MSC Greek islands, Croatia and Italy 8 days / 7 nights
Piraeus, Sarande, Dubrovnik, venice, Bari, Katakolon, Mykonos

  • MSC Poesia
    MSC Poesia
  • MSC Poesia Suite with balcony
    MSC Poesia Suite with balcony
  • MSC Poesia main lobby
    MSC Poesia main lobby
  • Dubrovnik Old Port, Croatia
    Dubrovnik Old Port, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik Minceta Tower, Croatia
    Dubrovnik Minceta Tower, Croatia
  • Bari Swabian Castle
    Bari Swabian Castle
  • Venice Italy
    Venice Italy
  • Mykonos town
    Mykonos town
  • Mykonos Little Venice
    Mykonos Little Venice

Overview:

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Cruise the Eastern Mediterranean, with the 7 night cruise, on board the MSC Poesia.

Visit the following destinations:
Albania: Sarande
Croatia: Dubrovnik
Italy: Venice and Bari
Greece: Katakolon (Ancient Olympia); Mykonos island, and Pireaus (Athens)


 
DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS* (PIRAEUS) IN 2017
JUNE 07, 14, 21, 28
JULY 05, 12, 19, 26
AUGUST 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
SEPTEMBER 06, 13, 20, 27
OCTOBER 04, 11, 18, 25

Cruise price includes:
  • 8 day cruise on full board basis (all meals included)
  • Entertainemnet on board
  • Travel documents must have validity up to 6 months!
Cruise price does NOT include:
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Port taxes
  • Excursions
  • Service charge per day payable on board (adults and children 14 to 18yrs = 9Euros / Children 3 to 14yrs = Euro 4,50)
 


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Itinerary

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DAY PORT ARRIVAL DEPART
WEDNESDAY Athens - Piraeus (Greece) --- 16:30
THURSDAY Sarande (Albania) 12:00 20:00
FRIDAY Dubrovnik (Croatia) 09:00 15:00
SATURDAY Venice (Italy) 09:00 16:30
SUNDAY Bari (Italy) 10:00 17:00
MONDAY Katakolon (Greece) 11:00 17:00
TUESDAY Mykonos (Greece) 08:00 19:00
WEDNESDAY Piraeus (Greece) 07:30 ---
 
MSC POESIA
Built 2008
Tonnage 92,627 tons
Length 294m
Beam 32m
Decks 16
Passengers 3.223
Cabins 1.275




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Optional Tours

Mykonos private tour - 4 hours

Mykonos Island - A pearl in the Aegean Sea - blue sky, beautiful snow-white houses, lovely beaches everywhere...

Pick up in front of the cruise ship at the agreed time (if ship docks at the new port of Tourlos meeting at the gate, if the tender boats dock at the pier of the old port meeting at the pier) or from your hotel. This tour combines a vehicle driving tour around the Island of Mykonos and a walking tour in the old city. By driving around you will have the chance to see the beautiful and romantic white sandy beaches of the Island and also you will go to see the old city from the top road. 

Starting the City-and Island tour by walking the small and narrow whitewashed streets, where you will appreciate the fact that it's confusing layout was designed to foil the attacking pirates. We have many possibilities to take nice photographs in the early morning, quiet city. We see fishermen and their wooden boats, small private chapels and houses built in typical Cycladic style. We get orientation and information in the labyrinth of the old town as well as impressions of the small port and the churches in town, like the Paraportiani church. You will stroll through picture-perfect Little Venice, so called due to its striking resemblance in design to the famous canal city. You will also see the famous windmills, an island trademark, which offer a wonderful photo opportunity. Of course we will find Petros The Pelecan, the mascot of Mykonos!

After this we are exploring the island with a vehicle, visiting some of the most famous beaches and the inner landscape. We will visit the beach of Saint Stefanos and then we stop at the Panorama point above Mykonos town with a stunning view and photo spot. Furthermore we drive to the famous beaches of Agios Giannis (from where we have a nice view to the sacred island of Delos), Plati Yalos. In the second main village of Mykonos, Ano Mera, an idyllic place 6km from town, where the guests have enough free time for a stroll around the traditional square and they can visit the monk monastery Panagia Tourliani built in the 16th century. Next stop is Kalafatis beach where there is time to relax a little and have a coffee or a refreshment (not included in the price), before going back to town and to reach a place with a fantastic view all over the town and neighbor islands.

A Half Day Trip with a lot of memorable impressions!
 
Private Tour of Ancient Olympia, Archaeological Site and Archeological Museum
Duration 4 Hours

When you arrive in the Katakolon port, discover part of ancient Greece on a private shore excursion to Olympia. Learn about the origins of the Olympic Games as you visit the site of the former Olympic complex with your private guide. Walk around the remains of the first-ever Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Temple of Zeus and other ancient landmarks at the World Heritage-listed Archeological Site of Olympia and the Archeological Museum of Olympia. Then see how today’s locals live in modern Olympia as you enjoy free time to explore the city.

Highlights
• Katakolon private shore excursion to Olympia
• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Archeological Site of Olympia
• Wander around the site of the original Olympic stadium
• See the site of the Temple of Zeus
• Enjoy free time in modern Olympia to shop or get a snack
• Private tour with knowledgeable guide ensures a more personalized experience

While your cruise ship sits in port in Katakolon, embark on a journey to ancient Greece on this private shore excursion to Olympia. Relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle while your private tour guide shares interesting historical facts about the region.

In Olympia, walk around 2,000-year-old monuments and buildings, and imagine the splendor of ancient Olympia, described as “the most beautiful place in Greece” by the Greek orator Lysias, who was famous for his speeches circa 400 BC.

With your private guide, visit the Archaeological Site of Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where numerous exhibits are on display. Marvel at the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which once housed the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. See the remains of the first Olympic stadium, the gymnasium, the Palaestra and the Heraeon (also known as the Temple of Hera), the oldest temple in Olympia.

Discover the beginnings of the Olympic Games at the Archeological Museum before heading off to modern Olympia. Enjoy an hour of free time in the city to explore or get a snack before you return to the Katakolon port.
 

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