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Yachstman's Paradise

Istanbul - Athens - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Star Clipper
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Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the eastern Mediterranean. Start in Istanbul with its huge metropolis connecting continents, cultures and religions. Admire the authentically Turkish sleepy little beach town of Dikkili and many more! Finally disembark to the spectacular city of Athens. 
Istanbul shoreline and shipsMyrina,Lemnos, GreeceSkiathos, GreecePoros, GreeceStroll the ancient walkways of AthensExplore the heart of the ancient world
Highlights
  • Experience Istanbul's one of the greatest business and cultural region
  • Visit the Acropolis and Asklepion monuments in Bergama
  • Explore the charming flower-decked houses at Skiathos
  • Discover the 120 churches nestle beneath the ruins of the Venetian castle
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Istanbul | Embark

Throughout thousands of years Istanbul’s geographical position has maintained its importance. Today it is a huge metropolis connecting continents, cultures and religions and is home to eleven million people and one of the greatest business and cultural centers of the region.

Day 2: At Sea

  • 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.

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, Lemnos, 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 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: Athens, Greece | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

Ship/Hotel

Star Clipper

Star Flyer/Star Clipper library
Star Flyer/Star Clipper deck

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$1,850
Category 6 cabin on the Star Clipper
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Category 6
Located on the Commodore Deck, this inside cabin features upper/lower berths and a bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 5
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this inside/outside cabin features a raised double bed, two lower beds, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Star Flyer, Star Clipper Cabin
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Category 4
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin 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 cabin 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 cabin features two lower beds, double bed, or triple berths, and a marble-lined bathroom with shower.
Category 1 cabin on the Star Clipper
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Category 1
Located on the Main & Sun Decks, this deluxe deck cabin features two lower beds that can convert to a double bed, minibar, marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool bath, and cabin doors that open onto the deck.
Owner's Suite view
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Owner's Cabin (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside cabin features a double bed, sitting area, minibar, and marble-lined bathroom with whirlpool.

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:
  • Port charges
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • 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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