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Cruises


A quick way to have a glimpse of Greece, and its beautifull islands, is to cruise along the Greek sea, the Agean, and their group of islands, the Cyclades, the dodecanes and the turkish coast.

Organised cruises, are very common, like the ones below with the itinerarires, but you can have many more, organised semi private, luxury, and of course charter your own yacht or sailing boat with your captain.

3 day Cruise with Celestyal Cruises

Our three day cruise is the perfect introduction to the Aegean. In just three days, you will cruise through the most beautiful waters of the Mediterranean to ports that have captured man’s imagination for centuries.

Stroll along the marble streets of ancient Ephesus home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Visit Patmos and the monastery of St. John and the grotto, where he wrote the “Book of Revelations”. Sail into the dramatic harbor of Santorini formed by the eruption of the volcano in 1700 BC, and be captivated by the cliff-top village of Thira.

DAY

  PORT

ARRIVAL

DEPART.

FRI

 Piraeus, Greece

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11.30 

 

 Mykonos*, Greece

18.00 

23.00 

SAT

 Kusadasi, Turkey

07.00

13.00

 

 Patmos*, Greece

16.00

21.00

SUN

 Heraklion Crete, Greece

07.00

11.30

 

 Santorini*, Greece

16.30

21.30

MON

 Piraeus, Greece

07.00

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(*) Indicates that disembarkation/embarkation to/from these islands, might be by means of tenders, weather permitting.




4 day Cruise – Aegean Classic with Celestyal Cruises


The islands of the Aegean are blessed with clear water, gentle breezes and clarity of light, that have drawn visitors throughout the ages.

Walk through the medieval city of Rhodes, where crusaders gathered before sailing to the Holy Land or visit the Acropolis of Lindos perched on a hill high above the sea with spectacular views in all directions.

The world renowned land mark of Mykonos, the white-washed windmills and cobbled streets will enchant you, especially in the evening sitting on the waterfront watching the sun set over the sea and the distant islands.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Minoan Palace at Knossos and see the throne room and the ancient Labyrinth.


DAY

  PORT

ARRIVAL

DEPART.

MON

 Piraeus,  Greece

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11:30 

 

 Mykonos*,  Greece

18.00 

23.00 

TUE

 Kusadasi,  Turkey

07.00

13.00

 

 Patmos*,  Greece

16.00

21.00

 

 

WED

 

 

 Rhodos

07:00

18:00

THU

 Heraklion  Crete,  Greece

07.00

11.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.30

21.30

 

 Santorini*,  Greece

 

 

FRI

 Piraeus,  Greece

07.00

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(*) Indicates that disembarkation/embarkation to/from these islands, might be by means of tenders, weather permitting.





7 day Cruise – 6 Greek islands and Istanbul
with Celestyal Cruises

All the paperwork is done, you took the necessary pictures with our mascot, you got on board, found your luggage at the door of your cabin and decided to explore the ship before departure. Now you are enjoying your coffee in one of the ship's decks. The siren signals the ship's departure and you know you are about to experience an amazing cruise in eastern Mediterranean. The cruise of a lifetime!

The first destination is Istanbul, with the incredible culture, the imposing monuments, the undeniable charm and the mazy souks. Your eyes witness scattered architectural jewels from the Byzantine and the Ottoman era, awaiting for you to explore, touch and feel. From the cosmopolitan town of Kusadasi and after you have visited the local indoor souk you can't miss the town of Ancient Ephesus. At a mere distance of 19 kilometers, it's definitely worth visiting this well preserved ancient city, which is one of the biggest open archaeological museums of the world.

The rugged, almost primitive beauty of Santorini will bedazzle you from the moment we will reach the famous Caldera. You will then discover the magic of the black rock beaches, the cave houses, the lighthouses and the steep cliffs that submerge into the azure waters that sparkle under the hot Mediterranean sun. You will feel it! In the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos you will experience the warm Cretan hospitality and have the chance to visit the scenic villages of the prefecture of Lasithi, the monasteries and the famous islet of Spinalonga.

After the earthy Cretan aura you will travel back to Medieval times in Rhodes! Knights, palaces, well preserved citadels and a history of 2,400 years that still excites and intrigues thousands of visitors. The next destination is the charming islet of Symi, whose capital resembles a theatrical stage. A stage filled with traditional settlements, mansions and a rich maritime history.

