LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois – While Greece’s debt is causing problems in financial circles, it’s good news — read lower prices — for American tourists. TourCrafters is taking advantage of the lower prices with their land-only Athens-Mykonos-Cruise package that starts at only US$1,321. The package includes two nights’ hotel accommodation in Athens, three nights’ hotel on the hip and charming island of Mykonos, daily breakfasts, half-day Athens sightseeing tour, entrance fees, ferry to Mykonos, four-day cruise of the Greek Islands and Turkey (with all meals), and all transfers.
The 10-day/9-night package starts at US$1,500 from August 27 to September 26, US$1,380 from September 27 to October 15, and US$1,321 from October 16 to 31, for comfortable 3-star hotels in Athens and Mykonos and a superior inside cabin on the cruise ship. Upgrades to 4- and 5-star hotels are available and TourCrafters reservations agents can offer the best air fares available at the time of booking.
The cruise, on Louis Cruises’ Cristal or Majesty (the date determines the ship), calls at Kusadasi, Turkey, the port for ancient Ephesus’s impressive remains, then it’s on to Greece’s Aegean Islands: hilly Patmos, with the Monastery of St. John and picturesque villages; Rhodes, with its medieval city and beautiful Lindos Acropolis; Crete, with its bustling port Heraklion (where there’s an optional tour to the Minoan Palace of Knossos); and finally, legendary Santorini, where the town of Fira’s whitewashed houses and open-air cafés cling to a cliff with a mind-blowing view of the lagoon caused by an ancient volcanic explosion (access to Fira is by donkey or cable car).
All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, are subject to availability, and do not include air fare or port taxes of US$105 per person. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking.
For additional information about this and other tours and cruises of Greece, visit www.tourcrafters.it and click “Greece.” For reservations, call 800-482-5995.