7-day Best of Greece & Turkey cruise

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Visit ten of the most famous Cyclades & Dedecanese islands in Greece and Bodrum in Turkey on a cruise from Athens on board the 36 cabin mega yacht "Variety Voyager".

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery of a major part of the Aegean Sea. Cruise's highlights include Ios, Santorini, Rhodes, Symi, Bodrum, Kos, Lipsi, Patmos, Delos, Mykonos and Syros.

Itinerary of the 7-day cruise in the Aegean Sea

 

Year 2021

DayPorts / Cruise Program
Fri.Marina Zea, Piraeus(Athens)
Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Welcome cocktail & dinner at anchor under the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Overnight sailing to Ios.
Sat.Ios island
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 Rhodes.
Sun.Rhodes island
Morning arrival in Rhodes. The island’s medieval Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval settlements in the world and has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Early afternoon sailing to nearby Symi Island, with a swim stop on the way.
Symi island
Late afternoon arrival at Symi; evening at leisure. Overnight in port
Mon.Bodrum (Turkey)
Early morning sailing to Bodrum. Optional tour to Halicarnassus, famous for the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
Kos island
Early afternoon sailing to Kos. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island's endless sandy beaches, alternating landscapes and numerous archaeological sites and attractions left by ancient Greeks, Romans, medieval knights, Venetians and Ottomans. Overnight in port.
Tue.Lipsi island
Swim stop and beach barbecue in Lipsi island.
Patmos island
Early afternoon arrival in Patmos. The optional excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John as well as 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.
Wed.Delos island (anchorage)
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 will sail to a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch (weather permitting). Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos harbour.
Mykonos island
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 and make sure you enjoy Mykonos world famous night life. Overnight in Mykonos.
Thu.Syros island
After breakfast, we sail towards Syros. Morning swim stop followed by a barbecue on deck. Early afternoon arrival at Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Discover Ermoupoli, port and capital of Syros. Optional afternoon walking tour. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board and overnight at sea to Marina Zea, Athens.
Fri.Marina Zea, Piraeus(Athens)
Disembarkation at 09:00 after breakfast.
Variety Cruises reserves the right at its sole option and discretion and that of the Captain of the ship, without liability for damages or refund of any kind, to alter or deviate from the ship's advertised or ordinary itinerary or route, either this is caused by weather conditions reaching Beaufort 6-7, Force Majeure, assisting other ships in distress, saving of life at sea or other extraordinary conditions.
Such does not entitle passengers for any claims or refunds.
Variety Cruises will, however, ensure that passengers access their port or disembarkation on time for their outwards flights.

Information on "Marina Zeas" on the map of Piraeus port.

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Pre- & post-cruise package

Year 2021

 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 closest to the cruise port, is more than just the place your cruise begins and ends; it's an exciting and world renowned destination worth exploring!
  • If you have to take an overnight flight or a long haul flight, you may find the extra day useful to recover from the jet lag; otherwise, the first day or two of your cruise may be an absolute waste.
  • It serves as a "safety-cushion" in case of flight delays or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • It includes pre-arranged transfers from your hotel to the pier and back.
    No hassle, no carrying around heavy luggage in public means of transportation and absolute safety in the CoVid-19 era!

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