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ILIAD

8 Days / 7 Nights
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Cruise from Istanbul, Canakkale, Volos (Kalambaka), Crete, Santorini, Mykonos. & Athens.

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From USD 1,400.42

Guaranteed departures from Istanbul on Sundays in April and from October to November according to the calendar

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What is included in this cruise

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites as per description.
  • 7-night cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey, with full board.
  • Unlimited package of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board.
  • Sightseeing tour in Athens
  • Excursion to the village of Oia in Santorini,
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Boarding fees, tips and taxes.

Not included & Optionals

  • Personal expenses.
  • Find optional cruise excursions here.
  • Optional external cabin supplement.
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  • 5% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

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Cruise Itinerary: Iliad

ISTANBUL: THE CITY OF A THOUSAND MOSQUES
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ISTANBUL: THE CITY OF A THOUSAND MOSQUES

On this day you will embark on this adventure, and you will have free time until the next day to walk and stroll through the "city of a thousand Mosques" while enjoying all the services and amenities that the cruise offers us.

Onboard, Greca Travel includes full board, 2 excursions, and a package of unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, so that your only concern is to have fun.

DAY IN ISTANBUL & SAILING AT NIGHT
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DAY IN ISTANBUL & SAILING AT NIGHT

After a generous and tasty breakfast, you can enjoy the "city of the thousand mosques" during the day, having the chance to visit attractions of great importance.

We recommend, for example, the Basilica of Saint Sophia, dating from 360 AD, known for its huge dome. It is considered as the epitome of Byzantine architecture and inside it contains a large collection of relics of saints. It was the religious focal point of the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Patriarch of Constantinople for almost a thousand years; Another point worth visiting is the famous and beautiful Blue Mosque, one of the largest in Istanbul, located in front of Hagia Sophia, it has 6 characteristic minarets and both its exterior and its interior have great beauty and luxury; Topkapi Palace which was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853; among other places of interest.

Then at 6:00 p.m. You will embark again on the cruise to continue your navigation to the next destination. Enjoy the comforts, services, and activities that the cruise offers on board.



 

WELCOME TO CANAKKALE!
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WELCOME TO CANAKKALE!

In the morning, and after a peaceful night's sail, you will wake up at the port of Canakkale, having arrived at 07:00 hs.

You will enjoy a tasty breakfast on board. Here, you will have free time during the day until the moment the cruise departs again to continue the tour at 5:00 p.m.

We recommend visiting sites like Kilitbahir Castle, built-in 1463 for the defense of the strait from its highest point; We also recommend visiting the famous Trojan Horse, the symbol of the visit to the city.

THESSALONIKI
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THESSALONIKI

We will arrive in the morning, at 09:00 am. to the city of Thessaloniki, the second Greek city, captivating us from our approach to the port, a city that radiates culture and sophistication bathed in the golden Greek sun. Its thick Byzantine walls give way to an attractive mix of architectural landscapes with winding cobbled streets.

We will have this wonderful city until 11:00 pm, so we will have enough time to explore its historic streets, gourmet restaurants, seasonal markets, with their colorful products.

Greca Tip: Discover the city's traditional markets, amazing Ottoman monuments and neighborhoods, particularly the old city (Ano Polis) with spectacular views of the city. 

ARRIVE IN VOLOS - VISIT KALAMBAKA AND METEORA
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ARRIVE IN VOLOS - VISIT KALAMBAKA AND METEORA

After a restful night's cruising, you will waken at the port of Volos (arrival: 07.00 hs). 

From here, and due to its proximity, you can visit the spectacular region of Kalambaka and the worldwide famous Monastery Complex of Meteora. The Meteora Monasteries are built on top of huge rock formations. They were recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1988.

At 5:00 p.m. the cruise ship will depart from the port of Volos to continue with the rest of the cruise program.

Greca Tip: In Kalambaka you can visit its old picturesque district and buy religious icons, hand-made wood-carved objects and local home-made pies.

CRUISE - SANTORINI!!!
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CRUISE - SANTORINI!!!

In the early morning, after a pleasant night sailing, we will arrive at the picturesque island of Santorini. The approach to the island is fascinating and it is the ideal moment to photograph the city of Fira, with its white houses hanging on the hillside overlooking the volcano. From 09:00 to 21:30, Santorini will be at our complete disposal so that we can discover its narrow streets and, why not, delight ourselves with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from one of the many confectioneries that are on the cliff.

Greca Tip: The Church Bells in Fira Town is one of the best Santorini´s sunset photo location. Do not miss it!

PIRAEUS - ATHENS
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PIRAEUS - ATHENS

Upon arrival at the Port of Piraeus and after your tasty breakfast, you will be able to enjoy a panoramic tour to the most relevant points of the city of Athens. You will visit the Neoclassical Athenian center: Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, University, National Library and Academy, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, Panathinaikó Stadium, and many other monuments and places of interest that our official English-speaking guide will explain in detail. After finishing the tour, the time to come back to the ship has arrived.

Greca Tip: Do not miss strolling through the alleys of Plaka or enjoy a coffee in the pedestrian street Dionisio Aeropagitas

RETURN TO ISTANBUL- FAREWELL
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RETURN TO ISTANBUL- FAREWELL

At 3:00 p.m. after having enjoyed the comforts of our cruise, you will arrive in Istanbul for disembarkation.

From Greca we hope to see you again to enjoy some wonderful moments that will remain forever in your memory.

Have a good trip! Or as you will say: "Kaló taksídi!"

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