This cruise is operated by Celestyal Cruises on borad the Celestyal Majesty
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Embarkation starts at 11:30. Our cruise ship will leave the port of Piraeus at 13:00 for 3 full days of fun and experiences. We go along the Athens Riviera in the Saronic Gulf to the south end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide.
In the afternoon arrive at the beautiful island of Syros. We begin with a complimentary tour featuring the Ermoupoli centre, the picturesque capital of Syros, where you will see the main highlights, such as Miaouli square, the Apollon Theatre and the “Vaporia” district. This will be the perfect way for you to stroll around the beautiful town, mingle with the locals and enjoy the atmosphere of the island.
We visit the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin to see El Greco’s “The Dormition of the Virgin”, which was painted in the 16th century. We then walk to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Metamorphosis, the first high school of modern Greece and now part of the Aegean University. After your tour, there will be time to enjoy the cafes and restaurants on the beachfront or shop in the small town.
Kusadası is a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast. In ancient times settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th century who made Kusadasi a centre of art and culture. In the early years of Christianity. St John the Evangelist and (according to Roman Catholic sacred tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) both came to live in the area.
The free excursion allows you to visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
You can also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, purported to have been the last home of the Virgin Mary, based on the visions of Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich. It is a popular place of Catholic pilgrimage which has been visited by three recent popes.
Today we visit the magnificent island of the roses, Knights and Butterflies. Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
The optional tour will take you to visit the old medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos. If you want to be on your own you can swim on one of the many beaches of the island or just stroll in the old city and imagine being one of its inhabitants of ancient times.
We will spend this day exploring this beautiful city, the capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Archaeological treasures, magnificent ruins and museums, glorious beaches and fabulous restaurants make Crete a complete vacation spot.
You can participate in one of the optional tours and visit the ruins of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete and are located within proximity of the Archaeological Museum of the city, one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artefacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete
We will then sail to and spend the afternoon on the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis, one of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos of five islands. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption that 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 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.
Early we arrive in Piraeus port. After breakfast disembarkation and continue for your Greece vacation or your return home trip. Your Turkey Greek Islands Cruise ends here and we hope that gave you a good reason for coming back for a longer stay.
Important notice: For passengers who need a visa to enter Greece, this must be: Multiple-Entry Schengen Visa, to participate in this cruise
On the cruise prices are Included: All meals onboard, Service charge, All drinks and 2 shore excursions.
Not included: The rest of shore excursions
STARTING POINT: Piraeus, Athens Greece
5 Days / 4 nights
Ports of call:
Piraeus(Athens), Syros, Rhodes, Santorini – Greece
Departure dates 2021
|November||01, 08, 15, 22|
Departure dates 2022
|November||07, 14, 21|