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Shore excursions of Celestyal Cruises

The following land tours (shore excursions) are operated at the ports of call of cruises in Greece and Turkey of Celestyal Cruises.

Please note that the shore excursions cannot be sold separately from corresponding cruise(s).

Each tour generally requires a minimum number of 30 participants (although some tours may require more than 30 participants) to be conducted. Whenever possible, every effort shall be made to provide trained guides in the requested language based on the above mentioned minimum participation.

Shore Excursion itineraries are subject to change due to unexpected events or cases of force majeure.



Minoan Palace of Knossos (HER-02)
Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek islands. It is also the home of the great Minoan Civilization and the mythological birthplace of Zeus. After a short drive through the town of Heraklion the tour will arrive at [...]
Cretan countryside and lifestyle (HER-04)
We leave the Venetian walls of Heraklion behind us and drive deep into the beautiful Cretan countryside. Through the villages of Episkopi and Sgourokefali we arrive at the traditional village of Stironas. The village, built at 550 [...]
Heraklion City Tour & the Museum (HER-07)
Heraklion is the largest urban centre in Crete, the capital of the region and the economic, commercial and scientific centre of the island. It is also endowed with some wonderful edifices: the "Koules" fortress, the award winning [...]


Mykonos Walking Tour & Mykonian Dinner (MYK-04)
Mykonos is world famous. It is the most cosmopolitan of the Greek islands and attracts many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. The tour starts at "Chora", the capital of the [...]
Mykonian countryside, Chora & Little Venice (MYK-06)
The excursion sets off from Chora. Next stop at the south, the leeward beach of Ornos, a picturesque fishing harbour which is a popular anchorage and then on to the small beach of Agia Anna and Kalafatis beach. During the trip back [...]


St. John’s Monastery & Grotto of the Apocalypse (PAT-01)
Depart from the port of Scala and enjoy a short drive to the village of Chora, where the Monastery of St. John is built within the walls of a strong fortification. As you walk uphill towards the entrance of the monastery, marvel at [...]
Patmos country side tour with Hora & Grotto of Apocalypse (PAT-02)
An interesting scenic island tour which has been designed for those passengers who prefer to discover the beauties of Patmos from the comfort of an air-conditioned motor coach. Start the tour from the port of Scala and drive to the [...]
Patmos, traditional feast (PAT-05)
Join us for an unforgettable meal served in this traditional tavern, at the most charming location scented by the wild flowers of the Patmian nature and filled with friendly locals eager to share their cuisine and way of life. Board [...]


Lindos & Old City of Rhodes (RHO-01)
Lindos is situated 55km South from the city of Rhodes; above this picturesque preserved village stands the Acropolis of Lindos, on the top of a precipice 122m above the sea, with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 B.C. In [...]
Philerimos & the Palace of the Knights (RHO-02)
Rhodes, as a travel destination is ideal as much for its recreational tourism as for its religious and archaeological tourism. The Acropolis of ancient Rhodes stands proudly on the hill of St. Stephanos, also called Monte Smith; [...]
Rhodes Old City Walking Tour (RHO-11)
Walking along the paved Street of the Knights -one of the best preserved medieval arteries- you will come across residences of people of several different historic nationalities, who once belonged to the Order of the Knights of St. [...]


Excursion to Oia Village (SAN-01)
First you head up to Megalochori. The tour continues its passage towards the north: to the east, in the background, you will have settlements like Kamari and Monolithos, while you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages [...]
Santorini’s islands & volcano (SAN-02)
The little islands of Palea and Nea Kameni are of particular geological interest, since underneath them lightly slumbers an active volcano. From the cruise ship you will be transported easily within a few minutes by small boat to [...]
Santorini, Akrotiri village excavations (SAN-08)
In prehistoric times, the people who inhabited what today is known as Santorini, called the island Strongyle ("round"). These people enjoyed a high standard of living: they built two-story houses, tilled the earth and were skilled [...]


Kusadasi (Ephesus)

Ancient Ephesus & the House of Virgin Mary (KUS-01)
Drive through the colourful town of Kusadasi to reach Mt. Koressos. Located in a nature park between Ephesus and Seljuk, the House of the Virgin ("Meryemana" in Turkish) is a humble chapel that is believed to be the last residence of [...]
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellenistic and Roman (KUS-02)
Drive through the colourful town of Kusadasi and along the coast to reach Ancient Ephesus, famous in antiquity for its Temple of Diana - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - and later the home of St. John. During the years [...]
Ancient Ephesus & the Terrace Houses (KUS-07)
At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era. At the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour of the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of [...]


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