Greek Isles Cruise

Sailing the Northern Cyclades

  • Date

    July 5-13, 2019 | Fri / Sat – 9 Days

  • Location

    Athens (Piraeus) | Kusadasi (Ephesus) | Patmos | Amorgos | Mykonos | Spetses


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.


  • Casual yacht-style, tall ship sailing
  • Unpack once, and visit five ports of call
  • 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 join a local guide for a narrated tour of this ancient city, free time for lunch in historic Plaka, and a visit to the Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum prior to embarkation from the nearby port of Piraeus later this afternoon. Once on board the Star Flyer, enjoy dinner with fellow travelers. (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 crystal clear 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 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)

Optional Pre-Cruise Package


  • Narrated tour of Athens
  • Visit to the Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum
  • Day trip to the Argolis region including Corinth, Mycenae, and Epidaurus
  • Athenian dinner with local entertainment
  • Day trip Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
  • Sunset dinner at Cape Sounion


Tue, July 2: Depart on overnight flights to Athens, Greece.

Wed, July 3: Arrive in Athens and enjoy a narrated tour with a local guide before diving into the culinary culture at a welcome lunch introducing you to Athenian delights. Explore the Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum, then check in to the hotel in the afternoon and enjoy an evening at leisure. (Meal: Lunch)

Thu, July 4: Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel before departing for Cape Sounion. Travel along the coastal road known as “the Riviera of Attica” to the southernmost tip of the peninsula , which sits atop a sheer sea cliff and was a sacred site in the ancient world. Tour the Temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the mythological god of the sea, sip a glass of sparkling Greek wine, and enjoy dinner while watching one of the most majestic sunsets in Greece. (B,D)

Fri, July 5: Depart on a day of discovery, starting with a scenic drive along the Saronic Gulf coast.  Visit ancient Corinth, where St. Paul preached, and visit the museum. Continue to Mycenae to see the tomb of Agamemnon, and then on to Epidaurus, birthplace of Apollo’s son and considered an ancient place of healing. Return to Athens for dinner with entertainment. (B,D)

Sat, July 6: Enjoy a morning at leisure, then some free time in Plaka, the most unique part of the city with a history of more than 3,000 years.  After lunch on your own, head to the cruise terminal in Pireas for embarkation. (B)

Price Per Person*
Double P/P $1,149
Single $1,549

*Price may fluctuate due to air availability at time of booking.

Package Includes: 3 nights hotel accommodations, sightseeing per itinerary, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, ground transportation.


Star Flyer.

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.

Deck Plans

Star Flyer Deck Plans


Northern Greek Isles Map


  • Cat 4 – Commodore Deck
    Outside Mid/Aft
  • Double P/P – $4,499
  • Single – $5,549
  • Cat 3 – Commodore Deck
    Outside Mid/Forward
  • Double P/P – $4,699
  • Single – $5,729
  • Cat 2 – Clipper Deck**
  • Double P/P – SOLD OUT
  • Single – SOLD OUT

Documents Required: Valid Passport

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge
**Extremely limited availability in this category
Other stateroom categories may be available, request at time of booking.

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