Spend 3-nights in Athens. Visit the ancient Mediterranean metropolis highly recognized for its unique place in history. Spend your time at leisure or take advantage of the many optional excursions. Perhaps a one-day cruise around nearby islands, or take a tour of the city including the Acropolis and the Panathenaikon Stadium, the place of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Don’t forget to visit the Plaka (old city) to wander the cobblestone streets, peruse in the shops or dine in one of the many traditional Greek Tavernas.
What better way to see the Greek Islands in one week’s time. First, the ship will take you to Santorini, the volcano island, one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk the narrow streets of Fira or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera, offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty. After leaving Santorini, you will stop in Izmir, the second largest port in Turkey, also known as Smyrna. Drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Next stop you will sail to Nafplion, where you can take a stroll thru the narrow streets and lovely squares of the old town. From there you will sail to Crete (Chania). Take a drive along the coastal highway to Kournas lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery and continue to Rethymnon city famous for its medieval architecture and lovely Venetian Port. Arrive in Rhodes next morning and opt to take an excursion to the city of Rhodes or the rocky Acropolis of Lindos. Next stop will be Cesme, known for its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water. This afternoon you will sail to Mykonos, where you will enjoy the whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and lively town. Visit the many chic boutiques or find a table at a taverna on the harbor and enjoy the serenity of Cycladic island life.