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This is a Mediterranean cruise with a small yacht that visits many small Greek Islands and gives you a taste of Istanbul and Athens.
Enjoy the clear blue waters of the Aegean sea and swim in clear beaches.
Arrival in Athens, meeting and assistance and then transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arch, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Royal Palace, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit the old Athens city (Plaka) with lots of restaurants, taverns and souvenir shops
FRIDAY: ATHENS - MYKONOS:
Early morning transfer to the port of Piraeus to board the ferry to Mykonos. Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel.
Day at leisure in Mykonos to enjoy the sun, sea & the beauties of this unique island.
Mykonos is known around the world as the Ibiza of the Aegean, the most popular destination of the Mediterranean. An international "jet-set" known for its beautiful sandy beaches, hundreds of tiny white chapels and incredible night life. Stroll around the streets of the capital that are considered the most beautiful of the Greek islands and enjoy the great night life. It's easy to get lost in its maze of gleaming white walls dotted with blue domes and windows and balconies full of flowers. Have a coffee or a cocktail in one of the famous bars and promise to return for longer stay and more experiences.
Do not miss the visit to the shrine of Delos in honor of the Greek god Apollo, which can be reached after a delightful boat ride.
After breakfast transfer to the port to board the schooner and start the cruise of 08 days. Overnight in Mykonos.
MONDAY: MYKONOS - PAROS - NAXOS:
We sail to Naxos with a stop in Paros to enjoy the beaches of this island. In the afternoon, we arrived at Naxos, one of the largest islands of the Cyclades. Before coming to Naxos, we can see the remains of the Temple of Apollo, "the gate to eternity", built in the sixth century BC by Lingdamis (optional visit). Overnight in Naxos.
TUESDAY: NAXOS - IOS: We sail to Ios and spent the day on board, sunbathing, listening to music, enjoy good snacks, etc.. Thus we come to Ios. Travellers who come here are looking for the friendly atmosphere of the island, an island known as the "party island" of the Aegean. The white houses, windmills and sandy beaches complete the picture of this unique island. We spent the night in Ios.
WEDNESDAY: IOS - SANTORINI:
At dawn, we sail to Santorini, one of the most beautiful Greek islands. As many travellers, in Santorini you can admire the best sunset in the world. The caldera of the volcano in the centre of the bay is also a very interesting place to visit. Time to explore the charming streets of the island and the amazing views. Overnight in Santorini.
THURSDAY: SANTORINI - AMORGOS (or LEVITA):
Our We sail to the island of Amorgos, known for its crystalline waters and the movie was filmed in these waters, "Big Blue" (The Big Blue), Luc Besson. Before this movie, the island was visited only by young adventurers, but years ago the visitors are from around the world. Opportunity to learn cuisine and traditional Greek wine (If time does not allow the arrival to Amorgos, the captain may sail up Levita).
FRIDAY: AMORGOS - LEROS:
We sail early in the morning for Leros. This island is considered of the most interesting of all the Aegean Sea, whitewashed houses, narrow streets and long beaches. An ideal place for those seeking tranquility. Overnight in Leros.
SATURDAY: LEROS - KOS - BODRUM:
Today we sail to the island of Kos, birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Kos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, has a Mediterranean climate and fertile and extraordinary landscape. Time to enjoy the beach of Lambi. Overnight in the port of Kos.
SUNDAY: BODRUM - ISTANBUL:
Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to Bodrum airport for flight to Istanbul. Overnight at hotel. Rest of day free.
After breakfast full day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour from the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses (closed on Mondays).
Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewellery, ceramics, icons and leather goods.
Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Agia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history.
TUESDAY: ISTANBUL - AIRPORT:
At the indicated time according to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.