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FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF SAINT PAUL

8 Days / 7 Nights
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Cruise to Thessaloniki, Kavala, Istanbul, Dikili, Kusadasi & Patmos from Athens.

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From USD 1,379.44

Guaranteed departures from Lavrion, on Saturdays, in October.

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What is included in this cruise

  • 7-night cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey, with full board.
  • Inclusive package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board, during meals.
  • Exclusive 75€ Credit per person for pre-booking any shore excursions of your choice*.
  • Daily activities & Onboard entertainment (sports, dancing lessons, casino, etc.).
  • 24/7 Emergency Line.
  • Boarding fees, tips, and taxes.

Not included & Optionals

  • Request pre or post-tour nights.
  • Upgrade your cruise experience by switching to the "Enhance" Tier during step 1/3 of your booking, and get Premium drinks package to enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board during the entire duration of the voyage as well as a daily hour of complimentary Wi-Fi, and 25 percent discount on Specialty Dining plus a 150€ Credit for pre-booking any shore excursions of your choice instead of 75€.
  • Travel with absolute peace of mind by adding our cancellation and/or health insurance in step 1/3 of your booking.
  • Personal expenses and International air tickets.
  • Check our FAQ for more information.
  • 5% discount for groups of 10 travelers or more.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Check out our shore excursions brochure and choose the one(s) you wish to use your credit on.

Keep in mind that you have up to 72 hours before departure to let your sales agent know which excursions you have added, otherwise you will not be able to use your credit voucher.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the Greek National Committee of Public Health’s recent relaxations for cruise passengers, a COVID-19 Vaccination or Recovery certificate is no longer mandatory.

However, for the remainder of the 2022 season and until the 1st of March 2023, it will still be required for the passengers to present a valid negative COVID-19 test before embarkation.

Pre-embarkation testing is accepted either with a Rapid Antigen test carried out up to 48 hours before embarkation or with a PCR test carried out up to 72 hours before embarkation.

For cruises commencing on March 2nd, 2023 onwards, pre-embarkation testing or proof of valid vaccination/ recovery certificates will no longer be required, unless local regulations indicate otherwise.

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Cruise Itinerary: Following The Footsteps Of Saint Paul

NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS
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NAVIGATING THE AEGEAN LIKE ODYSSEUS

Embarkation begins at 1:30 p.m. and the departure time is 4:00 p.m. On this first day, you will have time to enjoy a beautiful sunset on deck, marvel at the deep blue of the Aegean, or participate in one of the activities and services on offer aboard, including a cirque show, casino, sports tournaments, art and craftsmanship, cooking and language lessons and kids clubs. The facilities also include a gym, sauna, and massage rooms. Greca Travel includes three meals per day and a package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during service hours, so that you can now concentrate on having a great time!

THESSALONIKI - CRUISE
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THESSALONIKI - CRUISE

At 09:30 a.m. after calm night navigation you will wake up in Thessaloniki, vibrant, colorful and full of history, after Athens, it is the second city in Greece.

You will optionally visit Veria (Berroia as it appears in the Bible), just as Saint Paul did, where he preached to the "Noble Jews" of the city.

You will have time to walk, explore, and shop in this wonderful ancient city.

At 20:00 p.m. our cruise will depart for Kavala.

FROM THESSALONIKI TO KAVALA - CRUISE
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FROM THESSALONIKI TO KAVALA - CRUISE

You will wake up in our next destination, Kavala, one of the most beautiful and important cities in northern Greece, located about 150 km from Thessaloniki.

The city was in the hands of the Athenians since the 5th century BC and was originally called Neapolis, then it was conquered by Philip II of Macedonia (Alexander the Great´s father), at that time it reached a great development until the end of the Macedonian State in 49 AD . It is said that St. Paul landed here on his way to Philippi, in what is considered the beginning of the route in Europe.

In addition, according to Greek mythology, wine was born here, since Dionysos himself, from his temple, taught the inhabitants to cultivate the vine. After visiting this beautiful city in northern Greece, at 16:00 h our cruise will depart for our next destination, Istanbul.

 ISTANBUL - THE CITY OF A THOUSAND MOSQUES
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ISTANBUL - THE CITY OF A THOUSAND MOSQUES

Early in the morning, at 09:30 am. the cruise will arrive at the port of Istanbul, a city known historically as Byzantium and later as Constantinople. It is the most populous in Turkey and the historical, cultural and economic center of the country.

You will have free time, to walk and be pleased by the "city of a thousand Mosques "and enjoy all the services and amenities that the cruise offers us.

At 8:00 p.m. the cruise will depart for Dikili.

DIKILI - PERGAMO - CRUISE
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DIKILI - PERGAMO - CRUISE

At 12:00 p.m. you will arrive at Dikili, where optionally, you can purchase the excursion to Pergamon. This was the site of the northernmost of the seven churches in Asia Minor according to the free Revelation in the New Testament.

Pergamon means fortress or acropolis. The city was at the heart of a powerful kingdom and had a reputation as a political and cultural center in the Byzantine era.

At 8:00 p.m. our cruise will depart for our next destination, Kusadasi.

SAILING TO KUSADASI
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SAILING TO KUSADASI

At 08:00 am, after a quiet night of navigation, you will wake up on the Turkish coast where Kusadasi is located, from where you can optionally visit the ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus is one of the twelve Ionian cities, an important cultural, religious and commercial center of antiquity visited by San Paul, Marco Antonio, and Cleopatra, among others.

Enjoy at your own pace a journey through time, particularly in the golden age, which has shaped the fundamental center of commerce and spirituality. Built 3,000 years ago, Ephesus formed the history of Greek, Turkish and Christian civilizations, from its privileged location, chosen by the Oracle of Delphi. A place of pilgrimage, due to its proximity to the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Wonders of the World) and the presence of important Christian figures within the city walls.

Ephesus is also one of the largest Roman archeological sites in the Mediterranean. The splendor of its golden age is visible through its exceptionally well-preserved streets and ruins. While you explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, you will have the opportunity to breathe in the centuries of cultural effervescence, visible in the Ephesus Agora, the Odeon, the Houses of the Patricians, the beautiful Temple of Hadrian and the amazing Library of Celso. You will also have the opportunity to negotiate and buy local merchandise such as carpets, leather goods, souvenirs, etc.

At 11:30 p.m. you will set sail to continue navigation.

PATMOS - CRUISE
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PATMOS - CRUISE

Our cruise will arrive at 07:00 am. (if time allows it) on the island of Patmos, where Saint John had his encounter with Jesus in the so-called grotto of the apocalypse after having visions or revelations that, later, gave rise to the book of the New Testament, Apocalypse.

From 07:00 am to 6:30 p.m. you will have time to visit the grotto, the monastery dedicated to Saint John and stroll through the port of this small, but unforgettable island.

GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!
GOODBYE ATHENS - FAREWELL GREECE!!

You will arrive at the port of Piraeus early in the morning, at around 07:00 am. You will enjoy a generous breakfast on board your cruise ship and you will then disembark. At this point, your cruise to the Greek islands and our services will come to an end.

Undoubtedly, after spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create new and extraordinary moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

Have a nice trip!, or as Greek people say, Kalo taksidi!

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