General

Our Iconic Cruises are like a master class in the Aegean. We take you to the classics, to ancient cities and legendary harbors that have been adored by travelers for years. The Hellenic Mediterranean, vivid and unforgettable, is our home. Let us show it to you.

Day 1

Greece, Athens (Lavrion)

Departure at 12:00

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.

Highlights

  • Cape Sounion. The Cape of Columns.
  • The Temple of Poseidon. Keeping on the Good Side of the God of the Sea.

Day 2

Turkey, Istanbul (Turkey)

Arrival at 09:00 / Departure at 19:00

Istanbul is one of the most important cities in the world. It hosts masterpieces of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture.

Highlights

  • The Blue Mosque. The largest and most beautiful mosque in Istanbul.
  • The Hagia Sophia. The cathedral that became museum.
  • The Basilica Cistern. A whole world beneath Istanbul.
  • The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Founded by Saint Andrew.
  • The Topkapi Palace and Museum. House of Ottoman Sultans.
  • The Old Racecourse. An Ancient Hippodrome.
  • The monastery of Chora. One of the largest collections of Byzantine Wall Paintings.
  • The Grand Bazaar. A labyrinth of 61 Covered Roads.
  • The Spice Bazaar. Savory and Sweet.

Day 3

Turkey, Kusadasi (Turkey)

Arrival at 15:30 / Departure at 22:00

The area has been a center of art and culture since some of the earliest recorded history, and has been settled by many civilizations since being founded in 3000 BC. Kusadasi is currently one of the finest is resort town on the Aegean coast.

Highlights

  • Ancient Ephesus. Founded by the Ancient Greeks. Ancient Ephesus. One of the Most Complete Classical Cities in Europe.
  • The Terrace Houses
  • Homes of the Wealthy Families of Ancient Ephesus
  • The Great Theatre of Ephesus
  • The House of the Virgin Mary. Where the Virgin Spent Her Final Years.
  • St. John the Evangelist’s Basilica. An Important Middle Age Pilgrimage.

Day 4

Greece, Santorini

Arrival at 10:00 / Departure at 18:30

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…

Highlights

  • Fira. The Vibrant Capital of Santorini.
  • Oia Village
  • You’ll be Eye-to-Eye with a Magical Aegean Sunset
  • Nea Kameni. An Active Volcano up-close.
  • Akrotiri. A Neolithic Village from the 5th Millennium BC.
  • The Old Port of Fira. You Can Reach It by Cable Car.

Day 5

Greece, Agios Nikolaos Crete

Arrival at 07:00 / Departure at 18:00

Enjoy an unforgettable day on Crete, the largest island of Greece. Crete is a heavenly place with clean beaches, hiking trails, rivers and archeological wonders.

Highlights

  • Knossos
  • The clean beaches of Elounda and Spinalonga

Day 6

Greece, Rhodes

Arrival at 07:00 / Departure at 14:00

You will have a full day at your disposal to explore another island of incomparable beauty.

Highlights

  • The City of Rhodes. One of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.
  • The Hospital of the Knights. A building that houses the Archaeological Museum.
  • The Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes. Impressive Columns from the Temple of Apollo.

Greece, Symi

Arrival at 16:30 / Departure at 20:00

The town of Symi is like a painting. The mansions of magnates of sponge and shipowners climb the hillsides above the port of Symi. Two sets of stairs lead to the village, which houses the Castle of the Knights and 13 churches. Do not forget to visit the excellent Panormitis monastery, which was built in the 15th century, on the shore of the bay Panormitis.

Day 7

Greece, Chios

Arrival at 07: 00 / Departure at 12:00

Chios rumored to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and is so close to the Turkish coast, that one can almost go the distance by swimming. Chios is a mountainous island and yet offers surprising variety of beautiful beaches.

Highlights

  • The Monastery of Nea Moni. One of the famous Byzantine architecture buildings.
  • Kampos. The citrus production center of Chios.
  • Mastichochoria
  • Unique Aegean Architecture and Style
  • Anavatos, the ghost town

Greece, Mykonos

Arrival at 17:30 / Departure at 23:59

Mykonos is a delightful island renowned for its lovely countryside and its beaches, its iconic windmills and sea breezes.

Highlights

  • Mykonos Town. An Exquisite Whitewashed Maze.
  • The Alefkhandra Neighbourhood
  • Little Venice
  • Ano Mera. A Traditional Cycladic Village.
  • Petros the Pelican Welcomes You to Mykonos

Day 8

Greece, Athens (Lavrion)

Arrival at 06:00

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.

Highlights

  • Cape Sounion. The Cape of Columns.
  • The Temple of Poseidon. Keeping on the Good Side of the God of the Sea.

Departures every Friday on September

Cruiser: Celestyal Crystal

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