Mediterranean delights on an island-studded adventure
Secluded beaches, ancient ruins, local flavours and spectacular sunsets – this nine-day Adventure Cruise offers a hearty dose of Greek island life with a splash of Turkish delights. Tick off the idyllic Santorini and Mykonos and stray from the pack to the lesser-visited Cyclades, sail through sparkling waters on a small ship and soak up the salty sea breezes as you explore charming hill villages and hidden coves. Visit ancient archaeological sites and spend time learning about Delos, the ruins of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. Add a healthy helping of delicious Greek cuisine and the endless opportunities to swim and snorkel off the back of your boat, and you’ve got yourself and unforgettable overwater odyssey through the Aegean Sea.
Explore the historical city of Athens on a walking tour, get the insider lowdown from your local leader and discover hidden gems and highlights that you won’t find in a guidebook.
Whether you want to revel in the atmosphere of Mykonos or relax on own your private paradise at Manganari Beach, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun.
Enjoy an amazing view as you taste the local wines in Santorini.
Join a local guide and brush up on your history as you explore Delos – one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece.
This is small ship Adventure Cruising, which means you’ll be sailing on a yacht with up to 40 other people. The boat is spacious and comfortable, but the itinerary focuses more on the destination than on-board activities. Instead of a pool, we have the sea itself. Instead of a casino, we’ve got board games and a good book. There’s also no formal dress code to worry about and wi-fi is available for a small charge.
Our ship moves under engine power, rather than sailing, so all cabins will experience light engine noise when the ship is moving (and occasionally when we drop anchor). It’s probably worth packing earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.
Onshore activities and excursions will involve a bit of walking. You’ll be visiting ancient sites and historical places, and at times you may have to cross cobbled streets and uneven ground, sometimes in hot conditions. If you have any concerns, please speak to your group leader before taking part.
Most of our departures run in peak season, when the seas are calmer. The ship will experience some roll and pitch in choppy conditions, however all of our ships come equipped with stabilisers to minimise movement. There will be seasickness tablets on board and your crew will do all they can to minimise any discomfort.
There are no lifts (elevators) on board our ships, so you’ll have to navigate a few steep flights of stairs (fitted with handrails) to access all the decks.
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In 2021 this trip will be onboard the M/S Panorama
ITINERARY CHANGE for September and October departures ONLY in 2021
Due to the border restrictions between Greece and Turkey we have removed the stop in Kudasai, Turkey and replaced it with a stop in Syros, Greece.
The itinerary has been amended online to reflect these changes.for the upcoming departures.
For all 2022 departures the itinerary will revert to sailing to Turkey with the stop in Kudasai. The 2022 itinerary will be updated online in September 2021.
COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT ARRIVAL TRANSFER
A complimentary arrival transfer is available from the airport to the hotel in Athens. Please advise your flight details at least 14 days prior to departure.
SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS
Please note this trip has special booking conditions that deviate from our standard booking conditions. You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD600, USD600, EUR400, NZD600, GBP300, CAD600, CHF450 or ZAR6,000 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.
ENHANCED HEALTH SCREENING
We have introduced additional safety measures on this trip, all customers must be fully vaccinated to join this trip. You will need to be fully vaccinated by receiving the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. More information can be found on our Coronavirus (covid 19) – Customer Information page https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/covid19
On day one of this trip all customers are required to take a rapid antigen test which will be organised to take place at the hotel between 6-7pm. There is no cost for this test.
During the trip there will also be regular body temperature and blood oxygen content checks - all non- invasive checks that are a requirement from our ship operator.
COUNTRY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Please ensure you regularly check your Governments travel advisories for the latest entry requirements for Greece and Turkey.
Single travellers will share a twin a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge. A single passenger cannot be booked or confirmed in a double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.
This trip is run by our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. Your group will be a mixture of Intrepid booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Peregrine.
There are many opportunities for snorkelling during this trip. There are limited diving masks, snorkels and fins provided onboard the yacht and are for use by all passengers. They are disinfected prior to use. Some customers may prefer to bring their own diving mask, snorkel and fins from home to avoid sharing the equipment on board.
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