Eclectic & Idyllic Aegean - 14 Nights - All Inclusive

Cruise like a Greek with vibrant culture and relaxing self-discovery in the Eastern Mediterranean. Taking on two adventures back-to-back, you’ll experience the combined wonder of our Eclectic Aegean and Idyllic Aegean Cruises.

You’ll fill your heart in Oia among blue domes and golden sunshine, live a Byzantium dream on the moonlit streets of Istanbul, and marvel at monasteries among the clouds at Meteora. Then you’ll linger on mosaic-paved streets in Ephesus, find inspiration on the ethereal beaches on Milos, and so much more. For true Greek Islanders at heart.

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1 Athens (Lavrion)
2 Istanbul
3 Istanbul
4 Kavala
5 Thessaloniki
6 Volos
7 Santorini
8 Athens (Greece)
9 Thessaloniki (Greece)
10 Kusadasi
11 Rhodes
12 Crete, Heraklion (Greece)
13 Santorini
14 Mykonos
15 Milos
16 Athens (Greece)

Cruise itinerary

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

Athens

(Lavrion)

Breathtaking panoramas await you on your Eclectic Aegean 7-night odyssey. Before heading out to sea, 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. And as you wait to board, enjoy the captivating ambience by the harbour’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. Sailing down the Bosphorus Strait on a private boat, you’ll catch spectacular views of the Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. Followed by 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 mesmerising landscape of Santorini is instantly recognisable all over the world. The sweeping cluster of traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches are instantly recognisable, and you have the opportunity to experience the island’s charming villages on our complimentary excursions to the picturesque beauty spot of Oia perched on the Caldera rim.  You won’t want to forget your camera.

Day 8
Depart: 17:00

Athens

(Greece)

Known for ancient industry and silver-mining, this humble town on the tip of the Attica Peninsula is making a comeback. Lavrio’s marina, beaches and mineral museum attract groups with time to explore, but even a fleeting visit leaves an impression. Meet restauranteurs boasting locally caught octopus and stuffed squid, and taverna hosts who welcome you like a friend returning from sea.

Day 9
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 10
Depart 21:00

Kusadasi

Turkey’s captivating seaside resort of Kusadasi is the gateway to ancient Ephesus, one of the complimentary highlights of your all-inclusive cruise. After visiting the ruins, you will have just enough time to explore the iconic Grand Bazaar and browse the treasure trove of colourful shops and stalls selling souvenirs, silks, leather goods, carpets and jewellery.

Day 11
Depart 18:00

Rhodes

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 12
Depart 12:00

Crete,

Heraklion

Along the spectacular Cretan coast east of Heraklion you’ll find the energetic resort towns of Hersonissos and Malia and also the capital of the Lassithi region, Agios Nikolaos. The charming resort town, whose name (Saint Nicholas, in English) refers to Greece’s patron saint of sailors, fronts the wide blue Bay of Mirabello. The town’s landmark round Lake Voulismeni—where the goddess Athena is said to have bathed—connects to the sea.

Day 12-13
Depart 02:00

Santorini

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 13-14
Depart 02:00

Mykonos

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 15
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 14
Arrive 09:00

Athens

(Greece)

As we pull into the port, your cruise may be over but your day is just beginning and the magical city of 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.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND THE SPICE MARKET

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

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ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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A DELECTABLE DAY IN CRETE

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A TASTE OF ISTANBUL: STREET FOOD TOUR

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ANCIENT EPHESUS AND THE TERRACE HOUSES

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ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

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ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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AKROTIRI VILLAGE EXCAVATIONS

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ANCIENT PERGAMON

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ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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ATHENS TOUR AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND THE SPICE MARKET

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CLASSIC CAIRO

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CORINTH CANAL, ANCIENT CORINTH, BEMA OF ST. PAUL

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COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND THE GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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CRETAN JEEP SAFARI

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CRUISE TO SANTORINI’S ISLANDS AND VOLCANOES

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CURIUM, THE WINE VILLAGE OF OMODOS AND LIMASSOL

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CYCLADIC TASTES (FOOD ON FOOT)

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DELOS – SACRED ISLAND & APOLLO SANCTUARY

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DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF SULTAN AHMET SQUARE

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DRINK AND EAT LIKE A LOCAL

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EXPERIENCE THE CRETAN COUNTRYSIDE AND LIFESTYLE

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EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION

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FULL DAY TRIP TO TROY & ASSOS

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GALLIPOLI

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GALLIPOLI, TROY AND THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THESSALONIKI

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HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY & ANCIENT EPHESUS

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ISTANBUL

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JAFFA & TEL AVIV

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JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

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KNOSSOS PALACE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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LAND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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LEGENDARY MOUTZOURIS (MOUNTAIN TRAIN RIDE)

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LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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

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MINOAN PALACE OF KNOSSOS – 1ST EUROPEAN CIVILISATION

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MYKONIAN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND LITTLE VENICE

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MYKONIAN DINNER

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NEAPOLIS & PHILIPPI

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NOSTALGIC MILOS

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – JEEP SAFARI ADVENTURE

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OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BYZANTINE LEGACY TOUR

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PANORAMIC ATHENS AND CORINTH CANAL CROSSING

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PANORAMIC LIMASSOL & CURIUM

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PANORAMIC THESSALONIKI

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PHILERIMOS CHURCH AND THE PALACE OF THE KNIGHTS

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PAPHOS, THE CITY OF UNESCO

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RELIGIOUS VISIT TO ST JOHN’S MONASTERY – GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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RIVER TREKKING TOUR

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SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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STEP BACK IN TIME

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STEP BACK IN TIME – (RELIGIOUS)

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THE AMAZING BEACHES TOUR

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THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS OF ELOUNDA AND SPINALONGA

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THE ESSENCE OF SANTORINI

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THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS & COSMOPOLITAN HERAKLION

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THE ROYAL TOMBS OF VERGINA

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THE SPECTACULAR ROCKS & THE ‘HANGING’ MONASTERIES

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TRADITIONAL FEAST IN PATMOS

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THE ACROPOLIS & THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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TURKISH BATHS

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UNESCO CHURCHES IN SOLEA REGION – 2 CHURCHES

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VENETIAN HERAKLION AND THE UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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VERIA (BERROIA)

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WALKING TOUR IN SYROS

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WALKING TOUR IN THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF RHODES

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VOLOS & MT. PELION

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SCENIC LIMASSOL

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A DELECTABLE DAY IN CRETE

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PANORAMIC MILOS

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ELOUNDA AND BEYOND

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