Treasures of the Aegean
To explore the Greek Islands is truly the vacation opportunity of a lifetime! This Greek Island cruise on the Wind Star will take you sailing through the Aegean Sea. You’ll begin your trip in Athens and transport yourself back in time as you tour this incredible city with a grand history. Then, on your cruise you will explore the beautiful cities of Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Patmos, Monemvasia, and Ephesus. These cities are obviously known for their beauty and the cultural treasures that they are. This 10 day trip will immerse yourself in Greek culture, history, and even more importantly food! Enjoy authentic Greek and Mediterranean food as you pass by important landmarks, soak in that spectacular sun, and become dazzled by the architecture and colors you see in Greece. The Aegean Sea is full of lore and myths, full of discoveries awaiting your presence. This cruise is here to take you through the legends, through the fabulous food, and to eye candy you can’t see anywhere else in the world.
4 Days in Athens
1 Day in Nafplio
1 Day in Mykonos
1 Day in Kusadasi
1 Day in Patmos
1 Day in Santorini
1 Day in Monemvasia
Day 1 Athens
Arrive in Athens today, you will be greeted by an airport transfer taking you to a cocktail reception and dinner where you can meet other cruise goers and have some scrumptious food.
Day 2 Athens
Starting bright and early, you’ll see the Acropolis of Athens before the crowds come to see masterpieces of Greek art and architecture: the Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheum, Parthenon, and the Propylaea. Head to the Acropolis Museum for a spectacular view of the Parthenon. Then, you have free time to explore Athens as you wish.
Day 3 Athens
Today, you will be taken to a guided tour through the National Archaeological Museum of Athens which is world renowned. And then, you will be boarding the Wind Star to start your cruise and then enjoy a nice cocktail hour on the ship and then eat your first dinner onboard!
Day 4 Nafplio
This city looks like it comes straight out of a painting with the sea, mountains, and a fortress overlooking this spectacular scenic view making it among the most beautiful and romantic towns in Greece, You have the choice of excursion to the Bay of Argolis, Palamidi castle, and guided tour of Nafplion or see Agamemnon’s tomb and visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus which includes a winery lunch.
Day 5 Mykonos
Today, you will have have the choice of excursions to this wonderful city: guided tour with a visit to the 16th century church in Ano Mera or take a boat ride to Delos to find the remnants of the reign of the holiest of Greek sanctuaries where to this day no one can stay the night nor anyone be dorn or die on this Island.
Day 6 Kusadasi
After docking in this city in Turkey, you’ll see the remnants of ancient Roman civilization. You’ll take a walking tour of the city to see the Temple of Hadrian, Arcadian Way, Trajan’s Fountain, and the two tiered Library of Celsus. Then, you’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and dinner ashore at the Library of Celsus surrounded by the Aegean Chamber Orchestra.
Day 7 Patmos
The Isle of Patmos is breathtakingly beautiful which you’ll get to experience in full as you choose between taking a photography excursion through the heart of Chora as you trapaise through the cobblestones streets, white washed buildings, and blue Aegean seascapes or you can see the 11th century Monastery of St. John the Theologian, convent of Zoodochos Pigi, and iconic restoration studio, or the Monastery and visit to the Grotto of St. John.
Day 8 Santorini
After docking in Athinios Port, you’ll be taken into the city to see the Prehistoric Museum of Fira in addition to the iconic blue-domed buildings. Then, by cable car, you can stop by Santorini’s famous donkeys before making your own way back to the port.
Day 9 Monemvasia
The Wind Star will dock midday on the Peloponnese coast, Monemvasia, also called “Gibraltar of the East”. This city has been ruled by powerful empires like the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman Empire, you can feel the history and the culture as you walk on the cobblestone streets throughout the island. You’ll have time to explore this city at your own pace before heading back to the ship for a farewell cocktail reception.
Day 10 Athens
Today, you will disembark the ship and depart for the airport. If you have time, indulge in some greek delicacies and buy some souvenirs before heading home!
Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Hadrian's Gate, National Archaeological Museum, Greek Ancient Art Museum, Byzantine Museum, Temple of Poseidon, The Plaka, Syntagma Square, House of Parliament
The fantastic beaches on the south, the sunset from Little Venice, the view from the windmills and a night out in Mykonos Town.
Fira, Oia, Immerovigli and other charming villages, Beaches, Akrotiri Archaeological Site, Monasteries and Churches, Caldera
Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens
This 4 hour gourmet tasting tour of the delights of Athens will take you through the streets of Athens to cafes, delicatessens, gem street food haunts, and markets to try traditional Greek coffee, koulouria, and loukoumades.
Delphi Day Trip from Athens
Delphi is a UNESCO listed archaeological site which was once considered the center of the world. This full day tour of Delphi will take you to the Temple of Apollo, Delphi Archaeological Museum, Charioteer of Delphi, and the Sphinx of Naxos.
Mykonos Catamaran Daytime or Sunset Sailing with Food and Drinks
Immerse yourself in the beauty and the water of the Aegean on this 5 to 6 hour catamaran cruise where you have many photo opportunities to catch the UNESCO archaeological site of Delos, eat a multicourse Greek lunch aboard the catamaran, and snorkel among the island coves.
Cooking Classes in Mykonos Greece
The secrets of Mykonos cuisine will be unlocked in this 6 hour cooking class where you will travel to a farm estate and learn from a culinary instructor how to cook delicious recipes using fresh ingredients and then eat what you cooked at the end of the lesson.
Private Tour: Ancient Ephesus, Artemission, Virgin Mary House including Lunch
Take a trip out to Ancient Greek and Roman Ruins where you can feel transported back in time as you walk to landmarks like the House of Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis- one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Also included in the tour is a lunch and guided walking tour of Ephesus.
Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Buffet and Drinks
Choosing between the daytime or at sunset, you can experience the full beauty of Santorini’s beauty sailing around the island and the caldera. You’ll make stops at the Nea Kamenu springs, swim at the White Beach and Red Beach, and enjoy a full Greek meal along with unlimited wine and Greek beer.
Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour
This tour will take you on a 4.5 hour whirlwind of Santorini wine as you visit 2 or 3 wine estates and each of their wine cellars as well. You can sample up to 12 different wines and local delicacies. And, if you want to extend your trip you can upgrade for a sunset tour with local tapas and views at a hilltop winery.
Weather and climate
Even though Greece is small in size, it has a varied climate. A Mediterranean climate of sunshine, moderate temperatures and very little precipitation is enjoyed by most of the country, including its coastal areas. You can usually rely on sun and pleasant temperatures between May and June and September-October with the hottest temperatures from mid-July to mid-August. Beaches in Greece are at their busiest in July and August. For up-to-date forecasts, check weather.com.
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