Idyllic Aegean from Thessaloniki - 7 Nights 2023

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

Cruise itinerary

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

Thessaloniki

(Greece)

Thessaloniki is a gorgeous and cosmopolitan seaside city and the largest in Greece after Athens.

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 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. Your complimentary guided tour here also includes the chance to discover the island’s enchanting Old Town.

Day 4
Depart 12:00

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 00:3

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 09:00

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

As we pull into the port, your cruise may be over but your day is just beginning. Centuries of cultural commingling has also made Thessaloniki a culinary nirvana, with almost too many great restaurants and little eateries to count.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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Half Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

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

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Full Day

JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

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Half Day

JAFFA & TEL AVIV

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Full Day

UNESCO CHURCHES IN SOLEA REGION – 2 CHURCHES

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Half Day

Panoramic Limassol Curium

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Full Day

PAPHOS, THE CITY OF UNESCO

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EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION

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Full Day

CURIUM, THE WINE VILLAGE OF OMODOS AND LIMASSOL

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Full Day

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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Full Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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TURKISH BATHS

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Full Day

ISTANBUL

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Full Day

OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BYZANTINE LEGACY TOUR

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Half Day

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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Full Day

ANCIENT PERGAMON

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LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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Full Day

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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Full Day

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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Half Day

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 TP TEST

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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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