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Grand Voyage: Greece, Montenegro & Croatia

Venice to Athens - Example 18 Day Cruise aboard Star Flyer
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Love is always in the air in Venice. Start your 18-day tall ship adventure gliding in a gondola down the Grand Canal. Explore Hvar, idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast. The island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians, and even Austro-Hungarian royalty. Dubrovnik, which George Bernard Shaw called "paradise on earth", is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. If ancient history is your interest, then visit Olympia, set in a stunningly lovely valley overlooked by Kronos Hill, which began hosting athletic games in the 11th century BC at Katakolon. End this unique adventure at Piraeus, the closest port to Greece's stunning capital Athens.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Mali Losinj, Croatia
Day 3 : Hvar, Croatia
Day 4 : Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 5 : Kotor, Montenegro
Day 6 : Corfu, Greece
Day 7 : Katákolon, Greece
Day 8 : At Sea
Day 9 : Santorini, Greece
Day 10 : Mykonos, Greece
Day 11 : Piraeus, Greece
Day 12 : At Sea
Day 13 : Sailing through Samos Strait | Kusadasi, Turkey
Day 14 : Patmos, Greece
Day 15 : Amorgos, Greece
Day 16 : Mykonos, Greece
Day 17 : Spetses, Greece
Day 18 : Piraeus (Port of Athens), Greece | Disembark

Highlights

  • Begin your tall ship cruise in Venice, the heart and soul of romance
  • Explore Mykonos, a perfect contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches
  • Admire the spectacular lavender fields & valleys around the island of Hvar

Ship

Star Flyer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Landscape of old Perast, Kotor bay The sprawling canals of Venice Turquoise sea of Hvar island City of Dubrovnik A romantic view from the cliffs of Santorini

Day 1 Venice, Italy | Embark

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge's Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini, and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, or glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. Know that love is always in the air in Venice.

Day 2 Mali Losinj, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The warm sands of Cikat Bay, situated near the port of Mali Losinj where you' anchor, are an irresistible magnet for beachgoers. And no wonder, the beach is 30 kilometers long and offers every water sport imaginable. For those who prefer to wander farther afield, a bicycle tour takes you around the island past the fortified town of Veli Losinj.

Day 3 Hvar, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians, and even Austro-Hungarian royalty.

Day 4 Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th-century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik's colorful history.

Day 5 Kotor, Montenegro

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbors one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you'll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

Day 6 Corfu, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast. Nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleocastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa.

Day 7 Katákolon, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The beach at little Katákolon is an inviting diversion, but you may want to go inland to Olympia for bigger game. Set in a stunningly lovely valley overlooked by Kronos Hill, Olympia began hosting athletic games in the 11th century BC. Walk through the sacred Temples of Zeus and Hera, stand on the still visible starting line in Stadium, and imagine the chariots about to hurtle around the Hippodrome.

Day 8 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 9 Santorini, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Around 1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed the center of the island, leaving a crescent-shaped rim of cliffs around a harbor formed in the volcano's caldera.

Day 10 Mykonos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colorful harbor, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.

Day 11 Piraeus, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.

Day 12 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 13 Sailing through Samos Strait | Kusadasi, Turkey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. 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, a revitalizing spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.

Kusadasi is a popular Turkish port of call for cruise ships, as not only is it a bustling resort town full of shops, bars and restaurants, but it is also the main access point for the famous archeological site at Ephesus. Extensive excavations have revealed an ancient city through which visitors can now wander and observe the wonders of a bygone civilization. Near Kusadasi, on Turkey’s turquoise coast, we make a stop at Camlimani, a small pellucid bay. Swim at the beach, snorkel, st

Day 14 Patmos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This serene island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine, The cave where he is said to have lived is now the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. It houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its treasury.

Day 15 Amorgos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Amorgós’ cliff-clinging monastery of Hozoviotissas has one of the most spectacular locations of any in Greece. Only a few monks live in the cavernous 50-room monastery, but the view from their terrace aerie might make you think they had all flown to heaven from this very spot.

Day 16 Mykonos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colorful harbor, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.

Day 17 Spetses, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. Take a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island. Due to its rich history, there are many attractions worthy of a visit including museums, churches, and cathedrals. There are also many beautiful beaches within easy reach where you can soak up the sun or take part in the water sports on offer.

Day 18 Piraeus (Port of Athens), Greece | Disembark

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

Star Flyer

Per person starting at
$3,490
Star Flyer Category 6 Cabin
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Category 6
Located on the Commodore Deck, this inside stateroom features upper/lower berths and a private bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 5
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this inside/outside stateroom features two lower beds, double beds, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower. In several cabins beds are raised 4' off the ground with a small ladder to bed.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 4
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this large outside stateroom features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
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Category 1
Located on the Main & Sun Decks, this deluxe outside deck stateroom features two lower beds that convert to a double bed, minibar, marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool bath, and cabin doors that open onto deck.
Star Flyer Owner's Cabin
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Owner's Cabin
Located on the Clipper Deck, this luxurious large outside stateroom features a double bed, sitting area, minibar, and private marble bath with whirlpool bath.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled and may not be available on all departures.

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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