Best of Greece and Turkey Cruise

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

Athens

Fly to Athens and transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. You’re in the city centre so this evening why not explore the restaurants of the Plaka district.

Athens Restaurants Plaka

Athens

Day at leisure to explore the culture of this incredible city. If you had a quite 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.

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.

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.

Departure Dates

Please choose year and month from the above calendar to view our departures

Friday Departure April to October 2021

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.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

Includes:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Two night stay at the 5* hotel, Royal Olympic in the historic centre of Athens on B&B
  • Transfer to the cruise ship
  • Transfer from cruise to Athens airport for the return flight.
  • 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.

5* hotel, Royal Olympic

Prices

Best of Greece and Turkey Cruise

2021 CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS
Departure datesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PIntroductory Offer
30/04/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
07/05/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
14/05/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
21/05/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
28/05/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
04/06/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
11/06/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
18/06/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
25/06/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
02/07/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
09/07/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
16/07/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
30/07/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
06/08/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
13/08/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
20/08/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
27/08/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
03/09/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
10/09/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
17/09/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
24/09/2024£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
01/10/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
08/10/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
15/10/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%
22/10/2021£2,591£3,045£3,545£3,95520%

Best of Greece and Turkey Cruise - port charges, flights and supplements 2021

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£309£309£309£309
Single Use£4,146£4,872£5,672£6,328
3rd person N/A£2,132£2,767

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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 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)
  • 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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