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Sail the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea on a tall ship, docking at Patmos, Amorgos, and the idyllic island of Mykonos

With the mighty Acropolis citadel towering over Byzantine churches, Athens makes an appropriate starting point for this history-laden voyage. It's here in Athens' port, Piraeus, that you'll board the glorious Star Clipper, a four masted ship carrying only 166 guests.

Joining you on board for part of this cruise will be Victoria Hislop, the best-selling author who has written many novels set in Greece. Victoria has a great passion for the country, and will host a drinks reception and give a talk about her career as well as signing copies of her new book, The Figurine.

Setting sail from Athens, Star Clipper will take you to some of the most fascinating locations on the Aegean Coast, starting with Kusadasi in Turkey. Here you can relax in the bay of Camlimani, where you can take a refreshing dip in the translucent waters. You can also choose to take an excursion to Ephesus (not included) the intriguing ancient Greek city.

You'll then sail onwards to the Cyclades, a group of islands with a rich tapestry of history influenced by their many conquerors, including the Minoans, the Persians, the Byzanites and the Romans. The first stop is Patmos, where you can see the cave where Saint John the Divine is said to have lived.

Star Clipper will also dock in Amorgos, where you'll witness the fascinating cliff-clinging monastery of Hozoviotissas on an excursion joined by Victoria Hislop, Mykonos, where you can relax in a seafront tavern or on a pristine beach, and Spetses, with its impressive grand mansions and churches.

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Victoria Hislop
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Victoria Hislop is a best-selling author whose gripping historical novel The Island has inspired thousands of readers to visit the deserted Greek island of Spinalonga just off the coast of Crete and has sold over six million copies worldwide.

Price includes

  • Seven nights' accommodation on Star Clipper on a full board basis
  • All port fees and gratuities
  • A copy of Victoria Hislop's latest book, one per booking
  • Go on a tour with Victoria Hislop to visit the Hozoviotissa Monastery and Chora in Amorgos
  • Enjoy a drinks reception on Star Clipper with Victoria including a talk on her career, Q&A and book signing
  • British Airways return flights from the UK to Athens including hold luggage*

  • Transfers to and from the airport

  • One night's pre-cruise accommodation at a hotel in Athens

  • Flight exclusive price also available, see below (includes pre tour stay in Athens, arrival transfers, group transfer to the ship and return transfer)

Additional information

Flights
20-28 September 2024
Departing London 08.35 arriving Athens 14.20
Returning from Athens 14.35 arriving London 16.30
Including 23kg hold luggage. Alternative flights are available, please call for details. Supplements may apply.
Single supplement
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Accommodation
Starclipper

*This information is indicative and subject to change*

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From
Fri, Fri, Sep 20, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,844*

* From price is per person, FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Hold luggage allowance is 23kg. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30% plus air fare. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 20, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,894*

* From price is per person, FOR ALL OTHER TRAVELLERS, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Hold luggage allowance is 23kg. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30% plus air fare. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Sat, Sat, Sep 21, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,435*

* From price is per person, FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Price does not include flights. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Sat, Sat, Sep 21, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,485*

* From price is per person, FOR ALL OTHER TRAVELLERS, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Athens
    Athens, Greece

    On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day is free to explore the wonderful city of Athens at your own pace. You'll be staying at a four star hotel in Athens, well situated for exploring many of the Greek capital's major attractions.

  2. Day
    2
    Athens
    Athens, Greece

    Today you'll have another day to spend in Athens. Your hotel is just 0.2km from the Acropolis, the ancient citadel which towers over Byzantine churches and pop-up warehouse bars. You'll discover the city's captivating blend of history and modernity as you wander its streets. After seeing the Acropolis you can stroll through charming narrow streets and have a drink in a traditional taverna. This afternoon you'll board Star Clipper.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    At sea
    Aegean Sea,

    Today your voyage along the Aegean Coast begins. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship.

    Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges and a peaceful library.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Samos Straight and Kusadasi, Turkey
    Kusadasi, Turkey

    After a day at sea, you'll dock today in Kusadasi, Turkey. Kusadasi is a popular Turkish port of call for cruise ships, as not only is it a bustling resort town full of shops, bars and restaurants, but it is also the main access point for the famous archaeological site at Ephesus.

    You have the option to take a tour at Ephesus (not includded), where extensive excavations have revealed an ancient city through which visitors can now wander and observe the wonders of a bygone civilisation.

    Near Kusadasi, on Turkey's turquoise coast, Star Clipper will make a stop at Camlimani, a small, secluded bay. Here you can swim at the beach, snorkel, or simply stroll the pine scented grounds.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Patmos, Greece
    Patmos, Greece

    Today you'll dock in Patmos. This serene island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine, the cave where he is said to have lived is now the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. It houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its treasury.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Amorgos, Greece
    Aigiali Amorgou, Greece

    Victoria Hislop joins you today on a guided visit to the spectacular Hozoviotissa monastery. Amorgós' cliff-clinging monastery of Hozoviotissa is the second oldest monastery in Greece, dating back to 1017.

    It was commissioned by the Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus to house a 9th century icon of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the island, which arrived mysteriously on the seashore aboard an unmanned boat coming from the Holy Land. The monastery hangs off the cliff face 300 metres above sea level, directly above the point where the icon came ashore.

    You'll then head to Chora, the mediaeval capital of Amorgos, situated on top of a hill some 400m above sea level and is dominated by a 13th Century Venetian castle, the Kastro.

    Chora is the archetypal picture-perfect Greek village, with windmills, early Christian and Byzantine churches, dazzling white houses and winding stone paths. You'll get to try some Greek delicacies here, including Raki with honey and spices and loukoumades (local sweets).

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Mykonos, Greece
    Mykonos, Greece

    Your stop today is one of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos, where you'll see its pretty contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colourful harbour, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.

    Take time to have a drink in one of the many stylish bars lining the harbour, or relax on one of the sandy beaches and take a dip in the fresh water.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Spetses, Greece
    Spetses, Greece

    Today's port of call is Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, with grand mansions lining narrow cobbled streets.

    Due to its rich history there are many attractions worthy of a visit including museums, churches and cathedrals. There are also many beautiful beaches within easy reach where you can soak up the sun or take part in the water sports on offer.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Departure
    Athens, Greece

    Today you'll arrive back in Piraeus, near Athens as your cruise comes to an end. You'll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 20, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,844*

* From price is per person, FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Hold luggage allowance is 23kg. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30% plus air fare. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

London (LON)
From
Fri, Fri, Sep 20, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,894*

* From price is per person, FOR ALL OTHER TRAVELLERS, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Hold luggage allowance is 23kg. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30% plus air fare. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

London (LON)
From
Sat, Sat, Sep 21, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,435*

* From price is per person, FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Price does not include flights. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

Athens (GR)
From
Sat, Sat, Sep 21, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,485*

* From price is per person, FOR ALL OTHER TRAVELLERS, based on two people sharing a cat 6 cabin, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Events are exclusive to passengers onboard Star Clipper. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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