Mykonos & 7 day cruise and Athens
3 nights Mykonos, 7 day cruise and 2 nights Athens

  • Athens Acropolis
    Athens Acropolis
  • Athens Acropolis museum
    Athens Acropolis museum
  • Athens Academy
    Athens Academy
  • Istanbul Agia Sofia
    Istanbul Agia Sofia
  • Mykonos town, Greek islands honeymoon vacations
    Mykonos town, Greek islands honeymoon vacations
  • Kusadasi, Turkey vacations
    Kusadasi, Turkey vacations
  • Rhodes Grand Master Palace
    Rhodes Grand Master Palace
  • Crete - Heraklion Port
    Crete - Heraklion Port
  • Santorini, Greece luxury hotels
    Santorini, Greece luxury hotels

Overview:

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Visit Athens and Mykonos and enbark the 7 night cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey.

Itinerary starts on Saturdays

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos
  • 7 day / 6 night  cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey (all meals included) with embarkation in Mykonos with M/V Celestyal Crystal  (cabin accommodation, full board, Drink Package, Gala evening and shows, Entertainment on board, port and service charges and 3 shore excursions.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • Half day Athens sightseeing tour
  • Air tickets Athens to Mykonos
  • Entrance fees, during guided sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • 24 hour assistance phone number
  • All taxes

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities



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Itinerary

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SATURDAY: ATHENS / MYKONOS
Arrival in Athens. Connecting flight to Mykonos (flight duration 40 minutes). Upon your arrival on the island, you will be transferred to your selected hotel.
SUNDAY & MONDAY: MYKONOS
Days at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy this unique island. Mykonos island is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, great beaches, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. And it's not just the water that sparkles in the sun on Mykonos, but also the marble streets and beautiful white cubist buildings that characterize the island's architecture.
TUESDAY: MYKONOS / START YOUR 7 DAY  CRUISE
Mid Morning transfer to the port to embark the cruise ship. Overnight on board in Mykonos island.
WEDNESDAY: MYKONOS / MILOS
Early morning departure from Mykonos to Milos island. Arriving around 13:00, one of the less known islands of the Aegean, and one of the best hidden secrets. It is one of the cruise highlights, one of the prettiest islands and definitely worth exploring. Departing late at night.
THURSDAY: SANTORINI
Arrive this morning in Santorini, and enjoy a full day on this beautiful and unique island. Known for its breathtaking caldera, Santorini is also famous for its sandy beaches, colorful sunsets, and whitewashed buildings along the sea-cliffs.
***** Excursion Santorini SAN-01 – Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim  (approx 3hrs)
First you head up to Megalochori village, one of the most authentic and unspoiled villages of the island with its distinctive architecture and character.
We will continue on to the east, in the background, you will have settlements like Kamari and Monolithos, while you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, to eventually arrive at 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. In Oia you will have plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the adorably cute shops, to take pictures, to become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks and the unusual captains’ manors, the settlement Ammoudi at the foot of the caldera… After your curiosity has been sated of the area which is characterized as being of “exceptional natural beauty”, your return begins …
Rest of the day at leisure
FRIDAY: SANTORINI
Another day in Santorini experiencing this fantastic island.. Departure late at night.
SATURDAY: CRETE (HERAKLION)
Arrive early this morning in Heraklion (Crete, Greece), one of the four prefectures that constitute the island of Crete.
 ***** (HER – 02 )Excursion in Crete (Greece): Heraklion of Crete – Minoan Palace of Knossos - 1st European Civilization (approx 3hrs) )    
The ancient city of Knossos, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that “gave birth” to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans.
The first excavations were begun in 1878 by the Heraklian Minos Kalokairinos. A bit later (1900-1913 & 1922-1930) the excavations by the British Sir Arthur Evans were to complete the scientific research, bringing to light the Minoan palace in its entirety, which was, according to tradition, the residence of the wise King Minos.
The palace of Knossos spreads around the large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron in the east.  Walking through the apartments of the Knossos palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, you will feel part of this cultural heritage.
We will stop in Heraklion on the way back to the ship. Heraklion was founded in 824 and is an important homeland of many contributors to Literature and Art, some examples of which are the Nobel winning poet Odysseas Elytis, the Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) and the writer Nikos Kazantzakis.
Heraklion is also endowed with some wonderful edifices: the “Koules” fortress, the award winning Venetian structure of the Loggia, the Morosini Fountain, the Basilica of Saint Mark, and the Church of Agios Titos. Starting the walk from Liberty square of Heraklion guests will pass by the shopping streets of Dedalou and 25th August and see the aforementioned sights along the way.
SUNDAY:  SAMOS  OR   KUSADASI
Arrive early this morning in Samos island (Greece)  for those who do not want to visit  Kusadasi (Turkey)  they will disembark in Samos and will particiapate in :
*****  (SAM – 02 )Excursion in Samos (Greece) : Pythagoras island, culture, scenery & winery  (approx 4 hours)
Samos, with its 25 vineyards, the waterfalls and the wetlands, the seaside villages, the traditional pottery craft and the famed Samian wines welcomes you cordially.
The organized excursion, with your tour guide, starts from Vathy, the capital of the island. First stop is the Samos Wine Museum, to be introduced without delay to the tradition, procedure and artistry of the local wine production processes. You will learn about the vats and chemistry equipment, you will see up close the tools and tubes and you will become informed about the white Muscat variety, which reigns supreme over this land. At the Museum’s shop you can pick up supplies of these cultured souvenirs. Next stop of this excursion, after you navigate an amazing, verdant route, is the seaside village of Kokkari. It is one of the most touristically developed villages of Samos and its picturesque qualities are flowing through its alleyways and houses, its little port and enviable beaches. Here you will have the free time to stroll around and search out interesting shops and places.
 
