All Around the Aegean - 8 Days

All Around the Aegean

Cruise from island to island

Adventure across the Aegean Sea on this 7-night vacation. From Athens, cruise to Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, Patmos and Kusadasi in Turkey. Gaze upon gorgeous sunsets and breathtaking islands right from your ship!

Unique Explorations

  • Explore the exciting, ancient capital city of Athens with a 4-night cruise of the Greek islands and historical sites of Turkey!
  • Melt your stresses away at Greece’s picturesque beaches, from the pink sand beaches of Crete to the volcanic sands of Santorini.
  • Witness how 2,400 years of culture and history have left their mark on the stunning medieval island of Rhodes.
  • Experience the world-famous sunset at Oia, Santorini’s most famous island.
  • This cruise includes all meals, an unlimited beverage package, plus two experiential tours along the way!

Your Aegean adventure awaits! Start and end your adventure in Athens, where ancient ruins, bustling squares, and picturesque alleyways await.

Then, embark on a 4-night cruise, making stops in some of Greece’s most breathtaking islands, including Crete, Rhodes, Patmos, and of course, Greece’s most romantic island: Santorini. You’ll also enjoy a tour of of Kusadasi, Turkey, home to the country’s most famous ancient city: Ephesus.

Along the way, indulge in locally-produced cheeses and olive oil, devour freshly-baked pita, and wash it all down with Retsina – Greek white wine stored in pine barrels instead of traditional oak!

PRICES FROM: $3303*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

Rates are not guaranteed until booked.

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Day 1
Welcome to Athens!

Arrival at Athens International Airport and be transferred to your hotel. Wind down at your accommodation and then begin discovering the gems of the ancient city!

For your first day you may want to get a taste of the past with a visit to Plaka, the oldest district of Athens. This historic highlight is located under the Acropolis and is the only district where visitors may see the Greek capital as it was 100 years ago!

A Tip For Your Trip: Your driver will provide you with all of your needed documentation/tickets for your trip.

Transfer to Athens hotel

You’ll be in one of these hotels, depending on availability

Amalia Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the historic beauty of Athens at the luxurious, eco-friendly Hotel Amalia Athens. As soon as you step inside, take in the hotel’s elegant decor, as it boasts modern furnishings and plenty of natural light.

Titania

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to the National Historical Museum, Hellenic Parliament, and Syntagma Square, Titania is a modern 4-star hotel offering guests comfortable accommodations in Athens.

Royal Olympic Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

The Royal Olympic Hotel is a family-run 5-star property in the center of Athens, just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and National Garden. The hotel is underneath the Acropolis and only a 2-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum.After a comp… read more

The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, where style and comfort meet. At Athenian Callirhoe hotel, one of the most well-known hotels in Athens, discover a distinctive building with elegant urban interior design.

Athens Avenue Hotel

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Athens Avenue Hotel wraps you in understated luxury and elegant aesthetics. With seamless access to the city, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from sightseeing to relaxing at the property without worrying about complicated transit.

Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Located close to top attractions in the city such as the Onassis Cultural Centre and Filopappos Hill, Athenaeum Palace & Luxury Suites is an ideal base to visit Athens.

Athens Marriott

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

Step into a relaxing retreat of contemporary style, luxurious comfort, and endless services and amenities. Check-in to your inviting room, which boasts plush beds, crisp air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, premium movie channels, and much more.

Hotel Divani Caravel

ATHENS, GREECE 5 out of 5 stars

A proud member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Divani Caravel offers luxury and style in the heart of Athens. Each of the hotel’s 471 deluxe guestrooms provides a harmonious blend of modern convenience with classical Greek charm.

Electra Hotel Athens

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Experience warm, heartfelt Greek hospitality at the elegant Electra Hotel, nestled right near Athens’ main shopping area. Settle into your spacious room and admire its rich, contemporary decor. Sprawl out on your large, comfortable bed, then plan your day using the hotel’s complimentary WiFi. After a quick nap, get exploring! Take a short walk and find yourself at Plaka, Monastiraki, and the Acropolis in just minutes.

Freshen up in your luxurious marble bathroom, then head down to the sophisticated, yet cozy Terra Cafe & Wine Bar. Indulge in mouthwatering local favorites and say “cheers” to an amazing vacation. After a good night’s rest, start your morning with an energizing breakfast at the on-site Emporiko Restaurant.

Day 2
Athens

After breakfast, discover the secrets of ancient Athens on your sightseeing tour!

Spend the rest of your day at leisure. In the evening, head back to Syntagma Square; the square comes alive with lights, energy, and a slew of locals and tourists enjoying the Greek way of life.

Athens Sightseeing Tour (with Acropolis)

Discover the secrets of Athens, including its famous Acropolis on your sightseeing tour! Your expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library.

On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the famous Parthenon.

Your first taste of Athens would not be complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural building where, at last, the statues have found their home. Here, you can admire the wonders and architectural masterpieces of the classical era.

Day 3
Athens - Cruise (Port: Mykonos)

Today, the sea beckons! Embark on your 4-night cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey.

Your first port of call is the famous cosmopolitan Island of Mykonos (arrive at approximately 6:00pm), with its whitewashed cubic houses, windmills and chapels.

Discover the Hora, the capital of the island with its beautiful narrow cobbled streets, chic boutiques, elegant nightclubs and cafes. Grab a drink in “Little Venice,” a charming corner of Mykonos town where you can enjoy the view provided by the iconic windmills.

