Aegean Odyssey – Itinerary
Departing every Friday on : 25 April to 19 September 2014
GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE ITINERARY
Fly UK to Athens - Embarkation at 14:00 – 15:00. After you board, you’ll enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios. Welcome dinner. Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini.
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.
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.
Kusadasi (Turkey) / Samos – Early morning sailing 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 tavernas. Late in the evening we sail to Delos Mykonos. Overnight at sea.
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 Mykonos.
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 BBQ 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.
Tinos / Kea / Cape Sounio - In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos or Kea for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos. for our last swim stop. 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 Zeas/Athens. We reach Marina Zea/Athens right after midnight. Overnight at Marina Zea.
Marina Zea, Athens - Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight or to your hotel if extending your stay.
Swim stops and barbecues are weather permitting / Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing might not be permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds / The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.Google+