Harmony V
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Variety Yacht Cruises

CLASSICAL GREECE

Day 1–Friday
MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS - KEA
Embarkation 2-3 pm in Marina Zea, 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–Saturday
DELOS - MYKONOS
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. On to the port of Tourlos in Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 3-Sunday
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-Monday
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. Over night at sea.

Day 5–Tuesday
KYTHIRA
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 Kithyra.

Day 6-Wednesday
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–Thursday.HYDRA
Optional tour to Mycenae, the powerful walled palace of Agamemnon, the Homeric Achaean king. Early afternoon departure for the island of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town. Overnight in port.

Day 8–Friday
MARINA ZEA, PIRAEUS
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.

  • Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.

Sailing Dates: From Marina Zeas

May 25
June 15, 29
July  6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17
September 14, 21
October 5, 19

 

JEWELS OF THE CYCLADES

Day 1-Friday
MARINA ZEA- POROS
Embarkation between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2-Saturday
POLIEGOS - FOLEGANDROS
Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas.

Day 3-Sunday
SANTORINI
Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to a typical Winery and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for it’s breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 4-Monday
ANTIPAROS-PAROS
In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos . Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.

Day 5-Tuesday
DELOS - MYKONOS
Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on we stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into Tourlos port in Mykonos.  The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young.  Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 6-Wednesday
SYROS
After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros.

Day 7-Thursday
Kythnos-Cape Sounion-Marina Zea, Athens
In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos  where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain's farewell dinner & overnight in Marina Zea.

Day 8-Friday
MARINA ZEA- DISEMBARKATION
Disembarkation after breakfast.

  • Swim Stops & Beach Barbeques are weather permitting
  • Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 7 Beaufort winds
  • The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

Sailing Dates: From MARINA ZEAS

April 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 21, 28
October 12, 19

 

ANTIQUITY TO BYZANTIUM

Day 1- Friday MARINA ZEA Embarkation between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Palaia (old) Epidaurus. Evening arrival and dinner on board.

Day 2: Saturday - PALAIA EPIDAURUS (optional excursion)
We leave our ship early in the morning to drive to Ancient Epidaurus for our optional excursion. Epidaurus was known throughout the Greek world as a healing sanctuary. It was reputed to be the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius - and for its theater, which is once again in use today (approximately 300 B.C.) renowned for its symmetry and beauty. Lunch on ship and afternoon sailing to Nafplion. Overnight at port.

Day 3: Sunday - NAFPLION-MYCENAE (optional excursion)
After a short walking tour of Nafplion, drive through the colorful city and the beautiful countryside of Argolis towards Mycenae for an optional excursion. The importance of the city, which Homer calls “rich in gold” begins in 1650 B.C and ceases around 1100 B.C with the fall of the civilization to which it gives name. Visit the remains of the ancient glorious city including the Lion’s Gate, the Palace, the so called Agamemnon Tomb and the museum. Lunch on ship and afternoon sailing to Monemvassia. Overnight sailing to Gythion.

Day 4: Monday - GYTHION (optional excursion)
Early morning arrival to Gythion. Optional Excursion to Mani peninsula and Cape Tenaro plus the spectacular Dirou Caves with their stalactites and stalagmites. After visiting the cave we will drive to nearby Areopolis for a short stroll through the town. Mani is at the tip of the Peloponnese, a distinctive area unlike any other area in Greece. A desolate region of underground lakes and rivers, windswept landscapes and towers who is strangely beautiful. Overnight at sea to Pylos.

Day 5: Tuesday - PYLOS (optional excursion)
Pylos is a picture-perfect seaside town on the southwest corner of the Peloponnese. In 1827 a fleet of Venetians and other city states defeated an Ottoman fleet in one of the most important naval battles in history. This defeat led to the independence of Greece, which occurred in 1829. After stopping to admire the scenery, we will continue up the road to Nestor’s Palace. Highlights include the well-preserved royal apartments and a bathtub that archaeologists have speculated belonged to the old king himself. Following our visit to the remains of the palace, we will make the short trip to the town of Hora where a superb archaeological museum holds thousands of artifacts recovered from the site. Overnight sailing to Katakolon.

Day 6: Wednesday - KATAKOLON-OLYMPIA (optional excursion)
Early morning arrival in Katakolon. We will disembark the ship around 7:00 a.m. in the port town of Katakolo and an optional excursion take us by bus to Olympia, one of the most famous and important sites in the ancient world. Olympia is revered as the birthplace of the Olympic Games. In the ancient Greek world, it was also the greatest Pan-Hellenic sanctuary for the worship of Zeus. The most thrilling site at Olympia is the stadium, which looks much like it did more than 2,000 years ago. You will also explore the Temple of Hera, the magnificent temple of Zeus the Philippeion – lodging place for the athletes who participated in the games. We later visit the Olympia Museum, one of the most beautiful museums in the world. Following lunch in the town of Olympia, we’ll visit the museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity. After having time at leisure we will travel overland to Patras on the north coast of the peninsula, where we will re-board our ship and depart for Itea in the Gulf of Corinth. Overnight at Itea.

Day 7: Thursday -ITEA/DELPHI (optional excursion)
Morning optional excursion to Delphi, one of the most revered sites from the ancient world. Indeed, because everything in Greece is connected to mythology, Delphi became the premier site for the worship of the god Apollo. The oracle had the ability to prophecy the future and give advice. Visitors from across the Greek world traveled here to consult with the oracle, and responded by offering thanks to Apollo in the form of treasure. We will have a half day to walk around the ruins complex and visit the adjoining museum. Return to the ship and cross the Corinth Canal. Later in the evening we sail to Marina Zea. Overnight in Marina Zea

Day 8: Friday - MARINA ZEA (disembarkation)
Disembarkation after breakfast.

Sailing Dates: From MARINA ZEAS

March 16, 23, 30 
April 6, 13
October 26 
November 2, 9, 16

Rates per person
HARMONY V
Cabin Category USD
C Lower Deck, Double bedded Cabins 2990
B Main Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins 3490
A Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins 3990
P Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins 4490
S Single use-supplement 65%
3rd person discount in Cat A 30%
Port Taxes 315
  Rates per person
M/S GALILEO
Cabin Category USD
C Lower Deck, Twin or Double bedded cabins 2590
B Lower Deck, Flexible bedded Cabins 3090
A Upper Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins 3790
S Single use-supplement in Cat C & B 60%
3rd person discount in Cat A 30%
Port Taxes 315
  Rates per person
M/S GALILEO
Cabin Category USD
C Lower Deck, Twin or Double bedded Cabins 1690
B Lower Deck, Flexible bedded Cabins 2090
A Upper Deck, Double or Twin bedded Cabins 2590
S Single use-supplement 30%
Child up to 16 years old rate in cabin with 2 adults in Cat A 1683.50
Port Taxes 265
*Single supplement on cat A only at Jewels of Cyclades is 75%.

Cruise fares are per person sharing twin/double and week and include:

 

Not included:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Half - board: Buffet breakfast and one daily meal, 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.
 
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)