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Greek Islands, Turkey & Crete (4n Cruise – 3n Beach holiday)

Heraklion International Airport (HER), Crete , Greece (0)
from/per person  599
  • Cruise & Stay
  • MV Celestyal Olympia
  • 08 Days


Description

Experience Crete, the Cycladic islands & Turkey

Jet off to the beautiful Greek island of Crete for an enjoyable 3 nights at hotel and 4 nights cruise in the Aegean Sea. Discover in Crete incredible landscapes, culture, food and sunshine. Getaway on the 4 nights cruise to the fascinating islands Santorini, Mykonos, Patmos and Rhodes, and taste a little Turkey. Come aboard and experience authentic Greece and a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere.

Highlights
  • Crete
  • Santorini
  • Mykonos
  • Rhodes
Comforts
  • 4n cruise with Celestyal Cruises
  • 3n Crete
  • Arranged transfers
  • Great combination

Included
  • All transfers
  • 4n on the cruise
  • 3n at 4* hotel in Crete
  • Half board at hotel
  • Full board on the cruise
  • Port & service charges on the cruise
Supplements
  • Shore excursions
  • All-inclusive at hotel and on the cruise
  • Night supplement for taxi transfer between 23:00 – 06:00 hrs.

Not included
  • Entrance fees

Schedule

Welcome in Crete. Transfer to the hotel and rest day at leisure. Relax on the beach or explore the historical beauties and the rugged landscape.

  • Transfer to the port for embarkation (08:00/08:30 - 11:30)
  • Santorini, Greece (16:30 - 21:00)

Transfer to the port and embarkation on the cruise. The afternoon visit of the volcanic island Santorini is ideal to experience a magnificent sunset from the caldera

  • Lavrion (Athens) (06:00 - 11:00)
  • Mykonos, Greece (18:00 - 23:00)

A chance to get an impression of the lively city of Athens hosting the world famous Parthenon. The vibrant shopping district of Ermou Street is filled with international and local shops. 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”.

  • Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey (07:00 - 13:00)
  • Patmos, Greece (16:00 - 21:00)

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.

  • Rhodes, Greece (07:00 - 18:00)

A full day 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.

  • Heraklion port, Greece (07:00) Disembarkation (08:30)

Disembarkation and transfer to hotel. Visit the Minoan palace of Knossos, and see in the Archaeological Museum the treasures of first European civilisation. Stroll in Heraklion city along the Venetian city wall, visit the Saint Titus church and relax next to the Morosini fountain.

Crete tasted many civilisations who all left their landmarks on the island. In a rolling landscape and on the high mountains you may visit inspiring monasteries, the Roman city of Gortys, and traditional villages. Crete is also birthplace of some significant artists and writers, including El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis, and novelist Nikos Kazantzakis, whose book Zorba the Greek is world famous.

Time at leisure till departure transfer to the airport.

  • Mykonos - Sometimes are embarkation and disembarkation by tender boats, depending on weather conditions. Tickets for shuttle bus in Mykonos port can be purchased on board.
  • Santorini - Embarkation and disembarkation by tender boats, depending on weather conditions.