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Eastern Mediterranean Star Flyer

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Discover the Eastern Mediterranean on an elegant Tall Ship for an unforgetable cruise experience

7 Nights, 8 days cruise.

Although still in the same part of the world, our Eastern Mediterranean cruises are vastly different from those that we offer in the Western Mediterranean. The weather is still fantastic and ports of call are still as exciting and intriguing as ever, but the cultures and traditions that you will find in places such as Greece and Turkey vary to those elsewhere in Europe.

As you sail through the transparent Aegean Sea, stopping off at various islands along the way, you will find yourself eagerly anticipating the revelation of where you wake up every morning. Let the glorious Star Flyer do all the hard work as you lay back and enjoy the excellent atmosphere on board and discover what new adventures await at your next port of call.

When you are not discovering new lands, there is plenty to do whilst on board. There’s the option to take a cooling dip in one of two swimming pools, or find a tall glass of refreshment in the outdoor Tropical Bar, or just simply relax in the peaceful surroundings of the indoor Piano Bar.

Your vessel: the elegant Star Flyer

Star Flyer

Ports of call: Valetta, Malta - Mykonos, Greece - Kos, Greece - Istanbul, Turkey - Skiathos, Greece - Skopelos, Greece - Canakkale, Turkey - Hvar, Croatia - Katakolon, Greece

Northern Cyclades Itinerary

Jewels Of The Aegean - Athens

Piraeus, Greece

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

All Day At Sea

Star Flyer

Morning Sailing Through Samos Strait

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi is a popular Turkish port of call for cruise ships, as not only is it a bustling resort town full of shops, bars and restaurants, but it is also the main access point for the famous archeological site at Ephesus. Extensive excavations have revealed an ancient city through which visitors can now wander and observe the wonders of a bygone civilisation. Near Kusadasi, on Turkey’s turquoise coast, we make a stop at Camlimani, a small pellucid bay. Swim at the beach, snorkel, stroll the pine scented grounds, or have a run at the rides in the aquapark.

Patmos, Greece

This serene island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine, The cave where he is said to have lived is now the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. It houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its treasury.

Amorgos, Greece

Amorgós’ cliff-clinging monastery of Hozoviotissas has one of the most spectacular locations of any in Greece. Only a few monks live in the cavernous 50-room monastery, but the view from their terrace aerie might make you think they had all flown to heaven from this very spot.

Mykonos, Greece

One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colourful harbour, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.

Monemvasia, Greece

From the shore, it’s a big rock sticking out into the sea. Then you pass over the causeway, and through an iron fortress gate, and suddenly, the town of Monemvasia is before you, a perfectly preserved Byzantine fortified port, once 60,000 strong, now home to just a few hundred. You can readily see why the name Monemvasia means single entrance! In the rocky hills above, ancient Byzantine ruins loom over the town, while below a maze of red tiled roofs and twisting alleys hide tavernas and cafes and the home of revered Greek poet Yannis Ritsos.

Piraeus. Greece

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

Croatia & Montenegro Itinerary

A special VENICE - ROME Cruise

Venice, Italy

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge’s Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

All Day At Sea.

Star Flyer

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge’s Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

Kotor, Montenegro

This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you’ll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

Korcula, Croatia

The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty.

Mali Losinj, Croatia

Rovinj is a typical example of a Mediterranean town. The town is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia (Fuma). Close to the harbour are the clock tower, the Baroque Balbi’s Arch and the former 17th century Town Hall. To the east lies the complex of the Franciscan monastery and to the south, Rovinj’s oldest monument, the Romanesque heptagonal chapel of the Holy Trinity.

Piran, Slovenia

At the tip of the Piran Peninsula sits Slovenia’s hidden gem. Despite its modest size, Piran boasts some of the country’s finest architecture, history and cuisine Resembling an open-air museum, the town’s Venetian influence is evident throughout its narrow streets. Visit the 19th century Tartini Square, named after famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, and St. George’s Church, dramatically situated hilltop.

Venice, italy

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge’s Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

Southern Cyclades Itinerary

Southern Cyclades

Piraeus, Greece

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

All Day At Sea.

Star Flyer

Rhodes, Greece

The beautiful island of Rhodes (Island of Roses) has a rich and varied history. The beach at Lindos is among the best on the island, whose capital, Rhodes Town is a bustling mecca for both sightseers and shoppers alike.

Bodrum, Turkey

Known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, this was the birthplace of Heredotus and the site of King Mausolu’s Tomb (4th century BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Dalyan River, Turkey

At first glance, this is a picture one hardly expects to see in Turkey – A lovely, unspoiled lake teeming with fish, a lush marshy delta, verdant farmlands, a lazy, reedfringed river meandering into the sea. On shore, you can see ruins of the Lycian city of Caunos, with its basilica and fortifications looming over the green marsh where endangered Caretta loggerhead turtles hatch in the spring.

