Idyllic Aegean Cruise
From Athens Lavrio To Kusadasi, Ephesus, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos, - 7 Nights
- Departing from:
- Athens Lavrio
- Kusadasi, Ephesus, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos,
- 7 Nights
- Cruise departs weekly on Saturdays from Athens, April to October. Request a quote. 7 day roundtrip cruises also start from Kusadasi (Turkey) and Thessaloniki (Greece)
- Tour Operator:
- Aristotle,Celestyal Cruises
Price per person
Discover the rich history, fascinating culture and sumptuous cuisine of the sun-soaked Greek islands. With vivid landscapes to explore, our 7-night cruise invites you to indulge in traditional flavours, admire stunning landscapes and explore charming villages. We even include guided visits to the Medieval Acropolis of Lindos and the intriguing city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Our extra special cruise takes you on a romantic and effortless Odyssey to sun-soaked shores, quaint fishing villages, and iconic historical sites. With overnights stops in the stunningly beautiful and buzzing islands of Santorini and Mykonos, you will have the opportunity to discover hidden secrets and indulge in an authentic experience of Mediterranean cuisine and the classic Greek lifestyle.
SATURDAY: ATHENS (LAVRIO) – KUSADASI, TURKEY
Embark on the 7-day cruise and sail at 18:00 to Kusadasi, Turkey. Dinner & overnight on board ship.
SUNDAY: KUSADASI, TURKEY
At 08:00 our cruise-ship docks at Kusadasi in Turkey, starting point for our included guided excursion to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Apostle Paul preached and lived for three years (Acts 18:19-21). Visit the Odeon, the magnificent Library of Celsus, the Agora, as well as the Great Theatre, built in the 4th century BC., famous even nowadays for its acoustics. At 19:00 sail back to Rhodes, Greece. All meals and overnight on board.
MONDAY: RHODES, GREECE
At 08:00 our cruise-ship docks in Rhodes. Enjoy the included guided morning excursion to Lindos, situated 55 km (40 miles) from the town of Rhodes, where we visit the ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 BC. In the centre of the village you will find the Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century. In the medieval walled town of Rhodes you will walk through D’Amboise Gate to the Street of the Knights. Along this street you will find the residences of the Knights, separated according to Order, which bear until today their corresponding crests. Lunch on board. Sail to Agios Nikolaos, Crete at 18:00. All meals and overnight on board.
TUESDAY: AGIOS NIKOLAOS CRETE
At 08:00 arrive in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, a charming resort town overlooking the bay of Mirabello. Enjoy walking around the distinct waterfront areas or join one of the optional excursions. Sail at 20:00 to Santorini. All meals and overnight on board.
WEDNESDAY: SANTORINI, GREECE
At 07:00 arrive in Santorini (disembarkation by tender-boats, sea & weather permitting). At 07:30 arrive in Santorini (disembarkation by tender-boats, sea & weather permitting). Join the optional excursion to visit Oia Village, where we stroll through the marble-paved alleys, we see the famous blue domed churches and gaze at the cute little boutiques and take breathtaking pictures, or take the cable-car up to the town of Fira, perched high on the rim of the ancient volcano. Free time for taking photos, browsing, shopping and enjoying the breathtaking view of the caldera. Sail at 02:30 am to Milos. All meals and overnight on board.
THURSDAY: MILOS, GREECE & MYKONOS, GREECE
Arrive at 08:30 at Milos. This island is a geological marvel and home to the biggest selection of diverse and beautiful beaches in Cyclades, some of them formed by ancient volcanoes. Join a tour to see the unique landscape of Sarakiniko beach, the town of Plaka, the harbor of Adamas, take a tour at the mining museum or visit the Church of Panagia Thalassitra or enjoy free time on your own.
At 13:30 sail to Mykonos.
At 19:00 we dock in Mykonos. Enjoy your evening exploring the pebbled streets of cosmopolitan Chora and “Little Venice” As we spend the night here, there will be ample time to discover the pretty alleyways of Mykonos town and the gorgeous beaches. All meals and overnight on board.
FRIDAY: MYKONOS, GREECE
Enjoy your day exploring Mykonos or join an optional excursion to visit Ancient Delos. At 19:00 sail to Lavrio. All meals and overnight on board.
SATURDAY: ATHENS (LAVRIO), GREECE
At 09:00 arrive at the port of Piraeus. Disembarkation after breakfast.
ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN (Included Tour)
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 facade 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.