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Celestyal Olympia, Iconic Aegean Cruise ex Athens (Lavrion) Return

4 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Celestyal Olympia.

Monday, 16th September 2024
Celestyal Olympia
Celestyal Cruises
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single

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4 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Celestyal Olympia.

Our wonderful 4-night Iconic Aegean cruise gives you the perfect opportunity to explore a captivating feast of ancient history, authentic cuisine, Greek culture and stunning vistas. From the captivating capital of Athens, your voyage takes you through glistening crystal waters to discover a wonderful blend of thrilling attractions, dramatic cliffs, rolling landscapes and all the romanticism of the Greek islands.

A stunning bouquet of sightseeing opportunities includes the striking white-washed buildings of Santorini, the iconic windmills of Mykonos, and the majestic castles of Patmos. Included in the price of the cruise are excursions to the ancient city of Ephesus in modern-day Turkey and the awe-inspiring Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights.

Highlights of this cruise:

Athens (Lavrion)
Sun-drenched and mythic, Athens is a big and modern metropolis with inspiring world heritage marvels at its very heart. The most important city-state in ancient Greece and the birthplace of democracy is also the sprawling capital of Greece today, but most of the major archaeological and historical sites are to be found within a compact area around the Acropolis itself. With a recorded history going back more than three millennia, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and rightly considered to be the cradle of Western Civilization. Even a short visit of the Greek capital’s highlights, starting with the iconic Acropolis, is enough to fall under its legendary spell.

Few islands have the power to captivate the way Santorini does. Gorgeous and cosmopolitan, it’s famous for that classic Greek island look with white painted houses clustered along narrow winding lanes, perched atop reddish-black volcanic cliffs that tumble down more than a thousand feet to the wide caldera. It’s easy to see how this island, the pearl of the Cycladic archipelago, can lay claim to being the source of the legend of Atlantis, either. Santorini, or “Thera” in Greek, is most celebrated for the dramatic views of its volcanic caldera, formed during a massive eruption around 1646 B.C. That eruption shook up the island—making its center actually collapse—but also created some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

There is no Greek island more synonymous with carefree times, glitz and glamour than Mykonos. At just 85 square kilometers Mykonos is a small island but it’s one that positively crackles with excitement, especially in the long Greek summer. Mykonos has a very rocky terrain and its windiness (the meltemia) can sometimes surprise you, but you’ll also find some of the most amazing beaches around and a cosmopolitan vibe you simply won’t find anywhere else. The main town, Chora, is famous for its winding lanes lined with gleaming white cubiform houses with painted blue doors and sophisticated shops and restaurants, but beyond the town, Mykonos retains a refreshingly bucolic atmosphere. In fact, Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek, once wrote that “Mykonos is wonderful…the air, the earth, the dry mountain, the simple people, their dialect, the figs, the grapes, the thyme, the mint…” He might have added the madness—in a good way—because from the 1960s onward Mykonos has been a magnet for bohemians, celebrities and revelers of all stripes. A hedonistic playground of beachside DJs and summer partying—an official brochure from 20 years ago says the island shows “a complete lack of restraint and climate truly divorced from anything that resembles an everyday routine.” Just know that you don’t have to actually party from dusk until dawn to experience the best of Mykonos (though that’s certainly an option!)—all you need to do is surrender to the Mykonian sun for a bit, enjoy the breezes and be glad that you can experience a slice of this very special and mythic place.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
16/09/24 Lavrion, Greece 01:00 PM
16/09/24 Mykonos, Greece 06:00 PM 11:00 PM
17/09/24 Kusadasi, Turkey 07:00 AM 01:00 PM
17/09/24 Patmos, Greece 04:30 PM 09:30 PM
18/09/24 Rhodes, Greece 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
19/09/24 Heraklion, Greece 07:00 AM 12:00 PM
19/09/24 Santorini, Greece 04:30 PM 09:30 PM
20/09/24 Lavrion, Greece 06:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.