Sailing Greece In Style
North Dodecanese Islands

Kos, Leros, Patmos, Arki, Marathi, Lipsi & Kalymnos
September 16 - 23, 2023
7 Nights
Starting at $7,335 /person

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1 Home base
6 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Sailing
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
1 Home base
6 Destinations
Group size : 10

The beauty of a yachting vacation is the freedom to stay longer or leave earlier - this is your expedition! Board our luxury Gulet for a week-long journey in the North Dodecanese Islands, hosted by an Art In Voyage team member and a crew of 5. Along the way, marvel at the incredible diversity of the lesser-known (and less crowded) North Dodecanese Greek islands, befriend the welcoming locals and discover the beauty of each of our destinations, unique in their own way. Uncover the magic of each town and village along the way, swim in some of the most pristine spots of the Mediterranean, indulge in Chef-prepared meals onboard and onshore, and sip on your favorite cocktail as we sail from sunset to sunset.
Come and join us as we uncover the magic of Greece's lesser-known North Dodecanese Islands.
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What is Included

Nights
7 nights on board our luxury Gulet
Master Suite or Deluxe Cabin

Meals
7 breakfasts

7 lunches (2 on shore)

7 dinners with wines (5 on shore)

Open bar on board

Activities
Swim stops and island tours along the way

Wine tasting, olive tasting and local transportation where needed

One cooking class

Kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling equipment

Walking tours of historical landmarks

And More
Private airport transfers in Kos

Port charges & fees

Services of an AIV host and 5 crew members

Travel Journal and Concierge Services, 24/7, by AIV

Highlights

Off The Beaten Path

While the Cyclades islands always come to mind when speaking of the Greek Islands, the country boasts tens of additional and far less known islands. There, thousands of years of history meet mixed cultures stemming from hundreds of years of migration, where Greek and Turkish culinary traditions meet locally produced delicacies, and where crystal clear waters meet deserted coves.

Peaceful and Relaxing Sailing

Cover more aboard our luxury Gulet and let yourself be pampered by your Captain and Crew eager to showcase the warmth of both Greek and Turkish cultures. Enjoy luxury accommodations and smooth sailing in a region little bothered by Autumn winds and capricious weather patterns, and indulge in carefully prepared local cuisine by your onboard Chef.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Kos to Leros | 2 hours

Day 1- Kos to Leros | 2 hours

Day 1 : Kos to Leros | 2 hours

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Welcome to Kos, an island with a very mild climate and fertile lands is especially well known for the Asclepion and as the famed birthplace of Hippocrates, “the Father of Medical Sciences”. On arrival, you are greeted by our team and whisked away to your luxury Gulet. Settle and relax with a cocktail in your hands before we set sail toward Leros. There, we arrive at the port dominated by a huge crusader castle and six windmills gracing the hilltop. Spreading upwards from the port is the area known as Platanos, the social hub of the island, which sits astride the saddle of the hill and merges with the picturesque fishing harbor of Pandeli on the other side. Our first dinner is set on board, and guests are encouraged to enjoy after-dinner cocktails on the island.

Leros to Patmos | 2 hours

Day 2- Leros to Patmos | 2 hours

Day 2 : Leros to Patmos | 2 hours

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After a lovely breakfast on board, guests are welcome to stroll the streets of Platanos before we set sail to local coves for what will become a daily tradition during this sailing: Swimming in local coves. After lunch on board, we set sail toward Patmos Patmos is not a large island but is one of the best-known. It was here that St. John completed the last part of The Apocalypse of John and this is why Patmos is sometimes called “The Jerusalem of the Aegean.” The Monastery of St. John’s towers above the capital, Chora, and actually the island seems to breathe faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a gift from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, the goddess of hunting and young women. Tonight, cocktails and dinner are set in town and paired with some fantastic Greek wines.

Patmos to Arki & Marathi | 1 hour

Day 3- Patmos to Arki & Marathi | 1 hour

Day 3 : Patmos to Arki & Marathi | 1 hour

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After breakfast, we take a stroll in town and pay a visit to the Monastery of St John. An immense 11th-century monastery-cum-fortress that has remained active, of which a section is open to visitors. The entrance courtyard leads into a sumptuously frescoed chapel, fronted by marble columns removed from an ancient temple. Upstairs, the museum housing church treasures display the original edict establishing the monastery, signed by the Byzantine emperor in 1088. For lunch, we are invited by a local Chef at his farm-to-table restaurant, encouraging guests to participate in the making of authentic cuisine. Later this afternoon, we head to another cove for swimming before setting sail for Arki. We enjoy sunset cocktails and dinner on board.

Arki to Marathi | 30 minutes

Day 4- Arki to Marathi | 30 minutes

Day 4 : Arki to Marathi | 30 minutes

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Arki and Marathi, just north of Patmos, are the most peaceful islets in the Dodecanese chain. Arki is probably one of the least visited islands in Greece, with a permanent population of only 40 people who make a living from farming, goat breeding, and fishing. With its beautiful and very picturesque harbor, Arki constitutes a paradise for yachts in the summer. We enjoy lunch on the small island of Marathi, another isolated paradise inhabited by two families only. Expect an eclectic mix of sailors, artists, and the occasional backpacker. Here, there are neither cars nor motorbikes – just a feeling of calm. Bring along books and bathing suits, and leave chaos well behind. Dinner is served on board

Marathi to Lipsi | 30 minutes

Day 5- Marathi to Lipsi | 30 minutes

Day 5 : Marathi to Lipsi | 30 minutes

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By now, guests have noticed a slowdown in long-distance sailing and instead, smaller hops between unique and incredible islands boasting crystal clear waters. Lipsi (known locally as Lipsos) is a small group of islets near Patmos. There are plenty of tavernas, cafés and shops in the village. Small churches and monasteries are scattered around the island. The beaches of Platis or Giolos are glorious with crystal green waters. On the island, the Church of the Catopanaghia, constructed in the 7th century, deserves a visit, along with the Church of Panopanaghia dating from the 15th century. Throughout the day, we enjoy stops in small coves, visits to local villages, picnic on the beach, and a lovely sunset dinner on board.

Lipsi to Kalymnos | 2 hours

Day 6- Lipsi to Kalymnos | 2 hours

Day 6 : Lipsi to Kalymnos | 2 hours

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After breakfast, we make our way to Kalymnos. The sailing of 2 hours takes us to Vathi town, which lies at the end of the deep fjord of Vathi and is a charming little place for our traditional daily swim stop. The island is known as “The Sponge Fishers’ Island”. The scenery is wild and dramatic with high rocky mountains plunging down to the sea making it a terrific spot for those who like to mountain-climb. The island also boasts lovely un-crowded beaches and bays. On the western side of the island lie the villages of Myrties and Massouri and the much quieter hamlets of Arginondas, Skalia and Emporios. On the northeast coast is the wild and beautiful bay of Palionisou where it feels as if life has stood still for a very long time. After cocktails in town, we enjoy dinner on board, looking at the quiet life on the island slowly coming to a rest..until the next day.

Kalymnos to Kos | 1h30

Day 7- Kalymnos to Kos | 1h30

Day 7 : Kalymnos to Kos | 1h30

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Slowly but surely, after breakfast and the traditional morning swim in a local cove, we make our way toward Kos. Lunch is served on board during the smooth and short sailing. Since guests have not had a chance to explore this island before, we have put together a private fun, and engaging walking tour with a local, uncovering its history reflected in architecture. The whitewashed stone houses with the bright colored shutters and the flat roofs which connect with the narrow cobbled paths lead to distinctive features from Ottoman architecture like Muslim mosques and marble fountains, as well as several Venetian buildings. Sunset cocktails and dinner are served onshore at one of our favorite eateries in Kos, celebrating new friendships and a glorious journey through some of the lesser-known Greek islands.

Why not extend?

Day 8- Why not extend?

Day 8 : Why not extend?

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This morning, you are transferred to the airport where you catch a connecting flight home. Have not had enough? Why not uncover the magic of Turkey with Bodrum only a ferry ride away? Or make your way to Istanbul for a true feast of the senses.

Accommodations

Virtuoso,  with her 6 spacious cabins , she will be serving her privileged 12 guests in Harmony and make sure they enjoy her amenities and water toys
Master Cabin #1 | Virtuoso
Deluxe Cabin | Virtuoso

Virtuoso Luxury Gulet

Greece

Sailing Virtuoso is a beautiful Turkish gulet with all the modern decor and facilities one may expect from a luxury yacht. This motorsailer (11knts per hour) of a new generation is as elegant as it is smooth sailing. Its 2017 enhancements brought spacious and more comfortable decks, a flybridge, and larger ensuite staterooms for our guest's comfort.
Virtuoso's interior space is bright and airy, tastefully decorated with a fully furnished kitchen (don't worry, it comes with a fantastic Chef) as well as several indoor and outdoor spaces for eating and relaxing. Not to forget the American bar that surrounds the...

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Sailing Virtuoso is a beautiful Turkish gulet with all the modern decor and facilities one may expect from a luxury yacht. This motorsailer (11knts per hour) of a new generation is as elegant as it is smooth sailing. Its 2017 enhancements brought spacious and more comfortable decks, a flybridge, and larger ensuite staterooms for our guest's comfort.
Virtuoso's interior space is bright and airy, tastefully decorated with a fully furnished kitchen (don't worry, it comes with a fantastic Chef) as well as several indoor and outdoor spaces for eating and relaxing. Not to forget the American bar that surrounds the flybridge sunbeds, boasting some of the best views for these famous Greek sunsets.
On the fun side, the yacht comes with several water toys: 2 canoes, 2 paddleboards, 1 waterski, 1 wakeboard, 1 surfboard, 1 Ringo, and all the snorkeling gear one may need.
Last but certainly not least, guests will be pampered by five local and international crew members, providing professional service to meet all the needs, safety, and convenience yachters may want while on vacation.

On Offer

Deluxe Cabin | Virtuoso
Deluxe Cabin | Virtuoso

Deluxe Cabin

$7,335 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,250/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Master Cabin #1 | Virtuoso
Master Cabin #1 | Virtuoso

Master Cabin

$7,861 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,250/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

What is Included

Nights
7 nights on board our luxury Gulet
Master Suite or Deluxe Cabin

Meals
7 breakfasts

7 lunches (2 on shore)

7 dinners with wines (5 on shore)

Open bar on board

Activities
Swim stops and island tours along the way

Wine tasting, olive tasting and local transportation where needed

One cooking class

Kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling equipment

Walking tours of historical landmarks

And More
Private airport transfers in Kos

Port charges & fees

Services of an AIV host and 5 crew members

Travel Journal and Concierge Services, 24/7, by AIV

Add-Ons and Extension

Discover Athens

$962 /person
Spend 2 nights in Athens and be pampered at one of our favorite 5-star properties. Your package will include room, tax, breakfasts daily, a private half-day tour of the city, and private airport transfers.

Fly over Cappadocia

$1,952 /person
Spend 3 nights in the heart of Cappadocia (Turkey) and uncover the incredible history that lies in front of you. Take a hot air balloon ride over the valley and let yourself be pampered at your 5 star property. Price is "from"

Discover Istanbul

$1,412 /person
Spend 2 nights in Instanbul, privately guided by our local specialists Burak and Sam. Uncover ancient history through tales and sites, and enjoy some of the local and authentic cuisine. 5-star property for 2 nights, private guided tour and transfers

Romantic Santorini

$1,874 /person
Extend your journey to the island of Santorini for 3 nights. Your package will include stay at one of our favorite 5-star property, private airport transfers, one way flight to Santorini, daily breakfasts, taxes and an activity of choice

What guests have said

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Gillian Jones

I would recommend AIV journeys over and over again! The attention to detail that begins with the ease of booking, amazing hosts and chefs, first-rate accommodations, superb logistical planning, top choices in excursions, activities, and dining are why we will keep going to AIV for dream vacations! Oh, the little surprises along the way are the cherry on top for me!

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Jennifer Robinson

Art in Voyage’s Cook Nice Greece trip was beyond my wildest dreams. From the pick-up at the ferry to our final goodbyes. The coordination of events, meals, excursions, the villa, just everything was spot on and impeccable. The exquisite meals and the cooking portion of this trip were amazing. Chef Fonzo not only knows how to cook amazing food but knows how to teach even novices some basic cooking techniques unique to the country of Greece! His friendly demeanor and true culinary skills are second to none. Our host Karen Brown was there for anything we needed or wanted 24/7! Mykonos is not to be missed, the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea were amazing, the shopping in Mykonos town and Little Venice were wonderful. Art in Voyage truly understands how to travel in style and luxury with ease !! Thank you!

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Important Information

Good to know
The itinerary listed above may need to be altered should weather conditions prevent safe sailing. In addition, guests may request longer stays on some islands, which can be accommodated once the sailing has started.

All listed & included activities are optional in attendance. Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged

Gratuity is not included and is always optional. For this journey, we suggest $45 per guest per day, covering crew and hosts.

Beverages on shore (except for dinners) are on the guests' own account.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Allianz)
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $750 per person administrative fee.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $750 per person administrative fee.
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