Cruise the Cyclades archipelago aboard a superb vessel

Explore the Greek islands from north to south
The Cyclades aboard the Star Flyer
Departure Athens (Greece)
Full board
8 days, 7 nights
You will love:
  • • The authenticity of the boat and the kindness of the crew
  • • Excursion to the mythical city of Ephesus
  • • The impressive palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes
from
1 930 €
per person

Climb aboard the Star Flyer, a mythical ship waiting for you to weigh anchor in the Cyclades. Made up of approximately 2,200 islands, this archipelago of dreamlike landscapes will transport you to the heart of Greek mythology. You will spend a week of unforgettable cruising alongside a professional and particularly attentive crew. In order to fully enjoy your stopovers and the excursions that will be proposed to you, the captain has chosen to sail mainly at night.

Your Boat



Embark on board the Star Flyer, an exceptional 115-metre long ship equipped with stabilisers for your greatest comfort. With its 4 masts and 3,365 m² of sails, today this boat, inspired by the traditional clippers of the 19th century, travels the seas with pride. The 4 decks are carefully decorated in a style that will transport you two centuries of old. You will have your meals in the restaurant, located on the Clipper deck. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the piano bar and library on the Main Deck. But there's no doubt that you'll spend most of your time on the Sun Deck. Its two swimming pools and numerous sun loungers are perfect for relaxing in the sun.

Specifications
Number of Cabins:85
Maximum Capacity:170
Crew Members:74
Comfort onboard:

Air conditioning
Piano Bar
Tropical Bar
Restaurant
Library
Personal safe
Swimming pool
Windsurfing
Drifters
Snorkeling equipment
Water skiing
Sea Kayaking
Paddle
Wifi connection
Stabilizer
Layout

Your Cabin

With its 85 cabins, this Olympic ship will easily accommodate couples, families and friends. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with a television (via satellite depending on the navigation zones), satellite telephone (external communications for a fee), electrical outlets (110 V), a safe, dressing table, storage space and a bathroom with sink, shower or bathtub, hairdryer and toilet.
The sizes and positions of the furnishings may vary according to the location of the cabin.
The sizes and positions of the furnishings may vary according to the location of the cabin.

Cabin Category 1
Cabin Category 1

These cabins of about 14.5 m² are located on the Main or Sun Deck. They are equipped with a double bed or two twin beds, a mini-bar, a bathroom with whirlpool bath and an opening to the deck.

Cabin Category 2
Cabin Category 2

These cabins of about 12 m² are located on the Clipper deck. They have a double bed or two twin beds, a bathroom with shower and portholes.

Cabin Category 4
Cabin Category 4

These cabins of approximately 11 m² are located on the Commodore deck. They have a double bed or two twin beds, a bathroom with shower and a porthole.

Cabin Category 6
Cabin Category 6

These cabins of about 8 m² are located on the Commodore deck. They have two bunk beds and a bathroom with shower (no porthole).

Note : Category 2, 3, 4 and 5 cabins can be converted into triple cabins to accommodate up to 3 adults.

Itinerary

Map

The captain has worked out for you two cruise itineraries to the Cyclades. Both departing from Athens, you will travel through the north or south of this archipelago, with islands that are each as beautiful as the other.

- Northern Route -
DAY 1: Piraeus (Athens)
Your magnificent ship awaits you in Athens, in the port of Piraeus, to embark between 4 and 8 pm. After setting up your belongings in your cabin, you will explore every corner of this giant of the seas. At around 9:45 pm, you will see the crew set sail and head east.

DAY 2: At sea
You will wake up in the middle of the Aegean Sea and see some of the islands of the Cyclades. While you take pictures of this beautiful landscape the Star Flyer will continue its route in the Icarian Sea.

DAY 3: Kusadasi (Turkey)
This morning, you will arrive in the Samos Strait and will land in Kusadasi in the late morning. This seaside resort formerly called "Neopolis" has beautiful beaches, ideal for relaxing. An optional excursion to the archaeological site of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also available. This ancient city contains many remains including the library of Celsus, the great theatre and the remains of the temple of Artemis.

