VIBRANT GREECE & TURKEY - LUXURY YACHT CRUISE
Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Athens, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of Greece and Turkey. The Greek capital, Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece, the remnants of which have been beautifully preserved, namely the Acropolis.
Day 2 - Transit the Corinth Canal & Itea
Built during the 19th century, the Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Sail through to the waterfront town of Itea, to explore the archaeological site of Delphi, regarded by the Ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world.
A guided tour of Delphi
Day 3 - Katakolo
The tiny fishing village of Katakolo is situated on a headland overlooking the Ionian Sea and separating the Gulf of Kyparissia from the rest of the Ionian. It is the gateway to Olympia, where the first ever Olympic Games were held to honour the Greek Gods.
Day 4 - Chania, Crete Island
Chania is the central destination of the Western side of the island. It is located close to plenty of charming small villages and farms. In the area, you will find many attractions and lovely beaches.
Enjoy a folklore show on board
Day 5 - Santorini
Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty, carved by its aftereffects. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful, rugged cliffs overlooking where the Aegean Sea meets with white sandy beaches.
Day 6 - Mykonos
Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop.
Walking tour of Mykonos
Day 7 - Amorgos
The furthest eastern island of the Cyclades group, Amorgos is a secret, untouched hideaway where unique natural landscapes are dotted with Cycladic architecture. Here, beautiful beaches welcome relaxation and hiking trails awaken the adventurer in you.
Guided tour of the white village
Day 8 - Rhodes
The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all. Lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Walking tour of Medieval Rhodes and the Grand Masters Palace
Day 9 - Patmos
In the north of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, the sacred Aegean Island of Patmos is famous as the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation. Patmos is a wonderful stop for those inspired by nature, architecture, history or, simply, for sun worshippers.
Walking tour of the old town
Downhill hike from the Monastery of St John to the cave of the Apocalipse
Day 10 - Bodrum, Turkey
Reaching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, the stunning twin bays of Bodrum are home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, built between 350 and 353BC for Mausolus. While Bodrum has a rich history, the city is a modern playground for Turkish and foreign visitors alike, with two contrasting sides, east and west.
Day 11 - Kusadasi
With a history which includes chapters of Persian, Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Venetian rule, Kusadasi is today a modern city that retains some of its vestiges from long ago and it is the main gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city.
Guided tour of Ephesus
Folklore show with local tasting
Day 12 - Bozcaada Island
Bozcaada is a small island of 39 km2, lined with beautiful beaches and land covered with vineyards. It is well preserved and protected by its inhabitants. The sea is crystal clear, the cuisine simple and healthy where mezzes are honored while tasting a local wine.
Day 13 - Canakkale & Cruising Dardenelles
In the Marmara region of north-western Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Gallipoli to the serenity of beautiful beaches, wineries, and unique local food.
Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula
Day 14 - Istanbul
Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul connects Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe. Learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity.
Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazar
Day 15 - Istanbul, Turkey
Today you’ll disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.