Dubrovnik to Athens Cruise

Athens to Dubrovnik 9 night package holidays, or 7 night cruises

Cruise highlights

  • Transit the Corinth Canal
  • The Island of Kefalonia – famous for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • Ithaca, the home island of Odysseus
  • The charming island of Paxos
  • Corfu – the greenest island in Greece
  • The medieval towns of Budva and Kotor
  • The remarkable walled city of Dubrovnik

Stay over in Athens...

  • 2 nights B&B 5 star at Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel, Athens
  • Famous relics such as the Parthenon
  • A wonderful choice of restaurants and nightlife

Stay over in Dubrovnik...

  • 2 nights B&B 4 star at Grand Hotel Park, 100m from beach
  • 10 minutes in a cab from the fabulous old town
  • Easy access to restaurants, bars and local islands

Package Holidays – NB: cruise itinerary reverses between Athens and Dubrovnik with a 2 day land stay pre departure.

It’s your choice – a full package holiday with a 2-night stay in either Athens or Dubrovnik in a 4 star hotel plus a 7 night island hoping and coastal cruise and all transfers. Alternatively you can simply take the 7-night cruise. This cruise runs Athens to Dubrovnik and then reverses on alternate weeks.

This is a remarkable point-to-point cruise from Athens to Dubrovnik, including a transit of the four mile long Corinth Canal, cut in the 1880’s all the way down to sea level so it has no locks. Like every journey in these waters this is a cruise back through history. It’s full of wonderful medieval culture to enjoy, but don’t miss the ruins of the ancient city of Butrint, dating back to 1,000 BCE, in Albania.

For even more culture we recommend you extend your stay for a couple of nights in a city hotel in Athens or Dubrovnik.

Ports of call: Athens - Corinth Canal - Kefalonia - Ithaca - Paxos - Corfu - Saranda for Butrint - Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik

The Weather

Reliable sunshine between early May and late October. Temperatures from low 20’s early and late season up to low 30’s mid-summer. Winds moderate (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Athens Restaurants Plaka

Athens

Fly to Athens, transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure

or Dubrovnik

Fly to Dubrovnik, transfer to hotel and afternoon at leisure on the beach. This evening grab a cab and go to the old town of Dubrovnik for cocktails and dinner.

Athens   

if you had a quiet night get up early and see the Parthenon and the Acropolis before the crowds. Don’t miss Omonia Square and check out the Swiss Guard at Syntagma.

or Dubrovnik

Take a boat out to one of the small islands for the day or walk around the city walls – a must if you are a Game of Thrones fan. This evening rejoin the hubbub in the old town centre.

Callisto Crossing The Corinth Canal

Marina Zea & Corinth Canal Transit

After boarding at 15:00 enjoy a welcome drink before a late afternoon crossing of the legendarry Corinth Canal. Welcome dinner and overnight en route to Kefalonia.

Ithaca Vathy

Kefalonia to Ithaca

A stunning island Kefalonia is now linked to the story of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Later we sail to Ithaca, legendary home of Homer’s Odysseus. We moor in the capital Vathy, famous for its Ionian architecture.

Corfu

Antipaxos & Paxos

A chilled day with swimming at Antipaxos, BBQ lunch on board, then on to off-the-beaten-track laid back Paxos for an afternoon and evening at leisure in the bars around the main square and the harbour.

Town of Corfu, Greece

Corfu 

Corfu, the Grand lady of the Ionian, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll around the town, great shopping here, or take an optional tour to see the island with its Byzantine churches and Corfiot villages. Overnight in port.

Saranda

Not many people get to visit Albania – shame as the people are charming. Even more charming is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint where the ruins demonstrate centuries of Occupation by different civilisations. Don’t miss it. Tonight we sail for Budva.

Butrint National Park

Budva – Kotor

Budva is a wonderfully preserved Venetian medieval town. The walled city of Kotor, at the end of the longest fjord in the Mediterranean, is every bit its equal. Great cruising and overnight in Kotor to explore the tiny streets and hidden squares.

Kotor_Montenegro

Kotor  – Dubrovnik 

Optional sightseeing in Kotor before we depart for Dubrovnik, arriving in the evening. Overnight in port so don’t miss the chance to visit the old town to grab a drink and watch the people thronging by – especially the Game of Thrones fans in costume!

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik 

Breakfast then disembarkation between 9:00 and 10:00

Dubrovnik in Croatia view of rooftops in town

NB: for cruises starting in Dubrovnik simply read the itinerary in reverse, noting the 2 day pre-cruise stay in Dubrovnik.

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

Departure dates

Please choose year and month from the above calendar to view our departures

Friday departures June  to August

Your vessel: The Mega Yacht Callisto

The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet. Having been fully rebuilt in 2000, she was thoroughly renovated over winter 2015-16. 170 feet of comfort and classic lines, her cabins are spacious and well appointed. She is a true home away from home – no matter where the anchor drops. She is classified to the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards.

Motor Yacht Callisto

On board Facilities

  • One sitting for all meals
  • Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
  • Indoor & Outdoor Lounge & Bar
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Creature Comforts

  • Windows in main deck cabins
  • Portholes in lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category C & B
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Callisto Cabin Category B and C

Category C:

Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)

The category C cabins are located on the Lower deck featuring port holes.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

Callisto Cabin Category B and C

Category B:

Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)

The category B cabins are located on the Lower deck featuring port holes.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
Callisto Cabin Category A

Category A:

Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)

The category A cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category A cabins at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category A cabins are equipped with Twin beds. They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV,  telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes

Callisto Cabins Category P

Category P:

Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)

The category P cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category P cabins located at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category P cabins at the Main Deck are equipped with Twin beds.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV,  telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

The M/Y Callisto features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing, with loungers, chairs and umbrellas. Located on the Sun Deck, the area is the ideal place to bask under the sun and completely unwind while gazing at the passing scenery.

Swimming Platform

Swimming Platform

The swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship in sheltered bays, weather permitting.

Indoor Dining Area

Indoor Dining Area

The lounge/bar and indoor dining room on the Upper deck are connected with each other by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. The classy dining room accommodates all guests at one single seating.

Indoor Bar & Lounge Area

Indoor Bar & Lounge Area

The indoor lounge area with bar is located on the Upper deck and displays exquisite art adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor sitting area.

Library

Library

Located on the Sundeck, the Library with its wraparound windows is the ideal area to relax with a book while engaging with the passing scenery.

Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor Dining Area

The Outdoor Dining Area where meals are served “al fresco” -weather permitting-, is located on the Upper Deck being the ideal place to admire the passing scenery or enjoy your meal overlooking the stars.

deckplans
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Sun Deck
CALLISTO_UPPER-DECK
Upper Deck
CALLISTO_MAIN-DECK
Main Deck
CALLISTO_LOWER-DECK
Lower Deck

Optional : Cruise & Stay

We sail in and out of the drop-dead-gorgeous medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, but if you want to explore its multi-layered history, and walk around the walls, (or if you’re a Game of Thrones fan) you’ll really need a night or two either pre- or post your cruise. Our partner 4 star Grand Hotel Park is perfectly placed for access to the old town or the Dubrovnik Riviera.

Take time to see stunning Dubrovnik and its lively seaside by extending your stay, for two nights before or after your cruise, at the 4 star Grand Hotel Park on bed & breakfast basis, with transfers.

Grant Hotel Plans

2 night add-on including transfers

From £295

Prices

Dubrovnik to Athens Cruise

2021 Cruise only prices (£) per person
Departure Dates Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
04/06/2021Athens£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
11/06/2021Dubrovnik£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
18/06/2021Athens£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
02/07/2021Athens£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
09/07/2021Dubrovnik£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
16/07/2021Athens£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
23/07/2021Dubrovnik£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
30/07/2021Athens£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
13/08/2021Athens£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
20/08/2021Dubrovnik£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955
27/08/2021Athens£1,909£2,045£2,818£2,955

port charges flights & supplements 2021

Port charges(mandatory)£355   
Single use£2,864£3,068£4,932£5,170
3rd person€1,336
Flights inc luggage from
Transfers E/T from

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Special Offers And Deals

  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies
  • Full-board meals including an American buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captains dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water, plus fresh fruit are available with our compliments all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Director
  • Flights & transfers when cruise is booked as a flight inclusive package
  • Beverages except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water
  • Shore excursions or other land arrangements at ports of call
  • Passengers’ personal expenses.
  • Wi-Fi which is available at a charge
  • Gratuities which are optional and should be made centrally at the hotel reception desk to be distributed throughout the crew – we recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day
  • Flights & transfers if cruise is booked for independent travel

Friday morning flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik, with afternoon return. Flight time 2 hrs 30 minutes. Regional flights are available to Dubrovnik from Stansted, Manchester, Bristol & Glasgow on request.

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

Road transfer to Dubrovnik port in approximately 30 minutes.

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