Idyllic Aegean

7 nights sailing from Athens (Piraeus) on cruise ship Celestyal Journey

Itinerary: Sailing from Athens (Piraeus), visiting Thessaloniki (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Santorini, Mykonos, Mykonos, Milos (Greece), ending in Athens (Piraeus).
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Cruise Idyllic Aegean

7 nights sailing from Athens (Piraeus) on cruise ship Celestyal Journey

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Cruise Itinerary

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Athens (Piraeus) Embarkation | Departure: 17:00H
Day 2 Thessaloniki (Greece) Arrival time: 10:00H | Departure: 19:00H 9 hours in destination
Day 3 Kusadasi (Turkey) Arrival time: 13:00H | Departure: 19:00H 6 hours in destination
Day 4 Heraklion (Crete) Arrival time: 08:00H | Departure: 19:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 5 Santorini Arrival time: 07:00H
Day 6 Santorini Departure: 00:30H
Day 6 Mykonos Arrival time: 08:00H
Day 7 Mykonos Departure: 02:00H
Day 7 Milos (Greece) Arrival time: 09:00H | Departure: 19:00H 10 hours in destination
Day 8 Athens (Piraeus) Arrival time: 07:00H
Idyllic Aegean Cruise itinerary  - Celestyal Cruises

Idyllic Aegean

7 nights Cruise on Celestyal Journey. Sailing from Athens (Piraeus), visiting Thessaloniki (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Santorini, Mykonos, Mykonos, Milos (Greece), ending in Athens (Piraeus).

Idyllic Aegean Cruise itinerary  - Celestyal Cruises
Idyllic Aegean Cruise itinerary  - Celestyal Cruises

Athens (Piraeus)

Athens, the capital city of Greece is an active cosmopolitan mix of different cultures and people, passionate about their art and history. The climate is one of the best in Europe, with mild winters and very hot summers, ideal for tourism. It is located just a few miles from the port of Piraeus, the central commercial port of the capital, and the shores of southern Attica. The main attractions of Athens are The Ancient Agora, Anafiotika, The Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus, Thiseion Cinema, Gazi, Monastiraki Flea Market, Pireaus seaside, Pireaus open air market, Kastella Hill, Veakio open air theatre and Piraeus Archaeological.

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Thessaloniki (Greece)

Thessaloniki, is the second largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia as well as the capital of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece´s cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures. The city´s main university, Aristotle University, is the largest in Greece and the Balkans. The earliest known letter by Paul the Apostle was written to the early Christian church in Thessaloniki and is identified as First Thessalonians; it is among the books in the New Testament whose authorship by Paul is generally regarded by scholars as being undisputed. A later letter to the same church follows in the Christian Bible as Second Thessalonians. In addition to its historic roots, Thessaloniki is also a very popular tourist destination in Greece. In 2010, Lonely Planet ranked Thessaloniki as the world´s fifth-best party city worldwide, comparable to other cities such as Dubai and Montreal.For 2013 National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide.

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Kusadasi (Turkey)

With a mix of modern beach resorts alongside traditional bazaars, Kusadasi is a popular tourist destination on the Aegean coast in the Aydin Province of Turkey. Aside from its golden sandy beaches and warm clear waters, Kusadasi boasts a variety of attractions most famous of which is Ephesus, the Mediterranean’s best-preserved classical city. Marble pillars of the Library of Celsus support intricate friezes and sculptures, while the enormous theatre delivers superb views over the city. Visitors can also discover Kusadasi on horseback, swim with the horses at Pamucak Beach or take time to visit array of stalls and shops that comprise the local bazaar.

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Heraklion (Crete)

Heraklion, or Heraclion also Iraklion is the largest city and capital of the island of Crete, Greece. It is one of the largest cities in Greece. Heraklion is the capital of Heraklion regional unit. The ruins of Knossos, which were excavated and restored by Arthur Evans, are nearby.

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Santorini

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece´s mainland The island remains the home of a small, but flourishing, wine industry, based on the indigenous grape variety, Assyrtiko, with auxiliary cultivations of two other Aegean varietals, Athiri and Aidani. Wine Industry The vines are extremely old and resistant to phylloxera (attributed by local winemakers to the well-drained volcanic soil and its chemistry), so the vines needed no replacement during the great phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th century. In their adaptation to their habitat, such vines are planted far apart, as their principal source of moisture is dew, and they often are trained in the shape of low-spiralling baskets, with the grapes hanging inside to protect them from the winds. Architecture The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to that of the other Cyclades, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colours. The unique characteristic is the common utilisation of the hypóskapha: extensions of houses dug sideways or downwards into the surrounding pumice

