Arrive in Athens, the vibrant capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the ancient wonders of this city known as the “Cradle of Western Civilization” and birthplace of democracy
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium, the President’s residence, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
This morning transfer to the port in Piraeus to board your ship for an 11:00 am departure. Sit back as you take in the spectacular scenery of the beautiful turquoise waters of the Aegean. Disembark at 6:00 pm in the ultra-popular and chic jet-set island of Mykonos (Greece) with its whitewashed houses, iconic windmills and sophisticated town with trendy cafes and boutiques. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure
Today is free to relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. From there, admire the views of the famous windmills, where the grain used to be milled for bread flour. Leave time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar and just "people-watch"
On your leisure day, perhaps set out to explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization or join the optional tour from Mykonos to the splendid archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos, once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island
After Breakfast to will depart from Mykonos & reach Athens and flight takes to back home