DAY 4: Patmos
You dock in Patmos early in the morning. Nicknamed the Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea, this island welcomed the apostle and theologian John who wrote the Apocalypse (last book of the New Testament) there. At the bend of an excursion (optional) you will discover the monastery of Saint John perched on top of a hill. You will also have the opportunity to visit Chora. Situated on a hill, this city offers a magnificent panorama of the port of Skala.

DAY 5 : Amorgos
After breakfast, you set foot ashore at Amorgos. This island of about 125 km² became very popular after the filming of Luc Besson's famous film "The Big Blue". Today, our optional excursion takes you to the oldest monastery in Greece, the Panagia de Hozoviotissa, built in 1017 on the edge of a cliff. You will then go to Chora, the capital of the island dominated by its Venetian castle.

DAY 6 : Mykonos
Welcome to Mykonos, an island renowned for its festive atmosphere and heritage. You will quickly be bewitched by the windmills and their propellers that have been turning since the 16th century. During your stopover, you will be able to stroll through the narrow streets of the Little Venice district. This area, built on the seafront by the Venetians, is full of colourful houses and many bars to refresh yourself at the end of the day.

DAY 7 : Spetses
Let yourself be charmed by the sweet scent of jasmine that emanates from this island, which was home to a major figure of the Greek War of Independence, Laskarina Bouboulina. Strolling around Poseidon Square, you can admire its statue and visit its house, which has now been turned into a museum. History enthusiasts will be delighted to learn about the role played by this woman of character.

DAY 8: Piraeus (Athens)
It's time to say goodbye to the crew and this unforgettable boat. Your disembarkation is scheduled after breakfast, around 7:00 am.

- Southern Itinerary -
DAY 1: Piraeus (Athens)

The crew will meet you in Athens, in the port of Piraeus, between 16h and 20h. Before the welcome cocktail, you will have time to drop off your belongings in your cabin and to browse the Star Flyer from one end to the other. In the evening, the captain will give the order to hoist the sails and set the rudder south-south-east.

DAY 2: At sea
You will spend this second day at sea, sailing between the islands of the Cyclades and those of the Dodecanese archipelago. You can enjoy this sublime panorama from the sun deck and let yourself be lulled by the gentle lapping of the water on the hull.

DAY 3 : Rhodes
You'll make landfall in Rhodes harbor early this afternoon. With its colossus, this island marked the history of antiquity. It was a 33-metre high statue of Helios (sun god). Erected in 292 BC, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After only 60 years, it was totally destroyed in an earthquake. You will appreciate the medieval side of Rhodes and the Palace of the Grand Masters built by knights of the Order of St. John.

DAY 4: Bodrum (Turkey)
When you arrive in Bodrum, you will discern St. Peter's Castle. Also built by the Knights of St. John, the castle has been turned into a museum of underwater archaeology. Climbing to the top of one of its 5 towers, you will be amazed by the view of Bodrum Bay. We will offer you an optional guided tour of the town to better understand its history and the different influences it has experienced through the ages.

DAY 5: Dalyan River (Turkey)
Your journey continues on the southwest coast of Turkey, at the mouth of the Dalyan River. You will be able to walk along Istuzu beach, natural habitat of sea turtles and aquatic species (cormorants, sea eagles, pelicans...). This afternoon, our optional excursion will take you to explore the village of Dalyan and discover the tombs dug in the rock of the archaeological site of Caunos.

DAY 6: Santorini
You reach Santorini in the late morning. This volcanic island offers a beautiful sight with its villages set on steep cliffs (Fira, Oia...) and its bright white houses. Its crescent-moon shape is due to a major volcanic eruption that took place more than 3,500 years ago and which is also said to be the origin of the myth of Atlantis. One of our excursions (optional) will take you to the top of the volcano.