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***for those who will continue to Kusadasi (Turkey) the cruise ship will arrive around 11:30am  :  
***** Excursion in Kusadasi (Turkey):
KUS-02: Ancient Ephesus through the Ages -Hellenistic /Roman
At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era. At the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadrian…  The Great Theatre, built in the 4th century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators and it is famous even nowadays for its acoustics. The finds from the excavations, which have yet brought to light only 13% of ancient Ephesus, reside in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, in the city of Selcuk.
Your day couldn’t close in a better way than a beautiful walk through the Covered Bazaar in Kusadasi. Here, you will be able to ramble, bargain for jewellery, cosmetics or leather products at the little shops.
During the excursion you will have the opportunity to do some shopping such as carpets, jewelry, leather and other souvenirs.
The cruise ship will depart from Kusadasi at 17:00 for Samos to embark the rest of passengers and will depart from Samos at 20:30.
MONDAY:  ATHENS
The cruise ship will arrive Athens at 09:00am. Disembarkation from the cruise ship and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
TUESDAY: ATHENS GUIDED CITY TOUR
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens. The striking contrast between breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and modern elegant structures is what you will enjoy during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis,the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium(site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), the Tomb of the unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
WEDNESDAY : ATHENS / AIRPORT
According to your departure flight, you will be met and transferred to the airport. End of our services.

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Optional Tours

CAPE SOUNION
Half-Day (Afternoon)
From Nov 1 to Mar 31 - Every Mon-Wed-Fri & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 3:00pm – Ret.: 7:00pm

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of GLYFADA, VOULIAGMENI, VARKIZA and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape SOUNION, dominated by the spectacular Temple of POSSEIDON overlooking the Aegean sea.(Oct 1 to Mar 31 - ½ hour earlier)

 
ATHENS BY NIGHT
Night Life
From Nov 1st to Mar 31st - Every Thu & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 8:30pm - Ret.: around midnight

 
Starting our evening tour with a pleasant panoramic drive through illuminated city center and we will approach the slope of the sacred hill to admire the illuminated Acropolis.
Then we will visit the museum of Ancient Greek musical instruments and discover the music history of Greece. Explore the greatest and only collection with 60 reconstructed Ancient Greek Musical instruments.
Next we will walk through the narrow pedestrian street of Plaka, the old city of Athens, to dine in a Greek typical restaurant with floor folklore show with live music, ballet with dancers in traditional costumes
N.B. Drinks at the taverna are not included.







 

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