Seadream Yacht Club has five upcoming sailings in August and September this year between Istanbul and Athens that include not only the most sought-after islands and port towns in Greece, but the opportunity to visit Gallipoli as well during its historic 100th Anniversary year.
Travellers can opt to enjoy one seven-day sailing south to Athens, followed by a six-day trip back to Istanbul with a 10 per cent discount on this return leg.
The one-week Istanbul-Athens itinerary departs 29 August, priced from US$5026 per person twin share. Ports of call include Kepez for Troy or Gallipoli, Kusadasi for Ephesus, Patmos, Paros and Sifnos Islands, and Hydra.
The return trip to Istanbul departs Athens on 5 September and is priced from US$4365 per person twin share visiting Skopelos and Skiathos Islands, a sail-by of the Mount Athos monasteries founded in 1054, Petra, Lesvos Island and Kepez.
If combined with a 10 per cent saving on the Athens-Istanbul leg, the whole 13-days aboard the boutique, 112-guest SeaDream I is priced from US$8992.
(Prices include premium bar drinks, wines, a golf simulator with 30-international courses, fitness centre, mountain bikes for shore use, power and sail water-sports where permitted, crew gratuities and port charges and taxes.)