Aegean Odyssey

Take yourself on a voyage to uncover the stunning islands around the Cyclades, Dodecanese and Turkey aboard the M/S Panorama. On this delightful cruise sail to much loved islands including Santorini, Mykonos, Ios and Samos, whilst discovering hidden gems of the Aegean Sea, such as Patmos, Tinos and Kythnos, whilst also visiting the impressive archaeological site of Ephesus at Kusadasi, Turkey. The cruise is taken on a Half Board basis, includes a welcome cocktail, captain’s dinner as well as a beach BBQ. Enjoy exploring each beautiful island and site, whilst having time at leisure, refreshing swim stops and optional excursions that will make you feel part of this grand ancient world. Embark on an unforgettable Aegean Odyssey, steeped in history, culture and jaw-dropping sights.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Experience the panoramic vistas in Santorini
  • Discover the beauty of islands Mykonos, Patmos and Tinos
  • Visit impressive sites in Kusadasi / Ephesus
  • Pass by the islands of Samos, Kythnos and Ios
  • Combine Island Hopping with Historic Sights


  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Board Basis:

  • Half Board | Breakfast & Dinner

  • Departures:

  • M/S Panorama Cruise:
    June: 26
    July: 10, 24
    August: 14, 28

What's Included:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC and air- conditioning

  • Half Board: Buffet Breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting and Captain’s Dinner

  • Complimentary all day regular/filter coffee, tea and drinking water

  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)

  • English speaking cruise escort


What's Not Included:

  • Beverages (except those stated as included)

  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land excursions

  • Crew tips

  • Wi-Fi (additional charge)

  • Boutique items & gratuities

  • Medical expenses

  • Port charges

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, other than those included in the rate

  • Expenditures incurred ashore

Full Itinerary

Embark: Athens, Marina Zea

Day 1 | Friday

Embark aboard the M/S Panorama between 14:00-15:00, where you will enjoy a welcome drink/cocktail as the ship begins to set sail for Ios. Enjoy a welcome dinner on board the ship, as you spend overnight at sea sailing towards Ios/Santorini.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ios - Santorini

Day 2 | Saturday

In the morning you will have the chance to enjoy a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/Ios, one of the most stunning beaches in Greece. In the afternoon you will reach Santorini, taking a cable car to the town of Fira on arrival. Here, you will experience the beautiful caldera and admire the stunning whitewashed villages. There is also an optional excursion in the afternoon to visit Akrotiri, a city that was buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will then end in Oia, renowned for its impressive sunset. You will spend overnight at sea in Patmos.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Patmos

Day 3 | Sunday

In the morning you will arrive on the island of Patmos, where you can join an optional excursion, which includes visiting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and the Monastery of St. John and the centre of Chora. Your afternoon is spent at leisure to discover the area of Scala, the capital, or swim at a close by beach. Overnight in Patmos.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Patmos – Kusadasi - Samos

Day 4 | Monday

The morning will see you sail to Kusadasi, Turkey, to explore ancient civilisations. You will have the chance to join an optional tour of Ephesus, the most impressive archaeological site in the Aegean region. Following lunch and free time at leisure, you will sail to the island of Samos, where in the late afternoon you will reach the port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, stroll across the narrow alleys of the city or relax in one of the seaside cafeterias. Late in the evening you will sail to Delos - Mykonos. Overnight at sea.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delos – Mykonos

Day 5 | Tuesday

As you reach the beauty of the Cyclades, you will have the option to visit Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On this optional tour you will visit archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, discovered in the 19th century. The island is a phenomenal open-air museum of ancient landmarks and buildings that have remained intact. After the 2hr walking tour, you will sail into a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim and lunch, weather permitting. Later that afternoon you will sail into the harbour of Mykonos, where you can explore the town, visit the archaeological museum, maritime museum, the bakeries or stroll through its narrow streets. Enjoy your evening like the Mykonians, with a glass of ouzo and traditional mezes, whilst soaking up the world-famous Mykonos night life. Overnight in Mykonos.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mykonos - Tinos

Day 6 | Wednesday

The day will begin by departing Mykonos and reaching the island of Tinos. At the beach of Ysternia, you will stop for a swim and a barbeque. Following lunch at Tinos harbour, there is an optional excursion to Tinos Villages, where you will visit the quaint Exovergo and Volax villages. You will also get the opportunity to visit the famous basket weavers of the island and the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. Overnight in Tinos.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tinos – Kythnos – Athens

Day 7 | Thursday

Departing Tinos, you will sail towards Kythnos for a refreshing swim stop and a delightful beach BBQ. The last swim stop will be at Kolones Beach in Kythnos. Following lunch, you will sail to Cape Sounion, around 17:30 for farewell cocktails and dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening you will depart Sounio to reach Marina Zea. Overnight at Marina Zea.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark: Athens – Marina Zea

Day 8 | Friday

After your breakfast you will disembark the ship between 9am to be transferred to the airport or extend your trip.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

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