The best of Greece & Turkey Cruise      2021 & 2022

The best of Greece & Turkey Cruise

Cabin Sales from £2,330 per person

Meals: Half Board | Ship: Variety Voyager | Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Early Booking Discount up to 20% for dep.2021

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. 


Symi, Greece

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 2021

Apr: 30
May: 7, 14, 21, 28
June: 4, 11, 18, 25
July: 2, 9, 16, 30
Aug: 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep: 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct: 1, 8, 15, 22
 

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

Book 2022 Cruises for 2021 prices, plus  Early Booking Discount, Loyalty Discount

High Early Booking Discount for 2021 & April 2022 departures

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Cruise Name Category C Category B Category A Category POwners Suite
The best of Greece & Turkey CruiseLower Deck cabin, Twin or double bedsLower Main Deck cabin, Twin or double bedsMain Deck cabin, Twin or double bedsUpper Deck cabin, Twin or double bedsUpper Deck Double bedded Cabin
Early Booking Discount up to 20% for dep.2021
 
£2,330£2,798£3,088£3,558£4,625

Price Includes:

  • 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

Prices do not include: 

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Crew tips
  • Port Charges/Tax extra: £300 per person
  • Flights

Flights info: 
Flights are not included in prices, but we can book any flights from any airport with a small charge and will be included part of package holidays. We will issue ATOL certificate and you will be protected 100% financially for any airline or company failures.

Early booking discounts & loyalty discounts

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"Sadly like many people our holiday for five people was cancelled due to Covid-19. The date of our holiday meant it was on, then off, then on and finally off again. Throughout all this I can't fault how Akin and his team dealt with all the hassle at a most difficult time for his company.  The refund was dealt with swiftly and our party can only thank everyone for all their help."  Mr Brian Chappell - 2 Jun 2020

"Our holiday in Turkey exceeded our expectations. Cappadocia was interesting and beautiful. It was exciting staying in cave. Istanbul was amazing. We had very little previous experience of Turkey and Turkish people, so we enjoyed the beauty of the country and friendly hospitality of the people. We felt safe and not at all threatened in the city. The quality of food and service in restaurants was good. Efes beer is very tasty."  Mr David Hyam

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