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Golden Adventure     8 days

Greece + Turkey Celestyal Cruises from € 867


This cruise is operated by Celestyal Cruises on board the Celestyal Crystal
Day Port Arrival        Departure
Friday Lavrion (Athens), Greece   12:00
Saturday Istanbul,  Turkey 09:00 19:00
Sunday Kusadasi, Turkey 15:30 22:00
Monday Santorini, Greece 10:00 18:30
Tuesday Agios Nikolaos (Crete),  Greece 07:00 18:00
Wednesday Rhodes, Greece 07:00 14:00
Wednesday Symi, Greece 16:30 20:00
Thursday Chios,  Greece       07:00 12:00
Thursday Mykonos, Greece 17:30 24:30
Friday Lavrion (Athens),Greece 06:00  

FRIDAY: LAVRION (ATHENS) - ISTANBUL: Embarkation starts at 10:00. Our cruise ship will leave the port of Lavrion at 12:00 for 8 full days of fun and experiences. We go along the east end of Attica passing close to the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. This afternoon is a good opportunity to get around and know your ship and the services we provide.


SATURDAY:  ISTANBUL: In the morning we arrive in Istanbul. A full day in Istanbul with the graceful minarets of countless mosques. Istanbul's blend of East & West has resulted in some of the most magnificent architecture in the world, including the Aghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. Stroll around the city, do your shopping, make some bargains in the famous Bazaars, taste the local coffee and local sweets and just find out why this city was the capital of Byzantine Empire for so long time.
SUNDAY: KUSADASIIn the afternoon arrival at Kusadasi, a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast. In ancient time settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th century who made Kusadasi a centre of art and culture.In the early years of Christianity. St John the Evangelist and (according to Roman Catholic sacred tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) both came to live in the area.
Take the opportunity to visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city and later a major Roman city, on the coast of Ionia.The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
You can also visit the House of the Virgin Mary, purported to have been the last home of Virgin Mary, based on the visions of Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich. It is a popular place of Catholic pilgrimage which has been visited by three recent popes.
MONDAY:   SANTORINI: We will spend a whole day in Santorini! One of the jewels of small volcanic archipelagos five islands is undoubtedly Santorini. Santorini was created due to a volcanic eruption culminated in the explosion of a volcano caldera, therefore, its rugged landscapes dotted with huge cliffs. Santorini's capital, Fira, with white-washed houses, narrow streets and open air cafes that cling to a steep cliff, is at the top of the beautiful island where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the bay. Discover Santorini villages that retain their authenticity, with beautiful blue and white buildings and barren volcanic rocks. It is a very fascinating and picturesque island. A magical place that has nothing to do with the rest of the Greek islands, a place to spread the peaceful and hospitable nature of its people.
TUESDAY: AGIOS NIKOLAOS (CRETE): Early morning we arrive in Agios Nikolaos, a coastal town on the Greek island of Crete. Agios Nikolaos was settled in the late Bronze Age by Dorian occupants of Lato. Agios Nikolaos is probably best known as a tourist town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi.
WEDNESDAY: RHODES - SYMIToday we visit the magnificent island of the roses, Knights and Butterflies. Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the old medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos. If you want to be on your own you can swim in one of the many beaches of the island or just stroll in the old city and imagine being one of its inhabitants of the ancient times.
In the afternoon we arrive in Symi, a mountainous Greek island. It includes the harbor town of Symi and its adjacent upper town Ano Symi, as well as several smaller localities, beaches, and areas of significance in history and mythology. In Greek mythology, Symi is reputed to be the birthplace of the Charites and to take its name from the nymph Syme.
There has been considerable restoration of many houses in Symi in the past decade, by architects including Haris A. Kalligas and Anastasia Papaioannou, both winners of the Europa Nostra Awards for their work on Symi and elsewhere in Greece.
THURSDAY: CHIOS - MYKONOS: We will spend the morning in Chios. Chios is the fifth largest of the Greek islands. Archaeological research on Chios has found evidence of habitation dating back at least to the Neolithic era.
Tourist attractions include its medieval villages and the 11th-century monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chios is notable for its exports of mastic gum and its nickname is The mastic island.
In the afternoon we will be in Mykonos, known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international "jet-set" known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It's easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
FRIDAY: LAVRION (ATHENS) : Early we arrive in Lavrion port. After breakfast disembarkation and continue for your Greece vacation or for your return home trip.

Important notice: For passengers who need visa to enter Schengen countries, this must be: Multiple Entry Schengen Visa, in order to participate in this cruise

In cruise price are Included: all meals on board.
Not included drinks and shore excursions 

 


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