Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul

Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul

Sep 21, 2021 to Oct 2, 2021

11 Days

SeaDream II

22134

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 21, 2021 Athens (Piraeus),
Greece
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Sep 22, 2021 Skyros,
Greece
Morning Evening
Sep 23, 2021 Kavala,
Greece
Morning Late Evening
Sep 24, 2021 Bozcaada Island,
Turkey
Morning Evening
Sep 25, 2021 Mudanya,
Turkey
Morning Afternoon
Sep 26, 2021 Varna,
Bulgaria
Morning Evening
Sep 27, 2021 Odessa,
Ukraine
Afternoon Overnight
Sep 28, 2021 Odessa,
Ukraine
Evening
Sep 29, 2021 Constanta,
Romania
Morning Late Evening
Sep 30, 2021 Burgas,
Bulgaria
Morning Evening
Oct 01, 2021 Istanbul,
Turkey
Morning Overnight
Oct 02, 2021 Istanbul,
Turkey
8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Athens (Piraeus)

    Piraeus, roughly translating to “the place over the passage”, is an important Greek port located within the Athens agglomeration, in the Attica Basin. It is 12 kilometers from the municipality of Athens, considered the fourth largest and is the third most populous amongst all the municipalities of Greece. Now a peninsula, Piraeus, originally a rocky island, was developed in early 5th Century B.C. when it was initially designated as Athens’ import and transit trade port. It is the largest marine-based shipping center of Greece, one of the largest ports in Europe, and considered the second largest passenger port in the world. Inhabited since the 26th Century, it wasn’t until the 6th Century B.C. that Piraeus began catching attention. The land of Piraeus was essentially impassable, flooded by the sea most of the year until centuries passed and the flooding ceased. By the 5th Century B.C. it became a navy base for the Athenian fleet for the natural harbors and the strategic potential they carried. Athenian general and politician Themistocles fortified Piraeus’ three harbors Kantharos, Zea and Munichia, created ship houses and completed his walls in 471 B.C., which led to the port becoming a great military and commercial harbor. There are many archaeological sites, points of interest and entertainment available in Piraeus. Most famous for its tavernas and cuisine, several popular events take place in Piraeus, such as the Ecocinema International Film Festival, the Maritime Festival, the Piraeus Rock Wave Festival and the Three Kings’ Way Festival. There are also many theaters, including the Municipal Theater, the open air Veakeio Theater, and the Menandreio Theater. Museums in Piraeus include the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, the Merchant Shipping History Institute Exhibition, the Panos Aravantinos Decor Museum, the Georgios Averof Museum Ship and the Museum of Electric Railways. Be sure to catch the panoramic views available from the hill of Kastella, overlooking Athens and the Saronic Gulf!

  • Skyros

    With a diverse and unique landscape, Skyros is in the Sporades archipelago and a can’t-miss destination in the Greek Isles. Greek mythology aficionados will find Skyros a fascinating site with many connections to some of the most well-known myths. Admire the traditional, whitewashed Skyrian houses as you explore this unique town. Visit the Byzantine castle for an impressive view of the other Sporades islands and of the stunning landscape. Skyros features many natural attractions between its forest region and rocky coastline. Adventure seekers can explore a series of sea caves by boat or by diving in. Guests can also encounter the very rare Skyrian horse, which is unique to Skyros and a descendant of a breed that dates back to the Paleolithic age.

  • Kavala

    Kavala is a lovely hillside town featuring a jumble of whitewashed buildings overlooked by an imposing Byzantine and Ottoman fortress. Snaking through town, Kavala’s spectacularly preserved aqueduct boasts three tiers of arches, with houses charmingly tucked into some of the lower openings. The nearby archeological site of Philippi, a city founded in the 4th-century BC by Philip II of Macedonia, derived its enormous wealth from the mining of gold. In this once-majestic walled metropolis, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll discover vestiges of a grand theater, a stately forum, opulent mansions and an early basilica decorated with mosaics. A short distance away, the town of Xanthi entrances with its elegant 19th-century architecture, a legacy of the prosperity brought by the tobacco trade. You can canoe or hike at the National Park of the Nestos River Delta, where an abundance of wetlands attracts myriad species of birds and other fauna, including flamingos and otters. Back in Kavala, stroll along lively Megalou Alexandrou Street and pause at a café for a sampling of delicious local meze such as grilled octopus and fresh clams paired with local wine or a glass of invigorating ouzo.