Santorini, Greece

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Around 1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed the centre of the island, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around a harbour formed in the volcano’s caldera.

Hydra, Greece

Hydra is a town of stately mansions all built around 1800 by blockade runners who had made fortunes outwitting the British during the Napoleonic Wars. As there are no cars, for the spectacular view from the Monastery of Ilias you’ll have to ride a donkey to the top.

Piraeus, Greece

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

Greece, Montenegro & Croatia Itinerary

Greece

Piraues, Greece

Our cruise will commence from Piraeus, where in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

Mykonos, Greece

One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colourful harbour, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats

Santorini, Greece

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Around 1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed the centre of the island, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around a harbour formed in the volcano’s caldera.

All Day At Sea

Star Flyer

Katakolon, Greece

The beach at little Katákolon is an inviting diversion, but you will surely want to go inland to Olympia for bigger game. Set in a stunningly lovely valley overlooked by Kronos Hill, Olympia began hosting athletic games in the 11th century BC. Walk through the sacred Temples of Zeus and Hera, stand on the still visible starting line in Stadium and imagine the chariots about to hurtle around the Hippodrome.

Corfu, Greece

The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone’s throw from the Albanian coast. Nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleocastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa.

Kotor, Montenegro

This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you’ll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

(swim stop – weather permitting)

It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik’s colourful history.

Korcula, Croatia

Framed by dense green forests of allepo pine and twisted cypress, the red tile roofs of Korcula, whose most famous native son was Marco Polo, form an inviting picture. The pale wheat-coloured stone Cathedral of St. Mark houses a treasure trove of Dalmatia

Hvar, Croatia

The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty.

Mali Losinj, Croatia

The warm sands of Cikat Bay, situated near the port of Mali Losinj where we anchor, are an irresistible magnet for beachgoers. And no wonder, the beach is 30 kilometres long and offers every watersport imaginable. For those who prefer to wander farther afield, our bicycle tour takes you around the island past the fortified town of Veli Losinj.

Venice, Italy

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge’s Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

The Weather

This area is blessed with warm sunshine over 300 days a year. Temperatures from early May range from the low to mid 20s in early and late season, up to the high 30s between June and September.

A 10 night itinerary is also available with embarkation in Venice and disembarkation in Athens – enquire for details.

Star Flyer

As the name suggests, Star Flyer is both a shining example to other ships of her kind and a vessel that cuts through the water with all the grace of a bird in full flight, she offers her own style and character to anyone who steps aboard.

With amble outdoor space for a full capacity of 170 guests and sizeable cabins, complete with all the mod-cons, you will never feel cramped aboard this excellent ship. In fact, because we abolish any rigid schedules or clothing and dining restrictions, you will feel as liberated as ever as the salty sea breeze rushes through your hair.

The resplendent décor is appropriately finished with paintings of famous ships which again reflect the vintage nautical nature of this wonderful vessel, and the teak decks along with the warm mahogany rails complement everything perfectly.

Tall ShipStar Flyer
Launched / Rebuilt1991
Masts4
Sails16
Length111.57 meters
Beam15.14 meters
Draft5.5 meters
Crew106
Passenger Capacity170

Sun Deck

Star Flyer Sun Deck

Clipper Deck

Star Flyer Clipper Deck

Main Deck

Star Flyer Main Deck

Commodore Deck

Star Flyer Commodore Deck

Cabins

Star Flyer Category 1 Cabin

Category 1 Cabin

Sun Deck or Main Deck

Two Lower Beds convert to Double Bed

These deluxe outside cabins feature a minibar, private marble bathroom with whirlpool bath. Cabin doors open onto the deck.

Star Flyer Category 2 -4 Cabin

Category 2 – 4 Cabin

Clipper Deck or Commodore Deck

Two Lower Beds, Double Bed or Tripple Berths

Cabins may be inside or outside and all feature a private marble bathroom.

Star Flyer Category 6 Cabin

Category 6 Cabin

Commodore Deck

Upper and Lower Berths

Inside cabins which have a private bathroom.

 Category 5 cabins are also available and may be on the Clipper or Commodore Decks and may have two lower beds, double bed or tripple berths, plus private marble bathroom.

