Athens (Piraeus), Greece, depart 11h30
Mykonos, Greece, arrive 18h00 and depart 23h00
Embarkation! Athens, Greece. Welcome on board!
After embarkation this morning, on board, a range of activities are available to you; sip a cocktail by the pool, try your luck in the casino, work-out in the fitness centre or just relax and soak up the glorious Mediterranean sun. You will be wined and dined with an array of enticing international and Greek cuisine. At 18:00 the ship will dock in Mykonos; an island that needs little introduction! A summer holiday meeting point for jet setters worldwide, this glittering, glamorous island has everything you expect: fantastic beaches with crystal clear water, whitewashed sugar-cube houses with blue wooden shutters, narrow streets to stroll around, and last, but not least an incredible nightlife! The evening is yours to enjoy this beautiful iconic Cycladic Island.
Kusadasi or Samos and Patmos
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey, Arrive 07h00 and depart 13h00.
Samos (Pytagoreion), Turkey, Arrive 04h30 and depart 14h30.
Patmos, Greece, arrive 16h00 and depart 21h00.
Kusadasi or Samos and Patmos
Samos has been included as an option on the Celestyal Olympia 4 night Iconic Cruise; passengers on all 2017 Iconic Cruises can therefore decide and advise their SIVA Travel Representative upon arrival in Athens which option they would like to select.
Kusadasi Option (Piraeus-Mykonos-Kusadasi-Patmos-Rhodes-Heraklion/Crete-Santorini):
Early morning breakfast will be served on board as the ship docks at the Port of Kusadasi. This is a very 'full' day with lots of things to see and do. For those of you that have not visited Kusadasi before, we highly recommend the optional tour to Ancient Ephesus or perhaps you may prefer to walk around this colourful town on your own. Late afternoon arrival in Patmos and explore the Monastery of St John and the Grotto of Revelations with the optional tour. Early evening return to the ship where dinner awaits you as you sail for Rhodes.
Samos Option (Piraeus-Mykonos-Samos-Patmos-Rhodes-Heraklion/Crete-Santorini):
Disembarkation will commence at 04:30 AM each Tuesday in Pythagoreion, Samos (technical call via tender boats). Passengers who will choose to visit Samos instead of Kusadasi and have a Kusadasi Shorex already included in their cruise can select from a variety of outstanding shore excursions on Samos, including a hearty breakfast in a traditional Samian restaurant in the island's capital, Samos Town (Vathi). Samos offers many delights, including the opportunity to stroll through the main square of Vathi to visit the Church of St. Spyridona and the lovely town hall. The island is also home to a wonderful wine museum where visitors are introduced to artistry and tradition of local wine production. We will also offer passengers the chance to tour the picturesque seaside village of Kokkari, home to a cheerful maze of alleyways, a small, homey port and some of the Aegean's most envied beaches. There will also be time to ramble about Pythagoreion before we return to the ship at 14:30 to enjoy a buffet lunch and set sail for Patmos.
Wednesday - Rhodes full day
Rhodes, Greece, arrive at 07h00 and depart at 18h00.
Early morning breakfast will be served on board as you arrive in the Port of Rhodes. As the cruise ship will remain in Rhodes all day, we suggest taking part in one of the many optional tours on board which allow you to either visit Lindos and its Acropolis, the Medieval Town of Rhodes with its cobblestoned pathways or the archaeological site of Filerimos. After the excursions we return to the ship for lunch.
The afternoon can be spent wandering around or taking a swimming at one of the nearby beaches. Late afternoon, return to your ship. Dinner will be served on board as you sail for Crete.
Thursday - Crete (Heraklion) and Santorini
Crete (Heraklion), Greece. Arrive at 07h00 and depart at 11h30
Santorini, Greece, arrive at 16h30 and depart at 21h30
Early morning breakfast will be served on board as the ship docks at the port of Heraklio.
In Heraklion passengers have the opportunity to participate in a marvellous excursion Knossos and see the ruins of the Palace of King Minos. Or alternatively explore the town of Heraklion and enjoy a coffee in one of the outdoor cafes.
In the afternoon marvel at the captivating views of this magnificent island as you arrive and anchor in Santorini.
Passengers participating in the optional tour to Oia and Thira will disembark first via tender boats to
Athenios Port where motor coaches will await. All other passengers will disembark via tender boats to Santorini`s small port where you can experience a fantastic journey up the caldera by cable car or donkey or foot. Early evening return to the ship via cable car and tender boat for dinner onboard as you depart from Santorini to sail back to Piraeus.
Friday - Disembarkation.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece. Arrive at 06h00
An early breakfast is served on board before we disembark our cruise ship.
Embarkation and disembarkation possibilities also from/ to Kusadasi, Crete.