Greece

Aegean Odyssey

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Location

Greece-Turkey

Travel Period

26 June 2020 - 28 August 2020

From (Port)

Marina Zeas, Piraeus

Duration

8 days

Price

From 2331 $ per person



General Info

Greece is calling... A cruise voyage unraveling the Cycladic and Dodecanese islands and Turkey. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches.  Whether Greece has always been on the top of your bucket list or whether you are returning for yet another visit, Greece is a magical land with and endless supply of beauty and knowledge, so prepare to experience it all with new eyes.

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Friday: Marina Zeas (Piraeus)
  • Day 2 | Saturday: Ios/swimstop - Santorini
  • Day 3 | Sunday: Patmos
  • Day 4 | Monday: Patmos - Kusadasi (for Ephesus) - Samos
  • Day 5 | Tuesday: Delos - Mykonos
  • Day 6 | Wednesday: Mykonos - Tinos
  • Day 7 | Thursday): Tinos - Kythnos - Cape Sounion
  • Day 8 | Friday: Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1 (Friday)

Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios. Welcome dinner. Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini.
Variety Day
Day 2 (Saturday)

Ios - Santorini

In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, we 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 sun set. Overnight at sea to Patmos
Variety Day
Day 3 (Sunday)

Patmos

Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
Variety Day
Day 4 (Monday)

Patmos - Kusadasi (for Ephesus) - Samos

Early morning sailing to Kusadasi - Turkey. Early in the morning, we sail to Kusadasi - Turkey . Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos. Late afternoon, we reach Samos and the quaint port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside cafes. Late in the evening we sail to Delos and Mykonos. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 5 (Tuesday)

Delos - Mykonos

The ship sails into white and blue Cyclades. 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 2 hour walking tour, we will sail to into a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbour. We reach ail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes “appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life. Overnight in Mykonos.
Variety Day
Day 6 (Wednesday)

Mykonos - Tinos

At day break we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Tinos. We reach the beach of Ysternia for a swim stop and a barbeque. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour - Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos Villages. We will visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo, Volax. We will visit the famous basket weavers of Tinos and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. Overnight in Tinos.
Variety Day
Day 7 (Thursday)

Tinos - Kythnos - Cape Sounion

In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos for our last swimstop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion. We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for a farewell cocktails & dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounio to reach Marina Zea. Overnight Marina Zea.
Variety Day
Day 8 (Friday)

Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

Disembarkation after breakfast at 9 am.
  • Day 1 (Friday)

    Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

    Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios. Welcome dinner. Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini.
  • Day 2 (Saturday)

    Ios - Santorini

    In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, we 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 sun set. Overnight at sea to Patmos
  • Day 3 (Sunday)

    Patmos

    Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
  • Day 4 (Monday)

    Patmos - Kusadasi (for Ephesus) - Samos

    Early morning sailing to Kusadasi - Turkey. Early in the morning, we sail to Kusadasi - Turkey . Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos. Late afternoon, we reach Samos and the quaint port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside cafes. Late in the evening we sail to Delos and Mykonos. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 5 (Tuesday)

    Delos - Mykonos

    The ship sails into white and blue Cyclades. 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 2 hour walking tour, we will sail to into a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbour. We reach ail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes “appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life. Overnight in Mykonos.
  • Day 6 (Wednesday)

    Mykonos - Tinos

    At day break we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Tinos. We reach the beach of Ysternia for a swim stop and a barbeque. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour - Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos Villages. We will visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo, Volax. We will visit the famous basket weavers of Tinos and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. Overnight in Tinos.
  • Day 7 (Thursday)

    Tinos - Kythnos - Cape Sounion

    In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos for our last swimstop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion. We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for a farewell cocktails & dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounio to reach Marina Zea. Overnight Marina Zea.
  • Day 8 (Friday)

    Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

    Disembarkation after breakfast at 9 am.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Port Charges
26 June 2020 -10% $ 2590 $ 2331 $ 3090 $ 2781 $ 3790 $ 3411 $ 350
24 July 2020 -10% $ 2590 $ 2331 $ 3090 $ 2781 $ 3790 $ 3411 $ 350
31 July 2020 -10% $ 2590 $ 2331 $ 3090 $ 2781 $ 3790 $ 3411 $ 350
07 August 2020 -10% $ 2590 $ 2331 $ 3090 $ 2781 $ 3790 $ 3411 $ 350
14 August 2020 -10% $ 2590 $ 2331 $ 3090 $ 2781 $ 3790 $ 3411 $ 350
28 August 2020 -10% $ 2590 $ 2331 $ 3090 $ 2781 $ 3790 $ 3411 $ 350
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Highlights

Patmos: A touch of the Divine


Surrender yourself to the mysticism and tranquility of the island of The Apocalypse. The Cave of the Apocalypse, this sacred, candlelit grotto is believed to be the spot where St John the Divine received his visions from Christ and transcribed the Book of Revelation, the last chapter of the Christian Bible. Exiled on Patmos in 95 AD, he preached to, baptised and prayed with the island’s inhabitants. Eventually, Patmos came to be considered sacred and the cave became the focal point of a significant religious pilgrimage.

Greek Night under Santorini island


Our Greek-night dinner is followed by the famous and much-loved Greek night on board. Greek dance is a very old tradition, being referred to by authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch and Lucian.There are different styles and interpretations from all of the islands and surrounding mainland areas. Each region formed its own choreography and style to fit in with their own ways. For example, island dances have more of a different smooth flow to them. Be tempted and follow the rhythm!

Ephesus, Turkey


The Greco-Roman world truly comes alive at Ephesus. Its Temple of Artemis, on the western edge of present-day Selçuk, was the biggest on earth, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago!

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