easyCruiseOne sets sail in Greece

easyCruiseOne is setting sail on its maiden cruise from Piraeus, Athens. It is the first time that easyCruise has sailed in the Aegean but it is an itinerary which has proved to be easyCruise’s most popular yet.

The new Greek itineraries take in Athens and the cosmopolitan islands of Mykonos, Paros and Ios as well as the undiscovered islands of Milos, Amorgos, Naxos, Folegandros, Sifnos and Serifos.  The itineraries, which allows passengers to take anything from a weekend break to a two-week holiday, start from as little as £35 per person for a three night midweek break (based on two people sharing a standard inside cabin departing in October).

The cruises have been specifically tailored to offer customers the choice of holiday pace.  The four-day weekend cruise, combines a mixture of lively islands where you can enjoy the nightlife as well as the stunning beaches.  On the seven day, ‘Alternative Aegean’ cruise, you visit six off-the-beaten-track islands giving you the chance to explore some of the most beautiful destinations in the Aegean Sea.  While the ‘Classical Greece’ itinerary is perfect for those interested in, or studying classics and history.  The seven day itinerary takes you on a cultural tour of Greece, including such delights as the splendour of the Acropolis, ancient Corinth, the spectacular remains at Mycenae and Nemea, Ithaki, the island home of the hero Odysseus, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and the origins of the Olympic Games at Olympia and the mountain serenity of Delphi with its Temple of Apollo.  This is a voyage of discovery and there’s no easier way to explore so many ancient treasures in just seven days.

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyCruise founder commented:  “It has always been my plan to offer a Greek itinerary for easyCruise customers as I know personally how fantastic Athens and the surrounding islands are, both for their cultural background but also for their diversity.  One day you can be totally relaxed on a beach on a tranquil island, the next you can be immersed in the bustle of city life.  We have been overwhelmed by the interest in our itineraries and are very pleased with how well it has booked.  We plan to announce our 2008 season in Greece very soon.”

If you tire of sightseeing, there’s plenty to enjoy back on board.  Passengers can take advantage of the new Apivita spa, de-stress in the sauna, relax in the hot tub, enjoy a leisurely meal or drink, sunbathe on one of the two sundecks, work out at the open air wellness zone or listen to the sounds of the resident dj well in to the early hours before heading back their cabins (available in twins/doubles, quads and suites).

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