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Celestyal Journey, Three Continents ex Athens Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Celestyal Journey.

Saturday, 30th November 2024
Celestyal Journey
Celestyal Cruises
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Celestyal Journey.

Experience the wonderful world of the Eastern Mediterranean with a visit to Europe, Asia and Africa. This bewitching cruise gives you the opportunity to visit some of the world’s most celebrated monuments including the pyramids of Giza and ancient Ephesus – all of which are included in the advertised price!

This awe-inspiring adventure gives you the opportunity to experience the vibrant cities of Cairo and Ashdod, explore charming medieval towns, indulge in the sun-soaked islands of the eastern Med and savor the mouthwatering flavors of authentic cuisine from three continents.

Highlights of this cruise:

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.

There are islands in the Mediterranean with captivating history, fantastic beaches and beautiful scenery, and then there is an island like Rhodes that quite literally has it all. Long before the days of the Roman Empire, many a maritime trail led to Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, named for the native pink hibiscus flowers. Unlike some popular Greek islands like Mykonos and Santorini, Rhodes is lush and green, a veritable garden in the eastern Aegean. And with an area of 541 square miles (1,400 square kilometers), it’s large too. Rhodes is also home to some of the most spectacular medieval fortifications anywhere, built by the Knights of the Order of Saint John in the 14th century. The virtually intact Palace of the Grand Master in the town of Rhodes is a Gothic jewel right out of a fairytale; this, combined with the Street of the Knights and some 200 winding lanes, creates a dazzling, living tapestry.

The island of Rhodes is in many ways a microcosm of Greece. The Old Town of Rhodes, at the northernmost point of the island, is probably the best-preserved medieval city in all of Europe. Midway down the eastern side, Lindos (some 55 km south of Rhodes town) blends archaeological intrigue with a panoramic town that is more reminiscent of a Cycladic island like Mykonos. The western side, meanwhile, has many orchards and vineyards as well as impressive ancient ruins at sites like Kameiros. The island’s interior is a place of verdant forests, hills and oases of calm like Seven Springs and the Valley of the Butterflies nature park, bringing to mind the countryside of northern Greece, while the beaches you’ll find in Rhodes are among the widest and best in Greece and indeed the Mediterranean.

Limassol, the seaside city in Cyprus that is the island’s second-largest after its divided capital of Nicosia, is located between the ancient sites of Amathous to the east and Kourion to the west. Called Lemesos in Greek, travelers will find much to discover in and around this bustling, historic port. Limassol like Cyprus as a whole has seen many empires and conquerors come and go, absorbing the cultures and flavors they brought with them to become one of the most cosmopolitan ports in the Mediterranean, and indeed the world, today. Turn on the radio in Limassol at any time of day or night and you’re likely to hear everything from Greek, Cypriot and Lebanese pop music to Israeli news and English DJs: this is very much a modern crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
30/11/24 Athens (Piraeus) Greece 5:00 PM
01/12/24 At sea - -
02/12/24 Port Said, Egypt 6:30 AM 10:00 PM
03/12/24 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
04/12/24 Limassol, Cyprus 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
05/12/24 Rhodes, Greece 12:00 PM 6:30 PM
06/12/24 Kusadasi, Turkey 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
07/12/24 Athens (Piraeus) Greece 7:00 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.

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