An exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Classical Greece
7-night 8 Day cruises starting and ending in Athens
Why go: there are two reasons to take this cruise. On the one hand there are some sites and sights that should be on every culture-vulture’s bucket list. On the other, this is quintessential Greek Island hopping cruising at its finest. It’s a classic combination of awesome antiquity and natural beauty.
In brief: 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. This is small group cruising at its most easy-going with something for everyone.
Your vessel: The flagship of our fleet - M/Y Harmony G
Ports of call: Athens – Delos – Mykonos – Santorini - Rethymnon – Kythira – Monemvasia – Napflion – Hydra – Athens
The Yacht Cruise Experience
Transfer from Athens airport to Marina Zeas mid-afternoon to board Harmony G. Set sail via Cape Sounion to kea with time to explore the small port of Korrisia after dinner. Overnight sail to Delos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hydra – Athens
Departing Hydra in the early hours, we make our way home to Athens. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.
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.
The Yacht - M/Y Harmony G
The Harmony “G” is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Mega Yacht Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and in 2013. It complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.
Life on board centers around the Indoor / Outdoor lounge and its American bar, on Upper Deck. The classy dining room located on Main Deck is surrounded by large windows. The spacious Sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony G stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
|Crew||16 - 18 persons|
|Cruising speed||10.00 knots|
1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds
2 Lower Beds
2 Lower Beds
The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds
The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Classical GreecePRICES FOR 2017 – PRICES (£) PER PERSONFRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS
|Departure Dates||Category C||Category B||Category A||Category P||Flights & Transfers from|
- 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.
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.