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Seven Day Idyllic Cruise in the Aegean. The alternative Aegean Sea itinerary

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Seven nights cruise of the Aegean islands and Turkey
All meals on board
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Cruise per day Itinerary
An incredible itinerary including less known islands of the Aegean Sea.
Day 1
Embarkation! Athens (Lavrion), Greece
Welcome on board!
After embarkation this morning, on board, a range of activities are available to you:; sip a cocktail by the pool, try your luck in the casino, work-out in the fitness center or just relax and soak up the glorious Mediterranean sun. You will be wined and dined with an array of enticing international and Greek cuisine.
At 18:00 the ship will dock in Mykonos; an island that needs little introduction! A summer holiday meeting point for jet setters worldwide, this glittering, glamorous island has everything you expect: fantastic beaches with crystal clear water, whitewashed sugar-cube houses with blue wooden shutters, narrow streets to stroll around, and last, but not least an incredible nightlife!
The evening is yours to enjoy this beautiful iconic Cycladic Island.
Day 2
Kusadasi and Samos
Early morning breakfast will be served onboard as the ship docks at the Port of Kusadasi. This is a very 'full' day with lots of things to see and do.
For those of you that have not visited Kusadasi before, we highly recommend the optional tour to Ancient Ephessos or perhaps you may prefer to walk around this colorful town on your own.
Return to the ship mid-morning and enjoy lunch onboard before sailing to Samos.
In the afternoon we arrive in Samos and explore this lovely island partaking in the interesting optional tour. Early evening return to the ship where dinner await you as you sail for Milos.
Day 3
Milos
A much more relaxed day today. A full day in Milos.
One of the less known islands of the Aegean, and one of the best hidden secrets. It is one of the cruise highlights, one of the prettiest islands and definitely worth exploring.
Enjoy a nice breakfast and either take the optional excursion to be guided through all the interesting spots – or venture alone and explore the pristine beaches.
Day 4
Athens (Piraeus) and Syros
We will be docking in Piraeus today for a morning visit to the highlights of Athens. From the port of Piraeus there are multiple very interesting excursions into Athens (Acropolis, Museums and more) or alternatively for those who have seen these, there is the very interesting excursion to the temple of Poseidon at cape Sounio.
The ship sails at 14:30 and lunch is served on board as we make way to the Cycladic island of Syros. The capital city of the Cyclades and one of the most interesting both historically and architecturally of the Aegean.
Day 5
Cesme(Turkey)
Today the cruise will be visiting the interesting port of Cesme.
Our port of call today is Cesme were you have the opportunity to visit Izmir and enjoy a very interesting excursion which includes the new museum.
Your afternoon is at leisure to explore the town and get a taste of the local life.
Day 6
Kos (Greece)
A full day in Kos today, this a slow paced day. The island of Kos has a rich history and culture. Inhabited since the ancient times until today it is full of things to do and see. It is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine; a very interesting excursion is available to visit the The Asklepion which was an Ancient Health and Healing Center.
Kos is a large and very interesting island, as the ship will be in port for the full day it is time to explore and enjoy.
Day 7
Ios and Santorini
Enjoy a nice breakfast on board and take advantage of our visit to Ios, known for some of the best beaches of the Cyclades.
In the afternoon marvel at the captivating views of this magnficient island as you arrive and anchor in Santorini. Passengers participating in the optional tour to Oia and Thira will disembark first via tender boats to Athenios port where motorcoaches will be waiting to start the excursion. All other passengers will disembark via tender boats to Santorini`s small port of Fira where they will experience a fantastic journey up the caldera by cable car or donkey or foot. In the evening return to the ship. From the lovely town of Fira take the cable car down to the waterfront and tender boats will take you to the ship. Dinner is served onboard as you depart Santorini and sail back to Lavrion.
Day 8
Disembarkation. Athens (Lavrion), Greece
An early breakfast is served onboard before we disembark our cruise ship.
Tour Map and information

Tour Information
Optional Sightseeing
Explore the picturesque town of Mykonos
Visit Kusadasi and ancient Ephesus
Visit the Samos wine museum and traditional villages
Tour the island of Milos
Visit to the Athens Acropolis. A Unesco World Heritage site.
Visit the new Acropolis museum.
Visit the temple of Poseidon at cape Sounion.
Tour the island of Syros.
Visit Izmir and the new Archeological museum
Explore Bodrum
Visit in Kos the Asklepion, Zia and the Platane of Hippocrates
Explore Ios
Explore Santorini, walk the amazing cliff side of Oia village
Dining
Seven breakfasts on board the cruise ship.
Seven lunches on board the cruise ship.
Seven dinners on board the cruise ship.
Accommodation
Cabin categories vary, please see the full ship info and cabins available on the per ship detail..
Transfers
We can arrange your transfers to and from the cruise ship. Please advise your transfer requirments on your request.



