Our wonderful 4-night Iconic Aegean cruise gives you the perfect opportunity to explore a captivating feast of ancient history, authentic cuisine, Greek culture and stunning vistas. From the captivating capital of Athens, your voyage takes you through glistening crystal waters to discover a wonderful blend of thrilling attractions, dramatic cliffs, rolling landscapes and all the romanticism of the Greek islands.

A stunning bouquet of sightseeing opportunities includes the striking white-washed buildings of Santorini, the iconic windmills of Mykonos, and the majestic castles of Patmos. Included in the price of the cruise are excursions to the ancient city of Ephesus in modern-day Turkey and the awe-inspiring Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights.

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1 Athens (Greece)
2 Syros (Greece)
3 Kusadasi (Turkey)
4 Rhodes (Greece)
5 Santorini (Greece)
6 Athens (Greece)

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 13:00

Athens

(Greece)

our romantic 4-night adventure of discovery in the eastern Mediterranean begins in the enchanting emerald waters of the ancient city of Athens. This outstanding modern metropolis boasts a backdrop of striking cliffs, and a wealth of significant archaeological sites you won’t want to miss. Take time to soak up the atmosphere in the bars and cafes along the vibrant waterfront before join Celestyal’s friendly team onboard.

Day 1
Depart 23:59

Syros

(Greece)

The magical sun-kissed marina of Syros invites you to explore its narrow arteries, charming squares and arty districts where you can admire 16th-Century neoclassical architecture. Our local guide will show you the highlights before letting you loose to discover the diverse range of bars, cafes and shops.

Day 2
Depart 18:00

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 3
Depart 19:00

Rhodes

(Greece)

The stunning landscape of Greece’s largest Dodecanese island, Rhodes, seamlessly incorporates dramatic ancient and historic sites with charming modern hillside villages. Here you will visit the majestic medieval fortification of the Acropolis at Lindos perched on the clifftop above the crystalline Aegean and explore the cobbled alleyways and narrow arteries in the Old Town where you will discover opulent architecture with Ottoman and Italian influence.

Day 4
Depart 19:00

Santorini

(Greece)

The spectacular sweeping scenery of Santorini will simply take your breath away. The romantic island is dotted with traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches that are clustered over the striking cliffs. It is instantly recognizable as one of the world’s most photographed picture-postcard landscapes. The charming villages provide a beguiling oasis of tranquility and beauty that will exceed all your expectations.

Day 5
Arrive 06:00

Athens

(Greece)

As we arrive back in Athens, we bid you farewell to explore the heart of ancient Greece. One of the oldest cities in the world, the magic of Athens is heralded by its iconic landmarks such as the 5th-Century BC Acropolis. The heritage hub flaunts a heady mix of ancient and modern architecture, beautiful sun-drenched beaches, and lively creative energy.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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Half Day

WALKING TOUR IN SYROS

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Half Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

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Half Day

ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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Half Day

ATHENS TOUR AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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Half Day

HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY & ANCIENT EPHESUS

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Half Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS AND THE TERRACE HOUSES

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Full Day

ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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Half Day

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

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PHILERIMOS CHURCH AND THE PALACE OF THE KNIGHTS

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WALKING TOUR IN THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF RHODES

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SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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Half Day

CRUISE TO SANTORINI’S ISLANDS AND VOLCANOES

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Half Day

AKROTIRI VILLAGE EXCAVATIONS

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Full Day

THE ESSENCE OF SANTORINI

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