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Idyllic Greek Isles & Turkey

  • Departure Date18 Sep 2022
  • Silversea Silver Spirit
  • 10 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £3,399 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Athens
  • Athens
  • Thessaloniki
  • Myrina, Lemnos
  • Istanbul

This magical Mediterranean cruise holiday begins with a 2 night stay in ancient Athens; explore age old sculptures and landmarks like the historic Acropolis and iconic Parthenon. Then, embark the spectacular Silver Spirit for a sensational 6 night cruise taking in Greece and Turkey. To finish off your adventure enjoy 2 nights in the magnificent city of Istanbul, you'll have plenty of time to admire the glittering Topkapi Palace, visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

Highlights

  • FREE Athens Stay
  • Unlimited Beverages
  • Shore Excursions
  • WiFi
  • Gratuities 

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Athens on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 6 night cruise on board Silver Spirit on All Inclusive basis
  • Unlimited Beverages, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Gratuities
  • 2 night stay in Istanbul on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Sep 2022---£3,399

Price based on 18 Sep 2022, itinerary may vary depending on date. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Idyllic Greek Isles & Turkey

Day 1 - Fly UK to Athens / Enjoy Athens

Day 2 - Enjoy Athens

Day 3 - Embark Silver Spirit in Athens

Piraeus, is a port city within the Athens urban area, in the Attica region of Greece. It is located in the Athens Riviera, 8 kilometres southwest of Athens’ city centre, along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Thessaloniki

It is interesting to note that between the 17th and 20th centuries Jews made up more than half the population as a result of the arrival in 1492 of some 20,000 Jews who had been expelled from Spain. They engaged in all trades and professions and played a predominant part in commerce and industry. Thessaloniki's main hub centers around Aristotle Square, a traffic- free area surrounded by arcades that house cafes and restaurants. The pedestrian strip along the water's edge makes for a popular seafront promenade. Two of the main thoroughfares, Odos Mitropoleos and Odos Tsimski, are lined with luxury shops and boutiques. On either side of Aristotle Street extends the picturesque Central Market where you will find numerous shops supplying domestic needs

Day 6 - Myrina, Lemnos

It's hard to find a Greek Island that feels quite as untouched by the demands of development as Limnos – which offers pocked volcanic scenery, endless runs of golden sand, and a rich tapestry of mythology to revel in. The Byzantine castle is one of the city's most striking assets, sitting atop a jutting rock formation - but with stone-paved streets and beautiful masonry everywhere you look, an aura of elegant charm reaches right across this wonderful island.

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - Istanbul

A chaotic, colossal collision of east and west – start your day in Europe and end it in Asia, all without breaking a sweat. Sprawling across two continents, the city has been toed, froed and yanked between countless civilisations over its history, leaving a multi-layered, majestic tapestry of culture to untangle. An army of narrow minarets puncture the skyline, while the soaring towers of palaces and labyrinths of bazaars - where bargains are the reward for brave hagglers - fill up this dynamic city of 15 million people. View less With a rich portfolio of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, Istanbul enjoys one of the world's most dynamic skylines and has an intense, infectious energy. The vast Aya Sofya is the starting point for exploring this huge city's deep wealth of cultural treasures. Built in the 6th century as a Greek Orthodox church, it was later transformed into an Ottoman imperial mosque – and latterly a museum. Cast your eyes up to take in the full scale of the colossal dome, one of the world's largest, which floats on a magnificent bed of light. See the Blue Mosque, with its glorious blue ?znik tiles, or head to the Galata Tower which was once the tallest structure in Istanbul, and is ideal for a panoramic view of the city. Grab handfuls of dates and spices, shop for jewellery and patterned fabrics as you're swallowed whole by the Grand Bazaar - one of the world's biggest and busiest covered indoor markets. To understand Istanbul is to visit its kahvehans. Few rituals are taken as seriously as Turkish coffee - prepared to be incredibly strong. Sweeten the aftertaste with Turkish delight, or baklava – try the smooth pistachio version called kuru baklava.

Day 9 - Istanbul, disembark & transfer to hotel / Enjoy Istanbul

A chaotic, colossal collision of east and west – start your day in Europe and end it in Asia, all without breaking a sweat. Sprawling across two continents, the city has been toed, froed and yanked between countless civilisations over its history, leaving a multi-layered, majestic tapestry of culture to untangle. An army of narrow minarets puncture the skyline, while the soaring towers of palaces and labyrinths of bazaars - where bargains are the reward for brave hagglers - fill up this dynamic city of 15 million people. View less With a rich portfolio of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, Istanbul enjoys one of the world's most dynamic skylines and has an intense, infectious energy. The vast Aya Sofya is the starting point for exploring this huge city's deep wealth of cultural treasures. Built in the 6th century as a Greek Orthodox church, it was later transformed into an Ottoman imperial mosque – and latterly a museum. Cast your eyes up to take in the full scale of the colossal dome, one of the world's largest, which floats on a magnificent bed of light. See the Blue Mosque, with its glorious blue ?znik tiles, or head to the Galata Tower which was once the tallest structure in Istanbul, and is ideal for a panoramic view of the city. Grab handfuls of dates and spices, shop for jewellery and patterned fabrics as you're swallowed whole by the Grand Bazaar - one of the world's biggest and busiest covered indoor markets. To understand Istanbul is to visit its kahvehans. Few rituals are taken as seriously as Turkish coffee - prepared to be incredibly strong. Sweeten the aftertaste with Turkish delight, or baklava – try the smooth pistachio version called kuru baklava.

Day 10 - Enjoy Istanbul

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Excellent service from Jeanette - she was very helpful and happy to answer any questions I had - 3 of our friends also booked with her after I recommended her and the company

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Mrs Jones / June 2022

Our first holiday in 2 and a half years

Initially spoke with Naomi, was given a pricing, didn’t feel that I wanted to book there and then, wanted some time to think it over. Had a few queries rang her back, all questions answered, still felt I needed some time, when I was ready rung her back and sainted to speak to her and booked without any issues. Naomi was clear in her explanations at every stage of our conversations.

Mrs Hughes / June 2022

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