Greek Islands and Aegean Sea Cruise

Greece

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All Inclusive (+1)

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Flights &
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  • 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.
  • 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 or Experience will take us across the Aegean Sea to explore the stunning Greek Islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Crete. Enjoy included excursions to the  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 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.

Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day
1

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.

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Athens

Half Day Guided Tour of Athens

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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.

At Leisure

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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.

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Commence Your Cruise

Embark your Celestyal Cruise Ship

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Transfer today from your hotel to the port to embark your Celestyal ship for your 7-night cruise. Settle in onboard and get to know your ship. This evening you will depart for Kusadasi, Turkey.

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Kusadasi & Ephesus

Guided Excursion to Kusadasi and Ephesus

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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.

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Rhodes

Guided excursion to Rhodes

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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.

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Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Free time in Crete

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Wake up this morning in Crete where you will have a day at leisure to explore the charming town of Agios Nikolaos. Built around Lake Voulismeni where the goddesses Athena and Artemis are said to have bathed, the town is filled with traditional tavernas and a lively local ambience. Relax here for the day and take some time to do some shopping or take a dip in the glittering blue waters of the Bay of Mirabello. The choice is yours!

 

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Santorini

Discover Santorini

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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.

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Milos & Mykonos

Explore Milos

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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

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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.

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Mykonos

Free Time in Mykonos

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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.

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Return Home

Depart Greece

This morning arrive back into , 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 customers will have an additional post night stay in a hotel in Athens and return home the next day.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

Customer Reviews

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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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