There are few adventures more thrilling than sailing aboard a tall ship and anyone who has experienced it can tell you — there’s this moment when you feel the wind catching the sails and suddenly, you’re flying! The powerful sensation of being one with nature takes over and leaves you exhilarated, humbled, and awed all at once. On board the Star Flyer tall ship, discover the Greek Isles wrapped in myth and mystery as the wind carries you from one gorgeous destination to the next — all the while enjoying casual elegance, comfortable accommodations, and cuisine designed to indulge your senses.
Enter the captivating world of the southern region of the Aegean Sea on a course set for fascinating landmarks, charming cities, and beautiful beaches. On this classic cruise of the Northern Cyclades, opportunities abound. Begin in Athens, a city for all eternity where the voices of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle echo in the Acropolis. The priceless treasures on the serene island of Patmos await; the site of the apocalyptic revelations of the Apostle John. Amorgos is home to an iconic monastery, glistening beaches and a haven for snorkelers. Mykonos, one of the most cosmopolitan of the islands has managed to maintain its traditional style. Then, just off of the Peloponnesian coast, visit Spetses, adorned with wonderfully restored 18th-century mansions and surrounded with bougainvillea, hibiscus, plumbago and jasmine. Rich in history, and beauty in abundance, this adventure is the perfect summer escape.
Star Clipper: Greek Isles Cruise Travelogue
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Location: Ambassadair Office | 9011 N. Meridian Street, Suite 208, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Rich history and beautiful beaches in the Northern Cyclades
Shore excursion options in every port
Opportunities to swim, snorkel, dive, and enjoy other watersports
Luxury onboard amenities
Open-seating dining with elegant cuisine and no-tie dress code
Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Athens, Greece
7 nights shipboard accommodations on Star Clippers Cruise Line’s Star Flyer
All meals on the ship
Transfers, taxes, port charges
Ship’s Registry: Malta
A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.
Fri, July 5: Fly from Indianapolis to Athens, Greece.
Sat, July 6: Arrive in Athens and spend time on your own in the city prior to embarkation from the nearby port of Piraeus later this evening. 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. (Meal: Dinner)
Sun, July 7: Familiarize yourself with the ship while sailing the Aegean Sea. Choose to relax on a sun lounger, cool off in one of the pools, or discover a relaxing lounge or peaceful library. The adventurous may climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. (B,L,D)
Mon, July 8: Popular Kusadasi is a bustling Turkish resort town full of shops, bars, and restaurants. It is also the main access point for the archeological site at Ephesus, famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Extensive excavations have revealed an ancient city through which visitors can now wander and observe the wonders of a bygone civilization. Near Kusadasi, on Turkey’s turquoise coast, stop at Camlimani, a small pellucid bay. Swim at the beach, snorkel, stroll the pine scented grounds, or have a run at the rides in the aquapark. (B,L,D)
Tue, July 9: In addition to its beaches, the serene island of Patmos is also regarded for its abundance of Eastern Orthodox churches and is reputed to be where Saint John the Theologian wrote both his Gospel and the Apocalypse around 95 AD. Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites are on Patmos — the islands historical center, the Cave of the Apocalypse, and the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, which houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its treasury. (B,L,D)
Wed, July 10: Nestled like an aerie on a sheer bluff, clinging high above the turquoise sea on the island of Amorgos, is one of Greece’s most extraordinary old Byzantine monasteries and religious gems —the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa. The island is also known for its natural beauty, traditional architecture, and fabulous beaches, where the crystal water and interesting seabed are ideal for snorkeling. (B,L,D)
Thu, July 11: One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colorful harbor, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts. While it may be one of the busiest towns in the Aegean and now home to a wide range of stylish bars and restaurants, it has managed to maintain its traditional Cycladic architectural style. (B,L,D)
Fri, July 12: Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. Choose to take a romantic trip around the island in a horse-drawn carriage and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets, or explore on your own. Due to its rich history, there are many museums, churches, and cathedrals worthy of a visit. There are also many beautiful beaches within easy reach where you can soak up the sun or enjoy the watersports offered. (B,L,D)
Sat: July 13: Disembark in Athens and fly home, arriving the same day. (B)
Expect superb service, amenities, and accommodations onboard the Star Flyer. The 360 foot long mega-yacht has 16 sails and four masts, and carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort. Highlights: compact cabins with a nautical decor • marble-lined bathrooms • A/C • hair dryer • safe • TV and DVD player • two swimming pools • open-seating dining with a no-tie dress code • tropical piano bar • library • snorkeling, water skiing, dingy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking.
Cat 4 – Commodore Deck Outside Mid/Aft
Cat 3 – Commodore Deck Outside Mid/Forward
Ambassadair Trip #7699
Deposit Per Person: $400
Final Payment: 03/05/19
Cancellation Fee Per Person: 119 – 91 Days: $400 p/p penalty; 90-0 Days – No Refund
Trip Insurance: Optional Trip Insurance through Travel Insured. To purchase, call your Ambassadair Travel Counselor.
* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge
Other stateroom categories may be available, request at time of booking.