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
Sailing dates in 2014 (Fridays):
April 25 / May 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 / June 06, 13, 20, 27 / July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 01, 22, 29 / September 05, 12, 19
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 of 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 sail 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 lounge 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|
|Day||Port||PROGRAM - EXCURSIONS||Arr||Dept|
|FRIDAY||MARINA ZEA||Embarkation 14:00-15:00, welcome drink|
|After you board, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios. Welcome dinner. Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini||16:00|
|SATURDAY||IOS||In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.||9:00||12:00|
|SANTORINI||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 sun set.
Overnight at sea to Patmos
|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||9:00|
|MONDAY||PATMOS||Early morning sailing to Kusadasi - Turkey .||4:00|
|KUSADASI||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.||8:00||16:00|
|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||18:30||22:30|
|TUESDAY||DELOS||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||8:00||15:00|
|MYKONOS||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||16:00|
|WEDNESDAY||MYKONOS||At day break we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Tinos.||6:30|
|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||14:00|
|THURSDAY||TINOS||In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos or Kea for a swim stop and beach BBQ.||5:00|
|KEA||We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos. for our last swimstop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion||9:00||14:00|
|CAPE SOUNION||We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for a farewell cocktails & dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounio to reach Marina Zea - Athens||17:30||22:00|
|MARINA ZEA- ATHENS||We reach Marina Zea- Athens right after midnight - Overnight Marina Zea.||1:00|
|FRIDAY||MARINA ZEA||Breakfast and time to leave the ship - Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am|
SEE SANTORINI IN A DAYAt first, the bus takes us to the highest point of Santorini, the mountain of Profitis Ilias , from where we can see a panoramic view of the island. We continue to the village of Pyrgos, to see the old castle; in the 18th century, that castle was the capital of Santorini and its dense architecture was offering great protections from the pirates invasions.
09:00 - AFTER SUNSET
09:00 - AFTER SUNSET
The bus takes us to Athinios Port to board on a beautiful traditional wooden boat. We stop on the little dock of the famous Volcano, where we will walk towards the top of the island. While walking, our experienced guide talks about the intense volcanic activity of the last 3000 years! The crater still seems active, as hot fumes are released in many points!
Next, we are heading to the Hot Springs, where we will make a 50-minute stop for swimming in the suplhur springs of the volcano. Another major proof of the strong volcanic activity still today, Hot Springs have beneficial effects against rheumatisms, arthritis and other diseases.
The island of Thirasia is our final destination, where we will stay 2 hours for swimming and lunch. Thirasia is a small, very picturesque island, ideal choice for nice walks, swimming and lunch in the little port of Korfos or in the traditional village Manolas.
The last stop is in Oia, where you can walk in the village, enjoy the view of the Caldera and see the brilliant sunset
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