Idyllic Aegean from Heraklion (Crete) - 7 Nights 2023

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

Cruise itinerary

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



The seafaring city of Heraklion is where you set off on your Aegean adventure. Enjoy the calm of the stunning seafront, explore the Cretan countryside or discover the Palace of Knossos. Your spellbinding cruise awaits – but not before you’ve unravelled the mysteries and wonders of Heraklion. Was the minotaur half-man or myth? You’re about to find out.

Day 2-3
Depart 00:30



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 3-4
Depart 02:00



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 4
Depart 19:00


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 5
Depart 17:00



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 6
Depart 19:00



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 7
Depart 19:00



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 8
Arrive: 08:00



While your cruise may be coming to an end, the ancient Cretan city of Heraklion still lies ahead. Learn about Europe’s first civilisation in the Knossos museum and snap the imposing 16th-century walls of Koules Fortress as you get to know this charming port city. Take in the views of the stunning waterfront or explore the Cretan countryside. As your cruise draws to a close, you’ll leave with fond memories of this iconic city.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

Half Day

Ancient Ephesus through the ages Hellenistic and Roman

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Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim

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