Chios, which is allegedly the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Homer and many others, is the most divinely fragrant island of eastern Aegean, with the mastic trees and the vineyards, the well preserved medieval villages and the lovely, secluded, pristine beaches. Before you bid goodbye to all the friends you 've made during the cruise, in our lounges, casino and restaurants, you will have the opportunity to see the famous island of Mykonos. See up close the iconic windmills, take a stroll in the narrow cobblestoned streets that lead to traditional settlements and the port, see the dazzling white, boxy houses, Little Venice and the ever famous Cycladic sunset. Have a safe trip and Welcome aboard!

DAY

  PORT

ARRIVAL

DEPART.

FRI

Lavrion, Greece

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12:00

SAT

Istanbul, Turkey

09:00

20:00

SUN

 Kusadasi, Turkey

16:00

22:00

MON

Santorini, Greece

10:00

18:30

 

 

TUE

 

 

Agios Nicolaos, Crete

06:30

18:00

WED

Rhodes, Greece

07.00

14:00

 

 

 

 

 

Symi

16:30

20:00

THU

Chios, Greece

07:00

12:00

 

 

 

 

 

Mykonos, Greece

17:00

23:59

FRI

Lavrion, Greece

06.00

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Program before the Cruise 3 Days Cruise , Arrival every wednesday

Day 1 Arrival at Athens Airport and transfer to the hotel. Stay in Bb at your hotel in the center of Athens.

Day 2 City tour of Athens, with bus/gide en entrances included. You do a panoramic tour of Athens, visit the Acropolis site and the Acropolis museum. Free afternoon.

Day 3 Transfrer in the morning from Athens to Pireaus.

Day 3 to Day 6 Cruise in the Greek islands (see the itinarary in the cruises file).

Day 6 Transfer from Pireaus to Athens Airport.


Program before the Cruise 4 Days Cruise , Arrival every Saturday

Day 1 Arrival at Athens Airport and transfer to the hotel. Stay in BB at your hotel in the center of Athens.

Day 2 City tour of Athens, with bus/gide en entrances included. You do a panoramic tour of Athens, visit the Acropolis site and the Acropolis museum. Free afternoon.

Day 3 Transfrer in the morning from Athens to Pireaus.

Day 3 to Day 7 Cruise in the Greek islands (see the itinarary in the cruises file).

Day 7 Transfer from Pireaus to Athens Airport.




Semi private luxury cruise, on board of Harmony V

Day 1 – Friday

MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS - KEA

2:00-3:00 pm embarkation in Marina Zea, Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2 – Saturday

DELOS (anchorage) - MYKONOS

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 3 - Sunday

SANTORINI

Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.

Day 4 - Monday

RETHYMNON, CRETE

Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 – Tuesday

KYTHIRA

Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less known island gem now fast becoming a favourite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kithyra.

Day 6 - Wednesday

MONEMVASSIA - NAFPLION

Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.

Day 7 – Thursday

NAFPLION – HYDRA or SPETSES

Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra or Spetses. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

Day 8 – Friday

MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS

Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.




Sailing boat

Charter a sailing boat or catamaran, with or without a skipper, for 3/7/14 days, in all Greece.

SHORE EXCURSIONS for Celestyal cruises programs

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One day marvelous Cruise in the Greek Islands: AEGINA, POROS, HYDRA.


Three islands cruise - Athens One Day Cruise Program

Enjoy the beautiful Greek sun, fresh air from Saronic Golf, feed the seagulls, dance with international and folkloric sounds, be the first dancer next to our professional dancers, join our cooking lessons and become a Chef ....and the cruise is going on.

Life on board

Upon arrival to Trocadero, Paleo Faliro, you will receive a warm welcome from our Officers and Hostesses who will assist you to embark to one of our luxurious cruise ships. You are invited to proceed to one of the three luxurious decks where you can enjoy our live orchestra and the fascinating view as the ship leaves the port.




The Ancient Olive Grove of Aegina

Everyone knows the "classic" sights of Aegina. The impressive temple of Aphaia, the famous monastery of Agios Nektarios and the archaeological site of Kolona. If you are anxious travelers who enjoy exploring routes beyond the usual, we suggest Ancient Olive Grove of Aegina. A nature monument that hosts perennial vegetation and nonetheless the tourists still exclude it from the lists!

