium, Andromeda Residence, Belvedere, Semeli, Apanema Resort, Deliades or similar.

Cruiseship /

Highspeed Craft.

OPTION B

(B' CLASS)

Hotels Plaka, Adrian, Jason Inn, Best Western Museum, Acropolis Select or similar.

Hotels Charissi, Ilio Maris, Anastasios Sevasti, Mykonos Bay, Ornos Beach or similar.

Cruiseship /

Highspeed Craft.

 

Athens
Capital of Greece, cradle of democracy, birthplace of Western Civilization - Athens is a vibrant city where old and new co-exist. The majestic Parthenon rises above the city, its ancient glory still visible in the time-worn stone, and the National Archaeological Museum holds countless treasures from Athens' Golden Age.

Mykonos
On Mykonos you will find beautiful beaches, chic boutiques, and elegant nightclubs. Beneath its sophisticated surface, lies the quintessential Greek island. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot this blue and whitewashed island with its beautiful windmills. Find a table on the waterfront and bask in the serenity of the sunset over its picturesque harbor.

Kusadasi
Depart the thriving town of Kusadasi and drive along the highway in order to reach Mt Koressos. Situated in a small valley, it is here where you will visit the humble chapel, which lies on the site of the little house where The Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days. Despite the many controversies, the Christian World still favours this belief and the site has been officially sanctioned by the Vatican for pilgrimage. Continue on to Ancient Ephessus and accompanied by your Turkish guide, walk through the Magnesian Gate, which is the entrance to the ancient city of Ephessus.

Patmos
For those of you wishing to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Patmos has to offer, then this tour is designed especially for you. Depart the charming little port of Scala by motorcoach and accompanied by your guide, enjoy a picturesque drive from the port to the south end of the Island. Passing by the idyllic fishing village of Grikos, arrive at the Evangelismos Nun's Monastery, where you will have the opportunity of visiting the main Church and its magnificent surroundings.

 

 

 

Rhodes
Driving along the picturesque southeastern coastline, scattered with whitewashed villages, arrive at Lindos, the most important of the three great cities of ancient times. Marvel at this entire city guarded by Medieval walls which were constructed by the Knights of St. John in the 14th Century. Within, stands the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, on the brink of a precipice 400 feet above the sea. From the Acropolis, set your sights on the breathtaking views which cover the great expanse of the Aegean Sea and St. Paul's Bay, where the Apostle cast anchor during his historic voyage to Ephessus. Follow your guide uphill and reach the Great Staircase which leads from the Hellenistic portico to the Acropolis and the Temple of Athena.

 

 

Heraklion
Heraklion, the capital of Crete and its principal commercial port is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 by Sir Arthur Evans and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of the ancient Minoan culture. The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion displays many of the treasures found during the excavations.

 

 


 

 

Santorini
The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. The town of Fira whitewashed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, accessible by cable car or mule. To the south is Akrotiri where recent Minoan excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.