Athens: Capital of Greece, cradle of democracy, birthplace of Western Civilization. Athens is a vibrant city where old and new coexist. The majestic Parthenon rises above the city, its ancient glory still visible in the timeworn stone, and the National Archaeological Museum holds countless treasures from Athens' Golden Age.
Greek Island Cruises From Athens 2017
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A Greek island cruise is probably the best way to exprole the Mediterranean. Visit different places of Greece and Turkey, while you relax and have fun at the same time. We offer cruises starting from Piraeus port in Athens: 3, 4 & 7 day cruises to the Greek islands.
3 day cruiseVisiting Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete
3 day cruiseVisiting Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Samos, Milos
4 day cruiseVisiting Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete
4 day cruiseVisiting Athens, Syros, Cesme, Bodrum, Kos, Ios, Santorini
7 day cruiseVisiting Athens, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios, Turkey
7 day cruiseVisiting Athens, Mykonos, Samos, Milos, Syros, Ios, Turkey
The great variety of our 3, 4 and 7 day cruises with Celestyal Cruises, will give you the opportunity to visit:
Mykonos: Here you will find beautiful beaches, chic boutiques and elegant nightclubs. Beneath its sophisticated surface lies a quite essential Greek island. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot this blue and white-washed island with its beautiful windmills. Find a table on the waterfront and bask in the serenity of sunset over its picturesque harbor.
Rhodes: The beautiful "Island of Roses" has a rich and varied history. A mix of modern & medieval, fascinates and impresses each visitor. On a hill above the charming town of Lindos rises an ancient acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athens. Below lies the bay of St.Paul where the apostle landed during his voyages. The crusading Knights of St.John left the medieval city of Rhodes behind when they were defeated by Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. The Ottoman Turks then occupied Rhodes for almost 400 years, leaving mosques, minarets and a Turkish bath to mark their presence.
Santorini: It is the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. The town of Fira with white-washed houses, narrow streets, open-air cafes and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs is accesible by cable-car or mule. The village of Oia is a "must", an inspiration to all artists with numerous art galleries and spectacular views. To the south is Akrotiri where recent Minoan excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.
Heraklion, Crete: Heraklion is the capital of Crete and its principal commercial port is just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 by Sir Arthur Evans and partially reconstructed, the eleborate Palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion displays many of the treasures found during the excavations.
Patmos: It is very often called as "The Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea", is known as the site of the apocalyptic Revelations of St.John the Divine, written here during his exile from the Roman Empire. The cave where he lived is near the site of the Monastery of St.John, built on one of the island`s highest points and houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its Treasury.
You will also have the chance of visiting Ag. Nikolas in Crete, the islands of Samos, Symi, Kos Ios and on Turkey you will visit the cities of Istanbul, Kusadasi, Cesme and Bodrum.