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).

Journey to the Oracle of Delphi and the Greek Islands SPECIAL OFFER!

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
The Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi
Package rate per person in double/twin room during low season 926

This is an all-encompassing package for travelers wishing to soak up as much of Greece as possible and add to their journey a hint of the orient. With Athens as a starting point, you will experience unique combination of the luxury of a modern metropolis and the historical importance of a great ancient civilization. The meticulously planned half day sightseeing tour will take you to the most prominent ancient monuments in the capital and serve as an appetizer for what's to follow. Your next outing will be an organized full day tour of Delphi. Visit the "Naval of the Earth" in which the most famous oracle of antiquity used to stand. See the ancient treasury of Athens and the Temple of Apollo, monuments whose prestige extends far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world.

Time to see the blue of the Aegean, so board your cruise ship and anchors aweigh! Your 4-Night Iconic cruise begins in Mykonos, a cosmopolitan island famous for its vivid nightlife as much as it is for the tradition Cycladic windmills sprinkled all over. A short visit to the coast of Turkey is up next. In the bustling town of Kusadasi you will disembark and join a mini excursion to ancient Ephesus. The sites of immense historical importance do not stop there, as your next stop is the awe-inspiring Patmos, where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelations. Continuing on the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes is next. Home of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, today Rhodes is more reminiscent of medieval times, with the many civilizations that have passed through the island creating a unique amalgamation. Afterwards you can relax at the port of Heraklion in Crete. Try the local delicacies but keep in mind that another excursion is coming up! This time in the palace of Knossos, a marvel of the Minoan era. Your cruise comes to an end with Santorini, a very romantic place encircled by deep blue waters, beaches with white, red or black volcanic pebbles and sunsets tinted with a unique hue even the most talented of artists would be envious of.

Arrival in Athens: Every Friday (May - October)

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • Athens Half-Day city tour including visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
  • Delphi Day Tour including visiting the Delphi archaeological site and Delphi Museum
  • 4-Night Aegean Cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises including accommodation in a standard inside cabin cat. IA’ (upgrade is possible at extra cost), 2 shore excursions, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and classic drinks package
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tours
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

