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Authentic Abundance in the Greek Islands tour
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Authentic Abundance in the Greek Islands

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
8 days
From: $ 5,119 $ 640 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unique itinerary
  • The radiant Greek islands
  • THE MUSTS:
    • Cretan history and handicrafts on the Lasithi Plateau
    • Syros, capital of the Cyclades
    • Patmos and its religious importance
    • Rhodes, once the site of the great Colossus of Rhodes
    • Paphos, its mosaics, and Aphrodite's Rock

Short Description

Discover the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Crystal-clear water, steep cliffs, and whitewashed abodes await you. From Crete to Cyprus, passing through the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands, uncover the history and legends of the Mediterranean.

Style River cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal transport included (including local flights)
Start City Porto
End City Porto

Destinations

Portugal

Attractions & Cities Visited

Porto

Activities & Interests

River cruise

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Itinerary

Day 1 HERAKLION

You'll be welcomed aboard at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 1 HERAKLION

Boarding.We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.Free evening to explore Heraklion on your own.

Day 2 HERAKLION

Join us for an excursion to discover Cretan history and handicrafts on the Lasithi Plateau (lunch included). The peaks of the Dikti Mountains surround the Lasithi Plateau, one of the most rural regions in Crete. Thousands of wire-and-cloth windmills once dotted the region to irrigate the area crops. Just a few working ones remain, as most have fallen into ruins. The windmills instill a certain charm across the plateau. Our first stop will be the village of Kritsa to see the work of local weavers and visit the Church of Panagia Kera, known widely for its superb wall paintings. Next stop will be the village of Psychro to tour a traditional pottery workshop. Our last stop will be in the village of Tzermiado for the breathtaking views across the plateau. This excursion focuses on Cretan handicrafts, especially fabrics.Our ship will cruise to Santorini overnight.

Day 2 HERAKLION

Full-day excursions:-  Cretan history and handicrafts on the Lasithi PlateauOur ship will cruise towards Santorini.

Day 3 SANTORINI

This morning, the excursion is: The legendary island of Santorini (travel to and from the island will be done in rowboats). Jacques Cousteau once set sail for Santorini in search of the mythical island of Atlantis. The volcano shaped the land into what we see today, and it remains one of the greatest attractions. The volcanic caldera extends over a large part of the island and even plunges into the sea. A panoramic tour of the island will introduce you to its scenic diversity and famous sites. Stroll down the labyrinth-like streets in Oia, the stunning whitewashed village built on an impressive cliff, famous worldwide for its Mediterranean beauty. The gorgeous village of Fira, perched on the edge of a high caldera that faces west across the sea, will be our last stop.We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight's entertainment is the warm air and nature's grandeur under the sun. Enjoy a Greek cocktail on the Sun Deck to the sound of traditional tunes.

Day 3 SANTORINI

Excursion: Santorini.We'll spend the afternoon cruising.

Day 4 SYROS

This morning, the excursion is: Hip Syros. Syros is home to contrasts in color and architecture. Take in the "retro" feel as you stroll down the marble streets in Ermoupolis. The City Hall, designed by Ernst Ziller, sits majestically in the main square. Afterwards, we'll head to the magnificent city of Ano Syros to take in the Venetian charm and Cycladic architecture overlooking the gorgeous Aegean Sea. Our next stop, Kini, gives us another angle of the island. It's not only a fishing village but also home to one of the most beautiful beaches on Syros.In the mid-afternoon, we'll begin to cruise towards Patmos. Presentation: The Cyclades, a Legendary Archipelago.

Day 4 SYROS

Excursion: Syros.We'll spend the afternoon cruising. After our tour, join us for another onboard presentation.

Day 5 PATMOS

This morning, the excursion is: Patmos, one of the most beautiful islands in the Dodecanese. Dive into the mystical atmosphere of Patmos, where John the Divine—thought to have penned the Book of Revelation—once lived. We'll visit the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of Saint John the Divine, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dominating the whitewashed houses in the village below, the Greek Orthodox monastery is a place of pilgrimage and learning for the devoted.In the mid-afternoon, we'll begin to cruise towards Rhodes.

