Embarkation from 17.00 to 18.00
Known as the "Jerusalem of the Aegean", Patmos is a holy island for Christians and is where Saint John drafted the Apocalypse. An impressive silhouette of the crenellated walls of an 11th century monastery stands out against the hills in the centre of an island which has retained its traditional architecture.
Fertile, blooming with flowers and rugged, the biggest island in the Cyclades invites you to explore medieval kastro. With its arched alleyways and sober residences of Venetian lords, this charming labyrinth can claim to be one of the most beautiful medieval sites in the Cyclades.
Often compared to Mykonos, Paros owes its reputation to the magnificent white marble which was used to produce some of the world’s most famous art works, including the Venus de Milo. In the heart of the olive and vineyard covered valleys lies the startlingly white village of Paros, with its windy streets aflame with geraniums and jasmine.
Birthplace of the twins Artemis and Apollo, Delos is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. Legend has it that because the island was Apollo’s birthplace it became an important sanctuary visited by pilgrims.
“Queen of the Cyclades” with its white mills, labyrinth of whitewashed alleyways and quaint little port where boats bob lazily at the foot of the terraces, Mykonos never fails to inspire. one of the most romantic spots is the colourful “Little Venice” district where the houses are built right on the sea giving it a special ambiance.
A maritime crossroads, Hios (the island’s former name) was once famous as a merchant port receiving merchandise in transit between Europe and Asia. Its commercial reputation was quickly surpassed by its artistic fame. Many believe that this is where Homer was born and where the poet wrote his most famous work “the Iliad and the odyssey”.
Crossing Dardanelles Strait