Day 1 - The cruise staff will welcome you on board at the ships terminal in Piraeus, Athens and after an 11am departure you will head over to Mykonos. Mykonos is possibly Greece's most famous island and known as the playground for the rich and famous! Mykonos has something to offer all who visit - from superb dining at the fresh seafod restuarants, the most fashionable bars and clubs and clothing to suit souvenier shoppers and desginer label lovers. Get lost in the maze of paved streets, traditional white houses and colourful flowers. Don't forget to say hi to Petros the pink pelican and permanent resident of Mykonos.
Day 2 - Your early 7 am arrival in Kusadasi should definitely begin with a traditional Turkish coffee and sweet honey pastry (baklava) before you set out to the colorful flea market for a morning of shopping. Kusadasi is a picturesque town by the sea that has been influenced over many years by various cultures and nationailies. Our recommendation is a visit to the Ancient Greek theater of Ephessos or the traditional Turkish baths.
Make your way back to the cruisehip by midday for your sail towards the island of Patmos. Patmos is a stunning island and the best way to enjoy her fantastic views is sipping a cocktail and watching the sun go down at one of the waterfront cafes or bars. The history of Patmos is also one of great interest as it is the site where John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelations. A shore excursion to St Johns monastery can be arranged through your cruise staff.
Day 3 - We hope you have lots of energy because your full day of Rhodes island visit will definitely be filled with activities. Start your day with a sweet crepe or fresh cheese pie from one of the patisseries in the harbour. Walk through the 'old city' of Rhodes filled with a maze of narrow streets, hand made crafts, jewellery and ceramics workshops selling original pieces and great gifts.
You can also visit the Palace of St Johns Knights in the old town that still has antiquities from it medieval period.
For those who love the beach there is a popular beach that's surrounded by resorts, cafes and bars close to the port where you can swim or sunbathe and listen to the beats coming from the beach bars. If this doesn't sound like you then why not book a shore excursion to the breathtaking Lindos, a picture-perfect seaside town that hosts an Ancient Acropolis.
Day 4 - Heraklion the main port and town of Crete is best enjoyed early morning before most tourists arrive. A 7am arrival is the perfect time to make your way over to the Palace of Knossos or the Archeological Museum of Minoan history. Once you’ve had your dose of Cretan culture it will be time for your 11am departure and sail towards Santorini.
Santorini - another of Greece's most famous islands. This island is truly unforgettable - it's almost eerie to look at as the ship approaches its steep black cliffs and little white houses perched on the cliff edge. The main town of Fira is the perfect place for some shopping and a stunning evening sunset at one of the small cafes or restuarants.
Day 5 - After an over night sail and a big breakfast you will return to the shipping terminal in Piraeus to be farewelled by your cruise staff at 7am.
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