MONDAY: ATHENS (LAVRIO) – MYKONOS, GREECE
Embark on the 4-day cruise and sail to Mykonos at 13:00. Lunch on board. Arrive at 18:00 in Mykonos and enjoy your evening walking and exploring the pebbled streets of the cosmopolitan Chora and have a coffee in “Little Venice”. Sail for Kusadasi, Turkey at 23:00. Dinner & overnight on board ship.
TUESDAY: KUSADASI, TURKEY – PATMOS, GREECE
At 07:00 our cruise-ship docks at Kusadasi, Turkey, the starting point for the included guided excursion to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Apostle Paul preached and lived for three years (Acts 18:19-21). Enjoy free time for souvenir shopping in Kusadasi and set sail at 13:00 to Patmos, Greece. Lunch on board. At 16:30 arrival in Patmos (disembarkation by tender-boats, sea & weather permitting). It is here that the Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation (Rev 1:9). Don’t miss an optional guided visit to St. John’s Monastery and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Sail for Rhodes at 21:30. All meals and overnight on board.
WEDNESDAY: RHODES, GREECE
At 07:00 our cruise-ship docks in Rhodes. Enjoy the included organized morning guided excursion to Lindos, situated 55 km (40 miles) from the town of Rhodes, where we visit the ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 BC. In the center of the village you will find the Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century. In the medieval walled town of Rhodes you will walk through D’Amboise Gate to the Street of the Knights. Along this street you will find the residences of the Knights, separated according to Order, which bear until today their corresponding crests. Lunch on board. Sail to Heraklion, Crete at 18:00. All meals and overnight on board.
THURSDAY: HERAKLION, CRETE – SANTORINI, GREECE
At 07:00 arrive in Heraklion Crete (Acts 27:7-13) where you can enjoy an optional excursion to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, first European civilization and the legendary home of the Minotaur (half bull and half man). At 12:00 sail to Santorini. Lunch on board. Arrive at 16:30 in Santorini (disembarkation by tender-boats, sea & weather permitting). Join the optional guided excursion to visit to the beautiful and picturesque village of Oia where you can see the famous blue domed churches, or take the cable car up to the town of Fira, perched high on the rim of the ancient volcano. Free time for taking photos, browsing, shopping and enjoying the breathtaking view of the caldera. Sail for Lavrio at 21:30. All meals and overnight on board.
FRIDAY: LAVRIO (ATHENS), GREECE
At 06:00 arrive at the port of Lavrio. Disembark after breakfast on board.