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Greek Islands by Gulet

Join us onboard a luxury gulet for a cruise along the cerulean waters of the Aegean. As we sail leisurely across the sparkling sea, we pause to explore the spectacular ancient treasures found on the islands of the Dodecanese and the Cyclades. Voyage to ancient ruins, experience Greek culture, and swim in the azure waters on the journey of a lifetime.

September 14 – 29, 2018 (16 Days)
$7,795(exc. international airfare)
Single supp: $4,200
All meals included

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Tour Description

Join us aboard a luxury gulet for an island-hopping cruise on the waters of the Aegean. As we sail leisurely across the sparkling sea, we pause to explore the spectacular ancient treasures found on the islands of the Dodecanese and the Cyclades. Voyage to ancient ruins, experience Greek culture, and swim in the azure waters on the journey of a lifetime.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take to the waves and reach fascinating places difficult to access by land
  • Discover ancient Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, with its abundance of evocative ruins and statues

  • Sail to Kos and explore the Asklepieion, an ancient medical center dedicated to the god of healing, Asclepius
  • Spend a relaxed afternoon walking the streets of Kos’ Old Town, buzzing with life and lined with small shops and cafés

2018 Itinerary

DAY 1 & 2: RHODES
We meet in Rhodes, our first Dodecanese island. Here, we board our luxury gulet and embark on our spectacular tour of the Aegean.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 3: RHODES
Today we explore the magnificent Acropolis of Lindos and then drive to the town of Rhodes, where we visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes among other sites.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 4: SYMI
We sail to Symi, stopping at its stunning Panormitis Harbor, and tour the Panormitis Monastery. We visit the site at Castri and then continue our cruise to Nisyros this afternoon.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 5: NISYROS
Our entire day is devoted to this island. Enjoy a walking tour of Nikea, visit the Archaeological Museum and see the volcanic Stefanos crater.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 6: ASTYPALAIA
Enjoy a delicious lunch aboard the gulet as we sail to beautiful Astypalaia. This is an island of whitewashed villages and idyllic sandy beaches. Once there, we explore archaeological treasures including the capital town of Chora, the ancient Kylindra Infant Cemetery and a Roman bath complex.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 7: SANTORINI
Our cruise to Santorini is made more engaging by a lecture from our expert guide and, upon arrival, we enjoy incredible views from the Profitis Ilias Monastery. Later, we will be treated to a decadent wine tasting and there may be opportunities for additional tours to interesting local sites if time permits.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 8: SANTORINI
Today we take in Fira and discover a treasure trove of Minoan artifacts from its ancient history. We visit the Minoan Bronze Age site of Akrotiri, beautifully preserved by a volcanic eruption back in 1627 BCE and the captivating Museum of Prehistoric Thera.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 9: SIKINOS
We tour ancient Thera, the sprawling ruins of a fascinating ancient city first occupied by the Dorians before setting sail to the secluded island of Sikinos. This afternoon we explore the verdant countryside and discover the Episkopi Monastery, a grand Roman tomb monument.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 10: PAROS
Today we glide across the Aegean to Paros, an island of architectural delights. We visit the Panagia Ekatontapiliani – Greece’s oldest remaining Byzantine church. We then tour the area’s Archaeological Museum, seeing artifacts from across the island, as well as experience a wine tasting this afternoon.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 11: SYROS
This morning we sail to Syros where we discover the sprawling archaeological reserve of Halandiani of Castri, an ancient settlement surrounded by a triple wall and a vast ancient cemetery rich in grave goods. This afternoon we set sail for Delos, the heart of the Cyclades and mythical birthplace of the god Apollo.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 12: DELOS
We spend a remarkable day exploring the now uninhabited site of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we walk across an island like no other, we find a myriad of significant archaeological sites from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Stroll though the quintessential Terrace of the Lions statues.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 13: NAXOS
Upon arrival in Naxos, once a cultural center of classical Greece, we traverse the impressive Temple of Dionysus, the artifact-rich Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Demeter. Later, we drive to the gorgeous village of Chalki and visit the Kitron Distillery.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 14: AMORGOS
We sail to Amorgos, a magnificent island with dramatic mountainous landscapes. Discover the 11th century Hozoviotissa Monastery before exploring Agia Triada and the ancient site of Minoa, where a wealth of captivating artifacts have been found.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 15: KOS
We awake to stunning views of Kos and we explore the island starting at the Asklepion. Nearby sites we visit include the Roman Odeion, the Altar of Dionysus, and the southern tip of Agora. Then, our farewell meal.
Hotel: The Halis Temel.

DAY 16: HOME
Today we depart this unforgettable part of the world for our flights back home.

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The Gulet Halis Hemel Hali-Temel-Gulet

Take to the turquoise seas aboard the Gulet Halis Hemel, and only because you’re not on dry land doesn’t mean any compromise has to be made in the standard of luxury you can expect on your stay …except, of course, the gentle roll under your feet as you ride the Mediterranean waves below.  The yacht is equipped with comfortable cabins and ensuite facilities, there are spacious lounge and dining areas on the upper-deck, as well as a jacuzzi, possibly the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of local wine while the sun disappears over the horizon. The yacht has a crew of seven so you can be assured your needs will be well taken care of.