Prices

Eastern Mediterranean Star Flyer

PRICES FOR 2018 – PRICES (£) PER PERSON
Departure dateItineraryNightsOSDLX123456SNG3RDPort Charges
14-Jul-18Greece, Montenegro & Croatia11£4,950N/A£3,650£3,195£2,995£2,795£2,515£2,265£2,920£870£255
04-Aug-18Northern Cyclades7£3,150N/A£2,320£1,995£1,895£1,795£1,595£1,445£1,860£555£165
11-Aug-18Southern Cyclades7£3,160N/A£2,340£2,050£1,930£1,800£1,620£1,455£1,860£555£165
18-Aug-18Northern Cyclades7£3,160N/A£2,340£2,050£1,930£1,800£1,620£1,455£1,860£555£165
25-Aug-18Southern Cyclades7£3,160N/A£2,340£2,050£1,930£1,800£1,620£1,455£1,860£555£165
01-Sep-18Greece, Montenegro & Croatia11£4,965N/A£3,675£3,220£3,030£2,830£2,545£2,285£2,920£870£255
12-Sep-18Croatia & Slovenia3£1,355N/A£1,000£880£825£770£695£620£795£235£90
16-Oct-18Sicily & Greece7£3,160N/A£2,340£2,050£1,930£1,800£1,620£1,455£1,860£555£165

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in POUND STERLING, Cruise rates do not include air, hotel or transfer arrangements of any kind, Gratuities are not included, There are a limited number of three berth cabins available, Port charges are additional, Certain restrictions apply, Sole Occupancy Supplement: 100% category 1, owner’s Cabin, 50% category 2 through 6.

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Jewels of the Cyclades

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An exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonder of the Aegean Islands

10% Early Booking Discount

All 2019 Departures

Don’t miss...

  • Tiny Greek islands you’ve probably never heard of
  • The famous volcanic island of Santorini
  • Learning to dance the Greek way
  • Delos – birthplace of Apollo
  • The unchanged authenticity of Syros
  • Mykonos – party central!
  • The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion

If Greece was the cradle of civilization, then for sure the Cyclades was where island hopping cruising all started. For the visitor it’s the ideal place to kick-off any collection of Greek island impressions – a contrast of places that have become household names for hedonism, contrasting with some out of the way places that are so small big ship cruising has yet to discover them. It all makes for a fantastic introduction to Aegean cruising, but also ticks off classic destinations every serious traveller should visit.

There’s something special about being under sail around the Cyclades. There will be some places you will undoubtedly have heard of but, for the most part, we keep to our ‘small is beautiful’ philosophy which means straying off the beaten track. Within 7 short days this itinerary gives you a complete kaleidoscope of Greece ranging from the Golden Age to contemporary island life.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

Athens is a glorious place to spend a couple of night and days exploring. The beaches here are often overlooked but very nice indeed – a few nights, or even a week, at the Aegean Beach Hotel with its imposing views of Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon makes for a real pre- or post-cruise treat. Another option is to spend a couple of nights in the historical centre of Athens soaking up the atmosphere at the 4 star Hera hotel. We can easily add it on.

Your vessel:M/S Galileo

Ports of call: Athens – Poros – Poliegos – Folegandros – Santorini – Antiparos – Paros – Delos – Mykonos – Syros – Kythnos – Cape Sounion - Athens

The Yacht Cruise Experience

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in early and late season up to the high 80’s or even low 90’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Friday Departures April to October

Athens – Poros – Poliegos

Embark mid-afternoon for welcome drinks before sailing to the 50km² island of Poros, to stop to explore for an hour or three. We dine on board whilst sailing overnight to Poliegos.

Poliegos jewls of cyclades

Poliegos – Folegandros

Morning arrival in Poliegos. We will have a morning swim stop followed by a BBQ. Afternoon sailing for Folegandros, one of the most amazing and lesser known islands in the Aegean Sea. Opportunity to walk in the city and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas.

Santorini Jewels of cyclades

Folegandros – Santorini

Early morning sail and arrival in Santorini. Optional excursion to Akrotiri excavations and a tour of the villages, including the beautiful small village of Oia. Overnight in Santorini.

Santorini Cycladic Jewels

Santorini – Antiparos – Paros

After an overnight in Santorini we stop for a swim at one of the enchanting bays off Antiparos en route to Paros, where we arrive around early afternoon. Time for fun and dancing during our famous Greek night. Overnight in paros.

A Guide of Mykonos Island

Paros – Delos – Mykonos

Morning arrival into Delos, the legendary birthplace of Apollo, which was once the most important religious centre in Greece. Optional morning tour to the archaeological site of Delos. Later on we will make a swim stop before sailing into the port of Mykonos. Overnight in Mykonos.

Syros Jewels of Cyclades

Mykonos – Syros

Morning departure for Syros. After a morning swim-stop we arrive at the capital of the Cyclades – although most people have never heard of it. It’s called Syros and it’s the sort of place travel writers refer to as ‘a real Greek island’ using terms such as ‘living history’ about the main town of Hermoupolis. Here you can enjoy one of the beautiful sandy beaches or walk in the town. Overnight in Syros.

