Greek Islands and Aegean Sea Cruise
All Inclusive (+1)
- Discover the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea on this 9-night guided holiday.
- Explore the history-steeped streets of Athens on a half day guided tour & time at leisure.
- Enjoy a 7-night cruise aboard the 4 Star Celestyal Crystal with stops in Mikonos, Crete & more.
- Take a step back in time on a full day trip to the Ancient Roman city of Ephesus, Turkey.
- Visit Rhodes & The Acropolis of Lindos on a half day excursion.
- Unwind with leisure time to enjoy the ship’s fantastic amenities or explore ports of call on your own.
- Includes 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis, 7 nights on an all inclusive basis.
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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 all-inclusive 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 will take us across the Aegean Sea to explore the stunning Greek Islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Crete. Enjoy included excursions to the ancient palace of Knossos, the Acropolis of Lindos and the ancient Roman city of Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey. On this spectacular holiday, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit 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
Upon arriving in Greece, you will be met our local representative in the airport, who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel in Athens. Take the rest of the day to relax, unpack and get to know your hotel and its surroundings.
Half Day Guided Tour of Athens
This morning explore the delights Athens has to offer on a half day guided city tour of the Greek capital. You tour will include a visit to the breath-taking Acropolis, an ancient citadel perched on a hilltop overlooking the city. This wonderful settlement is home to the Parthenon, a beautiful Doric temple, and the Erechtheion, a temple dedicated to Poseidon. You will also see the Panathinaikos Stadium, host to the first modern Olympic Games.
Have the rest of the day at leisure to explore Athens at your own pace. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit depending on your own tastes.
Please note October departures will commence 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 the Celestyal Crystal
Transfer today from your hotel to Piraeus Port to embark the Celestyal Crystal for your 7-night cruise. Settle in onboard and get to know your ship. This evening you will depart for Kusadasi, Turkey.
Kusadasi & Ephesus
Guided Excursion to Kusadasi and Ephesus
Arrive today into Kusadasi, Turkey and 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 your guided tour where you see sites such as the Grand Theatre, the Library of Celsus and Hadrian's temple. In the evening, return to your ship and set sail onwards to Rhodes.
Guided excursion to Rhodes
Approaching Rhodes from the sea is an experience itself as the clifftop Acropolis rises slowly from the blue water. Here, let’s enjoy a half day included guided excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. Marvel at the temple of Athena atop the Acropolis, offering stunning views over the surrounding area before returning for a guided walk through Rhodes historical old town.
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
Guided Excursion to Heraklion, Crete and Knossos Palace
Wake up this morning in Heraklion, Crete where you will have an included half day guided excursion to the ancient palace of Knossos, the ancient capital of the great king Minos, constructed around 1900 BC and birthplace of the Minos civilisation. Set around a central courtyard; admire the ruins of this immense palace, decorated with restored, lively frescoes. You will then have some time to explore the town of Heraklion at your own pace before returning to your ship in Agios Nikolaos.
The sight of spectacular Santorini will take your breath away, filled with sun-kissed beaches, cobalt seas, dazzling white houses, bright blue domes and dramatic volcanic mountains. Vast sandy beaches, emerald waters, gourmet restaurants and traditional tavernas serving local delicacies add to the charm of this famous Greek Island. This evening return to your ship which will leave for Milos in the early morning.
Milos & Mykonos
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. Have the morning to explore this charming island before setting sail for Mykonos after lunch.
Sail to Mykonos
Arrive this evening into 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. Your ship will remain in Mykonos overnight.
Free Time in Mykonos
Today have a full day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful island of Mykonos filled with sun-kissed beaches and cobalt seas. 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. Your ship will leave for Athens in the early evening.
This morning arrive back into Piraeus, Athens. Time to say goodbye to Greece and to an unforgettable cruise experience. Following disembarkation, you will be transferred with guide assistance to the airport for your return flight home.
Please note October departures will have one additional post night stay 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.