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Ionian Island Fantasy Cruise

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Ionian Fantasy Cruise - Our island Hopping Ionian Adventure

12 cabin traditional motor sailer

Our island Hopping Ionian adventure on a comfortable, traditional wooden-hulled motor sailer focuses on the place where modern-day island-hopping all started back in the 1960’s and 70’s – the Ionian Islands. It’s the chain of islands hugging the western Greek mainland, with a huge diversity of history and culture ranging from well known islands like Corfu, Paxos and Lefkas to stunningly picturesque Parga and some small off-the-beaten track places you probably never heard of like Meganissi and Atokos. You can choose to walk barefoot in the sands, cycle up a hill and watch the sunset into Homer’s wine dark Ionian Sea, enjoy octopus and ouzo in a fisherman’s taverna or party the night away in a cosmopolitan music bar. Our Ionian itineraries run weekly from Corfu, embarking every Monday. If you want we can book hotel stays at either end and flights too.

This cruise suits all age groups and also couples as well as single travellers.

Your Holiday Includes:

Return flights from the UK
In-destination transfers
7 Night Cruise on a Half-board Basis
3 Night Hotel in Corfu Mare Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Port Charges
ATOL Protection

Price from: £1,495

Don’t miss…

The old town of Corfu and the Venetian Fortress

The Byzantyne-Venetian Castle with amazing views at Parga

The stunning turquoise water and golden sands of uninhabited Antipaxos

The traditional charm of Meganissi

Atmospheric Gaios harbour on the island of Paxos

Day By Day Itineray

Corfu Town

This is our start and finish point and arguably the most famous of the Ionian islands, with its atmospheric old town in the shadow of the two Venetian Fortresses. The interior and coast of Corfu are stunningly beautiful and well worth exploring pre or post cruise.

Syvota Bay

Our first swim stop in a lovely spot between two islets off the mainland coast, we then navigate the Lefkas Canal with a stop at Lefkas Town

Drone photo of North east Meganisi

Meganissi

Whilst long discovered by yachtsmen, this lovely little island offers stunning walks and an atmospheric waterfront with traditional tavernas and bars

View of the islands around Nydri from Skaros

Nydri & Atokos

We call in at the lively harbour town of Nydri on the island of Lefkas, before heading for the privately owned Atokos island for a night under the stars

Parga boat - heaven on earth - Greece holidays - clear sea

Parga

This coastal resort town is in a wondeful setting, dominated by an imposing fortress well worth the climb for the unforgettable views and sunset. The town has a great choice of tavernas and bars and a lively nightlife.

Anti-Paxos

Antipaxos and Paxos

Uninhabited Paxos offers crystal clear turquoise waters and a great beach, served by a solitary seasonal beach bar. We continue to the main harbour on Paxos island, Gaios which retains it’s traditional charm yet offering plenty of choice for a pleasant evening ashore

Corfu

Corfu

We return to Corfu with time for a swim stop en route before our farewell dinner on board. Disembarkation is after breakfast. We recommend you explore the old town and fortress, though the many delights of the island easily warrant another week ashore.

Flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester or Bristol

All local transfers

3 nights at Corfu Mare Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis

On board M/Y Aegeotissa

Accommodation on board M/Y Aegeotissa for 7 nights in twin/double en suite cabins

Half board meal arrangements (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)

Included in the above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ

Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner

Use of snorkeling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)

Walking tours of Parga castle and Preveza or Zante

English speaking cruise director

Port charges

Flight times are indicative and subject to availability. You will be advised exact flight details at the time of booking.

All local transfers are included in your package.

  • Corfu airport to Corfu Mare Hotel – approximately 15 min
  • Corfu Mare hotel to Corfu port (cruise embarkation) – approximately 5 min
  • Corfu port to Corfu airport – approximately 10 min
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional –  recommended amount EUR 10 – 14 per passenger per day.
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Ports of call: Corfu - Syvota - Parga - Meganissi- Paxos - Parga

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

The Weather

The Ionian is noted for its calm seas making it the ideal place to go island hopping. You can expect warm sunny days with temperatures between 26 and 33c, whilst the warm Ionian waters are ideal for swimming.

Your Vessel: M/Y Aegeotissa

Aegeotissa’ is a 130 foot/ 38 metre traditional and sturdy wooden motorsailer boasting ample deck space, an alfresco dining area, as well as an indoor dining area, lounge and bar. There are both shaded and unshaded deck areas with sun loungers plus a swimming platform & swim ladder. Below are 12 comfortable en suite guest cabins with air conditioning.

  • Standard Cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning, accommodation deck
  • Superior cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning located midships on accommodation deck or on upper deck.

All cabins have a window or porthole

Corfu Mare Hotel - Corfu Town

A stylish, award winning boutique hotel located close to the port in a quiet part of town, away from the bustle but conveneint for exploring.

There is an excellent restaurant, bar and swimming pool with with views of the harbour and Ionian Sea. Corfu is a wonderful island to explore with traditional villages, great beaches, and a scenic and verdant interior. Dont miss the viewing point of Pontikonissi, Kaiser Wilhelm’s Achilleion Palace, the stunningly beautiful west coast beach resort of Paleokastritsa, whilst Corfu Town is itself a delight to explore and discover.

The island of Corfu was probably the first Greek island to establish itself as a famous holiday Island. That is becuase it is a truly beautiful island with a verdant and scenic interior and wonderful beaches, especially on the west coast . The historic capital and villages retain a strong Venetian influence, with historic palaces and museums, whilst also boasting one of the best golf courses of the Eastern Med.

Prices

Ionian Fantasy 7 night Cruise flight inclusive package 2023

Prices (£) per person from:
2023 Departure DatesCategory ACategory B
15/05/2023£1,669£1,495
05/06/2023£1,669£1,495
26/06/2023£1,669£1,495
03/07/2023£1,749£1,575
10/07/2023£1,811£1,637
07/08/2023£1,669£1,495
14/08/2023£1,669£1,495
09/10/2023£1,669£1,495
16/10/2023£1,669£1,495
Single Occupancy supplement£2,277£2,017
3rd Person in a cabin£1,303£1,182

Ionian Fantasy 7 night Cruise

2023 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
Departure DatesCategory ACategory B
15/05/2023£1,217£1,043
05/06/2023£1,217£1,043
26/06/2023£1,217£1,043
03/07/2023£1,217£1,043
10/07/2023£1,217£1,043
07/08/2023£1,217£1,043
14/08/2023£1,217£1,043
09/10/2023£1,217£1,043
16/10/2023£1,217£1,043
Single Occupancy supplement£1,826£1,565
3rd Person in a cabin£852£730
Visitor's tax & port fees (payable locally) per person/per week 50Euro

Book Your Flights With Us To Ensure Full Financial Protection For Your Holiday.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme Your flight inclusive holiday with us is financially secure as we are ATOL licensed and the full package is ATOL protected.
We have been trading since 1995 so you can book with total confidence.

Cabin Information

  • Standard Cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning, accommodation deck
  • Superior cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning located midships on accommodation deck or on upper deck.

All cabins have a window or porthole

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Ionian Island Odyssey Cruise

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Ionian Odyssey - Our island Hopping Ionian Adventure

12 cabin traditional motor sailer

Our island Hopping Ionian adventure on a comfortable, traditional wooden-hulled motor sailer focuses on the place where modern-day island-hopping all started back in the 1960’s and 70’s – the Ionian. It’s the chain of islands hugging the western Greek mainland, with a huge diversity of history and culture ranging from well known islands like Corfu and Kefalonia to spiritual Ithaka, the birthplace of Odysseus, and some small off-the-beaten track places you might never have heard of like Paxos and Parga. You can choose to walk barefoot in the sands, cycle up a hill and watch the sunset into Homer’s wine dark Ionian Sea, enjoy octopus and ouzo in a fisherman’s taverna or party the night away in a cosmopolitan club. Our Ionian itineraries run northbound from Lefkas one week and then southbound from Lefkas the next. If you want we can book hotel stays at either end and flights too.

