Friday – DAY 1
Departure from Athens, Lavrion port at 12:00 am
Saturday – DAY 2
Arrival at 09:00 am at Istanbul port
In Istanbul, East meets West and people, cultures and history blend magically. The city is home to Hagia Sofia, the Greek Patriarchate, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi palace and the gardens of Sultanahmet Square. Visit the Grand Bazaar which consists of 61 covered streets but make sure you leave time for a cruise from Europe to Asia across the historic Bosporus.
Departure at 19:00 pm
Sunday – DAY 3
Arrival at 16:00 pm at Kusadasi port
Kusadasi is a beach resort in Turkey famous for its marina and its colorful bazaar where visitors can find a wide selection of hand-made carpets, leather bags and local products. But mostly, Kusadasi is known due to its proximity to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and its Terrace Houses one of the world’s largest open-air museums, the House of Virgin Mary and the Sirince Village.
Departure 22:00 pm
Monday – DAY 4
Arrival at 10:00 am at Santorini port
Santorini is one of the most renowned places of the world. People travel thousands of miles in order to admire its unique geography, result of an earthquake that took place many centuries ago. Take a jeep safari into the interior, cruise to Santorini’s smaller islands and volcanoes, visit the Akrotiri excavations or drink coffee at Oia Village, 300 meters above the sea.
Departure 18:30 pm
Tuesday – DAY 5
Arrival at 06:30 am at Agios Nikolaos port in Crete
Agios Nikolaos is considered to be the gem of Crete, a place with lovely cafes, a fascinating archaeological museum and Voulismeni lake. Crete is a wonderland of pristine beaches, hiking trails, rivers and marvels such as the Minoan Palace of Knossos, home to the first civilization of Europe. Don’t miss the visit to the scenic villages of Lasithi and the famous islet of Spinalonga.
Departure 18:00 pm
Wednesday – DAY 6
Arrival at 07:00 am at Rhodes port
Rhodes will make you think you’ve stepped back in time. Don’t miss the Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, high above the sea and the Citadel of the Knights. Relax at Tsampika Beach or stroll the old city of Rhodes where you can enjoy your lunch and a traditional Greek coffee.
Departure 14:00 pm
Arrival at 16:30 pm at Symi port
The mansions of sponge fishing affluents rise above the harbor of Symi, a protected architectural site since the 1970s. Two steep stairways lead to Horio, home of the Knight’s Castle and 13 churches. Worth visiting is the Panormitis Monastery built in the 15th century, which towers beside its namesake bay.
Departure 20:00 pm
Thurday – DAY 7
Arrival at 07:00 pm at Chios port
Chios is a mountainous island, home of the worldwide famous Mastiha, a unique natural product with antioxidants that is produced in the Mastic Villages since the 13th century. The Castle of Chios, originally a Byzantine fortress, that rises north of the center of Chios Town, Nea Moni and the citrus groves of Kambos are definitely a must-see.
Arrival at 17:00 pm at Mykonos port
Mykonos does not require any kind of introductions. An island famous for its wild nightlife and its beaches, a cosmopolitan paradise with exquisite boutiques and fine dining that attracts celebrities, artists and socialites from all over the world.
Friday – DAY 8
Arrival at 06:00 am at Lavrion port in Athens
DEPARTURES EVERY FRIDAY FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER