THURSDAY: ISTANBUL Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel in Istanbul. Balance of the day at leisure.
FRIDAY: ISTANBUL After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. Visits to the outstanding monuments of Ottoman & Byzantine Empires, the Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays), Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays), Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque and Grand Bazaar with over 4000 stores. (closed on Sundays). Lunch at local restaurant & back to the hotel at dusk.
SATURDAY: ISTANBUL - CRUISE Free morning in Istanbul for your last walk or last moment shopping. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the port to embark your cruise ship for the 6 night cruise to Greek Islands and Turkey. Spend the afternoon to get to know the cruise ship and the facilities, enjoy the night life on board.
SUNDAY: MYKONOS. In the afternoon arrival at the famous island of Mykonos, an international "jet-set" known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Walk around the town and admire the small houses, all white and blue, have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars. It is for the first time that a cruise gives you the opportunity to have an overnight in Mykonos and experience the night life.
MONDAY: MYKONOS. We will spend a whole day in Mykonos! Get a late breakfast and be ready for exploring the island, swim in the famous beaches, feel the clear crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea or taking the optional tour, visit the sacred island of Delos. The cruise ship will sail for the next destination at midnight.
TUESDAY: PATMOS – KUSADASI. Early morning we arrive in the Holy Island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery & the Grotto of St. John, where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation. People here have their own rhythm of living with a few cars and lot of fishing and sailing. Next port of call today is the Turkish port of Kusadasi with the option to visit Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated.
WEDNESDAY: RHODES. Today we visit the magnificent island of the roses, Knights and Butterflies. Participating in one of the optional tours, you can visit the old medieval city and the famous Acropolis of Lindos. If you want to be on your own you can swim in one of the many beaches of the island or just stroll in the old city and imagine being one of its inhabitants of the ancient times, Late evening return in the ship.
THURSDAY: HERAKLION(CRETE) - SANTORINI. New port, new places, new interesting sites in Crete. We will wake up in Heraklion, the biggest city of Crete, the island full of archaeological sites, beautiful beaches and fantastic scenery. Take the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, the centre of the Minoan Civilization.
We continue and this afternoon we visit the most breathtaking island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. You can participate in the optional tours or just relax in one of the famous cafes of the town and admire the sunset on the Caldera, known to be the most famous
FRIDAY: LAVRION (ATHENS. Early we arrive in Lavrion port. After breakfast disembarkation and transfer to your hotel in Athens
SATURDAY:ATHENS. Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
SUNDAY: ATHENS/AIRPORT. At the indicated time according to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.
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