4 Day cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey coast with Celestyal Nefeli.
Our Idyllic Cruises offer you deeply satisfying visits to the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets. As the only home porting cruise line in Greece, we know the cosmopolitan Aegean and with our medium sized vessels we take you to its unspoiled hidden gems. Enjoy the versatile combination of exciting shore excursions, relaxing days at the beach, and visits to picturesque villages but also elegant nights out in fancy, popular resorts. If you wish to get the most of the Aegean, we are here to help you make your own, unique Greek adventure.
There is no better way to cruise to the Greek Islands than with Celestyal Nefeli. See below the available cruises dates:
|DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS (PIRAEUS) - 2017|
|JULY||03, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|AUGUST||07, 14, 21, 28|
Cruise prices include:
Cesme Shore excursion
We travel by bus approximately two hours to the ancient city of Ephesus. The Ionian colony is one of the largest open-air archaeological museums in the world. Traces of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian period are scattered everywhere, passing through many typical rural Turkish villages along the way.
Santorini Shore excursion
First you head up to Megalochori. The tour continues its passage towards the north; you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, the settlement of Oia. During the entire route, to the west you will have before your eyes the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni and an unsurpassable panoramic view.
|Monday||Athens Piraeus port (Greece)||---||12:00|
|Friday||Athens Lavrion port (Greece)||06:30||---|
* The port of Lavrio is near Athens airport and aprox. 60 klm from the center of Athens
Day by Day Itinerary:
Monday: Greece - Athens (Piraeus)
Departure at 12:00
The bustling port of Piraeus, made famous by classic films like Never On Sunday and Stella, is a brief Metro or taxi ride from Athens. This vibrant, cosmopolitan, historically rich city is dense with ancient monuments, chic cafés and unique shops.
Athens Monuments and the Acropolis
Greece - Syros
Arrival at 18:00 / Departure at 23:30
Syros is the capital of Cyclades and once the center of all trade activities. You can still see and admire the mansions built by the island’s bankers, merchants and ship owners. Ermoupolis is a beautiful city with cobbled streets, two hills, the orthodox and the catholic one staring at each other and a magnificent central square that is definitely worth visiting.
Tuesday: Turkey - Cesme (Turkey)
Arrival at 07:00 / Departure at 22:00
Cesme is one of the most popular resorts on the Turkish coast. The sugar-sand beaches of Cesme will dazzle you, as will its myriad Ottoman fountains.
Sole Mare Beach Club
Experience Ancient Ephesus
Wednesday: Greece - Kos
Arrival at 07:00 / Departure at 18:00
The island is the home of Hippocrates, where we sail into the Harbor beneath a 14th century fortress. Just beyond bustling Kos Town.
Asklepion-Zia-Platane of Hippocrates
Thursday: Greece - Ios
Arrival at 07:00 / Departure at 14:30
Home to the pre-historic settlement of Skarkos, and 365 churches – you’ll find many of them on the sun-soaked hillsides of Hora. Surrender to the sun and the sea at beautiful Manganari Beach on the south coast, or join us for the trek north to the Tomb of Homer.
Greece - Santorini
Arrival at 16:30 / Departure at 21:00
Its incredible cliffs rise from the blue waters of the Aegean toward the azure sky. Wander around this beautiful island ot take a mini cruise to Santorini’s smaller islands and volcanoes. Explore the Akrotiri Village excavations, wander about the beautiful hilltop village of Fira, the island’s unique capital, or just relax in a café in stunning Oia Village, and watch the sunset from 300 meters above the sparkling sea. Enjoy a glass of wine with a view from the sky…
Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim
Friday: Greece - Athens (Lavrion)
Arrival at 07:00
60 kilometres from Athens, Lavrion is a bustling port and is an ancient silver mining center. The city’s silver mines date to prehistory and a bustling port. From here you can tour the following.
Athens tour and the New Acropolis Museum
Athens Monuments and the Acropolis
Santorini private guided tour - 4 hours
Visually, Santorini is the most spectacular of the isles in the Cyclades. With its brilliant flooded caldera, high cliffs and charming villages, it is the Greek Isle of everyone’s dreams. Our tour will take us to Santorini’s highest peak, crowned by the Mount Profitis Ilias Monastery. At 883 feet, Mt. Profitis Ilias rugged landscape is largely composed of volcanic rocks as a result of hundreds of eruptions during the last two million years, some of them being large caldera-forming events. Here, in this remote spot, we’ll have an ideal photo opportunity to capture the beauty of this ancient island.
We’ll discover the village of Pyrgos, which was the capital of Santorini until 1800. Here we’ll be able to admire the beautiful old houses and the Venetian Fortress crowned by several churches.
Our half-day tour then takes us to one of the island’s most famous traditional wineries. Viniculture is an ancient art in Santorini, and the fact that vines thrive at all is amazing considering the fact that the island has limited water resources. But the volcanic soil is an excellent medium for producing grapes, especially the Assyrtiko grape – a rare, white variety.
After our visit, we’ll drive through the countryside to visit Oia. This traditional Greek village of whitewashed cubes is perched impossibly high on cliffs at the north west tip of the island. Here, take in the stunning views of the island from one of the charming cafés or stroll above the rooftops of the homes carved into the cliffs and gaze into the deep blue waters of the caldera far below.
From Oia village, we’ll return to the cliff top town of Fira. Our tour ends here.
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