Tour Experiences
Walk the the narrow streets of Matoyiannia in Mykonos town
Taste the Turkish delight in Syros
See the sunset in Santorini
Swim in Ios

The seven day Idyllic Aegean cruise is one of the most interesting of the cruises as the itinerary is “off the beaten track”, visiting islands that are not only beautiful but have also unique character setting them apart from the mainstream cruise destinations. The idyllic Aegean cruise sails on Fridays from Piraeus only in the months of July and August.
This cruise will appeal to those who want to experience more…

Seven Day cruise itinerary (2017)
seven day idyllic Cruise timetable

Timetable of the 7 day Idyllic Aegean Cruise

Day Arr Dep Destination
Friday 13:00 Athens (Lavrion)
18:00 24:00 Mykonos
Saturday 07:00 13:00 Kusadasi (Ephesus)
15:30 22:30 Samos
Sunday 09:00 20:00 Milos
Monday 06:30 12:00 Athens (Piraeus)
18:00 23:30 Syros
Tuesday 07:00 22:00 Cesme (Turkey)
Wednesday 07:00 18:00 Kos
Thursday 07:00 14:30 Ios
16:30 21:00 Santorini
Friday 06:00 Athens (Lavrion)
@ Cruise Ship information
2017 Seven Day Aegean Idyllic cruise Departure Dates
Cruise departure nights

Sailings every Friday

June 30
July 07, 14, 21, 28
Seven Day Idyllic Aegean Cruise to the Greek Islands
Seven Day Cruise Idyllic Aegean

Dining and Diets


Meals Included
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included in the price of the cruise ticket. These are served in the dining areas and on occasion also on deck (lunches when weather permits). The meals are nice and cater to the tastes of all, there is good choice and a Greek flavor to the menus.
Diets
If you have any specific dietary requirements, allergies or intolerance to any ingredients, you need to advise the cruise line in advance so necessary adjustments be made, wherever this is possible.

Dress Code on the Cruise Ship


General
If you are traveling during the hot months (May-Sep), light, light colored, cotton clothes which “breathe” will keep you cool. Take with you your bathing suits if you wish to swim. It is good to have with you sunglasses, a hat and of course sun protection for the open spaces and the pool. For the evening it is best to bring a cardigan or light jacket, as it is possible that the weather may be cool on open decks; also remember the vessel is air conditioned). If you intend to use the gym aboard the ship, ensure to pack sports clothes and shoes, as well as the necessary accessories.
Dinning dress code
In both the restaurants and the public spaces on the ship, one ought to be country club casually dressed. Bathing suits & shorts are not allowed in the restaurants where casual dress is compulsory, for aesthetical and hygiene reasons. If you wish to have a meal on deck in your swimwear, you can enjoy the great range of the buffet on the deck (weather permitting), without having to change for lunch.
Formal Nights
Formal wear should be worn for the Gala Night and Captains Cocktail which take place during Seven day cruises. Formal dress entails, for women: Cocktail dress or a smart outfit, for men: Suit (trousers, shirt, jacket) and a necktie.

Drinks on the Cruise ship


The cruises rates include drink packages.

Aegean Sea Shore Excursions


Cruising this amazing area of the world has an added bonus: the very interesting ports of call. Aegean cruises can be categorized as destination cruises as the main highlight are actually the ports of call. On all the islands there are excursions organized by the ship, in which you can participate at an extra cost.
The shore excursions are a highlight of the cruise and you should examine what options are available to you and choose the ones that you find interesting.


On each of the cruises, and within the offered rate, a set of shore excursions is included. These excursions offered as included vary per itinerary and details are listed within each cruise description.

Mobile Phones and Internet on the Cruise ship


Mobiles
Aegean Sea cruises have an extra good thing going for them…. Mobile phone reception is available during most of the cruise. All the Greek islands have excellent mobile phone coverage this means that on the greater part of the cruise you will have good signal. The only times when you will not be able to use the phone is on long crossings, even though these are few and mostly done at night.
Internet
You can browse the internet on the ship but this is quite expensive and done at a designated area of the ship that has computers with access, or where the WIFI of the vessel has coverage.

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