Smaller ports. Longer Stays.
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Linger longer and enjoy Greece and Turkey as they were meant to be experienced. Add a two-night hotel stay before or after your voyage and extend your Windstar vacation with our compliments.

Explore the hidden delights of the Greek Isles, the Turkish coasts, and the greatest icons of civilization on these signature voyages. You’ll discover thousands of years of humankind’s greatest feats — from the Acropolis of Athens to the grand palaces of Istanbul. Explore the breadth of the Aegean Sea, from the azure tip of Crete and monuments of Ephesus and Rhodes to Santorini’s blue-and-white charms.

Book your voyage and FREE hotel stay now — discover Greece and Turkey as they were meant to be traveled, by sailing yacht.
Athens to Istanbul (or reverse) • 7 days
Explore the hidden delights of the Greek Isles, the Turkish coasts, and the greatest icons of civilization on this, our signature voyage.
$6,799 pp from $3,399 pp
Athens to Istanbul (or reverse) • 9 days
Explore the breadth of the Aegean Sea, from the azure tip of Crete to the soaring spires of Istanbul, in one comprehensive 9-day voyage.
$7,999 pp from $3,999 pp
Nothing quite captures the daydream of the Greek Isles like Santorini, especially when you make sure you’re on deck for our early morning arrival. As our yacht approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea — with the Fira, Santorini’s capital, perched 1,000 feet above our anchorage — you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden.
This beautiful harbor gives us an opportunity for one of the highlights of Windstar. Today, our two beautiful sailing yachts, Wind Star and Wind Spirit, are both harbored in Rhodes. For your day in port, Rhodes, the “island of roses” offers you a myriad of choices. Enjoy dinner back on board, or stay ashore and try the local fare tonight.
There’s so much to enjoy here — from a romantic gulet cruise for two to scuba diving with a certified instructor. Or you may prefer to spend this amazing day lounging on the beach at the beautiful Kempinski Barbaros Bay Hotel. Today is also the day for another Windstar highlight, our on-deck yacht barbecue.
Few ancient sites offer such a rich combination of history and scenic beauty as does Kusadasi. In Ephesus, one of the greatest outdoor museums in the world, you’ll explore legendary sites steeped in history.
The Gibraltar-like town tied to the mainland by a single thread of causeway holds treasures that are old even by Mediterranean standards, with town walls and several churches dating to the 12th century. Climb to the upper town for an up-close look at the castle and Agia Sophia, a Byzantine church. Wander the lanes of the lower town lined with Venetian mansions, many of which have been lovingly restored.
Hints of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul are everywhere in Chania, beginning with the old Venetian harbor. Go ashore and explore the harbor from the Arabian Lighthouse to the Kioutsouk Hassan Mosque.The architecture is never boring, with Turkish domes interspersed with intricate wrought iron balconies. Take time out in one of the picturesque tavernas for some dácos (Cretan bread) and mizithra cheese.
If the weather permits, choose from kayaks, snorkeling, water skiing, sail boards, wind boards or paddle boats from Star Pride’s aft complimentary Watersports Platform. Or, if you prefer, explore the alluring thermal springs and the 14th century Genoese castle, or wander among the fig and aniseed groves. Once back onboard, in time for dinner – it’s the deck barbecue, the best party at sea.
All fares mentioned are per person, in US dollars, cruise only, based on double occupancy in lowest category and include non-discountable amounts. Government fees and taxes are additional ($105-$175 per person). 2-For-1 cruise fares are based on 50 percent of the published full cruise fares as shown on select sailings. Two-night complimentary hotel offer is available per booked cabin, is for published hotel or similar property, is applicable on select sailings, and includes one complimentary transfer to or from the yacht, all tips, gratuities, taxes, and luggage-handling fees. Offer is valid on new bookings only for select departures and subject to availability. Offer may not be combinable with other promotional offers or discounts. Offers are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn or modified at Windstar’s discretion at any time. Cancellation penalties may apply, please see brochure for details. Certain restrictions may apply. Fuel surcharges may be imposed or increased over time. Offer expires December 31, 2013. Ships’ registry: Bahamas.   13-159/11.13