Greek Islands and Aegean Sea Cruise
Full Board (+1)
- Discover the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea on this 9-night guided ocean cruise.
- Explore the history-steeped streets of Athens on a half day guided tour & time at leisure.
- Enjoy a 7-night cruise aboard a 4 Star Celestyal Cruises ship with stops in Mykonos, Crete & more.
- Take a step back in time on a half day trip to the Ancient Roman city of Ephesus, Turkey.
- Unwind with leisure time to enjoy the ship’s fantastic amenities or explore ports of call on your own.
- This holiday includes 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Greece
Sail with us along the beautiful coasts of Greece on this 9-night holiday and full board cruise. We’ll begin our Greek adventure with a 1 or 2 night stay in Athens (date dependent), where we'll have time to explore this historic city and go on a half day guided sightseeing tour before embarking on our 7-night cruise around the Greek Islands. Once on board our ship, the Celestyal Crystal or Celestyal Journey, will take us across the Aegean Sea to explore the stunning Greek Islands of Mykonos, Milos and Crete. Enjoy an included excursion to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey. On this spectacular holiday, you’ll also have the opportunity to see the picturesque blue and white houses of the Greek Island of Santorini. We'll have plenty of leisure time to take advantage of the boat’s pool, spa, casino, bars and restaurants or explore our ports of call at your own pace.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Greece
Arrive in Athens
Welcome to Greece! Upon arriving in Athens airport, we will be greeted by our friendly local guide and coach driver who will bring us to our hotel in Athens. Let’s take the rest of the day to relax, unpack and get to know our hotel and its surroundings.
Half Day Guided Tour of Athens
This morning let’s explore the delights Athens has to offer on a half day guided city tour of Greece’s ancient capital. Let’s discover the Panathinaikos Stadium, host to the first modern Olympic Games. Of course, no visit to Athens will be complete without a visit to the breath-taking Acropolis, the world-famous ancient citadel perched on a hilltop overlooking the city. Let’s travel back in time as we explore the Parthenon, a beautiful Doric temple, and the Erechtheion, a temple dedicated to Poseidon.
Have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Athens at your own pace. Our guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit depending on your own tastes.
Please note October departures will begin their cruise on the afternoon of Day 2 after the city tour of Athens and will have an additional day at leisure after their cruise.
Commence Your Cruise
Embark your Celestyal Cruise Ship
Today begins our cruising adventure! Today we travel from our hotel to the port to embark our Celestyal ship for our 7-night cruise. Let’s settle in onboard and get to know our ship and explore the range of facilities on-board. This evening we will set sail for Thessaloniki.
Explore Thessaloniki at leisure
Let’s uncover more of Greece today as we arrive into the cosmopolitan city of Thessaloniki. Packed full of ancient archaeological sites from the Roman, Greek and Byzantine era, the past meets the present in this vibrant city. We have the entire day here to explore its winding streets and restaurants, cafes and interesting shops around every corner. Don’t miss out on seeing the White Tower, the city’s landmark where you can admire beautiful views of Thessaloniki from the top floor.
Kusadasi & Ephesus
Guided Excursion to Kusadasi and Ephesus
Our cruise continues as we arrive this afternoon into Kusadasi, Turkey after a relaxing morning sailing at sea. Let’s enjoy an included half day guided excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, built over 2000 years ago and one of the former major cities of the Ancient Roman Empire. Travel back to the grandeur of this period during our guided tour where we will see sites such as the Grand Theatre, the Library of Celsus and Hadrian's temple.
This morning we will arrive in Crete where we will enjoy the day at leisure. Stroll along the waterfront and admire the Koules Fortress while sitting down with a morning coffee or visit the Palace of Knossos and marvel at the main Bronze Age archaeological site at Heraklion. The choice is all yours!
Wake up this morning in spectacular Santorini which will take your breath away, filled with sun-kissed beaches, cobalt seas, dazzling white houses, bright blue domes and dramatic volcanic mountains. We will have all day at our own leisure to explore these vast sandy beaches, emerald waters, gourmet restaurants and traditional tavernas serving local delicacies add to the charm of this famous Greek Island.
This morning begins one of the highlights of our cruise, Mykonos. Mykonos is a classic Greek Island with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and windmills. Add a reputation for beautiful beaches and you'll understand why Mykonos is the most popular island in the Cyclades. We will have a full day at leisure to enjoy more of this beautiful area. Don’t miss the opportunity to wander around the winding streets of the Chora area and the Little Venice of Mykonos town tasting a meze, Greek wine or pastry along the way.
Free Time in Milos
We arrive this morning at the island of Milos. Its volcanic past has given this island an exciting variety of landscapes, such as a multitude of caves and rock formations as well as over 80 beaches including the lunar like landscape of the Sarakiniko beach. Let's uncover more of this charming island with a full day at leisure to relax on our final stop on our cruise.
This morning we arrive back into Athens. Time to say goodbye to Greece and to an unforgettable cruise experience. Following disembarkation, we will travel to the airport for our flight home with wonderful memories of our holiday in Greece.
Please note October customers will have an additional post night stay in a hotel in Athens and return home the next day.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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