Day 1 : Departure from Athens @ 11.30am
You can be collected from your allocated hotel in Athens or even from Athens airport by one of our professional drivers, upon your pick service you will then be taken over to Piraeus Port so that you can embark your cruise liner for the next coming days. Once onboard the creww will show you to your rooms and hand you an information pack which will be able to tell you how the next few days will work out. The cruise shall set sail and head for the mystical island of Mykonos.
Arrival to Mykonos @ 18.00 / Depart @ 23.00
As your cruise docks in the marina of Mykonos you will be able to disembark and explore this wonderful island. Mykonos Island is situated right in the center of the Cyclades complex and offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a bustling nightlife during the summer months, you will notice the cycladic architecture but also its idyllic beaches. Mykonos is full of things to do and is a great place to visit for people of all ages, you can take a walk along the narrow cobbled pathways of Chora, watch the mesmerizing sunset from Little Venice whilst enjoying dinner and a glass of Greek wine or why not head to the golden beaches and have a splash around in the silk like waters while gaining that perfect tan. If you want to explore Mykonos well with the time you have here then there are extra tours available such as -
* Delos Day Tour (4.5 hours ) : Ferry to the UNESCO heritage Site - Explore the sacred ruins & archaeological findings - Delos Lake, Terrace of Lions, House of Dionysus & Temple of Isis - Delos Archaeological Museum.
* Mykonos Town & Island Tour ( 4 hours ) : Explore the island by guided bus - Mykonos Town - Ano Mera Village & Kalafatis Beach - Panagia Tourliani Monastery - Petros the Pelican - Mykonos Windmills & Views of Cyclade Islands.
The cruise will depart Mykonos @ 23.00 and sail through the night to Turkey, so you can spend your evening relaxing onboard and checking out the many available facilities onboard as well as having a good nights sleep ready for tomorrows new adventure.
Day 2 : Arrival Kusadasi @ 07.00am / Departs @ 13.00
The cruise liner will arrive into the port of Kusadasi early in the morning ( 07.00am ), the resort of Kusadasi means '' Bird Island '' and is located in beautiful gulf of the Aegean region. Kusadasi is very well known for its gleaming turquoise waters, sandy beaches and of course the bright hot sun and during the summer months here the population more than doubles as many people here have a summer house nearby. Whats most attractive about the resort of Kusadasi has to be its close location to the world famous Anicent City of Ephesus. Your time in Kusadasi can be spent exploring the resort on your own leisure or you have the chance to join a tour of Ephesus where you can see all of the magnificent city and feel like you have stepped back thousands of years as this city is in excellent condition. After your free time spent in Kusadasi or attending on a tour of Ephesus its time to get back on board the cruise and set sail for the next destination of the day to Patmos.
Arrival to Patmos @ 16.00 / Departs @ 21.00
As you arrive into the port of Patmos you will have the chance to disembark and exploring the stunning island, Patmos is full of character and is the most famous island of Apocalypse and in accordance to tradition it was in the Cave of Patmos that St John the Divine was inspired for the Book of Apocalypse. The capital of the island is called Chora and here lies the Monastery of St John which has a strong structure surrounded by walls so much so it makes the monastery appear like a castle / fortress, Chora is a great place to enjoy a stroll around the paved paths and admire the views of the Aegean Sea, but it has to be said that the most popular place n Patmos for tourists has to be Skala with its paradise beaches and dotted around cafes / restaurants. There are extra tours available for you to to join on if you wish to see and dsicover as much as Patmos as you can within your given time scale and they are shown below -
All of the below tours will collect you from Patmos Port and also return you back to the port area on time for your departure.
* Half Day Patmos Tour ( 3 hours ) : Patmos Monastery & Cave of St John
* Patmos Scenic Tour ( 3 hours ) : Cave of St John - Windmills - Grikos & Kampos
* Highlights of Patmos ( 3.5 hours ) : Cave of St John - Monastery of St John - House of Simandiris & Chora
* Patmos Monastery Tour ( 3.5 hours ): Cave of St John - Monstery of St John & Convent of Evangelismos
As the time comes to 20.30 its time to make your way back on to the cruise as the departure starts at 21.00, you will then spend the rest of the evening onboard enjoying the onboard entertainment and of course a good nights sleep as tomorrow you will awake in a new destination.
