CRUISE & CROP TO THE GREEK ISLES
JOIN TERESA COLLINS & TONI DARROCH FOR CREATE YOUR STORY 2023 ABOARD THE CELEBRITY INFINITY FOR A 7 NIGHT CRUISE TO THE GREEK ISLES FROM ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE
JUNE 17 - 24, 2023
JOIN TERESA AND TONI FOR 6 AMAZING PAPER CRAFTING CLASSES! LEARN SOME NEW TECHNIQUES, CREATE BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS, AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS!
CREATE YOUR STORY
CREATE PROJECTS THAT HELP YOU TO DOCUMENT AND MEMORY KEEP, AND MAKE SURE YOUR KEEPSAKE PHOTOS ARE BEING AT THE FOREFRONT! THIS SEVEN DAY CREATIVE EVENT IS FULL OF HANDMADE MASTERPIECES AND CREATIVE PROJECTS WITH SIX AMAZING WORKSHOPS. ALONG WITH PROJECTS TO TAKE HOME, YOU WILL MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS, AND BE UPLIFTED AND EMPOWERED IN YOUR JOURNEY TO TELL YOUR STORY.
Round Trip • 7 Nights • 7 Ports
PORTS OF CALL
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighborhood can be viewed. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.
The second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki has so much going for it—beauty, history, culture, and absolutely amazing views of the sea.
Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It's also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered.
Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is situated at the island’s northernmost point. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights. Rhodes, pronounced ro-dos, is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands.
Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.
This picturesque town is filled with red-tiled houses, flower gardens, narrow cobblestone roadways, lovely gift shops, restaurants, and port-side tavernas—perfect for people-watching. Hydra also has many beautiful beaches, some close to town, and some secluded. No wonder it’s considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece.
POPULAR EXCURSIONS AT EACH PORT
Small Group Discoveries: Acropolis and Benaki Museum
Marvel at Greece's historical wonders. Take guided tour of the Acropolis, explore at your leisure in the charming Plaka neighborhood, and see and touch exclusive ancient exhibits at the Benaki Museum.
Explore Athens and Ancient Acropolis
Journey through Athens on a scenic panoramic drive, passing iconic landmarks, with a visit to the famous Acropolis.
Off-Road Safari Adventure to Mount Parnitha National Park
Get acquainted with Greece's wilder side on an off-road adventure to Mount Parnitha National Park, where you'll rumble through forests, past streams, and up Parnitha Mountain, watching for wildlife.
Mount Olympus and Dion
Travel back in time to ancient Greece at the base of Mount Olympus, the mythical home of the gods, where you'll explore the excavated city of Dion and then discover the serene beauty of Litochoro.
Traces of Alexander the Great: Pella & Vergina
Sailing Around Mykonos Famous Beaches
Sail along the south coast of Mykonos and revel in the extraordinary beauty in the bevy of beaches on this ancient Greek island with two beach stops to swim and sunbathe.
Board local ferry and skid across calm waters to the uninhabited island of Delos.
Fun in the Cycladean sun awaits you at one of Mykonos' best stretches of surf and sand.
Ancient Ephesus and Archeological Museum with an Expert
Embark on a guided walking tour through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world, Ephesus, and the newly restored Ephesus Archaeological Museum.
Step back in time to explore ancient Ephesus, including the Grand Theater, where St. Paul preached, the Celsus Library, and the Terrace Houses, which were homes of the wealthy.
Ephesus & the Virgin Mary's House
Journey to the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, observe ruins that are centuries old, and visit the home where the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, lived.
Best of Rhodes
This fascinating tour combines a visit to the Acropolis of Lindos with a guided walking tour of the medieval town of Rhodes and a traditional Greek lunch.
Historic Rhodes Walking Tour
Experience the historic town of Rhodes by exploring it on foot, discovering the picturesque Old Town, and uncover the rich history of the Agora and Collachium.
Journey to Lindos
Drive past the ancient walls of Old Rhodes and through the bustling city center en route to the village of Lindos.
Island of Santorini and Oia Village
Experience the haunting beauty of Santorini's volcanic landscape as you visit both the beautiful villages of Oia and Fira, enjoying wine tastings and authentic snacks along the way.
Pyrgos Village with Mezes and Wine
Stroll through beautiful Pyrgos and hear the stories this historical village has to tell before sampling savory traditional Greek mezes and wine.
Akrotiri Ruins and Oia Village
Journey into the Minoan past on this tour to Akrotiri's Bronze Age settlement, with sightseeing stops at Oia and Fira.
Hydra Coastal Walk
Discover the paradise of Hydra, a pedestrian-only village that has seemingly escaped the passage of time.
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