Greek wine cruise

It’s Time To Re-Evaluate Greek Wine

The truth is that it’s actually long past time to re-evaluate Greek wines. Forget Greek taverna wine, we’re talking about the Premier Cru of Hellenic wines. Cuvees that you never see, simply because they never leave Greece. (Greek connoisseurs drink them all). Bottles that, if you can find them in a wine shop., cost upwards of 30 or 40 euro.

A Tutored Tasting By A True Industry Great


Don’t take our word for it because the man who has put this cruise together, the palate that has selected the wineries, the wines, the wine-pairings at supper and the vintages, is none other than Tim Clarke. Tim is rightly a legend when it comes to Greek wines. A true guru of Hellenic viticulture, Tim and his wife Lynette Arblaster have been champions of ‘oenology’ of Greek winemaking on both the mainland and the islands for more than 30 years.

A Gastronomic Extravaganza

On this tutored cruise Tim will cover Greek winemaking from the classical age through to the present day. He will take you to wine estates for tastings and lunch. He will discuss differences between soils on the islands and the mainland, and the grape varieties which thrive there. He will identify the differentiating factors of wine production and how that has changed.

A Feast Of Wines

To embark on this journey of exploration, you need to be prepared for the fact that every day you will taste multiple wines. There will be tastings in the morning, tastings over lunch, tastings most afternoons and paired tastings with food at dinner. Tim has also worked with our master chef to ensure the food matches the wines he has chosen to offer.

Ports of call: Hydra - Naflio- Nemea - Monemvasia - Milos - Santorini - Samos

The Weather

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 to high 30’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

What’s on tim’s wine list?

Wine Cruise

On-boarding drinks and dinner with wines from the Ionian region 

Gaia winery at Nemea – the leading red wine producer in Greece

Gaia winery at Nemea – the leading red wine producer in Greece

Panoramic shot of the Galileo in Monemvasia

The wines of Monemvasia plus dinner with the Tsimbidis family who own Monemvasia winery 

A dinner tasting of Imery wines, the finest vintages from Crete

A dinner tasting of Imery wines, the finest vintages from Crete 

Santorini and a tasting at Argyros winery who make some of the island’s finest whites

Santorini and a tasting at Argyros winery who make some of the island’s finest whites 

Tim Clarke: Our Wine Ambassador

A full-on wine day at Samos and then Fourini, tasting wines from Vakakis, Platanos and Chios-Ikaria vineyards

A dinner tasting of Imery wines, the finest vintages from Crete

Tasting at the Volacus winery on the holy island of Tinos 

Disembarkation at Athens with the option of going on to a tasting and lunch at the nearby Kotos Estate before transfer to Athens airport.

The Vessel: Mega Yacht Harmony G With the Wines

The Harmony “G” is a modern mega yacht with a sleek high-tech profile, boasting spacious and comfortable accommodation . At 53 meters long / 7.2 meters wide, she is large enough to offer superior comfort for up to 42 guests in 21 guest cabins.  whilst permitting access to small harbours and islands beyond the reach of large cruise ships. There is a spacious lounge and bar plus a dining room and a spacious sun deck. The vessel was launched in January 2001 and renovated most recently in 2019. She complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilisers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Harmony G

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: upper & main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category C
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • CD & DVD player
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Harmony G Cabin Category C

Category C

LOWER DECK- 1 DOUBLE OR 2 LOWER BEDS.

The Category C cabins are located on the lower 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).

Harmony G-CAT B CABIN-MAIN DECK

Category B

MAIN DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS

The Category B 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).

Harmony G Category A cabin

Category A

MAIN DECK – 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).

Harmony G Cabin Category P

Category P

UPPER DECK – 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).

Harmony G Lounge Area

Interior Lounge

Life on board centers around the Indoor/Outdoor lounge and its American Bar (inside/outdoor). The interior lounge has relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking sceneries you are cruising to, relax and read a book, watch television on the satellite TV or one of our documentaries on the next place you are visiting.
Harmony G Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor Dining Area

Located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited, and meals are served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour.
HArmony G Dining Room

Dining Area

The classy Dining Room offers large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to, while accommodating all guests at one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavours.

The cruise price includes Tim Clarke as your wine guide and expert host on board, plus:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning 
  • Tim Clarke as your Wine Guide and Expert Host on board 
  • Daily Wine & History Tours on shore 
  • 12 Meals paired with Wines handpicked from our Wine Ambassador including 9 served dinners or buffet lunches on board paired with selected regional fine wines  
  • 3 lunches ashore at wine estates or local tavernas including wines, traditional Greek food and coach transfers  
  • Buffet breakfast each morning 
  • On board tastings as per the itinerary 
  • Welcome reception and Captain’s Dinner 
  • Use of snorkelling equipment (Masks, Fins and Snorkels) 
  • Kayaks, Water Toys and Stand-Up Paddle Boards (subject to availability) 
  • Beach Towels

 

Prices

Greek wine cruise

Cruise-only prices (£) per person
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
26/8/2022£3,783£4,252£4,600£5,174
Port Charges£296

Greek wine cruise flight inclusive package

inlc: cruise, port charges, accommodation, flights, transfers
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
£4,570£5,039£5,387£5,961

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