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Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Leader Louis Cruises Introduces Overnight in Mykonos and Exciting New Shore Excursions for “Greece and Turkey” Cruises from Port of Lavrion

by admin on December 8, 2012

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) November 30, 2012

Louis Cruises is introducing the exclusive chance to overnight in Mykonos as part of a cruise itinerary and is unveiling even far more exciting shore excursions that further distinguish the line as professionals in cruising the Eastern Mediterranean. As part of the lines improved target on showcasing its Aegean identity, visitors sailing onboard Louis Cruises vessels can far more fully expertise the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece, the Greek islands, Turkey and past on their following Mediterranean adventure.


For the 2013 Mediterranean cruise season, Louis Cruises 8-day/-7night cruise system Greece and Turkey will sail to and from Lavrion (Athens/Attica) calling at the ports of Istanbul, Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete (Heraklion) , and Santorini. New for the coming year, travelers will have the chance to overnight in Mykonos and expertise the world famous nightlife for which the Greek Island is renowned. Then, they can take pleasure in a full-day to discover Mykonos or venture off to the island of Delos on one particular of the lines superb shore excursions. Louis Cruises is pleased to be the only cruise line in the Eastern Mediterranean to bring this distinctive and very-requested solution for travelers to really reside the magic of Mykonos with an overnight remain in this vivacious village.


In addition to the new overnight remain in Mykonos, Louis Cruises is unveiling new additions to its robust shore excursion system for its eight-day/7-evening Greece and Turkey cruise itinerary, supplying guests with an enriching and profound location experience. Heres a search at some of the thrilling shore excursion alternatives presented for 2013:&#13

Cape Sounion &amp the Temple of Poseidon Half Day excursion in Lavrion, Greece&#13
An approximate 30 minute bus ride via the pine trees of Cape Sounion will deliver you to the spectacular location of the Temple of Poseidon, developed in the year 440 BC by Pericles in the course of the Golden Age of Greece atop the ruins of a earlier temple. For the duration of its heyday, the Temple of Poseidon in ancient Greece would have had 42 Doric columns, of which 16 stay right now. As the Greek Mythology god of the seas, it only appears fitting that a temple developed to honor him should be found at waters edge. The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion is an enchanting place at Sounion recognized as one point of a magical triangle – from there, guests will see the Temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina, and the Acropolis also. &#13

Byzantine Heritage &amp Bazaars — Full Day Excursion in Istanbul, Turkey&#13
This excursion starts with a sightseeing drive by way of the organization center of the modern day city, across the Galata Bridge, along the banks to achieve the Orthodox Patriarchate in which travelers will go to the Church of St. George. The exploration continues at the Kariye Museum, as soon as the 11th century Church of St Saviour in Chora. It was repaired in the Period of Commenses and Palaiologuses, and is deemed to be the most critical Byzantine monument in Istanbul after Hagia Sofia. Subsequent travelers visit the Misir Carsisi or Spice Market to get pleasure from cost-free time purchasing and lunch. The adventure continues close to the mighty city walls, walking to the planet popular monument of Haghia Sofia the Byzantine Church of Divine Wisdom. A single of the most historically important monuments, created as a grand cathedral in the 4th century by Constantius the successor to Constantine the Wonderful it was dedicated to Divine Wisdom (an attribute of Christ). It was converted into a mosque right after the conquest of Istanbul and nowadays is utilised as a museum. The building has survived numerous earthquakes and fires throughout its lifetime, and is surpassed in size only by St Peters in Rome and St Pauls in London. Fatih Sultan Mehmet extra the four minarets right after his conquest of Istanbul. The beautiful mosaics have been covered with plaster, and have gradually been uncovered. The last stop on this intriguing excursion is at the around the world famous Grand Bazaar.&#13

Ancient Ephesus &amp The Terrace Houses Half Day Excursion in Kusadasi, Turkey&#13
On arrival at Ephesus, a quick drive from Kusadasi in Turkey, travelers enter the ancient site by means of the Magnesian Gate in which they will discover 1 of the most magnificent excavations in the globe with many monuments like the Forum, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the Thermal Baths of Scolastika and the Wonderful Theatre created in the Greek Era and reconstructed in the Roman period, which is still noted for its outstanding acoustics. Right here they will view the symbols all around and marvel at the simple fact that one particular is nevertheless able to study the inscriptions in the ancient Greek language. Ephesus terrace homes are found on the hill, opposite the Hadrian Temple Also referred to as as “the homes of wealthy”, as they reveal data about household life for the duration of the Roman period. The excavations of the terrace houses started out in 1960. The restoration of the two of the houses has been finished and can be visited right now. There are six residential units on three terraces at the reduced finish of the slope of the Bulbul Mountain. The oldest creating dates back into the 1st century BC and continued in use as residence until finally the 7th century AD. They had interior courtyards (peristyle) in the center, with the ceiling open. They have been primarily two-storied edifices, but upper stories have collapsed in excess of time. On the ground floor there were living and dining rooms opening to the hall featuring frescoes and mosaics, and upstairs there have been master bedrooms and guest rooms. Clay pipes beneath the floors and behind the walls carried scorching air through the homes. The houses also had cold and scorching water an wonderful truth that showed advancements in Ephesus dating back much more than two thousand many years.&#13

St. Johns Monastery &amp Grotto of the Apocalypse Half Day Excursion in Patmos, Greece&#13
A single of the most distinctive port Louis Cruises calls at in the Aegean that travelers rave about is Patmos. On this excursion, travelers depart from the port of Scala and enjoy a brief drive to the village of Chora, exactly where The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian (also called Monastery of Saint John the Divine) is located, which was constructed 900 many years ago and has been declared a UNESCO Globe Heritage Web site. In 1088, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos gave the island of Patmos to the soldier-priest John Christodoulos. The greater element of the monastery was finished by Christodoulos three many years later on. He heavily fortified the exterior since of the threats of piracy and Seljuk Turks. Travelers will see the courtyard, the monks dining area and the old bakery ahead of you go to the major church noted for its exceptional frescoes and interior decoration. Following, visit the little museum exactly where priceless ecclesiastical treasures, books, manuscripts, mosaics, icons, splendid medieval textiles, vestments and jewelry are housed. The excursion continues along to the nearby Grotto of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of the Apocalypse above it. Stroll down the steep measures to the Grotto of the Apocalypse believed to mark the spot exactly where John of Patmos obtained his visions that he recorded in Christian scriptural Book of Revelation. Here visitors will see the niches in the wall that mark the pillow and ledge employed as a desk by the author of the Book of Revelation. In 1999, UNESCO declared the cave a joint World Heritage Site together with the Monastery of Saint John “the Theologian.” Afterwards, drive back to the port of Scala and appreciate some free time in this quaint and picturesque town.&#13

With 25 time-honored years in cruising during the Mediterranean and 75 many years of award winning history in tourism, Louis Cruises offers an unparalleled cruise encounter onboard its celebrated fleet of destination-friendly cruise ships.


Louis Cruises requires extra care to design and style itineraries that consist of the greatest ports in their greatest seasons permitting sufficient time to get pleasure from their uniquely individual charms coupled with meticulously planned shore excursions for a truly insightful

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