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Sporades Highlights

Athens Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Star Flyer
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Explore the coasts of Athens on this 8-day cruise aboard the tall ship, Star Flyer. Visit Dikili, Myrina Limnos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Poros and conclude this unique experience in Athens, Greece. See the Acropolis perched at a height of 280 meters or the Asklepion near Diikli. Enjoy shopping off the beach for pieces of jewelry or clothing as you walk around Skiathos where flower-decked houses and gardens overflowing with fruit trees can also be found. End this unique adventure at Piraeus, the closest port to Greece's stunning capital Athens.
Idyllic islands line the coastThe towering ruins of the Acropolis rise over AthensThe ancient library at EphesusWitness the Changing of the Guard in AthensAdventures in the Mediterranean
Highlights
  • Explore the birthplace of democracy, Athens
  • See the Acropolis perched at a height of 280 meters nearby Dikkili
  • Walk around Skiathos and enjoy shopping or just relaxing on the beach
  • Visit Greece's naval academy in Poros
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Embark | Piraeus (Port of Athens), Greece

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

Day 2: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, and a peaceful library.

Day 3: Dikili, Turkey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dikkili is a sleepy little beach town, authentically Turkish. The harbor is lined with open-air restaurants and shops with local food specialties. Nearby, Bergama is worth a visit especially for its two main monuments: the Acropolis perched at a height of 280 meters and the Asklepion.

Day 4: Myrina Limnos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
It was Zeus who hurled Hephaestus from Mt. Olympus to land on Limnos, leaving the god of metalworking with a permanent limp. Perhaps he was nursed to health by excellent red and white wines (fortified or not) grown on Limnos volcanic soils. The town of Myrina sits under the winding white ramparts of the Kastro, built in 1186. But even earlier ruins - one of the most ancient sites in Greece - lie in nearby Poliohni.

Day 5: Skiathos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The most sophisticated of the Sporades abounds with trendy shops where barely-clad visitors taking time off from the nearby beaches shop for expensive wisps of clothing and jewelry. Go a few blocks inland and you'll find charming flower-decked houses and gardens overflowing with fruit trees.

Day 6: Skopelos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A verdant island blessed with olive, almond and fruit trees. As you sail into the bay surrounding Skopelos town, it reminds you of a giant Greek amphitheater. 120 churches nestle beneath the ruins of the Venetian castle, and two convents and a monastery cling to hills above the bay.

Day 7: Poros, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
It's barely a hop, skip and a jump from the Argolid Peninsula to the island of Poros, sometimes called Kaválria. Greece's naval academy is here, and visitors can hear the cadets' marching band every morning. The views from the Temple of Poseidon are eternal, which may be why the doomed orator Demosthenes chose to end his life here. Take a water taxi to Galatas for excursions to the fragrant lemon groves of Lemonodhássos, or venture inland to ancient Troezen or Epidauros.

Day 8: Piraeus, Greece | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home. 

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Star Flyer Category 6 Cabin
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Category 6
Located on the Commodore Deck, 4 Inside Staterooms (no portlight) have upper and lower Pullman style bunk beds, ample closet and storage space, a private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, private safe, and hairdryer.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 5
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, 6 Outside Staterooms w/porthole (#139,136,300,301,342,345), with Portlight, with raised Fixed Double Bed (43 inches (1.09 m) off the floor / raised about 4-feet off the ground and steps/stairs are provided in order to reach bed) Ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, and hairdryer. 2 Inside Staterooms (Inside/no porthole = cabin 404 & 406) feature Two Twin beds that convert to a double (no portlight) ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, and hair dryer. The inside Category 5 is also equipped with an additional Pullman bed (upper bunk) to accommodate a third guest/child.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 4
Located on the Commodore Deck, 20 Outside Staterooms with 1 Portlight, two twin beds that convert to a double, ample closet and storage space, a private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, and hairdryer. Some staterooms are equipped with additional bedding (upper Pullman-upper bunk bed) to accommodate a third guest.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, 20 Outside Staterooms with 1 Portlight, two twin beds that convert to a double, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, and hairdryer. Some staterooms are equipped with additional bedding (upper Pullman-upper bunk bed) to accommodate a third guest
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, 24 Outside Staterooms with 1 Portlight, two twin beds that convert to a double, ample closet and storage space, a private bathroom with shower, and a sitting area with desk, vanity, and seating. All staterooms have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, and hairdryer. Some staterooms are equipped with additional bedding (upper Pullman-upper bunk bed) to accommodate a third guest.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 1
Located on the Main & Sun Decks, 8 Outside Staterooms (with 1 Window + 1 Portlight) located on the Main deck - have a full windowed door leading to the main deck, two lower beds that convert into a double-sized bed, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower, and a living area with desk, vanity, and sofa. All deluxe staterooms have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, mini bar, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, hairdryer, bathrobes.
Star Flyer Owner's Cabin
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Owner's Cabin (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, Cabin with 4 Portlights, one fixed double-sized bed, ample closet and storage space, private bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower, and a spacious living area with desk, vanity, and wrap-around sectional sofa. All suites have their own thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, mini bar, telephone, television with DVD player, private safe, hairdryer, bathrobes. Cabin Stewart service and complimentary mini-bar (an exception to champagne)

Notes

Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare

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