Eclectic Aegean - 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 tour is a full-filled and fascinating adventure you do not want to miss.
You can follow your senses around 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 Athens (Pireaus)
2 Istanbul
3 Istanbul
4 Kavala
5 Thessaloniki
6 Volos
7 Santorini
8 Athens (Piraeus)

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 15:00

Athens

(Pireaus)

Breathtaking panoramas await you on your Eclectic Aegean 7-night odyssey. But before you get onboard , take the time to explore the sprawling capital of Athens and step back in time across more than three millennia. Clustered around its landmark 5th Century BC Acropolis are many historically important archaeological sites. You may even have time to enjoy the captivating ambience by the harbor’s edge.

Day 2
Arrive 15:00

Istanbul

Our adventure next takes us to the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul, and today you have the chance to see it from a unique perspective. Reserve your spot on a once-in-a-lifetime excursion onboard a private boat to sail down the Bosphorus and catch spectacular views of the Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. No visit to Istanbul is complete without a wander around the historic spice market to set your senses ablaze.

Day 3
Depart: 18:00

Istanbul

An Istanbul morning is rich with the melodic call to prayer and the scent of spices going to market. This is one of the world’s truly great cities, wonderfully eclectic and full of opportunities. Be sure to take in the city’s skyline, embellished with the silhouetted minarets of lavish Byzantine and imperial mosques, to get a sense of what makes Istanbul so special.

Day 4
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 5
Depart 19:00

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s ancient ruins rooted in the middle of the city create a rich tapestry sewn with a Roman Agora, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotonda, the Byzantine Baths and the Crypt of Agios Demetrios) together with the neoclassical architecture and the impressive Aghia Sofia. The island also has a reputation for its sumptuous culinary delights and delicious pastries.

Day 6
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 7
Depart 20:00

Santorini

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

Day 8
Arrive 07:00

Athens

(Piraeus)

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.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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Nestos River and the colours of Xanthi

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Greek wine and holy water: Philippi and beyond

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Kavala up close: walk through the ages

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Thessaloniki Food on foot

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Rich history of a famous Greek winery

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A taste of wine and tradition

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Music, myths and history

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Pelion Spoon Sweets

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A delicious taste of ‘liquid gold’

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The secrets of Pelion cuisine

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Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia

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Whirling Dervishes & dinner

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Turkish Baklava Making

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Gents Anatolian well-being (Berber and Hammam)

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Painting on Water: Turkish Ebru Art

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Athens Food on foot

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Turkish Baths

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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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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 Thessaloníki

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Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim

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Cruise to Santorini’s islands & volcanoes

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Akrotiri Village Excavations

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KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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The Acropolis & The New Acropolis Museum

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Panoramic Athens and Corinth Canal Crossing

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Athens monuments and the Acropolis

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