4 Day Cruise & 3 Day Land Performance Program
Arrival in Athens airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel where a rehearsal room is arranged and available throughout your stay, according to your requirements. Dinner.
Today you will visit Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the National University, the National Library, the Academy, the Panathenaic stadium, the temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Visit the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Afterwards you will have the chance to have an “ouzo tasting” demonstration in Plaka. PERFORMANCE: Your first Greek performance tonight at the Mikis Theodorakis amphitheatre (indoor) or the American College of Athens Performing Centre (indoor). Possibility to co-perform with Greek Choir/Band.
Transfer to port and embark your cruise vessel. Ship sails at approximately 11:30 a.m. Our first port of call is the beautiful island of Mykonos, famous for its nightlife and windmills. Free time to explore the island on your own or simply enjoy a nice drink in one of the many waterfront cafes in “Little Venice”!
In the morning we reach Kusadasi, a lively port in Turkey and gateway to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus. In the afternoon, we sail to Patmos island. Considered a holy island for the Christian religion, Patmos is the island where John wrote the book of Revelation while on exile by the Roman State. Optional tour will take you to the monastery of St. John and the Grotto.
One of the largest of the Greek islands, Rhodes has a cosmopolitan flair but is also rich in history. On a hill above the charming town of Lindos rises an ancient acropolis dedicated to the Goddess Athena. An optional tour will take you to Lindos and to the Castle of the Knights. Your PERFORMANCE will be incorporated in the daily cruise program to give your international audience something to look forward to all day.
In the morning arrive in Heraklion, Crete, where you can choose to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, home to king Minos and his legendary beast, the Minotaur. In the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, you can find the unbelievable works of art (pieces of sculpture and pottery, jewelry, arms, frescoes) that have been found in a number of Minoan sites all over Crete. Then sail north to the isle of Santorini, the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. The exquisite whitewashed villages, including the town of Fira (aka Thira), cling to volcanic cliffs accessible only by cable car or mule.
Return to Piraeus and begin our tour to Mycenae. From here we drive to Epidaurus to visit the famous Theater, renowned for its magnificent acoustics. Informal acapella performance of 10 minutes. From there we continue in the afternoon via Corinth (short photo stop at Corinth Canal) to Athens. PERFORMANCE: Performance in the Cultural Centre of Vari or in a beautiful church in Athens. Dinner and overnight.
Transfer to the airport for your departure followed by fond memories and enthusiastic applause.