13 Day Athens, Mykonos & Santorini with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise

3 Athens, 3 Mykonos, 3 Celestyal Cruise & 2 Santorini
Round trip airfare, 11 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Athens
    • 3 nights Mykonos
    • 3 nights Celestyal Cruise
    • 2 nights Santorini
  • Cruise gratuities & porterage
  • All transfers
  • 18 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Visit the Acropolis, the astonishing ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens
  • Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
  • Tour the traditional settlement of Lindos and the medieval city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit spectacular Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Thursday - Athens City Tour
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Arrive in Mykonos
This morning transfer to the port in Piraeus to board your ship for a 11:00 am departure. Sit back as you take in the spectacular scenery of the beautiful turquoise waters of the Aegean. Disembark at 6:00 pm in the ultra-popular and chic jet-set island of Mykonos with its whitewashed houses, iconic windmills and sophisticated town with trendy cafes and boutiques. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day Mykonos
Today is free to relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. From there, admire the views of the famous windmills, where the grain used to be milled for bread flour. Leave time to shop at one of the many unique boutiques, or relax at a terrace bar and just "people-watch"
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Full Day in Mykonos
On your leisure day, perhaps set out to explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization or join the optional tour from Mykonos to the splendid archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos, once the religious center of the Aegean and Cyclades. According to myth, Latonna gave birth here to Apollo, the Greek sun god, and to Artemis, the huntress and goddess of marriage and fertility. In Delos, view the Sacred Harbor and the regal Sacred Way, flanked by stone lions leading to the temples dedicated to Apollo and Artemis and visit the museum housing some of the impressive archaeological artifacts found on the island
Optional: Mykonos Delos Tour (AM)
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Cruise Embarkation
Enjoy a final day at leisure in Mykonos. This evening, transfer to the port for ship embarkation. Set sail at 11:00 pm. Sail overnight for Kusadasi, Turkey
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Arrive in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Evening in Patmos
Today, arrive at 7:00 am in Kusadasi, Turkey. This splendid city is renowned for its significant historical and religious sites, including ancient Ephesus, one of the most exquisite cities in antiquity. Tour the magnificent archaeological site of Ephesus, home to the Library of Celsus and Fountain of Trajan. Enjoy free time in Kusadasi before returning to the ship in time for lunch. At 4:00 pm, arrive in Patmos. The small island of Patmos is steeped with an intense spiritual character, which inspired St. John the Divine to write the Book of Apocalypse. A large monastery in his name dominates the landscape above Chora, the island’s capital, surrounded by strong fortress-like walls. Follow the picturesque narrow lanes in the port of Skála and discover cafés, shops and bakeries selling traditional honey and nut pastries. Time to linger until sailing at 9:00 pm to Rhodes
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Full Day in Rhodes
View the magnificent panorama as the ship arrives at 7:00 am in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Drive along the coastline to the tiny town of Lindos, with its whitewashed houses nestled on the hillside overlooking the crystal sapphire waters of the bay. Tour the Acropolis of Lindos and Temple of Athena before proceeding to the city of Rhodes. See the ruins of ancient Rhodes before enjoying a walking tour of the medieval Old Town. View the Palace of the Knights, continuing down Chevaliers Road, before transferring back to the ship. Set sail this evening at 6:00 pm
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Morning in Crete, Cruise Disembarkation & Evening in Santorini
At 7:00 am, arrive in Crete, largest of the Greek Islands. Crete’s remarkable history is highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Here, the mountain caves are thought to be the legendary birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. Free time to explore on your own or join the locals sitting in a café drinking coffee. Return to the ship in time for a leisurely lunch on board. At 4:30 pm, cruise into Santorini's caldera as you marvel at the sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs that characterize this enchanting getaway. The streets of bustling Fira, the island’s capital city, are a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Transfer to your hotel and begin exploring this beautiful island independently. Known for its breathtaking caldera, Santorini is also famous for its sandy beaches, colorful sunsets, and whitewashed buildings along the sea-cliffs
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Friday - Full Day in Santorini
Enjoy a full day at leisure on the island. Santorini's harbor, the island's distinctive caldera, was formed thousands of years ago by one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history. This event, which created the island's placid harbor, is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths
Overnight: Santorini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Saturday - Fly to Athens, Afternoon at Leisure
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to further discover Athens on your own
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Sunday - Depart Greece
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include departure transfer to Santorini Airport and flight Santorini to Athens.
  • Visas are not required for shore excursions to Kusadasi
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page
Not Included
Port charges of US $157, shore excursions local guide gratuities
Optionals

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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