Luxury Aegean Sailing Cruise

Overview

  • AEGRW
  • 8 Days
  • Running On Waves

Cruise Itinerary

Overview

A classic Greek Island Luxury Sailing Cruise from Athens to Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Patmos and Bodrum amongst others. Sailing on the beautiful and luxurious Runing on Waves, one of the biggest sailing yachts in the world. You will discover all grandeur of antiquity gathered on these islands – from the island, raised by Artemis to former Halicarnassus, vanquished by Alexander the Great. Yet it won’t bother you from jumping into an endless feast of merrymaking. You will never be tired of enjoying life in these islands – indeed, in one of them a mystical centre of power is hidden.

Departures


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The cabins located on the lower deck are fitted with portholes (circular windows). Cabins sizes vary between 11m2 – 12m2 (118ft2 – 129ft2). The tween deck cabins can accommodate up to three people with the Pullman berth. Cabin interiors are decorated in light blueish colors with Gobelin tapestry wall décor and high quality solid wood furnishings. A medieval-style mosaic greets guests at the entrance to the cabin and the flooring is made of teakwood. All lanterns and fixtures are of nautical style and paintings by modern artists adorn the walls. All cabins have a wardrobe and a bar. Some cabins on the tween deck have king size beds (cabins №16, 17, 18, 29) while others feature bunk beds (cabins № 14, 15, 21). One cabin has tween beds (№ 24). Cabins №19, 22, 23, 25, 27 have triple beds in each one. All cabins on board the ship have outside access. The bathrooms are finished with marble and are equipped with modern lavatories and showers. Every cabin is fitted with a telephone, multifunctional TV monitor, safe, refrigerator, air-conditioning and heating systems. Internet and satellite television are available on board. TV Screens broadcast additional information such as: Signals from two underwater cameras and from a camera mounted on one of the masts Data from navigation devices directly from the conning (navigation) room – depth gauge, GPS, etc. Onboard events information, details and agendas for ports of call, etc.


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The cabins located on the lower deck are fitted with portholes (circular windows). Cabins sizes vary between 11m2 – 12m2 (118ft2 – 129ft2). The tween deck cabins can accommodate up to three people with the Pullman berth. Cabin interiors are decorated in light blueish colors with Gobelin tapestry wall décor and high quality solid wood furnishings. A medieval-style mosaic greets guests at the entrance to the cabin and the flooring is made of teakwood. All lanterns and fixtures are of nautical style and paintings by modern artists adorn the walls. All cabins have a wardrobe and a bar. Some cabins on the tween deck have king size beds (cabins №16, 17, 18, 29) while others feature bunk beds (cabins № 14, 15, 21). One cabin has tween beds (№ 24). Cabins №19, 22, 23, 25, 27 have triple beds in each one. All cabins on board the ship have outside access. The bathrooms are finished with marble and are equipped with modern lavatories and showers. Every cabin is fitted with a telephone, multifunctional TV monitor, safe, refrigerator, air-conditioning and heating systems. Internet and satellite television are available on board. TV Screens broadcast additional information such as: Signals from two underwater cameras and from a camera mounted on one of the masts Data from navigation devices directly from the conning (navigation) room – depth gauge, GPS, etc. Onboard events information, details and agendas for ports of call, etc.


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Cabin sizes located on the Main deck vary between 14m2 – 20m2 (150ft2 – 215ft2). Interiors are decorated in Mediterranean style with fabric wall décor and redwood furnishings. A medieval-style mosaic greets guests at the entrance to the cabin and the flooring is made of teakwood. All lanterns and fixtures are of nautical style. These cabins have a king size bed, a wardrobe and a bar. Cabin №5 also has a soft corner couch. All cabins on board the ship have outside access. The bathrooms are finished with marble and are equipped with modern lavatories and showers. Every cabin is fitted with a telephone, multifunctional TV monitor, safe, refrigerator, air-conditioning and heating systems. Internet and satellite television are available on board. TV Screens broadcast additional information such as: Signals from two underwater cameras and from a camera mounted on one of the masts Data from navigation devices directly from the conning (navigation) room – depth gauge, GPS, etc. Onboard events information, details and agendas for ports of call, etc.


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Cabin sizes located on the Main deck vary between 14m2 – 20m2 (150ft2 – 215ft2). Interiors are decorated in Mediterranean style with fabric wall décor and redwood furnishings. A medieval-style mosaic greets guests at the entrance to the cabin and the flooring is made of teakwood. All lanterns and fixtures are of nautical style. These cabins have a king size bed, a wardrobe and a bar. Cabin №5 also has a soft corner couch. All cabins on board the ship have outside access. The bathrooms are finished with marble and are equipped with modern lavatories and showers. Every cabin is fitted with a telephone, multifunctional TV monitor, safe, refrigerator, air-conditioning and heating systems. Internet and satellite television are available on board. TV Screens broadcast additional information such as: Signals from two underwater cameras and from a camera mounted on one of the masts Data from navigation devices directly from the conning (navigation) room – depth gauge, GPS, etc. Onboard events information, details and agendas for ports of call, etc.