Syros -Kythnos – Athens

In the morning we sail for Kythnos, where we take our last swim of the trip at Kolones Bay. Later we sail via the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, one of the most photographed sites in Greece, and then we return to where it all started in Marina Zeas (Athens) for a farewell dinner.

Kynthos jewels of cyclades

 Athens

Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast.

Kynthos jewels of cyclades

The Yacht - M/S Galileo

The 48 meter “Galileo” is a classic steel Motor Sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2016. At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather.

Guests on the Galileo enjoy the most a shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship’s sun deck.  The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007

M/SGalileo
Launched Rebuilt1992 / 2007
Renovated2016
Length48.00 meters
Breadth10.00 meters
Draft2.80 meters
Crew16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed11.00 knots
Cabins25

Cabins - M/S Galileo

Galileo Cabin Category C

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TVs, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.
Galileo Cabin Category B

Category B:

Lower Deck

Flexible Bedding Configuration

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.

Galileo Cabin Category A

Category A:

Upper Deck

1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck and have large Portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.

Cruise & Stay

Round your cruise up with a two night stay in the centre of Athens near the Acropolis Museum, the markets and shopping areas of this vibrant city or relax for seven nights at a beach resort next to the temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio.

Optional excursions include a half day city tour and an afternoon coastal trip to the temple of Poseidon at cape Sounio

Includes:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Two night stay at the 4 star Herodion hotel in the historic centre of Athens on B&B
  • Transfer to the cruise ship
  • Transfer from cruise to Athens airport for the return flight.
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Herodion Hotel Athens

2 night add-on including transfers

From £225

Aegeon Beach Resort Sounion

7 night add-on including transfers

From £575

Prices

Jewels of the Cyclades

2019 prices (£) per person
Friday departures from Athens
Vessel: M/S Galileo
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory AEarly Booking Discount
26/04/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
24/05/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
31/05/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
14/06/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
21/06/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
02/08/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
23/08/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
30/08/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
13/09/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%
18/10/2019£1,727£2,091£2,63610%

Jewels of the Cyclades - port charges, flights and supplements 2019

 Category CCategory BCategory A
Port charges(mandatory)£245£245£245
Flights inc luggage from£270
Transfers from£35
Single supplement60%60%75%
3rd person reductionN/AN/A30/%
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing, snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.
  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew tips.
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester morning departures. Afternoon and evening return flights from Athens.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Road transfer to and from marina Zea in Pireaus port approximately 30 minutes by car or minibus.

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An exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Classical Greece

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Don’t miss…

  • The mystical island of Delos
  • Mykonos and its hedonistic delights
  • Volcanic Santorini and Akrotiri
  • The Minoan  Palace of Knossos on Crete
  • Kythira – old school Greece
  • Medieval Napflion
  • The artists paradise of Hydra

A classic in two senses, this itinerary combines some classic historic sites with some classic island hopping – the only way to see the Aegean. It’s the perfect combination of awesome antiquity and natural beauty. So, essentially, you can look at this as a holiday cruise with some super culture attached, or some terrific culture visited courtesy of 7 days on board a luxurious cruise ship. Welcome to small group cruising at its most easy-going with something for everyone!

You’ll see icons both ancient and modern. At one extreme you get to see the mythological birthplace of Apollo at Delos (remarkable ruins) and tune-in to the legendary Greek muses. At the other you can sit in a café on the harbour in Hydra, drink and ouzo and think about Leonard Cohen who composed ‘So Long Marianne’ tuning-up in a café on the self-same waterfront. If you’ve yet to cruise Greek waters it’s the perfect introduction.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

Athens is a glorious place to spend a couple of night and days exploring. Herodion hotel is ideally placed for exploring this vibrant city. The beaches here are often overlooked but very nice indeed – a few nights or even a week at the Aegeon Beach Resort with its imposing views of Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon makes for a real pre- or post-cruise treat. We can easily add either.

Your vessel: The M/Y Harmony V

Ports of call: Athens – Delos – Mykonos – Santorini - Rethymnon – Kythira – Monemvasia – Napflion – Hydra – Athens

The Yacht Cruise Experience

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Friday Departure April to November

Athens Antiquity to Byzantium

Athens

Transfer from Athens airport to Marina Zeas mid-afternoon to board Harmony V. Set sail via Cape Sounion to kea with time to explore the small port of Korrisia after dinner. Overnight sail to Delos.

A Guide of Mykonos Island

Delos  – Mykonos

Optional morning tour of Delos. Next we will move on to the port of Mykonos, making a swim stop along the way. Free time in the afteroon. Overnight in port.

Harmony G

Santorini

We will depart Mykonos in the morning and sail to Santorini, to arrive by noon. Optional tour to archaeological sites and villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.

Rethymnon Crete Classical Greece

Rethymnon, Crete

Morning arrive in Crete at the port of Rethymnon. Optional tour to the ancient Royal Palace of Knossos. Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.

Kythira Classical Greece

Kythira

On the way to Kythira we will make a swim stop late in the morning, and will arrive in Kythira by the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight in port.

Monemvassia Classical Greece

Monemvasia and Nafplion

Early morning sailing to the medieval fortified town of Monemvassia. Time at leisure for exploring.Depart for Napflion early in the afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival in Napflion. Overnight in port.

Napflion – Hydra

Optional tour to the ancient Mycenae, before an early afternoon departure for island of Hydra. Time at leisue to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

Nafplion Classical Greece

Hydra – Athens

Departing Hydra in the early hours,  we make our way home to Athens. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.

Harmony G Sun Deck

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in early and late season up to the high 80’s or even low 90’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

M/Y Harmony V

The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 56 meter long/8.4 meter wide Mega-Yacht was launched in June 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to.

The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities.

M/YHarmony V
Launched / Rebuilt2009
Length55.00 meters
Breadth8.20 meters
Draft3.00 meters
Crew16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed11.00 knots
Cabins25

Cabins

Harmony V Cabin Category C

Category C:

Main Deck

1 Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin Category B

Category B:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category B cabins are located on the Main Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin Category A

Category A:

Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin category P

Category P:

Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category P cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering a sofa, large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Cruise & Stay

Round your cruise up with a two night stay in the centre of Athens near the Acropolis Museum, the markets and shopping areas of this vibrant city or relax for seven nights at a beach resort next to the temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio.

Optional excursions include a half day city tour and an afternoon coastal trip to the temple of Poseidon at cape Sounio

 

Includes:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Two night stay at the 4 star Herodion hotel in the historic centre of Athens on B&B
  • Transfer to the cruise ship
  • Transfer from cruise to Athens airport for the return flight.
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Herodion Hotel Athens

2 night add-on including transfers

From £225

Aegeon Beach Resort Sounion

7 night add-on including transfers

From £575

Prices

Classical Greece

2019 PRICES (£) PER PERSON
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS
Vessel: M/Y Harmony G
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory PEarly Booking Discount
19/04/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
26/04/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
03/05/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
10/05/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
17/05/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
24/05/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
31/05/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
07/06/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
14/06/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
28/06/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
05/07/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
12/07/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
19/07/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
26/07/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
02/08/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
09/08/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
16/08/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
23/08/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
30/08/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
06/09/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
13/09/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
20/09/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
27/09/2019£2090£2500£2864£327310%
11/10/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
18/10/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%
25/10/2019£2,090£2,500£2,864£3,27310%

Classical Greece - port charges, flights and supplements 2019

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£245£245£245£245
Flights inc luggage from£270
Transfers from£35
Single supplement60%60%60%60%
3rd person reduction30/%N/AN/AN/A
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester morning departures. Afternoon and evening return flights from Athens.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Road transfer to and from marina Zea in Pireaus port approximately 30 minutes by car or minibus.

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Antiquity to Byzantium

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A voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Antiquity and Byzantium

10% Early Booking Discount

All 2019 Departures

Don’t miss…

  • Insights from our resident lecturer
  • The amphitheatre at Epidaurus
  • Medieval Monemvasia
  • Byzantine Mystra
  • Ancient Olympia
  • The Oracle at Delphi
  • The Corinth Canal

A voyage through history dedicated to the Golden Age of Greek civilisation and beyond, this cruise comes complete with a guest lecturer, Eugenia Alexiadou. Eugenia has a Master’s degree in Byzantine Art, is an expert historian and, as a graduate of the Athens’ Tour Guide Academy, is the perfect tutor through all the classical sites and sights we visit.

On one hand this is a wonderful cruise to some of Greece’s most beautiful, but often less visited, places. On the other it’s a masterclass on the journey through classical antiquity and the Roman conquest, ending with the transition to the Christian empire of Byzantium.  Often overlooked by western historians, the Byzantine Empire lasted over 1000 years and has as significant an influence on European history and culture as the Greek and Roman periods. All things considered it’s a cultural ‘tour de force’ with great cruising attached – ideal for those with an appetite for both history and a good dinner over which to talk about the delights of the day.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

Athens is a glorious place to spend a couple of night and days exploring. If you feel like seeing more of this exciting city, hotel Herodion is perfectly placed for your sojourns into  the Athenian life.  We can add it on for you.

Your vessel: the beautiful motor sailer Galileo

Ports of call: Athens – Palaia Epidaurus – Nafplion – Gythion – Pylos – Katakolon – Itea – Marina Zea (Athens)

The Yacht Cruise Experience

The Weather

Daily sunshine is virtually guaranteed in the Greek Isles. The season runs from April to late October with temperatures ranging from the low to mid 20s in early and late season up to the high 30s in late June through August. Winds are predictable with moderate to fresh winds (force 2-5) in the afternoon.

Our Guest Lecturer

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Eugenia Alexiadou

Born in Athens Eugenia studied Archaeology and the History of Art at the University of Athens gaining her Master’s degree in Byzantine art. She has lectured on Greek history and ancient Greek literature. As a graduate of the Athens’ Tour Guide Academy, Eugenia is an official archaeology and Greek history tour leader.

Eugenia also has a passion for Prehistoric Aegean Civilisation and, when not exploring the history of the Peloponnese, has worked extensively on Santorini on the excavations at Akrotiri, one of the most important Bronze Ae sites in the Mediterranean.

She looks forward to meeting you and sharing her knowledge and insight:

“I am so fortunate to come from a harmonious typical Greek family that always encouraged me to do and study only what I really loved. My love for the ancient ruins, the myths, the people, the flavours and aromas, the depth of history were all encouraged by family travels and summers spent in nature .After I graduated, I decided that I want to share all this fascinating history and beauty with all the wonderful people that visit our country”

Other than history Eugenia loves dancing, having participated in the opening and closing ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Some land  tours require a minimum of 14 guests and all  are exclusively run for our small groups. They may be  subject to changes due to site restorations, weather, or other  conditions.   The tours are active and require reasonable fitmess. Due to slippery stones and marble , we recommend comfortable rubber soled shoes, sun tan lotion and hats. We advise locally on the dress code for Church and Monastery visits.  

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Friday Departure – April, October, November

Athens Antiquity to Byzantium

Athens – Marina Zea

On arrival in Athens transfer to Marina Zea for welcome cocktails and dinner while we set sail for Palia Epidauros.

Palaia Epidaurus Antiquity to Byzantium

Epidauros – Nafplion

Highlight here is the ancient amphitheatre – one of the best preserved sites of Ancient Greece. You’ll hear its story this morning before returning to Galileo for lunch and cruising off to Nafplion.

Mycenae Antiquity to Byzantium

Nafplion – Gythion

Old Nafplion is worth a stroll around early this morning but the day’s real treasure is the city of Mycenae – the history of which Homer called rich in gold represents everything great about Greece’s ‘Golden Age’. Starting in 1650 BC, it endured nearly 700 years until the fall of the Mycenaean dynasty around 1100 BC.  Loads to see and great stories to tell. Overnight we sail to Gythion

Gythion Antiquity to Byzantium

Gythion – Pylos

Ancient Gythion was a Spartan naval base during the Peloponnesian wars. For us it’s a jumping off point to explore the Mani Peninsular, Cape Tenaro and the spectacular Dirou Caves. After dinner on board, we cast anchor and sail for Pylos

Pylos Antiquity to Byzantium

Pylos

Today Pylos is a lovely little seaside resort. Back in 1827, however , it witnessed one of the most important naval battles of the time, the Battle of Navarino, where a combined British, French and Russian fleet liberated Greece from the clutches of the Ottoman Empire. You’ll hear all about this as we make an excursion to the Palace of Nestor on a scenic hilltop overlooking the bay.

Katakolo Olympia Antiquity of Byzantium

Katakolon (for Olympia)

Having sailed overnight we arrive in Katakolon early morning and quickly set off for our excursion to the legendary site of Olympia. The home of the original Olympic Games, Olympia is one of the most famous and important sites in the Ancient World. After lunch in town we visit the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity and, at the main site, you can even run on the original track. It’s a fantastic and hugely impressive place and you’ll want to make the most of your afternoon wandering round. Later we re-board Gallileo in Patras and sail to Itea in the Gulf of Corinth, where we overnight.

Itea (for Delphi)

Delphi, with its legendary Oracle, is one of the most revered sites in Antiquity. It’s also a site of stunning natural beauty, built into a mountainside. After  examination and exploration of the ruins, we re-join Galileo to transit the amazing engineering feat that is the Corinth Canal, cut though solid rock in the 1880’s to join the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea.

Itea Delphi Antiquity to Byzantium

Marina Zea

Having sailed overnight, and enjoyed a farewell dinner, we arrive back in Marina Zea for onward transport to Athens airport, or the city itself if you choose a hotel add-on.

 

Corinth Canal Antiquity to Byzantium

Optional Shore Excursions

These excursions have been carefully selected to enhance your cruise experience and can be booked on board.

