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Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Greece & Turkey. The beautiful Cyclades, Santorini, Mykonos, the Dodecanese islands and Turkey. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Marina Zea, Athens | Embark
Day 2 : Manganari Beach, Ios | Santorini
Day 3 : Rhones | Simi
Day 4 : Simi | Bodrum | Kos
Day 5 : Kos | Lipsi | Patmos
Day 6 : Delos | Mykonos
Day 7 : Syros
Day 8 : Marina Zea, Athens | Disembark

Highlights

  • Swim at Manganari Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.
  • Discover Kos, located on the edge of the Dodecanese
  • Explore Rhodes’ medieval Old Town declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • Visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis

Ship

Variety Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the heart of the ancient world Sunset over Athens' port Colorful local boats in Greece The famous windmills of Mykonos Admire the incredible Terrace of the Lions on Delos

Day 1 Marina Zea, Athens | Embark

Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Sail to Cape Sounion. Late in the afternoon, reach Cape Sounion for Welcome Cocktails & dinner at anchor under the Temple of Poseidon. Departure and overnight at sea to Ios.

Day 2 Manganari Beach, Ios | Santorini

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. After midday, 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

Day 3 Rhones | Simi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Morning Optional excursion and early afternoon sailing to nearby Simi Island, with a swim stop on the way. Late afternoon arrival at Simi, evening at leisure. Overnight in port.

Day 4 Simi | Bodrum | Kos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early morning sailing to Bodrum- Turkey. optional tour to Halicarnassus, famous for the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, also known simply as the Tomb of Mausolus, whose name provided the origin of the word "mausoleum". Early afternoon sailing to Kos, lying on the edge of the Dodecanese. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island’s Tall palm trees, endless sandy beaches, alternating landscapes and numerous archaeological sites and attractions left by ancient Greeks, Romans, medieval knights, Venetians and Ottomans. Overnight in port.

Day 5 Kos | Lipsi | Patmos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning sailing from Kos. Swim stop and beach BBQ in Lipsi island, before sailing to Patmos. Early afternoon arrival in Patmos and 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. Evening at leisure to discover Scala, the capital, or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.

Day 6 Delos | Mykonos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, enjoy 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 enjoy a refreshing swim stop and deck BBQ lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon, sail into Mykonos Harbor. While exploring the town, you can visit the Archaeological Museum or the Maritime Museum, and make sure you enjoy Mykonos world-famous nightlife! Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 7 Syros

After breakfast, sail towards Syros. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Early afternoon arrival at Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Discover Ermoupoli, port, and capital of Syros, with her marble flagstones paving its spacious main square, presided over by the grandiose Town Hall, one of the 19th-century masterpieces of Ernst Ziller, the famous Saxon architect who became a Greek national. Optional afternoon walking tour. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board and overnight at sea to Marina Zea, Athens.

Day 8 Marina Zea, Athens | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Breakfast and time to leave the ship - Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am. 

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Category C cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Lower Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows, private bath facilities.
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Lower/Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows (Lower) or windows (Main), private bath facilities.
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Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Double windows and private bath facilities.
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Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities and private marble bath facilities.
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Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities, sofa, private marble bath facilities.

Notes

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.

Included:
 Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
 Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
 Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
 Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability).
 English-Speaking Cruise Escort.

Not included:
 International flights and airport taxes.
 Transfers from and to the airport.
 Beverages (except those mentioned above).
 Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
 Crew tips.
 Passenger personal expenses.
 Wi-Fi (available at a charge).
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