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Santorini

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece´s mainland The island remains the home of a small, but flourishing, wine industry, based on the indigenous grape variety, Assyrtiko, with auxiliary cultivations of two other Aegean varietals, Athiri and Aidani. Wine Industry The vines are extremely old and resistant to phylloxera (attributed by local winemakers to the well-drained volcanic soil and its chemistry), so the vines needed no replacement during the great phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th century. In their adaptation to their habitat, such vines are planted far apart, as their principal source of moisture is dew, and they often are trained in the shape of low-spiralling baskets, with the grapes hanging inside to protect them from the winds. Architecture The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to that of the other Cyclades, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colours. The unique characteristic is the common utilisation of the hypóskapha: extensions of houses dug sideways or downwards into the surrounding pumice

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Mykonos

Probably the most famous of the Greek Islands, Queen of the Cyclades, and the most cosmopolitan. Mykonos, owes its fame to the beauty of its capital, its white houses narrow passages, and their numerous high quality beaches. Tourism is a major industry, and Mykonos is particularly renowned for its cosmopolitan nightlife; many international celebrities visit the island every summer and and its proximity to the island of Delos, rich in archaeological treasures.

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Mykonos

Probably the most famous of the Greek Islands, Queen of the Cyclades, and the most cosmopolitan. Mykonos, owes its fame to the beauty of its capital, its white houses narrow passages, and their numerous high quality beaches. Tourism is a major industry, and Mykonos is particularly renowned for its cosmopolitan nightlife; many international celebrities visit the island every summer and and its proximity to the island of Delos, rich in archaeological treasures.

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Milos (Greece)

Milos is a small greek volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, belonging to the archipelago Cyclades. Although the island is less visited by tourists than the other islands in the group, Milo has some attractive point to see. Due to its geological peculiarities, Milos has beaches that are different in styles, from the small cala of Tsigrado to the beach of white rock, with no trace of the sand of Sarakiniko, passing by extense sandy beaches like Firiplaka. Also the weastern part of the island is not accessible by foot, but we can find in Adamas multiple cruises of one day or half day duration, showing the west coast of the island and allowing the tourists dive into diferent coves. In the capital of the island you can visit the archeological museum where you will see numerous pieces found in the island and you can also see a replica of the venus found in the 19th century. Near Milo we can also visit an amphitheater and the Trypiti catacombs.

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Athens (Piraeus)

Athens, the capital city of Greece is an active cosmopolitan mix of different cultures and people, passionate about their art and history. The climate is one of the best in Europe, with mild winters and very hot summers, ideal for tourism. It is located just a few miles from the port of Piraeus, the central commercial port of the capital, and the shores of southern Attica. The main attractions of Athens are The Ancient Agora, Anafiotika, The Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus, Thiseion Cinema, Gazi, Monastiraki Flea Market, Pireaus seaside, Pireaus open air market, Kastella Hill, Veakio open air theatre and Piraeus Archaeological.

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The ship: Celestyal Journey

Celestyal Cruises introduces a new ship sailing the Greek Isles with more to offer its clients!

this ship will offer a bigger range of dining options, featuring 7 spectacular new restaurants, an exclusive Chef’s Table and 8 elegant new bars offering a wide range of beverages, including  Signature Cocktails. For an extra special stay, you can book a stunning new Penthouse Suite with the best balcony views on the ship, an ultra-spacious suite, a walk-in wardrobe, a private jacuzzi and their own butler! This ship also offers a spa and sauna, a  gym with facilities and 2 swimming pools.

Year renovated 2023
Beam 31 m.
Length 219.30 m.
Tonnage 55.877 tn.
Occupancy 1260
Ratio tonnage/passengers Excellent 44:1
Number of decks 12
Number of staterooms 630
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The daily program, printed in more than eight languages provides detailed information on all activities and events on board during the day, as well as departure and arrival times at the destinations, excursion schedules, meal times, any events or tributes and the opening and closing hours of all the stores, the gym, the spa, the hairdressing salon, the disco and the casino.

What's not included?

Personal purchases made in the shops on-board or treatments in the spa or beauty salon are not included

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Medical services

Internet

Dining in speciality restaurants onboard   

Bets at the casino, internet and telephone use, laundry service, rent of safety deposit boxes, medical expenses, professional photographs taken by staff on board, shore excursions that are not included in the packages as stated on your booking, spa products and treatments and room service

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  • Tailor-made Packages available
    Tailor-made Packages available

    We offer ATOL Protected Exclusive Cruise & Stay Packages with flights included from various UK airports that can be customised to suit your needs.

  • Gratuities included

    Ship Service charges (gratuities) are included in the price of your cruise.

  • Drinks with meals incl.

    Drinks are included during meal service hours (house wine, house beer, soft drinks and juices, filter coffee, tea, iced tea,...). Drinks will be served in a glass or glass. In specialty restaurants, the drinks are not included and have an additinal cost. You can also upgrade to have the Unlimited Drinks Package.

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