Cruise Ship departs from Mykonos to next port of call, Kusadasi and Patmos, at 11:00pm

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast will be at your hotel; lunch and dinner will be served on-board.

Transfer to Athens ferry port

4-night Greek Island & Turkey cruise!

Check In – Celestyal Olympia

ATHENS, GREECE 4 out of 5 stars

Cruise away in style, luxury, and comfort on the Celestyal Olympia. Gaze out at the cobalt blue Aegean while lounging beside Olympia’s sparkling pool on the Hera deck. Enjoy a drink while basking in the warm sun, work all your stresses away in ship’s fully-equipped gym, or pamper yourself at the Sana Beauty Center. When you work up an appetite, enjoy mouthwatering cuisine and tasty treats at any of Olympia’s three stylish restaurants. Hear your children laugh at the Kids’ Club and watch them explore the ship’s extensive library – pick up a book for you, too!

You won’t only be island hopping on this ship – you’ll be bar hopping, too! Dance the night away in the two lounges and share endless laughter at the five bars on board. When your legs are tired, head to your cozy, air-conditioned cabin and feel right at home. Snuggle up in your comfortable bed, watch some TV, and look through priceless photos from the day – there will only be more to come.

Day 4
Cruise (Ports: Kusadasi & Patmos)

Today, you’ll make two stops along your cruise – Kusadasi in Turkey and Patmos Island in Greece – each overflowing with incredible beauty and history.

Arrive at the port of Kusadasi (arrive at approximately 7:30am) on the Turkish coast where you can visit the various stores of the Kusadasi port. While in Kusadasi, you will embark on your included “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages” tour.

At 1:00pm, set sail to your next destination: the Island of Patmos, where Saint John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelations. Arrive in Patmos at approximately 5:45pm, and enjoy your free time in the picturesque town of Scala port. You can also explore the Monastery of Saint John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse if you wish.

Cruise ship departs from Patmos, to your next port of call, Rhodes, at 9:30pm.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served on-board today

Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages

Take a walk through history as you discover relics of the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Christian era on your tour through ancient Ephesus! Visit the iconic Agora, where important governmental decisions were made.

Discover the ruins of the 117 AD Library of Celsus, one of the city’s most beautiful and iconic structures, then walk the marble-paved 4th-century Street of the Kouretes.

You’ll even make a stop at the Baths of Scholastica, built in the 1st century and restored in the 4th century. Additional points of interest include the Houses of the Patricians, the Trajan’s Fountain, the Temple of Hadrian, and of course, the 4th-century BC Great Theater!

Day 5
Cruise (Port: Rhodes)

Arrive early in the morning (approximately 7:00am) at the Island of Knights – Rhodes. Snake through the winding alleys of the Medieval town, strolling the Street of the Knights with its fascinating buildings, towers, turrets, and famous facades.

You may want to pop into the Gothic Grand Master’s Palace – don’t forget to stop by the picturesque courtyard!

While in Rhodes, you’ll embark on a medieval tour through Lindos.

Your cruise departs from Rhodes to Crete, at 6:00pm.

A Tip For Your Trip: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served on-board today

Medieval Tour – Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights

Discover Lindos and experience the remnants of its glorious past! A former major naval power in the ancient times, Lindos is a beautiful blend of ancient glory with medieval influence.

See the famous Acropolis, whose Doric outline dominates the skyline. Pass by the mansions of the wealthy sea captains, ranging from simple two-story houses to elaborate Gothic mansions. Explore the Church of the Virgin Mary, with its high walls and picturesque courtyard.

Day 6
Cruise (Ports: Crete & Santorini)

Today’s first port of call is the Island of Crete and its capital Heraklion (arrive at approximately 7:00am); where you will have free time to discover the “old town” areas, established from medieval times. You don’t want to miss visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos; legend has it that it was here that King Minos built the famous labyrinth to imprison the Minotaur.

Your cruise departs at 12:00pm to the volcanic island of the Cyclades, Santorini, your last port of call. Be greeted by the island’s spectacular caldera, created by the eruption of the island’s volcano in ancient times.

Your cruise departs from Santorini to Athens, your last port of call, at 9:30pm.

Day 7
Santorini - Athens

The ship arrives in the port of Piraeus (Athens) at approximately 7:00am. After breakfast, you will depart the ship and be transferred back to Athens city center for one last free day in the city.

Shop for last-minute souvenirs at the famous shopping streets of Ermou, Kolonaki, or Voukourestiou. Make your up to Mount Lycabettus for a stunning view over the Aegean – the perfect way to spend your last evening in Greece.

Transfer to Athens hotel

Day 8
Depart Greece

In accordance with your departure time, enjoy one final transfer to Athens airport for your return flight home.

Transfer to Athens airport (ATH)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Athens (ATH)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Athens at the Hotel Electra, or similar
  • Half-day Athens city sightseeing tour, with Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • Transfer from Athens hotel to Piraeus port
  • 4-night Greek Island & Turkey cruise on the M/V Celestyal Olympia (or similar) including:
  • Outside cabin, Category XA
  • Lunch and dinner daily
  • Unlimited beverage package (including sparkling & mineral water, branded sodas, juices, coffees, Greek drinks, branded alcoholic drinks, classic cocktails, beer & Greek wine)
  • 2 shore excursions:
  • Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages – Hellenistic/Roman
  • Medieval Tour – Acropolis of Lindos and The Citadel of the Knights
  • Transfer from Piraeus port to Athens hotel
  • 1 night in Athens at the Hotel Electra or similar
  • Breakfast daily

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