This is by far the most popular cruise and justifiably so: no other cruise of this duration includes so many popular ports of call.
The itinerary is basically that of the 3-day Iconic Aegean cruise, extended to include a full day in Rhodes, often referred to as the island of the Knights of St. John, who built the beautifully preserved medieval town of the island (a World Heritage Site). There is a lot more to it, however: famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the island has been incessantly inhabited since the Neolithic times. One can see traces of its turbulent history all over, enjoying the alloy produced from the presence of so many different cultures and peoples.
The cruise can be easily combined with weekend international flights and a couple of overnights in Athens, offering a complete and filling 7-day travel experience in Greece.
4-day cruise ports of call & itinerary map
|Lavrio (Athens), Greece||Monday||13:00|
|Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey||Tuesday||07:00||13:00|
|Crete (Heraklion), Greece||Thursday||07:00||12:00|
|Lavrio (Athens), Greece||Friday||06:00|
|* Disembarkation by tenders (boats), weather permitting.|
- Embarkation/disembarkation possibilities also from/to Kusadasi and Crete.
Information on the port of Lavrio
4-day cruise sailings & ships
Cruise departures operated by the ‘Celestyal Olympia’ cruise vessel