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Availability : May – Nov 2019 / Mar – Nov 2020
Athens
Athens
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Our Iconic Aegean Greek islands cruise is the classic experience of discovery for those encountering Greece’s beauty for the first time. Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you cruise along emerald waters through a series of enchanting destinations, and watch as iconic postcard images come to life. Swaying windmills, striking cliffs and legendary ancient cities greet you at every destination, inviting you to explore breathtaking islands and all that’s hidden within them. 

Price in USD Includes

  • 4 Nights on Celestyal Olympia
  • All-inclusive meals and drinks onboard
  • Selected Shore Excursions
Itinerary

Day 1: Depart 1130hrsPiraeus, Greece

The largest port in the Mediterranean and primary departure point for Greek Island cruises from Athens, Piraeus is a hubbub of activity that will bring your senses to life. With a sun-soaked promenade, al-fresco cafes and bars and countless shops, it’s a place where you can easily relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

Day 1: Arrive 1800hrs | Depart 2300hrsMykonos, Greece

The Greek Island, Mykonos, flaunts its double personality the moment you set eyes on its coastline. Basking in year-round sunshine, its rugged rocky landscape blends seamlessly with smooth sandy beaches. In the distance, undulating hills host the island’s iconic windmills turning in symphony with the seasonal winds that have branded Mykonos ‘island of the winds’.

Day 2: Arrive 0730hrs | Depart 1300hrsKusadasi, Turkey

Arriving in the port of Kusadasi, Turkey, you’ll instantly feel at home. A huge covered bazaar stretches out in front of you and the buzz from trendy seaside bars and restaurants floats through the air. Follow your instincts and lose track of time ambling from cafe to cafe and exploring its myriad of shops and historic sites.

3 Available Excursions:
– Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses
– Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellinistic and Roman
– House of the Virgin Mary and Ancient Ephesus

Day 2: Arrive 1745hrs | Depart 2130hrsPatmos, Greece

Approaching the port of Skala, you can’t take your eyes off the monumental grid of medieval walls that emerge as if staking their claim over the island. Inching ever closer to Patmos island, your eyes will be drawn further down the hill to the fringes of white houses that circle Chora all the way to the pretty harbour of Skala.

3 Available Excursions:
– Traditional Feast in Patmos
– Patmos Countryside tours with Chora & Grotto
– Religious Visit to St John’s Monastery & the Grotto of Apocalypse

Day 3: Arrive 0700hrs | Depart 1800hrsRhodes, Greece

Approaching Rhodes island by sea is an experience all on its own. The clifftop Acropolis at Lindos rises slowly from the still blue waters, evoking the ancient Colossus which once adorned the harbour, and modern hillside villages lay in the shadow of the imposing medieval fortification.

3 Available Excursions:
– Walking tour in the Medieval City of Rhodes
– Religious and Medieval tour – Philerimos Church and the Palace of the Knights
– Medieval Tour – Acropolis of LIndos and the Citadel of the Knights

Day 4: Arrive 0700hrs | Depart 1200hrsHeraklion, Greece

Sailing into Heraklion port, the intimidating walls of Koules Fortress emerge from the sea to guard the ancient treasures found within the city. Capital of Crete, Heraklion is brimming with landmarks, world-class museums, golden beaches and a stylish nightlife scene that shape a destination to please everyone’s taste.

3 Available Excursions:
– Venetian Heraklion and the Unique Archaeological Museum
– Experience the Cretan Countryside and Lifestyle
– Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation

Day 4: Arrive 1630hrs | Depart 2130hrsSantorini, Greece

Cruising towards Santorini is like being swept away on a current to somewhere truly magical. You will its pull almost instantly. The island will greet you with its striking cliffs, promising adventure and legendary tales. The almost vertical towns of whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches will rise above the blue Aegean like an oasis of beauty and calm.

3 Available Excursions:
– Akrotiri Excavations
– Cruise to Santorini’s Islands and Volcanoes
– Spectacular Oia Village perched on the Caldera Rim

Day 5: Arrive 0700hrsPiraeus, Greece

The largest port in the Mediterranean and primary departure point for Greek Island cruises from Athens, Piraeus is a hubbub of activity that will bring your senses to life. With a sun-soaked promenade, al-fresco cafes and bars and countless shops, it’s a place where you can easily relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

2 Available Excursions:
– Athens Tour and the New Acropolis Museum
– Athens Monuments and the Acropolis

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