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Cruises - 7 Days

The Majestic Splendour of the Greek Islands and Turkey (7 days)
Istanbul – Mykonos – Patmos – Kusadasi – Rhodes – Crete – Santorini
Weekly Departures every Friday from April 7 – October 27

Day 1 (Friday) – Piraeus:
Depart Piraeus, the port city located near Athens for a full day’s sailing to Istanbul, Turkey.

Days 2 & 3 (Saturday/Sunday) – Istanbul:
Arrive this morning for a two-day stay in the majestic city of Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents. Join optional tours of the almost endless list of attractions such as Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine jewel built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century; Topkapi Palace, the Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sultans; the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles; the Hippodrome Square, where ancient chariot races were held or a visit to the world famous Grand Covered Bazaar, housing thousands of vendors offering textiles, spices, carpets and many edible delights.

Day 4 (Monday) – Mykonos:
The cruise arrives at Mykonos today, a popular spot with the international jet-set. Stroll at leisure through the whitewashed, flower-decked alleyways, climb to the sculpture church of Paraportiani and walk along the waterfront of what many refer to as “Little Venice”

Day 5 (Tuesday) – Patmos, Kusadasi:
Next call on the cruise is Patmos, the beautiful island where Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation in exile. Next stop is Kusadasi, near the ancient city of Ephesus, where Apostle Paul preached for three years.

Day 6 (Wednesday) – Rhodes:
After a full night crossing the Aegean sea, you will arrive at Rhodes today, where you’ll have the option to visit the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Another optional half-day excursion will take you to the Temple of Athena on the majestic rocky Acropolis of Lindos.

Day 7 (Thursday) – Crete, Santorini:
Arriving at Crete today, you’ll have the option to tour some of its ancient ruins from the Minoan civilisation. After a brief stop at Heraklion, it’s capital city, the ship continues to Santorini, famed for its volcano, which erupted in 1600 B.C. literally burying the Bronze Age civilization at that time. This island of spectacular beauty and romance is a favourite spot for honeymooners and couples of all ages. The cruise ends early the following morning at the port city Piraeus, conveniently located near the city of Athens.