An exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of Classical Greece.
9 nights package holidays or 7 nights cruise.
- 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 beautiful mega yacht. 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.
Ports of call: Athens – Delos – Mykonos – Santorini - Rethymnon – Kythira – Monemvasia – Napflion – Hydra – Athens
Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 20’s in early and late season up to the mid and high 30’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.
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.
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.
Hydra – Athens
Optional tour to the ancient Mycenae, before an early afternoon departure for island of Hydra. Time at leisue to explore this picturesque port town. Sail late evening for Marina Zea, Athens.
Disembarkation after breakfast.
The Vessel: Mega Yacht 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.
Home at Sea
- Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
- Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
- Audiovisual in Lounge
- Mini library
- Beach Towels
- Snorkeling equipment
- Board Games
- Swimming Platform
- Windows: upper & main deck cabins
- Triple Occupancy cabins: Category A
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Safe
- Mini Fridge
- CD & DVD player
- En suite bathroom with shower
- Individually controlled A/C
- Telephone for internal use
- Central music
1 Double Bed
2 Lower Beds or 1 Double bed
2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed
The category A 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.
1 Double Bed or 2 Lower Beds
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.
External Dining Area
Cruise and Stay - Emporikon Athens Hotel
Location is everything when it comes to exploring a foreign city and we have chosen the Emporikon Hotel as much for its central position as its creature comforts. In brief we’re talking four star comfort in a brilliant location. In detail it’s situated half way between the Acropolis and Omonia Square. As such you’ll find yourself within 500m stroll of all the famous places to go and see in Athens such as the Roman Agora, Syntagma and Hadrian’s Arch – and, of course, the Acropolis itself. It’s the perfect place to grab an early breakfast and you can get the hot-spots before the tourists and be first in the queue. As it is also well located for the little back streets where you can find the hidden bars and eateries the locals use, you can also be first for lunch. In the afternoon shop in the flea market as Monastraki and end the evening with dinner in one of many traditional taverna restaurants in the Plaka district. You’re guaranteed a big day and a short walk home.
Classical Greece 2022CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSONFRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS
Vessel: M/Y Harmony V
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Classical Greece - port charges & supplements 2022
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Classical Greece 2022 flight inclusive packageFriday cruise departures from Athens "Package price - including cruise, 2nights in Emporikon Athens Hotel
(Basic Room City View), Transfers, Flights from LGW, Port Charges"
A 10% early booking discount applies to the cruise only prices above for all bookings
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- 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.
Full package prices also include:
- Return flights
- 2 nights at Emporikon Athens hotel
- All local transfers
- Port charges
- Port charges (mandatory)
- Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
- Crew gratuities (optional – recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day).
- Passenger personal expenses
- Wi-Fi (available at charge)
- Flights, hotel and transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package)
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.