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Colors of the Aegean

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Variety Voyager
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Discover the best of the Aegean Sea on this 8-day small ship cruise. Explore the white-washed islands of the Cyclades: Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Crete, and more. As you sail, disembark to explore archaeological sites and swim in pristine coves. Fall in love with this ancient region and learn about its fascinating history.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Athens |/ Embark
Day 2 : Delos | Mykonos
Day 3 : Mykonos | Lipsi islands | Patmos
Day 4 : Bodrum, Turkey | Simi, Greece
Day 5 : Simi | Rhodes
Day 6 : Vai Bay | Aghios Nikolaos
Day 7 : Ios | Santorini
Day 8 : Athens | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the Hellenistic houses on Delos Island
  • Discover the Acropolis of Lindos on Rhodes Island
  • Swim in Crete's Vai Bay, known for crystal waters and palm forest
  • Tour the Akrotiri excavation and the Archaeological Museum in Santorini

Ship

Variety Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Mykonos windmills at sunset Pottery found during excavations on Delos Olive trees line ancient stone walls The whitewashed cliffs of Santorini The beautiful Vai Forest of Crete

Day 1 Athens |/ Embark

Arrive in the Athens and transfer to the marina, Marina Zeas. Board the Variety Voyager and settle in to your cabin as the ship sets sail.

Day 2 Delos | Mykonos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, anchor near Delos Island, once the spiritual and commercial center of the Aegean. Take a short walking excursion to admire well-preserved Hellenistic houses, beautiful mosaics, the Sanctuary, the Sacred Way, and the museum. Return to the ship and take a refreshing swim before enjoying a BBQ lunch on deck. In the afternoon, sail to nearby Mykonos Enjoy the evening at your leisure and overnight in port.

Day 3 Mykonos | Lipsi islands | Patmos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the early morning, sail to Lipsous Islands. Take a swimming break at a secluded beach, then enjoy a deck BBQ while sailing to Patmos. Spend the evening enjoying Patmos at your leisure and overnight in port.

Day 4 Bodrum, Turkey | Simi, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Bodrum in the early morning and partake in an optional walking excursion to the Castle of St John, which was built by the crusaders. During lunch, sail to Simi, Greece. Overnight in port.

Day 5 Simi | Rhodes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From Simi, sail to Rhodes. Enjoy an optional excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos or spend time at your leisure at the Lindos beach. In the afternoon, join an optional excursion to Rhodes Town. During the night, sail to Crete.

Day 6 Vai Bay | Aghios Nikolaos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a swimming stop in Crete's Vai Bay, known for its crystal waters and palm forest. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail along the coast to Aghios Nikolaos. If you choose, take an optional excursion to the Knossos Palace and rejoin the ship in Aghios Nikolaos in the afternoon. The optional excursion takes you to the prehistoric (2000 BC) Minoan Palace of Knossos, a world famous archaeological site located in a unique quaint scenery.

Day 7 Ios | Santorini

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the early morning, arrive at Manganari Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the Aegean. During lunch, sail to nearby Santorini and enjoy several optional excursions. First, journey by cable car to Fira to visit the Archaeological Museum, then visit the Akrotiri Site excavations. In the later afternoon, travel to the village of Oia, famous for its characteristic architecture and sunsets.

Day 8 Athens | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Return to Athens in the early morning and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent travels.

Variety Voyager

Per person starting at
$3,190
Category C cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category C
Lower Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows, private bath facilities.
Category B cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category B
Lower/Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows (Lower) or windows (Main), private bath facilities.
Category A cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category A
Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Double windows and private bath facilities.
Category P cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category P
Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities and private marble bath facilities.
Variety Voyager's Owner's Suite.
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Owners Suite
Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities, sofa, private marble bath facilities.

Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.

Child Discount:
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount.

Please Note:
Single Supplement is 50% on this journey.
Third person reduction in Category C & Category B is 30%.

Cruise fares are per person and include:
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
- Ocean transportation
- All meals and on board entertainment as specified in the itinerary 

Not included:
- Port charges
- Fuel surcharge
- Travel insurance
- Transfers
- Airport facility charges
- Taxes/fees
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips
- Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, gift shop purchases, medical services, phone calls, and Wi Fi charges

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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