11 Day Athens & Mykonos with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise

2 Athens, 3 Mykonos & 4 Aegean Cruise
Round trip airfare from JFK, 9 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
  • 9 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Athens
    • 3 nights Mykonos
    • 4 nights Celestyal Cruise
  • Cruise gratuities & porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 16 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Ferry between Athens and Mykonos
 

Special Features

  • Visit the Acropolis, the astonishing ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed
  • 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

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
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 - Ferry to Mykonos
Today, transfer to the port for your morning ferry to Mykonos with its bright whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills, world-class restaurants and trendy boutiques. Upon arrival, continue to your hotel. Time on your own to enjoy the energetic ambiance. Find a table at a harborside taverna and savor the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views
Note: An upgrade to a flight is available to purchase at least 60 days in advance of your trip, and will not be available for purchase locally
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in 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
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 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: Half Day Mykonos Delos Tour
Overnight: Mykonos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Full Day in Mykonos, Cruise Embarkation
Enjoy another day of leisure today 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. Perhaps visit one of the island’s popular bars before your late-afternoon transfer to the ship departing at 11:00 pm for Kusadasi, Turkey
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Arrive in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Evening in Patmos
Today, arrive at 7:30 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 5:45 pm, arrive in Patmos. This small island 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 9:30 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, where you will enjoy a half day tour of the region. After having lunch back on the ship, 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 - Arrive in Crete, 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. Relax at a cliffside café or wander the narrow footpaths before the ship sails towards Athens at 9:30 pm
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Depart Greece
Arrive at the pier at 7:00 am, disembark your cruise and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers
  • As taxis are difficult to find upon disembarkation, we suggest that the departure transfer is pre-booked.
  • Passengers returning from Athens on Day 11 should select flights that depart no earlier than 10:00 am.
  • Hotel selections are determined by your choice of cruise cabin Category.
  • 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.
Not Included
Port Charges of $176 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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