Day 5 PATMOS

Excursion: Patmos.We'll spend the afternoon cruising.

Day 6 RHODES

We'll spend the morning cruising. Presentation: Rhodes and its Folklore.This afternoon, the excursion is: Medieval Rhodes. Rhodes is famous for gorgeous beaches and awesome weather, but it is also jam-packed with history, especially noteworthy medieval tales. The island is home to one of the largest medieval centers still thriving today. Don't miss this opportunity to enter the city walls and wander the labyrinth of streets. The fort, bastion, walls, gates, minarets, old homes, fountains, and peaceful squares are as if King's Landing has come alive. You'll visit the Kos Town Castle at the entrance of the harbor. The Knights of Saint John built the fortress and stronghold we see now during their rule from 1314 to 1522.

Day 6 RHODES

We'll spend the morning cruising. Onboard presentation.Excursion: Rhodes.

Day 7 LIMASSOL

We'll spend the morning cruising. Presentation: Cyprus, the Island of Aphrodite.In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to tour the archaeological ruins in Paphos, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll visit the impressive underground tombs dating back to the 4th century BC that have a distinct Egyptian influence. The remains of villas, palaces, theaters, fortresses, and tombs mean that the site is of exceptional architectural and historical value. We'll continue to the coastal town of Yeroskipou to visit a Loukoum (Turkish Delight) factory and enjoy a tasting.We'll return on board and continue cruising to Larnaca. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 7 LIMASSOL

We'll spend the morning cruising. Onboard presentation.Excursion: The archaeological ruins in Paphos.We'll return on board and continue cruising to Larnaca. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 8 LARNACA

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Day 8 LARNACA

Disembarkation.

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As a travel agent, I try to find suppliers that have the service and ethics that I expect for my clients. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that CroisiEurope is not one of them. I received confirmation that the clients in the four cabins I had booked on the Oberammergau cruise would get a full refund in 3 - 4 weeks. The email contained attachments with the refund amount for each. Right at the beginning of the 4th week, they sent an email saying the law had changed and they no longer had to give refunds! That’s fine for those going forward, but to retroactive back to the clients that had already received refund confirmation is ridiculous. Some of these clients are in their 80’s and were only going for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Having a credit for a future cruise does them no good nor can some afford to lose that money. Shame on you #croisieurope I as well as Cruise Planners home office will be letting the rest of Cruise Planners organization know this is no longer a vendor to use!
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I planned a 3 week vacation this April that included a 7 day, CroisiEurope cruise on the Rhine. Due to the pandemic, my flights, hotels and cruise were canceled by the respective companies. I got refunds for my hotels and flights, but not from CroisiEurope.

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal transport included (including local flights)

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Cancellation policy

INTERNET

SATELLITE CONNECTIONS

Our ship provides Internet connection via satellite while we cruise, which is different and slower than what we are used to through our regular home or office services. We cannot guarantee connection at all times. Please keep this in mind while you are enjoying your vacation with us.

TELEPHONE SERVICE

DURING CRUISE

When we are at sea, you can connect your device(s) to the onboard GSM/3G network. Your service provider will automatically send you the terms and conditions of use for this service. You will be able to make calls, send messages, or use the Internet through this network’s roaming services. The GSM network will be turned off once the ship enters a port.

WHILE IN PORT

When the ship is in a port, you will be able to receive and make calls via your international calling/service plan according to the country you are visiting.

WATCH OUT FOR SERVICE FEES

We strongly recommend that you contact your service provider before your departure; international calls and data usage can be very costly and are almost never included in basic operator packages.

PLEASE CHECK THE SETTINGS FOR YOUR DEVICE

Once you are on board, but before you connect to the Internet, please check the settings for your device(s).  We request that you limit the downloading of videos and large-volume files. Automatic updates to your PC, tablet, and smartphones will affect the speed and cost of your connection. You probably have automatic updates for apps on your devices that you are not aware of. We recommend that you deactivate these updates while you are staying with us.

Additional Information

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Rules & Other Requirements

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

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What's excluded

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - transfers to/from departure/arrival points– airport taxes - transfers between the port and airport - cancellation and baggage insurance.

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