||Marina Zea – Athens
||Kusadasi – Turkey
||Mykonos – Kythnos (swim stop)
||Marina Zea – Athens
||Disembark 08:30 AM
Day 1 – Friday, August 24, 2018 – Embarkation on Harmony V
For those arriving early staying at the Electra Metropolis hotel, You will be transferred from Host Hotel to the Marina Zeas. Embarkation will begin at 3pm. Embark our yacht, the Harmony V. After boarding, we’ll enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail. Our ship sets sail for Polyaigos. This evening we have a Welcome Dinner on board following safety instructions and an introduction to our yacht. Overnight at sea sailing to the island of Polyaigos.
Day 2 – Saturday, August 25, 2018 – Polyagos – Milos
The mysterious island of Polyaigos is the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean. It is rich with flora and fauna, including monk seal. Its pristine beaches are on our radar today. We will stop for a swim in the emerald water of the Aegean before sailing on to Milos. The volcanic island of Milos is most famous for being the home of the Venus de Milo now in the Louvre Museum. This small island has dozens of beaches, the most of any Cycladic island. We will take time to explore the Chora (town) and take a swim amongst surreal rock formations.
Day 3 – Sunday, August 26, 2018 – Santorini
We reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera, in the morning. We will go ashore by local tenders and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. An optional tour visits Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will end in Oia, famous for its sunset. For those who wish, we will hike back toward Fira to enjoy the spectacular views of the caldera. Back aboard for dinner and a late sail to the island of Patmos.
Day 4 – Monday, August 27, 2018 – Patmos
Early morning arrival in Patmos. Enjoy breakfast of deck. Our optional Patmos excursion includes two Unesco World Heritage sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John, where the apostle St. John was purported to have written the Fourth Gospel and the Book of Revelations, and the historic center of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital, or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
Day 5 – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – Kusadasi, Turkey
Early morning sailing to Kusadasi, Turkey. Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As we tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! Enjoy free time in town to shop for carpets or other treasures. Late in the evening we sail to Mykonos. Overnight at sea.
Day 6 – Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Mykonos/Delos
The ship sails into the white and blue Cyclades. Early this morning we sail into Mykonos harbor. Enjoy a optional boat ride to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On a guided walking tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this Unesco World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour, we return to Mykonos. In Mykonos discover its brilliant white houses as you stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes“ appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life with a visit to ‘Jackie O,’ a popular gay club. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 7 – Thursday, August 30, 2018 – Mykonos/Kythnos
At day break we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Kythnos after lunch on board. We stop for a swim stop. Afterwards we sail to Athens and Marina Zeas where we overnight. Our celebrate with a farewell dinner aboard ship this evening.
Day 8 – Friday, August 31, 2018 – Marina Zeas – Athens
After breakfast it is time to bid farewell to the crew. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (One bus transfer will be arranged to the airport. Private transfers are available upon request).