Don’t miss…

  • The old town of Corfu and the Venetian Fortress
  • The Byzantyne-Venetian Castle with amazing views at Parga
  • Melisani Cave & stunning scenery on Kefalonia
  • Shipwreck Cove on Zakynthos
  • Atmospheric Vathy Harbour on Ithaka

This cruise suits all age groups and also couples as well as single travellers.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Ionian Jewels

Sunset from the cafes in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Embarkation at 15:00. Enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow travellers and get to know your crew. In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board.

streets scenes in preveza

Preveza

In the morning we transit the Lefkas Canal and sail towards Preveza. Enjoy a unique swim stop in a beautiful secluded bay. After lunch we arrive in Preveza, where you can join an excursion to the ancient fortified city of Nicopolis and its museum or free time to explore Preveza. Tonight get ready to eat Greek delicacies and learn how to dance the Syrtaki because it is our Greek Party Night.

a view of a busy parga at night time

Parga

Arrive in the morning in the magnificent village of Parga, where we will drop our anchor so you can enjoy the turquoise waters. Snorkel around, ride a SUP or paddle along on a kayak. Parga is a true undiscovered gem that will leave you breathless. Our complimentary excursion will take you to the Venetian castle. In the late afternoon, we will set sail for our Beach Barbeque on a beach just for you, hosted by our crew.

Beautiful buildings corfu town

Corfu

We arrive in the beautiful island of Corfu after breakfast. We will stay in port all day so you have sufficient time to explore the largest and most famous island of the Ionian. One can see the Venetian, French and British cultural heritage on this magnificent island. You should visit the the old Venetian Fortress and loose yourelf in the narrow streets of the old town. Palaikastritsa is a beauty spot on the west coast. We will be waiting for you for a wonderful dinner on board with the option to head into town to enjoy the bustling night life.

mainland syvota

Sivota Mourtos

Jump in the crystal blue waters of Syvota bay after breakfast. This will certainly be one of the places which you forever cherish. Why not ride one of our SUPs or take a Kayak to explore. Enjoy this wonderful village with its lush green pine trees and wonderful beaches or take a trip to the ancient site known as the Gates of Hades.

Beautiful Bay paxos

Paxi

First we head for Antipaxi where we will drop our anchor and you will be amazed once more of the beauty of this unspoilt island located south of Paxi. Enjoy an amazing swim, lie on the sandy beach and gaze at the infinite beauty. After lunch we will slowly set sail for the island of Paxi. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Gaios port, a true timeless gem, stroll along the promenade and enjoy the unique setting of this charming harbour.

View of the islands around Nydri from Skaros

Nydri

We departl for the town of Nydri on Lefkas island on the way we will sail along Skorpios island, the famous private island of Onassis the Greek Tycoon. We arrive in the port of Nydri where you can stroll along the picturesque promenade and enjoy your lunch in one of the great tavernas of this village. We recommend a walk to the nearby waterfalls. In the late afternoon we set sail for Lefkas town. Tonight is our Captain’s Dinner where we will enjoy one last dinner together and toast that we meet again soon.

colourful street in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Disembarkation after breakfast

Ionian Gems

colourful street in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Embarkation at 15:00. Enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow travellers and get to know your crew. In the evening enjoy your first dinner on board.

Drone photo of North east Meganisi

Meganisi

Jump in the crystal blue waters of Meganisi after breakfast. This will certainly be one of the places which you forever cherish. Enjoy this wonderful unexplored island with its lush green pine trees and wonderful coves, have lunch in a lovely fish taverna. Tonight get ready to eat Greek delicacies and learn how to dance the Syrtaki because it is our Greek Party Night.

restaurant tables

Ithaka

We set sail in the morning, stopping on the way in a pristine bay with waters as clear as in a swimming pool. After lunch we will arrive in Ithaka, the island which Odysseus called home and travelled all across the oceans in order to get back. You will instantly understand why Homer wrote so much about Ithaka. Enjoy the beautiful village of Vathy and have dinner in one of its traditional tavernas.

clear water in zante

Zante

Your home at sea will sail along the famous blue caves of Zante island, a site that will leave you breathless, enjoy a swim or simply snorkel along this beautiful bay. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Zante town, one of the Ionian Isles most famous towns. Stroll around town or rent a scooter and explore this beautiful island. In the evening you can explore the town and have dinner in one of the many great tavernas along the promenade.

Sami on the island of Kefalonia

Kefalonia-Sami

Enjoy an amazing swimstop with its turquoise waters and enjoy our barbeque lunch on board. In the late afternoon we will arrive in the island where the famous movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ was filmed. The delightful waterfront and yacht harbour give the village a unique charm and reflect the rich heritage of the island. A visit to the nearby Melisani cave with its underwater lake and stalactites is a must. Sami is surrounded by a dream landscape of verdant imposing hills and stunning coves. Enjoy a wonderful dinner in town.

happy sign

Kefalonia-Fiscardo

We set sail after breakfast on the way towards Fiskardo, on the way we will stop in one of the stunning bays of Kefalonia so you can enjoy yet another amazing swimstop. An ideal place for snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. We arrive in Fiskardo in the late afternoon. This picturesque fishing village is recognized as a traditional preservable settlement as it is one of the few villages that remained untouched from the major earthquake of 1953. Today it is known for its cosmopolitan and warm atmosphere. Enjoy dinner in one of the great restaurants this village has to offer.

seafarer flotilla in syvota, lefkada

Lefkas-Syvota

As we leave Fiscardo behind we sail towards the natural harbour of Syvota on Lefkas, we arrive after a swimstop. It is fairly quiet during the day, the village is a much preferred destination for yacht owners. The pictureque harbour is lined with fish taverns and restaurants where you can have a nice lunch. We set sail for Lefkas town in the late afternoon. Tonight is our Captain’s Dinner where we will enjoy one last dinner together and toast that we meet again soon.

Sunset from the cafes in Lefkada town

Lefkas

Disembarkation after breakfast

Combine Both Itineraries For A True 2 Week Ionian Odyssey

Ports of call: Lefkas - Corfu - Syvota - Parga - Kefalonia - Zante - Preveza - Parga

The Weather

The Ionian is noted for its calm seas making it the ideal place to go island hopping. You can expect warm sunny days with temperatures between 26 and 33c, whilst the warm Ionian waters are ideal for swimming.

Your Vessel: M/Y Aegeotissa

Aegeotissa’ is a 130 foot/ 38 metre traditional and sturdy wooden motorsailer boasting ample deck space, an alfresco dining area, as well as an indoor dining area, lounge and bar. There are both shaded and unshaded deck areas with sun loungers plus a swimming platform & swim ladder. Below are 12 comfortable en suite guest cabins with air conditioning.

Optional Cruise & Stay

The island of Lefkas was a relative latecomer to the Greek Island holiday scene. Yoday it is widely recognised as a leading yachting and sailing destination thanks to a unique position with so much to explore within easy reach and idyllic sailing conditions. It is also a beautiful island in its own right with stunning scenery and wonderful beaches, whilst being connected to the mainland by a swing bridge means it is also an ideal touring base.

Ionian Star Hotel - Lefkas

Ionion-Star-Hotel is located in the most beautiful part of Lefkada town. Overlooking the picturesque port and the celebrated Poet’s Park.

Nikiana Beach Club Hotel

Our sail & stay suggestions include our very own sailing centre offering beachfront accommodation and unlimited dinghy sailing and windsurfing for a week, or an excellent hotel with pool as an ideal touring base.

Nikiana Beach Club scored the highest ratings amongst our clients last summer and our formula of smaller, friendly and welcoming ‘taverna style’ clubs like this has certainly won us many regular guests.

Prices

Ionian Jewels & Ionian Gems 7 night Cruise

2022 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
2022 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£945£1,090
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£945£1,090
09/10/2022Ionian Gems£945£1,090

What's Included

  • 7/14 nights on board in twin/double en suite cabins
  • Half board meal arrangements (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)
  • Included in the above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ
  • Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner
  • Use of snorkeling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)
  • Walking tours of Parga castle and Preveza or Zante
  • English speaking cruise director
  • Port charges & taxes
  • Flights & Transfers where booked

Not Included

  • Drinks on board (other than those mentioned above)
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Crew Gratuities

Ionian Jewels & Ionian Gems 14 night Cruise

2022 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
2022 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£1,725£1,825
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£1,725£1,825
09/10/2022Ionian Gems--

What's Included

  • 7/14 nights on board in twin/double en suite cabins
  • Half board meal arrangmenets (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)
  • Included in above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ
  • Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner
  • Use of snorkelling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)
  • Walking tours of Parga castle and Preveza or Zante
  • English Speaking cruise director
  • Port charges & taxes
  • Flights & Transfers where booked

Not Included

  • Drinks on board (other than thjose mentioned above
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Crew Gratutites

Ionian Jewels & Ionian Gems 7 night Cruise flight inclusive package

Prices (£) per person from:
2023 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£1,381£1,526
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£1,323£1,468
09/10/2022Ionian Gems£1,323£1,468

What's Included

  • Return Flights from London Gatwick to Preveza
  • Round Trip Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation prior or post the cruise in Ionian Star Hotel 4*
  • 7/14 nights on board in twin/double en suite cabins
  • Half board meal arrangmenets (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)
  • Included in above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ
  • Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner
  • Use of snorkelling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)
  • Walking tours of Parga castle and Preveza or Zante
  • English Speaking cruise director
  • Port charges & taxes

Not Included

  • Drinks on board (other than thjose mentioned above
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Crew Gratutites

Ionian Jewels & Ionian Gems 14 night Cruise flight inclusive package

Prices (£) per person from:
2022 Departure Dates Standard cabinSuperior Cabin
25/09/2022Ionian Gems£2,161£2,261
02/10/2022Ionian Jewels£2,103£2,203
09/10/2022Ionian GemsN/AN/A

What's Included

  • Return Flights from London Gatwick to Preveza
  • Round Trip Transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation prior or post the cruise in Ionian Star Hotel 4*
  • 7/14 nights on board in twin/double en suite cabins
  • Half board meal arrangmenets (breakfast and either lunch or dinner (according to programme)
  • Included in above are the Captain’s Dinner, Greek Night and Beach BBQ
  • Ouzo aperitif & house wine during Greek Night & captain’s Dinner
  • Use of snorkelling equipment SUP & kayak (subject to availability)
  • Walking tours of Parga castle and Preveza or Zante
  • English Speaking cruise director
  • Port charges & taxes

Not Included

  • Drinks on board (other than thjose mentioned above
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Crew Gratutites

Cabin Information

  • Standard Cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning, accommodation deck
  • Superior cabin – Twin or double with en suite shower/WC and air-conditioning located midships on accommodation deck or on upper deck.

All cabins have a window or porthole

Book Your Flights With Us To Ensure Full Financial Protection For Your Holiday

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on tATOL 9511his website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme We recommend you book a flight inclusive package with us, ensuring your holiday package is financially secure as we are ATOL licensed and the full package ATOL protected. This can include the cruise, flights, transfers and any hotel stay as part of the package.
We have been trading since 1995 so with over 25 years under our belts, you can book with total confidence.

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Hidden Greece Cruise

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FEEFO Gold Trusted Service Award

Unexplored Greek Islands

10-Day package holidays

A cruise voyage exploring the most authentic Cycladic and Dodecanese islands of Greece. Discover unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches. None of these islands have an airport, that keeps them off the beaten track, so they retain their authentic charm and character and traditional way of life away from the crowds and 21st-century commercialism.

Your Holiday Includes:

Return flights from the UK
In-destination transfers
7 Night Cruise on a Half-board Basis
2 Night Hotel in Athens on a Bed & Breakfast basis
Port Charges
ATOL Protection

Don’t miss…

Wonders of ancient Athens

The world famous Grotto and Monastery of St John The Divine on Patmos

The wild landscapes and stunning scenery of Ikaria – the island of centenarians

The almost uninhabited, one family island of Levitha

The Sponge Divers Museum plus the wonderful walking trails of Kalymnos

The scenic medieval ‘Chora’ of Amorgos and the amazing 11th-century cliff face Monastery

The Castle Village ‘Chora’ of Serifos with uninterrupted Aegean Views

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Wednesday – Athens

Fly to Athens. You will be met in Athens airport and transferred to the Emporikon hotel for a 2 night stay.

Location is everything when it comes to exploring a foreign city and we have chosen the Emporikon Hotel as much for its central position as its creature comforts. In brief we’re talking four star comfort in a brilliant location. In detail it’s situated half way between the Acropolis and Omonia Square.

Thursday – Athens

Explore Athens at leisure or an Athens tour can be organized for you. Please ask for details.

As such you’ll find yourself within 500m stroll of all the famous places to go and see in Athens such as the Roman Agora, Syntagma and Hadrian’s Arch – and, of course, the Acropolis itself. It’s the perfect place to grab an early breakfast and you can get the hot-spots before the tourists and be first in the queue. As it is also well located for the little back streets where you can find the hidden bars and eateries the locals use, you can also be first for lunch. In the afternoon shop in the flea market as Monastraki and end the evening with dinner in one of many traditional taverna restaurants in the Plaka district. You’re guaranteed a big day and a short walk home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Friday – Athens

Set sail for nearby Cape Sounion. Sunset cocktails and welcome dinner al fresco under the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon. Overnight at sea to the island of Ikaria.

Embarkation Time: 14:00

Meals included : Breakfast & Dinner

Saturday – Ikaria

This morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at the Seychelles beach on Ikaria island, best accessible by yacht, with translucent blue waters and bright white pebbles covering the sea bottom. After a BBQ lunch on board we dock in Ikaria’s quaint port. Ikaria is an island phenomenon unlike anywhere in the world. Islanders are much longer lived than on other islands averaging 10 years longer than people in the rest of Europe or the Americas. Join our tour discovering authentic villages that march to a different drum by taking a hike in wild landscapes followed by a dip in one of the eight natural thermal springs. Alternatively join a cooking class in a family’s country home, kitchen and garden for a personalized cooking experience learning about life and the secret to the inhabitants’ famed longevity. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, or at one of the traditional village fairs.

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner

ikaria

Sunday – Patmos – Lipsi

Early morning arrival in Patmos where you can discover the mysticism and tranquillity of the Island of the Apocalypse. Morning visit to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John plus the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora, filled with grandeur and serenity. Patmos has been frequented by intellectuals, artists, Royalty and discerning visitors from all over the world. Small and secluded, yet spectacular in its own right, known as the “Jerusalem of the Aegean” with a touch of the divine. Afternoon sailing to the authentic Dodecanese island of Lipsi.

We take lunch al fresco and make a swim stop at one of the glittering necklace of 24 islets await – protected by the ‘Natura 2000 Network’ they make an ideal refugee for the shy Mediterranean Monk seal. While in Lipsi make sure to taste the famous Aposperitis red Lipsi wine (it’s our on board treat). Evening at leisure to enjoy the setting of the local harbour at sunset, and a seaside dinner with home-cooked traditional recipes made of local produce. Overnight in Lipsi.

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner

Patmos

Monday – Kalymnos

Early morning sailing to Kalymnos with a swim stop on the way. Kalymnos is a hidden gem of an island for those who crave simplicity. Home of the famous sponge divers at sea, it’s also ideal for modern-day adventurers, with 1,300 market hiking routes to be explored. Today’s visit meets the locals who harvest and produce about 30,000 sponges every year, and you can see the numerous species of sponge and the various stages they go through before reaching the market. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy a hike or marvel at the Esperidon fjord, perhaps the most beautiful fjord in Greece. Overnight in Kalymnos port with quaint waterfront tavernas and bars.

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner

KALYMNOS

Tuesday – Levitha – Amorgos

Today we set sail for the white and blue Cyclades. We stop at Levitha island, home to just a family of four who raise animals. Luckily for us, in the summer the family also runs a small but spotless restaurant for visiting yachts, grilling fresh fish and meat to perfection. Work up an appetite hiking one of the island’s goat paths or visiting the abandoned World War II Italian outpost on top of the isalnd. Midday sailing to Amorgos, the island of Luc Besson’s “Big Blue”. Mellowed with traditions, firewater and laid-back villages, Amorgos will make you forget the 20th century, never mind the 21st! Enjoy an afternoon with locals learning how to make the island’s famous “Psimeni Raki”, a local homemade liquor with the flavour of honey and cloves made here since ancient times. Evening at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking medieval capital, 400m above sea level. Overnight in Amorgos’ quaint port of Katapola.

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner

AMORGOS

Wednesday – Amorgos – Koufonisia – Iraklia

Our early morning discovery will take us to the impressive monastery of Chozoviotissa built in 1088 inside the rocky cliffs of the mountain. Here the monks’ cells which are open to visitors and contain important heirlooms and artefacts. Try a glass of Psimeni Raki and a local sweet whilst enjoying magnificent views of the Aegean. Then we make a short sail for a swim in Koufonisia, or take out the ship’s Kayaks and Paddleboards to explore sea caves only accessible by sea. Afternoon scenic cruise around the nearby island of Schinoussa before we reach Iraklia, a tiny hidden island gem in the midst of the Aegean. Part of the ‘Natura 2000 Network’ of natural habitats, it enchants with the superb views offered by its mountainous footpaths, the variety of its coastline and its own unique sights. There is no supermarket on the island so deliveries come by ferry from the nearby island of Naxos – it’s true laid-back Greek island life. Overnight in port.

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner

AMORGOS-KOUFONISIA-IRAKLIA

Thursday – Serifos

In the morning we reach Serifos, a quintessentially Cycladic island of brilliant light, clear water, and steadfast traditions. Enjoy a swim at one of the island’s remote beaches accessible best by sea. BBQ lunch on board, followed by an afternoon stroll to explore the island’s picture-perfect “Hora” castle-village. Join our tour to a local winery offering unobstructed views of the Aegean or get creative in the island’s ceramic studio where you can master the basics of pottery and bring them as gifts back home. Farewell dinner reminiscing all the hidden gems of Greece. Midnight sailing back to Athens.

Meals included : Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner

serifos

Friday – Athens

Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to Athens airport.
If your flight departs late we can organize an Athens sightseeing tour for you. Please ask for details.

Meals included: Breakfast

Flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester or Bristol

All local transfers

2 nights at Emporikon hotel on a bed and breakfast basis

On board M/Y Callisto

Accommodation on board M/Y Callisto for 7 nights in your chosen grade of cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.

Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.

Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.

Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak and stand up paddle boards (subject to availability).

Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Port charges

Below flight times are indicative and subject to availability. You will be advised exact flight details at the time of booking.

London Heathrow

  • Wednesday Depart Heathrow:07:30 Arrive Athens: 13:00
  • Friday Depart Athens:13:50 Arrive Heathrow: 15:45

London Gatwick

  • Wednesday Depart Gatwick:05:45 Arrive Athens:11:20
  • Friday Depart Athens: 12:10 Arrive Gatwick: 14:00

London Luton

  • Wednesday Depart Luton: 06:50 Arrive Athens:12:30
  • Friday Depart Athens: 13:10 Arrive Gatwick: 15:10

Bristol

  • Wednesday Depart Bristol: 17:30 Arrive Athens:23:15
  • Friday Depart Athens:11:00 Arrive Bristol: 13:00

Manchester

  • Wednesday Depart Manchester: 10:40 Arrive Athens: 16:30
  • Friday Depart Athens:22:00 Arrive Manchester: 00:05 (+1)

All local transfers are included in your package.

  • Athens airport to Emporikon hotel – approximately 40 min
  • Emporikon hotel – Marina Zea (cruise embarkation) – approximately 30 min
  • Marina Zea – Athens airport – approximately 45 min
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional – recommended amount EUR 10 – 14 per passenger per day.
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Ports of call: Cape Sounion - Ikaria - Patmos - Lipsi - Kalymnos - Amorgos - Koufonisia - Iraklia - Serifos

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 20’s in early and late season up to the mid and high 30’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Your vessel: The M/Y Callisto

The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet and is true to her name: Elegant, classic. She was fully refit / rebuilt in 2000 and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16.

Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop. Imagine 170 feet of comfort, classic beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards.

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outodoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: Main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category C & B
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Callisto Cabin Category B and C

Category C:

Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)
(11-11.5 sq.m. / 119-124 sq.ft.)

The category C cabins are located on the Lower deck featuring port holes.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

Callisto Cabin Category B and C

Category B:

Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)
(12 sq.m. / 130 sq.ft.)

The category B cabins are located on the Lower deck featuring port holes.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
Callisto Cabin Category A

Category A:

Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)
(11-12.5 sq.m. / 119-135 sq.ft.)

The category A cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category A cabins at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category A cabins are equipped with Twin beds. They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV,  telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes

Callisto Cabins Category P

Category P:

Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)
(13-13.5 sq.m. / 140.5-146 sq.ft.)

The category P cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category P cabins located at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category P cabins at the Main Deck are equipped with Twin beds.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV,  telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

The M/Y Callisto features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing, with loungers, chairs and umbrellas. Located on the Sun Deck, the area is the ideal place to bask under the sun and completely unwind while gazing at the passing scenery.

Swimming Platform

Swimming Platform

The swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship in sheltered bays, weather permitting.

Indoor Dining Area

Indoor Dining Area

The lounge/bar and indoor dining room on the Upper deck are connected with each other by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. The classy dining room accommodates all guests at one single seating.

Indoor Bar & Lounge Area

Indoor Bar & Lounge Area

The indoor lounge area with bar is located on the Upper deck and displays exquisite art adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor sitting area.

Library

Library

Located on the Sundeck, the Library with its wraparound windows is the ideal area to relax with a book while engaging with the passing scenery.

Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor Dining Area

The Outdoor Dining Area where meals are served “al fresco” -weather permitting-, is located on the Upper Deck being the ideal place to admire the passing scenery or enjoy your meal overlooking the stars.

deckplans
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Sun Deck
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Upper Deck
CALLISTO_MAIN-DECK
Main Deck
CALLISTO_LOWER-DECK
Lower Deck

Your Hotel: Emporikon Athens Hotel

Stay in the heart of Athens

Located in the centre of Athens City, the neoclassical Emporikon Athens Hotel, in Agia Irini Square, is a 19th century building. It features air-conditioned accommodation with Acropolis or Lycabettus Hill views. Monastiraki Metro Station is 350 yards away.

Fitted with a flat-screen TV, all rooms and suites of Emporikon Athens come with a minibar. Each has a private bathroom with free toiletries. Some units open to a balcony or offer an open-plan or separate seating area.

The property facilities include a 24-hour front desk and a ticket service. Bicycle and car rental services are provided.

Several café bars and restaurants can be reached within a short walk. Syntagma Square is 650 yards away and the popular sites of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are at a distance of approximately 0.6 miles. The scenic Plaka district is a 5-minute walk away.

Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms

Basic Room, City View(Included in your Holiday)

The following room types are available with a supplement

  • Superior Triple Room, City View
  • Exclusive Suite
  • Executive Suite (Double, Acropolis View )
  • Superior Double Room, Balcony (Acropolis View)
  • Junior Suite, Balcony (Acropolis View)
  • Family Suite

Location is everything when it comes to exploring a foreign city and we have chosen the Emporikon Hotel as much for its central position as its creature comforts. In brief we’re talking four star comfort in a brilliant location. In detail it’s situated half way between the Acropolis and Omonia Square.

Explore Athens at leisure or an Athens tour can be organized for you. Please ask for details.

As such you’ll find yourself within 500m stroll of all the famous places to go and see in Athens such as the Roman Agora, Syntagma and Hadrian’s Arch – and, of course, the Acropolis itself. It’s the perfect place to grab an early breakfast and you can get the hot-spots before the tourists and be first in the queue. As it is also well located for the little back streets where you can find the hidden bars and eateries the locals use, you can also be first for lunch. In the afternoon shop in the flea market as Monastraki and end the evening with dinner in one of many traditional taverna restaurants in the Plaka district. You’re guaranteed a big day and a short walk home.

Prices

Hidden Greece Cruise 2023 flight inclusive package

Prices (£) per person from:
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
21/06/2023£3,253£3,775£4,209£4,557
05/07/2023£3,253£3,775£4,209£4,557
12/07/2023£3,253£3,775£4,209£4,557
26/07/2023£3,253£3,775£4,209£4,557
09/08/2023£3,253£3,775£4,209£4,557
23/08/2022£3,253£3,775£4,209£4,557

Hidden Greece 2023 - Single & Triple occupancy

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Single use£4,427£5,209£6,688£7,296
3rd person£2,548£2,914--

Hidden Greece Cruise 2023

Prices (£) per person
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
23/06/2023£2,348£2,870£3,304£3,652
07/07/2023£2,348£2,870£3,304£3,652
14/07/2023£2,348£2,870£3,304£3,652
28/07/2023£2,348£2,870£3,304£3,652
11/08/2023£2,348£2,870£3,304£3,652
25/08/2023£2,348£2,870£3,304£3,652

Hidden Greece - 2023 - Single & Triple occupancy & port charges

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£270£270£270£270
Single use£3,522£4,304£5,783£6,391
3rd person£1,643£2,009--

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Croatia and Greece – Dubrovnik to Athens Cruise

Categories:

Athens to Dubrovnik 9 night package holidays, or 7 night cruises

Cruise highlights

  • Transit the Corinth Canal
  • The Island of Kefalonia – famous for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • Ithaca, the home island of Odysseus
  • The charming island of Paxos
  • Corfu – the greenest island in Greece
  • The medieval towns of Budva and Kotor
  • The remarkable walled city of Dubrovnik

Stay over in Athens...

  • 2 nights B&B 5 star at Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, Athens
  • Famous relics such as the Parthenon
  • A wonderful choice of restaurants and nightlife

Stay over in Dubrovnik...

  • 2 nights B&B 4 star at Grand Hotel Park, 100m from beach
  • 10 minutes in a cab from the fabulous old town
  • Easy access to restaurants, bars and local islands

Package Holidays – NB: cruise itinerary reverses between Athens and Dubrovnik with a 2 day land stay pre departure.

It’s your choice – a full package holiday with a 2-night stay in either Athens or Dubrovnik in a 4 star hotel plus a 7 night island hoping and coastal cruise and all transfers. Alternatively you can simply take the 7-night cruise. This cruise runs Athens to Dubrovnik and then reverses on alternate weeks.

This is a remarkable point-to-point cruise from Athens to Dubrovnik, including a transit of the four mile long Corinth Canal, cut in the 1880’s all the way down to sea level so it has no locks. Like every journey in these waters this is a cruise back through history. It’s full of wonderful medieval culture to enjoy, but don’t miss the ruins of the ancient city of Butrint, dating back to 1,000 BCE, in Albania.

For even more culture we recommend you extend your stay for a couple of nights in a city hotel in Athens or Dubrovnik.

Ports of call: Athens - Corinth Canal - Kefalonia - Ithaca - Paxos - Corfu - Saranda for Butrint - Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik

The Weather

Reliable sunshine between early May and late October. Temperatures from low 20’s early and late season up to low 30’s mid-summer. Winds moderate (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Athens Restaurants Plaka

Athens

Fly to Athens, transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure

or Dubrovnik

Fly to Dubrovnik, transfer to hotel and afternoon at leisure on the beach. This evening grab a cab and go to the old town of Dubrovnik for cocktails and dinner.

Athens   

if you had a quiet night get up early and see the Parthenon and the Acropolis before the crowds. Don’t miss Omonia Square and check out the Swiss Guard at Syntagma.

or Dubrovnik

Take a boat out to one of the small islands for the day or walk around the city walls – a must if you are a Game of Thrones fan. This evening rejoin the hubbub in the old town centre.

Callisto Crossing The Corinth Canal

Marina Zea & Corinth Canal Transit

After boarding at 15:00 enjoy a welcome drink before a late afternoon crossing of the legendarry Corinth Canal. Welcome dinner and overnight en route to Kefalonia.

Ithaca Vathy

Kefalonia to Ithaca

A stunning island Kefalonia is now linked to the story of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Later we sail to Ithaca, legendary home of Homer’s Odysseus. We moor in the capital Vathy, famous for its Ionian architecture.

Corfu

Antipaxos & Paxos

A chilled day with swimming at Antipaxos, BBQ lunch on board, then on to off-the-beaten-track laid back Paxos for an afternoon and evening at leisure in the bars around the main square and the harbour.

Town of Corfu, Greece

Corfu 

Corfu, the Grand lady of the Ionian, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll around the town, great shopping here, or take an optional tour to see the island with its Byzantine churches and Corfiot villages. Overnight in port.

Saranda

Not many people get to visit Albania – shame as the people are charming. Even more charming is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint where the ruins demonstrate centuries of Occupation by different civilisations. Don’t miss it. Tonight we sail for Budva.

Butrint National Park

Budva – Kotor

Budva is a wonderfully preserved Venetian medieval town. The walled city of Kotor, at the end of the longest fjord in the Mediterranean, is every bit its equal. Great cruising and overnight in Kotor to explore the tiny streets and hidden squares.

Kotor_Montenegro

Kotor  – Dubrovnik 

Optional sightseeing in Kotor before we depart for Dubrovnik, arriving in the evening. Overnight in port so don’t miss the chance to visit the old town to grab a drink and watch the people thronging by – especially the Game of Thrones fans in costume!

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik 

Breakfast then disembarkation between 9:00 and 10:00

Dubrovnik in Croatia view of rooftops in town

NB: for cruises starting in Dubrovnik simply read the itinerary in reverse, noting the 2 day pre-cruise stay in Dubrovnik.

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

In June, due to closure of the Corinth Canal, the cruise visits Elafonisos south of the Peloponese and Zakynthos.

Your Vessel - M/S Panorama

Discover a 3 masted Motorsailer which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 24 cabins. The “Panorama” was launched in 1993 and has been rebuilt in 2001, followed by a latest renovation in 2014, when the Upper Deck cabins and Lounge, as well as the Main Deck cabin en suite bathrooms and Lounge have been refitted.

This state of the art Motorsailer has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.

Panorama

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Cabin Category C MS Panorama

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.

Cabin Category B MS Panorama

Category B:

Lower Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Category A:

Upper Deck or Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Panorama Lounge Area

Lounge Area

The lounge is situated on the main deck and has a library where you can enjoy a book and look through the floor to roof windows.
Sun Deck Panorama

Sundeck

During the day life on board centers around the outdoor areas, the sun deck and the shaded exterior deck on the aft of the Panorama.
Panorama Upper Deck Outdoor Bar and Lounge

Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge area

The classy spacious indoor and outdoor bar lounge area is located on the Upper Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and is ideal to relax in the evening.
Panorama Restaurant

Dining Room

The classy spacious dining room is located in the Main Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and accommodates all guests in one seating.

Optional : Cruise & Stay

We sail in and out of the drop-dead-gorgeous medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, but if you want to explore its multi-layered history, and walk around the walls, (or if you’re a Game of Thrones fan) you’ll really need a night or two either pre- or post your cruise. Our partner 4 star Grand Hotel Park is perfectly placed for access to the old town or the Dubrovnik Riviera.

Take time to see stunning Dubrovnik and its lively seaside by extending your stay, for two nights before or after your cruise, at the 4 star Grand Hotel Park on bed & breakfast basis, with transfers.

Book your flights with us to ensure full financial protection for your holiday.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme Should you choose this option, a flight inclusive holiday with us is financially secure as we are ATOL licensed and the full package is ATOL protected.
We have been trading since 1995 so with over 27 years of experience, you can book with total confidence.
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies
  • Full-board meals including an American buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captains dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water, plus fresh fruit are available with our compliments all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Director
  • Flights & transfers when cruise is booked as a flight inclusive package
  • Beverages except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water
  • Shore excursions or other land arrangements at ports of call
  • Passengers’ personal expenses.
  • Wi-Fi which is available at a charge
  • Gratuities which are optional and should be made centrally at the hotel reception desk to be distributed throughout the crew – we recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day
  • Flights & transfers if cruise is booked for independent travel

Friday morning flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik, with afternoon return. Flight time 2 hrs 30 minutes. Regional flights are available to Dubrovnik from Stansted, Manchester, Bristol & Glasgow on request.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Road transfer to Dubrovnik port in approximately 30 minutes.

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Best of Greece and Turkey Cruise

Categories:

9 Night package holidays, or 7 night cruises, to see the Best of Greece and Turkey

Cruise highlights

  • The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
  • The ruins of Akritori and stunning sunsets
  • The UNESCO World heritage Old Town of Rhodes
  • Halicarnassus and the original “Mausoleum”
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites the Grotto and Monastery of St. John
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delos – the birthplace of Apollo
  • The party island of Mykonos

Athens...

  • 2 nights B&B 5 star hotel stay – Athens city centre
  • Famous relics such as the Parthenon
  • A wonderful choice of restaurants and nightlife

Land stay: 5* Hotel, Royal Olympic

Welcome to classic Aegean island-hopping cruising with the added attraction of a mainland call in Turkey to visit the original Mausoleum. This cruise shows all aspects of Aegean culture from ancient history and culture, through volcanic ruins to tavernas and nightlife, not to mention deep blue seas and beautiful islands. You’ll be amazed how much you get to see in 7 nights.

For even more culture, we recommend you extend your stay for a couple of nights in Athens city centre.

Ports of call: Athens – Ios - Santorini - Rhodes - Simi - Bodrum - Kos - Samos - Lipsi - Patmos - Delos - Mykonos - Syros - Athens

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in early and late season up to the high 80’s or even low 90’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Athens Antiquity to Byzantium

Marina Zea, Athens – Cape Sounion

After boarding at 15:00 we cruise to Cape Sounion and have dinner under the awesome vista of the Temple of Poseidon. Overnight at sea.

Santorini and a tasting at Argyros winery who make some of the island’s finest whites

Ios – Santorini

We stop for a swim off Ios before cruising to the volcanic island of Santorini. Take the cable car to Fira, visit the ruins at Akrotiri and photograph the sunset at Oia.

Harmony G

Santorini – Rhodes – Simi

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rhodes Old Town is a ‘must see’. Then on to beautiful Simi for dinner and an evening at leisure.

Simi – Bodrum (Turkey) – Kos

Morning visit to Bodrum and the original ‘Mausoleum’ – the Temple of Mausolus. Afternoon sailing to Kos – island of many cultures and wonderful beaches.

Patmos

Kos – Lipsi – Patmos

Morning cruise and then a beach BBQ lunch as Lipsi island, before heading to Patmosto see the Unesco sites of the Monastery of St. John and ‘The Grotto’. Evening at leisure to discover the capital of Scala.

Mykonos Beach at sunset with the white washed building in background

Delos – Mykonos

Breakfast at anchor in Delos – yet another UNESCO site, a true open-air museum and the legendary birthplace of Apollo. Afternoon cruise to Mykonos – good culture here, and amazing nightlife.

Syros

Afternoon arrival in Syros, capital of the Cyclades. We’re ending the cruise in real ‘Greek’ Greece. Explore Ermoupoli then join the captain for his farewell dinner.

Syros Jewels of Cyclades

Marina Zea, Athens

Breakfast then disembarkation between 9:00 – 10:00

Harmony G Sun Deck

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

Our standard flight-inclusive package includes 2 nights pre or post cruise at the hotel Royal Olympic as well as return flights and transfers. Tailor-made arrangements are our speciality, so give us a call with your requirements.

The deluxe state of the art Mega Yacht

The deluxe 68m/223ft state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Built in 2012 under the latest International “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) regulations and classified by RINA, the Variety Voyager guarantees guests safety with incomparable comfort and elegance. The Variety Voyager seduces her passengers with her sleek lines and ample deck space, very much what one expects from a millionaire’s super yacht.

Inside, cabins and public areas are finished with warm fabrics, rich marbles, axminster carpeting and soft tones wood panelling.Everywhere, unobstructed views of the ocean and of the ports visited. And above all, the professional service of a crew of 32-33, always with a smile and a true desire to satisfy

The new build 68m/223ft state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Built in 2012 under the latest International “Safety of Life At Sea” (SOLAS 2010) regulations and classified by RINA, the Variety Voyager guarantees guests safety with incomparable comfort and elegance. The Variety Voyager seduces her passengers with her sleek lines and ample deck space, very much what one expects from a millionaire’s super yacht.

 Inside, cabins and public areas are finished with warm fabrics, rich marbles, axminster carpeting and soft tones wood panelling.Everywhere, unobstructed views of the ocean and of the ports visited. And above all, the professional service of a crew of 32-33, always with a smile and a true desire to satisfy

Variety Voyager

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor &
  • Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
  • Special food requests
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Fitness equipment
  • Mini Spa Suite
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • SUP
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: upper & main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B & P
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • CD & DVD player
  • Bathrobes
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Lower Deck (Twin Beds or Double Bed)

Category C:

Lower Deck

Twin Beds or Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the lower deck offering oversized twin port holes, bathrooms with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have WIFI at a charge.

Category B Lower/Main Deck (Twin Beds or Double Bed)

Category B:

Lower/Main Deck

Twin Beds or Double Bed

The category B cabins are located on the lower and main deck offering oversized twin port holes (lower deck) or small double windows (main deck), bathroom with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. 7 of the 10 cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have WIFI at a charge.

Category A Main Deck (Twin Beds or Double Bed)

Category A:

Main Deck

Twin Beds or Double Bed

The category A cabins are located on the main deck offering double windows, bathroom with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. 9 of the 11 cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have WIFI at a charge.

Variety Voyager Cabin P

Category P

Upper Deck

Twin Beds or Double Bed

The category P cabins are located on the upper Horizons Deck offering double windows, all finished with marble throughout the bathrooms and more luxurious fabrics and special amenities. All cabins offer flexible bedding configuration while 4 of the 7 include an extra sofa bed. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have WIFI at a charge.

Voyager Oweners Suite

Owner’s Suite

Upper deck

Double bedded cabin

The Owner’s Suite is located on the upper Horizons Deck offering 2 x double windows, and is the largest cabin of the vessel. The Owner’s Suite offers flexible bedding configuration as well as an extra sofa bed. The cabin is finished with marble throughout the bathroom and luxurious fabrics & finishings and special amenities. The Suite is equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and has WIFI internet at a charge.

Dining Area

Located on the Infinity deck, the glass enclosed dining room seats 75 passengers and allows for spectacular views around you, while dining in an elegant environment. It extends to the adjacent open deck dining room, also seating 50 passengers and allowing for breakfast, lunch or dinner to be taken “al fresco”. Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section.
Variet Voyager Lounge Area

Lounge Area

Located on the Riviera deck, right off the reception area, the Lounge is gracefully designed and finished with wood panels. There is ample seating space for moments of pleasure or relaxation and modern AV equipment for presentations. The mini library just off the Riviera Lounge, offers a variety of books and magazines.
Variety Voyager Reception and bar

Reception and Bar

Reception area & Bar with audiovisual equipment. The ship also provides a library just off the Riviera Lounge, while you can enjoy a fresh made juice or a refreshing cocktail at the partly shaded sun deck lounge bar.
Variety Voyager Spa

Mini Spa Suite

Located on the Oceans deck, the Mini Spa suite has a massage room and sauna. Our Balinese Spa Supervisor also provides hair, face and nails treatments.

Cruise and Stay - Royal Olympic Hotel

Newly refurbished as a 5 Star ‘Art Hotel’, and reopened in August 2020, the Royal Olympic is one of the most exciting places to stay in Athens. It’s the ideal place for people who like their holiday accommodation to be a little extravagant. The public areas are sumptuously appointed, and the rooms are elegant. Come here and you cannot help but feel pampered and cosseted. If you need more reason to reserve your room the roof terrace, overlooking the Parthenon 300m away, is a total delight. Even Pericles who rebuilt the Acropolis in the Golden Age of Greece wouldn’t have had views like this as he ate his breakfast or dinner. Include a lovely swimming pool in which to cool off after a day sightseeing and it’s altogether wonderful. The central location makes it the perfect base to explore the antiquities by day and the cafes and restaurant areas by night. Although if you don’t take at least one dinner on the roof-terrace to see the illuminated city you really will be missing out. 

Prices

december, 2022

Best of Greece and Turkey Cruise

2022 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS
Departure datesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory POwner's Suite
26/08/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
02/09/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
09/09/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
16/09/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
23/09/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
30/09/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
07/10/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
14/10/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
21/10/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913
28/10/2022£2,478£2,957£3,478£3,870£4,913

Best of Greece and Turkey Cruise - port charges, & supplements 2022

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory POwner's Suite
Single use£3,965£4,730£5,565£6,191£7,861
3rd personN/A£2,070N/A£2,709N/A
Port charges£287£287£287£287£287

Best of Greece and Turkey 2022 Flight inclusive package prices

Friday cruise departures "Package price - including cruise, 2nights in Royal Olympic Hotel
(Acropolis or Pool View), Transfers, Flights from LGW, Port Charges"
Prices (£) per person from:
Departure datesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory POwner's Suite
26/08/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
02/09/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
09/09/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
16/09/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
23/09/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
30/09/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
07/10/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
14/10/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
21/10/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769
28/10/2022£3,334£3,812£4,334£4,725£5,769

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  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.
  • Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)

Full package prices also include:

  • Return flights
  • 2 nights at Royal Olympic hotel
  • All local transfers
  • Port charges

 

  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional –  recommend  Eur10-14 per passenger per day).
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)

Flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester morning departures. Afternoon and evening return flights from Athens.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Road transfer to and from marina Zea in Pireaus port approximately 30 minutes by car or minibus.

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Aegean Odyssey Cruise

Categories:

Classic Aegean Sea Cruising in the Wake of Odysseus

Don’t miss…

  • Patmos: A touch of the Divine
  • The Cave of the Apocalypse
  • Santorini Sunset & Greek Night on board
  • The Graeco-Roman world truly comes alive at Ephesus
  • The traditional charm of Kythnos & Tinos

Odysseus, also known as Ulysses, was the legendary King of Ithaca and one of the world’s great wanderers. Hero of the Trojan wars, he famously cruised these Aegean waters for 10 years, and was inspiration for Homer’s famous poem. We don’t have that long, but you’ll still have the chance to discover much-loved or unknown gems of rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches. Greece and the Turkish coast are magical lands with an endless supply of beauty and culture. This truly classic cruise is always worth returning to.

Ports of call: Santorini - Patmos - Kusadasi (for Ephesus) - Delos - Mykonos - Tinos

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 20’s in early and late season up to the mid to high 30’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Friday: Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

Embarkation 14:00-15:00 Once on board we’ll offer you with a cocktail and cruise briefing. Then, after we set sail for Ios, we’ll invite you to join us in the restaurant for our Welcome Dinner. Overnight at sea.

Jewels of the Cyclades

Saturday: Ios – swimstop – Santorini

We stop off this morning for a swim at one of the most beautiful places in the Aegean – Manganari Beach on Ios. We reach the half-submerged crescent of the volcanic caldera which makes up Santorini around noon. Once moored we’ll take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. This afternoon you have an optional tour to Akrotiri to see the ruins of a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C. The tour ends in Oia, famous for its awesome sunsets. Overnight at sea to Patmos.

Patmos

Sunday: Patmos

Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John – plus 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.

Patmos

Monday: Patmos – Kusadasi for Ephesus – Samos

Early morning sailing to Kusadasi in Turkey where our explorations of antiquity civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest and most truly awesome archaeological site in the Aegean region. If, as you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you feel you might encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, you can do so in the knowledge that it is the exact same avenue that Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession down more than 2,000 years ago! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos, arriving late afternoon at 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 for Delos and Mykonos. Overnight at sea

Greek Islands of Mykonos

Tuesday: Delos – Mykonos

Welcome to the classically blue and white Cycladic Islands starting at tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Our optional guided walking tour visits the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed in the 19th century. Delos is now an open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. Later we sail to a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. In the afternoon we reach Mykonos Harbour and disembark to stroll in the narrow streets and discover its brilliant white houses. While exploring the town you can enjoy the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, but 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 by enjoying a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes “appetisers or experiencing the world-famous night life. Overnight in port.

A Guide of Mykonos Island

Wednesday: Mykonos – Tinos

We leave Mykonos at dawn heading for the island of Tinos. First stop is the beach of Ysternia for a swim and a barbeque. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour for an optional afternoon excursion visiting the picturesque villages of Exovergo and Volax. We also visit the famous basket weavers of Tinos and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. The famous monastery of the Holy Virgin, a site of pilgrimage, well worth a visit. Overnight in port.

Idyllic Aegean Mykonos-Chora

Thursday: Tinos – Kythnos – Cape Sounion

In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop and beach BBQ. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion, arriving at around 17:30 for farewell cocktails & dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounion to reach Marina Zea. Overnight Marina Zea.

Athens Antiquity to Byzantium

Friday: Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

Breakfast and time to leave the ship – Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am.

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will  keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

Departure Dates

Friday deparures from Marina Zeas (Pireus) June to August 2020 & May to October 2021

Your Vessel - M/S Panorama

Most recently refitted and renovated in 2014 Panorama is a 3-masted motorsailer that can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 24 cabins. Perfect for island-hoping cruising under sail around the Aegean she has also performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis. She offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety.

Panorama

On board Facilities

  • One sitting for all meals
  • Indoor Restaurant
  • Indoor & Outdoor Lounge & Bar
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Creature Comforts

  • Windows in main deck cabins
  • Portholes in lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Cabin Category C MS Panorama

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.

Cabin Category B MS Panorama

Category B:

Lower Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Category A:

Upper Deck or Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Panorama Lounge Area

Lounge Area

The lounge is situated on the main deck and has a library where you can enjoy a book and look through the floor to roof windows.
Sun Deck Panorama

Sundeck

During the day life on board centers around the outdoor areas, the sun deck and the shaded exterior deck on the aft of the Panorama.
Panorama Upper Deck Outdoor Bar and Lounge

Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge area

The classy spacious indoor and outdoor bar lounge area is located on the Upper Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and is ideal to relax in the evening.
Panorama Restaurant

Dining Room

The classy spacious dining room is located in the Main Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and accommodates all guests in one seating.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

Athens is a glorious place to spend a couple of days and nights exploring and our partner hotel, the Herodion, is ideally placed for exploring this vibrant city. Alternatively Athens’ beaches are often overlooked but very nice indeed – a few nights, or even a week at the Aegean Beach Resort with its imposing views of Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon makes for a real pre- or post-cruise treat. We can easily add-on either into your itinerary.

Optional excursions include a half-day city tour and an afternoon coastal trip to the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.

 

Includes:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Two night B&B stay at either the 4 star Herodion hotel in the historic centre of Athens, or the Aegean Beach Resort
  • Transfer to the cruise ship
  • Transfer from cruise to Athens airport for the return flight

Prices

december, 2022

Aegean Odyssey 2020

CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS
Vessel: M/S Panorama
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory A
28/08/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864

Aegean Odyssey - port charges, flights and supplements 2020

 Category CCategory BCategory A
Port charges(mandatory)£273£273£273
Flights inc luggage from£270
Transfers from£60
Single use£2,933£3,410£4,296
3rd person N/A£1,591N/A

Book your flights with us to ensure full financial protection for your holiday.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme Your holiday with us is financially secure as we are ATOL licensed and your holiday is ATOL protected. We are also members of ABTA giving additional protection. We have been trading since 1995 so with over 25 years under our belts, you can book with total confidence.
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies
  • Full-board meals including an American buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captains dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water, plus fresh fruit are available with our compliments all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Director
  • Flights & transfers when cruise is booked as a flight inclusive package
  • Beverages except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water
  • Shore excursions or other land arrangements at ports of call
  • Passengers’ personal expenses.
  • Wi-Fi which is available at a charge
  • Gratuities which are optional and should be made centrally at the hotel reception desk to be distributed throughout the crew – we recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day
  • Flights & transfers if cruise is booked for independent travel

Flights from the UK from London Heathrow & Manchester in the morning  and evening return departures from Athens Int Airport.

Total flight duration from 2.5 to 3.5 hours

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Transfers from and to Havana Melia Cohiba hotel to Cienfuegos and vv are about 3 to 3.5 hours and are included in price for the start or the end of the cruise.

Havana airport transfers to/from Melia Cohiba or harbour approximately 30 minutes.

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Eastern Mediterranean Star Flyer

Categories:

Discover the Eastern Mediterranean on an elegant Tall Ship for an unforgetable cruise experience

Although still in the same part of the world, our Eastern Mediterranean cruises are vastly different from those that we offer in the Western Mediterranean. The weather is still fantastic and ports of call are still as exciting and intriguing as ever, but the cultures and traditions that you will find in places such as Greece and Turkey vary to those elsewhere in Europe.

As you sail through the transparent Aegean Sea, stopping off at various islands along the way, you will find yourself eagerly anticipating the revelation of where you wake up every morning. Let the glorious Star Flyer do all the hard work as you lay back and enjoy the excellent atmosphere on board and discover what new adventures await at your next port of call.

When you are not discovering new lands, there is plenty to do whilst on board. There’s the option to take a cooling dip in one of two swimming pools, or find a tall glass of refreshment in the outdoor Tropical Bar, or just simply relax in the peaceful surroundings of the indoor Piano Bar.

Ports of call: Valetta, Malta - Mykonos, Greece - Kos, Greece - Istanbul, Turkey - Skiathos, Greece - Skopelos, Greece - Canakkale, Turkey - Hvar, Croatia - Katakolon, Greece

6 Nights, 7 Nights or 11 Nights cruise.

Northern Cyclades Itinerary

Jewels Of The Aegean - Athens

Piraeus, Greece

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.

All Day At Sea

Star Flyer

Morning Sailing Through Samos Strait

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi is a popular Turkish port of call for cruise ships, as not only is it a bustling resort town full of shops, bars and restaurants, but it is also the main access point for the famous archeological site at Ephesus. Extensive excavations have revealed an ancient city through which visitors can now wander and observe the wonders of a bygone civilisation. Near Kusadasi, on Turkey’s turquoise coast, we make a stop at Camlimani, a small pellucid bay. Swim at the beach, snorkel, stroll the pine scented grounds, or have a run at the rides in the aquapark.

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.

Amorgos, Greece

Amorgós’ cliff-clinging monastery of Hozoviotissas has one of the most spectacular locations of any in Greece. Only a few monks live in the cavernous 50-room monastery, but the view from their terrace aerie might make you think they had all flown to heaven from this very spot.

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 colourful harbour, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.

A Guide of Mykonos Island

Spetses, Greece

Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. Take a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island. Due to it’s rich history there are many attractions worthy of a visit including museums, churches and cathedrals. There are also many beautiful beaches within easy reach where you can soak up the sun or take part in the water sports on offer.

Piraeus. Greece

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.

Mikrolimano Marina Piraeus Athens

Southern Cyclades Itinerary

Southern Cyclades

Piraeus, Greece

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.

All Day At Sea.

Star Flyer

Rhodes, Greece

The beautiful island of Rhodes (Island of Roses) has a rich and varied history. The beach at Lindos is among the best on the island, whose capital, Rhodes Town is a bustling mecca for both sightseers and shoppers alike.

Bodrum, Turkey

Known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, this was the birthplace of Heredotus and the site of King Mausolu’s Tomb (4th century BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Dalyan River, Turkey

At first glance, this is a picture one hardly expects to see in Turkey – A lovely, unspoiled lake teeming with fish, a lush marshy delta, verdant farmlands, a lazy, reedfringed river meandering into the sea. On shore, you can see ruins of the Lycian city of Caunos, with its basilica and fortifications looming over the green marsh where endangered Caretta loggerhead turtles hatch in the spring.

Santorini, Greece

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Around 1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed the centre of the island, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around a harbour formed in the volcano’s caldera.

Santorini and a tasting at Argyros winery who make some of the island’s finest whites

Hydra, Greece

Hydra is a town of stately mansions all built around 1800 by blockade runners who had made fortunes outwitting the British during the Napoleonic Wars. As there are no cars, for the spectacular view from the Monastery of Ilias you’ll have to ride a donkey to the top.

Piraeus, Greece

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.

Sicily & Greece Itinerary

Valletta, Malta

Valletta is the tiny capital of the island of Malta. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It has a rich historical past and is a European Art City and a World Heritage City. It’s has an abundance of museums, palaces and grand churches to visit but be sure not to miss out on exploring one of it’s beautiful gardens.

Syracuse, Sicily – Italy

Syracuse is a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that’s known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, bigger than Athens and Corinth and as you can imagine it’s steeped in history. Visit Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, one of Sicily’s greatest archaeological sites. Relax in one of it’s stylish little cafes that surround it’s beautiful baroque piazzas before wandering down it’s medieval lanes towards the sparkling blue sea.