Smart Eight

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Santorini
per person in a triple room From 1577

     This package is focused on the eastern islands of Greece and the west coast of Turkey along with the most famous islands of Greece, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete. Start your journey from the ancient capital of Greece, Athens and get swept by its unique historical remnants.
     Next stop, Santorini! Get overwhelmed by the island’s majestic scenery, vibrant colors, amazing rock formations and the infinite blue sea. Continue your Anatolian trip with a visit to Izmir of Turkey and Nafplion city of Greece. Followingly, get a small taste from the island of Crete, which consists a traditional Greek destinatiom. Beyond sun, sea and sand, Crete is a quite distinct place well-known for its hospitality, warmth and joviality. Then comes Rhodes, a cosmopolitan island that combines exotic beaches with archaeological and medieval sites. Next stop, the exotic Cesme of Turkey.
     Last but not least, sitting in the heart of the Cyclades, comes Mykonos. A whitewashed wonder and Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island. From backpacking adventurers to famous celebrities, visitors are drawn to this island for its history, traditions, nightlife and beaches.

The program addresses all budgets!

Package starting day: Every Wednesday (April - October) from Athens

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • Athens sightseeing tour (half day, including the Acropolis Museum) (visit our tour section for more information)
  • 7 days cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises (inside cabin CAT IA'- upgrade possible at extra cost)
  • 4 Shore Excursions
  • “Blue” Beverage Package during cruise
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees during guided tours
  • Hotel taxes

Not included:

  • Domestic or international flight tickets
  • Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts 
  • VISA expenses
  • Port taxes & service taxes

* Optional private city tour or upgrade to cabin category with additional cost.

  • WEDNESDAY: ATHENS On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • THURSDAY: ATHENS After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour (visit our TOUR SECTION for more information).
  • FRIDAY: ATHENS/CRUISE Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
  • SATURDAY: SANTORINI Arriving morning on the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Shore excursion to spectacular Oia village perched on the Caldera rim (SAN-01). Late afternoon departure to Turkey.
  • SUNDAY: IZMIR (Turkey) Morning arrival in Izmir. Shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (ISM-03).
  • MONDAY: NAFPLION Arriving morning on the Nafplion Town, having an intense Medieval atmosphere. Free at disposal to walk around the narrow paved streets of the Old Town and visit the fortress of Palamidi.
  • TUESDAY: CRETE (Chania) In the morning arrival at the island of Crete on the west coast of Chania. Shore excursion to get a taste of Crete (CHA-11).
  • WEDNESDAY: RHODES Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes with a Medieval Tour- Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
  • THURSDAY: CESME (Turkey)/Mykonos In the morning arrival in Cesme, a popular holiday resort dominated by Cesme Castle, with many Ottoman fountains scattered accross the city. Then sail to the island of Mykonos . Free on Mykonos until midnight and departure back to Lavrion port.
  • FRIDAY/ ATHENS: Early morning arrival in Athens (Lavrion Port).On disembarkation after breakfast you will be met by our assistant and transferred to the airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight home.
  • WEDNESDAY: ATHENS On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • THURSDAY: ATHENS After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour (visit our TOUR SECTION for more information).
  • FRIDAY: ATHENS/CRUISE Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
  • SATURDAY: SANTORINI Arriving morning on the island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Shore excursion to spectacular Oia village perched on the Caldera rim (SAN-01). Late afternoon departure to Turkey.
  • SUNDAY: IZMIR (Turkey) Morning arrival in Izmir. Shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (ISM-03).
  • MONDAY: NAFPLION Arriving morning on the Nafplion Town, having an intense Medieval atmosphere. Free at disposal to walk around the narrow paved streets of the Old Town and visit the fortress of Palamidi.
  • TUESDAY: CRETE (Chania) In the morning arrival at the island of Crete on the west coast of Chania. Shore excursion to get a taste of Crete (CHA-11).
  • WEDNESDAY: RHODES Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes with a Medieval Tour- Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
  • THURSDAY: CESME (Turkey)/Mykonos In the morning arrival in Cesme, a popular holiday resort dominated by Cesme Castle, with many Ottoman fountains scattered accross the city. Then sail to the island of Mykonos . Free on Mykonos until midnight and departure back to Lavrion port.
  • FRIDAY/ ATHENS: Early morning arrival in Athens (Lavrion Port).On disembarkation after breakfast you will be met by our assistant and transferred to the airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight home.
From June 30  to August 25 (included) the 7-day Cruise is offered with Idyllic Aegean program (please see the cruise section for more information).
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

Athens: 4-star Titania or 3-star Central or similar 

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 12-27157716952404
April 28-Oct 19158617082431
Group 2

Athens: 4-star New (standard room) or similar

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 12-27168317922571
April 28-Oct 19169818172616
Group 3

Athens: 5-star Electra Metropolis (superior room) or similar

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 12-27166518232631
April 28-Oct 19169818772737
Group 3

Athens: 5-star Grande Bretagne (classic room) or similar

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
April 12-27181319742955
April 28-Oct 19187120623128

ADDITIONAL COSTS :

  • Port taxes: Euros 316 per person
  • Cruise supplements to the above rates:

- Medium Season Supplement - For cruise departure dates from May 05 to Sept. 01 2017  (included):

  • Euros 90,00 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 90,00 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 140,00 for the single cabin

- High Season Supplement - For cruise departure dates from Sept. 08  to Oct. 06 2017 (included):

  • Euros 150,00 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 150,00 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 240,00 for the single cabin