Idyllic Aegean from Heraklion (Crete) - 7 Nights

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 Medieval Acropolis of Lindos 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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1 Crete (Heraklion)
2 Santorini (Greece)
3 Mykonos (Greece)
4 Milos
5 Athens (Greece)
6 Thessaloniki (Greece)
7 Kusadasi (Turkey)
8 Rhodes (Greece)
9 Crete (Heraklion)

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 12:00

Crete

(Heraklion)

Your Greek adventure begins in Heraklion – the land of history, hilltop fortresses and half-man myths. Wander through the lush countryside, venture along to the Palace of Knossos or just watch the world float by at the waterfront. As we set sail, and watch the white-washed buildings disappear on the horizon, we’re excited for what’s to come…

Day 1-2
Depart 02:00

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 2-3
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 3
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 4
Arrival 09:00

Athens

(Greece)

Greece’s vibrant capital is one city you’ll never forget. While we’re here, explore everything from the iconic Acropolis, to the Plaka, to the towering Mount Lycabettus. Considering this has been a hive of activity for more than 3000 years, it’s not surprising there’s so much to see and do.  

Day 5
Depart 19:00

Thessaloniki

(Greece)

Thessaloniki is a gorgeous and cosmopolitan seaside city and the largest in Greece after Athens. Centuries of cultural commingling has also made Thessaloniki a culinary nirvana, with almost too many great restaurants and little eateries to count.

Day 6
Depart 21:00

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 iconic Aegean cruise. Before rebounding the ship, take time to enjoy the scenic seafront promenade and the town’s impressive Grand Bazaar.

Day 7
Depart 18:00

Rhodes

(Greece)

The picturesque island of Rhodes is well known for its beautiful beaches, majestic fortified ruins, and its glorious year-round sunshine. Perched high on the clifftop that dramatically rises up from the crystalline waters is the island’s crowning glory – the Acropolis at Lindos.

Day 8
Arrive: 07:00

Crete

(Heraklion)

We arrive back in Heraklion with a heavy heart, but a mind full of incredible memories. Before we wave goodbye, there are still a few more hours to get stuck into this fascinating island’s sights. Snap a picture of the Byzantine buildings and take a dip in the Aegean before it’s time to get back to reality. 

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Ancient Ephesus through the ages Hellenistic and Roman

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Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim

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Mykonos Magic

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Transfer to Tsambika beach

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Beauty of butterflies and Ancient Kameiros

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Capturing the true spirit of Chora

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Transfer to Agriolivadi beach

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Sacred Delos & Rhenia Island

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Adventure, spills and thrills at Adaland Water Park

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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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Nestos River and the colours of Xanthi

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Knossos Palace & Cretan Landscapes

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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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Making pottery fit for the Gods

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A delicious taste of ‘liquid gold’

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Home cooking and hospitality in Mykonos

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The secrets of Pelion cuisine

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Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia

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A kayak adventure discovering pirate coves

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The beautiful art of mosaic making

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Trek to the heart and soul of Milos

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Milos food on foot

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Sea Kayaking and the mesmerising Milos coastline

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A Geological wonder 4×4 adventure

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Limassol Omodos – Oenoyi Winery

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Ancient Civilisations with an expert archaeologist

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Thrill of the ride Buggy Safari

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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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Heraklion Food on foot

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Athens Food on foot

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Jerusalem & Betlehem

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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 Thessaloníki

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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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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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RIVER TREKKING TOUR

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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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Panoramic Athens and Corinth Canal Crossing

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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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