Aegean Legends Cruise
Greece and Turkey
7-days / 6-nights

Get a glimpse of Greece’s glorious past when you view remnants of the golden age and stroll through temples of the gods. Enjoy crossing the mystical blue waters of the Aegean Sea, which man has been traveling since the beginning of recorded history. Visit Turkey; populated since the Neolithic period, it is one of the oldest permanent settled regions in the world. Enjoy traveling in comfort on your Aegean Legends Cruise sailing the sea of the ancients in style.

DAY 1 – Arrive in Athens, Greece

Geia sas and welcome to Greece! This evening at 6 p.m. you will meet with your fellow travelers and host for a welcoming drink.

DAY 2 – Athens

Explore ancient Athens beginning with the Parthenon that rests atop the Acropolis “The sacred rock, the high city”. Named for the statue Athena Parthenos, or “Athena the Virgin,” it reflects Athenian wealth and power of its time. Next your local guide will show you the Erechtheum, well-known for its distinctive caryatid maidens that support the porch for all to see. Continue to Theseum, the best preserved ancient Greek temple, named for the sculptures displaying the adventurous hero Theseus. You will also see the open air theater of Dionysus and the Agora “gathering place,” known as the birthplace of democracy. Socrates himself once taught there. In the evening enjoy a Greek dinner and ask your host about local entertainment.

DAY 3 – Athens, Piraeus (Embarkation) Mykonos

Today you will set sail at 11 a.m. from Piraeus across the ancient Aegean Sea for the mountainous island of Mykonos. After docking you will have time to stroll through the narrow roads paved with stones while viewing the brilliantly pure white houses with their brightly colored doors and windows. Before returning to your ship, you will also observe impressive windmills on your journey that are characteristic of this island oasis.

DAY 4 – Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey

Discover the Turkish port of Kusadasi , which boaters say resembles a bird’s head from sea. An optional excursion is offered to visit excavations of Ephesus and view what was once populated by Greek, Roman and Byzantine peoples over the centuries. The ruins and remnants of the different time periods are a popular attraction.

DAY 5 – Cruising: Heraklion and Santorini

We come to port in Heraklion, the largest city and capital of Crete. Its name comes from the word Heracles, or "Hercules' city," a nearby Roman port. A few miles away is Knossos, considered Europe’s oldest city and center of the Minoan civilization in 3000 BC. Your trip today continues to Santorini, known as the “Black Pearl” of the Aegean Sea. Here, enjoy an optional excursion to Thera, a village on the cliff tops that boasts one of the world’s most breathtaking views.

DAY 6 – Piraeus (Disembarkation) and Athens

This morning you will disembark the ship after your final breakfast aboard and return to Athens. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure and get dressed up for an optional romantic dinner.

DAY 7 – Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Antío!

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