We recently returned from a 5 night (2 nights Athens & 3 night Cruise) on the Celestyal Olympia. We stayed at the Hotel Parthenon. Very friendly hotel, not luxurious but perfect for a couple of nights. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Ideal position within walking distance of the Acropolis, Plaka and just round the corner from the Hop On Bus. Many bars and restaurants nearby. The cruise was 3 nights All Inclusive and included 2 tours.
We visited Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Included was 2 tours to Ephesus (Turkey) and Minoan Palace of Knossos (Crete). The cruise was so friendly – staff amazing, entertainment excellent and just a great experience. If you want luxury this may not be the one for you. It was action packed though with early morning tours (7.00am), visiting 2 islands in a day and if you have trouble walking the tours may be a bit strenuous. We arrived in Santorini late afternoon and saw the sun go down and it was truly magical. If you want a casual mini great value break would highly recommend this trip.