Turkey & the Islands of the Aegean

8-Days | Crete • Mykonos • Kuşadası • Patmos • Bodrum • Rhodes • Santorini • Crete

Fares From £1,355

Single Supplement 15%

Turkey & the Islands of the Aegean – Cruise Summary

Move effortlessly between Turkey and Greece on this cruise through the Aegean, beginning with one of the most popular destinations in Greece, the picturesque island of Mykonos. Enjoy a guided walk through the island’s main town, or Chora, where iconic windmills and whitewashed houses catch the eye, or settle back for a leisurely panoramic drive to the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani in Ano Mera.

On the Turkish coast, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus is home to some of the finest and best-preserved Hellenistic and Roman ruins to be found anywhere in the world.

Discover the city of Bodrum on a panoramic tour, or for more classical wonders, visit the ancient city of Iasos or the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Greek Island of Patmos may be one of the smallest in the Dodecanese, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for with history. Known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean,” Patmos has long been a site of Christian pilgrimage, but it is also beautifully breathtaking, with white villas clinging to steep rocky slopes.

Formerly the home of another lost wonder, Rhodes is not only one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, with three thousand hours of sunshine a year it is also the sunniest place in Europe. Stroll through the old quarter and visit the Palace of the Grand Masters, or enjoy a panoramic drive to the picturesque village of Lindos.

An island of extraordinary beauty, Santorini also boasts an enthralling history as well as delicious food and wine. Clinging impossibly to the steepest of cliffs, the blue domes and whitewashed houses of Fira and Oia are guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories of one of the most defining visions in the Mediterranean.

 

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fun-loving Mykonos, the jewel of the Cyclades

  • The ruins of the lost Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

  • The UNESCO World Heritage holy island of Patmos

  • The Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes

  • The blue domes and white houses of Fira and Oia in Santorini

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Heraklion, Greece

Departure time: 18:00
Step back in time three thousand years and explore the legend of the Minotaur with a visit to the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion. The beautiful sandy beaches and azure waters of Crete are also perfect for swimming!

Embarkation 15:00 – 17:00

Day 2 – Mykonos, Greece – Tender Port

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00
Pure Greek feeling! Typical picturesque Cycladic architecture greets you in Mykonos, with charming white houses, wonderfully colourful wooden doors and windows and striking cobbled streets. Fantastic beaches and crystal clear water round off the overall package on the popular Greek holiday island.

Day 3 – Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00
In the Turkish port city of Kusadasi, immerse yourself in antiquity with a visit to the impressive ruins of Ephesus with the great theatre and the famous Library of Celsus. The impressive Temple of Artemis, which is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, is particularly worth seeing!

Day 4 – Patmos, Greece – Tender Port

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00

Patmos, an Aegean island in the north of Greece’s Dodecanese island group, is a significant Christian pilgrimage site. Its Cave of the Apocalypse is where John of Patmos (St. John the Theologian) is said to have written the Book of Revelations. A fortresslike, 11th-century monastery dedicated to the saint overlooks the whitewashed houses of the hilltop capital, Hora (also known as Chora).

 

 

 

Day 5 – Bodrum, Turkey

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00
Located on the Aegean coast, the municipality of Bodrum welcomes you. In addition to numerous museums, the buildings preserved from antiquity and the city’s characteristic white house facades offer an ideal backdrop for relaxing and exploring.

Day 6 – Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00
The impressive ancient Acropolis towers high above the picturesque medieval village of Lindos. Let yourself be enchanted by the Greek flair of Rhodes with charming white houses and cobbled streets!

Day 7 – Santorini, Greece – Tender Port

Berthing time: 08:00 Departure time: 20:00
Marvel at the fascinating landscape with its black, white and red lava stones and enjoy the magnificent view over the sea and the beautiful blue roofs of the enchanting Greek island of Santorini from the picturesque towns of Fira and Oia on the cliffs!

Day 8 – Heraklion, Greece

Berthing time: 08:00

Disembarkation until 09:00

Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

Fares From £1,355

Single Supplement 15%

 

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin and are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. Cruise only options and single supplements are available on request. Tailor-made transfers can be booked at a supplement. Please call our Reservations Team for up to date pricing and availability.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Return economy flights from London
    • All meals on board
    • Gratuities
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee machine
    • Refillable premium drinks bottle
    • Nightly onboard entertainment
    • Guest speaker programme
    • Baggage handling and port fees
    • Full ATOL financial protection
    • Transfers abroad

    Additional Charges

    • Drinks package
    • Wi-Fi
    • Shore excursions
    • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
    • Regional flight supplements

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

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sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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