Jet off to the vibrant city of Athens for a 2 nights city trip and 7 nights cruise hopping the islands in the Aegean Sea. Uncover the many wonders of the historical capital of Europe, Athens! Getaway on the 7 nights cruise for a master class in the Mediterranean. See the classics, ancient cities and harbours, but discover also fascinating islands and vivid places. Come aboard and experience authentic Greece and a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere.
Welcome in Greece. Transfer to the hotel and rest day at leisure to explore the city of Athens.
Uncover the historical city centre of Athens. Go up the Acropolis and admire the Parthenon, walk in the old charming alleys of Plaka, stroll on Monastiraki flea-market and relax in the National gardens, see the Panathenaic stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games of 1896, and the temple of Zeus. The shopping district of Ermou Street is filled with international and local shops. There are all kind of coffee shops and terraces all over.
Transfer to Lavrion port for embarkation on the cruise. Explore from Lavrion the ancient silver mine or go to Cape Sounion for an unforgettable sunset at the temple of Poseidon.
Wake up in the port of Nauplion, a romantic town with an elegant homogenous architecture. In the Argolis region are beautiful highlights of ancient times. Visit the impressive Epidaurus theatre or see the Lions’ gate in Mycenae. The town of Nauplion invites for a stroll in the picturesque neighbourhood with its alleys and seaside promenade.
Discover Chania the lively capital of the western half of Crete. The atmosphere has a touch of Florence and Venice combined with the culture and character of Cretan traditions. It is also a getaway to see the town of Rethymnon with its Venetian city centre.
Cesme with its long seafront, hilltop castle and winding, busy market street is an ideal base for a getaway to Ancient Ephesus, The Terrace Houses and the House of Virgin Mary. Sail to Mykonos to enjoy an evening at the cosmopolitan island Mykonos. Wander around in the alleys of Chora to get a better taste of the place also called “Little Venice”.
Enjoy a full day in Santorini with its incredible cliffs rising from the blue waters of the Aegean toward the azure sky. Wander around this beautiful island or take a boat ride to Santorini’s smaller islands and volcanoes. Explore the Akrotiri Village excavations, wander about the beautiful hilltop village of Fira, the island’s unique capital, or just relax in a café in stunning Oia village, and watch the sunset from 300 meters above the sparkling sea.
A great opportunity to explore the island of the roses and its fascinating past. Walk in the medieval Old Town of Rhodes (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with the 7th century Palace of the Grand Master or join an island tour and see the spectacular ancient ruins of the acropolis of Lindos.
With a population of around 3.7 million, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey, and boasts the second largest port after Istanbul. Formerly the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir is now a busy commercial centre that rests on a vast bay.
Disembarkation and transfer to Athens airport.