  • Bozcaada Island

    Experience an intriguing meld of Greece and Turkey on the island of Bozcaada, an often-overlooked stunner with a fascinating past. You’ll learn that according to mythology Achilles defeated a local king during the Trojan War, a dramatic harbinger of the island’s turbulent history under the rule of Greece, the Republics of Genoa and Venice, the Ottoman Empire and even Russia. As you weave along cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses, pop into charming shops featuring handmade keepsakes and delicious marmalades, including a much-heralded tomato jam. Hugging a rocky headland that extends into the sea, the 15th-century Bozcaada Castle stands as one of Turkey’s largest and best-preserved fortifications. While walking the crenellated parapets, you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the town and the surrounding vineyard-covered hills. Several superb wines are crafted on Bozcaada, including internationally acclaimed varietals from the Amadeus and Corvus vineyards, which you can sample at one of the town’s taverns. In the evening, relax at a welcoming seaside café and snack on tantalizing meze as the sun slowly sets behind the magnificent castle.

  • Mudanya

    The charming town of Mudanya and district of Bursa Province is one you’ll surely relish. If you appreciate prehistoric landmarks and sites, head over to Derekoy Kilisesi where you will find the remains of the untouched Greek Orthodox Church. Don’t leave Mudanya without visiting the Tombs of Osman and Orhan, where the renowned father and son of the Ottoman Empire are buried. Then, grab a heart-warming lunch at a nearby restaurant near the exquisite backdrop overlooking Bursa. Right before leaving Mudanya, make sure to taste the state-of-the-art Turkish coffee at Geyve Han and stroll through the fashionable boutique shops.

  • Varna

    The third largest city in Bulgaria, Varna is uniquely positioned on the crossroads of Western Europe and the Middle East. Its beaches and thermal springs are a major draw for visitors to this seaside town. Varna is home to key archaeological sites in world prehistory and houses the original artifacts of the oldest gold treasure in the world. The Varna Archaeological Museum offers a fascinating look at the origins of this ancient city. There is no shortage of captivating sites in Varna, from natural rock formations in the Stone Forest to the perfectly landscaped Sea Garden.

  • Odessa

    Commonly known as the “pearl of the Black Sea,” Odessa is a major tourism center and seaport in Ukraine. Visit the striking Potemkin Stairs, the formal entrance to the city and the best-known symbol of Odessa. The city was founded in the 1700s by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great and later became an important port for the Soviet Union. Today, the city of Odessa is best known as a beautiful summer escape with sandy beaches and a captivating history. Guests can admire the unique mixture of architecture, which has more Mediterranean influence than Russian, providing a stark contrast with the architecture in other major cities in Ukraine.

  • Constanta

    Constanţa originally known as Tomis is a coastal Black Sea town in southern Dobruja region of Romania. It is the third largest city in Romania, Constanta and is an important economic and cultural center. Visitors come to explore the archaeological treasures, the atmosphere of the old town center, the historical monuments, ancient ruins, a grand casino, museums and so much more. In the area, you can also explore traditional villages, vineyards and the Danube Delta. SeaDream is scheduled to dock as close to the city center as possible.

  • Burgas

    Burgas is a dynamic city with great museums and restaurants. Visit the Troykata Square, a perfect central point to explore the many attractions, impressive buildings, shops and restaurants found in Burgas. Amongst the many notable attractions found in this unique city are the Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius as well as the Sea Garden, a large park with sculptures and monuments, to name a few. Surrounded by the Burgas Lakes, travelers can visit Lake Atanasovsko, a one-of-a-kind pink lake that is great for bird watching and that is rumored to have healing capabilities. For a comprehensive glimpse of the southern coast of Bulgaria, Burgas provides the perfect vantage point.

  • Istanbul

    Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world's busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey. It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $671 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Kavala - Discovery of Kavala on Foot

    Description

    Kavala is one of the most attractive cities in Greece, rising like an amphitheater from the beautiful harbor up to a huge Byzantine fortress. Take a pleasant walk through its spacious squares an cobblestone paths and admire its impressive landmarks, contemporary buildings, the traditional old houses and beautiful alleyways.

    Start with a visit the Tobacco Museum, with a rich collection in objects and archival material for the cultivation of Kavala's main commercial activity during the 19th century. Machinery, photographs, rare documents and books are among the museum's interesting exhibits.

    The walk continues toward the oldest part of town for a brief stop at the Old Aqueduct, a medieval structure designed to bridge the peninsula of Panagia with the foot of the mountain of Lekani. This grand monument consisted of 60 arches, has a length of 280 meters and a height of 25 meters, and carried water from mountain sources to the Old Town of Kavala.

