Celestyal Olympia pool with chairs

Celestyal Olympia pool with chairs

Aegean Delight
Athens | Mykonos | Kusadasi | Patmos | Rhodes | Heraklion | Santorini

Aegean Delight

Description

Iconic Cruises are like a master-class… We take you to the classics, to ancient cities and legendary harbors that have been sought by travelers for years. Enjoy this 4 nights Iconic cruise to the Greek islands and combine it with the classic sites surrounding Athens!

 

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Itinerary

( 9 days )

Your tour’s schedule in detail:

Arrive in Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the next two nights. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Athens Sightseeing Tour [duration approx. 4.5hours]  & 
Cape Sounion/Athens [duration approx. 4 hours]

Morning sightseeing tour of Athens, including a visit to the awesome Acropolis, Parthenon, Erechtheum, and Acropolis Museum Drive past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Palace, Panathenian Olympic Stadium, Temple of Zeus, and lots more.

Take a couple of hours break from you Sightseeing to wander around the Plaka.  It is the oldest district in Athens (it is also mentioned as "Gods' district") with outstanding scenery. The moment you start walking on its paved narrow lanes you get the feeling that you travel back in time. In the early afternoon, you will drive down the coast to Cape Sounion dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Return to Athens in the early evening.

For dinner, visit Lycavittos hill or one of the numerous roof top restaurants to enjoy the magnificent night view to the Acropolis.

Delphi & Arachova Tour

Drive through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) arrive in DELPHI. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the center of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious center and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Between the sixth and fourth centuries BC, the Delphic oracle, which was regarded as the most trustworthy, was at its peak. It was delivered by the Pythia, the priestess, and interpreted by the priests of Apollo. Cities, rulers and ordinary individuals alike consulted the oracle, expressing their gratitude with great gifts and spreading its fame around the world. The oracle was thought to have existed since the dawn of time. Indeed, it was believed to have successfully predicted events related to the cataclysm of Deukalion, the Argonaut’s expedition and the Trojan War. Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ”severe” Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist.

Mycenae & Epidaurus

Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to MYCENAE (Visit). Mycenae ‘Rich in Gold’, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. Then through ARGOS on to NAUPLIA 1st capital of Greece in 1829 – After lunch depart to EPIDAURUS (Visit) On the headland called “Nesi” at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. Apart from a few rows of seats, the cavea is made of limestone with poros staircases. Until now, nine cunei with eighteen rows of seats have been excavated, which originally could accommodate about 2000 spectators. All the benches and thrones of the theatre carry inscriptions with the names of the donors while implying a direct relationship of the monument with the cult of Dionysus. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.

Embark your cruise

Mid morning transfer to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship

Monday [Mykonos]

PORTS ARR. DEPT.
ATHENS [LAVRION]  Greece 13:00
MYKONOS, Greece 18:00 23:00

Tuesday [Kusadasi & Patmos]

PORTS ARR. DEPT.
KUSADASI (Ephesus), Turkey 07.00 13:00
PATMOS, Greece 16:30 21:30

 Wednesday [Rhodes]

PORTS ARR. DEPT.
RHODES, Greece 07.00 18.00

Thursday [Heraklion & Santorini]

PORTS ARR. DEPT.
CRETE (HERAKLION), Greece 07.00 12.00
SANTORINI*, Greece 16.30 21:30

*Tendering, weather permitting 

Friday - Disembarkation and departure 

PORTS ARR. DEPT.
ATHENS [PIRAEUS] Greece 06.00 -

Early morning arrival - Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens center or the Athens airport. 
[ we suggest and extra overnight in Athens. If not possible, then book flights departing after 12 noon] 

Departure / Return location

ATHENS

Departure days : 

Every Thursday 
From March 10 to October 20 2022
From March 23 to October 19, 2023

Special winter sailings without visiting Heraklion :
October 27 & November 03,10 & 17,  2022
March 9 & 16 - October 26 - November 02,09,16 & 23,  2023

 

Wear

Dressing code is “smart casual”
From May through September, light-colored cotton clothes that “breathe” will help keep you cool. Swimsuits, as well as sunglasses, a hat and a good sunscreen. Bathing suits or shorts are not permitted in the inside restaurants, but buffet lunch is also served at the pool deck. In restaurants, casinos, lounges and nightclubs, and in the other open spaces on our ships, your attire should be “country club casual”– relaxed, yet elegant – after 18:00. For your safety and comfort on board we suggest sports or flat deck shoes with low heels. These types of footwear will make it easier for you to navigate the cruise ship decks and stairwells.

Read carefully before booking:

 

 

 

 

Notes :

All prices are per-person, based on a double occupancy of the stateroom and are quoted in Euro.
All Inclusive fares include accommodation on board in the booked category, on-board dining as well as a choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (All-Inclusive Classic Drinks), Specific Complimentary Shore Excursions, all port and service charges and entertainment program on board. Port and service charges are included in the cruise rate. Celestyal Cruises reserves the right to correct any incorrect information due to a human error, typographical error or technical error. The general terms and conditions of Celestyal Cruises apply.

Included

  • Private arrival transfer from the Athens airport or Piraeus port
  • 4 nights accommodation at the hotel of your choice including breakfast daily and all taxes except the accommodation tax. 
  • Shared : Athens Sightseeing tour, Cape Sounion, Argolis region, Delphi and Arachova.
  • English Speaking Qualified Guide.
  • Deluxe a/c motor coaches.
  • Entrance Fees to the sites visited.
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number.
  • All Taxes

During the cruise: 

  • All-Inclusive Classic Drinks
  • Complimentary Onboard Dining
  • Excursion - Ancient Ephesus
  • Excursion - Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes 
  • Onboard Entertainment
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Shuttle Bus - Mykonos Old Town

Not Included

During the cruise 

  • Gaming at the Casinos
  • Internet and Telephone Use
  • Laundry Services
  • Locker Rental and/or Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • The Celestyal Cruises Souvenir DVD
  • Medical Expenses
  • Professional Photography
  • Purchases in Our Shops
  • Room Service
  • Salon Products and Services
  • Spa Products and Services
  • Travel insurance

Highlights

  • Acropolis site and museum 
  • Temple of Poseidon
  • Cape Sounion 
  • Mycenae 
  • Nauplion
  • Epidaurus
  • Delphi
  • Arachova
  • Mykonos
  • Kusadasi
  • Rhodes
  • Patmos
  • Heraklion
  • Santorini
Iconic_cruise_map - 4 night

Map directions are indicative and can alternate, depending on weather and/or various circumstances.

Celestyal Olympia Thalassa

Celestyal Olympia Thalassa

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Celestyal Olympia spa

Celestyal Olympia cabin category XA

Celestyal Olympia cabin category XA

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Celestyal Olympia  cabin category IA

Celestyal Olympia  cabin category IA

Celestyal Olympia cabin category SB

Celestyal Olympia cabin category SB

Apollo temple ruins Delphi
Tholos sanctuary of Athena Pronaia Delphi
Epidaurus theater
doorway mycenae
Price: 1300 - 3000 € / per person in sharing twin low/high season
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