Greek Island Cruise with Turkey - GR406

 

7 nights/ 8 days

 

Athens,  Santorini, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Milos, Crete

On the MS Celestial Crystal

 

Sail along the blue Aegean Sea to civilizations. Visit the Aexotic islands of ancient natolian  coast with its important World Heritage sites like Ephesus, then continue to magical Antorinii, often cited as the famed Atlantis. We will stop at Crete where you can visit the remains of legendary Knossos palace, home of  Minotaur and Theseus. We will land at the white-washed islands of Mykonos with its enchanting  views and windmills. You can also combine this cruise with our Tours on Greece's mainland.

This cruise is replaced by the Idyllic Aegean - Cruise GR409 in 2020

2019 Departure Dates:
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct 7, 14

Included Excursions:

OIA VILAGE - 4.5 Hours
Our tour to Santorini’s jewel, the village of Oia, is a trip into the picture-perfect world of an island where romance and beauty reign supreme.
  As we board our tour to discover  the island’s second largest village, we will drive by the picturesque villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli, the “balcony to the Aegean”, and Megalochori surrounded by its famous vineyards, where we will stop briefly to capture the experience with photos. Our tour will continue with a panoramic drive by Santorini’s caldera which offers breathtaking views. We will admire from afar the village of Fira, the capital of the island, as well as Thirassia, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni -- three of the five islands which form the cluster that surround Santorini. As we arrive in Oia we will walk through the gleaming white streets of the village through a beautiful labyrinth of shops, cafes, art galleries and hotels, harmoniously built in the unmistakable Cycladic style. You will have free time to enjoy your moments in one of the world’s best known and loved living postcards -- taking photos of the awe-inspiring scenery, shopping for fine jewelry or art, or simply relaxing and breathing in the beauty of Santorini.

Ancient Ephesus through the ages: Hellenistic and Roman 4.5 hours
Our Ancient Ephesus bus tour is a journey through the golden ages which shaped a pivotal center of commerce and spirituality. Built 3,000 years ago, Ephesus shaped the history of Greek, Turkish and Christian civilizations from its privileged location, chosen (according to legend) by the oracle of Delphi. A site of pilgrimage, due to its proximity to the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Wonders of the World) and the presence of major Christian figures (the apostles Paul and John and the Virgin Mary) within the city walls, Ephesus is currently one of the largest Roman archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. The splendor of its golden age is visible throughout its streets and exceptionally well-preserved ruins. As we explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site you will have the opportunity to breathe in the centuries of cultural effervescence, visible in the Ephesus Agora, Odeon, the Houses of the Patricians, the beautiful Temple of Hadrian and the astonishing Library of Celsus. You will also have the opportunity to bargain and shop local merchandise such as carpets, leather goods, souvenirs etc.

Minoan Palace of Knossos: 1st European civilization – 4.5 hours
As we venture into the incredible open-air museum of the Palace of Knossos, our bus tour will take you along the proud Venetian heritage of Heraklion - the Koules Fortress (the stronghold overlooking the Heraklion harbour), the Venetian Loggia (the 17th century administrative and social center), the harmonious Morozini fountain and the 10th century Church of St. Titus. As you explore the Palace of Knossos, considered Europe’s oldest city, you are entering and experiencing the incredible world of the legendary Minoan civilization. The long and winding roads of Crete’s ancient city gradually expose the remarkable art, architecture and daily life of the Minoan people. Breathe in the millennia of history and imagine the legends of Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur come to life in the remarkable Hall of the Royal Guard and the Double Axes, the King’s Chamber or the Queen’s Apartment. Enjoy free time to savour the beauty and uniqueness of Crete’s largest city (and the fourth largest in Greece). The city is brimming with an assortment of museums that satisfy every taste- entre, full of busy cafes and elegant shops or retrace the steps of its Venetian rulers at the impressive fortified port, the vast arches and the arsenals.

Itinerary

Day Port Arrive Depart
Mon Athen/Pireaus   21:00
Tue Mykonos 7:00  
Wed Mykonos   7:00
Wed Milos 13:00 14:09
Thu Santorini 8:00  
Fri Santorini   23:00
Sat Heraklion 7:00 20:30
Sun Kusadasi (Turkey) 11:30 17:00
Mon Athens/Pireaus 9:00  

Includes:

Excludes

2019 Prices in US$

GREEK ISLAND CRUISE WITH TURKEY - GR406
2019 Prices USD Per Cabin with 2 Guests Apr May    & Oct Jun   July       & Sep Aug
IA - Interior Stateroom (11sqm) on Deck 3    2,707     3,106   3,421
IB - Interior Stateroom (12sqm) on Deck 4 or 5    3,022     3,358   3,694
IC - Interior Stateroom (12sqm) on Deck 6 or 7     3,148     3,547   3,904
XBO - Exterior Stateroom (13 sqm) - obstructed view on Deck 6   3,253     3,610   3,946
XA - Exterior Stateroom (12 sqm) on Deck 2   3,253     3,610   4,093
XC - Exterior Stateroom (14 sqm)   on Deck 3 or 4   3,526     3,904   4,282
XD - Exterior Stateroom (15 sqm) on Deck 6 or 7   3,694     4,093   4,492
SBJ - Junior Balcony Suites (15 sqm) on Deck 6 or 7   4,072     4,408   4,807
S -  Suites (25 or 34 sqm) on Deck 6    4,513     4,975   5,395
SB - Balcony Suites (36 sqm) on Deck 7   4,933     5,321   5,752

 

 

Celestyal Crystal Features:

As soon as you step aboard Celestyal Crystal, you’llrealize your getaway couldn’t possibly feel more comfortable or more like home. Enjoy comfortable staterooms and suites, elegant restaurants, bars and lounges, spa and fitness rooms, as well as promenade decks, where you can revel in the splendor of a starlit ocean sky. 

Interior Stateroom IA

Interior Stateroom IB

Interior Stateroom IC

Exterior Stateroom XBO

Exterior Stateroom XA

Exterior Stateroom XC

Exterior Stateroom XD

Junior Balcony Suite - SBJ

Suites - S

Balcony Suite - SB

 

Balcony Suite SG

 

Deck 2 XA Exterior Staterooms:

Deck 3 IA Interior Staterooms, XB Exterior Staterooms and XC Exterior Staterooms:

Deck 4 IB Interior Staterooms and XC Exterior Staterooms. Medical Center:

Deck 5 IB Interior Staterooms and XC Exterior Staterooms. Olympus Restaurant, Thalassa Bar, Photo Shop, Duty Free Shop, Agora shop, Reception and Jacuzzi:

Deck 6 IC Interior Staterooms, XBO Exterior Staterooms, XB Exterior Staterooms, XD Exterior Staterooms, SBJ Junior Blacony Suites,   Suites, SG Grand Suites:

Deck 7 IC Interior Staterooms, XD Exterior Staterooms, SBJ Junior Balcony Suites, SB Balcony Suites:

Deck 8 Amalthia restaurant, Muses Lounge and Bar, Casino, Eros Lounge and Bar, Kids Corner, Library Stand:

Deck 9 Leda Casual Dining, Aura Casual Dining, Helios Bar, Beauty Center, Gym, Sauna, Swimming Pool:

Deck 10 Horizons Lounge and Bar