Mediterranean: Star Clipper : Seven night Southern Cyclades
The Southern Cyclades cruise travels to remarkable destinations, offering stunning views
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Relaxing, seven night voyage, exploring the Southern Cyclades, taking in the delights of Greece and Turkey and savouring the nostalgia of classic schooner sailing onboard the Star Clipper
- Explore Rhodes old town – a World Heritage Site due to its amazing historical treasures
- Enjoy the bustling port of Bodrum – a favourite with holidaymakers the world over
- Visit the Lycian tombs and meet Loggerhead Turtles in Dalyan, wonder at the volcanic island of Santorini and explore the vehicle free island of Hydra by donkey
- Make the most of the onboard facilities and enjoy watersports from the deck
- Extend your break with a few days in Athens at the end of your cruise
Sail from one beautiful destination to the next as you relax onboard an elegant tall ship on this Southern Cyclades cruise. The Star Clipper is one of the finest ships of its kind, featuring luxurious surroundings and a variety of first rate onboard facilities. Enjoy the nostalgia of classic schooner sailing as you journey over sun-spangled waters to wonderful destinations. Discover the mystery of Turkey and the history of Hydra, and sample the delectable cuisine of Santorini as you travel around the Southern Cyclades. Sun-drenched beaches, ancient monuments and incredible architecture awaits.
In between destinations why not make the most of your ship and bask in the heat of the midday sun, take a dip in the pool or enjoy the peace of the library? There is also a variety of fascinating tours and excursions built into the holiday, allowing you to see the highlights of each magical island. Explore local museums, stunning attractions and captivating locations and uncover fascinating history and mythology.
Take a look at the itinerary below and start planning your Southern Cyclades cruise.
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Day 1 - Set sail from Athens
The Star Clipper departs one of the most treasured cities in the world today. Writers, artists and philosophers once flocked to Athens for the freedom to think and work. Take some time to explore the city and discover its ancient histories, mythologies and philosophies before your Southern Cyclades cruise sets sail for Turkey.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - At Sea
Enjoy your first full day on board Star Clipper as she makes her way to Turkey. Bathe in the sunshine on the ship’s outdoor deck, borrow a book from the Edwardian style library and cool off in the open-air pool. During the evening, your Southern Cyclades cruise offers fantastic live entertainment in the stylish Piano Bar.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Rhodes
Today, your Star Clipper Southern Cyclades cruise arrives at Rhodes, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands. Known as the Island of the Knights and historically famous for the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - the island still boasts major historical attractions including the remains of the Temple of Apollo and the charming old town which has been declared a world heritage site.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Bodrum
Bodrum is home to a 15th century castle which dominates the city and should not be missed - also highly recommended is the Museum of Underwater Archaeology where you'll find a range of simply stunning exhibits. If you're looking for something a little more contemporary, Bodrum's vibrant port has plenty of interesting shops to browse and photographers amongst you will love the incredible vistas looking out over the city from the amphitheatre.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Dalyan river
Today our Southern Cyclades cruise visits the Dalyan River. Be amazed by the astonishing Lycian tombs that have been carved into the cliff sides, and date back to approximately 400 BC. The loca beach is ideal for taking a swim and is also home to loggerhead sea turtles. Make sure you have your camera to hand at all times today as, whether you are admiring historical treasures or meeting the local wildlife, the photo opportunities are sure to be outstanding!Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Santorini
Santorini is famous for many things but its delectable cuisine is certainly something that should be savoured by everyone who visits. And when you've eaten your fill, it's time for a little sightseeing. Explore the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in the island’s capital or if you prefer, try out the Wine Museum and wash down your Italian delicacies with a cheeky little sample!Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Hydra
Today, your Southern Cyclades cruise reveals a true pearl of the Aegean. Hydra has no cars on the roads as donkeys are the main mode of transport here. Exuding old world charm, the narrow streets and red roofed houses are a pleasure to explore. And for amazing views across the bay, enjoy a donkey ride to the Ilias Monastery.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Arrive in Athens
Today you disembark the Star Clipper back in Athens. If flight times permit, why not explore the ancient Acropolis? One of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, the Acropolis is well worth a visit and, if you don't want to leave Athens just yet, you could spend more time exploring its treasures by adding some nights ashore to the end of your cruise. Speak to our friendly travel advisers for further details.Meals included:Breakfast
- Eight days' crusie with accommodation in a Category 4 Cabin (upgrade details on request)
- Access to an on-board watersports programme, including:
- Sunfish sailing
- Meals as per the itinerary
- International flights (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Transfers (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Optional excursions (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.
- the itinerary may change due to weather conditions.