DAY 1. ATHENS (LAVRION)
Athens, one of the most ancient cities of the world
The 5th century was the time of its ultimate bloom. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments, rare historical palimpsests. In our Aegean paradise cruise we will visit Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, ancient Theatre of Dionysos, ruins of the Asklepieion, the Roman Agora with the famed “Tower of the Winds”, Hadrian’s Library, remnants of the Ottoman period and other historical and cultural remnants.
DAY 2. SYROS
Syros, unusual Greek island
Syros is located in the heart of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. The great number of beautiful beaches will delight the sea and sand lovers: Vári, Foínikas, Yalissás and Kíni. But it is not just another beautiful island, this is the island where Greek tradition and western influence come to a harmonious marriage. The orthodox churches are situated next door to catholic churches.
DAY 3. MYKONOS
Mykonos, one of the top destinations in Greece
The top island of Aegean paradise cruise, beautiful and exciting. It is famous for the vivid nightlife and the gorgeous beaches. Many private yachts and cruises also arrive in Mykonos Greece almost daily in summer, creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere. And all people mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. The island is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts! It is only natural that the “Island of the Winds” should attract surfers and sailors from all over the world!
DAY 4. PAROS
Paros, traditional life
Paros is among the most popular islands in Greece, attracting thousands of visitors every summer. The island is famous for its beautiful beaches, the traditional architecture and the fun nightlife. The most popular sightseeing of Aegean paradise cruise in Paros is the Byzantine Monastery of Ekatontapyliani, meaning the church with the hundred doors. Many other monasteries are found around the island, such as the Monastery of Logovarda. However, Paros is mostly famous for its stunning beaches and the Cycladic villages.
DAY 5. ANTIPAROS
Antiparos, the oldest Cycladic island
It lies dreamily offshore from Paros. Endued with sheer natural beauty, the island of Antiparos throbs with golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and verdurous landscapes full of cedar trees, which shall captivate your sight, your soul and your heart. Hóra (Town) of Antíparos has been built around a 15th century Venetian castle. The stone-paved streets, the whitewashed alleys, the houses decorated with thriving pink and purple bougainvilleas and the central square with its shadowy eucalyptus trees create an enchanting atmosphere.
DAY 6. PATMOS
Patmos, the heart of orthodox religion
In our Aegean paradise cruise you will have a chance to see Patmos, known worldwide as a sacred island and it has a second name the Jerusalem of the Aegean. It is the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation. According to the prevailing theory, the Book of Revelation was written in 95 A.D. in the Holy Cave of the Apolacypse, where St. John heard the voice of God talking to him. Today, this beautiful island with the spiritual vibes is a popular religious destination, with pilgrims coming to visit the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of Apocalypse.
DAY 7. BODRUM
Bodrum, contrasting island
Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city and a playground for rich Turks. It is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, the location of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (built after 353 BCE) - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, the ancient monument was destroyed by earthquakes in the Middle Ages. The east half of the town has a long thin but reasonable beach, which has been added in the last few years. The other half of the town is the west side, which mainly revolves around the Marina and Yacht Club.
DAY 8. KOS
Kos, birthplace of Hippocrate
With long sandy beaches, a balmy climate and monuments from various historical eras, Kos was among the first Aegean islands to attract visitors during the 1930s. Kos is the birthplace of Hippocrates «the father of medicine» (460-377 B.C). The Knights of St. John conquered the island during the 14th century, reinforcing the older castles and building new fortifications. During Ottoman occupation, the island was attacked by several intruders and was officially united with Greece in 1948.