Sail from Athens to the Turkish coast and the lively port of Kusadasi, from where it is possible to explore the remarkable archaeological site of Ephesus, whose paved streets still bear the mark of ancient chariot wheels.
Visit picturesque Patmos, with its sacred grotto and 11th-century monastery, and the island of Amorgos, where a thriving harbour offers relaxation in traditional tavernas and bars, with nearby sandy beaches for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling.
Delightful Mykonos has a flourishing cafe culture and a relaxed charm, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delos nearby is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The stunning island of Spetses is the final visit.
S542 Operated by Star Clippers
Northern Cyclades and Turkey Tall Ship Cruise
Day 1 - Piraeus (Greece)
Embark in Piraeus, the port for Athens.
Day 2 - At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea with time to relax on Star Flyer.
Day 3 - Kusadasi
Late morning arrive in Kusadasi. This lively port is the entry-point for the remarkable archaeological site of Ephesus. Broad, paved streets still bear the marks of chariot wheels. There is much to see in the city which once welcomed Antony and Cleopatra, including the façade of the Celsus Library, the amphitheatre and numerous temples dedicated to the gods.
Day 4 - Patmos (Greece)
Above the picturesque harbour town of Skala is the Sacred Grotto where St John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation, and the fortified 11th century Monastery, built to protect the monks, their remarkable temple and a library of treasured texts. The views from here are spectacular. Skala's waterfront is lined with cafes and restaurants and there are sandy beaches at Diakofti and Kampos.
Day 5 - Amorgos
The island of Amorogos has more than its share of historic sites, including a 4th century BC Hellenistic Tower, a Venetian Castle in the Hora, and the white, rock-hewn Monastery of Chozoviotissa, reached via a flight of stone steps high up above the sea. The sandy beach near the port of Katapola has restaurants and cafes.
Day 6 - Mykonos
Fashionable Mykonos has rocky hillsides and beautiful beaches, and a vibrant cafe culture around the harbour.
Day 7 - Spetses
Visit the beautiful island of Spetses which has a rich naval history. Perhaps enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, admire the grand mansions or discover the majestic cathedrals.
Day 8 - Piraeus
Disembark in Piraeus.
The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.