The best of the Aegean Islands and Turkey Cruise
8 day Greece & Turkey cruises from Athens – Marina Zea on board a 25 cabin Sail Cruiser
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Aegean Islands and of Turkey. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.
She was launched in 2004. This state of the art sail cruiser has sailed all around the Mediterranean and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety.
During the day, life on board centres around the outdoor areas including the 2 bars and the sun deck. In the evening you can relax in one of the ship’s indoor lounge or have a drink while enjoying the views from the spectacular outdoor bar lounge. The swimming platform enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
The cabins are located on 3 decks and are finished with beautifully crafted wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins on the Upper and main decks are equipped with windows while cabins on the lower deck have portholes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes
ALPHA-5 GREECE & TURKEY CRUISE 2020
8 days cruise from Athens/Marina Zea
Day 1 – MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS
Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail for Ios. Welcome dinner. Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini.
Day 2 – IOS - SANTORINI
In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Afternoon optional tour to 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 sun set. Overnight at sea to Patmos
Day 3 - PATMOS
Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
Day 4 - PATMOS – KUSADASI – SAMOS
Early morning sailing to Kusadasi - Turkey. Early in the morning, we sail 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 you 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! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos. Late afternoon, we reach Samos and the quaint port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside cafes. Late in the evening we sail to Delos Mykonos. Overnight at sea.
Day 5 – DELOS – MYKONOS
The ship sails into white and blue Cyclades. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional 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 will sail to into a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbour. We reach ail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and 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. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 6 - MYKONOS – TINOS
At day break we leave Mykonos to reach the island of Tinos. We reach the beach of Ysternia for a swim stop and a barbeque. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour - Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos Villages. We will visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo, Volax. We will visit the famous basket weavers of Tinos and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. Overnight in Tinos.
Day 7 – TINOS – KYTHNOS - CAPE SOUNION – MARINA ZEA
In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos for our last swimstop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion. We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for a farewell cocktails & dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounio to reach Marina Zea. Overnight Marina Zea.
Day 8 – MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS
Disembarkation after breakfast.
Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Alpha Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Alpha Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
|ALPHA-5 GREECE & TURKEY CRUISE 2020|
|SAILING DATES FROM ATHENS|
|CABIN CATEGORIES||EUROS||U.S $|
|Cat C - Lower Deck, Twin or Double bedded cabins||€2,150||$2,590|
|Cat B - Lower Deck, Twin or Double bedded cabins||€2,500||$3,090|
|Cat A - Main or Upper Deck, Double or Twin bedded cabins||€3,150||$3,790|
|Reduction for 3rd person in Cat. B||30%||30%|
|Children 7-10 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat B||50%||50%|
|Children 10-16 years old in triple cabin w/2 adults in Cat B||35%||35%|
|Single Supplement In Category C and B||60%||60%|
|Single Supplement In Category A||75%||75%|
* 10% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT FOR ALL RESERVATIONS MADE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2020
10% EBD Conditions & Restrictions
Cruise fares are per person and week and include
25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.
75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.
240 to 120 days from embarkation € 120/ $140—cancellation fees
119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
Cancellations must be confirmed by ALPHA in writing in all cases.
There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing pax number received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by ALPHA in writing.
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 11-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted.
NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE
Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro 13.00-15.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.