Aegean Odyssey – April to October 2014
The best of the Aegean Islands and Turkey
8 day cruises from Athens – Marina Zea
on board the 25 cabin Sail Cruiser S/C Panorama II
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Aegean Islands and Turkey. 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.
The Sailing Cruiser Panorama II
The PANORAMA II was launched in 2004. This state of the art sailing cruiser has sailed all around the Mediterranean and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety.
Life on Board
During the day, life on board centres around the outdoor areas including the 2 bars and the sun deck. In the evening you can relax in one of the ship’s indoor lounges or have a drink while enjoying the views from the spectacular outdoor bar lounge. The swimming platform on PANORAMA II enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
The PANORAMA’s II cabins are located on 3 decks and are finished with beautifully crafted wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins on the Upper and main decks are equipped with windows while cabins on the lower deck have portholes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
Aegean Odyssey 2014 – Day by Day Program
Athens to Athens on Fridays
Day 1 – Friday
Embarkation 14:00-15:00, welcome drink. After you board, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your yacht 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 at sea to Patmos
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – Sunday
Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto, the 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Monday
PATMOS – KUSADASI – SAMOS
Early morning sailing to Kusadasi – Turkey. 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, 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 – Tuesday
DELOS – MYKONOS
The ship sails into the 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.
After exploring the town with its beautiful white houses 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’s world famous night life.
Overnight in Mykonos.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 – Wednesday
MYKONOS – TINOS
At daybreak 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 – Thursday
TINOS – KYTHNOS – CAPE SOUNION – MARINA ZEA, ATHENS
In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos. for our last swim stop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion. We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 – Friday
Breakfast and time to leave the yacht – Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am.
AEGEAN ODYSSEY 2014 – 7 night / 8 DAYS CRUISES
On board the 25 cabin Sail Cruiser S/C Panorama II
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS-MARINA ZEA
OFFICIAL € EURO RATES
SAILINGS DATES & OFFICIAL EURO RATES
From Athens – Marina Zea
Red Star Marked Dates have a discount of 10%
OFFICIAL EURO RATES
Reduction for 3rd person in Cat. B
Cruise fares are per person a 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 (filtered) coffee, tea and mineral water 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.
- Crew tips.
- Passenger personal expenses.
HONEYMOON PACKAGE – DESCRIPTION, CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS
1/The Honeymooners Package features:
- 25 % reduction for the bride
- Cabins with Double or King size bed
- Welcome Honeymooners treatment including a complimentary bottle of champagne and a fruit basket;
- A candlelit dinner at our special honeymooners location on board the yacht or at a preferred restaurant;
- 10% discount for any wedding anniversary on board our yachts;
- Automatic access to our Variety Club membership;
- “ Our Memories” gift at disembarkation;
- A free 1/2 hour massage for 2, if on board our Harmony V, Variety Voyager and Seychelles program vessel.
- Please ask the details for our “Wedding and Cruise with friends and family” private charter for 40 to 72 guests.
- This package is also available to clients wishing to renew their vows. The Vows renewal ceremony is performed by our Captains.
2/ Honeymoon offers : General conditions and restrictions
- The Honeymoon offer is valid only provided that the couple is traveling within 6 months of their wedding date (copy of marriage certificate required);
- The Package cannot be combined with any existing or future SPECIAL OFFERS.