Enjoy a taster cruise aboard Star Flyer

13th July 2017

While many cruise lines continue to head in a direction of building increasingly larger vessels that are filled with modern amenities, Star Clippers provides a nod to the past. Those who have been lucky enough to sail on board the Star Clipper, Star Flyer or Royal Clipper will tell you just how majestic the experience really is. Transporting you to a bygone era of traditional sailing, these vessels use the wind as a primary source of energy and flexible itineraries enable you to visit carefully selected islands that are off the beaten track.

If you are on the fence about embarking on a Star Clippers cruise or are trying to convince someone to embark on a traditional sailing for the first time, you may be interested to know about the taster cruises available. These roundtrip itineraries will see you travel to a number of beautiful destinations throughout the Eastern Mediterranean on board the stunning the elegant Star Flyer. This week, we take a closer look at each of the destinations you will be able to visit on board these short cruises departing in August and September.

August Departure – Greek Islands

Athens


Acropolis

The Greek capital is one of the most iconic cities in the world, home to a number of fascinating landmarks including the ancient Acropolis. Made up of a vast array of marble temples, this is considered to be a must-visit landmark. It’s not just the Acropolis where you will find interesting buildings, however, with a wide array of landmarks dotted throughout the city.

Mykonos

Mykonos

Mykonos has long been one of the most popular Greek island destinations, offering visitors a fine blend of relaxing beaches and intriguing architectural landmarks. Whichever side of the island you are on, you are certain to find somewhere to be able to lay down a towel and relax.

Hydra

Hydra

If you are looking to cool off with a swim in the Mediterranean Sea, your luck may be in during a visit to Hydra. There are plenty of places to relax and soak up the sun, while a journey further inland will lead you to an array of interesting landmarks including the Cathedral of Hydra.

September Departure – Adriatic Cities

Venice

Venice

Throughout history, Venice has been influenced by a plethora of different empires and rulers – many of which have left their mark on the city. This has resulted in one of the most eclectic cities in the world, where palaces and cathedrals from different eras somehow manage to sit side-by-side harmoniously. Add to this, the threading waterways and you have a city unlike any other.

Rovinj

Rovinj

Situated in Northern Croatia, the fishing port of Rovinj will lead visitors on a cobbled path to its many charms. Almost instantly noticeable is the towering Cathedral of St Euphemia, which offers mesmerising views out to sea from the tower. Alternatively, you can learn about the history and heritage of the area in the Rovinj Heritage Museum.

Piran

Piran

While Croatia has a larger portion of coastline when compared to its neighbours, there are reasons to visit many of the other towns and cities in this area – particularly the Slovenian city of Piran. For 500 years, Piran was part of the Venetian Empire and this remains clear to this day through the fabulous range of squares and architectural landmarks.


If you have already fallen in love with the world of tall ship sailing, you may also be interested to find out more about the range of cruises available in the Western Mediterranean and Southeast Asia this summer. Get in touch via the freephone number above or speak to an advisor online to find out more.