Athens & Idyllic Aegean (With 7-Nights Cruise)
9 Days

ITINERARY

9 Days: Athens, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos, Piraeus

Tour Overview
Start in Athens, Greece’s historic capital, known as the cradle of Western civilization. Explore the city and its historic landmarks such as the Acropolis overlooking the city. Board the Idyllic Aegean ship for your 7-night cruise. Visit the most enchanting Greek islands with their culture, history, traditions and laid-back atmosphere. Enjoy the sunsets and nightlife in Mykonos and Santorini with overnight stops.

Day 01 – Arrival / Athens

Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.


Day 02 – City tour / on cruise

The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. After some free time to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, you will be transferred to the port to embark on “Celestyal Cruises” for your 7-night “Idyllic Aegean” cruise. (BD)


Day 03 – Kusadasi / on cruise

In the morning you will be arriving at port of Kusadasi in Turkey. Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”. The whole day will be spent in Kusadasi until late afternoon that the ship will set sail to Rhodes. (BLD)


Day 04 – Kusadasi / on cruise

Arrival in Rhodes in the morning where the ship will be docked for the whole day. During your included “Medieval” tour, we will visit the Acropolis of Lindos and the citadel of the Knights (Rhodes’ old town). Return on board of the evening. (BLD)


Day 05 – Crete / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning where we will stay the entire day until midnight. During your included shore excursion to the Palace of Knossos you will have the opportunity to learn all about the Minoan civilization and the legendary Minotaur. (BLD)


Day 06 – Santorini / on cruise

This morning we will be arriving at most famous island of the Aegean, Santorini. The ship will be staying here for the whole day until past midnight giving you the opportunity to explore the amazing beauties of this island and its life. You may opt for an optional shore excursion to “Oia perched on the Caldera rim”, but you will also have plenty of time to explore other sites of this amazing island and the volcano, either on your own or by joining other optional excursions. (BLD)


Day 07 & 08 – Milos, Mykonos / on cruise

In the morning we will approach at the unique island of Milos. Spend your morning exploring the magnificent island with the unique morphology and the unparalleled beaches. Early in the afternoon we continue our adventure to Mykonos. We will arrive early in the evening and you will have the whole night to explore the bustling night-life of the favorite island of the international “jetset”. The following day, will also be available for you to explore the beaches of this unique island or follow an optional excursion to the sacred island of Delos. In the evening we will set sail for the return journey to Athens. (BLD)


Day 09 – Piraeus / Departure

Arrival at Piraeus port in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Departure Dates: Every Friday from April 14th to October 6th
2023
INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA/IB
Dates DBL SGL
Apr 14 - Apr 22 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Apr 21 - Apr 29 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Apr 28 - May 06 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
May 05 - May13 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
May 12 - May 20 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
May 19 - May 27 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
May 26 - Jun 03 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jun 02 - Jun 10 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jun 09 - Jun 17 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jun 16 - Jun 24 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jun 23 - Jul 01 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jun 30 - Jul 08 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jul 07 - Jul 15 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jul 14 - Jul 22 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Jul 21 - Jul 29 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Jul 28 - Aug 05 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Aug 04 - Aug 12 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Aug 11 - Aug 19 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Aug 18 - Aug 26 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Aug 25 - Sep 02 CAD 3,840 CAD 4,965
Sep 01 - Sep 09 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Sep 08 - Sep 16 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Sep 15 - Sep 23 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Sep 22 - Sep 30 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Sep 29 - Oct 07 CAD 3,860 CAD 5,000
Oct 06 - Oct 14 CAD 4,615 CAD 5,980
Accommodation:
Athens
Polis Grand, Golden Age, Zafolia, Titania, Stanley, Athenian Callirhoe or Similar
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Optional Tours Sale Price Per Person Sale Price Per Person Sale Price Per Person
Royal tombs of Vergina $134
Panoramic Thessaloniki $117
Land of Alexander the Great $202
Rich history of a famous Greek winery $235
Thessaloniki food on foot $218
House of Virgin Mary and ancient Ephesus $151
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellenistic and Roman $134
Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses $151
Ancient civilizations with an expert archaeologist $151
Knossos palace and the archaeological museum $134
Minoan palace of Knossos, 1st European civilization $134
Experience the Cretan countryside and lifestyle $134
Knossos palace and Cretan Landscapes $151
Heraklion food on foot $218
Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim $134
Cruise to Santorini’s islands and volcanoes $134
The essence of Santorini $151
Akrotiri village excavations $134
Off the beaten track – 4x4 adventure $168
A taste of wine and tradition $218
Music, myths and history $202
Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia $168
Delos – Sacred island & Apollo Sanctuary $134
Mykonian dinner $142
Mykonian countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice $128
Cycladic tastes (food on foot) $142
Sacred Delos & Rhenia island $218
The beautiful art of Mosaic making $202
Home cooking and hospitality in Mykonos $286
Step back in time (Religious) $134
Step back in time $134
Nostalgic Milos cruise – land & sea $218
A geological wonder – 4x4 adventure $218
Sea kayaking and the mesmerizing Milos coastline $269
Milos food on foot $218
Trek to the heart and soul of Milos $202
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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on BB, 1 night in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • All transfers
  • The 7-nights “Idyllic Aegean” cruise, including all meals, drinks package, port & services charges, tips/gratuities on board, and the above mentioned 3 shore excursions.
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English-speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services

Exclusions:

  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals (cruise includes beverage package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips (included for the cruise)
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

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