Aristotle

Milos 7 days Idylic

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ITINERARY

7-DAY “IDYLLIC AEGEAN“CRUISE
On board the Celestyal Crystal cruise-ship

FRIDAY: ATHENS (LAVRION) – MYKONOS, GREECE
Embark the 3-day cruise at Lavrion port (60km from Athens) and sail to Mykonos at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy your evening walking and exploring the pebbled streets of cosmopolitan Chora and have a coffee in “Little Venice”. Sail for Kusadasi, Turkey at midnight.

SATURDAY: KUSADASI, TURKEY – SAMOS, GREECE
At 7:00 a.m. we dock at Kusadasi in Turkey, starting point for your excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Apostle Paul preached and lived for three years (Acts 18:19-21). Free time for souvenir shopping in Kusadasi. At 1:00 p.m. we sail to the island of Samos, once home to some of the greatest minds of ancient Greece, including Aesop and Pythagoras. In Samos you will experience a unique organized excursion starting from Vathy. First stop is the Samos Wine Museum. Then you continue to the seaside village of Kokkari where you will have a chance to stroll around. Sail to Milos, Greece at 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY: MILOS, GREECE
At 9:00 a.m. arrive at Milos, Greece. This island is a geological marvel and home to the biggest selection of diverse and beautiful beaches in Cyclades, some of them formed by ancient volcanoes. Enjoy the unique landscape of Sarakiniko beach, the town of Plaka, the harbor of Adamas and take a tour at the mining museum or visit the Church of Panagia Thalassitra. Sail for Piraeus at 8:00 p.m.

MONDAY: PIRAEUS (ATHENS) - SYROS, GREECE
At 6:30 a.m. we arrive at the port of Piraeus (Athens). Don’t miss the optional tour including a visit to the Acropolis and a panoramic drive passing by the highlights of modern Athens. At 12:00 noon we sail to Syros, 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. Take the chance to visit Ermoupolis, a beautiful city with cobbled streetsand a magnificent central square. Sail for Cesme, Turkey at 11:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: CESME, TURKEY
At 7:00 a.m. we dock at Cesme, one of the most popular Turkish resorts with myriad Ottoman fountains and sugar-sand beaches. From Cesme you could join an optional half day tour to the city of Izmir. Formerly the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir is now a busy commercial center, with modern buildings, traditional red-tiled roofs structures, old mosques and churches. You could alternatively join a tour to the captivating Alacati: an Aegean town on the western coast of İzmir Province in Turkey, which has been famous for its architecture, vineyards and windmills for over 150 years. One of the most authentic traditional towns in Turkey, it boasts stone houses, narrow streets, boutique hotels and restaurants with street side tables. We sail to Kos, Greece at 10:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: KOS, GREECE
At 7:00 a.m. we call at Kos, the island of Hippocrates and home to Asclepeion, a curative center and temple to Asclepius which dates back to the 2nd century B.C. Take an optional tour to the Odeon, the Roman baths and the plane tree of Hippocrates or go on an excursion to the village Zia. Sail toIos, Greece at 6:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: IOS - SANTORINI, GREECE
Arrive at Ios island at 7:00 a.m. Tiny Ios is home to the pre-historic settlement of Skarkos and to 365 churches, many of them found at the hillsides of picturesque Hora. Also, home to Maganari, a crystal beach where parts of the movie “The Big Blue” were shot. This is a place to relax, enjoy the sea and the sun and have fun. Sail to Santorini at 4:30 p.m. (disembarkation by tender-boats, sea & weather permitting). Join the organized excursion to this magnificent island, passing by Megalochori, Fira, Imerovigli and eventually arrive in the spectacular village of Oia, perched high on the rim of the ancient volcano. Free time for taking photos, browsing, shopping and enjoying the breathtaking view. Sail for Lavrion at 9:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: LAVRION (ATHENS), GREECE
At 7:00 a.m. arrive at the port of Lavrion (60km from Athens). Disembark after breakfast.  


DEPARTURES 2017
FROM ATHENS (LAVRION)
JUNE 30
JULY 07, 14, 21, 28
AUGUST 04, 11, 18, 25

Accommodation
Inside and outside cabin categories. All meals are included (from lunch on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation). “Blue” drink package of alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks is also included. 

Transfer
We can arrange your transfers to and from the cruise ship. Please advise your transfer requirements on your request. 

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