2024 Seven day Cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey from Athens
2024 Seven day Cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey from Athens
|Cruise per day Itinerary
An incredible itinerary including the highlights of the Greek islands and lesser known islands of unique beauty.
With full days in Santorini and Mykonos.
|Day 1 Saturday
|Embarkation! Athens (Piraeus), Greece
|Welcome on board!
After embarkation this afternoon, 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.
|Day 2 Sunday
|Early morning breakfast will be served onboard as the ship docks at the Port of Thessaloniki.
The second largest Greek city rich in culture and history.
Thessaloniki is a vibrant city which has multiple cultural influences evident in all aspects of the local life.
From the amazing cuisine to the byzantine and ancient historical finds this city has so much to offer to the visitor.
|Day 3 Monday
|Early morning breakfast will be served onboard as the ship docks at the Port of Kusadasi, gateway to the majestic site of Ephesus.
A amazing excursion today! If you have not visited Kusadasi before, it is highly recommend to take part in the included tour to Ancient Ephesus.
After more than a century and a half of excavation, the city's recovered and renovated structures have made Ephesus Europe's most complete classical metropolis – and that's with 80% of the city yet to be unearthed!
You also have the opportunity to walk around this colorful port on your own and enjoy the bustling market place.
|Day 3 Tuesday
|Cruise to Heraklion, the port of Crete.
In Heraklion you have the opportunity to participate in the very interesting excursion Knossos and see the ruins of the Palace of King Minos.
Or alternatively explore the town of Heraklion and enjoy a coffee in one of the outdoor cafes.
|Day 4 Wednesday
In the morning today, the ship arrives in Santorini. Marvel at the captivating views of this magnificent island. As you approach Santorini from the water, it's hard not to be awed by the sheer cliffs that soar above a turquoise sea, by the fact that you're sailing in an immense crater of a drowned volcano and that before you lies an island shaped by an ancient eruption cataclysmic beyond imagining.
Passengers participating in the optional tour to Oia and Thira will disembark first via tender boats to Athenios Port where motor coaches will await. All other passengers will disembark via tender boats to Santorini`s small port where you can experience a fantastic journey up the caldera by cable car (disembaktion ports and procedure are weather permitting).
Either stay on the islands and enjoy dinner at leisure or return to the vessel after exploring this amazing island.
The ship will remain at the island until 00:30 a.m. of Thursday!
|Day 5 Thursday
|Mykonos (up to the early morning hours)
|Mykonos! An opportunity to explore this amazing island.
In the morning, 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!
One of most known islands in Greece with a beautiful port (old town). For the avid shoppers there are souvenir shops scattered everywhere, and fashion lovers will find top shops especially for fashion and jewelry. Walk the narrow alleyways of Mykonos town, the pebble streets with the white washed houses, and uncover more of the secrets of the island!
Why not take part in the excursion by boat to the neighboring island of Delos. Famous in antiquity, covered with a myriad of ancient landmarks and buildings. The mythical birthplace of twins Apollo and Artemis, splendid Ancient Delos was a shrine turned sacred treasury and commercial centre. This Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
In the evening the picaresque port and the area of little Venice are great locations to enjoy the local cuisine or a coffee at one of the numerous cafes.
|Day 7 Friday
|Today the cruise visits the two beautiful islands, Milos and Mykonos.
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. The landscapes of Milos and the amazing rock formations make for unique scenery and some of the most interesting beaches worldwide.
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.
|Disembarkation. Athens (Piraeus), Greece
|An early breakfast is served onboard before disembarking the cruise ship.
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 Saturdays from Piraeus between the months of May to October.
This cruise appeals to those who want to experience more…
Seven Day cruise itinerary (2024)
Timetable of the 7 day Idyllic Greek Island Cruise
Greek Island Cruise Itinerary
|* disembarkation by tenders (weather permitting)
2024 Seven Day Aegean Idyllic cruise Departure Dates
Sailings every Saturday from Piraeus 
|06, 13, 20, 27
|04, 11, 18, 25
|01, 8, 15, 22, 29
|06, 13, 20, 27
|03, 10, 17, 24, 31
|07, 14, 21, 28
Seven Day Idyllic Aegean Cruise
2024 Seven Day Idyllic Aegean Cruise - useful information
Dining and Diets on the Greek island cruise
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.
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
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 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 cruise rates include drink packages.
There are different options to choose from including alcoholic and non-alcoholic packages.
(we will quote with packages included)
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.
Mobile Phones usage on the Greek Island Cruise
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 on the Cruise ship
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.
A good “tip” to have in mind is that in Greece most cafes offer free Wi-Fi to all their customers. So if you want to use Wi-Fi, and as the ship is in port for many hours, it is a good option to enjoy some time at a local café and use the free Wi-Fi.
Smoking on the Cruise ship
Smoking is not allowed in any of the indoor areas of the cruise ship.
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