Greece and Turkey cruise with the Celestyal Nefeli cruise ship.
Spend your holiday with a goddess. The Celestyal Nefeli’s 400 cozy cabins, all with en suite A/C, Radio, TV and WC can accommodate up to 1,074 delighted cruisers. Relax beneath the stars with a refreshing Greek beer at Thalassa Bar on her top deck, or enjoy your favorite cocktails or an authentic Greek coffee at Selene Bar, Eros Bar and Lounge & Muses Lounge. Delicious meals await you at the Nefeli’s Leda Buffet and in the Aegean Restaurant, as does round-the clock excitement at her casino. Would you rather shop? Her majesty is also home to the fabulous Agora Duty-Free Shops.
There is no better way to cruise to the Greek Islands than with Celestyal Nefeli. See below the available cruises dates:
|DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS (LAVRION) - 2017|
|APRIL||14, 21, 28|
|MAY||05, 12, 19, 26|
|JUNE||02, 09, 16, 23|
|SEPTEMBER||08, 15, 22, 29|
|OCTOBER||06, 13, 20|
Cruise prices include:
Kusadasi - Ephesus shore excursion
The Ionian colony is one of the largest open-air archaeological museums in the world. Traces of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian period are scattered everywhere.
Santorini Shore excursion
First you head up to Megalochori. The tour continues its passage towards the north; you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, the settlement of Oia. During the entire route, to the west you will have before your eyes the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni and an unsurpassable panoramic view.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Friday: Greece - Athens (Lavrion)
Departure at 21:00
60 kilometres from Athens, Lavrion is a bustling port and is an ancient silver mining center. The city’s silver mines date to prehistory and a bustling port. From here you can tour the following.
Saturday: Greece - Santorini
Arrival at 07:00 / Departure at 18:30
Its incredible cliffs rise from the blue waters of the Aegean toward the azure sky. Wander around this beautiful island ot take a mini cruise to Santorini’s smaller islands and volcanoes. Explore the Akrotiri Village excavations, wander about the beautiful hilltop village of Fira, the island’s unique capital, or just relax in a café in stunning Oia Village, and watch the sunset from 300 meters above the sparkling sea. Enjoy a glass of wine with a view from the sky…
Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim
Sunday: Turkey - Izmir
Arrival at 08:30 / Departure at 15:00
With a population of around 3.7 million, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey, and boasts the second largest port after Istanbul. Formerly the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir is now a busy commercial center that rests on a vast bay.
Ancient Ephesus through the Ages – Hellenistic/Roman
House of Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus
Monday: Greece - Nafplion
Arrival at 09:00
One of the most beautiful towns in Agrolis, the Eastern Peloponnese, and one of Greece’s most romantic cities, elegant, architecturally homogenous.
Santorini private guided tour - 4 hours
Visually, Santorini is the most spectacular of the isles in the Cyclades. With its brilliant flooded caldera, high cliffs and charming villages, it is the Greek Isle of everyone’s dreams. Our tour will take us to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mount Profitis Ilias Monastery. At 883 feet, Mt. Profitis Ilias rugged landscape is largely composed of volcanic rocks as a result of hundreds of eruptions during the last two million years, some of them being large caldera-forming events. Here, in this remote spot, we’ll have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this ancient island.
We’ll discover the village of Pyrgos, which was the capital of Santorini until 1800. Here we’ll be able to admire the beautiful old houses and the Venetian Fortress crowned by several churches.
Our half-day tour then takes us to one of the island’s most famous traditional wineries. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, and the fact that vines thrive at all is amazing considering the fact that the island has limited water resources. But the volcanic soil is an excellent medium for producing grapes, especially the Assyrtiko grape – a rare, white variety.
After our visit, we’ll drive through the countryside to visit Oia. This traditional Greek village of whitewashed cubes is perched impossibly high on cliffs at the north west tip of the island. Here, take in the stunning views of the island from one of the charming cafés or stroll above the rooftops of the homes carved into the cliffs and gaze into the deep blue waters of the caldera far below.
From Oia village, we’ll return to the cliff top town of Fira. Our tour ends here.