The Experience

Istanbul historically known as Constantinople is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world with a population of over 14 million, also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population. Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2010. Historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosporus, one of the world’s busiest waterways in northwestern Turkey.

It is situated between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. SeaDream calls to this wonderful destination both as an embarkation point and a destination offering several land adventures. Please check the Land Adventures tab for all of the possibilities as well as embarkation and transfer information.

Kepez is a seaside town in the Canakkale Province in Turkey. From Kepez SeaDream offers a unique Land Adventure to the ruins of the ancient city of Troy (Unesco Heritage Site). The movie starring Brad Pit although filmed in Malta has the actual Trojan Horse in Canakkale. Another “don’t miss” option would be to visit perhaps the most moving site in all of Turkey: Anzac Cove and the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli. We recommend that you make time and visit this hauntingly beautiful area where for more than nine months (1915-16) Allied and Turkish troops faced one another in one of the world’s most tragic battles to gain control of this most important waterway ” the Dardanelles.

Patmos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea within the Dodecanese group of islands. It has a population of 3,000 and an area of 34 sq. km. This destination is recognized worldwide as The Jerusalem of the Aegean. This is a sacred island for it is believed to be the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelations. Patmos is an ideal destination for nature lovers thanks to its lace-like coastline, sheer cliffs, beautiful beaches and volcanic soil. It has been designated as a “Holy Island” by the Greek Parliament in 1981 as well as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. SeaDream has the option to anchor in the bay or dock in front of the old town. Most guests will participate in the land adventure to the cave of the apocalypse and the Monastery of St. John. Others may want to explore the village or follow the officers on a bike ride around the hilly island.

Athens is the capital as well as the largest city in Greece. It is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. SeaDream will embark guests from the port of Piraeus. Should you desire a private arrangement, transfer, or other local service, please see the Land Adventures tab for our destination specialists information.

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Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 23, 2014 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 2 PM – 4 PM (Embarkation) Evening
Aug 24, 2014 Hydra, Greece Morning Evening
Aug 25, 2014 Santorini, Greece Morning Late evening
Aug 26, 2014 Parikia, Paros, Greece Morning Late evening
Aug 27, 2014 Patmos, Greece Morning Late evening
Aug 28, 2014 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey Morning Afternoon
Aug 29, 2014 Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli), Turkey Morning Evening
Aug 30, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Morning 6 AM – 10 AM (Disembarkation)
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