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 cruise is a full-filled and fascinating adventure you do not want to miss.

Experience 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 Istanbul
2 Istanbul
3 Kavala
4 Thessaloniki
5 Volos
6 Santorini
7 Athens (Piraeus)
8 Istanbul

Cruise itinerary

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

Istanbul

From the crossroads of the world to the Aegean. Explore the cultural hotspot of Istanbul by sailing down the Bosphorus Strait on a private boat, where you’ll catch heartstopping views of the Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. Set your senses ablaze by a wander through a historic spice market before you set sail for the Aegean.

Day 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
Depart 15:00

Athens

(Piraeus)

Our cruise arrives in Athens early where you will have the entire day to explore the magic of this modern metropolis. The heart of ancient Greece is the cultural home to numerous important archaeological sites and famous landmarks. Take your time to discover the highlights, or alternatively uncover the colourful street art or relax on the gorgeous golden-sand beaches.

Day 8
15:00

Istanbul

Your journey ends at the crossroads of the world – Istanbul. Explore this legendary city by sailing down the Bosphorus Strait on a private boat to catch heartstopping views of Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. Before you leave, set your senses ablaze in a historic spice market for a lasting Aegean memory.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF SULTAN AHMET SQUARE

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A TASTE OF ISTANBUL: STREET FOOD TOUR

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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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CRUISE TO SANTORINI’S ISLANDS AND VOLCANOES

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AKROTIRI VILLAGE EXCAVATIONS

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KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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ATHENS TOUR AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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