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Mini-cruise breaks around Athens

14th July 2010 Print
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Tall ship specialist Star Clippers is offering a new short spring break in the Aegean, combining a night in a luxury Athens hotel with three nights’ cruising the Greek islands on the graceful, four-masted square-rigger, Star Clipper.

Departing September 28, 2010, the holiday begins with a night in the five-star boutique hotel, St George Lycabettus, close to Athens’ chic Kolonaki district of shops and bars, within easy reach of the Acropolis.

Star Clipper sets sail from Piraeus, the port for Athens, on September 29, calling at the dramatic, volcanic island of Santorini, where the whitewashed cube-houses and blue-domed churches of Fira, the capital, are sprinkled across jet-black cliffs, towering over a deep blue sea. The second port is beautiful Mykonos, famous for its shopping, nightlife and long, sandy beaches. As well as plenty of opportunity to explore each destination, there will be time to relax on deck, enjoy a cocktail in the al fresco Tropical Bar and appreciate the beauty of a tall ship powered by 3,365 square metres of sail. The ship returns to Athens on October 2.

Fares for this special voyage start at just £799 per person, including full board and entertainment on the ship, one night in Athens, return flights from the UK and transfers.

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