EPIDAURUS – ANCIENT THEATRE

EPIDAURUS – ANCIENT THEATRE

Duration approx. 3 hours – Incl. Bus/Guide/Entry fee: Per Person Euro 55

We leave our ship early in the morning to drive to Ancient Epidaurus. Epidaurus was known throughout the Greek world as a healing sanctury – It was reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius – and for its theater, which is once again in use today.

The Asclepieion at Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the Classical world, the place where ill people went in the hope of being cured. The theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century B.C. The original 34 rows were extended in Roman times by another 21 rows.

When full, the theatre seats up to 15,000 people. As it did during the time of the ancient Greeks, the theater is still marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect perception of spoken words from the stage floor to all spectators, regardless of their seating.  

We will return to our ship after completing our visit to all sites and enjoying time at leisure.

Mycenae

NAUPLION – MYCENAE

Duration approx. 4 hours – Incl. Bus/Guide/Entry fee: Per Person Euro 57.00

After a short drive through the colourful city of Nauplion and the beautiful fertile countryside of Argolis arrive at Mycenae, a major centre of Greek Civilization. The importance of the city, which Homer calls “rich in gold” begins in 1650 B.C and ceases around 1100 B.C with the fall of the civilization to which it gives name.   Visit the remains of the ancient glorious city now a UNESCO World Heritage site, including the Cyclopean  walls, the famous Lion’s Gate, the Palace –home to the Kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, the so called Agamemnon Tomb and the museum. Mycenae in legend was the royal seat of the ill-fated House of Atreus, and from Mycenae  Agamemnon, “king of men”, went off as leader of the Achaean expedition to war against Troy. At the end of  the tour we will have a short guided walk in the historical centre of Nauplion, first Capital of modern Greece.

mani greece

GYTHIO – MANI AND DIROS CAVE

Duration approx. 6 hours – Incl. Bus/Guide/Entry fee: Per Person Euro 65

Ancient Gythion was inhabited during prehistoric times and later the Spartans used as a port, enlarging the natural harbor they made Gythion their naval base.  . Leaving Gythion we will cross the scenic Mani Peninsula to reach Diros and visit the spectacular caves, discovered around the 60s, which are perhaps among the most important natural sites of Greece. The Paleolithic and Neolithic findings, many in display at the museum, mean that the caves were one of the earliest inhabited places in Greece. The human skeletons are those of unburied dead, a fact which has led the Head of Antiquities to suggest that at the end of the Neolithic period or at the beginning of the Bronze Age, a severe earthquake shook the area blocking the mouth of the cave, so that its inhabitants were walled up and died of starvation. The cave entrance remained sealed for about 4.500 years. The cave today is partially filled with water so we will board small fishing boats and explore the cave which is full of stalactites and stalagmites.   After visiting the cave we will drive to nearby Areopolis for a short stroll through the town. Mani is at the tip of the Peloponnese, a distinctive area unlike any other area in Greece. A desolate region of underground lakes and rivers, windswept landscapes and towers who is strangely beautiful.

Gythion Antiquity to Byzantium

PYLOS – NESTOR’S PALACE

Duration approx. 3,5 hours – Incl. Bus/Guide/Entry fee: Per Person Euro 60.00

Pylos town sits on the backside of stately Navarino Bay the site of several famous naval battles: In Antiquity between the Spartans and Athenians during the Peloponnesian conflict. In 1827 a fleet ofVenetians and other city states defeated an Ottoman fleet in one of the most important naval battles in history. This defeat led to the independence of Greece, which occurred in 1829.

After stopping to admire the scenery, we will continue up the road to Nestor’s Palace. The remains of the prehistoric Palace occupy a scenic hilltop setting north of Pylos. Though most of the palace is long gone, the foundation remains surprisingly intact and the entire site is covered by a large shed-like structure to prevent further damage from the elements. We know about old king Nestor thanks to Homer who wrote of him in the  Iliad and the Odyssey.  The palace at Pylos belonged to Nestor and was discovered in 1939 by the American archaeologist Carl Blegen.

Highlights include the well-preserved royal apartments and a bathtub that archaeologists have speculated belonged to the old king himself.  

Following our visit to the remains of the palace, we will make the short trip to the town of Hora where the archaeological museum (optional visit) holds thousands of artifacts recovered from the site. Among the 3,000 year-old treasures are beautifully carved statues, pottery, and weapons.

OLYMPIA

OLYMPIA

A full day excursion starting in Katakolon and ending in Patras, where we re-board the ship.

Duration approx. 8 hours. – Incl. Bus /Guide/Entry fee/Lunch: Per Person Euro 84.00

We will disembark the ship early morning in the port town of Katakolo and travel by bus to Olympia, one of the most famous and important sites in the ancient world.

