Explore the best of Greece with a cruise and Athens city trip! Uncover the many wonders of the historical capital of Europe, Athens! See the stunning architecture of the Parthenon, walk in Plaka the historical centre and stroll the flea-market Monastiraki. Cruise comfortable to the white washed islands Mykonos and Santorini, and taste Minoan history in Crete.
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 see the “evzones” standing next to the tomb of the unknown soldier.
Transfer to the port and embarkation on the cruise. Sail to Mykonos to enjoy an evening at the cosmopolitan island Mykonos. Wander around in the alleys of Chora and get a taste of the place also called “Little Venice”.
Wake up in the port of Kusadasi, and take the opportunity to visit ancient Ephesus and the terrace houses. Relax on board while sailing to Patmos, the next island to explore. Inspiring visits are the Saint John’s monastery and the Grotto of Apocalypse.
Just a short drive from the dock side is the birthplace of the European civilisation, the palace of Minoan Knossos. Get around in Heraklion centre which is gifted with some beautiful Venetian monuments. Visit the Koules fortress, see the Morosini fountain and walk the Venetian city walls. The afternoon visit of the volcanic island Santorini is ideal to experience a magnificent sunset from the caldera.
Disembarkation and transfer to hotel. Athens has impressive museums to visit like the National Archaeological Museum, the Byzantine Museum, and do not miss the Acropolis Museum.
Walk 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.
Time at leisure till departure transfer to Athens airport.