The Best of Greece & Turkey Small Ship Cruise

The Cyclades and Dodecanese islands and Bodrum

  • Aegean Explorer
    Variety Voyager
  • Aegean Explorer
    Variety Voyager Lounge
  • Aegean Explorer
    Variety Voyager Cabin
  • Aegean Explorer
    Mykonos town, honeymoon ideas
  • Aegean Explorer
    Mykonos Small Venice
  • Aegean Explorer
    Bodrum, Turkey vacations
  • Aegean Explorer
    Rhodes Grand Master Palace
  • Aegean Explorer
    Athens
  • Aegean Explorer
    Santorini Oia, Santorini volcano

Overview:



Highlights Include:
Athens - Delos - Mykonos - Lipsi - Patmos - Bodrum - Kos - Simi - Rhodes - Santorini - Syros -Ios - Marina Zea

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. 

SAILING DATES 2022 / on board the M/Y VARIETY VOYAGER
From Athens, Marina Zea
Friday Sailings
Apr: 15*, 22*, 29*
May: 06, 13, 20, 27
June: 03, 10, 17, 24
July: 01, 08, 15, 29
Aug: 05, 12, 19, 26
Sep: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Oct: 07, 14, 21, 28

*VALUE DATES DISCOUNT
-10% ON ALL CRUISE FARES FOR THE STAR-MARKED SAILINGS.
VALUE DATE DISCOUNT IS COMBINABLE WITH EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT.
 PORT TAXES EXCLUDED FROM THE DISCOUNT.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT (excluding September departures)
-10% TO ALL reservations made until JANUARY 31, 2022
PORT TAXES EXCLUDED FROM THE DISCOUNT.


VARIETY VOYAGER MEGA YACHT
The 68-meter / 36-cabin Variety Voyager was launched in 2012. This sleek high-tech looking Mega Yacht complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations
GENERAL INFORMATION:
Length: 68 m – 223 ft
Launch Year: 2012
Cabins: 36
Capacity: 72 passengers
Crew: 32
CABIN SPECIFICATION:
The 68-meter Mega Yacht Variety Voyager accommodates up to 72 guests in 36 cabins. 28 cabins are located in the Main and Lower Decks, and 8 staterooms sizes range from
16-20 m2. Cabins at the Lower deck feature two oversized portholes and cabins at the Main and the Upper deck feature large windows. All cabins have individually
controlled A/C and ventilation, mini-fridge, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Bathrooms are finished with warm marble and Corian materials.
M/Y VARIETY VOYAGER LIFE ON BOARD
MAIN LOUNGE

Located on the Main deck, right off the reception area, the Main 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 Main Lounge, offers a variety of books and magazines.
DINING ROOM
Located on the Upper deck, the glass enclosed dining room seats 75 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.
OCEAN'S BAR & LOUNGE
Located on the 360° Sun Deck, the open Bar and Lounge offers stylish shaded seating and is the ideal spot for reading, relaxing or dancing under the stars until the late hours at the sound of our resident DJ/entertainer.
SPA & FITNESS SUITE
Located at the Lower Deck, it offers Massage, Sauna and some fitness equipment. Our Balinese Spa Supervisor also provides hair, face and nails treatments.
SUN DECK / SKY DECK
Sun loungers are available to sunbathe in total comfort while enjoying drinks served from the Ocean’s Bar.

Description: Variety Cruise At a Glance

Itinerary



Day 1 – 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 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 sun set.
Overnight at sea to Rhodes
Day 3 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 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 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 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 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 MARINA ZEA, ATHENS
Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.

OVERNIGHT IN PORT
Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of 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 or in case of other extraordinary conditions.
Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked
at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
 

Optional Tours

CAPE SOUNION
Half-Day (Afternoon)
From Nov 1 to Mar 31 - Every Mon-Wed-Fri & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 3:00pm – Ret.: 7:00pm

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of GLYFADA, VOULIAGMENI, VARKIZA and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape SOUNION, dominated by the spectacular Temple of POSSEIDON overlooking the Aegean sea.(Oct 1 to Mar 31 - ½ hour earlier)

 
ATHENS BY NIGHT
Night Life
From Nov 1st to Mar 31st - Every Thu & Sat
From Apr 1st to Oct 31st - Daily
Dep.: 8:30pm - Ret.: around midnight

 
Starting our evening tour with a pleasant panoramic drive through illuminated city center and we will approach the slope of the sacred hill to admire the illuminated Acropolis.
Then we will visit the museum of Ancient Greek musical instruments and discover the music history of Greece. Explore the greatest and only collection with 60 reconstructed Ancient Greek Musical instruments.
Next we will walk through the narrow pedestrian street of Plaka, the old city of Athens, to dine in a Greek typical restaurant with floor folklore show with live music, ballet with dancers in traditional costumes
N.B. Drinks at the taverna are not included.







 

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