Smart Eight

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Santorini
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 1226

This package provides a combination of destination ranging from the Cycladic islands, to Crete and even the coast of Turkey to create a unique experience to suit every need. The journey begins in Athens, a city steeped in historical landmarks, but also filled with contemporary architecture and modern attractions. From there you will embark upon your adventure with a visit to the resort of Kusadasi on the coast of Turkey, where east and west collide in the most magnificent way. This amalgamation is not the only experience to be had there, as an excursion to the famous sight of Ephesus is a can't-miss. You will proceed to the medieval island of Rhodes, where the excursion of Lindos will immerse you in the history of eras long passed. Afterwards, you will proceed to Crete, the largest island in Greece and one of the most traditional when it comes to way of life. Known for its warm hospitality and local delicacies, Crete also gives you a chance to see how Venetian architecture has influenced the region.

Up next is Santorini and this renowned island is sure to enchant you with its majestic scenery, vibrant colors and light blue sea. Don't miss out on seeing the caldera before watching the golden sunset with a glass of local wine in your hand. Then comes Milos, for a taste of the quiet life. There you will explore the volcanic shoreline, colorful landscapes of unspoiled natural beauty, as well as serene beaches and uncrowded ancient sites. The two contrasts unite in your next destination, Mykonos. The cosmopolitan island in the heart of Cyclades, combines serene sandy beaches with a vivid nightlife that is unparalleled in the region.

Package starting from Athens: Every Thursday (April - October)

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 7 night Cruise "Idyllic Aegean" to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises (inside cabin, cat. IA'), including 2 shore excursions, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and beverage package
  • Athens city tour including the Acropolis Museum
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tours
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International flight tickets to/from Athens
  • Personal expenses
  • Port taxes & & gratuities on Celestyal cruise
  • Cruise supplement according to seasonality
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)

 

Optional: You can upgrade the Athens' sightseeing group tour into a private one, or your cabin accommodation, at additional cost.

  • Thursday – Arrival at 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.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -

  • Friday – Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Saturday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Sunday – Arrival at Kusadasi
    Morning arrival in the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Monday – Arrival at Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Tuesday – Arrival at Crete (Agios Nikolaos)
    In the morning you will arrive at the island of Crete. Along the spectacular Cretan coast east of Heraklion, you will find the energetic resort towns of Hersonissos and Malia and also the capital of the Lassithi region, Agios Nikolaos. The charming resort town, whose name is a reference to Saint Nicholas, Greece’s patron saint of sailors, fronts the wide blue bay of Mirabello. The town’s landmark around the lake Voulismeni-where the goddess Athena is said to have bathed-connects to the sea.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Wednesday – Arrival at Santorini
    Arriving in the morning at the island of Santorini. Until the following morning, you are free to explore the volcanic island and its stunning caldera. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great views to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. Apart from the caldera villages with the traditional Cycladic architecture, such as Oia and Fira, there are many sights to visit in Santorini, of which the most important one is the Minoan Akrotiri.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Thursday – Arrival at Milos & Mykonos
    Early morning arrival in Milos, another volcanic island, whose unique geology offers marvelous views and opportunities for photographs that will keep this vacation etched in your memory forever. Afternoon arrival at the island of Mykonos. 24 hours at disposal in Mykonos island.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Friday – Mykonos
    You have the morning free to laze in the sunshine on one of the island's magnificent sandy beaches and explore the cosmopolitan nightlife. The island’s progressive attitude and vivid nightlife render it a magnet for celebrities so expect to casually run in to a few. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Saturday – Return to Athens
    Morning arrival into Athens port for disembarkation (after a fulfilling breakfast on board). You will then meet our assistant outside the terminal and our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Sunday – Departure from Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Thursday – Arrival at 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.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -

  • Friday – Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Saturday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Sunday – Arrival at Kusadasi
    Morning arrival in the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Monday – Arrival at Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Tuesday – Arrival at Crete (Agios Nikolaos)
    In the morning you will arrive at the island of Crete. Along the spectacular Cretan coast east of Heraklion, you will find the energetic resort towns of Hersonissos and Malia and also the capital of the Lassithi region, Agios Nikolaos. The charming resort town, whose name is a reference to Saint Nicholas, Greece’s patron saint of sailors, fronts the wide blue bay of Mirabello. The town’s landmark around the lake Voulismeni-where the goddess Athena is said to have bathed-connects to the sea.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Wednesday – Arrival at Santorini
    Arriving in the morning at the island of Santorini. Until the following morning, you are free to explore the volcanic island and its stunning caldera. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great views to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. Apart from the caldera villages with the traditional Cycladic architecture, such as Oia and Fira, there are many sights to visit in Santorini, of which the most important one is the Minoan Akrotiri.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Thursday – Arrival at Milos & Mykonos
    Early morning arrival in Milos, another volcanic island, whose unique geology offers marvelous views and opportunities for photographs that will keep this vacation etched in your memory forever. Afternoon arrival at the island of Mykonos. 24 hours at disposal in Mykonos island.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Friday – Mykonos
    You have the morning free to laze in the sunshine on one of the island's magnificent sandy beaches and explore the cosmopolitan nightlife. The island’s progressive attitude and vivid nightlife render it a magnet for celebrities so expect to casually run in to a few. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Saturday – Return to Athens
    Morning arrival into Athens port for disembarkation (after a fulfilling breakfast on board). You will then meet our assistant outside the terminal and our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Sunday – Departure from Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight 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, Milos 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.

 

Cabins available at Celestyal Experience:

Inside: IA, IB, IC
Outside: XA, XB, XC, XD
Suites: SJA, SJB, S, SV, SG
Wellness Suites: WSJ, WS, WSV, WSG

Rates per person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

Athens: 3-star Attalos (standard room with balcony) or similar

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April 22 - 30 & Oct 01 - 07113612261730
May 01 - Sept 30114412341770

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 300 per person

Group 2

Athens: 4-star Athens Gate (superior room) or similar
 

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April 22 - 30120813421970
May 01 - Oct 07126414222130

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 300 per person

Notice: At the Athens Gate Hotel a triple room can accommodate 2 adults & 1 child up to 14 years old. Alternative accommodation will be offered for 3 adults.

Group 3

Athens: 5-star New (superior room / studio for 3 persons) or similar

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April 22 - 30 141614222090
May 01 - Oct 07150815102270

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 300 per person

Supplement to the above rates is applied for cruise departures during Medium season:

Medium season supplement from May 01 to October 09, 2021 (included)

  • Euros 260 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 345 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 447 for the single cabin