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Roundtrip Lavrion - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Elysium
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Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard the Elysium and discover the stunning beauty of the Cyclades. The islands shine with beautiful light and vivid blue colors, surrounded by gorgeous beaches, clear waters, and white buildings. Each island has unique charm and beauty, offering a timeless and peaceful experience. Imagine a heavenly place that might overwhelm your senses, holding secrets from ages past. This special dreamland is waiting for you to explore.
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Highlights
  • Explore the ancient sanctuary of the "Temple of Poseidon" at Cape Sounion
  • Discover the mythical birthplace of God Apollo at the island of Delos
  • Experience the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos and its iconic windmills
  • Enjoy a relaxing day of swimming and kayaking at Schinoussa Island
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Lavrion | Cape Sounion | Embark

Embarkation at Lavrion Port is between 14:00 and 15:00. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink during your smooth check-in. Sail for the nearby Cape Sounion, home to the “Temple of Poseidon,” for your first dip in the Aegean waters. Perched at the edge of the cliff, the ancient sanctuary is one of the most important monuments of the golden age of Athens. Enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner as you sail towards Delos Island. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Delos | Mykonos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Arrive at the island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of God Apollo, a Unesco World Heritage Site of unique energy. Mid-day sailing to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Lunch onboard. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island. Enjoy a sunset drink at Little Venice, photograph the iconic windmills, or explore the swirling pathways of the white-washed Chora with its many elegant boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and clubs. Sail to Naxos in the early morning hours.

Day 3: Naxos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Wake up at the beautiful cove in Naxos for a swim-stop before you sail towards the main port. Lunch onboard. Afternoon arrival for a leisurely exploration of Naxos town and its famous "Portara" or join an optional excursion to the Olive Press Museum, a local liquor distillery, and the traditional village of Apeiranthos. Overnight at port.

Day 4: Schoinoussa | Koufonissi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Sail to Schinoussa Island for a relaxing day, swimming, kayaking, and enjoying lunch onboard. In the afternoon, sail to tranquil Ano Koufonisi for a guided walking and photography tour with refreshing dips. "Koufonisia," meaning hollow islands, was given its name by pirates, as the vast caves convinced them the islands were open. Overnight at port.

Day 5: Ios | Santorini

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Sail to Ios Island and enjoy a morning swim at Magganari Beach, one of Greece's most beautiful sandy beaches. Lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival in Santorini for an excursion to the Akrotiri pre-historic excavation site and the mesmerizing Oia village. Find your perfect dinner spot and experience the world-famous Santorini sunset before returning aboard for your overnight sail to Milos Island.

Day 6: Milos | Kimolos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Morning arrival on the volcanic island of Milos consistently voted the best island in the world. Visit the Geological Mining Museum and the iconic Sarakiniko beach with its milky blue waters and spectacular white rock lunar landscape. In the afternoon, sail to Kimolos Island, a true hidden gem. Dinner is on board. Evening at leisure to explore the fairytale-like chora of Kimolos. Overnight at port.

Day 7: Serifos | Kythnos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Mid-morning, arrive in Serifos, a lesser-known island of distinct Cycladic flair dotted with windmills, white-washed chapels, pristine beaches, and many sites of cultural interest. Optional excursion to discover the island. Afternoon, you are sailing to Kythnos for a swim stop at Kolona Bay beach, famous for its crystal-clear waters and golden sand. As the sun sets, it’s time for your farewell cocktail and dinner. Late at night, sail for your return to Athens.

Day 8: Lavrion | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembarkation at Lavrion port after breakfast, before 10:00.

Ship/Hotel

Elysium

Elysium Dining Room
Elysium Reception Area
Thalassa Main Deck

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Cat C
Portholes, 12-14 sq m. Lower deck twin/double beds with plush mattresses, all-season duvets, pillows & flat-screen TV w/ movie channels.
Elysium Cat C
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Cat B
Portholes, 14 sq m. Lower deck twin/double beds with plush mattresses, all-season duvets, pillows & flat-screen TV w/ movie channels.
Elysium Cat C
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Cat B+
Portholes, 15-17 sq m. Lower deck twin/double beds with plush mattresses, all-season duvets, pillows & flat-screen TV w/ movie channels.
Elysium Cat A plus
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Cat A
Windows, 15-17 sq m. Upper deck twin/double beds with plush mattresses, all-season duvets, pillows & flat-screen TV w/ movie channels.
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Cat A+
Windows, 17-20 sq m. Upper deck twin/double beds with plush mattresses, all-season duvets, pillows & flat-screen TV w/ movie channels.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board, welcome cocktail, BBQ, still water and unlimited filter coffee, tea, cookies station
  • All group wellness sessions with the qualified onboard Wellness Coach
  • Access to the mini gym
  • Use of fishing equipment, sanitized snorkeling equipment, and water sports equipment
  • Free Wi-fi
  • All advice by the multilingual Cruise Concierge and the Wellness Coach
  • Accommodation with private bath, individually controlled A/C, snuggly all-season duvet, pillow menu, flat-screen TV with various channels, music, minibar, personal safe, wi-fi access, hair dryer, telephone for internal use, lavish bath products, spa robes and slippers, beach towels
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Medical services
  • Optional shore excursions or additional land arrangements
  • Water skiing & scuba diving
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Crew gratuities at passenger discretion
  • Spa Treatments 
  • Boutique purchases
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Nail services

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