Cruise Itinerary

Join your cruise in Piraeus Harbour. Ten kilometres southwest of central Athens, Piraeus is dazzling in its scale, its seemingly endless quays filled with ferries, ships and hydrofoils. While technically its own city, it melds into the Athens sprawl, with close to half a million people living in the greater area. The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from their yachts for the day. Depart 18.00


Sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Syros is a mixture of Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Just imagine whitewashed houses blending with colorful mansions and big churches, surrounded by the Cycladic nature. Dreamy, right? Ideal for families and couples who seek a romantic, yet laid-back holiday destination, Syros has an elegant and nostalgic vibe that enchants every visitor. Ermoupoli, the capital of Syros island and also the orthodox town of Syros, is an architectural gem! Colorful mansions, neoclassical buildings, imposing orthodox churches and squares, create the most postcard-perfect place in Syros! For a dip into the culture of Ermoupolis, visit the Town Hall building, which was created by Ernst Ziller, Apollo Theater and Pallas cinema. Arrive 09.00, depart 06.00 Next day


Delos was the most important Panhellenic sanctuary, and, according to mythology, the birth place of Apollo and Artemis. The first signs of habitation on the island date from the 3rd millennium B.C. The Delos archaeological sanctuary is listed by Unesco as one of mankind's most important cultural and historical sites. Overnight stay on Delos is forbidden. The only "inhabitants" of the island are security personnel and archaeologists. Arrival: 09:00 Departure: 13:00 Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece and flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style and party-hard reputation. It is the island of modern-day celebrities and not the island of spirits of the past. Sharon Stone and Brad Pitt, Madonna and Mike Jagger, Gina Lollobrigida and Sofia Loren visit quite often– this is a holiday! Enjoy! Mykonos is the jumping-off point for the archaeological site of the nearby island of Delos. Arrival: 15:00 Departure: 22:00


Patmos is known as the 'Holy Island' or, less appealingly, 'the island of the Apocalypse' after St John the Divine who, exiled some 2000 years ago, envisioned the end of the world in a cave and recorded this in the disturbing Book of Revelation: 'And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and 10 horns...' In the Greek myths Patmos was referred to as 'Latmos', a sunken mountain which Artemis and Poseidon persuaded Zeus to resurface. You'll be glad they did, for this hourglass-shaped island has no sizeable towns, just the picturesque harbour community of Skala, and labyrinthine village of hillside Hora. Patmos still abounds in barely disturbed bays lined with sand and pebble beaches, lulled by limpid waters and overlooked by pine- and heather-coated hillsides. They say the island's strange energy either embraces or repels you; what will it do for you? Arrival: 10:00 Departure: 22:00


There are splendid views from the battlements of Bodrum's magnificent castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 15th century and dedicated to St Peter. In recent years it has housed the Museum of Underwater Archaeology (Sualtı Arkeoloji Müzesi), arguably the most important museum of its type in the world. Based on Rhodes, the Knights Hospitaller built the castle during Tamerlane's Mongol invasion of Anatolia in 1402, which weakened the Ottomans and gave the order an opportunity to establish a foothold here. They used marble and stones from Mausolus' famed Mausoleum, which had collapsed in an earthquake, and changed the city's name from Halicarnassus to Petronium, recalling St Peter. By 1437 they had finished building, although they added new defensive features (moats, walls, cisterns etc) right up until 1522, when Süleyman the Magnificent captured Rhodes. The Knights were forced to cede the castle, and the victorious Muslim sultan promptly turned the chapel into a mosque, complete with new minaret. For centuries, the castle was never tested, but French shelling in WWI toppled the minaret (re-erected in 1997). Arrival: 08:00 Departure: 16:00


This island houses the largest sea volcano in the world. Part of its crater went under water during an eruption, thus creating a caldera – a funnel filled with sea water. The resulting intense tsunami led to the sunset of the Minoan civilization. There is a theory that it was exactly this tsunami that sunk Atlántida (also known as Atlantis). The edge of the caldera is an upright rock, approximately 300 meters high. One may get to the top on foot, conquering 687 steps, ride a mountain road lined with stones, or take a funicular. Once up at the height of 220 meters above sea level, you will find yourself in the most beautiful town of Fira – the capital of Santorini. Picturesque views of the town attract cinema directors, painters and photographers from all over the world. Not surprisingly, people say that all most beautiful movies of Greece were made here – snow-white houses, blue roofs and thrilling views of the sea and sky merging together. All sunsets at Santorini are as unique as the colors of the sea before the sun sets, and they never repeat themselves. The color of the sky becomes supernatural, and along with the views of the waves, the shape of the clouds, the smells and the wind – all come together to create a sense of magic. Add to this incredible multicolored beaches with volcano sand and you get one of the most wonderful places on Earth!


Thanks to its volcanic origin, Milos boasts a magnificent colorful landscape and a coastline that counts more than 40 exotic beaches. Standing out for its majestic ambiance, rich history, picturesque fishing villages, amazing food, and indigo bays, Milos island in Greece is a timeless Cycladic gem that will steal your breath with its enchanting beauty. The variety of landscapes in Milos is unreal- you’ll see nothing twice, there’s always something new to discover. Being home to the Venus of Milo statue, which was discovered on the island and the stunning Sarakiniko beach, Milos’ beauty is expressed in many ways! Milos Greece welcomes everyone, but it is particularly popular with couples, which find in the serene natural landscape of Milos the perfect setting for their romantic holidays. Indeed, the numerous caves, mysterious catacombs, and emerald Milos beaches squeeze enough charm to bewitch any traveler. Milos beaches are iconic, and especially the gorgeous Sarakiniko beach. This beach boasts a lunar landscape, consisting of volcanic gleaming white rock formations and crystal clear turquoise waters. Arrival: 08:00 Departure: 18:00


Ten kilometres southwest of central Athens, Piraeus is dazzling in its scale, its seemingly endless quays filled with ferries, ships and hydrofoils. While technically its own city, it melds into the Athens sprawl, with close to half a million people living in the greater area. The most attractive quarter lies east around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbours. The latter is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars often filled with people who've disembarked from their yachts for the day. Arrival: 08:00


Running On Waves

Vessel Type: Three-Mast Sailing Vessel, Barquentine Length: 64 metres Passenger Capacity: 42 Running On Waves is one of the biggest sailing yachts in the world. According to SOLAS convention, the highest safety standards are maintained on board a vessel of this class, the same as would apply to a cruise liner carrying thousands of passengers. “Running on Waves” operates under the flag of Malta. The ship was conceived to combine maneuverability of a sport yacht, the highest standards of comfort and decor, and a shallow draft that allows calling at small marinas inaccessible even to many a big yacht, let alone cruise liners. The unmatched draft of 3.2 metres was made possible owing to a brilliant idea to use lead ballast. The uniqueness of a number of technological solutions confirmed by the US Patent Department. Every guest of ours enjoys 15,5 square metres of available open teakwood deck space, that is three times more than aboard most expensive cruise ships and would befit a most prestigious private mega-yacht. The policy of the Company is to always keep the boat in a mint condition. That is why, despite her tender age, we do profound refitting every winter, so that in Spring she welcomes you in full glamour of perfection. Sails are our main driving power, thus we boast unbeatably low level of fuel consumption, on average 75 l per hour only, which is about 10 times lower than on a motor boat of a comparable size. Premium comfort notwithstanding, RUNNING ON WAVES is nothing close to a floating hotel or a museum on water, she is a supercharged windship, and with favourable wind can run at 16 – 17 knots under sail. The ship’s superbly efficient ratio of sailing surface to displacement 2 sw.m/t makes her one of the fastest sailboats of old and new times. To make sailing comfortable at any sea conditions, cutting-edge technologies were used, such as pitch-killing stabilizers, while sophisticatedly calculated mass distribution prevents the hull oscillation frequency from resonating with the frequency, which affects human vestibular system. There are desalinators on board which account for the unlimited supply of fresh water. Air–conditioning throughout the vessel makes you feel a sheikh even in hottest days of Mediterranean summer. Our state-of-the-art hydraulic ramp at the stern of the vessel allows for a direct access to water for swimming and water sports. Sun Deck Primary feature — a spacious deck for sunbathing with 16 chaise lounge chairs, which are accessible at any time absolutely free of charge. Additionally, the ship has a large area of covered surfaces, creating vast shaded zones on open decks, which allow for an enjoyable cruise while being protected from the sun. A fresh water Jacuzzi-swimming pool, accommodating six people, is located in the fore of the ship. In the aft of the ship, navigation equipment is behind the command bridge, followed by the massage center and the lounge area. A tour of the command bridge can be arranged at passenger’s request. One may enjoy professional massage services in the massage parlor, followed by some downtime on a small sofa in the lounge area. Main Deck The restaurant located on the Main deck is ready to please the ship’s guests with delicacies of Mediterranean cuisine. A fantastic Ocean Bar, located in front of the restaurant in the central part of the deck, offers refreshing drinks and exotic cocktails. You can enjoy your breakfast seated on comfortable sofas located in the cockpit, aft of the ship. Smoking is not prohibited in this zone. An observation deck in the fore of the ship is above the bowsprit, creating the feeling of flying over the water! Mini-suites and Premium cabins are located on the main deck. Size of the cabins vary from 16m2 to 20m2 (172ft2 – 215ft2). Tween Deck Passenger cabins occupy most of the tween deck. Crew cabins, companion cabins for the crew and the galley are also located on the tween deck. Fully equipped Water sports center with access to a hydraulic ramp is located in the stern. The stern can be opened up and lowered onto the water, transforming into a diving deck for water sports and recreation. Standard cabins and economy class cabins are located on the tween deck. Cabin sizes vary from 11m2 to 12m2 (118ft2 – 129ft2).

Highlights

Santorini Patmos Mykonos Milos

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