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

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

  • Friday - Arrival in Athens
    Upon arrival in the Athens International Airport our representative will meet you, deliver all your documents and transfer you to your selected hotel. Begin your acquaintance with the city by taking a stroll down Plaka and the famous Anafiotika district before you settle down on a cozy tavern for your first real experience of Greek cuisine.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
  • Saturday - Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
    Time to partake in a long and proud tradition for every first-time visitor with an affinity for history! Described as the most succinct and yet comprehensive way to learn about the history of Athens through the ages, through the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour, you will visit sites like the Academy of Athens, the National Library, Hadrian’s Arch and the Greek Parliament. Alas, no tour of Athens is ever complete without climbing up the Acropolis and visiting its museum, which features more than 4,000 exhibits, which is where your tour will culminate! The afternoon is at leisure to spend as you deem fit. It’s never a bad idea to get a head start on your souvenir shopping, so maybe walking by Ermous street or the Monastiraki flea market.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Sunday - Delphi Day tour
    After a fulfilling breakfast, our representative will meet you at your hotel or somewhere nearby to start a full day tour to Delphi. Getting to know the Greek mainland and its rich history can add a note culture to your journey and what better place to do that than the place which the ancient Greeks dubbed ‘the navel of the world’. Visit the Archaeological site and see the Sanctuary of Apollo, where the famous Oracle once stood, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Stadium, home to the Pythian Games, and the ancient Theater, as it stands in front of a chaotic lush valley spilling down the mountain bellow. This tour includes lunch as well as a visit to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, before returning to Athens in the evening.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on tour
  • Monday - Embark on Cruise & visit Mykonos
    In the morning, you have a transfer from your hotel to the port waiting for you. Your personal driver will drop you off at the port in order to embark on a cruise around the Aegean. In the afternoon you will already have reach your first destination, as Mykonos is starting to show in the horizon. The cosmopolitan island is known the world over for its vibrant nightlife, which you will get to experience firsthand. Disembark at Chora, look for a modern bar and keep an eye out for celebrities!
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tuesday -  Kusadasi & Patmos
    The first light will find you near the Turkish coast and the resort town of Kusadasi. A shore excursion to the nearby Ancient City of Ephesus awaits and with it comes the chance to see the remains of Artemision, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Library of Celcus and the Basilica on site. The city was a hub from Hellenism in antiquity and features a lot of Greco-Roman remains from later periods. You will proceed to sail the Aegean until you reach Patmos, an island irrevocably tied with spirituality as it the setting of John the Theologian’s authorship of the Book of Revelation. Widely respected throughout Christendom, Patmos’ main attractions are the Monastery and Grotto of St. John, as well as the Cave of the Apocalypse.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Wednesday - Rhodes
    Another early morning call, this time in an island that at first glance may not remind you of Greece. Although part of the ancient Hellenic World, as well as the modern State of Greece, Rhodes; tumultuous history has seen the island conquered by Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and even Crusaders, with the latter being perhaps the most influential. The ‘Knights of Rhodes’, as the Knights Hospitaller renamed themselves after the landed on the island, rebuilt the city in the European Medieval ideal. You will participate in the shore excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights which will illustrate the degree to which the island changed in just a few years. In the Old Town, the Palace of the Grand Master is a particular highlight of the tour!
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Thursday - Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    Your last day of the cruise will bring you to two separate destinations, tied to the Minoans, which some archaeologists believe to be the earliest European civilization. On the island of Crete, and specifically Heraklion, you will have the opportunity to join an optional tour of the Palace of Knossos, the center of culture and political in Crete since the Neolithic era. If you just feel like exploring the city of Heraklion on your own, make sure you climb up to the Lions Square and see the Moronisi fountain! Your second port of call for the day will also be the last destination of your cruise. One might say we saved the best for last as Santorini is definitely the most well-known of the Greek islands worldwide. Situated on top of a submerged, yet still active volcano, the caldera around which the crescent shaped island is wrapped, has graced Santorini with magnificent landscape and stupendous sunsets. Other byproducts of past volcanic activity are the Red Beach and Black Beach on the south side of the island, and the incredibly diverse selection of exquisite local wines being produced in the fertile volcanic Santorinian soil.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Friday - Departure from Athens
    Upon disembarkation, you will meet our representative who will transport you through the buzzing city to the Athens International Airport for your return flight back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Friday - Arrival in Athens
    Upon arrival in the Athens International Airport our representative will meet you, deliver all your documents and transfer you to your selected hotel. Begin your acquaintance with the city by taking a stroll down Plaka and the famous Anafiotika district before you settle down on a cozy tavern for your first real experience of Greek cuisine.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
  • Saturday - Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
    Time to partake in a long and proud tradition for every first-time visitor with an affinity for history! Described as the most succinct and yet comprehensive way to learn about the history of Athens through the ages, through the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour, you will visit sites like the Academy of Athens, the National Library, Hadrian’s Arch and the Greek Parliament. Alas, no tour of Athens is ever complete without climbing up the Acropolis and visiting its museum, which features more than 4,000 exhibits, which is where your tour will culminate! The afternoon is at leisure to spend as you deem fit. It’s never a bad idea to get a head start on your souvenir shopping, so maybe walking by Ermous street or the Monastiraki flea market.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Sunday - Delphi Day tour
    After a fulfilling breakfast, our representative will meet you at your hotel or somewhere nearby to start a full day tour to Delphi. Getting to know the Greek mainland and its rich history can add a note culture to your journey and what better place to do that than the place which the ancient Greeks dubbed ‘the navel of the world’. Visit the Archaeological site and see the Sanctuary of Apollo, where the famous Oracle once stood, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Stadium, home to the Pythian Games, and the ancient Theater, as it stands in front of a chaotic lush valley spilling down the mountain bellow. This tour includes lunch as well as a visit to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, before returning to Athens in the evening.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on tour
  • Monday - Embark on Cruise & visit Mykonos
    In the morning, you have a transfer from your hotel to the port waiting for you. Your personal driver will drop you off at the port in order to embark on a cruise around the Aegean. In the afternoon you will already have reach your first destination, as Mykonos is starting to show in the horizon. The cosmopolitan island is known the world over for its vibrant nightlife, which you will get to experience firsthand. Disembark at Chora, look for a modern bar and keep an eye out for celebrities!
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tuesday -  Kusadasi & Patmos
    The first light will find you near the Turkish coast and the resort town of Kusadasi. A shore excursion to the nearby Ancient City of Ephesus awaits and with it comes the chance to see the remains of Artemision, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Library of Celcus and the Basilica on site. The city was a hub from Hellenism in antiquity and features a lot of Greco-Roman remains from later periods. You will proceed to sail the Aegean until you reach Patmos, an island irrevocably tied with spirituality as it the setting of John the Theologian’s authorship of the Book of Revelation. Widely respected throughout Christendom, Patmos’ main attractions are the Monastery and Grotto of St. John, as well as the Cave of the Apocalypse.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Wednesday - Rhodes
    Another early morning call, this time in an island that at first glance may not remind you of Greece. Although part of the ancient Hellenic World, as well as the modern State of Greece, Rhodes; tumultuous history has seen the island conquered by Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and even Crusaders, with the latter being perhaps the most influential. The ‘Knights of Rhodes’, as the Knights Hospitaller renamed themselves after the landed on the island, rebuilt the city in the European Medieval ideal. You will participate in the shore excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights which will illustrate the degree to which the island changed in just a few years. In the Old Town, the Palace of the Grand Master is a particular highlight of the tour!
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Thursday - Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    Your last day of the cruise will bring you to two separate destinations, tied to the Minoans, which some archaeologists believe to be the earliest European civilization. On the island of Crete, and specifically Heraklion, you will have the opportunity to join an optional tour of the Palace of Knossos, the center of culture and political in Crete since the Neolithic era. If you just feel like exploring the city of Heraklion on your own, make sure you climb up to the Lions Square and see the Moronisi fountain! Your second port of call for the day will also be the last destination of your cruise. One might say we saved the best for last as Santorini is definitely the most well-known of the Greek islands worldwide. Situated on top of a submerged, yet still active volcano, the caldera around which the crescent shaped island is wrapped, has graced Santorini with magnificent landscape and stupendous sunsets. Other byproducts of past volcanic activity are the Red Beach and Black Beach on the south side of the island, and the incredibly diverse selection of exquisite local wines being produced in the fertile volcanic Santorinian soil.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Friday - Departure from Athens
    Upon disembarkation, you will meet our representative who will transport you through the buzzing city to the Athens International Airport for your return flight back home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • The cruise company reserves the right to substitute the cruise vessel/s with similar one at any time.
  • For your stay in Athens city, nights can be added or deducted. The cost will be adjusted accordingly. Please note that the 4-night Iconic Aegean cruise sails every Monday.
  • 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.
  • Optionally, you can upgrade the group tour to a private one, at additional cost.
  • 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 and/or the Delphi tour into a private tour and/or your cruise cabin at additional cost.
  • Celestyal Cruises introduced a fuel supplement, effective April 1st, 2022, for 2022 sailings departing April 18th onward until further notice.
Rates per person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Athens: 3-star Central (standard room) or similar
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April 1 - Oct 218869261338

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

Group 2
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April 1 - Oct 2195310241461

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