Day 1 : Departure from Athens Piraeus @ 12.00
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 crew 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 island of Syros in Greece.
Arrival to Syros @ 18.00 / Depart @ 23.30
The cruise will dock into Syros at 18.00 so you will be able to spend some of the evening here for you have to head back to the cruise for departure at 23.30. The island of Syros belongs to the Cyclades Islands and the architecture here is alot more medieval style that Cycladic, the capital here is Ermoupolis which has many beautiful Venetian Mansions to gaze upon as well as the very pcituresque area of Vaporia with its magnificent churches and incredible Neoclassical structures that includes the Town Hall and Apollo Theatre that are located in the central square. As you have a stroll around Syros there are many places to eat and drink with the best ones been located in Hermoupolis & Ano Syros as its bursting with elegant restaurants / traditional taverns and of course some lovely quaint cafes where you can sit and enjoy a delicious Greek meal served with traditional Greek wines or why not give Ouzo a try! As the time comes to 23.00 its time to make your way back to the port in time for the departure proceedures as the cruise will leave at 23.30 and will sail through the night to Turkey and the region of Cesme.
Day 2 : Arrival to Cesme @ 07.00am departs @ 22.00
Early in the morning the cruise will anchor down in Cesme so as you wake and enjoy your breakfast onboard the cruise you will be able to head onto land and discover the wonderful resort of Cesme in Turkey. The area of Cesme is a sea-side resort with a population of around 20,000 and faces opposite the Greek island Chios, the name Cesme means '' Fountain '' and the name has been told to have come from the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city and in these days Cesme attracts the wealthy and famous people from all over the world as a holiday destination. The time you have in Cesme is 6 hours so its a good amount of time to get out and about to discover this beautiful resort, of course we also can offer you extra tours here in Cesme if you are wanting to get the most out of your time here and below you can see the following offers :
* Half Day Izmir Tour ( 4 hours ) : Visit Izmir City Center - Kadifekale - Konak Square & The Clock Tower ( full day option is also available - 7 hour day )
* Half Day Ephesus & Artemis Temple ( 5 hours ) : Visit Ancient City of Ephesus & Explore the ruins of Temple of Artemis. ( full day option is also available - 7 hour day )
* Izmir Jewish Heritage Tour (4 hours ) : Visit Asansor - Beth Israel Synagogue - Dario Moreno Street & Kemeralti Street.
* Cesme & Erythrai Tour ( 7 hours ) : Visit Cesme Castle - Caravanserai - Fountains - Ancient City of Erythrai & Ilica Beach.
* Pamukkale Tour ( 10 hours ) : Visit Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City
As the evenng draws in you will not be short of cafes / restaurants to choose from here in Cesme especially down by the sea-front so why not try some of best cuisine in the world here in Turkey whilst watching the sunset over the shimmering waters!
As time comes to 21.30 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 Kos. You will dock into Kos tomorrow morning @ 07.00am.
Day 3 : Arrival to Kos @ 07.00am departs @ 18.00
As the sun begins to rise you will have reached your new destination for the day which is the Greek Island of Kos. The island of Kos is very close to Turkey and you can even take a daily ferry over to Bodrum - it is that close! Kos without a doubt is the 2nd most popular holiday destination for Greece, ths island is quite large and maintains a great balance of tourism throughout the year more so during the summer months. As you walk around the town of Kos you will be sure to notice a mixture of Venetian & Ottoman architecture aswell as various interesting landmarks that include : Medieval Castle - Ancient Agora - Roman Odeon and also a very famous Asklepieion ( ancient healing center ). The beaches around Kos are very beautiful with their golden sandy beaches and water so clear its like looking through glass, as you have a full day here there is a lot to see and do independately or your more than welcome to join on a tour with us so you can get the most out of your visit, please see some of the best available tours below :
* Nisyros The Volcano Island Tour ( 8 hours ) : Enjoy 1 hour ferry to Nisyros - Stroll through an active Volcan - & Explore Monastery of Panagia Spiliani in the village of Mandraki.
* Nisyros / Mandraki & Yali Island ( 6 hours ) : Visit Volcanic Valley in Nisyros - Explore beautiful yellow sulphur crystals - Free time in Mandraki - Visit Panagia Spiliani Monastery - Discover Yali Island.
* Full Day Boat Tour ( 8 hours ) : Explore the Northern Islands such as Pserimos - Swim & Snorkle Stops - Greek Lunch - Visit the town of Pothia.
As time comes to 17.30 its time to make your way back onboard your cruise ready for departure but also for dinner onboard. The cruise will depart at 18.00 so you will be able to enjoy the onboard entertainment program and have a good rest and be ready for a brand new destination tomorrow.
Day 4 : Arrival to Ios @ 07.00am departs @ 14.30
Early in the morning your cruise will dock into Ios in Greece, you will be able to enjoy a few hours here before its time to move on so be sure to have a good breakfast before you head out for the day to explore your new surroundings. The island of Ios belongs to the group of Cycladic slands and this island inparticular is very famous for its beaches and of course its stunning village of Chora that also boasts a great nightlife, but not only does this island attract young crowds it also has places to attract other age generations with its wonderful soft sanded beaches and emerald waters, as well been able to walk along the narrow winding paved streets whilst enjoying the views especially if you reach the highest points within Chora. As the time reached to 14.00 its time to head back to the port in time for the eparture proceedure as by 14.30 the ship will set sail for the next stop of Santorini.
Arrival to Santorini @ 16.00 departs @ 21.30
You will arrive into Santorini at 16.00 and the cruise will dock here til 21.30 so that gives a the evening 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 this romantic island, you will also have the chance to sit and watch the most perfect sunset in the world here in Santorini you will wont want to blink! 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 your final departure tomorrow.
Day 5 : Departure - Lavrion Athens @ 06.30am
In the morning the cruise will dock back into Athens and the port of Lavrion at 06.30am, 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