Discover the Pearls of Croatia, Greece and Turkey

22 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Venice
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2023 Athens (Piraeus) > Venice

Three wonderful itineraries combine to make one incredible 22-day exploration of the Mediterranean, including the islands of Greece, the Turkish coastline and the Adriatic Sea. Visit the resort town of Kusadasi on Turkey’s western Aegean coast and sail south to Bodrum, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Island hop between Rhodes, Amorgos, Mykonos, Cephalonia and Kérkira (Corfu), before mainland Croatia invites visits to Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar, along the picturesque Dalmatian coast. Journey between the surrounding islands, including Korcula, Hvar and Krk, before sailing the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and concluding in Venice.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
3D08
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Venice

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Upon your arrival in Athens, you’ll board your spectacular superyacht to commence your yacht cruise. The Greek capital, Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece, the remnants of which have been beautifully preserved, namely the Acropolis.  

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    Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Patmos

    In the north of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, the Aegean island of Patmos is known for being sacred as the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation. A wonderful stop for those inspired by nature, architecture, history or, simply, sun-worshippers.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of the old town

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hike to the Monastery of St. John and cave of the apocalypse

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    Photo safari in Patmos (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    A glimpse of monastic life (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Kusadasi, Turkey

    This beach resort town on Turkey’s west coast dates back to 3000 BC and is now a busy cruise port, with a renowned nightlife. Home to a small, Byzantine castle, the Grand Bazaar sells the wares of numerous merchants and much in the way of monuments to the past.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Ephesus

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Sightseeing bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

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    Guided tour of Sirince village (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Bodrum

    Reaching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, the stunning twin bays of Bodrum are home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, built between 350 and 353 BC for Mausolus. While being historic, the city is a playground for Turkish and foreign visitors alike, with two contrasting sides, east and west.

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    Discover one of the ancient wonders of the world: Tomb of Mausolus (extra expense)

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    Guided Scuba diving experience (extra expense)

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    Farmers market visit followed by cooking class to learn how to make local delicacies (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rhodes, Greece

    The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all. Lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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    Guided tour of Lindos (extra expense)

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    Panoramic Rhodes (extra expense)

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    Guided Scuba diving experience (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Amorgos

    The furthest eastern island of the Cyclades group, Amorgos is a secret, untouched hideaway where unique natural landscapes are dotted with Cycladic architecture; beautiful beaches welcome relaxation and hiking trails awaken the adventurer in you.

    Included Excursion

    Guided city tour of the old town

    EmeraldPLUS

    Folklore Show and local delicacies

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    Highlights of Amorgos (extra expense)

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    Kayaking tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Mykonos

    Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop.

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    Discover the ancient and modern art of mosaic making (extra expense)

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    Ancient Delos (extra expense)

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    Guided walking tour of Mykonos town with wine tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Home of Western civilization, Greece’s influence still resounds today. Athens, the capital city and birthplace to some of the world's greatest philosophers’ boasts iconic ancient temples.  

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    Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Corinth Canal & Itea (Delphi)

    Built during the 19th century, the Corinth Canal connects the Adriatic and Aegean seas. Sail through to the waterfront town of Itea, to explore the archaeological site of Delphi, regarded by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Delphi

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Cephalonia Island

    Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Island and arguably the most beautiful. The island was also made famous when is featured in the Hollywood movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.

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    A taste of Cephalonia (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    Kayaking tour (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Párga

    Párga brings island life to mainland Greece, with its collection of pristine beaches and historic landmarks. The Castle of Párga, which overlooks the town, dates back to the 11th century.  

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    Full day sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries including Greek lunch (extra expense)

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    Kayaking tour (extra expense)

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    Hiking tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kérkira (Corfu)

    A rich artistic heritage and spellbinding vistas entwine in Corfu. The impeccably preserved Old Town showcases Renaissance and Baroque influences in its architecture, including the Spianada, the largest square in the Balkans.

