Eastern Mediterranean Cruising
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The Eastern Mediterranean Cruising, operated by Celestyal Cruises, offers relaxation, sightseeing and fabulous Greek food not only for the young, and young at heart. Beginning and ending in Athens, you'll cruise for 8 days to the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Milos, Syros, Samos & Kos well stops in Turkey at Kusadasi and Cesme. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set over the Mediterranean from the bow of your luxury cruise ship while sipping on the cocktail of the day.

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 160906
Starts: Athens, Greece Finishes: Athens, Greece
You will Visit
  • Athens
  • Mykonos
  • Samos
  • Milos
  • Syros
  • Cesme
  • Kos
  • Santorini
  • Crete



Day 1: Arrive Athens

Check-in to your hotel & spend the afternoon getting a sneak peek at Athens. This afternoon meet your ON-board Cruise Rep & fellow Contiki travellers.


Day 2: Athens to Mykonos

Board your ship & cruise to the Aegean paradise of Mykonos. Hang out on this island, famous for its young, vibrant party culture.


Day 3: Cruising to Samos via Kusadasi

Stop by the resort town of Kusadasi & shop in the town's colourful bazaar. Later, dock at the beautiful & colourful port of Vathy on Samos. Relax on the beach or in a local taverna, while you watching the locals fish for the catch of the day.


Day 4: Milos

Arrive at the pretty and unspoilt island of Milos & spend the day exploring the pristine beaches on one of the least crowded islands in the Aegean. Take in the laid back atmosphere, the small lovely villages & white washed houses & enjoy a day of pure relaxation.


Day 5: Cruising Athens to Syros

Today you'll have the morning in Athens to delve into the city's historic past or cosmopolitan culture. Then we cruise onto the picturesque island of Syros. Check out the stunning mansions and impressive town square.


Day 6: Cesme

You have the full day to enjoy Cesme, explore the city, visit one of the local beaches or soak up the rich & diverse history and culture. Wander through the pretty streets to the market or take a trip to Ismir, Turkey's third largest city.


Day 7: Cruising to Santorini via Ios

First off is the small island of Ios, widely thought of as having the best beaches of the all the Greek isles. Wander through the little villages full of colour and character or take a trip around the island to experience some of the best beaches and the real beauty on offer. Then, onto Santorini for an evening of breathtaking sunsets, sundownder drinks and stunning scenery.


Day 8: Kos

We drop the anchor on the shores of Kos, this island has it all. From long sandy beaches, the castle, ruins of antiquity, to the lively night life scene of today! You have plenty of time to take in a little culture before hitting the beach.


Day 9: Arrival into Athens

Return to mainland Greece & mythological Athens where the trip ends after breakfast. Transfer into central Athens or take the opportunity for a guided tour of the Acropolis & Parthenon.

    • 8 nights cruising accommodation: 1 night in a hotel, 7 nights on board a cruise ship (quad or twin-share)
    • Experienced On-board Cruise Rep
    • 8 buffet breakfasts
    • 7 lunches
    • 7 buffet/three-course dinners
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