Smart Seven

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Oia town, Santorini island
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 2210

This package includes an itinerary ideally suited for those looking to discover Greece’s beautiful landscape while immersing themselves in the country's history. Your journey begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Greece which juxtaposes modern urban architecture with monuments from days long past. The half day tour will give you the opportunity to visit the marvel that is Acropolis, an ancient temple perched splendidly above the city. Your exploration continues with an amazing 4 day cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey.

First stop is Mykonos, an island encompassing the Cycladic spirit with whitewashed houses and windmills. The nightlife alone is a source of attraction for visitors from all round the globe. You will then be transported to Kusadasi, one of Turkey's principle holiday resorts and make an excursion to ancient Ephesus. Then comes Patmos, a place of incredible religious importance due to the years John the Revelator spend on the island. Continuing south, you reach Rhodes, the place of the strong contrasts between medieval monuments and traditional elements and lacy beaches next to pine covered mountains. Next stop is Heraklion, the largest city in Crete, where you can experience the traditional Cretan lifestyle, the indescribable delicacies found only on the island and the warm hospitality of the locals. The final stop of your cruise before returning to Mykonos is Santorni, the most popular island in all of Greece. From its wineries, to the volcanic caldera and the golden sunset, Santorini has a million reasons to become a must-see destination for every traveler. You will then get to spend two whole days in Mykonos exploring the island before you return back to Athens.  


 

Package starting from Athens: Every Saturday (May - October)

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens  
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santorini  
  • 3 nights accommodation in Mykonos
  • 4 night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises (3 nights on board - standard inside cabin cat. IA’ on Celestyal Olympia), including on-board dining, select drinks included with meals, entertainment & daily activities plus excursion discount for pre-booked shore excursions
  • Athens half day city tour with the Acropolis Museum
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
  • High speed tickets Santorini-Mykonos-Piraeus (economy class)
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • Total meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • VAT for all services

 

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Port & service charges 
  • 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

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

 

