Classical Greece Cruise 

Classical Greece Small Ship Cruise

Cabin Sales from £2,230 per person

Meals: Half Board | Ship: MS Harmony V | Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Classical Greece. The beautiful Cyclades, Kea, Santorini, Mykonos and the neighboring UNESCO-protected archaeological isle of Delos. Crete, the largest and southern most Greek island. The crystal blue waters of the island of Kythira, a hidden gem of the Aegean sea. The Peloponnese with Monemvassia and Nafplion historical treasures. Hydra, an off-the-beaten track island with her picturesque harbor. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you. Take a look at the itinerary of the classical Greece small ship cruise below.


Day 1: Athens - Kea

Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Departure in the early hours for Delos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Delos - Mykonos

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 3: Santorini

Noon arrival in Santorini (anchorage at Fira). Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to archaeological sites and typical villages with unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.

Day 4: Rethymnon - Crete

Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.

Day 5: Kythira - Crete

Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less known island gem now fast becoming a favourite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira.

Day 6: Monemvassia - Nafplion

Early morning sailing to Monemvassia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture and experience the beauty of the natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. Also, impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.

Day 7: Hydra

Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

Day 8: Marina Zea - Athens

Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.

Included in this cruise:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and  drinking water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
  • Complimentary private transfer 
  • Flights are not included but we can book a package holiday and book any flights from any airport.

Food & Drink

Cruise is based on Half-board basis and include Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner. Also include complimentary Regular (filter) coffee, tea and  drinking water free all day.

Highlights of the cruise

Kythira: A hidden gem

Kythira is an island of Greece, historically part of the Ionian Islands. It lies opposite the eastern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula. In Ancient Greek Mythology, Kythira was considered to be the island of celestial Aphrodite, the Goddess of love.


Hydra's quaint port

Hydra Island, one of the most unspoiled and interesting of?the Greek islands, is a small rocky island in the Argosaronic Gulf, south east out of the Athens port of Piraeus and within sight of the southern Peloponnese mainland. It’s very cosmopolitan, safe and one of the easiest of the Greek islands to access.


Greek Night under Santorini island

Our Greek-night dinner is followed by the famous and much-loved Greek night on board. Greek dance is a very old tradition, being referred to by authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch and Lucian.There are different styles and interpretations from all of the islands and surrounding mainland areas. 


 


 

Departure Dates 2023


May: 12, 26
Jun:  9, 16, 23, 30
Jul:  7, 14, 21, 28
Aug: 11, 18, 25
Sep: 1, 8, 15, 22
Oct: 6, 13, 20



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Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and  drinking water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort. 
  • Complimentary private transfer 

Prices do not include: 

  • Port Charges/Tax extra: £280 per person
  • Flights
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Crew tips

Flights info: 
Flights are not included in prices, but we can book any flights from any airport with a small charge and will be included part of package holidays. We will issue ATOL certificate and you will be protected 100% financially for any airline or company failures.

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