Olympia is revered as the birthplace of the Olympic Games. In the ancient Greek world, it was also the greatest Pan-Hellenic sanctuary for the worship of Zeus. Although the first recorded Olympics took place in 776 B.C., evidence indicates that some type of games or athletic contests were held as early as Mycenean times (11th-12th centuries B.C.). Remarkably, from 776 on, the games were held uninterrupted for the next 1,000 years.    From 1875 onward excavation work, spearheaded primarily by the German government, revealed the fantastic treasures from antiquity that sit today in the marvelous archaeological museum. The most thrilling site at Olympia is the stadium, which looks much like it did more than 2,000 years ago.   

You will also explore the Temple of Hera, the magnificent temple of Zeus the Philippeion – circular memorial of Ionic columns honoring the family of Alexander the Great and the Leonidion

– lodging place for the athletes who participated in the games.

We later visit the Olympia Museum, one of the most beautiful museums in the world. It is filled with treasures unearthed from the mud that covered Olympia after a flood in about 400 AD.  Among the many astonishing exhibits are the bronze helmet of Miltiades, worn by the Greek general at Marathon in his victory over the Persians at Marathon in 490 B.C.; and the statuary from the east and west pediments of the temple of Zeus.

Following a traditional lunch in the town of Olympia, we’ll visit the museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity. Unlike the main archaeological museum, this building houses statuary and a host of artifacts specifically related to the ancient Olympic games.  (The History Museum visit is optional provided it is open in the afternoon)

DELPHI

ITEA -DELPHI

Duration approx. 3,5 hours – Incl. Bus/Guide/Entry fee: Euro 58.00

Itea is best knwn as the gateway to Delphi, one of the most revered sites from the ancient world. We will disembark the ship early this morning and proceed to the ruins complex.

Unlike other archaeological sites in Greece, Delphi is built on the side of a mountain. First time visitors are awed as much for the stunning natural beauty that surround the ruins as for the ancient buildings themselves. Behind the site, the bare limestone cliffs of the Phaidriades thrust several thousand feet up, towering over the archaeological site and museum, while to the south

runs a deep and fertile river valley. The panoramic views from the road are truly inspiring.

In its prime, Delphi was revered for its wealth and reputation, attributes which grew from the site’s location as hosting the most important oracle in the classical world. Indeed, because everything in Greece is connected to mythology, Delphi became the premier site for the worship of the god Apollo. The oracle had the ability to prophecy the future and give advice. Visitors from across the Greek world traveled here to consult with the oracle, and responded by offering thanks to Apollo in the form of treasure.

We will have a half day to walk around the ruins complex and visit the adjoining museum. Some of the highlights include the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, the Castalian Spring, the Gymnasium, the Temple of Apollo, the Treasuries (built by various Greek city-states to commemorate victories), and the stadium.

The Yacht - M/S Galileo

The 48 meter “Galileo” is a classic steel Motor Sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2016.

At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather.

Guests on the Galileo can enjoy the shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship’s sun deck.  The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007.

M/SGalileo
Launched Rebuilt1992 / 2007
Renovated2016
Length48.00 meters
Breadth10.00 meters
Draft2.80 meters
Crew16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed11.00 knots
Cabins25

Cabins

Galileo Cabin Category C

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TVs, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.

Galileo Cabin Category B

Category B:

Lower Deck

Flexible Bedding Configuration

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.
Galileo Cabin Category A

Category A:

Upper Deck

1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck and have large Portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower

Cruise & Stay

Stay for two nights pre or post cruise at a fabulous boutique hotel , just a stone’s throw away from the Acropolis Museum and the historic centre of Athens.

Includes:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Two night stay the elegant 4 star Herodion hotel in the historic centre of Athens on B&B
  • Transfer to the cruise ship
  • Transfer from cruise to Athens airport for the return flight.
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Herodion Hotel Athens

2 night add-on including transfers

From £225

Prices

Antiquity to Byzantium

2019 prices (£) per person
Friday departures from Athens
Vessel: M/S Galileo
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory AEarly Booking Discount
29/03/2019£991£1,318£1,68210%
12/04/2019£1,355£1,773£2,22710%
01/11/2019£991£1,318£1,68210%
08/11/2019£991£1,318£1,68210%

Antiquity to Byzantium - port charges, flights and supplements 2019

 Category CCategory BCategory A
Port charges(mandatory)£223£223£223
Full shore excursion package (recommended)£345
Flights inc luggage from£240
Transfers from£35
Single supplement50%50%50%
3rd person reductionN/AN/A30/%
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin with ensuite SH/WC, individually controlled air conditiioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, local themed party evening, fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • English speaking expert Guest Speaker.
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester morning departures. Afternoon and evening return flights from Athens.

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Road transfer to and from marina Zea in Pireaus port approximately 30 minutes by car or minibus.

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