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Panoramic shot of Harmony G in SantoriniFor the ultimate in style & adventure

Yachting and island hopping in the Greek Isles have long been recognised as the perfect combination for a truly unforgettable holiday, azure crystal clear seas, dramatic and beautiful coastal scenery and all in a land rich in history and culture and with a long tradition in hospitality and providing visitors with a warm welcome. Add to this 300 days of guaranteed sunshine a year and fair sailing winds and what more could you want ?

Perhaps a deluxe mega yacht so you can re-live the adventures of your youth, backpacking around the islands, but now in the style and luxury to which you have become accustomed ? Well Seafarer offer exactly that with the stylish mega yachts of Variety Cruises. With just 25 guest cabins, these sleek modern mega yachts offer a cruise experience that is closer to being a guest on a deluxe private yacht than cruising in the traditional sense on larger cruise ships. Informal and friendly, these cruises offer well-appointed air conditioned en suite cabins, spacious public areas with bars, Lounge and restaurant plus ample sun decks to relax, sun bathe and take in the scenery. Whether enjoying al fresco dining or swimming in a secluded cove from the aft swimming platform you will make new friends amongst your fellow passengers with whom to venture ashore and explore.

A unique feature of these cruises is that you will access smaller undiscovered islands and harbours, beyond the reach of today’s floating resort cruise ships, whilst you will also enjoy much more time ashore to explore at your leisure and at your own pace. Unspoiled gems like Kea, Folegandros and Kythnos will feature alongside some of the more famous must see island destinations such as Mykonos, Santorini, Patmos and Crete.

Distances between islands are conveniently short avoiding the need for very long see crossings and allowing time for swim stops and the occasional beach BBQ. More importantly, you will often arrive quite early in the day, allowing plenty of time to go ashore and do as you please, whether that be relaxing on a beach of golden sand, or exploring fascinating ancient ruins and historic towns and villages steeped in history, myth and legend.

Seafarer offer three different itineraries operated by leading yacht cruise specialist Variety Cruises.

The Jewels of the Cyclades cruise explores the wonderful island group of the same name on the 25 cabin, traditionally styled motor sailor Galileo with weekly Saturday departures all summer.

The Aegean Odyssey cruise explores explores East across the Aegean all the way to the Turkish coast with the opportunity to visit ancient Ephesus, as well as Patmos, Samos, Santorini. You sail on the sleek sail cruiser Panorama II

Classical Greece, sailing on the ultra- modern yacht Harmony V, combines Mykonos and Santorini, with Crete and the Peloponnese coast exploring some of Greece’s best known ancient wonders like Mycenae and Epidavros.

Prices for 7 nights start at just £1195 plus £165 port taxes and charges with flights and transfers available from an extra £295 pp. There are special offers on selected dates saving up 25% off the cruise fare, whilst even bigger savings are available to Variety Cruises Club Members who have cruised with the company before.