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7-day Aegean Odyssey cruise
Some of the most famous Aegean Greek islands & Kusadasi in Turkey on a cruise from Athens on board the 24 cabin sailing cruiser "Panorama".
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of 9 Greek islands and of Kusadasi (next to ancient Ephesus) in Turkey. 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.
Itinerary of the 7-day cruise to Greek islands & Turkey
|Day||Ports / Cruise Program|
|Fri.||Marina Zea, Piraeus(Athens)|
Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Welcome aboard cocktail. Dinner and overnight sailing to Ios.
Morning swim stop at Manganari beach in Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
|Santorini (Thira) island|
Later at noon, 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 sunset. Overnight at sea to Patmos.
Morning arrival in Patmos. The optional excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital of the island, or to swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
Early in the morning , we sail to Kusadasi. Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2000 years ago! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos.
In the late afternoon we reach Samos and the quaint port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside cafes. Late in the evening we sail to Delos and Mykonos. Overnight at sea.
|Tue.||Delos island (anchorage)|
Arrival in Delos around 08:00. 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 2 hour walking tour, we will sail to a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch (weather permitting). Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos harbour.
Discover the brilliant white houses of Mykonos Town and stroll in its narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological or the maritime museum; don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional "mezedes" (appetizers) or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life. Overnight in Mykonos.
At day break we leave Mykonos to reach Tinos. We reach the beach of Ysternia for a swim stop and barbecue. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour. Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos villages. We will visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo & Volax, the famous basket weavers of Tinos and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. Overnight in Tinos.
In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop in Kolones Bay and lunch.
We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for a farewell cocktail & dinner under the Temple of Poseidon.
In the evening, we leave Sounio to reach Marina Zea right after midnight. Overnight in Marina Zea.
|Fri.||Marina Zea, Piraeus(Athens)|
Disembarkation between 09:00 and 10:00 after breakfast.
|Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions (winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more depending on the vessel), on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port, or in case of other extraordinary conditions.|
Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
Information on "Marina Zeas" on the map of Piraeus port.
Cruise sailling dates & operating ship
‘Panorama’ motor sailer
Pre- & post-cruise package
With rates starting from EUR173 per person, you get
- two overnights, in double room, in a centrally located hotel in Athens including breakfast
- both ways private transfers between Athens and the cruise port.
Why to take this package deal?
- Athens, the city close to the cruise port is more than just the place your cruise begins and ends; it's an exciting and world renowned destination!
- If you have to take an overnight flight or a long haul flight you need at least a day to recover, otherwise the first day or two of your cruise can be an absolute waste.
- It functions as a "safety-cushion" in case of flights' or other delays.
- It is a convenient way to get by pre-arranged transfers from your hotel to the pier and back. Like this you avoid to carry heavy luggage in public means of transportation.
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