8 Days cruises from Marmaris, Turkey
& the Islands of the Eastern Aegean
02 April - 12 November 2012
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Day 1: Marmaris, Turkey
Embarkation 3 to 4 pm.
In the evening, we reach the quaint port of Symi with its typical
architecture and lively atmosphere. Overnight in port.
Day 2: Patmos, Greece
In the morning we reach Lipsous island fo a short swim stop (weather permitting).
Mid day we arrive at magnificent Patmos, the Island of St. John's exile.
Your optional Patmos afternoon excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage
Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the
medieval town of Chora. Overnight in port.
Day 3: Kusadasi, Turkey
The bustling port of Kusadasi is your gateway to Ephesus one of the greatest
classical sites of the Mediterranean. The white marble library, the marble
theatre and the Roman baths will show the facets of Ancient Greek and Roman
culture. Morning excursion to Ephesus. Overnight in port.
Day 4: Didim, Turkey
Didim, home of the antique city of Didyma was successively a Mycenaean,
Cretan, Persian, Roman and Byzantine settlement. The optional excursions
showcases the Oracle Shrine of Apollo and the Ancient city of Miletus once a
powerful Ionian and is considered to have given birth to Western philosophy
and to Thales in particular. Overnight in port.
Day 5: Bodrum, Turkey
Today we reach Bodrum known in the Antiquity as Halicarnassus, the
capital city of Caria Kingdom. Herodotus the father of History was born
there. Centuries later the Knight of St. John took over the city and built
St Peter's Castle. Our optional excursion includes the Halicarnassus site,
the castle and the Mausoleum, once one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
We leave Bodrum around midnight for a night sailing to Rhodes.
Day 6: Rhodes, Greece
This morning we reach Rhodes, the city famous for its amazing fortified
Old City, one of the best preserved Medieval settlement in Europe. Your
optional excursion will also include a visit to the fishing village of Lindos
and to the nearby Acropolis of Lindos. Overnight in port, near the Old Town.
Day 7: Fethiye, Turkey
We leave Rhodes at 4 am and sail to Fethiye, called Telmessos in ancient
times. The city was very prominent and a centre of prophecy, pledged to Apollon.
That the city life was rich and highly cultured during the Hellenistic and Roman
periods is evident from the existing monuments. Today the majority of ancient
ruins in Telmessos are rock-tombs, Lycian-type sarcophagi, the fortress and the
Roman Theatre. Your morning excursion will also bring you to Pinara.
After lunch you will return to port and board the HALIS TEMEL to sail to the Cleopatra Sunken baths site before re-embarking the HALIS TEMEL for a night at anchor in a quiet bay. Overnight at anchor.
Day 8: Marmaris, Turkey
Early morning we sail to Marmaris. Disembarkation after 9.30.
|Category|| Cabin Description|| Double|
|B|| Lower Deck, Double bedded Cabins|| 1669|
|A|| Lower Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins|| 1885|
|S|| Supplement for Double/Twin Cabin for Single Use|| 50%|
|3rd person|| Reduction in Category A Cabin|| 30%|
|Port Charges|| 145|
prices are in CAD per person based on double occupancy
- 3 nights Classical Tour of Greece
- Meals as indicated in the itineary
- Athens half-day sightseeing tour
- All transfers
- All hotel taxes and service charges
- All entrance fees to sites and museums
Marmaris Northbound Cruise
02*, 09*, 16*, 23*, 30* April
07, 14, 21, 28 May
04, 11, 18, 25 June
02, 09, 16, 23, 30 July
06, 13, 20, 27 August
03, 10, 17, 24 September
01, 08, 15, 22*, 29* October
05*, 12* November
Low Season Offer: 10% Discount on cruise fare for all dates shown with asterisks