IMPORTANT NOTE: All Organized Excursions included in our tailor-made private packages or purchased separately, can be executed as private experiences. Private Yachting is also available (additional cost applies).

Athens - 4 Night Cruise

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Traditional houses and windmill by night, Santorini island sunset
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 859

This package is carefully crafted to include diverse Mediterranean destinations, each with historical significance during different eras. Your journey begins in Athens, the heart of the Hellenic world, and with it comes a half day tour designed to illustrate the city's importance through the ages. The visit to the Acropolis, the ancient temple perched splendidly above the city, is certainly the highlight of the day and an unmissable experience. Your exploration will continue on the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea with a 4 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey.

First stop is Mykonos, an amalgam of the traditional Cycladic spirit contemporary glamour scene. Lively bars, modern restaurants and elegant galleries coexist peacefully with quaint fish taverns, cobblestoned alleys and tranquil windmills. Up next is the coast of Asia Minor and the popular resort of Kusadasi, where an excursion to ancient Ephesus is in order.

Switch schools of ancient thought in Patmos, as you depart from the sphere of Athenian influence, to the sphere of Jerusalem. Patmos is a place of incredible religious importance, serving as the setting of John the Theologian’s Book of Revelation. Continuing south, you reach Rhodes, a place indelibly marked by the Knights Hospitaller.

In Heraklion, the largest city in Crete, you will have a chance to see the Palace of Knossos, known as the center of the Minoan civilization, even though Knossos has been a cultural beacon for the region since the Neolithic era. The Minoans’ influence has extended to your final destination, Santorini, where the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri is home to incredibly preserved frescoes dating back to the Cycladic Bronze Age.

Arrival in Athens: Every Saturday (April - October)

  • 2 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 4 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises (standard inside cabin cat. IA’ on Celestyal Olympia), including full board, classic drinks package and 2 shore excursions
  • Half day Athens city tour
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • Total meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Personal expenses, meals not indicated in the itinerary, beverages etc.
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses (if applicable)
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)
  • Port & service charges 
  • Cruise supplement according to seasonality

Optional: You can upgrade the Athens sightseeing into a private tour and/or your cruise cabin at additional cost.

  • Saturday – Arrival at Athens
    Upon arrival you will meet our assistant and afterwards our driver will transfer you to your hotel. Have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and start your acquaintance with the city at your own pace. Find one of the many roof gardens downtown and have a drink while marveling at the Acropolis, or stroll down the picturesque alleys of Plaka to end up at a cozy tavern for a traditional meal.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Our collaborator will meet you after breakfast at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour. A staple for every first-time visitor, this tour will take you to some of the most prominent Athenian sites, including the Panathenaic Stadium, the Acropolis and its modern Museum. There is no better way to get to know Athens through the ages in such a short time!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Cruise embarkation & visit Mykonos
    In the morning you will meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and have a transfer to the port for cruise embarkation. The cruise departs early in the afternoon for a wonderful trip around the Aegean Sea. Early the same evening you will find yourselves on the island of Mykonos, a cosmopolitan gem in the midst of Cyclades. Get a taste of the famously vibrant Mykonian nightlife and keep an eye out for celebrities.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    The following day will find you crossing borders and reaching the Turkish port of Kusadasi, near the Ancient City of Ephesus, which you will of course visit in this shore excursion (KUS02). Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Artemision) this tour will illustrate the significance of the Ephesus as a cultural centre and trading post in antiquity. Afterwards, you will proceed to the island of Patmos, a Dodecanese island bearing the stamp of true spirituality. It is in Patmos that John wrote the Book of Revelations and an optional excursion can afford you the opportunity to see the Cave of the Apocalypse itself, as well as the Grotto of St. John and the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Continuing your adventure in the Dodecanese islands, you will reach Rhodes, on the southeast corner of the Aegean Sea. The Colossus might not be around anymore, but the island’s medieval history comes alive in the shore excursion (RHO01) Medieval tour to the “Acropolis” of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. This vast island has had its identity shaped and reshaped with every civilization that inhabited it and has thus become a truly unique mosaic of culture.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call for the day will be the island of Crete with an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, just outside Heraklion. The Palace features the iconic Throne Room, which is believed to have been King Minoas’ private chambers! At noon you will board the cruise ship once more to reach what is perhaps the most well-known Greek island of modern times; Santorini! There are plenty of optional excursions to choose from, including visiting the Akrotiri Archaeological site or exploring the iconic village of Oia on the North edge of the island
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday– Cruise disembarkation and departure from Athens
    After a fulfilling breakfast, you will bid farewell to the cruise ship that took you to this unforgettable vacation, meet your driver at the port and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Saturday – Arrival at Athens
    Upon arrival you will meet our assistant and afterwards our driver will transfer you to your hotel. Have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and start your acquaintance with the city at your own pace. Find one of the many roof gardens downtown and have a drink while marveling at the Acropolis, or stroll down the picturesque alleys of Plaka to end up at a cozy tavern for a traditional meal.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Our collaborator will meet you after breakfast at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour. A staple for every first-time visitor, this tour will take you to some of the most prominent Athenian sites, including the Panathenaic Stadium, the Acropolis and its modern Museum. There is no better way to get to know Athens through the ages in such a short time!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Cruise embarkation & visit Mykonos
    In the morning you will meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and have a transfer to the port for cruise embarkation. The cruise departs early in the afternoon for a wonderful trip around the Aegean Sea. Early the same evening you will find yourselves on the island of Mykonos, a cosmopolitan gem in the midst of Cyclades. Get a taste of the famously vibrant Mykonian nightlife and keep an eye out for celebrities.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    The following day will find you crossing borders and reaching the Turkish port of Kusadasi, near the Ancient City of Ephesus, which you will of course visit in this shore excursion (KUS02). Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Artemision) this tour will illustrate the significance of the Ephesus as a cultural centre and trading post in antiquity. Afterwards, you will proceed to the island of Patmos, a Dodecanese island bearing the stamp of true spirituality. It is in Patmos that John wrote the Book of Revelations and an optional excursion can afford you the opportunity to see the Cave of the Apocalypse itself, as well as the Grotto of St. John and the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Continuing your adventure in the Dodecanese islands, you will reach Rhodes, on the southeast corner of the Aegean Sea. The Colossus might not be around anymore, but the island’s medieval history comes alive in the shore excursion (RHO01) Medieval tour to the “Acropolis” of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. This vast island has had its identity shaped and reshaped with every civilization that inhabited it and has thus become a truly unique mosaic of culture.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call for the day will be the island of Crete with an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, just outside Heraklion. The Palace features the iconic Throne Room, which is believed to have been King Minoas’ private chambers! At noon you will board the cruise ship once more to reach what is perhaps the most well-known Greek island of modern times; Santorini! There are plenty of optional excursions to choose from, including visiting the Akrotiri Archaeological site or exploring the iconic village of Oia on the North edge of the island
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Friday– Cruise disembarkation and departure from Athens
    After a fulfilling breakfast, you will bid farewell to the cruise ship that took you to this unforgettable vacation, meet your driver at the port and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • To ensure the safety of our guests, all transfers will be private and in line with health protocols.
  • The hotels included in our vacation programs comply with the mandatory health and safety protocols instituted by the Greek National Health Organization in collaboration with the Greek Government.
  • Cruise itineraries are subject to change or to be canceled by the shipping company with or without prior notice.
  • The shipping company reserves the right to substitute the cruise vessel with a similar one & also to amend the departure/arrival port at any time with or without prior notice.
  • In Mykonos, Patmos, and Santorini disembarkation will be implemented by tender boats, as long as the weather permits it.
  • You are kindly requested to check with your Embassy/Consulate whether you need to obtain a multiple-entry Schengen visa for the above cruise itinerary, depending on your country of origin.
  • Please make sure your identification cards, passports and multiple entry Schengen visas are valid and up to date.
  • Please note that the tour dates, cruise itinerary, ports of call, sailing dates and vessel are subject to change at any moment, without prior notice. Please consult our agents for further information.
  • You can upgrade the Athens sightseeing into a private tour and/or your cruise cabin at additional cost.

 

Rates per person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Athens: 3-star Plaka (standard room) or similar
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Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 176 per person

Group 2
  • Athens: 4-star Athens Cypria (executive room Acropolis view/junior suite for 3 persons) or similar
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Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 176 per person

Group 3
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Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 176 per person

Cruise Supplements for Medium and High Season to the above rates :

 

Medium Season supplement:

For cruise departures from May 02nd to Aug 29th,2022 (included) & Oct 03rd to Oct 24th,2022 (included)  

  • Euros 80 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 121 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 157 for the single cabin

     

High Season Supplement:

For cruise departures from Sep 05th to 26th, 2022 (included) 

  • Euros 118 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 178 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 230 for the single cabin