Greek Islands Package
Let the Greek Islands take your breath away as you uncover the secrets of this amazing country. Sip wine in Santorini as you watch magical sunsets, cruise around the bluest water you’ve ever seen in and get lost in the cobblestone streets of Mykonos. It’s all part of our 10 day Mykonos & Santorini Islands and 4 days cruise adventure. Eat incredible food, make new friends, and lose yourself in everything Greek! All that’s left for you to do is let the beauty of Greece captivate you!
|TOUR ENDS||On the 10th day|
|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.
|Destination||Heraklion [Crete], Kusadasi, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini|
Morning transfer from your Athens hotel to Piraeus port for embarkation on your cruise ship to Mykonos [passage only – no cabin]. Lunch on board. Upon arrival in Mykonos, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Wander around the paths of the most beautiful and famous island of Greece and experience the true beauty of Mykonos.Two days at leisure to discover the beaches of this island or wander through the maze of narrow white-washed alleys, churches, cafes, tavernas and shops. Overnight at hotel.
Day at leisure. You can choose from a selection of organized and private tours, such as Mykonos_tours island tours, safari excursions, trips to Delos Island, and day cruises. Overnight at hotel.
Morning at leisure. In the the afternoon you will be transferred to the port for your embarkation on your cruise ship. Dinner and overnight on board.
First port of call today is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with shore excursion to the Ancient Ephesus through the ages (KUS-02). 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. Then onto the islands of Patmos. 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. Overnight on board.
Early morning call at the beatiful island of Rhodes.Rhodes will make you think you’ve stepped back in time with the Medieval Tour, the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01)Overnight on board.
First port of call today will be the islands of Crete,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, (HER-02) home to Europe’s oldest civilization. Then on to the island of Santorini – Lunch on board – Upon disembarkation in Santorini, you willl be met and transferred to your hotel.Overnight at hotel.
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.
Free day on this enchanting island – Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast transfer to the port for the ferry/hydro back to Athens. End of our services.
|FRI||ATHENS [PIRAEUS] Greece||–||11:30|
|TUE||KUSADASI (Ephesus), Turkey||07.00||13:00|
|THU||CRETE (HERAKLION), Greece||07.00||11.30|
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.
Rhodes will make you think you’ve stepped back in time. Don’t miss the Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, high above the sea and the Citadel of the Knights. Relax at Tsampika Beach or stroll the old city of Rhodes where you can enjoy your lunch and a traditional Greek coffee.
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