RUNNING ON WAVES

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Dodecanese Cruise
Mysteries of Atlantida and hellenistic highlights

10 September 2022 - 17 September 2022
8 days/7 nights

These islands offer so much that one moment filled up with emotions you will try to behold Poseidon in the image of a fish-tailed winged leopard. You are interested what is "so much"? You will find here truly outstanding sunsets, a garden-island, vibrant nightlife, a battle place of Zeus and Titans, giants`petrified testicles, an Apollo`s abode... This is where the true Greece is... 

Map

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Athens-Piraeus

Day 1 Athens-Piraeus

Ten kilometres southwest of central Athens, Piraeus is dazzling in its scale, its seemingly endless quays filled with ferries, ships and hydrofoils. While technically its own city, it melds into the Athens sprawl, with close to half a million people living in the greater area.

The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from their yachts for the day.

Arrival:
Departure: 20:00

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Mykonos

Day 2 Mykonos

Mykonos is the great glamourous island of Greece and flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style and party-hard reputation.

It is the island of modern-day celebrities and not the island of spirits of the past. Sharon Stone and Brad Pitt, Madonna and Mike Jagger, Gina Lollobrigida and Sofia Loren visit the island quite often– this is a holiday! Enjoy!

Mykonos is the jumping-off point for the archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos.

Arrival: 13:00
Departure: 20:00

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Patmos

Day 3 Patmos

Patmos is known as the 'Holy Island' or, less appealingly, 'the island of the Apocalypse' after St John the Divine who, exiled some 2000 years ago, envisioned the end of the world in a cave and recorded this in the disturbing Book of Revelation: 'And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and 10 horns...'
In the Greek myths Patmos was referred to as 'Latmos', a sunken mountain which Artemis and Poseidon persuaded Zeus to resurface. You'll be glad they did, for this hourglass-shaped island has no sizeable towns, just the picturesque harbour community of Skala, and labyrinthine village of hillside Hora.
Patmos still abounds in barely disturbed bays lined with sand and pebble beaches, lulled by limpid waters and overlooked by pine- and heather-coated hillsides.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 23:59

4
Kos

Day 4 Kos

Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 16:00

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Santorini

Day 5 Santorini

This island houses the largest sea volcano in the world. Part of its crater went under water during an eruption, thus creating a caldera – a funnel filled with sea water. The resulting intense tsunami led to the sunset of the Minoan civilization.

The edge of the caldera is an upright rock, approximately 300 meters high. One may get to the top on foot, conquering 687 steps, ride a mountain road lined with stones, or take a funicular. Once up at the height of 220 meters above sea level, you will find yourself in the most beautiful town of Fira – the capital of Santorini.

All sunsets at Santorini are as unique as the colors of the sea before the sun sets, and they never repeat themselves. Add to this incredible multicolored beaches with volcano sand and you get one of the most wonderful places on Earth!

Arrival: 12:00
Departure: 23:59

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Ios

Day 6 Ios

Ios is a Cycladic island sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It may be popular among the youth as one of the top party islands in Greece, thanks to the crazy Ios nightlife, but the truth is that Ios is much more than that!

Boasting the typical seductive Cycladic landscape, Ios Greece has tiny whitewashed houses, narrow cobblestone alleys, picturesque cliff top villages and, of course, mesmerizing Ios beaches.

During the day, Ios island is the absolute Cycladic paradise. People escape the summer heat at the golden beaches, where they take a dip in the crystal clear Aegean waters. When the sun goes down, the bars and restaurants of Ios Chora come alive! The crowds start peeling themselves away from the scenic beaches, to get lost in the wild Ios party scene...Until next morning!

Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 19:00

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Naxos

Day 7 Naxos

The largest of the Cyclades, Naxos packs a lot of bang for its buck. Its main city of Hora (known also as Naxos) has a gorgeous waterfront and a web of steep cobbled alleys below its hilltop kastro, all filled with the hubbub of tourism and shopping. You needn't travel far, though, to find isolated beaches, atmospheric mountain villages and ancient sites.
Naxos was a cultural centre of Classical Greece and Byzantium, and Venetian and Frankish influences also left their mark.

Its high mountains form rain clouds, and consequently Naxos is more fertile and green than most of the other Cyclades islands. It produces olives, grapes, figs, citrus fruit, corn and potatoes.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 14:00

8
Athens-Piraeus

Day 8 Athens-Piraeus

Ten kilometres southwest of central Athens, Piraeus is dazzling in its scale, its seemingly endless quays filled with ferries, ships and hydrofoils. While technically its own city, it melds into the Athens sprawl, with close to half a million people living in the greater area.

The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from their yachts for the day.

Arrival: 08:00
Departure:

* Please note  the quoted timing (arrival /departure time to/from the islands) is indicative and may slightly change due to weather conditions and especially for the sake of better provisioning of all the activities and benefits of the cruise.

 

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