Tall ship specialist Star Clippers has introduced a new stay-and-cruise package to launch its summer season of seven-night voyages from the Greek island of Rhodes.
The offer includes a week soaking up the summer sunshine at the award-winning, five-star Rodos Palladium Hotel before joining the tall ship Star Flyer for a seven-night voyage along the beautiful, unspoiled Turkish coast.
The hotel is situated on a wide, sandy beach at Kallithea, close to Rhodes Town, the island’s capital. As well as a stunning, lagoon-shaped pool, there are three restaurants and a beach bar and activities from Greek dancing lessons to cocktail master classes.
The second part of the holiday includes a transfer to the port to join the 170-passenger Star Flyer for a seven-night odyssey along the Turkish coast, with mile upon mile of bottle-green forest studded with tiny bays and pretty fishing villages. Ports of call include yachting favourites like Olympus, Antalya, Kemer and Kekova, rarely visited by bigger ships, as well as Gocek, nestling in the sundrenched Bay of Fethiye, a setting of pristine beaches, tiny islets and crystal-clear waters, perfect for snorkelling. There’s also a call in Greece, at the exquisite little harbour of Kastellorizon, before returning to Rhodes.
The price for this 14-night holiday is from £1,999, including flights, transfers in Rhodes, a week’s B&B at the Rodos Palladium Hotel, seven nights’ full board on Star Flyer and port taxes. To book, telephone Star Clippers 0845 200 6145 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk.