Aegean Reflections

11 Days
Limassol to Athens (Piraeus)
From (GBP)
£ 4,803
Dates & Pricing

2023 Limassol > Athens (Piraeus)

Your adventure from the striking southern coast of Cyprus takes you to Rhodes in Greece and onward to Bodrum, Kusadasi, and the Turkish city of Istanbul before exploring the coastal port of Volos, Greece, and the island of Syros. You cruise completes in spectacular Athens.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
E10D
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Limassol
Return City:
Athens (Piraeus)

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Limassol, Cyprus

    Upon your arrival in Limassol, you’ll board your spectacular superyacht to commence your cruise.

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    City tour of Limassol (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Paphos, Cyprus

    Dating back to Neolithic times, Paphos has connections to the goddess Aphrodite who, it is believed, was born in Old Paphos. Historic charm by the bucket-load and an abundance of beautiful beaches bring this colourful city to life.

    Included Excursion

    Monuments of Paphos

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rhodes, Greece

    The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all. Lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Rhodes

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    Guided tour of Lindos (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bodrum, Turkey

    Reaching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, the stunning twin bays of Bodrum are home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, built between 350 and 353 BC for Mausolus. While being historic, the city is a playground for Turkish and foreign visitors alike, with two contrasting sides, east and west.

    Included Excursion

    Discover one of the ancient wonders of the world: Tomb of Mausolus

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    Farmers market visit followed by cooking class to learn how to make local delicacies (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Kusadasi

    With a history which includes chapters of Persian, Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Venetian rule, Kusadasi is today a modern city that retains some of its vestiges from long ago and it is the main gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Ephesus

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

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    Guided tour of Sirince village (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Canakkale

    In the Marmara region of northwestern Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Troy and Gallipoli, to the serenity of beautiful beaches, unique local food and wineries. 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Canakkale

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Istanbul

    Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe. Meet open-minded locals as you immerse yourself in their light-hearted spirit, learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity.

    Books, copper ware, ceramics, gold and inexpensive souvenirs. Venture into the hidden courtyards or hans, lookout for marble fountains and ornate kiosks.  Streets are named according to the trades and the most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar. 

    Included Excursion

    Istanbul city tour

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    Turkish baths experience (extra expense)

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    Tour of Topkapi palace and cisterns (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Volos (Greece)

    Built near the site of ancient Iolcus, Volos is situated at the foot of Mount Pelion.

    Included Excursion

    Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries with a Greek lunch

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Ermoupolis, Syros Island

    The capital of the Aegean island of Syros, Ermoupolis is a stunning town. Architectural splendour is a striking reminder of a brilliant past, as a neo-classical influence combines with that of Ancient Greece and western Europe.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Ermoupolis

    EmeraldPLUS

    Concert at Apollo Theatre

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Athens (Piraeus)

    Today you’ll disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

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    City tour of Athens with Acropolis visit (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    *This DiscoverMORE should be pre-booked and is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 10 nights on board your superyacht
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Monuments of Paphos
  • Guided tour of Rhodes
  • Discover one of the ancient wonders of the world: Tomb of Mausolus
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula
  • Istanbul city tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries
  • Walking tour of Ermoupolis

EmeraldPLUS
  • Concert at Apollo Theatre in Ermoupolis

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas
  • Guided bike tour of Canakkale

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 29 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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