Islands and Anzacs

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Location

Greece

Travel Period

21 April 2023

From (Port)

Marina Zeas - Piraeus

Duration

8 days

Price

From 3090 $ per person



General Info

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Treasures of the Aegean Sea and of Turkey. Delos, Mykonos, Chios: some of the white pearls of the Aegean Sea. The Greco Roman city of Troy nestled on the Turkish Coast. All waiting to be discovered. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you. 

Dawn Service in Anzac Cove in Gallipoli included.

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1: Marina Zeas, Athens - Cape Sounio
  • Day 2: Delos - Mykonos
  • Day 3: Chios
  • Day 4: Bozcaada - Canakkale
  • Day 5: Canakkale
  • Day 6: Canakkale - Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Day 7: Gokceada
  • Day 8: Istanbul

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1

Marina Zeas, Athens - Cape Sounio

Embarkation 3- 4 pm - Sailing at 4.30pm to Cape Sounio.

Variety Day
Day 2

Delos - Mykonos

Early morning arrival in Delos, once the capital of Greece and  the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On our optional guided Delos walking  tour, you will 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 2 hour walking tour we rejoin the  ship for a  swim before our deck BBQ lunch. After lunch we sail to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos early afternoon. Time for visiting Mykonos town, reaching one of its famous beaches. After dinner there will be more time to enjoy Mykonos nightlife. Overnight in port and early morning sailing to Chios.

Variety Day
Day 3

Chios

The reputed birthplace of Homer, the island of Chios is known for its beautiful landscapes, historic sites and old villages. The island is also home to the Adamantios Korais Library. Korais, an 18th-century Greek scholar, corresponded extensively with Thomas Jefferson, and a good portion of the correspondence is housed in the beautiful library, which we will visit in the morning. Continue to the 11th century church of Nea Moni, one of the most important  Byzantine monuments in Greece, renowned for its architecture and mosaics. In the afternoon, visit the old villages of Mesta and Pyrgi.

Variety Day
Day 4

Bozcaada - Canakkale

Arriving early morning to the Turkish island of Bozcaada which is also known as Tenedos, is one of the truly hidden gems of the Northeastern Aegean Sea! With rolling vineyards, breathtaking beaches and secluded coves dotting the coast it’s an ideal stop as we make our way to Istanbul. Take your time wonder through the city taking in the monuments, charming Greek homes, boutique shops and sample traditional Greek/Turkish  delicacies at one of the many Island Tavernas of the city center. In the afternoon uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this optional guided day trip to Troy. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time.

Variety Day
Day 5

Canakkale

Arrive in Canakkale, gateway to the ancient city of Troy, The day starts before the sunrise as we make our way to Anzac Cove for the Dawn Service. Meet back at your ship for an afternoon of ‘’two up’’ with your fellow travelers. Dinner on board and overnight in port.

Variety Day
Day 6

Canakkale - Gallipoli Peninsula

Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend with an enthralling excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Enjoy a full day today on the Gallipoli Peninsula hosted by our Historians and local expert guides. Visit Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Dinner on board and overnight in port.

Variety Day
Day 7

Gokceada

Early morning sailing to nearby beautiful Gokceada Island, also known as Imbros – just off the coast of Gallipoli and Turkey’s largest island. We will visit original airfields used by the Australian Intelligence, and some of the small villages as we explore this delightful island. In addition, Gokceada is proud of their organic produce that is made locally on the island, and you will gain insight into their traditional methods of production as you visit an organic winery. Throughout the day, our team of historical experts will provide interpretation of the planning and preparation for the landings that took place 100 years earlier.

Variety Day
Day 8

Istanbul

Arrival in port early morning- Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am.

  • Day 1

    Marina Zeas, Athens - Cape Sounio

    Embarkation 3- 4 pm - Sailing at 4.30pm to Cape Sounio.

  • Day 2

    Delos - Mykonos

    Early morning arrival in Delos, once the capital of Greece and  the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On our optional guided Delos walking  tour, you will 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 2 hour walking tour we rejoin the  ship for a  swim before our deck BBQ lunch. After lunch we sail to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos early afternoon. Time for visiting Mykonos town, reaching one of its famous beaches. After dinner there will be more time to enjoy Mykonos nightlife. Overnight in port and early morning sailing to Chios.

  • Day 3

    Chios

    The reputed birthplace of Homer, the island of Chios is known for its beautiful landscapes, historic sites and old villages. The island is also home to the Adamantios Korais Library. Korais, an 18th-century Greek scholar, corresponded extensively with Thomas Jefferson, and a good portion of the correspondence is housed in the beautiful library, which we will visit in the morning. Continue to the 11th century church of Nea Moni, one of the most important  Byzantine monuments in Greece, renowned for its architecture and mosaics. In the afternoon, visit the old villages of Mesta and Pyrgi.

  • Day 4

    Bozcaada - Canakkale

    Arriving early morning to the Turkish island of Bozcaada which is also known as Tenedos, is one of the truly hidden gems of the Northeastern Aegean Sea! With rolling vineyards, breathtaking beaches and secluded coves dotting the coast it’s an ideal stop as we make our way to Istanbul. Take your time wonder through the city taking in the monuments, charming Greek homes, boutique shops and sample traditional Greek/Turkish  delicacies at one of the many Island Tavernas of the city center. In the afternoon uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this optional guided day trip to Troy. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time.

  • Day 5

    Canakkale

    Arrive in Canakkale, gateway to the ancient city of Troy, The day starts before the sunrise as we make our way to Anzac Cove for the Dawn Service. Meet back at your ship for an afternoon of ‘’two up’’ with your fellow travelers. Dinner on board and overnight in port.

  • Day 6

    Canakkale - Gallipoli Peninsula

    Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend with an enthralling excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Enjoy a full day today on the Gallipoli Peninsula hosted by our Historians and local expert guides. Visit Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Dinner on board and overnight in port.

  • Day 7

    Gokceada

    Early morning sailing to nearby beautiful Gokceada Island, also known as Imbros – just off the coast of Gallipoli and Turkey’s largest island. We will visit original airfields used by the Australian Intelligence, and some of the small villages as we explore this delightful island. In addition, Gokceada is proud of their organic produce that is made locally on the island, and you will gain insight into their traditional methods of production as you visit an organic winery. Throughout the day, our team of historical experts will provide interpretation of the planning and preparation for the landings that took place 100 years earlier.

  • Day 8

    Istanbul

    Arrival in port early morning- Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 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 Port Charges
21 April 2023 $ 3090 $ 3790 $ 4390 $ 5090 $ 440
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Highlights

Dawn service in Anzac Cove


Experience a truly bucket list moment for by attending the Dawn service in Anzac Cove on Anzac Day along with a full day to soak up the ambiance of Anzac Day In Gallipoli.

Excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula


Full day tour to experience the ANZAC legend with an enthralling excursion to the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Overnight stay in Mykonos


Extended stay overnight in Mykonos to experience the world famous bars restaurants and find out why they call this island the “Jewel of the Aegean”.

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