    Included Excursion

    Guided walking tour of Corfu Town

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    Greek cooking class with a local chef (extra expense)

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    Jeep tour of the Corfiot countryside (extra expense)

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    Kayaking sightseeing tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Sarandë, Albania

    Regarded as the capital of the Albanian Riviera, Sarandë is a bustling coastal town brimming with pebble beaches and historic landmarks. Its pretty old town is characterised by the magnificent 14th century Lekuresi Castle and the poignant Forty Saints Monastery.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Butrint

    EmeraldPLUS

    Mussel cooking demonstration and tasting in a local restaurant

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Kotor, Montenegro

    There are not enough words to describe the beauty of Kotor. Nestled between imposing mountains and the blue of the Adriatic Sea, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed setting is awash with Venetian palaces, cobblestone streets and cute cafés.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Kotor

    EmeraldPLUS

    An exclusive concert in a local church featuring a guitar duo

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided hike of Kotor’s city walls

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    Visit to the island of Our Lady of Rocks (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Described as “The pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik features thick medieval walls wrap around beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains.

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    City tour of Dubrovnik (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Korcula

    The sixth-largest island in the Adriatic, Korcula is among the most beloved in Croatia. Its Old Town, referred to by the locals as “Little Dubrovnik”, is a delightful collection of medieval churches, palaces and squares, while the villages of Cara and Smokvica produce the country’s signature dry white wine.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Korcula

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    Tastes of the Island (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    Buggy tour (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

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    Cooking Class (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Split

    Enjoy a taste of real Dalmatian life in awe-inspiring Split. Croatia’s second-largest city effortlessly brings together the country’s traditional and contemporary elements. Diocletian’s Palace is an extraordinary example of Roman architecture and features a myriad of hideaway bars and cafes. 

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Split

    EmeraldPLUS

    Klapa Performance in the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace. 

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided hike to Marjan hill

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    Guided tour of Trogir & Salona (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Hvar

    Lying neatly off the coast of Split is the island Hvar. Said to be Croatia’s answer to Saint-Tropez, Hvar 
    Town is home to an elegant shoreline bursting with luxurious yachts and is one of the more 
    glamorous settings in the Adriatic.

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    Hvar island tour (extra expense)

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    Kayaking tour around Hvar and Pakleni Islands (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Šibenik

    Known for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed St James’ Cathedral and its famous black and orange hat, Šibenik is a city of tradition. The oldest native town in the country, its origins trace back to 1066; you’ll find history at every turn of its medieval streets and Square of the Four Wells.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Sibenik

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    Visit to Krka National Park (extra expense)

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    Visit to Falcon Centre (extra expense)

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    Guided bike tour of Vodice countryside (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Zadar

    Set on a peninsula, the historic city of Zadar has relics of bygone eras scattered across its landscape. Among the churches and Roman ruins, the Sun Salutation and Sea Organ are two of the city’s more modern, and curious, attractions. 

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    A walking tour of Zadar including visit to the gold and silver exhibition and museum of ancient glass (extra expense)

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    Tour of Pag Island (extra expense)

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    Kayak or Rafting on the Zrmanja River (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Krk

    Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic, and paints a picture of the early days of Croatia. Krk Town is home to the beautiful 12th century St Mary’s Cathedral, and a seafront promenade offering scenic vistas over the rolling countryside.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Krk

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    Island tour with wine tasting (extra expense)

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    Guided bike tour of Krk (extra expense)

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    Kayaking Tour in Krk (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Venice, Italy

    As you arrive in the floating city of Venice, bid farewell to your crew and fellow passengers as you disembark and are transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

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    City tour with gondola ride (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    *This DiscoverMORE is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 21 nights on board your superyacht
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Walking tour of Patmos old town
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Guided city tour of Amorgos old town
  • A guided tour of Delphi
  • Guided walking tour of Corfu Town
  • A guided tour of Butrint
  • Walking tour of Kotor
  • A walking tour of Korcula
  • A walking tour of Split
  • A walking tour of Sibenik
  • A walking tour of Krk

EmeraldPLUS
  • Folklore Show and local delicacies
  • Mussel cooking demonstration and tasting in a local restaurant
  • An exclusive concert in a local church featuring a guitar duo
  • Klapa Performance in the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace.

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hike to the Monastery of St. John and cave of the apocalypse in Patmos
  • Sightseeing bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas
  • Guided hike of Kotor’s city walls
  • Guided hike to Marjan hill

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 62 Superb meals including 21 Breakfasts (B), 20 Lunches (L), 21 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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