Iconic Aegean Summer - 3 Nights
Our magical Iconic Aegean cruise delivers a packed schedule and takes you to no fewer than six enchanting destinations in the romantic Aegean Sea. Embark on a fascinating journey as you glide through emerald waters to unravel the mystery of history, take in breathtaking landscapes and discover iconic landmarks. This remarkable voyage invites you to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle, sample authentic Greek cuisine and visit iconic locations.Book for 2023
LINGER LONGER WITH A HOLIDAY PACKAGE
Up to 4-nights Athens hotel stay + transfers
1-night hotel stay before you cruise
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
Cruise itineraryAt-a-Glance Itinerary
Your idyllic Aegean escape begins in the majestic city of 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. Explore the city and soak up the atmosphere by the harbour’s edge as you wait to embark for your exciting adventure.
The magical sun-kissed island of Mykonos invites you to admire its stunning coastline, soft sandy beaches, and rugged rocky landscape. Affectionately known as the ‘Island of the Winds’, Mykonos is home to the 16th-Century windmills that have become iconic landmarks on postcards. The energetic Greek island is well known for its beauty, diverse range of bars, cafes and restaurants and a vibrant atmosphere.
We arrive in the stunning coastal town of Kusadasi in the morning where you can join your expert guide for an excursion to the iconic Hellenistic ruins of Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Whichever way you’ve spent your time here, you’ll have time to browse the port side bazaar.
In the afternoon, we head to the volcanic island of Patmos with its enchanting lace-like coastline and dramatic sheer cliffs. Patmos is where John the Baptist is thought to have penned the Book of Revelation and you have the opportunity to visit the “Cave of the Apocalypse” and monastery or opt to indulge in a traditional feast.
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 or opt to go on a whirlwind adventure of the Cretan countryside. To delve into Crete’s past, take a spellbinding tour of the Palace of Knossos, which invites you to listen to tales of intrigue and learn about Europe’s first civilization in the Knossos museum. Was the Minotaur half-man or myth? You’re about to find out!
The romantic charm of Santorini is one of the most celebrated Greek islands in the Aegean. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the magical villages of Fira and Oia and photograph the whitewashed houses and blue-blue-domed churches perched on caldera cliffs. With extraordinary from an elevated position, this idyllic island is the perfect location to watch the sunset.
While your cruise may be drawing to an end, the tantalising city of Athens still lies ahead. Delve deep into the city’s sidestreets, bursting with life and culture. Or, clamber up high to the Acropolis for a stunning view of this thriving, cosmopolitan city. As the sun sets, take in the Athens skyline by night and wonder at the dancing Aegean. There’s no better place to end your cruise than here.