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7-day Iconic Aegean cruise

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What a rich program this cruise offers! A unique itinerary including four top Greek islands (Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos),
alongside two less known gems of the Aegean Sea: Chios, with its mastic gum trees and houses decorated with sgraffiti and beautiful courtyards decorated with intricate pebble mosaics, and Symi, a jewel of an island, once a haven for the ship-building and sponge industries.

The cruise begins with Istanbul, a city of unique characteristics that marked the Aegean civilization through the centuries, and Kusadasi, gateway to Ancient Ephesus, where one of the seven wonders of antiquity stood for 120 years, the Temple of Artemis.

list bullet 7-day cruise ports of call & itinerary map

 

Year 2016
PortDayArr.Dep.
Lavrio (Athens), GreeceFriday  12:00
Istanbul, TurkeySaturday 09:00 19:00
Kusadasi, TurkeySunday 15:30 22:00
Santorini (Thira), GreeceMonday 10:00 18:30
Ag. Nikolaos (Crete), GreeceTuesday 07:00 18:00
Rhodes, GreeceWednesday 07:00 14:00
Symi, Greece 16:30 20:00
Chios, GreeceThursday 07:00 12:00
Mykonos, Greece 17:30 00:30
Lavrio (Athens), GreeceFriday 06:00 

Embarkation/disembarkation possibilities also from/to Istanbul, Kusadasi, Rhodes and Crete.

Information on the port of Lavrio

list bullet Cruise ship operating the cruise & departure dates

Year 2016
Cruise departures operated by the
May 6, 13, 20, 27* / June 3*, 10*, 17*, 24* / September 2*, 9*, 16, 23, 30 / October 7

 * designates a themed cruise



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Year 2016

 With rates starting from EUR226 per person, you get

  • two overnights, in double room, in a centrally located hotel in Athens including breakfast
  • both ways private transfers between Athens and the cruise port.

 Why to take this package deal?

  • Athens, the city close to the cruise port is more than just the place your cruise begins and ends; it's an exciting and world renowned destination!
  • If you have to take an overnight flight or a long haul flight you need at least a day to recover, otherwise the first day or two of your cruise can be an absolute waste.
  • It functions as a "safety-cushion" in case of flights' or other delays.
  • It is a convenient way to get by pre-arranged transfers from your hotel to the pier and back, since Lavrion port is located 60kms outside town and not easily accessible. There is no metro connecting Athens and Lavrion and the local bus does not run frequently.

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Comments and ratings about the 7-day Iconic Aegean cruise:

It is important to know that only clients of Dolphin Hellas may have their comments and ratings here and only for the services they received by our travel agency; this means that these are real testimonials by real travellers.

Travelled in September, 2016
We loved our ship and the cabin. The staff were friendly but Kem was the best! The food was good, and the stops and excursions enjoyable, but we could have done with more Mykonos and less Chios. My agent Uli was patient, responsive, and informative. Overall a most positive experience and we are thinking of the Cuba cruise for the future.A


  - T. Berk - Pennsylvania, USA

Travelled in May, 2015
A wonderful cruise which was much enjoyed. Good value for money and we got to see heaps of places as well.
We did expect more Greek cuisine than the ship had and the set menu in one of the restaurants got to be very boring after a week.
Again it needs to be said that the manner in which restorations are occurring is disappointing. It was sad seeing the ruins in Knossos (Crete) with the use of concrete blocks to restore ruins and concrete beams painted to try and make them look like timber. This is the wider story of how the wonderful history of Greece and its ruins are being restored and the Greek government needs to step in so that work is done properly.
Overall we'd do this cruise again in the future. Most enjoyable.


  - M. Jakob , Australia



 

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