Embark on a voyage discovering the Adriatic and Ionian Seas from Athens to Dubrovnik or in reverse. Corfu, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Paxi: Greece's Ionian Islands. Saranda and the UNESCO Site of Butrint in Albania. Budva and world-famous Kotor in Montenegro. 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.
Day 1 | Friday Athens - Corinth Canal Crossing, Greece
Embarkation between 2 and 3 pm. Departure at 3:30 pm towards the Corinthian gulf and late afternoon crossing of the Corinth Canal. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Welcome dinner and overnight at sea towards the island of Kefalonia, Greece.
Day 2 | Saturday
Kefalonia - Ithaca, Greece ?
Early morning arrival in Sami port of Kefalonia. Morning optional excursion. The island is not only known for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the 2001 film, but also because of its sheer beauty, its National Park and its stately towns. Early in the afternoon, we sail towards Ithaca. Enjoy a refreshing swim stop and a BBQ lunch on board. Afternoon arrival at Ithaca port of Vathy. Built within this deep-water, fjord-like bay, the capital of the island maintains its charm and its traditional Ionian architecture. This island is the homeland of Homer’s Odysseus. Overnight in port.
Day 3 | Sunday
Antipaxi - Paxi, Greece ?
Early morning sailing to Antipaxi, the smallest of the Ionian Islands, for a refreshing swim stop. The island boasts a dense forest of mastic, pine, myrtle and cypress trees interspersed with grapevines. Midday arrival, swim stop and a BBQ lunch on board. Late afternoon arrival in nearby Paxi, an off-the-beaten track island with fjord-shaped beaches and port, covered with olive groves. Afternoon at leisure and overnight in port.
Day 4 | Monday
Corfu, Greece ?
Early morning sailing to Corfu, the Grand Lady of the Ionian Islands and the greenest island in Greece. Optional excursion to explore Corfu’s imperial past; the impressive historic center, declared UNESCO World Heritage site and the byzantine churches, or optional scenic tour through the lush Corfiot countryside and old high hill villages. Overnight in port.
Day 5 | Tuesday
Early morning sailing and arrival to the charming town of Saranda, boasting the most attractive waterfront on the Albanian Riviera. Join the optional excursion to the nearby archaeological site of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the ship for lunch on board and a swim-stop on the way. Overnight at sea to Budva, Montenegro.
Day 6 | Wednesday
Budva - Kotor, Montenegro ?
Morning arrival at the well-preserved medieval town of Budva. After breakfast, enjoy an optional sightseeing excursion to Old Budva. Explore Budva’s vast cultural heritage and Venetian architecture. Late afternoon departure to Kotor, Montenegro. Navigation in the Bay of Kotor, the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Overnight in port.
Day 7 | Thursday
Kotor, Montenegro - Dubrovnik, Croatia ?
Join the optional morning excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town. Afternoon sailing and evening arrival to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Overnight in port.
Day 8 | Friday
Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast.
Day 1- Friday: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Embarkation between 3 pm and 4 pm. Welcome dinner and evening sailing to Split, Croatia. Overnight at sea.
Day - Saturday: Split, Croatia
Arrive in Split in the morning. Croatia. Enjoy a morning optional walking tour to discover the city of Split, the former Imperial Resident of Roman Emperor Diocletian, dating back from the 4th century. After lunch on board, enjoy one more optional afternoon excursion to nearby Trogir, starting with a scenic journey along the Dalmatian Coast to this coastal tow. Late afternoon sailing to Rab.
Day 3 - Sunday: Rab, Croatia
Morning arrival in Rab. Enjoy a morning optional walking tour of Rab, a historic town of rare charm founded in Roman times along a narrow tongue of land, so when travelers approached from the sea, they could see it proudly atop the head of the bay. Discover cultural and historical monuments including the Church of Justina, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Prince’s Palace. Later in the afternoon, we sail south passing between the beautiful Kornati Islands to reach Sibenik. Overnight at sea.
Day 4 - Monday: Sibenik, Croatia
We reach Sibenik through a spectacular fjord. Our optional all day excursion will take us to the Krka National Park home to abundant indigenous flora and fauna, including over 200 bird species, before exploring the seaside city of Primosten and Sibenik old Town. Overnight in port.
Day 5 - Tuesday: Sibenik-Hvar-Korcula, Croatia
Early morning sailing and arrival in Hvar, the longest of the Croatian isles. Enjoy a morning optional walking tour to discover the island’s Venetian flavor. You'll discover a fascinating array of sights, including the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, or the Arsenal, built in 1611 and housing Europe's oldest theater. Early afternoon leisurely sailing to Korcula. Late evening arrival in Korcula and overnight in port.
Day 6 - Wednesday: Korcula, Croatia
Enjoy all day optional excursions in Korcula Town and to Lumbarda Village for wine tasting Guests will have the opportunity to drive and stroll through Milina - Bire family vineyards before reaching their house. Evening sailing and overnight at sea to the coastal town of Kotor in Montenegro.
Day 7 - Thursday: Kotor, Montenegro-Dubrovnik, Croatia
Early morning navigation in Kotor, the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Join the optional morning excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town, featuring stunning fortifications including the 10th century city walls, the Baroque church of St Blaise. We leave Kotor after lunch and sail through the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay, before we enjoy a refreshing swim in the stunning Kotor Bay. Late evening arrival in Dubrovnik- Overnight in port.
Day 8 - Friday: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.
Please note this is one way cruise, starts from Dubrovnik to Athens and reverse start from Athens to Dubrovnik.
Included in this cruise:
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme 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.
Beverages (except those mentioned above)
Shore excursions or other land arrangements.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)