Scenic view of Skala Bay on the island of Patmos in the Aegean seaFour famous windmills overlooking Little Venice and Mykonos oldBell tower, Heraklion, CreteCelsus library in Ephesus, TurkeyThe Acropolis in Athens

Scenic view of Skala Bay on the island of Patmos in the Aegean sea

Four famous windmills overlooking Little Venice and Mykonos old

Bell tower, Heraklion, Crete

Celsus library in Ephesus, Turkey

The Acropolis in Athens

Description

Our Aegean cruise is the perfect trip spent aboard a ship and, best of all; it can easily be in one week. Spend three nights in Athens where you have budget friendly hotels from First to Deluxe plus a wonderful five-day cruise that visits the major Aegean islands plus a stop in Turkey. In Athens a half day tour visits, among other sites, the legendary Acropolis crowned by a vision of perfection, the Parthenon. Ample time is left for personal exploration or side trips such as Delphi, site of the topmost prophetic oracle of classical Greece. In your Athenian nights, or days, try savoring delicious cuisine and wines at a taverna in the section of Plaka. You'll love it. Embark your Greek Island cruise and jet set to islands such as Mykonos, and ports of call replete with legend, history and enchanting natural settings. In Kusadasi, Turkey, there is an optional tour of Ephesus, one the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and on the island of Patmos you may visit St. John's Monastery and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. In medieval Rhodes, once site of the Colossus, you may tour the town, a World Heritage Site. From Heraklion, Crete, you may elect to delve into the Minoan civilization by visiting the Palace of Knossos. You will also stop at Santorini believed by many to be the site of the lost continent of Atlantis. Its spectacular landscapes, crystalline waters and outstanding Cycladic architecture will remain vivid memories of this magical week. Travel to Greece and Turkey in style.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Athens, the dynamic capital of Greece and home of Western-styled democracy
  • Sail on to Mykonos, a lively harbor and picturesque island of windmills
  • Sail to and explore the volcanic island of Santorini, believed to be the site of the lost Continent of Atlantis
  • Call at Crete, Greece’s largest island with its magic tapestry of beaches, ancient treasures, vibrant cities and dreamy villages
  • Discover Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”


Itinerary

Day 1 - FRI I ATHENS

Arrival into Athens. Balance of the day is at leisure for you to get acquainted with Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece.

Day 2 - SAT I ATHENS

Half day morning city tour includes highlights of Athens and the Acropolis plus the new Acropolis Museum. Afternoon and balance of day is at leisure. (B)

Day 3 - SUN I ATHENS

A full day at leisure to explore this lively city on your own or take an optional tour. (B)

Day 4 - MON I ATHENS I MYKONOS

Greek island cruiseAfter breakfast, transfer to Piraeus and embark on your cruise ship. Sail to the picturesque isle of Mykonos, known for its windmills and lively harbor. In the evening, sail for Kusadasi. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - TUE I KUSADASI I PATMOS

Morning arrival in Kusadasi, Turkey and visit nearby Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. This afternoon sail to Patmos, site of the Monastery of St. John the Divine and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Evening departure. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - WED I RHODES

 Aegean cruiseSpend a day on the island of Rhodes, famed for its Medieval Old Town, great shopping and ancient site of the Colossus of Rhodes. Sail in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - THU I CRETE I SANTORINI

Morning call at Greece’s largest island, Crete. Later you sail for the volcanic island of Santorini where some of the villages are perched on the rim of the volcano. This island is believed by many to be the site of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. View a breathtaking sunset before you sail later this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - FRI I ATHENS TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

 travel to GreeceDisembark in Athens this morning and say “kali antamosi” to Greece or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights
  • 5 days/4 nights cruise on Celestyal Cruises, inside cabin, category IB
  • 15 included meals consisting of:
    - 7 buffet breakfasts
    - 4 lunches during cruise
    - 4 dinners during cruise
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
  • Two shore excursions
  • Complimentary drinks throughout the cruise
  • Transfer from Athens hotel to Piraeus
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

    • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Optional Tours
    • Port taxes and fees: 9

Notes

    A selection of different hotels, cabin categories, additional nights and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.

Departures & Rates

Port taxes and fees: $209

Single supplement: On Request
Reduction for third and fourth person sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request
Reduction for children sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request
Price is per person based on double occupancy

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