There is something for everyone in Greece, and this unforgettable journey is a showstopper which encompasses the magnificent transcontinental nation of Turkey! Whether it is the eons of history, the warm autumn weather or the almost deserted beaches, you cannot help but love this wonderful area of the world, regardless if this is your first or hundredth visit!
If you’re new to cruising or have never cruised with Silversea before, you owe it to yourself to experience the extraordinary thrill of the truly luxurious and intimate cruise experience. Discover the sumptuous suites, personalised service, generous amenities, spacious public areas and the all-inclusive lifestyle provided by Silversea’s Silver Shadow Ship. The Silver Shadow is what it means to depart and arrive in style, travelling from one fascinating destination to another, awakening each day refreshed and ready to explore or indulge in a variety of leisurely on-board activities with unparalleled service and superlative comfort.
• 1 night in the luxury 4.5 star Electra Palace Hotel, Athens
• Transfer from the Electra Palace Hotel to Piraeus, where you will embark the Silver Shadow
• 7 nights in a Verandah Suite (upgrades may be requested)
• Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
• Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
• Open-seat dining – when and with whomever you please
• Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine
• Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees &
soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
• In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
• Sophisticated entertainment: from live music to production shows
• Enrichment lecturers and destination consultants
• Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
• Gratuities always included in the price
• Free WiFi throughout the ship
Details of our cruise through Greece & Turkey
Please note that the daily excursions below do not include all excursions. Please contact CPE Travel should you require the extensive list.
Sunday 11 Oct 2020
Day 1 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Arrive in Athens and make your own way to the luxury 4.5 star Electra Palace Hotel. After settling in to your room come join your fellow delegates and Conference Directors to celebrate the start of this exciting Conference@sea Welcome Drinks event. A wonderful chance to network whilst enjoying a selection of fine cuisine, wines and beers.
Monday 12 Oct 2020
Day 2 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece
It's no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown.
Tuesday 13 Oct 2020
Day 3 - Nafplion, Greece
Oraia (beautiful) is the word Greeks use to describe Nafplion. The town's old section, on a peninsula jutting into the gulf of Argos, mixes Greek, Venetian, and Turkish architecture; narrow streets, often just broad flights of stone stairs, climb the slopes beneath the walls of Acronafplia. Tree-shaded plazas surround neoclassic buildings. The Palamidi fortress—an elegant display of Venetian might from the early 1700s—guards the town.
Excursions include Ancient Corinth & Canal Crossing, Epidaurus & Paladimi Fortress and Nafplion On Foot & Ouzo
Wednesday 14 Oct 2020
Day 4 - Agios Nikolaos (Crete), Greece
Ayios Nikolaos is clustered on a peninsula alongside the gulf of Mirabello, a dramatic composition of bare mountains, islets, and deep blue sea. Behind the crowded harbor lies a natural curiosity, tiny lake Voulismeni, linked to the sea by a narrow channel. Ayios Nikolaos and the nearby Elounda peninsula provide an excellent base for exploring eastern Crete.
Excursions include The Palace Of Knossos, Journey To Lassithi Plateau and Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda & Spinalonga
Thursday 15 Oct 2020
Day 5 - Rhodes Island, Greece
Early travelers described Rhodes as a town of two parts: a castle or high town (Collachium) and a lower city. Today Rhodes town—sometimes referred to as Ródos town—is still a city of two parts: the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that incorporates the high town and lower city, and the modern metropolis, or New Town, spreading away from the walls that encircle the Old Town.
Excursions include Medieval Rhodes, Rhodian Pottery Workshop and The Acropolis Of Lindos
Friday 16 Oct 2020
Day 6 - Marmaris, Turkey
From the sea, the resorts stretch around the northern edge of a great bay, the whole encircled by a magical necklace of pine-clad mountains. Discover the natural and historic beauty of one of the South Aegean Sea’s most interesting ancient destinations by making a memorable visit to Caunos and Dalyan which is about 1.5 hours from Marmaris.
Excursions include Ancient Cities Of Caunos & Dalyan, and Panoramic Marmaris
Saturday 17 Oct 2020
Day 7 - Kusadasi, Turkey
Whilst the busy resort town of Kusadasi offers much in the way of shopping and dining – not to mention a flourishing beach life scene, the real jewel here is Ephesus and the stunning ruined city that really take centre stage. Built in the 10th century BC this UNESCO World Heritage site is nothing short of spectacular.
Excursions include Virgin Mary House & Ephesus , and Hidden Treasures of Ephesus
Sunday 18 Oct 2020
Day 8 - Santorini, Greece
Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescentshape Santorini (classically Thera and officially Thira) is at the center of a caldera and is one of the world’s truly breathtaking sights. A demilune of cliffs rising 1,100 feet, with the white clusters of the towns of Fira and Ia perched along the top. The bay, once the high center of the island, is 1,300 feet in some places, so deep that when boats dock in Santorini’s little port of Athinios, they do not drop anchor.
Excursions include Oia & Winery, Traditional Caique, Volcano Hike & Hot Springs and Best of Santorini
Monday 19 Oct 2020
Day 9 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Discover the major landmarks of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods which are close to the modern city center before moving on to your next conference or returning home.
Excursions include Acropolis & Athens Sightseeing