Seven Night Idyllic Aegean Cruise From Greece

Overview

7 night cruise/10 destinations to 7 Greek Islands and Turkey with Celestial Crystal.

Embarkation: Athens (Lavrion)
Cruise Ship: Celestyal Crystal

ITINERARY

Cruise from Athens (Lavrio) to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Samos, Milos, Athens (Piraeus), Syros, Cesme, Kos, Ios, Santorini & Athens (Lavrio)

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Price is all inclusive and the package includes shore excursions too:
Ancient Ephesus through the Ages – Hellenistic/Roman, Izmir Up Close

Description

Day 1: Port/City Athens (Lavrion), Greece

Depart 13:00

Athens, one of the world’s oldest and most vibrant cities, is dense with ancient monuments, museums, galleries, cafes and shops. Wander through Plaka to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum or take a tour at the Temple of Poseidon, at Cape Sounion where you can admire the view of the Saronic Gulf.

Day 1: Port/City Mykonos, Greece

Arrive 18:00 – Depart 23:59

Mykonos does not require any kind of introductions. An island famous for its wild nightlife and its beaches, a cosmopolitan paradise with exquisite boutiques and fine dining that attracts celebrities, artists and socialites from all over the world.

Day 2: Port/City Kusadasi, Turkey

Arrive 07:00 – Depart 13:00

Kusadasi is a beach resort in Turkey famous for its marina and its colorful bazaar where visitors can find a wide selection of hand-made carpets, leather bags and local products. But mostly, Kusadasi is known due to its proximity to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and its Terrace Houses one of the world’s largest open-air museums, the House of Virgin Mary and the Sirince Village.

Day 2: Port/City Samos, Greece

Arrive 15:30 – Depart 22:30

Samos, was home to some of the greatest minds of ancient Greece, including Aesop and Pythagoras. The island is home to Pythagoreion, an ancient fortified port with Greek and Roman monuments and the Heraion, temple of the Samian Hera, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour the island in a 4×4, swim at Tsamadou beach and don’t leave without tasting the delicious local Samian wine in the renowned local winery and museum.

Day 3: Port/City Milos, Greece

Arrive 09:00 – Depart 20:00

Milos is a geological marvel and home to the biggest selection of diverse and beautiful beaches in Cyclades, some of them formed by ancient volcanoes. Enjoy the unique landscape of Sarakiniko beach, the town of Plaka, the harbor of Adhamas and take a tour at the mining museum or visit the Church of Panagia Thalassitra.

Day 4: Port/City Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Arrive 06:30 – Depart 12:00

Athens cradle of the western civilization; one of the world’s oldest and most vibrant cities, is dense with ancient monuments, museums, galleries, cafes and shops. Wander through Plaka to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum or take a tour at the Temple of Poseidon, at Cape Sounion where you can admire the view of the Saronic Gulf.

Day 4: Port/City Syros, Greece

Arrive 18:00 – Depart 23:30

Syros is the capital of Cyclades and once the center of all trade activities. You can still see and admire the mansions built by the island’s bankers, merchants and ship owners. Ermoupolis is a beautiful city with cobbled streets, two hills, the orthodox and the catholic one staring at each other and a magnificent central square that is definitely worth visiting.

Day 5: Port/City Cesme, Turkey

Arrive 07:00 – Depart 22:00

Cesme is one of the most popular Turkish resorts with myriad Ottoman fountains and sugar-sand beaches. Grab the chance to visit the ancient Ephesus, the world’s largest open-air museum or enjoy an all-inclusive shore excursion to the Sole Mare beach private club where you can relish a cosmopolitan day at the beach.

Day 6: Port/City Kos, Greece

Arrive 07:00 – Depart 18:00

The harbor of Kos with its 14th century fortress is the next stop of our journey. Kos is the island of Hippocrates and home to Asclepieion, a curative center and temple to Asclepius which dates back to the 2nd century B.C. Visit the Odeon, the Roman baths and the plane tree of Hippocrates or go on an excursion to the village Zia.

Day 7: Port/City Ios , Greece

Arrive 07:00 – Depart 14:30

Tiny Ios is home to the pre-historic settlement of Skarkos and to 365 churches, many of them found at the hillsides of picturesque Hora. Also, home to Maganari, a crystal beach where parts of the movie “The Big Blue” were shot. This is a place to relax, enjoy the sea and the sun and have fun.

Day 7: Port/City Santorini, Greece

Arrive 16:30 – Depart 21:00

Santorini is one of the most renowned places of the world. People travel thousands of miles in order to admire its unique geography, result of an earthquake that took place many centuries ago. Take a jeep safari into the interior, cruise to Santorini’s smaller islands and volcanoes, visit the Akrotiri excavations or drink coffee at Oia Village, 300 meters above the sea.

Day 8: Port/City Athens (Lavrion), Greece

Arrive 06:30

Athens cradle of the western civilization; one of the world’s oldest and most vibrant cities, is dense with ancient monuments, museums, galleries, cafes and shops. Wander through Plaka to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum or take a tour at the Temple of Poseidon, at Cape Sounion where you can admire the view of the Saronic Gulf.

(*) Indicates that disembarkation/embarkation to/from these islands, might be by means of tenders, weather permitting.

 

Optional Private Tours

C/S Celestyal Cristal

Celestyal Crystal

Celestyal Crystal

The cruise ship Crystal s a gem of the high seas, a summertime classic – you’ll fall in love with her the moment you stride up the gangway to escape with us. There’s romance wherever she sails. This year the beautiful Celestyal Crystal will take her passengers on our Idyllic Aegean cruises and on a 7day Iconic Cruise. From holy sites to Aegean hillsides, let the cozy Celestyal Crystal be your home at sea during the holiday of a lifetime. Two restaurants, two bars, a café, a thrilling casino and our wellness center! She only sails to spoil you. Don’t resist.

  • Capacity: 1200 passengers in total
  • Cabins: 480 cabins with en suite bathrooms, TV, radio and air conditioning
  • Facilities: buffet, casual dining area, café, three lounges, two bars, casino, two pools, sauna, gym, medical center, spa and massage room, Jacuzzi, beauty salon, hair salon, video arcade, conference room, travel value & Experiential shop
  • Equipped: satellite telephone, full air conditioning throughout the ship

Cabins

Staterooms

Apollo

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Venus

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Dionyssos

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Poseidon

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Hermes

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Athena

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Departure Dates 2017:

Jun 30, JULY 07| 14| 21| 28, AUGUST  04| 11| 18| 25

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