Explore in style on a captivating superyacht cruise through the southern region of the Aegean Sea—on a course set for fascinating landmarks, charming cities, and beautiful beaches. Begin with an overnight stay and guided tour in Athens, a city for all eternity where the voices of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle echo in the Acropolis. Board the yacht cruise where priceless treasures await, such as Patmos—the site of the apocalyptic revelations of the Apostle John and Kuşadasi, Turkey, both a gateway to ancient Ephesus and a coastal resort with glistening beaches and azure waters. The city of Bodrum on Turkey’s west coast holds the keys to explore the ruins of one of the last Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Back in Greece, Rhodes dazzles with lush green valleys, sunny beaches, and archaeological sites. The breathtaking mountainous slopes and steep coasts of Amorgos are a photographer’s delight and cosmopolitan Mykonos maintains its reputation for style while offering amazing shopping opportunities and dazzling sunsets. Tantalizing cuisine, elegant accommodations, and a wealth of things to do and see in these incredible historic ports make this the perfect international getaway!
- Sail on the luxury superyacht Emerald Sakara
- City sightseeing tour and overnight stay in Athens, Greece
- Explore several beautiful Greek and Turkish ports
- Included excursions in Patmos, Ephesus & Amorgos
- Discover more on optional excursions*, or enjoy leisure time
- Cultural enrichment
- Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- First-class service from an English-speaking crew
- Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to and from Athens, Greece
- 7 nights shipboard accommodations on the Emerald Sakara
- 1 night hotel accommodations
- All meals onboard the cruise
- 1 breakfast, 1 dinner on land
- Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
- Gratuities for ship crew
- Gratuities for local guides and bus drivers on pre-cruise land tour
- Taxes, and port charges
A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.
This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required. Some of the most unique sightseeing can be restrictive to motorcoaches, especially in historic areas.
Thu, Sept 19: Meet your Ambassadair Travel Director at the airport before boarding your overnight flights to Athens, Greece.
Fri, Sept 20: Arrive in Athens and join a local guide for a narrated tour of this ancient city, with a visit to the Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum prior to transferring to your well-appointed, conveniently located hotel. Join the group for a welcome dinner this evening. (Meals: Welcome Dinner)
Sat, Sept 21: Today your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Athens, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of Greece and Turkey. With only 100 guests you will have plenty of space to enjoy a locally sourced dinner and glass of wine in the onboard modern restaurant or unwind on the pool deck and revel in the beauty of the passing landscapes. (B,D)
Sun, Sept 22: 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 Book of Revelation. 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. Enjoy an included walking tour of old town or lace up your boots for a hike up to the Monastery of Saint John and the cave of the apocalypse! (B,L)
*DiscoverMORE optional excursions: Photo Safari in Patmos / A Glimpse of Monastic Life
Mon, Sept 23: Popular Kuşadasi, Turkey is a bustling resort town full of shops, bars, and restaurants. It is also the main access point for the included tour to the archeological site at Ephesus, famed for the ministry of St Paul and 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. If beaches or ancient ruins aren’t your speed, choose the active bike tour around Kusadasi, or spend time browsing the Grand Bazaar. (B,L,D)
*DiscoverMORE optional excursion: Guided Tour of Sirince village
Tue, Sept 24: Reaching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, the stunning twin bays of Bodrum were home to another one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, built between 350 and 353 BC for Mausolus. In this glamourous port there is an incredible Scuba diving experience among other optional excursions you may choose to book. (B,L,D)
*DiscoverMORE optional excursions: Discover the Tomb of Mausolus / Guided Scuba diving experience / Farmers market visit & cooking class
Wed, Sept 25: The largest and the capital of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all. Lush green valleys, golden beaches, and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore on your own or join an optional panoramic tour of Rhodes to take it all in!(B,L,D)
*DiscoverMORE optional excursions: Guided tour of Lindos / Panoramic Rhodes
Thu, Sept 26: The furthest eastern island of the Cyclades group, Amorgos is a secret, untouched hideaway where unique natural landscapes are dotted with Cycladic architecture, beautiful beaches welcome relaxation and hiking trails awaken the adventurer in you. Enjoy a guided tour of old town and attend an included folklore show and taste local delicacies. (B,L,D)
*DiscoverMORE optional excursions: Highlights of Amorgos / Kayaking tour
Fri, Sept 27: 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. Explore the stone-paved alleys of iconic whitewashed homes or visit some of the designer boutiques and art galleries for last-minute vacation purchases. (B,L,D)
*DiscoverMORE optional excursions: Discover the art of Mosaic / Ancient Delos / Guided walking tour of Mykonos & Wine Tasting
Sat, Sept 28: Disembark in Athens and fly home, arriving the same day. (B)
*Additional costs apply for Emerald Cruises DiscoverMORE optional excursions.
Emerald Sakara. Welcoming her first guests on 5th August 2023, the Emerald Sakara has embarked on her first sailing season exploring the coastal waters of Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the Adriatic, as well as the Caribbean & Central America. With an intimate 100 guests on board and a crew of 76, there’s an abundance of space throughout all areas of the yacht. This spectacular luxury superyacht includes all the amenities that you need to relax and unwind as you cruise along the picturesque coastlines into some of the most historic ports on Earth. Every stateroom is uniquely designed for your comfort. Highlights: full-service bar • restaurant • spa • complimentary WiFi • sun deck • swimming pool • fitness center • self-service laundry.
Reaching an impressive 110 meters in length, our spectacular luxury yachts will exceed your ocean cruising expectations.
And with an intimate 100 guests on board and a crew of 76, there’s an abundance of space throughout all areas of your yacht. Discover a secluded spot to read a book, enjoy unimpeded views of the unspoiled landscapes or arrange to meet fellow guests at one of our comfortable meeting spots.
- Double P/P – $9,099
- Single – $14,849
- Balcony Suite
Cat B – Deck 4
- Double P/P – $10,879
- Single – $18,429
- Balcony Suite
Cat A – Deck 5
- Double P/P – $11,319
- Single – $19,279
* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge.
Call for additional stateroom category and occupancy pricing.
Documents Required: Valid Passport, visit travel.state.gov for specific requirements