Greece and Dalmatian Delight - 7 Days - Mediterranean

Greece and Dalmatian Delight - 7 Days - Mediterranean

From R57,985 p.p. Subject to price terms

Package Includes
  • Accommodation
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Wines, Spirits, Champagne, soft drinks
  • Entertainment
  • Selected water sports
  • Complimentary suite amenities
DAY 0: August 12, 2017 Piraeus (Athens), Greece
DAY 1: August 13, 2017 Monemvasia, Greece
DAY 2: August 14, 2017 Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
DAY 3: August 15, 2017 Syvota, Greece
DAY 4: August 16, 2017 Brindisi (Lecce), Italy
DAY 5: August 17, 2017 Dubrovnik, Croatia
DAY 6: August 18, 2017 Primosten, Croatia
DAY 7: August 19, 2017 Venice, Italy

Validity Period:

Departure Date: 25 August 2017 

Valid for sale: 01 March - 30 April 2017

R57,985 p.p. Cruise only
  • Visas
  • Transfers
  • Insurance
  • Personal spending
  • Excursions
  • Return flights.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy for cruise only on select sailings and stateroom categories. Government fees and taxes are additional, and are on a per person basis. Subject to availability. Prices are quoted in US dollars and are based on the lowest lead in rate. All prices and itineraries are subject to change without noticeAll prices and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Prices are correct at the time of going to press. Taxes, fees & port expenses - $134

Greece

The Olympic Games were spawned in ancient Greece, along with democracy and the fundamentals of philosophy, science and mathematics. The Greek civilisation is renowned for contributing many of the cultural building blocks that western civilisation is founded on.

Modern Greece is better known as a great holiday destination, rather than a centre of learning and culture. Today the country attracts visitors by the thousands by offering simple pleasures: delicious food and wine at reasonable prices; beautiful beaches and plentiful sunshine; quaint villages; a seemingly endless lacework of coastline; and little islands full of scenic surprises and ancient sites.

The country exudes traditional charm, particularly on its ever-popular islands, which cling to their traditional architecture and way of life despite being often over-run with tourists. Black-clad women still deliver vegetables to island tavernas on panniered donkeys, while bronzed, weather-beaten fishermen sit in the sun, drink thick coffee, and play dominoes or backgammon. The tourist infrastructure has intruded in many respects, but the timeless aspect of whitewashed buildings clustered on hillsides around narrow pebbled alleys has been retained. The myriad islands in the Aegean Sea are easily accessible from Piraeus, the historic harbour of Greece's mainland capital, Athens, by ferry or hydrofoil, offering a unique chance for 'island-hopping'. Many of the larger islands also have airports with connections to Athens or seasonally with major European cities.

On the mainland, the city of Athens in the south is sprawling, overcrowded and polluted but nevertheless enthrals visitors, while Thessaloniki in the north is vibrant and modern with a Byzantine flavour. Athens is dominated by its major landmark, the Parthenon, but the remains of other wonders of the ancient Greek classical world are to be found mainly on the Peloponnese Peninsula, south of Corinth, which is the gateway to a veritable treasure trove of history.

Greece and Greeks welcome with open arms the thousands of visitors that flock to admire their national assets every year - no one leaves without having been warmed, both by the sun and the hospitality.