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Where: Greece
Places visited: Athens, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini
Duration: 7 Nights
Best for: Island hoppers and adventure seekers
What next: Contact our Travel Specialists on 01694 722193
A cruise voyage unravelling the wonders of Classical Greece, through the Aegean Sea to the Peloponnese mainland. Highlights include: Santorini · Mykonos · Delos · Crete · Hydra · Nafplion · Monemvassia · Kea · Kythira ·

2019 Departure Dates (from Athens, Marina Zea - Friday Sailings)

May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June: 07, 14, 21, 28
July: 05, 12, 19, 26
August: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
September: 06, 13, 20, 27
October: 04, 11, 18, 25

Deposit: £650 pp (unless flights needs to be issued at the time of booking, if so a higher amount deposit will be required)

Classical Greece Cruise Highlights include:

• Santorini with her famous sunsets, sugar cube villages and the historical site of Akrotiri
• Mykonos, the queen of the Aegean and nearby Delos, Apollo's sacred island, a breath-taking open-air museum and UNESCO World Heritage site.
• Hydra, a truly authentic, unknown island.
• Crete, the largest island in Greece.
• Monemvassia, a “stone about to set sail”


Day 1:

Friday – Athens - Kea

Arrive in Athens and embark the elegant Mega Yacht, Harmony G, between 2-3 pm at Marina Zea, near the main port of Piraeus. Enjoy a welcome drink and have the opportunity to meet your crew and fellow passengers, before sailing via Cape Sounion to Kea.

After dinner, you will enjoy time at leisure to explore Kea’s tiny port, Korrisia. Departure in the early hours for Delos.

Overnight at sea.

Day 2:

Saturday – Delos - Mykonos

Optional morning tour to the fascinating archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island.  Delos was a cult centre and the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. It has been extensively excavated.

You will continue on to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. You will have the afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Mykonos is a favourite of the international jet set and is known for its lively nightlife.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 3:

Sunday - Santorini

Noon arrival in Santorini, where you will anchor at Fira , the island’s capital. Santorini is known for her stunning volcanic scenery, with the caldera, or volcanic lagoon at its very heart.

Take an optional excursion to the archaeological site of the Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri, where you can visit the fascinating excavations and enjoy a tour of the surrounding villages. This includes a stop at the beautiful village of Oia known for its breath-taking view over the caldera, the volcanic lagoon which is at the very heart of Santorini.

Overnight sailing to Crete.   

Day 4:

Monday – Rethymnon, Crete

Morning arrival at Crete’s famous and lively port of Rethymnon. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and one of the most beautiful.

You can enjoy exploring Rethymnon at leisure or take an optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. The Palace of Knossos is a Minoan settlement, famous for being the site of the mythical labyrinth, which housed the fearsome Minotaur.

Late departure for Kythira. Overnight at sea

Day 5:

Tuesday - Kythira

Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a less known island gem, which lies opposite the south-eastern tip of the Peloponnese. It is now fast becoming a favourite among visitors to Greece. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the understated charms of this idyllic island. Overnight in Kythira.

Day 6:

Wednesday – Monemvassia - Nafplion

Early morning sailing to Monemvassia, where you will discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with time at leisure to explore the uniquely preserved Byzantine and Venetian architecture. It is in a truly beautiful natural setting. Depart for Nafplion in the early afternoon, with a swim stop on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion, where you will have time to explore the old quarter, which is charming, with narrow streets and characteristic period architecture. You will enjoy views of the impressive medieval fortifications, which can be seen in the port itself and crowning the hills above. Overnight in Nafplion.

Day 7:

Thursday - Hydra

Take an optional tour to Mycenae, to explore another of mythology’s famous sites, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the island of Hydra, which was known in ancient times as Hydrea, a reference to the island’s natural springs. You will enjoy time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port. 

Day 8:

Friday - Marina Zea (disembarkation): Disembarkation after breakfast

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to the UK or extend your stay in Athens for extra nights to continue with your Greek adventure of discovery.  

Price Includes: 

• Flights with BA from London Heathrow (Alternative options may be available from different UK Airports, Supplement will apply to some departures as price is given as guidance for the 3rd May departure)
• 23 kg check in luggage
• Private Airport Transfers
• Cruise Accommodation in double or twin C Category Lower Deck cabin 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
• Port charges and taxes

Not included:
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above).
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew tips.
  • Passenger personal expenseWi-Fi (available at charge)

Deposit £750 per person at the time of booking (this may be more if flights need to be issued at the time of the booking)

THE HARMONY G MEGA YACHT

GENERAL INFORMATION: Length: 53 m Launched: 2001 |Renovated: 2013 Cabins: 21 Capacity: 42 passengers Crew: 16-18
The M/Y HARMONY G is a 53 meter/21 cabin elegant yacht that was launched in 2001 and renovated in 2012-13. This sleek high -tech looking yacht complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations.

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organised excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS: The 21 cabins of the M/Y HARMONY G are located on Upper Deck (4 cabins), on Main Deck (11 cabins) and on Lower Deck (6 cabins). They are upscale and intimate, decorated with soft colour furnishing. The cabins are equipped with twin or queen size beds, with two of the cabins being triples, and have large windows (two portholes on the Lower Deck). All cabins offer en-suite bathrooms with shower, flat-screen TVs, CD/DVD players, music channels, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

LIFE ON BOARD: During the day, life on board centres around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck and meals are also served “al fresco” depending on the weather. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkelling, kayaking. The Mega Yacht accommodates all guests at one single seating and provide a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour.

MAIN DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOM: The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes a “a la minute cooking” section.

UPPER DECK LOUNGE AREA & DINING ROOM: 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 breath-taking sceneries you are cruising to, read a book, watch television on the satellite TV or one of our documentaries on the next place you are visiting. Also located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited.

SUN DECK: The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers’ space to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.

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