Historical January in Aegina - Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Greek Governor

On this day 26/1/1828

Ioannis Kapodistrias swears to be the first Greek governor in the capital of the Greek state, Aegina. It is certainly a great moment in the Metropolis of the island.

Ideas for souvenirs on your trip to the Argosaronic Gulf

The success of a trip, however brief it may be, is not about if you have had fun. It also includes souvenirs on your trip, which you put in your suitcases and remind you of the place you visited.


The Lemon Forest of Poros

The Lemon Forest of Poros is been famous for its homonym short story by Kosmas Politis. But also for its significant economic importance. According to records, before 1821, they were exporting lemons to the area. They supplied Constantinople, Izmir, Thessaloniki. Therefore. In addition to being a beautiful place to browse, the Lemon Forest is also a part of the natural beauty that has supported the economy of the whole region.

Local flavors of Aegina - Pistachio

Like any other place, the special flavors of Aegina are based on its own traditional products. And a key staple of local Aegean cuisine could be no other than pistachio.

Pistachios

Its cultivation started in 1920 on the island and only in 1994 the product became PDO (Protected Designation of Origin). Two years later, his name was officially published in the European Union newspaper. The Aeginians put the peanut in all their recipes. They make spoon sweets and jams, biscuits and nuts. In addition they make syrupy pastries, croissants, cookies, pastels and liqueurs, chocolates, peanut butter, pistachio pistachio and pistachio, ie a liqueur-flavored pistachio paste.

If you visit Aegina and go out for a meal, you will find that the pistachio has invaded many traditional recipes that fit perfectly. Feel free to try a pistachio dish, it will surprise you. As for the Pistachio Festival, it takes place on the island every year in early September and if you are there you will have the opportunity to try it in all versions. And of course shopping for traditional products that you find anyway throughout the year.

Mountain greens

Nutmeg, zucchini, cardamides, porridge, are some of the names of the greens that grow in Aegina that the locals collect to make delicious pies.

Tsigara

It is a spice made from the top of fresh milk.

Geremezi

It is a fresh, creamy goat cheese and has a sour but rich taste. It used to be prepared in spring and summer, but now you can find it and ask for it easily.

Katsoula

It is a Saronic fish with a sweet taste. However, it is located in Aegina, where they fish because of the special composition of its waters.

Retsina of Aegina

Together with the rosettes and sabbaticals they are mainly produced for local consumption. Bulk for sale you can find if you take a stroll in the vineyards of Mesagros.

Olive Oil

Finally, in Aegina you will find a small local olive oil production.

The miraculous Saint Nektarios of Aegina

Saint Nektarios of Aegina

It is one of the largest orthodox monasteries in Greece and throughout the Balkans. The Holy Trinity Monastery with the church of Agios Nektarios is one of the top sights in Aegina. It attracts believers who want to worship, pray, and heal. Whether you are a fan of religious tourism or not, it is worth visiting if you are on the island.

HYDRA.

“The originality of the Hydra Island is displayed by the atmosphere on it with no cars allowed on the island. Everyone including locals and visitors move around Hydra either by foot or on a donkey – the main transportation here.”

Hydra Island is one of the Saronic islands, close to Athens.
It is considered the most cosmopolitan, and many celebrities from Greece and abroad own houses here, or spend their vacations on this pretty island.

Hydra island is a very popular tourist destination, mainly due to its picturesque old town with its red tiled houses and narrow stone-paved streets. Once a major seafaring community, these days the islands wealth mainly comes from tourism, but fishermen and farmers can still be found. Because of its close proximity to Athens, many islanders go there to find work during the winter months.

In the 1950s the film Boy on a Dolphin was filmed on the island, and ever since an array of artists, writers and celebrities set up home on this little island off the Peloponnesian coast.

The town of Hydra is amphitheatrically arranged within a close bay situated approximately at the middle of the northern coast of the island. The town is surrounded by bare rocks and steep mountains.The first impression of the visitor as the ship reaches the port is the image of the High Impressive Old Mansions overlooking the town. What follows is the view of the Old Defensive Bastions with their canons on site, still protecting the town from remote and forgotten enemies. The spectacle is completed with the uncountable Boats and Yachts from any place of the world, mooring at the port.


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