Idyllic Aegean from Thessaloniki - 7 Nights 2023 & 2024

Discover the rich history, fascinating culture and sumptuous cuisine of the sun-soaked Greek islands. With vivid landscapes to explore, our 7-night cruise invites you to indulge in traditional flavors, admire stunning landscapes and explore charming villages. We even include guided visits to the grand Palace of Knossos and the intriguing city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Our extra special cruise takes you on a romantic and effortless Odyssey to sun-soaked shores, quaint fishing villages, and iconic historical sites. With overnights stops in the stunningly beautiful and buzzing islands of Santorini and Mykonos, you will have the opportunity to discover hidden secrets and indulge in an authentic experience of Mediterranean cuisine and the classic Greek lifestyle.

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Book for 2023
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1 Thessaloniki (Greece)
2 Kusadasi (Turkey)
3 Crete (Heraklion)
4 Santorini (Greece)
5 Mykonos (Greece)
6 Milos
7 Athens (Greece)
8 Thessaloniki

LINGER LONGER WITH A VACATION PACKAGE

Up to 4-nights Athens hotel stay + transfers

PRELUDE:

1-night hotel stay before you cruise

EPIC PRELUDE:

2-night hotel stay before you cruise

EXPLORER:

2-night hotel stay before you cruise

+ 1-night hotel stay after you cruise

ULTIMATE EXPLORER:

2-night hotel stay before you cruise

+ 2-night hotel stay after you cruise

An extra day or two either side of your cruise can make all the difference.

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Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 19:00

Thessaloniki

(Greece)

Start your Aegean adventure in the sunlit ancient city of Thessaloniki. Enjoy the unique ambiance of the city’s ruins, Roman Agora, Byzantine Baths, the Rotonda and the Arch of Galerius all side-by-side. Enjoy Thessaloniki’s famous pastries and bites before you head off to start your adventure.

Day 2
Depart 19:00

Kusadasi

(Turkey)

The dynamic beach resort of Kusadasi welcomes you with its warm and friendly ambience. From here you will be whisked away for a guided tour round ancient Ephesus, one of the highlights of this cruise. Before rebounding the ship, take time to enjoy the scenic seafront promenade and the town’s impressive Grand Bazaar.

Day 3
Depart 19:00

Crete

(Heraklion)

As we pull into Heraklion, you have the chance to snap the imposing 16th-Century walls of Koules Fortress. Here you can enjoy the calm of the stunning waterfront, explore the Cretan countryside or discover the Palace of Knossos. This spellbinding tour invites you to listen to tales of intrigue and learn about Europe’s first civilisation in the Knossos museum. Was the Minotaur half-man or myth? You’re about to find out!

Day 4-5
Depart 00:30

Santorini

(Greece)

The romantic island of Santorini is the remnants of a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th-Century BC. The picture-perfect scenery features clustered traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches set against a beguiling brilliant blue backdrop. Here you will have the chance to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the idyllic oasis and relax in the island’s calm and tranquillity.

Day 5-6
Depart 02:00

Mykonos

(Greece)

The sun-drenched island of Mykonos is affectionately known as the ‘Island of the Winds’. Easily recognised by its iconic 16th-Century windmills perched high on the hill, the vibrant Mykonos Town is an alluring landscape of smooth sandy beaches dotted along a dramatic coastline. Indulge in the islands culinary delights or take a short boat trip to explore the sacred island of Delos.

Day 6
Depart 19:00

Milos

The volcanic origins of the beautiful Greek island of Milos are clearly evident in its complex and bewitching landscape. Here you have the opportunity to explore the dramatically surreal and sculptured looming rock formations that rise out of the crystalline waters and create the stunning coastline. Why not join a local expert to explore the many beauty spots and charming fishing villages.

Day 7
Arrival 07:00

Athens

(Greece)

Athens is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Discover the heart of ancient Greece in the many historically important archaeological sites including the iconic landmark of the Acropolis or relax on the city’s beautiful beach.

Day 8
Arrival: 10:00

Thessaloniki

Your cruise may be drawing to an end, but the unique ambiance of Thessaloniki’s ancient ruins is still to be explored. Rooted in the heart of the city, you’ll find a rich 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 place to reflect on your journey.Your cruise may be drawing to an end, but the unique ambiance of Thessaloniki’s ancient ruins is still to be explored. Rooted in the heart of the city, you’ll find a rich 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 place to reflect on your journey.

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Half Day

Ancient Ephesus through the ages Hellenistic and Roman

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Half Day

Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation

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