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7 Days - Treasures of the Greek Isles [Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece]

7 Days - Treasures of the Greek Isles [Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece]
Starting from $3,899*

Athens, Greece to Athens, Greece

Ship: Wind Star / Wind Spirit

Departure Date : May 04 2024 | May 25 2024 | May 26 2024 | Jun 01 2024 | Jun 16 2024 | Jun 22 2024 | Jun 23 2024 | Jun 29 2024 | Jun 30 2024 | Jul 06 2024 | Jul 20 2024 | Jul 27 2024 | Aug 03 2024 | Aug 24 2024 | Aug 31 2024 | Sep 01 2024 | Sep 07 2024 | Sep 08 2024 | Sep 22 2024 | Sep 29 2024 | Oct 05 2024 | Oct 06 2024 | Oct 13 2024 | May 04 2025 | May 11 2025 | May 24 2025 | May 25 2025 | May 31 2025 | Jun 01 2025 | Jun 14 2025 | Jun 15 2025 | Jun 21 2025 | Jun 22 2025 | Jun 29 2025 | Jul 06 2025 | Jul 20 2025 | Jul 27 2025 | Aug 03 2025 | Aug 23 2025 | Aug 24 2025 | Aug 31 2025 | Sep 06 2025 | Sep 07 2025 | Sep 20 2025 | Sep 21 2025 | Sep 28 2025 | Oct 04 2025 | Oct 05 2025 | Oct 12 2025

Optional tours are available from most ports for an additional charge.

Itinerary

Day Athens, Greece
Depart 05:00 PM
Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.
Athens, Greece
Day Mykonos, Greece
Arrive 08:00 AM Depart 06:00 PM
One of the most visited of Greece's Cyclades Islands, Mykonos is also known by the lyrical name of "the island of winds." The name comes from its first ruler, Mykons, son of the god Apollo. Today, you'll see what look like the descendants of the gods lounging on Mykonos's beaches—the island is known for being a lure for the rich and beautiful and was once a favorite vacation destination of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her entourage. Although a mystique of money and hedonism still lingers around the island, there's lots to see, do, taste and buy in Mykonos that's accessible to us mere mortals. There's also the simple beauty of Greek windmills, whitewashed houses clinging to the hills and charming tavernas with terraces open to the sky and the sea air.
Mykonos, Greece
Day Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Arrive 07:00 AM Depart 11:00 PM
"Kusadasi in Turkey is the gateway to one of the most legendary cities of the ancient world: Ephesus. St. Paul preached in its Great Theater, while the facade of the Celsus Library survives as a testament to the city’s role as a center of learning and culture. Not far from Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis (also known as the Temple of Diana), one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, once stood, drawing pilgrims from around the Mediterranean. While it no longer stands, it is possible to walk amongst its foundations and the remains of its towering columns. Other historic sites can also be found nearby: The House of Mary is believed to be the home of Jesus’s mother at the end of her life, and the Basilica of St. John, constructed in the 6th century, marks the location of his tomb. (Like Mary, he spent his final years in Ephesus.) Nearby, the Selcuk fortress reflects the period of Byzantine and Ottoman control of the region."
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Day Patmos, Greece
Arrive 08:00 AM Depart 06:00 PM
Deserted for centuries because of constant raids by pirates and the Turks, this tiny arid island was first settled in 1088 when the Emperor of Constantinople made it a gift to the monk Christodoulos Latrnos so that he could establish a monastery in honor of St. John the Divine on the site. Patmos has been a place of scholarship and religious enlightenment ever since. Today this modern pilgrimage site is a quiet respite from the tourist havens many other Greek isles have become
Patmos, Greece
Day Santorini, Greece
Arrive 08:00 AM Depart 09:00 PM
As our ship approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you�ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Visit the village of Oia and see the iconic Santorini blue domes or take a guided tour of Bronze Age excavations at the UNESCO site of Akrotiri. Toast the day with a crisp, cold glass of local Assyrtiko wine.
Santorini, Greece
Day Monemvasia, Greece
Arrive 12:00 AM Depart 06:00 PM
Monemvasia was once on the Peloponnese mainland. Then an earthquake turned it into an island. It is now joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway that limits access, originally for reasons of defense. The tall, flat isle is completely honeycombed with nooks and grottoes, narrow alleys and rock-carved rooms. Clearly it was a formidable redoubt in times of attack, and earned its nickname the Gibraltar of the East. The upper town, long uninhabited, has narrow pathways leading to the Byzantine Aghia Sophia church, and remains of the medieval fortress and walls. In the lower town, look for the bell tower that leads you to Elkomenos Square, with its namesake medieval Elkomenos Christos church and a small museum.
Monemvasia, Greece
Day Nafplio, Greece
Arrive 07:00 PM Depart 05:00 PM
Held to be one of the loveliest small towns in all the islands, Navplion has a tradition and culture all its own. The sheltered location, below a rocky headland crowned by a Venetian fortress is perhaps unrivaled in Greece. After the Greek revolution of the early 19th century, Navplion served as the first modern capital. The neoclassical houses, large official buildings and carefully planned seafront streets all date from this period.
Nafplio, Greece
Day Athens, Greece
Arrive 07:00 AM
Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.
Athens, Greece
 
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