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Greek Isles Divinity: Athens Roundtrip

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This Athens roundtrip yachting cruise will take you to venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus. Get the chance to see Delos' most significant archaeological and mythological sites. As you sail on, stop by and explore the sophisticated and cosmopolitan island resort of Mykonos. The picture-perfect Paros that is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea will give you one of the best Greek experience with its classic Cycladic architecture with its white, cube-shaped homes. For worshippers of the sun, Patmos is the place to be, an island with white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and a beautiful marina. Don't miss the iconic whitewashed buildings in Santorini and see the influence of both the Venetians and the Turks in Chania. Spend a beautiful day at the rustic and chic island of Hydra before finally heading back to Athens.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Athens, Greece | Embark
Day 2 : Delos Island, Greece | Mykonos
Day 3 : Mykonos, Greece | Paros Island, Greece
Day 4 : Patmos, Greece
Day 5 : Santorini, Greece
Day 6 : Crete, Chania, Greece
Day 7 : Hydra, Greece | Athens, Greece
Day 8 : Athens, Greece | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore archaeological Delos, one of the most mythological sites in Greece
  • View modern buildings of Paros Island in Greece
  • Discover Monastery of Saint John that was founded in 1088
  • Visit charming Hydra, one of Greece’s Saronic Islands

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Crystal Esprit

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Santorini view The ruins of Athens The famous windmills of Mykonos Donkeys are a traditional form of transportation in Greece Enjoying the views of Santorini, Greece

Day 1 Athens, Greece | Embark

Embark on the Crystal Esprit at Athen's port.

Venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, as you make your way to the cradle of Western culture. Athens has long since been the location of myth and muse, and its ancient heritage is still an incredible source of inspiration.

Day 2 Delos Island, Greece | Mykonos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
One of the most significant archaeological and mythological sites in all of Greece, Delos earns its UNESCO-celebrated status in spades. It is a tiny island in the heart of the Cyclades Archipelago in the Aegean Sea, is believed by Greek Mythology to have been the birthplace of Apollo, and considered to be the most sacred of all islands in ancient Greek culture. Excavations have unearthed tremendous monuments, sanctuaries and other facets of Hellenistic history. Due to its remote location and the fact that it was largely uninhabited since the 7th century AD, its well-preserved ruins are a fascinating journey through time and culture, situated in the heart of one of the most breathtaking stretches of sea in the world.

Today, arrive at Mykonos.

Day 3 Mykonos, Greece | Paros Island, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Mykonos, a former 18th-century pirates' bastion, is now a sophisticated and cosmopolitan island resort.

Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, picture-perfect Paros is exactly what you would imagine a Greek island to be – a maze of narrow alleyways and classic Cycladic architecture with its white, cube-shaped homes accented by blue doors and windows. Make your way up to the 13th-century Venetian castle that sits at the top of the hill and be rewarded with a view that rivals that of Mount Olympus. A lack of modern buildings enhances the island’s unique, genuine character.

Day 4 Patmos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Greek isle of Patmos has a rich Christian heritage - the Monastery of Saint John was founded in 1088 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, as is the Cave of the Apocalypse, the grotto where John the Apostle received the visions he recorded in the Book of Revelation. The island’s white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and beautiful marina make it a popular destination for worshippers of the sun.

Day 5 Santorini, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Of all the Cyclades Islands, Santorini is often considered the most dramatic with its dark landscape and iconic whitewashed buildings. The rich soil is ideal for grapes and local vines produce a cherished crop known for its special volcanic taste. Picturesque "Thíra," or Fira Town, laid out along the edge of a cliff at the rim of the now-extinct caldera, exudes easy charm.

Day 6 Crete, Chania, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Cretan city of Chania has been ruled and influenced by both the Venetians and the Turks. Current-day Chania (pronounced Hahn-yah and sometimes spelled without the C is home to the Municipal Agora, a marketplace built in 1913 on the site of the old southern Venetian walls, and features a waterfront that would look right at home on the Venetian Lagoon. A maze of narrow alleyways opening onto squares edged by Byzantine and neo-classical buildings are quintessential Greece: quaint, friendly and gracefully aged. In classic Greek style, the Venetian structures that lack rooftops due to the bombings of World War II have beautifully evolved into open-air shops and restaurants, inviting locals to stop to appreciate the mild Mediterranean weather and warm companionship of friends.

Day 7 Hydra, Greece | Athens, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
If there is a holiday retreat where rustic meets chic, it is Hydra, one of Greece’s Saronic Islands. Put on the map in the 1950s and by artists, celebrities and musicians and a perennial favorite for locals, the island is a place to see and be seen, with the harbor putting on a veritable show of taste and fashion with each catamaran’s arrival from Piraeus. People-watching has become an unofficial pastime, along with sipping a cappuccino at the cafes centered on the crescent-shaped port. Energized by your brew and ready to explore, head out by foot and in fact, by foot is the only way to conduct your discovery. Other than a few city-operated vehicles, no cars, scooters or motorcycles are allowed on the island. Walking along the steep, stone streets, some of the best-preserved anywhere, you will surely appreciate a sense of stepping back in time and an intimate look at the 18th- and 19th-century mansions, or archontika. Be sure to yield to the primary mode of transportation, the donkey, and any temptation you may have to wander into a gallery or quiet back lane.

Today, head towards Athens.

Day 8 Athens, Greece | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Athen's port.

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223 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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Owner's Suite (OS)
515 Sqft. King-size bed, Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen HD TV, custom bench at foot of the bed, stone-clad nightstands with integrated outlets, and interactive bedside iPad. The expansive living and dining area feature a sofa and end chairs, a flat-screen TV, concealed mini-bar and dining table.

Notes

Solo Supplement: A select number of cabins are available for single use. The single supplement varies by cabin type, please contact us for details.
Child Discount: Children age 11 or under receive 50% off when sharing a cabin with two full paying guests. Children, regardless of age pay full rate in a double occupancy cabin.

A wide selection of specially curated and optional shore excursions are available on every itinerary.  There will be complimentary adventures to choose from, other excursions will be available at an additional cost.  ​

Cruise Fares Include:
  • Beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks, and specialty coffees
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • 24-hour self-service coffee tea, soft drinks, wines
  • 24-hour room service
  • Personal Butler service
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
  • Complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your voyage. 
  • Complimentary marina and water sports equipment including a wide variety of aquatic toys (water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, jet skis, snorkeling equipment) based on destination's local rules and regulations and the discretion of the Captain due to weather and sea conditions
  • Complimentary transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, when requested in advance
Cruise Fares Exclude:
  • Airfare
  • Cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges 
  • Fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, 
  • Optional shore excursions,
  • Sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities,
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry or valet service or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as medical treatment, expenses incurred on board or ashore in connection with medical treatment, medical condition, or medical debark
  • Massage, s­­­­­pa services or hairstyling for which separate charges may be imposed. 
  • Crystal Esprit's submersible equipment
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