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Aegean Circle Cruise Athens – Athens

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  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Thessaloniki, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini, Mykonos, Milos

    Group Size:
    1 to 1200
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Large Vessels: Celestyal Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Visit 5 of the most striking and unique islands in Greece: Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, and Milos… as well as a wonderful trip to the Turkish coast and the ancient city of Ephesus

  • Walk the streets of Little Venice in Mykonos
  • Arrive in Turkey and explore ancient Ephesus
  • See amazingly beautiful Lindos in Rhodes
  • Travel to Crete – home of the Minoan Empire
  • Understand why Milos is the most up-and-coming Greek island
  • See inimitable Santorini – the jewel in the Aegean crown
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Departure from Piraeus at 17.00

Meals Included:
Dinner

Arrival in Thessaloniki 10.00

Departure from Thessaloniki at 19.00

Half Day Excurion Kusadasi – Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellinistic and Roman.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrival in Kusadasi at 13.00

Departure from Kusadasi at 21.00

Half Day Excursion Kusadasi – Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellinistic and Roman.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrival in Rhodes at 09.00

Departure from Rhodes 18.00

Half Day Excursion Rhodes -Medieval tour; Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrival in Heraklion at 07.00

Departure from Heraklion at 12.00

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive Santorini 16.30

Departure from Santorini at 02.00

Arrival in Mykonos at 08.00

Departure from Mykonos at 02.00

Arrival in Milos at 09.00

Departure from Milos at 19.00

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure from Milos at 19.00

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrival in Piraeus at 07.00

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What’s included?

7 Nights Celestyal cruise

Included only during the shore excursions

Shore excursions include:

Ancient Ephesus through the ages, Kusadasi

Duration: Half Day

This is a wonderful journey through some of the most important and formative periods of history and we hope you will be enthralled by the stories of the Hellenes, Romans and of Christianity in our fascinating exploration of Ephesus. This marvellous city, sitting on the hills outside Kusadasi is a fabulous open air archaeological wonder founded by the Greeks around 2000 BC. It was one of the most important cities of the region and was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. The Temple built in her honour was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It had more than 100 marble pillars each standing 56 feet tall and it earned the city the name ‘Servant of the Goddess.’ A single pillar remains standing on the site, found during an excavation in the 1870s. We will be able to see the Agora, Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marvel-paved Main Street of Curetes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Temple of Hadrian and the Houses of Koressus, where the wealthy families of Ancient Ephesus lived. Only 13 per cent of Ephesus has so far been uncovered. The finds from the excavations made so far are housed in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus in the city of Selcuk. We have time for shopping for carpets, jewellery, leather and other souvenirs at the end of our tour.

Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes

Duration: Half Day

Let’s begin in unusual fashion, with what you won’t see in Rhodes. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once proudly stood here. He was the Colossus of Rhodes and is of course long departed, probably destroyed by an earthquake. Nevertheless as you arrive on this wonderful, historic island, you may just be able to imagine this statue of the Greek sun-god Helios in 280BC, standing 100 feet tall in celebration of Rhodes’ victory over Cyprus. The largest of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes has a compelling back story and there are still remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St John during the Crusades. So while the Colossus may not be there, you will be wowed by the many historical sites. We travel first to Lindos, about 55km from Rhodes Town and high above the village sits the impressive Acropolis of Lindos with the Doric Temple of Athena, built in 300 BC. Captains’ mansions constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries are dotted here and there and in the heart of Lindos is the Church of the Virgin Mary with lovely frescoes from the 15th Century. Back in Rhodes is where we are really immersed in the history of the island in the Knights’ Quarter We stroll through Gate d’Amboise to walk along the Street of the Knights and see where they lived, separated according to Order, their crests still visible today. We will also see (outside) the imposing Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a medieval castle also known as the Kastello. It’s one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. The Byzantine citadel was built in the 7th Century, the palace itself in the fourteenth. Where the palace sits today could well have been the spot where once stood the Colossus according to recent studies. Either way, this tour takes us into the heart of the fascinating history of Rhodes.

The journey from Rhodes to Lindos is approximately 50 min. Tour not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties.

6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Optional Shore Excursions:

  • Thessaloniki:
    • The Royal Tombs of Vergina – $126 per person
    • Panoramic Thessaloniki – $114 per person
    • Land of Alexander the Great – $195 per person
  • Kusadasi:
    • House of Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus – $126 per person
    • Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses – $126 per person
    • Ancient Ephesus & Miletus – $153 per person
  • Rhodes:
    • Philerimos Church and the Palace of the Knights – $126 per person
    • Walking Tour in the Medieval city of Rhodes – $80 per person
  • Heraklion:
    • Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum – $126 per person
    • Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation – $126 per person
    • Experience the Cretan Countryside and Lifestyle – $126 per person
    • Knossos Palace & Cretan Landscapes – $145 per person
  • Santorini:
    • Spectacular Oia Village perched on the Caldera Rim – $126 per person
    • Cruise to Santorini’s Islands and Volcanoes – $117 per person
    • Akrotiri Village excavations – $126 per person
  • Mykonos:
    • Mykonian Countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice – $114 per person
    • Delos – Sacred Island & Apollo Sanctuary – $126 per person
    • Mykonian Dinner – $133 per person
    • Cycladic Tastes (Food on Foot) – $126 per person
    • Sacred Delos & Rhenia Island – $187 per person
  • Milos:
    • Step Back in Time – (Religious) – $126 per person
    • Step Back in Time – $126 per person
    • The Amazing Beaches Tour – Sold On Board Only
    • Nostalgic Milos Cruise – Land & Sea – Sold On Board Only
  • Athens:
    • Athens Monuments and the Acropolis – $133 per person
    • Panoramic Athens and Corinth Canal Crossing – $144 per person
    • Athens Tour and the New Acropolis Museum – $133 per person
    • The Acropolis & the New Acropolis Museum – $150 per person

All inclusive drinks package: includes unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for adults and unlimited non- alcoholic drinks for children under 18 years.

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