IMPORTANT NOTE: All Organized Excursions included in our tailor-made private packages or purchased separately, can be executed as private experiences. Private Yachting is also available (additional cost applies).

Athens & 8 days "Classical Greece" Cruise

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Kaladi Beach in Kythira

This offer includes an exciting package that will have you visiting 10 different destinations in both the mainland and the Greek islands in the ultimate holiday experience. Start off your adventure in Athens, the cradle of civilization, and visit the most prominent ancient monuments through our meticulously planned half day sightseeing tour. Afterwards, embark on a yacht and sail away to cosmopolitan destinations like Mykonos and Santorini. Feel the pulse of islands steeped in tradition with a visit to Hydra, Kea, Delos and Kythira. Discover unique Cretan delicacies in Rethymno before seeing the beauty of the mainland with coastal cities like Monemvasia and Nafplion taking the stage. A cornucopia of destinations are begging to be explored. Are you going to miss out on the chance of a lifetime?

Arrival in Athens: Every Wednesday (Apr-Oct)

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  • Athens half day city tour including Acropolis Museum
  • 8-Day Cruise ‘Classical Greece’ on Motor Yacht by Variety Cruises including:
    English speaking cruise escort
    Use of fishing & snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
    Meals: Buffet breakfast and 1 meal per day including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) & Captain’s dinner.
    Beverages: Regular filter coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • Transfer service as per itinerary
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses meals or beverages not indicated above etc.
  • Port & service charges 
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements. Shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders.
  • Lundry, Spa (where applicable), Boutique items, Medical expenses, Expenditures incurred ashore and Wi-Fi (available at a charge). 
  • Customary tips & gratuities to drivers, guides, escorts, crew and captain
  • VISA expenses (if applicable)
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)

Remark for the cruise: Gratuities are optional but as a rule satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately 13,00-15,00 Euros per person per day for distribution among all crew members.

Optional: Private Athens sightseeing tour can be offered at additional cost.

  • Wednesday: Arrival in Athens
    On arrival our representative will be waiting to welcome you to Athens and answer any questions you may have. Afterwards your driver will take you to your selected hotel and then you can begin exploring the city on your own pace.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Thursday: Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel and start the morning Athens sightseeing tour. An essential part of any visit to Athens, this tour will take you to the most important landmarks of the Greek capital, culminating in the historic Acropolis and its magnificent museum. An amalgamation of culture, history and philosophy from both antiquity and the modern era. After witnessing history come alive you will have the afternoon at leisure for some well-earned rest
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Friday: Athens - Kea, Embark on Cruise
    Transfer from your hotel to the port for your cruise. 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: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Saturday: Visit Delos & Mykonos
    Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Then it's onto the port of Mykonos, with a stop for a swim on the way. Rest of the day free to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Sunday: Explore Santorini
    Noon arrival in Santorini, with anchorage at Fira. Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to the archaeological sites and picturesque villages of the island, featuring unique views of the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Monday: Visit Rethymnon in 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: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Tuesday: Explore Kythira
    Late morning stop for a swim and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a lesser known gem of the Aegean, that is rapidly becoming a favorite among local visitors. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful land.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Wednesday: Visit Monemvasia - Nafplion
    Early morning sailing to Monemvasia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with plenty of time at your 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 yet another stop for a swim on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and vintage architecture. Impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above, so explore away!
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Thursday: Visit 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: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Friday: Return to Athens
    Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer to your hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure to explore Athens in any way you wish.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday: Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will meet with our assistant and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

Remark: Cruise itinerary can be changed at the discretion of the cruise company (Variety Cruises) and of the vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6 / 7 Beaufort or more depending on the vessel - on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

 

  • Wednesday: Arrival in Athens
    On arrival our representative will be waiting to welcome you to Athens and answer any questions you may have. Afterwards your driver will take you to your selected hotel and then you can begin exploring the city on your own pace.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Thursday: Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel and start the morning Athens sightseeing tour. An essential part of any visit to Athens, this tour will take you to the most important landmarks of the Greek capital, culminating in the historic Acropolis and its magnificent museum. An amalgamation of culture, history and philosophy from both antiquity and the modern era. After witnessing history come alive you will have the afternoon at leisure for some well-earned rest
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Friday: Athens - Kea, Embark on Cruise
    Transfer from your hotel to the port for your cruise. 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: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Saturday: Visit Delos & Mykonos
    Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Then it's onto the port of Mykonos, with a stop for a swim on the way. Rest of the day free to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Sunday: Explore Santorini
    Noon arrival in Santorini, with anchorage at Fira. Experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Optional tour to the archaeological sites and picturesque villages of the island, featuring unique views of the Aegean Sea. Overnight sailing to Crete.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Monday: Visit Rethymnon in 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: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Tuesday: Explore Kythira
    Late morning stop for a swim and afternoon arrival to Kythira, a lesser known gem of the Aegean, that is rapidly becoming a favorite among local visitors. Evening at leisure to visit the picturesque main town of Chora and experience the subdued charms of this peaceful land.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Wednesday: Visit Monemvasia - Nafplion
    Early morning sailing to Monemvasia. Discover a remarkable medieval fortified town, with plenty of time at your 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 yet another stop for a swim on the way. Evening arrival at Nafplion. The old quarter is charming, with narrow streets and vintage architecture. Impressive medieval fortifications can be seen in the port and crowning the hills above, so explore away!
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Thursday: Visit 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: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, 1 meal on board
     
  • Friday: Return to Athens
    Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer to your hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure to explore Athens in any way you wish.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Saturday: Departure from Athens
    After breakfast, you will meet with our assistant and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

Remark: Cruise itinerary can be changed at the discretion of the cruise company (Variety Cruises) and of the vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6 / 7 Beaufort or more depending on the vessel - on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

 

  • To ensure the safety of our guests, all transfers will be private and in line with health protocols.
  • The hotels included in our vacation programs comply with the mandatory health and safety protocols instituted by the Greek National Health Organization in collaboration with the Greek Government.
  • Please note that the tour dates, cruise itinerary, ports of call, sailing dates and vessel are subject to change at any moment, without prior notice. Please consult our agents for further information.

Cruise itinerary can be changed at the discretion of the cruise company (Variety Cruises) and of the vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6 / 7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel - on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

Rates available on request!