DAY 7: Hydra
Hydra, which owes its name to the hydra killed by Heracles, has retained its charm of old. Here, you will not find any car or scooter (except those reserved for civil security). You will be able to stroll in all tranquility in the streets of the city on foot or on donkey back. Thanks to its museums (the Hydra Historical Archives Museum and the Byzantine Museum) history lovers will discover the events that marked the island.

DAY 8: Piraeus (Athens)
Take advantage of your last hours on board to relax on the sun deck and admire the Greek landscape. You will disembark after breakfast at around 7am.




Note : The above mentioned excursions are strictly indicative and optional. During your cruise, the crew will present you with a detailed list of excursions available during your stopovers.

Your stops:

North > Athens > Kusadasi > Patmos > Amorgos > Mykonos > Spêtses > Athens

South > Athens > Rhodes > Bodrum > Dalyan River > Santorini > Hydra > Athens

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Departure / ReturnCabin Category 1Price per person including VATCabin Category 2Price per person including VATCabin Category 4Price per person including VATCabin Category 6Price per person including VAT
May 2020
Saturday 02 May
Saturday 09 May
3 045 €2 685 €2 375 €1 930 €
Saturday 09 May
Saturday 16 May
3 045 €2 685 €2 375 €1 930 €
Saturday 23 May
Saturday 30 May
3 045 €2 685 €2 375 €1 930 €
June 2020
Saturday 13 Jun
Saturday 20 Jun
3 045 €2 685 €2 375 €1 930 €
Saturday 20 Jun
Saturday 27 Jun
3 045 €2 685 €2 375 €1 930 €
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Saturday 08 Aug
Saturday 15 Aug
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September 2020
Saturday 19 Sep
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Price includes• Accommodation in double or twin cabin with private bathroom (category according to selection)
• Bedding, towels and beach towels
• Full board (breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
• Beverages: tea, herbal tea, American coffee and water in carafe
• Welcome Cocktail
• Commander's Dinner
• Crew services (languages spoken: English, German and French)
• Animations & shows

Water sports and coaching (during "beach" stopovers) :
• Windsurfing
• Dinghy
• Free diving (masks, fins and snorkels)
• Water skiing
• Paddle
• Sea Kayaking
• Aquagym (in the pool or on the beach)
• Light gym classes (on deck or on the beach)
Price does not include• Flights
• Round trip transfers between the airport and the port
• Beverages: juices, cocktails and spirits available in bars and restaurants.
• Optional tours and excursions (to be booked and paid on board)
• Crew services (masseuse, doctor...)
• Personal expenses (on board and ashore)
• Wifi connection in some parts of the boat (depending on the navigation zones)
• Port charges: 235 €/persons
• Tips to the crew: recommended 8 € /day /passenger
• Cancellation insurance

Special Offer : Benefit from a 10% discount for any booking made before January 31st, 2020

FAQ

All French nationals can enter freely with a valid national identity card or passport (for any stay of less than 30 days).

Please note: national identity cards issued to adults between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013 will still be valid 5 years after the expiry date (indicated on the back). Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that you use a passport rather than an identity card whose expiry date has passed.

This information is subject to change by the authorities of the country visited. It is not uncommon for border crossing rules to change. We therefore strongly advise you to refer to the "travel advice" section of the France Diplomatie website: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/.
Nationals of other countries should enquire about formalities at the consulate of their home country.
Your flight tickets can be booked by the GlobeSailor team. You just have to specify it to your consultant when booking your cruise.
Your transfers are not included in your cruise package, however they can be organized by your Globe Sailor consultant and the base manager by taxi or minibus. The payment of this service is generally to be made with GlobeSailor at the time of the payment of the balance or directly on the spot in cash. Don't forget to inform your adviser of your arrival time.
What are the departure dates for each itinerary?

The northern itinerary is proposed on the following dates:
  • 2 and May 23, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
  • September 19, 2020
  • .
    The southern route is proposed on the following dates:
  • May 9, 2020
  • June 20, 2020
  • August 8 and 22, 2020
  • .
    During your cruise, you will have the opportunity to participate in optional excursions. These activities are of variable length and will allow you to discover each port of call with a guide.
    Excursions are to be booked and paid for on the spot subject to availability (no pre-booking possible). Your adviser will be able to send you a list of scheduled excursions on request.

