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the itinerary 12th-19th July 2025  

 

 

day

destination

arrival

departure

Saturday

Athens

17:00

Sunday

Nafplio

08:00

18:00

Monday

at Sea

Tuesday

Bodrum

09:00

18:00

Wednesday

Rhodes

09:00

23:59

Thursday

at Sea

Friday

Hydra

09:00

18:00

Saturday

Athens

08:00

day 1 Athens

Saturday

Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Classical Athens was a powerful city. It was a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, and the home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent.

Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
Must do
Visit the Parthenon and Acropolis, visible from nearly every part in the city.
Discover the Panathenaic Stadium, made for the 1896 Olympics.
Drop by the theatre of Odeon and check its amazing acoustics.
Tips
Enjoy dinner in Plaka, with the lit-up Acropolis in the background.
Take the funicular up to Mount Lycabettus, for breath-taking views over the city and coast.
Extend your cruise with a vacation on one of the Greek Islands, easily reached from Athens.
day 2 Nafplio

Sunday

Napflio is a coastal city located in the Peloponnese in Greece and an important touristic destination. It was the first capital of Greece, between 1823 to 1834 and is one of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece. Tile roofs, grand homes and a blue-green sea, mark the city. The famous Bourtzi, Akronafplia and Palamidi castles add a sense of drama to this town, consisting neoclassical buildings, old neighbourhoods, wide sidewalks and large squares.

According to mythology, the town was founded by Nafplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus. Frankish, Venetian and Turkish conquerors left their mark in the town and strongly influenced its culture, architecture and traditions during the centuries. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains and Venetian buildings are found everywhere in the city.

Recommended walking tour (2 hours): Arvanitia promenade. Panagitsa church. Arvanitia beach. the Sea Gate. Acronafplia castle. Holy Catholic Church and Crypt. Saint Spyridon. Vouleftikon. Syntagma Square. The Land Gate.
Must do
The most photographed spot of Nafplio is Bourtzi, the Venetian fortress standing on the rocky islet of Agioi Theodoroi.
Discover Nafplio’s precious gems on foot starting from the medieval Old Town.
Climb up to the fortress of Palamidi for excellent panoramic views.
Tips
Take a stroll around the “Arvanitia Promenade”, the most popular walk in town and chill at Arvanitia Beach.  
Enjoy a cup of coffee or a delicious Greek meal in Syntagma Square.
Spend relaxing time at Karathonas beach (10 min. by taxi).
Discover the Theatre of Epidaurus (30 min. by taxi) considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theatre with regard to acoustics and aesthetics, and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
day 3 at Sea

Monday

Slow down, relax, and lounge in the sun. Dangle your feet in the pool. Maybe visit the gym. Enjoy the 'Mister The Cruise Election'... and get ready for the T-dance!
Must do
An early morning yoga session in open air.
Offer yourself a spa treatment.
Participate to one of the pool activities.
day 4 Bodrum

Tuesday

Bodrum is a port city at the entrance to the Gulf of Gökova. Known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, the city was once home to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The city was founded by Dorian Greeks. It later fell under Persian rule.

Bodrum sits upon the southern coast of a Turkish peninsula bearing the same name. It is well known as a paradise for tourists offering charming neighbourhoods, ancient sights, beautiful bays and beaches, turquoise sea and sunshine.
Must do
Visit the castle of Saint Peter and the Bodrum windmills, for fantastic views over the harbour.
Discover the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
Top your tan on Yashi beach.
Tips
Take a relaxing boat trip along the peninsula.
Bargain your way in the shops in Bodrum old town.
Treat yourself to lunch and drinks at Bar Street.
day 5 Rhodes

Wednesday

Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, is known for its beach resorts, ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. The city of Rhodes has an Old Town listed World Heritage Site and featuring the medieval Street of the Knights and the castlelike Palace of the Grand Masters.

Worthwhile visiting as well are the imposing Acropolis of Lindos, the Valley of butterflies, the monastery of Filerimos.

Do you prefer sun and sea? Faliraki, Tsambika and Kallithea are some of the best beaches on the island!
Must do
Discover the Old Town and the Palace of the Grand Masters, built by the Knights of Saint John.  
Shop till you drop in the various alleys of the old town, then treat yourself to a drink in one of the many bars.
Visit the acropolis of Lindos, dating back to the Hellenistic period.
Tips
Fancy a close by beach? Just a few steps from the ship crystal clear waters await you at Elli or Ixia beach.
Go beach hopping by sea kayak.
day 6 at Sea

Thursday

Luxuriate in a long day to hang out with your new friends, enjoy the beauty of the wide blue sea and take full advantage of all the ship has to offer.

 
Must do
Participate in one of the pool activities.
Now is the time to exchange contact details with newly made friends.
day 7 Hydra

Friday

Voted by national geographic as the prettiest Greek island, Hydra is a hidden pearl in the Aegean sea. This tiny island has no cars, so you will have to visit it on foot, by mule or by water taxi. It has a rich naval tradition and is a popular sailing destination. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea, derived from the Greek word for water, a reference to the natural springs on the island. As it is surrounded by the clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, there are plenty of places where you can take a dip.
It has a picturesque cobble stoned harbour, hillside mansions, sparkling seas and a relaxed arty feel. With more cats than people living on the island, it is not spoiled by mass tourism yet and sticks to its origin and traditions.

Watch Hydra on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bJyJFKw28A
Must do
Stroll the streets of car-free Hydra town.
Walk the coastal path to Mandraki, a quaint fishermen’s village for a seafood lunch.
Climb up to the highest peak, for panoramic views over the harbour and island.
Tips
Enjoy some people-watching at Tassos bar in the picturesque harbour.
Get lost in the back streets and awe at whitewashed churches, sleeping cats and colourful doors.
Take a dip at Avlaki beach (5 min walk), Kamini beach (15 min walk) or Vlichos beach (30 min walk), or take a water taxi to Bisti beach or Saint Nicolas beach.