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Yachting Gems of the Aegean: Athens Roundtrip 2022

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Join the Crystal Esprit for fascinating Athens roundtrip cruise. Venture first through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, and make your way to one of the most significant archaeological and mythological sites in all of Greece, Delos. Visit magnificent Mykonos and beautiful Paros. Don't miss the Greek isle of Patmos with its Monastery of Saint John that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Santorini that has one of the most dramatic landscapes in the Cyclades Islands and famous for its iconic whitewashed buildings. See the influence of the Venetians and the Turks in the city of Chania. Check out Monemvasia that rises above the sapphire-blue waters of the Aegean Sea looking like a giant slab of rock, and is often called the Gibraltar of the East. Finally, head back to Athens for disembarkation.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Explore the Monastery of Saint John that was founded in 1088
  • Discover the most mythological sites in Greece - Delos
  • View iconic whitewashed buildings of Santorini
  • Visit the 12th-century St. Sophia Church at Monemvasia

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Crystal Esprit

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore Athens See the ancient world come alive in Athens Admire the Terrace of the Lions on Delos The famous windmills of Mykonos Mykonos windmills at sunset

Day 1 Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Embark

Embark on the Crystal Esprit at the port of Athens.

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 | Mykonos, Greece

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  • 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, you will also sail to Mykonos.

Day 3 Mykonos, Greece | Paros Island

  • 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

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  • 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
Grecian? Venetian? Turkish? The answer is all three, as 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 Monemvasia, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tethered to southern Greece's mainland village of Gefyra by a causeway, Monemvasia rises above the sapphire-blue waters of the Aegean Sea looking like a giant slab of rock and is often called the Gibraltar of the East. Its medieval Lower Town, encircled by ancient fortress walls, boasts an array of shops and restaurants. Crowning the islet is the Upper Town, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. It is also home to the 12th-century St. Sophia Church.

Day 8 Athens, Greece | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at the port of Piraeus, Athens.

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