Day 3 : Arrival into Rhodes @ 07.00am Departs @ 18.00
Early in the morning the cruise will dock into the island of Rhodes at 07.00am and you will have a full day here to enjoy the island and its many wonderful sights. The island of Rhodes is the largest and most busiest island within the Dodecanese and has 300 days of pure sunshine each year, whats most famous about this island has to be the best preserved Medical Town with its strong walls, incredible castle, cobble paved paths, Stone mansions and of course its lush surrounding beaches. As your in Rhodes its recommended that a visit to Lindos Village is to be on your list of things to see and do here as it has a magnificent Acropolis placed just on top and offers the most stunning views, you can explore around Rhodes and its sights ndependately or take up the chance to join with us on one of our shore excursions so you can be sure to get the best out of your time here, you may see some tours on offer just below :
* Butterfly Valley, Filerimos & Kallithea Tour ( 6.5 Hours ) : Kallithea to see romantic sculptures / fountains / flower filled yards - Butterfly Valley see the ravine & local winery - Ancient ruins of Filerimos.
* Lindos & Rhodes Old Town Tour ( 7 hours ) : Explore Lindos Acropolis & Ruins - See Bay of St Paul - Rhodes Old Town & Acropolis of Rhodes - Street of Knights & Upper Rhodes.
* Half Day Lindos Tour ( 4 hours ) : Village of Lindos - Lindos Acropolis - Byzantine Ruins - Bay of St Paul - & Church of Ascension.
* Rhodes City Tour ( 3.5 hours ) : See modern city sights Mandraki Esplanade & Mandraki Port - Views from Monte Smith - Rhodes Old Town & The Street of Knights.
As the time comes to 17.30 its time to make your way back on to the cruise as the departure starts at 18.00 , you will then spend the rest of the evening onboard enjoying the onboard entertainment and of course a good nights sleep as tomorrow you will awake in a new destination.
Day 4: Arrival to Heraklion / Crete @ 07.00 - Departs @ 11.30am
Early in the morning the cruiseliner will dock into Heraklion at 07.00am and will stay here for a few hours, the island of Heraklion is very popular with tourists from all around the world and here without a doubt hosts a very busy and intense nightlife scene but also offers peace and quiet for those who want to enjoy the Greek culture and beauty of the island. Heraklioon Greece was the main area where the Minoan civlization flourished so we 100% recommend you head to see the Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaestos as well as the traditional villages, castles and Byzantine monasteries to name a few hot spots to see! You will have the choice to discover the magic of Heraklion in your time and leisure or you have the opportunity to attend on a extra tour some of which are shown below :
* Knossos Palace & Town of Heraklion ( 4 hours ) : Minoan Palace of Knossos - Town of Heraklion & Open Air Market.
* Heraklion Half Day : Visit Modern Winery - Village of Archanes - Photo stop Vathypetro - Olive Groves - Sample Cretan foods & Wines
As time comes to 11.00am its time to make your way back onboard your cruise ready for departure and onto your next destination for the day which will be to the stunnng Greek Island of Santorini. You will dock into Santorini at 16.30.
Arrival to Santorini @ 16.30 - Departs @ 21.30
You will arrive into Santorini at 16.30 and the cruise will dock here til 21.30 so that gives you just about 5 hours to explore this beauty of an island. Santorini or can also be known by the name Thira is top of the list for the most romantic destination within Greece but also the world it was here at that the largest volcanic eruption occured and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Whats an amazing factor about Santorini is that the villages here have been built right on the edge of the Caldera and consist of Cycladic architecture and offer the most spectacular views of the sea but also the sunset everyday. The time you are given here is free to your own leisure to explore or you may join with us on one of our tours available as shown below :
* Private Tour Wonders of Santorni ( 5 hours ) : Visit Ancient Ruins of Akrotiri - Black Sand Beach - Traditional Village of Oia & Best Panoramic Views
* Scent of Santorini ( 4 hours ) : Village of Megalochori Gavalas Winery - Firostefani Village & Oia
As the time comes to 21.00 its time to make your way back on to the cruise as the departure starts at 21.30, you will then spend the rest of the evening onboard enjoying the onboard entertainment and of course a good nights sleep as tomorrow you will awake and prepare for final disembarkment.
Day 5 : Departure - Piraeus Athens @ 07.00am
In the morning the cruise will dock back into Athens and the port of Piraeus at 07.00am, as you wake you will need to pack all of your belongings together and check out of your cabin room as you head for departure. As you exit the cruise one of our drivers will be awaiting you for take you back to your allocated drop off points as from day 1 and from here we say our goodbyes, we trust that your time with us onboard has been excellent and we hope to see you again in the near future on one of our many other available shore tours or cruise packages.