6 days / 5 nights

Iconic Aegean Cruise

Iconic Aegean Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Summer
Adventure
Family

Snapshot

Mykonos: Mykonos is the party animal of the Cycladic islands, Greece’s answer to Ibiza, with bronzed bodies thronging its beaches by day and bass lines pounding through its super clubs until dawn. However, there is more to Mykonos than the dazzling sand, and insatiable revelers.

Patmos: Patmos island, which is also known as the “Island of the apocalypse”, has a strong spiritual character. According to the tradition, Saint John the Divine was inspired to write the Book of the Apocalypse inside a cave in Nisyros. Today, the so-called “Cave of the Apocalypse” is one of the island’s main attractions. There’s also a large monastery dedicated to Saint John above Chora, the island’s capital. Thousands of pilgrims come to Patmos island every year to visit these two religious monuments.

Rhodes: By far the largest and historically the most important of the Dodecanese islands. The atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes is a maze of cobbled streets that will spirit you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Further south, in the picture-perfect town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis, sugar-cube houses spill down to a turquoise bay.

: Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognizable around the world: multi-colored cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising the island features on so many travelers’ bucket lists.

Inclusions

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Drinks
  • Guide
  • Meals as indicated

Exclusions

  • Flight
  • Audio guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Any additional expenses which are not included or detailed in the programmer.

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVAL ATHENS
Upon your arrival at Athens International Airport/ Piraeus port, you will be met by our English-speaking tour assistant and you will be taken to your hotel in Athens in the comfort of an air-conditioned luxury vehicle. Athens has an array of amazing hotels, this package has the cream of the crop, and we know you will thoroughly enjoy your one-night stay in Athens. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city centre, and on the slopes of the sacred hill, you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. Otherwise, enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens. 
Day 2
ATHENS – MYKONOS (6.5 hrs, by cruise)
Wake up to a luscious breakfast at your hotel (included) and get ready for your morning transfer at 8.30 am to the port of Piraues, where you embark on your cruise ship - Celestyal Olympia. At 11.30 am you will be leaving Port Piraeus and heading towards to a beautiful island Mykonos in the Cyclades. The island, according to Greek mythology, was formed by the bodies of giants slain by Hercules. The most recognizable site of Mykonos is the row of immaculate picture postcard white windmills overlooking the water. Every visitor takes that picture. The Old Town has many delightful cafes and taverns along its winding alleys and time will pass very quickly in these lovely, relaxing surroundings. You will be departing from Mykonos at 11.30 pm. Dinner is served on board (included). Overnight on board of The Celestyal Olympia Cruise.
Day 3
MYKONOS – KUSADASI (8.5 hrs, by cruise) – PATMOS (4 hrs, by cruise)
Enjoy your tasty breakfast on board (included) and get ready for your following adventure. Vibrant and colourful, Kusadasi in Turkey is the gateway to the Hellenistic ruins of Ephesus, famed for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your cruise will arrive to Kusadasi at 7.30 am and you will have a whole morning for exploring this biblical port. Join our tour to Ancient Ephesus (included), which will introduce you to the secrets of the Temple of Artemis. The tour takes approx. 3 hours, during which you find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era. At the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum and the Temple of Hadrian. At 1.00 pm you will be departing from Kusadasi, and you will continue sailing to Patmos, a small and charming island a little over 20 square kilometres in size which lies in the Dodecanese. Biblical legend has it as the supposed location of the vision to John the Baptist in the Book of Revelations and the inspiration this book. You will arrive to Patmos at 5.00 pm and you will have 4 hours for discovering this sacred island. Perhaps the visit of the monastery of St. John could be a good idea to get an insight into the island's legends. At 9.30 pm the cruise will be leaving this sacred island and will head toward the following destination, Rhodes. Dinner is served on board (included). Overnight on board of The Celestyal Olympia Cruise.
Day 4
PATMOS – RHODES (10 hrs, by cruise)
Enjoy your early morning breakfast on board (included) and get ready for your new adventure. You will be arriving to Rhodes at 7.30 in the morning. The Colossus of Rhodes once bestrode the harbour gives us another link to the Seven Wonders. Lose yourself in the maze of atmospheric cobbled streets of the Old Town (a World Heritage Site) in that will transport you back to the Byzantine Empire and be sure to wander through the Knights Quarter and the Palace of the Grand Master. Indeed, Rhodes is also known as the Island of the Knights. Our trip allows us to spend a whole day here and gives us plenty opportunities to discover the clear waters, wonderful beaches and lush wooden valleys. Our 5 hours guided excursion will take you to Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights and then to the Old Town of Rhodes for a walking tour. After the full-day experience you will be departing from Rhodes at 6.00 pm. Dinner will be served on board (included). Overnight on board of The Celestyal Olympia Cruise.
Day 5
RHODES – HERAKLION (13 hrs, by cruise) – SANTORINI (4.5 hrs, by cruise)
After a delightful breakfast on board (included), you will be arriving to the largest island of Greece, Crete. At 7.30 am you will disembark in Heraklion, a vibrant small metropolis, which hide mythological stories and legends of the ancient world. It is Crete's biggest city (among Chania, Rethimno, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Ierapetra), whose emblem is the Venetian fortress of Koules and it harmoniously combines a multilingual past as Byzantine churches standing next to the Venetian mansions and Turkish fountains and a thriving present with many restaurants, coffee shops and bars that cater to every taste. You will be departing from Heraklion at 12.00 noon, heading to another beautiful Greek island, Santorini, where you may get the chance to see the blue domed church at Oia. There will also be time for a wonderful, traditional meal at one of the many Cliffside restaurants. After the arrival to Santorini at 4.30 pm you will have a whole afternoon (until 9.30 pm) to enjoy its natural gems and cultural heritage. Dinner will be served on board (included). Overnight on board of The Celestyal Olympia Cruise.
Day 6
DEPARTURE ATHENS
Begin your last day with a tasty breakfast on board (included) and enjoy the last chilled moments on the cruise, before you reach Athens at around 7.00 am. We hope this voyage was a real “wonder” for you. At approx. 8.00 am, there will be a driver waiting for you to take you by the shared transfer from the port to the Athens Airport/ Piraeus port where you will catch your onward flight/ ferry to your following destination.

Accomodations

3 STAR
Hotel Arion or Similar, Olympic : Celestyal Olympic Cruise Interior Cabin or similar
4 STAR
Hotel Fresh or Similar, Olympic : Celestyal Olympic Cruise Exterior Cabin or similar

Policies

  • Above rates are subject to availability.
  • Cancellation charges as per company policy.
  • The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
  • In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
  • Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.

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