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Location

Greece & Turkey

Travel Period

30 Apr 2021 - 22 Oct 2021

From (Port)

Athens to Athens

Duration

8 days

Price

From 2441 $ per person



General Info

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. 

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Friday: Athens - Cape Sounion
  • Day 2 | Saturday: Ios - Santorini
  • Day 3 | Sunday: Rhodes - Simi
  • Day 4 | Monday: Simi - Bodrum - Kos
  • Day 5 | Tuesday: Kos - Lipsi - Patmos
  • Day 6 | Wednesday: Delos - Mykonos
  • Day 7 | Thursday: Syros
  • Day 8 | Friday: Athens, Greece

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1 | Friday

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.
Variety Day
Day 2 | Saturday

Ios - 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.
Variety Day
Day 3 | Sunday

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.
Variety Day
Day 4 | Monday

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.
Variety Day
Day 5 | Tuesday

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.
Variety Day
Day 6 | Wednesday

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.
Variety Day
Day 7 | Thursday

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.
Variety Day
Day 8 | Friday

Athens, Greece

Breakfast and time to leave the ship - Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am.
  • Day 1 | Friday

    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 | Saturday

    Ios - 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 | Sunday

    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 | Monday

    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 | Tuesday

    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 | Wednesday

    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 | Thursday

    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

    Athens, Greece

    Breakfast and time to leave the ship - Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Category P Owner's Suite Port Charges
30 Apr 2021 -20% $ 3051 $ 2441 $ 3591 $ 2873 $ 4221 $ 3377 $ 4671 $ 3737 $ 6111 $ 395
07 May 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
14 May 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
21 May 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
28 May 2121 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
04 June 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
11 June 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
18 June 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
25 June 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
02 July 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
09 July 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
16 July 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
23 July 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
30 July 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
06 Aug 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
13 Aug 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
20 Aug 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
27 Aug 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
3 Sep 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
10 Sep 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
17 Sep 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
24 Sep 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
01 Oct 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
08 Oct 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
15 Oct 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
22 Oct 2021 $ 3390 $ 3990 $ 4690 $ 5190 $ 6790 $ 395
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Highlights

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. Exiled on Patmos in 95 AD, he preached to, baptised and prayed with the island’s inhabitants. Eventually, Patmos came to be considered sacred and the cave became the focal point of a significant religious pilgrimage.

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.There are different styles and interpretations from all of the islands and surrounding mainland areas. Each region formed its own choreography and style to fit in with their own ways. For example, island dances have more of a different smooth flow to them. Be tempted and follow the rhythm!

Symi, Greece


While approaching the port of Symi, one has the overwhelming feeling of entering a perfectly painted image of a scenic traditional village. As a rule, people remain agape and cannot take their eyes off the spectacular sight. The few who can resist the superb spectacle of the town of Symi stretching its impeccable architecture – all of the buildings there have been listed - on the slopes of the surrounding hills, take off their eyes to look at their book guides. They see the picture of the port of Symi printed on their books.

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