Iconic Cruises are like a master-class… We take you to the classics, to ancient cities and legendary harbors that have been sought by travelers for years.
3 Day Cruise “Iconic Aegean”: 4 Greek Islands & Turkey
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||PIRAEUS [ATHENS’ PORT]|
|TOUR BEGINS||FRIDAY AT 11:30|
|TOUR ENDS||MONDAY AT 07:00|
|WEAR||Dressing code is “smart casual”
From May through September, light-colored cotton clothes that “breathe” will help keep you cool. Swimsuits, as well as sunglasses, a hat and a good sunscreen. Bathing suits or shorts are not permitted in the inside restaurants, but buffet lunch is also served at the pool deck. In restaurants, casinos, lounges and nightclubs, and in the other open spaces on our ships, your attire should be “country club casual”– relaxed, yet elegant – after 18:00. For your safety and comfort on board we suggest sports or flat deck shoes with low heels. These types of footwear will make it easier for you to navigate the cruise ship decks and stairwells.
|YOUR SHIP||Celestyal Nefeli & Celestyal Olympia|
|Destination||Crete, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Patmos, Santorini|
|Price from :||Rates are in US$|
|FRI||ATHENS [PIRAEUS] Greece||–||11:30|
|SAT||KUSADASI (Ephesus), Turkey||07.00||13:00|
|SUN||CRETE (HERAKLION), Greece||07.00||11.30|
|MON||ATHENS [PIRAEUS] Greece||06.00||–|
Pricing Details (Per person rates in US$)
Mykonos combines the dazzling white beauty of a typical Greek island with a sophisticated atmosphere.
A place of contradictions, the island counts 365 churches and chapels, one for every day of the year. Here, picturesque windmills dot the landscape casting shadows over grazing sheep. However, it also stands as the international meeting point of the jet-set. Find a table on the waterfront and bask in the serenity of sunset over the picturesque harbor.
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.
Patmos is a beautiful verdant island, where Saint John the Evangelist wrote the book of Revelations in a mountainside Grotto, after hearing the voice of God. Atop its highest hill, within the halls of Hora stands the monastery founded in his honor in 1088. This island apart from its great significance to Christians all over the world is now turning into a cosmopolitan destination.
Heraklion, capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean region’s most fascinating and vibrant cities.
The city is just a short drive to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, home to Europe’s oldest civilization.
Do not forget to look for traditional Cretan products such the famous Cretan olive oil, raki, local wine, honey, herbs, etc.
Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”, perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands.
Around 1500 BC a volcanic eruption caused the central part of the island to sink into the sea, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around the harbor formed in the volcano’s caldera. The sea is so deep at this spot that ships anchors do not touch bottom. The solid black rocks and the volcanic lava are now covered by famous vineyards and small whitewashed villages.
The town of Thera’s (or Fira) whitewashed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to these cliffs, accessible by cable-car or donkey. To the south is Akrotiri, where recent Minoan excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis