Cruises & Cabin Charter/Small ships cruises

The Best of Greece and Turkey

aboard 36-cabin Mega Yacht Variety Voyager

The Cyclades islands, The Dodecanese islands and Bodrum
April - October 2021

Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Greece & Turkey. The beautiful Cyclades, Santorini, Mykonos, the Dodecanese islands and Turkey. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches. 

Highlights

Patmos: A touch of the Divine


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

Greek Night under Santorini island


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

Symi, Greece


While approaching the port of Symi, one has the overwhelming feeling of entering a perfectly painted image of a scenic traditional village. As a rule, people remain agape and cannot take their eyes off the spectacular sight. The few who can resist the superb spectacle of the town of Symi stretching its impeccable architecture – all of the buildings there have been listed - on the slopes of the surrounding hills, take off their eyes to look at their book guides. They see the picture of the port of Symi printed on their books.


Best of Greece and Turkey itinerary

Day 1 ~ Friday

MARINA ZEA, ATHENS – CAPE SOUNION
Embarkation 14:00-15:00. We sail to Cape Sounion. Late in the afternoon, we reach Cape Sounion for Welcome Cocktails & dinner at anchor under the Temple of Poseidon. Departure and overnight at sea to Ios.

Day 2 ~ Saturday

IOS/MANGANARI BEACH – SANTORINI
In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. After midday, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Afternoon optional tour to Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will end in Oia, famous for its sunset. Overnight at sea to Rhodes.

Day 3 ~ Sunday

RHODES – SIMI
Morning arrival in Rhodes. The island’s medieval Old Town is one of the best preserved mediaeval settlements in the world and has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Morning Optional excursion and early afternoon sailing to nearby Simi Island, with a swim stop on the way. Late afternoon arrival at Simi, evening at leisure. Overnight in port.

Day 4 ~ Monday

SIMI – BODRUM – KOS
Early morning sailing to Bodrum- Turkey. optional tour to Halicarnassus, famous for the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, also known simply as the Tomb of Mausolus, whose name provided the origin of the word "mausoleum". Early afternoon sailing to Kos, lying on the edge of the Dodecanese. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island’s Tall palm trees, endless sandy beaches, alternating landscapes and numerous archaeological sites and attractions left by ancient Greeks, Romans, mediaeval knights, Venetians and Ottomans. Overnight in port.

Day 5 ~ Tuesday

KOS – LIPSI – PATMOS
Morning sailing from Kos. Swim stop and beach BBQ in Lipsi island, before sailing to Patmos. Early afternoon arrival in Patmos and optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Evening at leisure to discover Scala, the capital, or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.

Day 6 ~ Wednesday

DELOS - MYKONOS
This morning, enjoy breakfast at anchor in Delos. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided walking tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our tour, we enjoy a refreshing swim stop and deck BBQ lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbor. While exploring the town, you can visit the Archaeological museum or the Maritime museum, and make sure you enjoy Mykonos world famous night life! Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 7 ~ Thursday

SYROS
After breakfast, we sail towards Syros. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Early afternoon arrival at Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Discover Ermoupoli, port and capital of Syros, with her marble flagstones paving its spacious main square, presided over by the grandiose Town Hall, one of the 19th-century masterpieces of Ernst Ziller, the famous Saxon architect who became a Greek national. Optional afternoon walking tour. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board and overnight at sea to Marina Zea, Athens.

Day 8 ~ Friday

MARINA ZEA, ATHENS
Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.

m/y Variety Voyager

The new build 68m/223ft state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates just 72 passengers in 36 cabins. Built 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 30, always with a smile and a true desire to satisfy.

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SAILING DATES 2021

Apr: 30*
May: 7, 14, 21, 28
June: 4, 11, 18, 25
July: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug: 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep: 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct: 1, 8, 15, 22


2021 Cruise fares per person, per double occupancy 

Category

Description

2021 Euro rates

2021 USD rates

 C Lower deck

Twin or double bed cabins

€2850.00 $3390.00

B Lower and Main deck

Twin or double bed cabins

€3350.00 $3990.00

A Main deck

Twin or double bed cabins

€3900.00 $4690.00

P Upper deck

Twin or double bed cabins

€4350.00 $5190.00

Owner`s Suite - Upper deck

Twin or double bed cabin

€5650.00

$6790.00

Single supplement

Extra cost for one person in double or twin

+ 60%

Triple occupancy

3rd person discount in CAT B or P cabins

- 30%

Port charges

per person

€340.00 $395.00

USD prices for USA, CANADA and SOUTH AMERICA passport holders. Euro prices for rest of the world.

*VALUE DATES DISCOUNT: -20% ON ALL CRUISE FARES FOR THE RED STAR-MARKED SAILINGS

Conditions & Restrictions:

  • Bookings must be secured by paying upon confirmation 50% deposit on cruise fares per passenger
  • Balance - max 60 days before departure
  • All reservations are on request and on first-come-first-served basis
  • THEY DO NOT APPLY FOR ANY EXISTING BOOKINGS!!
  • The offers do not apply a/ for the Owner’s Suite on Variety Voyager programs and b/ for group bookings
  • Port charges are excluded from these discounts
  • Please mention “INTRODUCTORY OFFER” at the moment of your booking. Otherwise, Full Rates will apply
  • Offers cannot be combined with any existing or future offers
  • Introductory Offer is subject to occupancy levels and may be withdrawn at any time
  • For FIT bookings the regular cancellation policy will apply

Cruise fares are per person per week and include:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort

Not included:

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

CANCELLATIONS CONDITIONS for New Bookings

A full refund is to be made to passengers in the following events:

  • In the event that Greece is not allowing certain nationalities to travel to Greece due to the Covid-19 situation in their countries or Greece
  • In the event that the Greek Authorities impose a quarantine to certain nationalities flying to Greece.

A Future Cruise Credit Flexibility

  • If the flight is cancelled due to any reason not related to the Covid-19 pandemic (i.e. low participation on flights etc.), then the booking is not refundable.
  • In the event that the country of the passenger impose a quarantine to their nationals returning back home, then no refund is made and instead the passenger will receive a future cruise credit. 

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