Marina Zea, AthensThis afternoon arrive at Marina Zea for embarkation. After you board, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios in the evening. Overnight at sea.
Santorini, GreeceIn the morning, stop at ManganariBeach/Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, 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. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided optional walking tour among Fira’s narrow, picturesque streets. You’ll also visit the Prehistoric Museum, which houses fascinating artifacts from Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C. In the evening there is time for a visit to Oia, famous for its sunsets. Overnight at sea on your way to Patmos.
Patmos - Amorgos, GreeceYour optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic center of the medieval town of Chora. The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure in Scala, the capital. Overnight in Patmos.
Kusadasi, Turkey (Ephesus) - Samos, Greece
Today your 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 2,000 years ago!
After lunch and some free time at your leisure, sail to the Island of Samos. Upon arrival, enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside cafes. In the evening, set sail for Mykonos and overnight at sea.
Delos - MykonosThe ship sails to the white and Cycladic islands. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided 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. Next, sail to one of Mykonos beautiful bays for a nice swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon sail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. It is suggested to end your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional "mezedes" appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life.
TinosLeave Mykonos to reach the island of Tinos. Take a swimming break at the beach of Ysternia and attend a barbeque. After lunch, sail into Tinos harbour. Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos villages. Visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo, Volax. View the famous basket weavers of Tinos and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. Overnight in Tinos.
Tinos - Kea - Cape Sounio - Marina ZeasLeave Tinos in the morning and sail to Kythnos or Kea for a swim stop and beach BBQ. Reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos for a last swimming stop. After lunch, sail to Cape Sounion and arrive at 5:30. Enjoy a farewell dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, leave Sounio to reach Marina Zeas/Athens, arriving just after midnight.
Marina Zea, AthensAfter breakfast, it is time for you to bid farewell to your fellow passengers and to your crew and disembark.