MONDAY: ATHENS (PIRAEUS) – MYKONOS, GREECE
Embark the 4-day cruise at Piraeus port and sail to Mykonos at 11:30. Enjoy your evening walking and exploring the pebbled streets of cosmopolitan Chora and have a coffee in “Little Venice”. Sail for Kusadasi, Turkey at 23:00.
TUESDAY: KUSADASI, TURKEY – PATMOS, GREECE
At 7:30 we dock at Kusadasi in Turkey, starting point for your organized excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Apostle Paul preached and lived for three years (Acts 18:19-21). Free time for souvenir shopping in Kusadasi. Sail at 13:00 to Patmos, Greece, where the Apostle John was exiled and wrote the Book of Revelation (Rev 1:9). Don’t miss a visit to St. John’s Monastery and the Grotto of the Revelation. Sail for Rhodes at 21:30.
WEDNESDAY: RHODES, GREECE
At 07:00 we call at Rhodes. You will enjoy your organized excursion to Lindos, situated 55 km (40 miles) from the city of Rhodes and “bears” above it the Acropolis of Lindos, with the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 B.C. In the center of the village you will find the Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century. At the old city of Rhodes you will go through D’Amboise Gate to walk on 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. Sail to Heraklion, Crete at 18:00.
THURSDAY: HERAKLION (CRETE) – SANTORINI, GREECE
Arrive at Heraklion Crete, (Acts 27:7-13) at 07:00 and enjoy an optional excursion to 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. (Disembarkation by tender-boats, sea & weather permitting). 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. Sail for Piraeus at 21:30.
FRIDAY: PIRAEUS (ATHENS), GREECE
At 07:00 arrive at the port of Piraeus. Disembark after breakfast.
FROM ATHENS (PIRAUES)