    Continue with an uphill walk through the cobblestone streets of Kavala, admiring the traditional old houses and tiny gardens, before reaching the intriguing house of the general and founder of the Egyptian dynasty, Mohammed Ali (1769-1849).

    Mohamed Ali's house today functions as a museum. Built around 1780-90, with a floor area of 330 square meters, it was the largest house in Kavala at that time and is considered to be one of the most splendid examples of the 18th century Ottoman architecture in Greece. Visitors may gain some sense of the original atmosphere while wandering around the two story house with a display of carpets, furniture and pottery . Relax afterwards in its unique peaceful garden and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before you take the downhill road to the port.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Kavala - Philippi Archaeological Site & Wine Tasting

    Description

    Ride to Philippi, the most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia with characteristic monuments of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods. The history of the site of Philippi begins around 360 B.C. when the colonists from Thasos founded the first city, called Krenides. In 356 B.C. the city was endangered by the Thacians and it turned to king Philip II for support. Philip II had already foreseen the economic and strategic importance of the city, so he conquered it, fortified it and renamed it after himself (Philippi). After the battle of Philippi, in 42 B.C., the city became a Roman colony.

    Around the year 50 A.D, the Apostle Paul visited the city and established the first Christian Church of Europe making Philippi a metropolis of Christianity. During the Byzantine period the walls of the city were reconstructed and at the same time the towers and the wall of the acropolis were built.

    The excavations on the site of Philippi began in 1914 by the French School of Archaeology at Athens. After the Second World War, excavations were resumed by the Greek Archaeological Service and the Archaeological Society. Nowadays, the archaeological exploitation of the site is carried out by the Archaeological Service, the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and the French School of Archaeology at Athens.

    Most of the monuments in the archaeological site of Philippi have been restored. A project for the restoration and the preservation of the ancient theater is now in progress in the frame of the European program of 1994 "Historical monuments and places of spectacle".

    After the archaeological visit, it's time to visit a state-of-the art winery: the Oenogenesis Winery, established in 2007. Enologist Bakis Tsalkos founded the winery after meeting the Family of Dominique Fontviele-Petrides. After extensive studies in enology in Montpellier, France and many years of work in the enological center of Grezillac in St Emillion, Bordeaux, Mr. Tsalkos returned to Greece to apply his knowledge and expertise to the untapped wealth of indigenous Greek grapes. The Estate is located between Doxato and the Adriani of the Prefecture of Drama, at a large 4,000 sq m castle-house with five buildings united, structured in three levels and inspired architecturally by the Old Macedonian Mansions.

    The Estate has been the subject of continuous investments that have enabled the Winery to function with respect for the people, landscape and environment. Today, it can be defined as a perfect combination of innovation and tradition. After the exploration of the estate, enjoy a taste of six wine varieties, red, white and rose as well as demi-sec selections.

    After the visit re-board the motor coach for the return drive to Kavala pier.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

    Sunglasses, hats and good walking shoes recommended.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Skyros - Panoramic Visit of Skyros Town

    Description

    Enjoy a panoramic view of the island from the Byzantine monastery of Agios Georgios and ancient castle as well as a stop at the 16th century church of Agia Triada.

    On the way down from the monastery and the ancient castle, make a short stop at the Arhontopanagia church for a glass of ouzo or juice together with the local sweet Skyrian “loukoumades” pastries.

    Then continue for a visit to the island's most interesting museums: 1) the historical museum Faltaits which bears the name of the Skyrian Philosopher Manos Faltaits and 2) the archaeological museum with exhibits extending from the neolithic period to the Roman times.

    Because the traditional houses of Skyros are unique, take in a visit to one of the island's private residences to admire the traditional folk art, carved wooden furniture, ceramics, embroideries and wall hangings.

    Upon returning to Chora, enjoy some free time for shopping or enjoy a cup of coffee before returning to the port.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    115 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Skyros - Skyrian Horseback Riding

    Description

    Enjoy horseback riding on one of the local Skyrian horses. Ride through beautiful natural landscape over the north side of the island. The horses are well trained and ideal for all ages and for all skill levels. Even the inexperienced riders can enjoy this Yachting Land Adventure which takes place in either Kyra Panagia or in Agalipa beach (depending on the riding skills of the guests).

    There is also the opportunity to swim at the beach. An experienced guide will accompany guests on this excursion. The guide has lived all his life in the company of the horses and has run the horseback riding center for more than 25 years working with love, patience and care.

    Notes

    Swimsuit, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Space is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. Final departures times will be published on board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    299 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


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