On board MS EUROPA 2 from Piraeus (Athens) to Kusadasi

Cultural radiance in the Aegean

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The deep blue of the sea, the impressive structures and the dreamlike sandy beaches: fall for the various charms of the Aegean and enjoy unforgettable holiday moments on the EUROPA 2. The monasteries of Meteora**, which are perched a staggering height above the ground and a scene in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, will form the prelude to your cruise before Thessaloniki welcomes you with its varied history. As one of the most pristine islands in the eastern Aegean, Chios combines gentle hills, sparse stone deserts and massive limestone rocks. Lesbos awaits you in the northern Aegean with sacred Christian buildings, a castle and majestic manors, before the charming Bay of Fethiye rounds off your cruise with its rustic cafes, jewellers and boutiques.

from Piraeus (Athens) to Kusadasi

Cruise dates:from 03.10.2015 to 10.10.2015 (7 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1529

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the monasteries Meteora** and the monastery of Nea Moni**.
  • Walks** through Greece’s enchanting natural landscape.
  • Enjoy the scenery along the Turkish coast** by boat.



Sat, 03.10.2015

Scheduled flight from Germany to Athens and transfer to the embarkation point
Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 19.00 hrs

Piraeus (Athens)
You can visit the sights of Athens before setting off on your cruise with our pre-cruise programme*.

Sun, 04.10.2015

Volos/Greece, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs

Inland from the port city, fascinating buildings await you: perched several hundred metres above the ground, the monasteries of Meteora** were carved from rugged blocks of rock hundreds of years ago. Visit the monks and nuns in their breathtaking abode and gain insights behind the walls of the monasteries. A journey on the nostalgia train that heads over bridges and viaducts to Mount Pelion** is similarly impressive.

Mon, 05.10.2015

Thessaloniki/Greece, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

Discover the diverse history of the city that was mentioned as early as in the Bible – ranging from the White Tower which dates back to the Ottoman era to the wonderful mosaics of the early Christian Basilica of Agios Dimitrios. An unusual way of getting to know Thessaloniki is a walk through the hidden markets**.

Tue, 06.10.2015

Chios/Greece , 8.30 – 16.00 hrs
Inousses/Greece , 17.00 – 0.00 hrs

As one of the most primeval islands in the eastern Aegean, Chios is home to something of all the landscapes of Greece: gentle lines of hills and sparse stone deserts, blooming citrus plantations and massive limestone rocks. The famous monastery of Nea Moni** and its golden mosaics are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Situated close to the Turkish coast, this island is the retreat of Greece’s high society. Enjoy the peacefulness and friendliness of this insider’s tip on an individual shore excursion.

Wed, 07.10.2015

Mitilini/Lesbos/Greece , 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

Sacred Christian buildings, a Byzantine castle and Italian manors: the charm of this port city lies in its mixture of various cultural influences. On the excursion to discover specialty from Lesbos**, you can try the island’s specialities and find out how they are made. Alternatively, walk through the olive groves of Lesbos** and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear sea.

Thu, 08.10.2015

Fethiye/Turkey , arrival 22.00 hrs

With rustic cafes, jewellers and leather boutiques, this city, charmingly nestled in the bay of the same name, is ideal for exploring during a relaxed stroll. Paragliding** offers breathtaking views as you fly at around 1,700 m above the fantastic landscape of Oludeniz. Alternatively, cruise through remote bays in a gulet**, a traditional wooden boat.

Fri, 09.10.2015

Fethiye , departure 15.00 hrs

Sat, 10.10.2015

Kusadasi/Turkey, arrival 6.00 hrs
Transfer to Izmir for scheduled flight to Germany

Your eventful cruise to the coasts of the Aegean will come to an end in this lively port city.

* The pre-cruise programme is not included in the cruise price.
** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German: