Sailing Greece In Style
The Cyclades & North Dodecanese Islands

Syros, Mykonos, Patmos, Arki, Lipsi & Kalymnos
September 14 - 21, 2024
7 Nights
Starting at $7,854 /person

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1 Home base
6 Destinations
Light
Activity level
Sailing
Service level
Group size : 12
1 Home base
6 Destinations
Group size : 12

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 covering part of the Cyclades and North Dodecanese Islands, hosted by an Art In Voyage and a crew of 5. Along the way, uncover the classics such as Mykonos and Syros, 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 best islands.

What is Included

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

Meals
7 breakfasts on board

All lunches on board (4 estimated) and 1 on shore

6 dinners on board and 1 on shore (with wines)

Water and soft drinks on board

Open bar on board - non-premium brands

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

And More
Private airport transfers in Athens and in Kos

Port charges & fees

Services of 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 lesser 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.
Athens to Kythnos | 3 hours

Day 1- Athens to Kythnos | 3 hours

Day 1 : Athens to Kythnos | 3 hours

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Welcome to Greece. On arrival, you are met and greeted by your driver, and whisked away to your home away from home. Once on board, the fun begins with welcome cocktails as the captain sets sail for your first destination: Kythnos. This island of simplicity and hospitality will lead you to Cycladic paths, to whitewashed settlements, to the beautiful villages of Hora and Dryopida and to 99 beaches that will make you quickly realize that you are on a terrestrial paradise. Tonight, our welcome dinner is held on board and served with regional wines.

Kythnos to Syros | 5 hours

Day 2- Kythnos to Syros | 5 hours

Day 2 : Kythnos to Syros | 5 hours

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After what will become a daily tradition (the swim stop), you journey takes you to Hermoupolis (city of Hermes), Syros's capital and main town, said to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Cyclades. It has elegant marble neoclassical buildings and beautiful Venetian mansions as well as numerous winding alleyways and a bustling port. Carved into its boulders are salutations made by ancient Greek sailors, thanking the gods for safe harbor. Legend has it, one chapel wedged into a cave was built by a fisherman saved by a giant octopus. Fragile lilies bloom through the sand the color of iron. Tonight, dinner is served on board, but after-dinner drinks in town are highly suggested.

Syros to Mykonos | 3 hours

Day 3- Syros to Mykonos | 3 hours

Day 3 : Syros to Mykonos | 3 hours

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We set sail early this morning so the captain may stop for the daily swim routine, and arrive on time in Mykonos for lunch and an afternoon at leisure wandering old town. Our concierge team will be delighted to arrange a private tour for you, or provide guidance and must dos/sees should you prefer to just take it at a slower pace. Tonight, we have reserved a table for you at famed 180 where you enjoy sunset dribks, before making your way to one of our favorite restaurants for a lovely dinner paired with local wines.

Mykonos to Patmos | 7 hours

Day 4- Mykonos to Patmos | 7 hours

Day 4 : Mykonos to Patmos | 7 hours

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Today will be the longest sailing day as we leave the Cyclades for the Norh Dodecanese islands. Swim stops along the way (providing it is safe to do so) will be organized. 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 will be on board with night caps in town strongly encouraged.

Patmos to Arki | 1 hour

Day 5- Patmos to Arki | 1 hour

Day 5 : Patmos to Arki | 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 Lipsi | 1 hour

Day 6- Arki to Lipsi | 1 hour

Day 6 : Arki to Lipsi | 1 hour

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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. 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. 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 | 3 hours

Day 7- Lipsi to Kalymnos | 3 hours

Day 7 : Lipsi to Kalymnos | 3 hours

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After breakfast, we make our way to Kalymnos. The sailing of 3 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 our farewell dinner on board, looking at the quiet life on the island slowly coming to a rest.

Kalymnos to Kos | 1h30

Day 8- Kalymnos to Kos | 1h30

Day 8 : Kalymnos to Kos | 1h30

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It is time to bid farewell. Our short journey to Kos starts early in the morning. On arrival, guests say their goodbyes to the crew and are transferred to the airport for their local or international flights. Why not extend though? Stay a few days on Kos, or jet off to Santorini, Cappadocia (Turkey) or the coast of Turkey with the beautiful Bodrum peninsula only a short flight away. Wherever the winds may take you, let us assist in making sure it is a smooth sailing.

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

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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...

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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

$7,854 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Master Cabin #1 | Virtuoso
Master Cabin #1 | Virtuoso

Master Cabin

$8,242 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person due at time of booking
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 on board

All lunches on board (4 estimated) and 1 on shore

6 dinners on board and 1 on shore (with wines)

Water and soft drinks on board

Open bar on board - non-premium brands

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

And More
Private airport transfers in Athens and in Kos

Port charges & fees

Services of 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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M. Loudon

We have been traveling with AIV exclusively for years. We love the no-hassle logistics of their curated trips. Mikael’s itineraries are always a blast and never disappoint.

October 2022
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Richard Proctor

Mikael and the entire team at Art In Voyage always deliver 100% this is our 5th trip of hopefully many more in the future. We feel that having our trips professionally curated really helps us to just sit back and enjoy our vacations without all of the planing headaches that come with international travel. Keep up the good work, Barb and I will be lifelong clients!!

September 2022
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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.

Travel insurance, once purchased, goes into effect upon payment of the premium. You have 15 days from that date to cancel it. Beyond 15 days, it becomes non-refundable/non-cheangeable/non-transferrable.

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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