Idyllic Aegean - 7 Nights

Discover the rich history, fascinating culture and sumptuous cuisine of the unforgettable Greek islands. With rugged landscapes to explore, our 7-night experience invites you to indulge in traditional flavors, admire stunning landscapes and delve deeper into charming villages . We even give you a unique chance to take guided visits to the grand Palace of Knossos and the intriguing city of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.
Our extra special tour takes you on a romantic and effortless odyssey to sun-soaked shores, quaint fishing villages, and iconic historical sites. With overnight 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 Athens (Greece)
2 Thessaloniki (Greece)
3 Kusadasi (Turkey)
4 Crete (Heraklion)
5 Santorini (Greece)
6 Mykonos (Greece)
7 Milos
8 Athens (Greece)
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Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 17:00

Athens

(Greece)

Your idyllic Aegean escape begins in the majestic city of Athens. As one of the oldest cities in the world, the vibrant modern metropolis boasts an intriguing and contrasting mix of old and modern architecture in perfect harmony and balance. Explore the city and soak up the atmosphere by the harbour’s edge as you wait to embark for your exciting adventure.

Day 2
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 3
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 iconic Aegean cruise. Before rebounding the ship, take time to enjoy the scenic seafront promenade and the town’s impressive Grand Bazaar.

Day 4
Depart 19:00

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 5-6
Depart 00:30

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 6-7
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 7
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 8
Arrival 07:00

Athens

(Greece)

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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Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses

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House of Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus

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Off the beaten track – 4×4 Adventure

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The Essence of Santorini

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Transfer to Sahara Beach

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Transfer to Perissa Beach

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Transfer to Ammoudara Beach

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Transfer to Paradise Beach

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Transfer to Kalafatis 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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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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Home cooking and hospitality in Mykonos

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Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia

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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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Ancient Civilisations with an expert archaeologist

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Thrill of the ride Buggy Safari

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Heraklion Food on foot

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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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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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Walking tour in the Medieval City of Rhodes

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Philerimos church and the Palace of the Knights

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Athens tour and the New Acropolis Museum

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Athens monuments and the Acropolis

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Panoramic Athens and Corinth Canal Crossing

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The Acropolis & The New Acropolis Museum

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Experience the Cretan Countryside and Lifestyle

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Venetian Heraklion and the Unique Archaeological Museum

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Knossos Palace And The Archaeological Museum

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Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation

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Nostalgic Milos Cruise – Land & Sea

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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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Cycladic Tastes (Food on Foot)

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Delos – Sacred island & Apollo Sanctuary

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Mykonian countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice

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Mykonian Dinner

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