Classical Greece Cruise

   
 

Classical Greece Cruise

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2 months ago

DURATION

8 Days

SEASON

April-October

RATES

USD 2,990.00 per person

EXPIRES

Oct 21, 2016
Classical Greece Cruise
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DESCRIPTION

On this spectacular 8-day Classical Greece itinerary you will cruise to the beautiful, whitewashed Cycladic Islands, Crete (the largest and southernmost Greek Island) and the Peloponnese with Monemvassia and Nafplion and all their historical treasures.

With optional excursions on Delos, Santorini, Heraklion, Monemvassia and Mycenae, you are sure to get the Greek experience of your dreams! Your home base, the Harmony V 49-guest mega-yacht, provides a luxurious and exclusive way to cruise the Greek Isles.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

Rates vary by season and cabin starting at $2890 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Marina Zea (Piraeus) - Kea
Piraeus, Attica, Greece

2:00-3:00pm embarkation from Marina Zea. Depart via Cape Sounion and sail to Kea. Take some leisure time to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia after dinner. Depart in the early hours for Delos. Spend the night at sea.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Harmony V

MEALS: dinner

Day 2: Delos (Anchorage) - Mykonos
Delos, Cyclades, Greece

Begin the day with an optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. This 5,000 year old settlement is one of the largest outdoor museums of the world, inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage list. In 1872 the French Archaeological School started with systematic excavations in Delos, which still continue today together with the Greek Archaeological School. The Delos Museum is not to be missed with its magnificent sculpts, mosaics and clay cases dating from prehistoric period up to Roman. After, head to the port of Tourlos in Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. The afternoon and evening are free to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Harmony V

MEALS: breakfast and lunch or dinner

Day 3: Santorini
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece

Santorini is today what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion which occurred some 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological Caldera. Arrive in Santorini around noon and drop anchor at Fira. Here, experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. You have the option to tour the archaeological sites and typical villages which have unique views over the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Harmony V

MEALS: breakfast and lunch or dinner

Day 4: Rethymnon, Crete
Rethymnon, Cyclades, Greece

This morning arrive at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon, which displays a blend of modernity and old-time charm with its remains of Venetian and Ottoman architecture. Enjoy an optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion before a late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Harmony V

MEALS: breakfast and lunch or dinner

Day 5: Kythira
Kythira, Attica, Greece

Begin the day with a late-morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira - a lesser-known island gem that is now fast becoming a favorite among visitors to Greece. In Ancient Greek Mythology, Kythira was considered to be the island of celestial Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Spend the evening at your leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Harmony V

MEALS: breakfast and lunch or dinner

Day 6: Monemvassia, Nafplion
Monemvasia, Peloponnese, Greece

Early morning sailing to Monemvassia, originally called Malvasia by the Frank Templars. This is a fishing and touristic town known for its medieval fortress built on a rocky islet connected to mainland by a narrow bridge, which is why it is also called the 'Gibraltar of Eastern Mediterranean'. Discover this medieval fortified town with leisure time 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. Arrive early evening to Nafplion, one of the most picturesque cities in Greece. 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Harmony V

MEALS: breakfast and lunch or dinner

Day 7: Hydra Or Spetses
Hydra, Attica, Greece

Begin with an optional tour to Mycenae - the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Depart early afternoon for the islands of Hydra or Spetses. Hydra Island is one of the most unspoiled and interesting Greek islands. It is a preserved national monument and has retained all its 17th & 18th century charm and quaintness. Spend time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Harmony V

MEALS: breakfast and lunch or dinner

Day 8: Marina Zeas (Athens)
Athens, Attica, Greece

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

ACCOMMODATIONS: n/a

MEALS: breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Half board: American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a welcome cocktail, a Greek Night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's Dinner
  • Regular coffee, tea and mineral water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • Services of multilingual expedition staff

NOTES

Itinerary Notes: Read this itinerary as a guide only; swim stops and barbeques are weather permitting, itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing might not be permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds. The company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.


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