Have questions? We're here.
Colorful local boats in Greece

Delightful Dervishes

Greece - Turkey - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Star Flyer
Talk with an expert
Build your ideal Mediterranean trip. Call 1.406.541.2677
Start Planning My Trip
Enjoy the Eastern Mediterranean's splendor on this eight-day cruise exploration, which begins in Athens and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. Tour Mykonos, one of the most cosmopolitan of the Greek Islands, with its juxtaposition of rocky hills and lovely beaches. Visit the tranquil Greek island of Patmos and Chios's center markets, relax in small Turkish seaside towns such as Dikili, and meander through the cobblestone lanes of Bozcaada. On this cruise aboard the Star Flyer, create your own amazing experiences.
Sail across beautiful PatmosAdventures in Mykonos!Sunset over Athens' portPiraeus (Athens), GreeceExplore ancient monasteries in GreeceThe Blue Mosque of Turkey, IstanbulColorful local boats in Greece
Highlights
  • Visit Patmos, the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine
  • Explore the mastic-scented island with fascinating history, Chios
  • Enjoy the sleepy little beach town, Dikili
  • Wander around the cobbled street in Bozcaada
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
0

Full Itinerary

Expand All

Day 1: Piraeus, Greece | Embarkation

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: Mykonos, Greece

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 3: Patmos, Greece

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 4: Chios, Greece

A mastic-scented island with fascinating history This natural product is cultivated entirely by hand and is used in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and cosmetics. At the central market of the town of Chios, you can buy mastic-based jams and sweets, brandies and Ouzo! Chios is most likely the birthplace of Homer and also the ancient mathematicians Hippocrates and Enopides. A lot of Chiots work in the Merchant Navy and some of the most important Greek shipping companies have been founded by families that come from the island.
 

Day 5: Dikili, Turkey

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 6: Bozcaada, Turkey

Bozcaada has resisted the temptation to become overwhelmed with the usual tourist trappings. If you venture aware from it's glorious uncrowded sandy beaches, you will find yourself wandering around it's ancient cobbled streets, lined with quaint rustic homes adorned with gorgeous flora and fauna. Stop off for refreshments in one of it's many traditional tavernas under the grapevines or visit one of the six wineries on the island. After the tour you can shop next door and enjoy tasting wine samples.
 

Day 7: At Sea

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 revitalising spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library.
 

Day 8: Istanbul, Turkey Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
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.
 

Ship/Hotel

Star Flyer

Star Flyer, Star Clipper Interior
Star Flyer/Star Clipper Bar

Dates & Prices

My Preferred Start Date

Per person starting at
Star Flyer Category 6 Cabin
Select a Date
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 Category 5
Select a Date
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 4
Select a Date
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 Category 3
Select a Date
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 Category 2
Select a Date
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 Category 1
Select a Date
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
Select a Date
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

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
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • All meals and snacks (open seating) including: Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day. Different juices are included only for breakfast.
  • Ocean transportation to remote ports.
  • Complimentary snorkeling, kayaks, paddle boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, and sunfish sailing (subject to weather conditions and local authorities).
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Gratuities
  • Visa
  • Port Fees
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports.
  • Laundry services 
  • Medical services
  • Shore Excursions
  • Alcoholic drinks and sodas.

Map

When to Go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.

Inquire

* By providing your phone number, you consent to receive direct phone calls or SMS messages from our Trip Planners to get the process started. We do not share your information with third-parties.
Travel Agents

We Love to Talk Travel

Call 1.800.344.6118
or
Chat Now
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

Mediterranean Travel Guide

Favorite Mediterranean All Trips

More Reasons

Why Travel With Adventure Life

All News

Recognized By