Iconic Low-Season Aegean Cruise
From Athens Lavrio To Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Santorini - 3 Nights
- Departing from:
- Athens Lavrio
- Mykonos, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Santorini
- 3 Nights
- Weekly departure in March and November. Request a quote and confirm dates.
- Tour Operator:
- Aristotle,Celestyal Cruises
Price per person
Our magical Iconic Aegean cruise delivers a packed schedule and takes you to no fewer than six enchanting destinations in the romantic Aegean Sea. Embark on a fascinating journey as you glide through emerald waters to unravel the mystery of history, take in breathtaking landscapes and discover iconic landmarks. This remarkable voyage invites you to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle, sample authentic Greek cuisine and visit iconic locations.
FRIDAY: ATHENS (LAVRIO) – MYKONOS, GREECE
Embark on the 3-day cruise at the port of Lavrio and sail at 11:00. Lunch on board. First call at the island of Mykonos. Home to the famous white windmills, the island of the winds is a picturesque paradise with traditional villages, charming churches, whitewashed houses and a lively waterfront lined with bohemian cafes and welcoming bars. Sail for Kusadasi, Turkey at 23:00. Dinner & overnight on-board ship.
SATURDAY: KUSADASI, TURKEY
At 08:00 our cruise-ship docks at Kusadasi in Turkey, the starting point for the included guided excursion to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Apostle Paul preached and lived for three years (Acts 18:19-21). The journey to Ephesus from Kusadasi passes several noteworthy historical sites including the Byzantine fortress at Selcgb, St. John’s Basilica and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, names as one of the seven wonders of the world in its heyday. Our experienced guide sheds light on the fascinating history of Ephesus and the significance of various structures. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and ample water. Free time for souvenir shopping in Kusadasi before we set sail at 18:00 for Santorini, Greece. Dinner & overnight on-board ship.
SUNDAY: SANTORINI, GREECE
At 07:00 arrive in Santorini (Disembarkation by tender-boats, sea & weather permitting). Join the optional guided visit to the beautiful and picturesque village of Oia where you can see the famous blue domed churches or take the cable-car up to the town of Fira, perched high on the rim of the ancient volcano. The traditional village of Oia boasts an unmistakable Cycladic style of architecture, and a labyrinth of interesting shops, cafes, bars and art galleries that are worth exploring during your free time. There is also a museum featuring a collection of maritime treasures. Free time for taking photos, browsing, shopping and enjoying the breathtaking view of the caldera. Sail for Piraeus at 20:00. Dinner & overnight on-board ship.
MONDAY: PIRAEUS (LAVRIO), GREECE
At 06:00 arrive at the port of Lavrio. Disembark after breakfast.
ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN
Enter the ancient ruins of Ephesus and walk in the footsteps of Christian emissaries including the apostle Paul and John, and the Virgin Mary. Ephesus was a pivotal center of commerce and spirituality in its heyday, and remains one of the best-preserved classical cities in the eastern Mediterranean.
Second, only to Rome in size and power, this enigmatic city was highly influential in shaping the history of Greece, Asia Minor, and the emerging Christian culture. As you stroll through the marble streets and mosaic-paved sidewalks, it’s impossible not to imagine how incredible the city would have appeared in its full glory.
Admire the stunning façade of the Celsus Library, the incredible Houses of the Patricians, Odeon and Agora, and the beautiful Temple of Hadrian. You will also have the opportunity to explore the local shops and bargain for finely handcrafted merchandise such as carpets, leather goods, and souvenirs, etc.
SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM
The charming coastal village of Oia is widely considered to be Santorini’s jewel attraction. On our scenic excursion, you have an opportunity to discover the village’s beauty and romantic ambiance for yourself.
The postcard-perfect homes of Firostefani and Imerovigli provide a pleasing visual distraction, as we drive towards our destination of the island’s second-largest village. Capture on camera the stunning views of the whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches surrounded by the sweeping vineyards of Megalochori.
Santorini’s famous caldera also offers unforgettable vistas. From the prime clifftop location, it’s possible to admire the island’s capital Fira and the cluster of islands which includes Thirassia, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni.
On arrival in Oia, take a moment to soak up the atmosphere, before wandering through the winding, narrow streets that lead you to the hidden gems nestled in the villages narrow arteries and main shopping street. There are many delightful paths where you can enjoy idyllic romantic views and admire the spectacular landscape.