Set off for Athens to discover the historical wonders of Greece. Lose yourself in the legendary city with ancient monuments, incredible works of art, and vibrant shopping district. Sail the iconic Aegean Sea while experiencing the fresh sea breeze and breath-taking views of the Cycladic islands. Explore the beauty of unique islands each featuring its own charm and history.
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.
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.
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. Do not miss a visit to 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 vibrant shopping district of Ermou Street is filled with international and local shops.
Time at leisure till departure transfer to Athens airport