  • Saturday – Arrival in Athens
    Upon arrival you will meet our assistant at the airport and afterwards your driver will transfer you to your hotel in Athens. Have the rest of the day at leisure to begin your acquaintance with the city at your own pace. A walk around Plaka is an ideal way to see how the city flawlessly combines the ancient with the contemporary.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start what has come to be known as the quintessential Athenian experience; the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour. You will get to see the most iconic sights in the city including –among others- the Academy of Athens, the Greek Parliament, Hadrian’s Arch and of course the Acropolis and its modern Museum. A great way to save yourself the hassle of constantly trying to navigate the bustling city for the closest can’t-miss site!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday - Cruise embarkation & visit Mykonos
    In the morning meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and have a transfer to the port for cruise embarkation. Cruise departs early in the afternoon for a wonderful trip to the Aegean Sea. Your early evening arrival on Mykonos, will leave plenty of free time to explore the town and get a first impression of its cosmopolitan identity. In Chora, you will find many stylish galleries for shopping, as a well as a multitude of deluxe restaurants.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday - Visit Kusadasi & Patmos
    Morning arrival to the Turkish port of Kusadasi, and a dose of history coming your way with an optional shore excursion to the Ancient City of Ephesus. The city is very well-preserved and the remains of Artemision –one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World- can be found there. Leaving the Turkish coast, you will travel to the Dodecanese and the island of Patmos, a paragon of spirituality. Deeply rooted in the Biblical story, Patmos is famous as the place where John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revelations. You can join an optional excursion and visit the famous for the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, the Grotto of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Explore Rhodes
    Next stop on your cruise will be the island of Rhodes, boasting a mosaic of different cultures that have left their mark on the island over the course of centuries. Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans have fought for and conquered this land, but the excursion that follows will focus on the medieval history of roads and the period when it was under the rule of the Knights of Saint John.
    Overnight: on board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Visit Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be Crete for an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, and a chance to see up close its impressive throne room. King Minos himself is speculated to have had his chambers there, and the palace itself has served as the centre of different civilization since the Neolithic era (around 7000 BCE). Depart from Crete at noon for Santorini, an island that truly needs no introduction. Once you reach the port, our local collaborator will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Friday & Saturday – Arrival in Santorini
    Explore at your leisure the Santorinian highlights which include visiting the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, taking in the spectacular view from the village of Oia, sailing around the island on a catamaran, and experiencing the wild beauty of nature on the island’s uniquely coloured Red & Black volcanic beaches. Crafting your schedule in Santorini to match your individual style of travelling has never been easier!
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Sunday – Arrival in Mykonos
    You have a transfer from your hotel to the Santorini port in order to catch the high-speed boat to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. For the remainder of the day, get a taste of the Cyclades by talking a walk around the main town of Chora.
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday & Tuesday – Experience Mykonos
    Whether you want to experience the cosmopolitan side of Mykonos with its high-class restaurants and bars or get a taste of life as a local in a tavern next to the sea with white-washed houses and windmills on the background, one thing is for sure; Mykonos can accommodate to any guest’s desires! Alternatively, you can spend a few hours exploring the history of the islands of Rinia & Delos in a well-planned tour. Delos especially, is something you shouldn’t miss out on, as the uninhabited island is collectively considered an archaeological site!
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Wednesday – Return to Athens
    From your hotel you will be transferred to the port of Mykonos and catch the high-speed boat to Athens. There, your driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Spend your last day in Athens doing some last minute shopping for the unlucky friends that couldn’t join your adventure!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Thursday - Departure from Athens
    After a fulfilling breakfast, pack up your memories, meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and head to the airport for your flight back home.  
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Saturday – Arrival in Athens
    Upon arrival you will meet our assistant at the airport and afterwards your driver will transfer you to your hotel in Athens. Have the rest of the day at leisure to begin your acquaintance with the city at your own pace. A walk around Plaka is an ideal way to see how the city flawlessly combines the ancient with the contemporary.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast you will meet our collaborator at the lobby of your hotel or someplace nearby, to start what has come to be known as the quintessential Athenian experience; the morning half day Athens sightseeing tour. You will get to see the most iconic sights in the city including –among others- the Academy of Athens, the Greek Parliament, Hadrian’s Arch and of course the Acropolis and its modern Museum. A great way to save yourself the hassle of constantly trying to navigate the bustling city for the closest can’t-miss site!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday - Cruise embarkation & visit Mykonos
    In the morning meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and have a transfer to the port for cruise embarkation. Cruise departs early in the afternoon for a wonderful trip to the Aegean Sea. Your early evening arrival on Mykonos, will leave plenty of free time to explore the town and get a first impression of its cosmopolitan identity. In Chora, you will find many stylish galleries for shopping, as a well as a multitude of deluxe restaurants.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast,lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday - Visit Kusadasi & Patmos
    Morning arrival to the Turkish port of Kusadasi, and a dose of history coming your way with an optional shore excursion to the Ancient City of Ephesus. The city is very well-preserved and the remains of Artemision –one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World- can be found there. Leaving the Turkish coast, you will travel to the Dodecanese and the island of Patmos, a paragon of spirituality. Deeply rooted in the Biblical story, Patmos is famous as the place where John the Theologian wrote the Book of Revelations. You can join an optional excursion and visit the famous for the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, the Grotto of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Explore Rhodes
    Next stop on your cruise will be the island of Rhodes, boasting a mosaic of different cultures that have left their mark on the island over the course of centuries. Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans have fought for and conquered this land, but the excursion that follows will focus on the medieval history of roads and the period when it was under the rule of the Knights of Saint John.
    Overnight: on board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Visit Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    First port of call today will be Crete for an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, and a chance to see up close its impressive throne room. King Minos himself is speculated to have had his chambers there, and the palace itself has served as the centre of different civilization since the Neolithic era (around 7000 BCE). Depart from Crete at noon for Santorini, an island that truly needs no introduction. Once you reach the port, our local collaborator will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Friday & Saturday – Arrival in Santorini
    Explore at your leisure the Santorinian highlights which include visiting the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, taking in the spectacular view from the village of Oia, sailing around the island on a catamaran, and experiencing the wild beauty of nature on the island’s uniquely coloured Red & Black volcanic beaches. Crafting your schedule in Santorini to match your individual style of travelling has never been easier!
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Sunday – Arrival in Mykonos
    You have a transfer from your hotel to the Santorini port in order to catch the high-speed boat to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will meet our local collaborator and be transferred to your hotel. For the remainder of the day, get a taste of the Cyclades by talking a walk around the main town of Chora.
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday & Tuesday – Experience Mykonos
    Whether you want to experience the cosmopolitan side of Mykonos with its high-class restaurants and bars or get a taste of life as a local in a tavern next to the sea with white-washed houses and windmills on the background, one thing is for sure; Mykonos can accommodate to any guest’s desires! Alternatively, you can spend a few hours exploring the history of the islands of Rinia & Delos in a well-planned tour. Delos especially, is something you shouldn’t miss out on, as the uninhabited island is collectively considered an archaeological site!
    Overnight: Mykonos
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Wednesday – Return to Athens
    From your hotel you will be transferred to the port of Mykonos and catch the high-speed boat to Athens. There, your driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Spend your last day in Athens doing some last minute shopping for the unlucky friends that couldn’t join your adventure!
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Thursday - Departure from Athens
    After a fulfilling breakfast, pack up your memories, meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel and head 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
SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 1 - May 9 & Oct 16-31 192922103304
May 10 - June 30 & 1-15 Oct210023853700
July 1 - Sept 30225426144075

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 210 per person

Group 2
SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 1-30211724143842
May 1-19 & Oct 1-31227925774092
May 20 - June 30 & Sept 1-30248429024842
July 1 - Aug 31270931025238

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 210 per person

Group 3
SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
May 1-20 & Oct 1-20314233895838
May 21 - June 6 & Sept 9-30352138146692
June 7 - July 4 & Aug 19 - Sept 8370040857233
July 5 - Aug 18381342527567

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 210 per person