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Istanbul to Athens - Yachtsman's Paradise



7 nights from Istanbul to Athens
- Departures May 7, 2016. June 4, 2016

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Day 1    Istanbul, Turkey

Throughout thousands of years Istanbul’s geographical position has maintained its importance. Today it is a huge metropolis connecting continents, cultures and religions and is home to eleven million people and one of the greatest business and cultural centres of the region.

Day 2    Canakkale, Turkey (Optional Tour Troy)

Facing squarely across the Dardanelles to confront the imposing mass of Kilitbahir Fortress, Canakkale reminds you that this area has been a place of conflict since the time of the Trojan War. Nearby Troy (Truva), uncovered by archeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1871, was of course the site of the most famous siege in history. Time has eroded most of the 3,500 year-old ruins, but you can imagine what Priam felt as he faced Achilles’ invading Greek army.

Day 3    Myrina, Limnos - Greece

It was Zeus who hurled Hephaestus from Mt. Olympus to land on Limnos, leaving the god of metalworking with a permanent limp. Perhaps he was nursed to health by excellent red and white wines (fortified or not) grown on Limnos volcanic soils. The town of Myrina sits under the winding white ramparts of the Kastro, built in 1186. But even earlier ruins - one of most ancient sites in Greece - lie in nearby Poliohni.

Day 4    Monasteries on Mount Athos, Greece (sail by)

Ouranopolis, Greece (afternoon/evening)

The picturesque village of Ouranoupolis, “City of the Heavens,” lies at the threshold of the unique community of Mount Athos. Its imposing landmark, the fortified Byzantine tower that nests on the rocks at the seafront, is the largest monumental structure in Halkidiki. The beauty of Ouranoupolis is in its long sandy beaches, the lonesome coves and the deserted islets waiting to be discovered.

Day 5    Skiathos, Greece

The most sophisticated of the Sporades, abounds with trendy shops where barely-clad visitors taking time off from the nearby beaches shop for expensive wisps of clothing and jewelry. Go a few blocks inland and you'll find charming flower-decked houses and gardens overflowing with fruit trees.

Day 6   Skopelos, Greece

The most sophisticated of the Sporades, abounds with trendy shops where barely-clad visitors taking time off from the nearby beaches shop for expensive wisps of clothing and jewelry. Go a few blocks inland and you'll find charming flower-decked houses and gardens overflowing with fruit trees.

Day 7    Poros, Greece

The most sophisticated of the Sporades, abounds with trendy shops where barely-clad visitors taking time off from the nearby beaches shop for expensive wisps of clothing and jewelry. Go a few blocks inland and you'll find charming flower-decked houses and gardens overflowing with fruit trees.

Day 8  Piraeus (Port of Athens), Greece

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

Istanbul to Athens - Yachtsman's Paradise - Star Clipper


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7 nights from Istanbul to Athens
- Departures May 7, 2016. June 4, 2016

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Included Features:

  • 7 night cruise from Istanbul to Athens

  • Welcome reception

  • 3 meals daily

  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout

  • Water sports including snorkeling, sunfish sailing, paddle boarding, waterskiing & winsurfing are all included

  • 24 hour coffe and tea service

NOT Included:

  • Flights
  • Drinks not mentioned above
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses