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Reflections & Reverie: Kusadasi to Larnaca

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Board on the Crystal Esprit for this 11-day cruise and explore Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus. Start your journey at Kusadasi, a lovely seaside resort town on the Aegean coast. Worshippers of the sun delight at Patmos' white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and beautiful marina. Visit the island of Rhodes that is rich with natural beauty and colorful history. Discover different activities, shops, and restaurants that are bustling from day and night at Marmaris. Sail towards Kalkan and experience the luxury of this high-end resort town. For a one-of-a-kind experience, try the ship-wreck diving at Kas. Check out the best-known birthplace of the Greek Goddess of Love, Paphos. Sip some of the best wines at the festive city of Limassol before heading to Larnaca for your final stop and disembarkation.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Kusadaşi, Turkey | Embark
Day 2 : Kusadaşi, Turkey
Day 3 : Patmos, Greece
Day 4 : Rhodes, Greece
Day 5 : Rhodes, Greece | Marmaris, Turkey
Day 6 : Kalkan, Turkey | Kepez (Kas), Turkey
Day 7 : Kepez (Kas), Turkey
Day 8 : Paphos, Cyprus | Limassol
Day 9 : Limassol, Cyprus
Day 10 : Larnaca, Cyprus
Day 11 : Larnaca, Cyprus | Disembark

Highlights

  • View a rich Christian heritage - the Monastery of Saint John at Patmos
  • Visit colorful Rhodes, one of the most architecturally varied locations
  • Discover beauty and charm of Kalkan despite its modernity
  • Explore the festive atmosphere of Limassol that is also the center of Cyprus' wine industry

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Crystal Esprit

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore historic Rhodes Larnaca, Cyprus Explore beautiful coastal towns in Greece Enjoy the natural beauty of Rhodes Cyprus marina

Day 1 Kusadaşi, Turkey | Embark

Board the Crystal Esprit at the beautiful port of Kusadasi.

Day 2 Kusadaşi, Turkey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A lovely seaside resort town on the Aegean coast, Kusadaşi is famous for sparkling waters, sandy beaches and enticing shops filled with designer clothing and hand-woven carpets and leather goods. More than these modern trappings, it is the gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city – as well as the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), Basilica of St. John, and House of the Virgin Mary.

Day 3 Patmos, Greece

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  • 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 4 Rhodes, Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rich with natural beauty and colorful history, Rhodes represents one of the most architecturally varied locations in Europe. Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Turkish influences intermingle with abundant sunshine and dry air to cast a magnificent light over the island that the ancients dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light. High on a cliff, the ruins of the Temple of Athena sit amidst the beautifully preserved Acropolis at Lindos.

Day 5 Rhodes, Greece | Marmaris, Turkey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, sail from Rhodes to Marmaris.

From day to night, Marmaris is alive with activity. Shops, restaurants and a bustling waterfront dock sparkle under sun and stars alike. Beyond the buzz lie, historical sites and natural landscapes characteristic of this pivotally positioned locale, including Caunos archaeological site, the meandering Dylan River and lovely Isztuzu Beach, where sea turtles can be spotted sunning themselves.

Day 6 Kalkan, Turkey | Kepez (Kas), Turkey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On the Turkish Mediterranean, this high-end resort town with a Greek fishing heritage has retained its Ottoman-era character, beauty, and charm despite its modernity. Ladders lead to the sea, where a small beach is hemmed by mountains. Visit the Blue Cave, named for its dazzling sapphire-sheen and sun-drenched waters.

Sail towards Kepez on this day.

Day 7 Kepez (Kas), Turkey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This is the place to dive in, hike up, paddle on and soar over. A charming harbor town with welcoming, walkable promenades and traditional architecture, Kaş is an excellent starting point for all manner of outdoor pursuits, surrounded by bays perfect for ship-wreck diving, the stunning Taurus Mountains and ancient ruins to add some intrigue to the adventure, including vestiges of Antiphellos, the original Lycian town that settled here.

Day 8 Paphos, Cyprus | Limassol

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Paphos offers an abundance of architectural wonders – in fact, the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t miss the spectacular House of Dionysus mosaics, charming Omodos Village and the solid rock catacombs of the Tombs of the Kings. Paphos is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Her spirit lives on in the ancient ruins and temples, as well as the modern harbor, palm-lined waterfront and sun-splashed beaches where love is always in the air.

Head towards Limassol.

Day 9 Limassol, Cyprus

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The wine flows freely in Limassol, and so does the festive atmosphere. The center of Cyprus' wine industry, Limassol is home to a bustling bar and restaurant scene, as well as numerous wineries that are open for tours and tastings. The city seems to be engaged in constant celebration, staging elaborate festivals throughout the year. The waterfront promenade offers a dizzying array of traditional, handmade goods to expensive designer labels.

Day 10 Larnaca, Cyprus

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The pulse of Larnaca is found around the palm-lined promenade, filled with seafood eateries and spots for coffee or cocktails. Its 6,000 years of offers much for history buffs, like the medieval fort and the Church of the biblical Saint Lazarus. The Zenobia shipwreck is among the many popular diving sites here, while the world’s last divided capital, Nicosia is a fascinating land journey.

Day 11 Larnaca, Cyprus | Disembark

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

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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.  ​

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  • 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. 
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  • Fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, 
  • Optional shore excursions,
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  • 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
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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