Smart Eight

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Santorini
per person in a triple room From 1746

     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.

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

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • Athens sightseeing tour (half day, including the Acropolis Museum)
  • 7 days cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises (inside cabin, Cat IB-upgrade is possible at extra cost)
  • 3 Shore Excursions
  • Beverage Package during cruise
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees during guided tours
  • VAT for all services

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
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)

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

  • SATURDAY: 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.
  • SUNDAY: ATHENS After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
  • MONDAY:  ATHENS / CRUISE Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
  • TUESDAY: MYKONOS Arriving morning on the island of Mykonos. 24 hours free at disposal on Mykonos  island, departing Wednesday at 07.00am.
  • WEDNESDAY: MILOS Early afternoon arrival in Milos, the southernmost island of West Cyclades,  with  a special geology and unique beaches, due to its volcanic background.
  • THURSDAY: SANTORINI Arriving in the morning at Santorini island and shore excursion to the spectacular Oia village perched on the Caldera Rim (SAN-01). Free until Friday evening at disposal  to explore  the island and enjoy  the  stunning caldera, the volcano and the romantic sunset. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great view 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 sightseeing to visit in Santorini. The most important ancient site is Minoan Akrotiri, another less-known archaeological site of Ancient Thera, located on top of a hill above Perissa and offering breathtaking view. Possibility  for swimming  at  Santorini organized beaches with watersports centres and fun games.
  • FRIDAY: Departure SANTORINI around 23:00pm 
  • SATURDAY: CRETE (Heraklion) In the morning arrival in Heraklion with shore excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization (HER-02). Rest of the day at disposal to explore the city on your own with its marvellous Archaeological Museum.
  • SUNDAY: SAMOS or KUSADASI Early morning call at the magnificent island of Samos. Possibility to choose visiting Samos with a shore excursion of the island (SAM-02) or choose to continue to Kusadasi (Turkey) and have the shore excursion, visiting Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02). Return to Samos to pick up persons who choose Samos island and  return to Piraeus port.
  • MONDAY: ATHENS Morning arrival in Athens (Piraeus port). You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
  • TUESDAY: ATHENS Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight home.
  • SATURDAY: 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.
  • SUNDAY: ATHENS After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
  • MONDAY:  ATHENS / CRUISE Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
  • TUESDAY: MYKONOS Arriving morning on the island of Mykonos. 24 hours free at disposal on Mykonos  island, departing Wednesday at 07.00am.
  • WEDNESDAY: MILOS Early afternoon arrival in Milos, the southernmost island of West Cyclades,  with  a special geology and unique beaches, due to its volcanic background.
  • THURSDAY: SANTORINI Arriving in the morning at Santorini island and shore excursion to the spectacular Oia village perched on the Caldera Rim (SAN-01). Free until Friday evening at disposal  to explore  the island and enjoy  the  stunning caldera, the volcano and the romantic sunset. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great view 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 sightseeing to visit in Santorini. The most important ancient site is Minoan Akrotiri, another less-known archaeological site of Ancient Thera, located on top of a hill above Perissa and offering breathtaking view. Possibility  for swimming  at  Santorini organized beaches with watersports centres and fun games.
  • FRIDAY: Departure SANTORINI around 23:00pm 
  • SATURDAY: CRETE (Heraklion) In the morning arrival in Heraklion with shore excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization (HER-02). Rest of the day at disposal to explore the city on your own with its marvellous Archaeological Museum.
  • SUNDAY: SAMOS or KUSADASI Early morning call at the magnificent island of Samos. Possibility to choose visiting Samos with a shore excursion of the island (SAM-02) or choose to continue to Kusadasi (Turkey) and have the shore excursion, visiting Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02). Return to Samos to pick up persons who choose Samos island and  return to Piraeus port.
  • MONDAY: ATHENS Morning arrival in Athens (Piraeus port). You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
  • TUESDAY: ATHENS Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight home.
The cruise will not operate on June 11th, 2018
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

Athens: 4-star New (standard room-only triple in superior) or similar

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April 28-Oct 15174619002961

Port taxes & gratuities 325 €

Group 2

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

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April 28-Oct 15176420003189

Port taxes & gratuities 325 €

Group 3

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

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April 28-Oct 15200922823734

Port taxes & gratuities 325 €

ADDITIONAL COSTS :

  • Port taxes: Euros 325 per person
  • Cruise supplements to the above rates:

- Medium Season Supplement - For cruise departure dates from June 4 to 25 & Sept. 03 to 24, 2018  (included):

  • Euros 65,00 per person

- High Season Supplement - For cruise departure dates from July 2 to August 27 , 2018 (included):

  • Euros 140,00 per person