    Here are a few examples of excursions and activities that can be proposed to you on site:

    Kusadasi (Turkey)
  • Visit of the archaeological site of Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary
  • Turkish cooking course in Sirince

  • Patmos (Greece)
  • Visit of the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse
  • Discovery of history and art during a guided tour

  • Amorgos (Greece)
  • Visit to Chora and the monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa.

  • Mykonos, Greece.
  • Delos visit

  • Rhodes (Greece).
  • Visit of the village of Lindos
  • Guided tour of Filerimos and the medieval city

  • Bodrum, Turkey.
  • Navigation in Bodrum Bay aboard a traditional gulet

  • Visiting the village of Etrim

  • Dalyan River, Turkey.
  • Dalyan River Cruise and Mud Bath.

  • Santorini (Greece).
  • Hiking on the Santorini volcano.

  • Athens, Greece.
  • Visit the Acropolis on the morning of your landing.





  • Note
  • All excursions are proposed with an English-speaking guide.
  • The excursions are subject to a minimum number of participants.
  • The duration of the excursions may vary according to weather conditions, traffic, stopover times and the general pace of the group.
  • The level of physical activity of the excursions is given as an indication. Moreover, the physical condition required depends on the activity chosen.
  • During national or regional holidays, access to certain monuments may be restricted or even impossible.
  • You will find below some practical information on the progress of your cruise on board.

  • Languages spoken on board :
  • On board, the languages spoken are English, French and German. Announcements are made in all 3 languages. We strive to have cruise directors who speak French.

  • Navigation :
  • The crew favours sailing as soon as the wind allows it. Sailing is mainly done at night to make the most of the stopovers.

  • Meals :
  • Meals are served as a single course. There's a wide choice of quality international menus with local specialities. Breakfasts and lunches are buffet style, dinners are à la carte. You are free to choose your table.

  • Drinks :
  • Drinks are not included in your package. You will find on board a large choice of drinks at reasonable prices (example: 5€ a cocktail and 16 € a bottle of house wine). Payment on the ship.

  • Entertainment:
  • On board, you will not find a nightclub, a games room or sophisticated shows. Entertainments are discreet and passengers join the group only if they wish to do so. Example of activities: disco evening, nautical chart auction, seamanship lessons, mast climbing, visit of the engine rooms...

  • Children :
  • Triple cabins with special rates can be proposed according to the occupancy rate. There is no age limit for children. However, we do not offer "baby club" or babysitting. Parents are responsible for their children throughout the cruise.

  • Dress code :
  • Prefer a casual outfit during the day and a smart casual look in the evening.

  • Seasickness :
  • The sailboat is equipped with an anti-roll system and stabilizers offering exceptional comfort at sea and at anchor.

  • Wifi :
  • The wifi connection is not free (6 € for 60 min and 18 € for 240 min, rates given as an indication) and only works in some common areas of the boat.
    To confirm your booking, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will make an option for you while you collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), for category 2 to 6 cabins: 500 € /person; for category 1 cabins, deluxe and shipowner suites: 600 € /person. A 100% deposit will be required for all bookings made less than one month before departure. The balance will be due no later than 60 days before the embarkation date.
    In case of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor consultant as soon as possible.
    Cancellation penalties will be assessed as follows:
    From 90 days to 60 days prior to departure: full non-refundable deposit:
    - Category 2 to 6 cabins : 500 € per person
    - Owner's cabins and suites, deluxe suites & category 1 cabins: 600 € per person
    From 59 days to 30 days before departure: 50% penalty of the cost of the cruise
    From 29 days to the departure date: 100% penalties

    The refund will be made to the benefit of the person who booked the cruise and only on the basis of the amounts received. Passengers who do not embark on the scheduled date or who wish to disembark during the cruise will not be entitled to any refund.
    We advise our clients to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr.

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