Turkey Greek Islands Cruise Idyllic Aegean visiting 4 Greek islands and 2 cities in Turkey.
5 Days in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Many places to visit, on board entertainment combined with fine Mediterranean and Greek food will let you have the best memories.
This cruise is operated by Celestyal Cruises on borad the Celestyal Crystal
|Day||Port of call||Arrival||Departure|
|Monday||Piraeus, Athens, Greece||12:00|
|Friday||Lavrion, Athens, Greece||07:00|
Embarkation starts at 10:00. Our cruise ship will leave the port of Piraeus at 12:00 for 4 full days of fun and experiences. We are passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion and continue to Syros. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide. In the afternoon arrival at the island of Syros or Siros or Syra, a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea.
The island was the home of the philosopher Pherecydes, the teacher of Pythagoras and played a very important role from ancient times till today. The capital of Syros, Ermoupoli, stands on a naturally amphitheatrical site, with neo-classical buildings, old mansions and white houses cascading down to the harbor.
The City Hall, where Miaoulis Square lies, ringed with cafes and with seating areas under palm trees, has a grandeur all of its own. The “City of Hermes” has numerous churches, the most interesting of which are Metamorphosis, Koimisis, St. Demetrius, Three Hierarchs…
Cesme is a coastal town and the administrative center of the district, popular holiday resort. The name “Çesme” means “fountain” and possibly draws reference from the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city. Its name in Classical antiquity was Kysos under the Greeks , Kysus under the Romans.
The name Kysos is nevertheless associated with Homer since the king Rhesus of Thrace, ally of the Trojans during the Trojan War and slain together with twelve of his men by Diomedes who had plotted with Odysseus to steal the magnificent horses of the Thracians, had his wife Argantona , a mythical beauty and a master of animals like her husband, who inhabited the forests of Kysos.
Early in the morning, we will arrive in Kos, a Greek island of the group of the Dodecanese. In ancient times kos was a Dorian colony with a large contingent of settlers from Epidaurus, whose Asclepius cult made their new home famous. In the Hellenistic age, Kos attained the zenith of its prosperity. Among its most famous sons were the physician Hippocrates, the painter Apelles, the poets Philitas and, perhaps, Theocritus.
The ancient physician Hippocrates is thought to have been born on Kos, and in the center of the town is the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, a dream temple where the physician is traditionally supposed to have taught. The small city is also home to the International Hippocratic Institute and the Hippocratic Museum dedicated to him. Near the Institute are the ruins of Asklepieion, where Herodicus taught Hippocrates medicine.
Today we will spend the morning in Ios, an island of the Cyclades, inhabited since the early Cycladic period. Near the port of Ios is the capital of the island known as Chora. Chora is a white and very picturesque Cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow paths that make it inaccessible for cars of any kind.
Today, the main path through this village is completely taken over by tourism in terms of restaurants, boutiques, bars and discothèques. Ios is famous for its beaches and the incredible nightlife.
In the afternoon we reach Santorini, one of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs.
Santorini’s capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
FRIDAY: LAVRION(ATHENS): Early we arrive in Lavrion port. After breakfast disembarkation and continue for your Greece vacation or for your return home trip.
Important notice: For passengers who need visa to enter Greece, this must be: Multiple-Entry Schengen Visa, in order to participate in this cruise
In cruise price are Included: All meals on board, Service charge, All drinks and 3 shore excursions.
Not included: The rest of shore excursions
STARTING POINT: Piraeus, Athens Greece
5 Days / 4 nights
Ports of call:
Piraeus(Athens), Lavrion(Athens), Syros, Kos, Ios, Santorini -Greece
Departure dates 2017
|July||03, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|August||07, 14, 21, 28|