Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Greece & Turkey. The beautiful Cyclades, Santorini, Mykonos, the Dodecanese islands and Turkey. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches.
Day 1: Marina Zea, Athens - Cape Sounion
Embarkation 14:00-15:00. We sail to Cape Sounion. Late in the afternoon, we reach Cape Sounion for Welcome Cocktails & dinner at anchor under the Temple of Poseidon. Departure and overnight at sea to Ios.
Day 2: Ios/Manganari Beach - Santorini
In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. After midday, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Afternoon optional tour to Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will end in Oia, famous for its sun set. Overnight at sea to Rhodes
Day 3: Rhodes - Simi
Morning arrival in Rhodes. The island’s medieval Old Town is one of the best preserved mediaeval settlements in the world and has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Morning Optional excursion and early afternoon sailing to nearby Simi Island, with a swim stop on the way. Late afternoon arrival at Simi, evening at leisure. Overnight in port.
Day 4: Simi - Bodrum - Kos
Early morning sailing to Bodrum- Turkey. optional tour to Halicarnassus, famous for the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, also known simply as the Tomb of Mausolus, whose name provided the origin of the word "mausoleum". Early afternoon sailing to Kos, lying on the edge of the Dodecanese. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island’s Tall palm trees, endless sandy beaches, alternating landscapes and numerous archaeological sites and attractions left by ancient Greeks, Romans, mediaeval knights, Venetians and Ottomans. Overnight in port.
Day 5: Kos - Lipsi- Patmos
Morning sailing from Kos. Swim stop and beach BBQ in Lipsi island, before sailing to Patmos. Early afternoon arrival in Patmos and optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Evening at leisure to discover Scala, the capital, or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
Day 6: Delos - Mykonos
This morning, enjoy breakfast at anchor in Delos. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided walking tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our tour, we enjoy a refreshing swim stop and deck BBQ lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbor. While exploring the town, you can visit the Archaeological museum or the Maritime museum, and make sure you enjoy Mykonos world famous night life! Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 7: Syros
After breakfast, we sail towards Syros. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Early afternoon arrival at Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Discover Ermoupoli, port and capital of Syros, with her marble flagstones paving its spacious main square, presided over by the grandiose Town Hall, one of the 19th-century masterpieces of Ernst Ziller, the famous Saxon architect who became a Greek national. Optional afternoon walking tour. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board and overnight at sea to Marina Zea, Athens.
Day 8 – Friday: MARINA ZEA, ATHENS
Breakfast and time to leave the ship - Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am.
Included in this cruise:
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
- English-Speaking Cruise Escort
Food & Drink
Cruise is based on Half-board basis and include Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner. Also include complimentary Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
Highlights of the cruise
Delos – Mykonos – Lipsi - Patmos – Bodrum – Kos – Simi – Rhodes – Santorini - Syros - Ios
Patmos: A touch of the Divine
Surrender yourself to the mysticism and tranquility of the island of The Apocalypse. The Cave of the Apocalypse, this sacred, candlelit grotto is believed to be the spot where St John the Divine received his visions from Christ and transcribed the Book of Revelation, the last chapter of the Christian Bible.
While approaching the port of Symi, one has the overwhelming feeling of entering a perfectly painted image of a scenic traditional village.
Greek Night under Santorini island
Our Greek-night dinner is followed by the famous and much-loved Greek night on board. Greek dance is a very old tradition, being referred to by authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch and Lucian
Departure Dates 2022
Apr: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun: 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Aug: 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct: 7, 14, 21, 28
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