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Splendors of Greece and Turkey

10 days with 7-night cruise featuring Istanbul, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini
onboard M/S Cristal

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Map of the cruise
Map of the cruise View of Mykonos Sunrise at Patmos
Mykonos Beach Colors of Santorini View of Old Town Rhodes

Included Features

  • 7-night cruise to Istambul, Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Rhodes, Crete, Santorini on board of M/V Cristal, operated by Louis Cruise Lines
  • 2 nights accommodation in Athens at Hotel Herodion or similar
  • Full buffet breakfast in Athens; full a-la-carte breakfast, lunches, and dinners while cruising
  • Airport Transfers included
  • Standard Amenities & Services
  • Category IB inside cabin or upgraded to category XD/XC or XF/XE outside cabin
  • All cabins with two lower beds and a private shower and toilet
  • Full entertainment program on board
  • Host service throughout the cruise

Itinerary

Day 1, (Thu) Arrive in Athens, Greece

Begin your vacation with transfer to your hotel. Upon hotel check in time to rest or to start exploring the Hellenic capital.

Day 2, (Fri) Athens - Piraeus (Embarkation)

Morning sightseeing in Athens with a Local Guide features the Acropolis, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the beautifully preserved Theseum, Roman Temple of Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Vistas of the government buildings and elegant homes in the modern city provide a striking contrast to the remains of the glorious past. In the afternoon, drive to Piraeus for embarkation. Around 5 pm, sail into the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea, easily settling into the cruising routine of sunbathing and sipping cool drinks.

Day 3 to 8, (Sat to Thu) Cruising

Enjoy your cruise to Istanbul, Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Rhodes, Crete, Santorini (weather permitting). Optional excursions are available to Ephesus, Lindos, and Knossos.

Day 9, (Fri) Piraeus (Disembarkation) - Athens

After breakfast on board, disembark at Piraeus and return to Athens. The remainder of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping.

Day 10, (Sat) Flight home

Transfer to airport for your flight back home.

Ports of Call
Day Port Arrival Departure
Friday Athens (Piraeus), Greece
16:00
Saturday Istambul, Turkey 15:30
Sunday Istambul, Turkey
17:00
Monday Izmir, Turkey 13:30 20:30
Tuesday Patmos, Greece 06:30 10:00

Mykonos, Greece 15:30 23:00
Wednesday Rhodes, Greece 09:30 19:00
Thursday Crete (Heraklion), Greece 06:30 11:30

Santorini, Greece 16:00 20:30
Friday Athens (Piraeus), Greece 06:00

Note

  • The above prices are per person in category IB twin inside cabin
  • Upgrade per person to category XD/XC outside cabin: $200
  • Upgrade per person to category XF/XE outside cabin: $370
  • Supplement for single room in Athens and single occupancy of outside cabin XD/XC: $937
  • Supplement for single room in Athens and single occupancy of outside cabin XF/XE: $1,546
  • Reduction for triple room in Athens and triple occupancy of inside cabin: $92
  • Reduction for triple room in Athens and triple occupancy of outside cabin XF/XE: $129
  • Reduction for joining tour on day 3 in Athens (before cruise): $106
  • Reduction for leaving on day 10 in Athens (at the end of cruise): $106
  • Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding
  • Extra night per person in Athens: in single room $186, in twin room $108, in triple room $90
  • Port taxes of $222 are not included in the Kompas price
  • Shore excursions can be booked on board. Please allow for a total cost of approximately $565 per person if you plan to participate in most excursions offered. We also recommend that you plan to spend about $70 per person for gratuities to the service personnel on board
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. At the time of printing, the ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is MTS Cristal, operated by Louis Cruise Lines. Certain departures may be operated by other Louis Cruise Lines ships of equivalent standard