Eclectic Aegean from Istanbul - 7 Nights

Discover the dazzling diversity and historic treasures of the glorious Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean. Blessed with stunning scenery, shimmering emerald bays, dramatic cliffs and fascinating architecture, this 7-night cruise is a full-filled and fascinating adventure you do not want to miss.

Experience the vibrant markets of Istanbul, savor the rich flavors and aromas of the Cyclades and discover the rich history and fascinating legends of mythical gods and centaurs.

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1 Istanbul
2 Kavala
3 Thessaloniki
4 Volos
5 Santorini
6 Athens
7 Istanbul

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 18:00

Istanbul

From the crossroads of the world to the Aegean. Explore the cultural hotspot of Istanbul by sailing down the Bosphorus Strait on a private boat, where you’ll catch heartstopping views of the Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. Set your senses ablaze by a wander through a historic spice market before you set sail for the Aegean.

Day 2
Depart 20:00

Kavala

Perched on the slopes of Mt Symvolo, this vibrant seaport resort has been a little-known favourite for centuries. Its name, Kavala, is said to have been based on Alexander the Great’s favourite horse. These days it’s also affectionately known as ‘the blue city’, boasting crystal-clear waters and dreamy sea views. For a taste of ancient life, you can also explore the nearby ruins of Neapolis and Philippi, with a specialist guide bringing their stories to life.

Day 3
Depart 19:00

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s ancient ruins rooted in the heart of the city create a unique tapestry of roman agora and byzantine baths, and with iconic landmarks such as the Rotonda and the Arch of Galerius nearby, this is the perfect midpoint of your cruise. Stock up on the famous treats and pastries, before you head on to your next leg.

Day 4
Depart 18:30

Volos

Volos itself offers everything you need for an exciting or relaxing day in port. Step off your Volos cruise, and you’re greeted by a thriving university city whose energetic pace will whisk you up into its whirlwind of activity, along the edge of the beautiful natural harbor and in the tsipouradika—traditional tavernas—and set you on course to uncover some real architectural gems, both ancient and neoclassical. Wander around and you’ll find grand urban mansions sitting beside nods to the city’s long-lasting industrial heritage.

Day 5
Depart 20:00

Santorini

The mesmerising landscape of Santorini is instantly recognisable all over the world. The sweeping cluster of traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches are instantly recognisable, and you have the opportunity to experience the island’s charming villages on our complimentary excursions to the picturesque beauty spot of Oia perched on the Caldera rim.  You won’t want to forget your camera.

Day 6
Depart 15:00

Athens

You’re making your way through your Aegean getaway and dropping anchor in Athens. As one of the oldest cities in the world, the vibrant modern metropolis boasts an intriguing and contrasting mix of old and modern architecture in perfect harmony and balance. Soak up this ancient city’s unique blend of cultures and tastes, before you take to the sea once more.

Day 7-8
Arrive 15:00

Istanbul

Your journey ends at the crossroads of the world – Istanbul. Explore this legendary city by sailing down the Bosphorus Strait on a private boat to catch heartstopping views of Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. Before you leave, set your senses ablaze in a historic spice market for a lasting Aegean memory.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

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JAFFA & TEL AVIV

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UNESCO CHURCHES IN SOLEA REGION – 2 CHURCHES

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PANORAMIC LIMASSOL & CURIUM

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PAPHOS, THE CITY OF UNESCO

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EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION

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CURIUM, THE WINE VILLAGE OF OMODOS AND LIMASSOL

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CLASSIC CAIRO

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HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY & ANCIENT EPHESUS

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ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

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ANCIENT EPHESUS AND THE TERRACE HOUSES

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ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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TURKISH BATHS

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ISTANBUL

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OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BYZANTINE LEGACY TOUR

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DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF SULTAN AHMET SQUARE

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND THE SPICE MARKET

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A TASTE OF ISTANBUL: STREET FOOD TOUR

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ANCIENT PERGAMON

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LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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FULL DAY TRIP TO TROY & ASSOS

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VOLOS & MT. PELION

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THE SPECTACULAR ROCKS & THE ‘HANGING’ MONASTERIES

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LEGENDARY MOUTZOURIS (MOUNTAIN TRAIN RIDE)

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DRINK AND EAT LIKE A LOCAL

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LAND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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THE ROYAL TOMBS OF VERGINA

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PANORAMIC THESSALONIKI

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VERIA (BERROIA)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THESSALONIKI

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SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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CRUISE TO SANTORINI’S ISLANDS AND VOLCANOES

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AKROTIRI VILLAGE EXCAVATIONS

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WALKING TOUR IN THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF RHODES

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PHILERIMOS CHURCH AND THE PALACE OF THE KNIGHTS

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MEDIEVAL TOUR – ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS AND THE CITADEL OF THE KNIGHTS

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TRADITIONAL FEAST IN PATMOS

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RELIGIOUS VISIT TO ST JOHN’S MONASTERY – GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND THE GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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MYKONIAN DINNER

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MYKONIAN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND LITTLE VENICE

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DELOS – SACRED ISLAND & APOLLO SANCTUARY

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CYCLADIC TASTES (FOOD ON FOOT)

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THE AMAZING BEACHES TOUR

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STEP BACK IN TIME – (RELIGIOUS)

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STEP BACK IN TIME

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NOSTALGIC MILOS CRUISE – LAND & SEA

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KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS & COSMOPOLITAN HERAKLION

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VENETIAN HERAKLION AND THE UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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MINOAN PALACE OF KNOSSOS – 1ST EUROPEAN CIVILISATION

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KNOSSOS PALACE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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EXPERIENCE THE CRETAN COUNTRYSIDE AND LIFESTYLE

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THE ACROPOLIS & THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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CORINTH CANAL, ANCIENT CORINTH, BEMA OF ST. PAUL

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ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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ATHENS TOUR AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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