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AEGEAN ODYSSEY CRUISE 2020
The best of the Aegean Islands and Turkey
7 days cruises from Athens - Marina Zeas
on board the 25 cabin sail cruiser s/c Panarama
2020 Aegean Odyssey Cruise Itinerary
Day 1- Friday / Athens Marina Zeas
After you board, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios. Welcome dinner. Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini
Day 2 - Saturday - Ios / Santorini
In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Afternoon optional tour to Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will end in Oia, famous for its sunset. Overnight sail to Patmos.
Day 3 - Sunday - Patmos
Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
Day 4 - Monday Kusadasi /Turkey - Samos/Greece
Early in the morning, we sail to Kusadasi - Turkey. Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos. Late afternoon, we reach Samos and the quaint port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside cafes. Late in the evening we sail to Delos Mykonos. Overnight at sea
Day 5- Tuesday - Delos - Mykonos
The ship sails into white and blue Cyclades. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided walking tour, you'll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour, we will sail to into a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbour We reach ail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes “appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life. Overnight Mykonos
Day 6 - Wednesday, Mykonos - Tinos
At day break we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Tinos. We reach the beach of Ysternia for a swim stop and a barbeque. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour - Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos Villages. We will visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo, Volax. We will visit the famous basket weavers of Tinos. and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos.
Overnight in Tinos.
Day 7 - Thursday - Kythos - Cape Sounio - Marina Zeas, Athens
In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos or Kea for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos for our last swimstop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion. We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for farewell cocktails dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounio to reach Marina Zea - Athens. We reach Marina Zea- Athens right after midnight.
Overnight Marina Zea.
Day 8 - Friday / Marina Zea, Athens
After breakfast, it is time for you to bid farewell to your fellow passengers and to your crew and disembark.
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Note: Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of the Cruise operator and/or the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel - on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but the Cruise Operator guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
Discover a 3 masted sail cruiser which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 25 cabins. The "Panorama" was launched in 1993 and was renovated in 2009. This state of the art sail cruiser 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.
Ship's brochure available on request.
2020 SAILING DATES
From Marina Zea-Athens
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21
2020 CRUISE FARES PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
10% early bird booking discount offered on any bookings confirmed by 31 March 2019.
Please mention “EBD SUMMER 2020”at the moment of your booking. Otherwise, Full Rates will apply.
Offers cannot be combined with any existing or future offers. Port charges are excluded from these discounts.
*USD prices for USA and CANADA passport holders. Euro prices for rest of the world.
Cruise fares are per person and week and include
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
Half-board: American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day.
Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
Multilingual Cruise Escort.
Beverages (except those mentioned above).
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses.
The Company reserves the right to substitute vessel with one of equal
or better quality.
Swimstops are weather permitting. Itinerary is subject to weather
conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 7-8 Beaufort winds.
The Variety Cruises Experience
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private
yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery,
unraveling the wonders of Classical Greece. Each day you will
discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters
to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich
cultural diversity to intrigue you.