Anyone been on a cruise to the Greek Isles?

We are now looking at going to the Greek Isles from Rome. Has anybody done this cruise?

The one we are looking at:

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Santorini, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Katakolon, Greece

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

My father really doesn't want to go on the Russia one :(

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Did em all, most more than once and look forward to more visits. Of course, at Athens a must see is the Parthenon on Acropolis Rock! You would have to be nuts to go there and not do that. But on our last visit in December, we did the Parthenon again, early in the morn then took a tour up to Corinth. Really was worth it and from Athens to Corinth isn't much more than a one hour one way coach ride. Corinth is loaded with history, a lot of it Biblical and the Apostle Paul but also before that the Roman Empire ----However, the Korinthos Canale is something to behold and something a lot of folk don't even know about. Do you?

PS--- Had perhaps the best lunch ever, Corinth, on a shore excursion there, this time it was on Princess.

Thanks for sharing!

This time it was worth it to dredge an old thread up. Anytime I can read one of KENN's descriptions or advice, its worth the read.

Wonderful to see this as the wife and i were talking about doing this very area with many of those ports. This is a bucket list for both of us and when we decided a week ago that we would book a Caribbean one for March to keep my sanity with something to look forward to and start planning and putting in place one to the Med and Greek Isles for the summer of 2021.Been looking all week and the only cruise line with a posted schedule for summer 2021 so far is NCL. None of the others go that far.

Just last month I did an 11 day Ancient Empires cruise with Holland America and it included those same ports as well as a few others. It was the TRIP OF A LIFETIME. I loved Mykonos and Santorini. I loved all of it! I researched for several months on what to do, what to see, etc. No problems at all. We even booked two extra nights in Rome at the end. Amazing. However, it was so very hot but hopefully you will go when the weather is cooler. PM if you want any advice on any of the ports.

I was and liked it so much. It was late spring and the weather was perfect. It was sunny, warm and not boiling hot.

By the way, looking at visiting Santorini again. Wanted to know if that`s a good time to be there in terms of weather. Would the beach parties and the best places be on? Should I grab Santorini Airport Transfer?

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The weather was great, pretty hot sometimes, when we visited Santorini, except for early December last year, when it was drizzling, not all that cold but certainly not warm. And a lot of stuff was closed for the season. Still, a few high quality cuisine eateries were open, some just for us. As far as beaches go, there really aren't any as you can determine from these shots I took last year. Most of the other times we were there it was either late spring or early fall. They just opened up a very expensive archeological dig which I visited in December, which was super and well worth it if you are into history, especially since it was enclosed and wet outdoors. It is a tender port only, no docks at all except for the small tender ones.

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I've done Rome to Santorini, Athens, Ephasis, and back to Rome. It was my favorite cruise ever! Spent 3 days in Rome before the cruise and 3 days in London after the cruise!

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