Aegean Discovery

9 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)
From (AUD)
$ 10,182
Dates & Pricing

2022 Athens (Piraeus) > Athens (Piraeus)

The iconic Cyclades

While there are many ways to experience the Greek Isles, you’ll find that exploring on board Scenic Eclipse offers an unrivalled experience and guarantees you an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The combination of this ultra-luxury yacht and discovery style of travel offers you an extraordinary experience.
The iconic Cyclades are captivating, beautiful isles with significant archaeological sites, azure waters, and precariously perched, charming seaside villages. Of the 39 islands in the archipelago, only 24 have inhabitants. Your discovery voyage visits places largely unknown to all but locals and discerning travellers. On guided walks, learn first-hand about contemporary life along these sun-drenched shores.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
501M
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Athens (Piraeus)

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

    Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and the epicentre of Western civilisation, is a city for all eternity and the starting point for your discovery voyage.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Patmos, Skala Harbour

    Around the 16th Century, Skala was one of the most important commercial ports in the Mediterranean, where trading of pirated goods took place. As you stroll down the windy path in the centre of the island, you will find it hard to imagine that Patmos inspired St. John to write the Book of Revelation in what is now known as the ‘Cave of the Apocalypse’. Shimmering coastline, sheer cliffs and volcanic soil, Patmos is one of the smallest and most stunning inhabited islands in the Aegean. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the highlights of Patmos, including the Cave of the Apocalypse, or discover some hidden gems on the island while developing your creative skills during a photography tour. Alternatively, learn about the art and history of the island.

    Discovery

    Hike through the rugged northern territory of the island

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kusadasi is a popular Mediterranean port on the Turkish coastline. Sun, sea, bargain shopping and a lively night scene, are part of the Kusadasi attractions, but it is also home to natural wonders and ancient sites that appeal to international travellers from around the world. Kusadasi is also the ideal location for history lovers, from ancient sites, a Byzantine Period fortress and pirates of the Mediterranean. Wander the maze of the old quarter, and admire the houses decorated with flowers and birdcages. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the World Heritage-listed ancient city of Ephesus, or visit the village of Sirince, with its perfect mix of both traditional Turkish and Greek influences. Alternatively, experience the local wine at Sages Winery, or learn how hand woven Turkish carpets are produced.

    Discovery

    Choose a bike ride along the coast and admire the scenery.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a classical music concert while admiring the Library of Celsus dating back to the 2nd century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kos, Greece

    Dominated by the 15th century Neratzia Castle and the Ancient Agora ruins, with a temple, shrine and columns, our exploration into Grecian history continues in Kos. The third largest island in the Greek islands, Kos has been influenced by many cultures, including the Romans, the Venetians, the medieval Knights, and the Ottomans. One of the most important historical site is Asklepieion, a medical centre that followed the guidelines of the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates. Known as the ‘Cycling Island’, go for a bike ride around the endless coasts with the turquoise waters or through the mountains. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a cooking class, learning the traditional dishes of Moussaka and Tzatziki, or explore Asklepion where Hippocrates taught and practiced medicine. Choose to visit a locally run olive oil factory and winery for a tasting, or join a guided tour of Kos island. Alternatively, wander around the cobbled streets of Kos with a local.

    Discovery

    Explore Kos on a bike

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Lindos (Rhodes Island)

    Lindos was a famous city in the ancient world, and participated in the Trojan War. The last surviving ancient city that was mentioned by Homer and Herodotus, Lindos is impeccably preserved. The timeless Acropolis is perched atop the steep rock peak, and overlooks the whitewashed town of winding alleyways that spills over the mountain slope. Stroll through the sprawling village, losing yourself in the snaking streets originally designed to confuse pirates.

    Freechoice

    Tour the archaeological site of Lindos, or explore the island of Rhodes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Symi

    The colourful neo-classical houses and azure beaches of Symi Town welcome us. Stand on the observation deck as you come into port, entering a picture-perfect scenic traditional village. The impeccable architecture that stretches over the surrounding mountains will captivate you. Mingle with the locals and experience everyday life. With the port at the centre of the island, discover many little villages and beaches within walking distance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Katapola (Amorgos)

    Located at the south-eastern edge of the Cyclades archipelago, Amorgos is yet another beautiful Greek Island where the locals welcome you with a smile, making you feel right at home. Untouched by the mass tourism of its neighbours, Amorgos is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquillity, and the chance to get out on foot to explore. The location of the 1988 film ‘The Big Blue’, this island is a hidden gem that boasts natural landscape, mysterious caves, marvellous beaches and minimal Cycladic architecture. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the traditional village of Tholaria, or explore the highlights of Amorgos, including the 1000-year-old Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa and the picturesque capital Chora. Alternatively, experience the local culture during a cooking or dancing class.

    Discovery

    Hike along the coast admiring the amazing sea view, and cool off at Maltezi Beach before heading back to Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Mykonos

    Mykonos is a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Discover the island where simplicity meets glamour, with minimal Cycladic architecture, traditional windmills and magical sunsets. Stroll the narrow paved streets of Chora, lined with award winning restaurants and designer boutiques. Marvel at the emerald, azure and deep blue waters lapping at the many beaches. This is the perfect place to indulge in some included water sport activities.

    Freechoice

    Board a local boat and sail to the ancient island of Delos, or explore Mykonos town and the traditional village of Ano Mera. Choose to learn the ancient and modern art of mosaic-making, or stroll through the streets of Mykonos before a wine tasting. Alternatively, relax on Elia beach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Piraeus (Athens)

    Welcome back to Piraeus (Athens). Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight .

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive luxury
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 4 member Specialist Discovery Team
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

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