This program is a rare combination of relax and sport, surrounded by the inspiring splendor of seascapes. Enjoy playing the most attractive premium golf courses of Crete, Turkey, and Cyprus in fantastic landscapes directly located on the beautiful coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.
Of course, there are lots of "Apre golf" activities for participants of the cruise: the excursion programs, best restaurants and many types of water sports on board.
The idea is to combine favorite sport with a cruise justified expectations. Such respected editions as Der Tagesspiegel, Wesergolf and Golf Property League named the "Golf & Sail" program long-awaited and demanded.
After traveling to Heraklion in Crete on an individual basis, you check in at the new Hotel of Crete Golf after a short taxi ride. In the evening, you will meet the group for dinner in the restaurant of the Crete Golf Club.
Today, the first golfing day is on the agenda. We play the Crete Golf Club, a beautiful challenging 18 hole course, nestled in the mountains, offering a breathtaking panorama especially on the second nine holes.
In the late afternoon after playing the wonderfulI golf course we are taken to Agios Nikolaos and check in on the Running on Waves, where the crew is always waiting for us. After the welcome cocktail and a first meeting of the crew and the ship, we leave the beautiful harbour at 6 p.m. Afterwards the dinner in the onboard restaurant is waiting for us.
The next day's travel is a day at sea, which offers the opportunity to get to know the ship better and to let the soul dangle on board. Around 6 p.m. we arrive in Lindos, where we have time until midnight and the opportunity to visit the well-known white village on the east coast of Rhodes, which despite the tourism has retained its own charm.
On a picturesque rock you can climb the Acropolis on foot. Before the ascent you should see the relief from the 2nd century BC. Chr., which shows the stern of an ancient warship. From the Acropolis with the Temple of Athena Lindia (4th century BC) offers a great view of the St. Paul's Bay.
Before the ship runs out at midnight, there will be a dinner together in Lindos.
Today we spend a relaxing sea day on board again. The motto is to enjoy the ship and recharge your batteries for the next two challenging golf days.
Today we arrive at 7:00 a.m. in Antalya, where we first play the Lykia Golf Club. The challenging Links Course with its sand dunes and undulating green fairways blends harmoniously into the landscape of Belek. Again and again, beautiful views open up to the sea, where several fairways lead directly along.
If you do not have enough of golfing you can also play the Carya Golf Club under flootlight in the evening, a course in the great design of traditional English heather courts. Running on gentle sand hills, the exposed tracks stretch along pine and eucalyptus forests.
Today, the National Golf Club in Belek is on our program, a place with a special flair that not only radiates the British-style clubhouse. Directly on the Mediterranean coast in beautifully landscaped gardens and surrounded by pine and eucalyptus trees you are invited to play.
At 6 p.m. our ship runs out.
At 10 a.m. we arrive in Kastellorizo, also called Megisti. The small idyllic town, located on a natural harbor, is the capital of the only 9 sq km mountainous rocky island. Most of the 250 inhabitants live here. This paradisiacal city is built amphitheatrically around a tiny bay. Because the island is difficult to reach, it is considered an insider tip for people who seek seclusion and peace.
Today is again a day of the sea, which serves the recovery. Again, you can prepare yourself for another wonderful day of golf.
Around 8 a.m. we arrive in Limasol, the home port of the Running on Waves. We check out after breakfast and unfortunately have to say goodbye to the caring and sensitive crew.
Our transfer will take us to the 5 * Aphrodite Hills Resort, where we will check in, and then play the breathtaking 18-hole championship course built into the rolling Mediterranean landscape. It stretches over two plateaus and offers beautiful views of the sea from almost every hole.
Today it's time to say goodbye to the group, because every cruise also comes to an end. So everyone travels back home individually with many great memories in his or her luggage.