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Classical Greece

5
(3 Reviews)
From $4,637 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Kea, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rethymnon, Kythira, Monemvasia, Nafplion, Hydra

    Group Size:
    1 to 49
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Small Ship: Variety Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, unravelling the wonders of Classical Greece

  • Accommodation in a cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a welcome cocktail, Captain’s dinner, local theme night, and a fun BBQ (weather permitting)
  • Optional excursions in Delos, Santorini, Crete and Nafplion
  • Swim stops (weather permitted)
  • Explore the beautiful Cyclades islands; Crete -the largest island of Greece-, Kythira -the southernmost of the Iptane Islands cluster in Ionian Sea-, eastern Peloponnese gems of Monemvasia and Nafplion, and noble Hydra island in the Argosaronic Gulf
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday:                                  ATHENS – KEA – AT SEA

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, Coressia after dinner. Overnight at sea, sailing to Delos.

Day 2 – Saturday:                             DELOS – MYKONOS

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Sail to the port of Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the island’s cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight Mykonos.

Day 3 – Sunday:                                MYKONOS – SANTORINI – AT SEA

Early morning sailing and 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 – AT SEA

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 at sea, sailing to Kythira.

Day 5 – Tuesday:                              KYTHIRA

Late morning swim stop and afternoon arrival into 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 Kythira.

Day 6 – Wednesday:                      KYTHIRA – MONEMVASIA – NAFPLION

Early morning sailing to Monemvasia. 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:                            NAFPLION – HYDRA – AT SEA

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. Captain’s Farewell Dinner. After midnight arrival at Marina Zea, Athens.

Day 8 – Friday:                                  ATHENS

Disembarkation at 9:00am after breakfast. End of our services.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins 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 all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment, subject (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort

Exclusions:

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)

Things to Note:

·         PLEASE CONTACT VARIETY CRUISES A DAY BEFORE OR MORNING OF EMBARKATION TO RECONFIRM YOUR SERVICE

  • Swim stops and port stops are weather permitting.
  • Itinerary is subject to weather conditions and sailing is not permitted in force 6-7 Beaufort winds.
  • The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

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Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending
 

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Ship Details

  • Renovated: 2023
  • Length: 54m
  • Breadth: 7.10m
  • Speed: 18 km/h
  • Crew: 17
  • Passengers: 44
  • Cabins: 21
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Category C
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 10-11
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Category B
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 10.50-11
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Category A
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 10.50-11
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: No
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Category P
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 15-18
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: No
  • Cabins are individually controlled A/C
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Flat-screen TV (Satellite channels)
  • CD/DVD player
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini-fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Renovated: 2017
  • Length: 55 m
  • Breadth: 8.2 m
  • Speed: 9 kn
  • Passengers: 49
  • Cabins: 25
  • Fully air-conditioned vessel
  • Dining room with large scenic windows
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Indoor lounge
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Sun deck
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Category C
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 11-12.5
  • Window: Yes
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Category B
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 12.5-13
  • Window: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Category A
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 12.5-13.5
  • Window: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Category P
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 14-16
  • Window: Yes
  • Cabins are individually controlled A/C
  • En-suite with shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Mini fridge
  • Built: 2012
  • Length: 68m
  • Crew: 32
  • Passengers: 72
  • Cabins: 36
  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
  • Special food requests
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Fitness equipment
  • Mini Spa Suite
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • SUP
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Category C
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 12-15
  • Window: Porthole
Main/Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Category B
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 11-20
  • Window: Porthole
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Category A
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 13-17
  • Window: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Category P
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 17-21
  • Window: Yes
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: Owners Suite
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 24
  • Window: Yes
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • CD & DVD player
  • Bathrobes
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music

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Reviews for Classical Greece

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Anthony Le-Lenhardt
Best services and super friendly

Review for: Classical Greece

Best services and super friendly staff throughout my trip to Greece 🇬🇷 in July. everyone on board so helpful and the cruise 🛳 very clean and the food is outstanding. looking into booking it again for 2024.
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Life-is-good
Dream Vacation

Review for: Classical Greece

The phenomenal staff made this trip the dream trip for which we were hoping. Our trip was held in May 2022 when Covid was raging, and the United States were requiring a negative Covid test for reentry. Due to this, there were only twenty-five passengers on our ship, and many of the staff told us that this was one of the very first trips they had had since the pandemic began. The long hiatus resulted in some small challenges, but the staff truly went above and beyond to meet our every need. For example, they told us our excursion to Mycenae might be canceled because we did not have the minimum number of subscribers; however, the staff found a way to make it happen as scheduled. Another example is that even though the gym on board was being remodeled, the staff made some quick adjustments which allowed us to use the gym during the voyage. Most importantly, they were able to schedule on board Covid testing on the day prior to final departure so we could be certain we would be able to fly home the next day. These are just some examples of how hard the staff strived to make the trip successful. On the last day of the cruise, the captain announced that three passengers tested positive for Covid, and as a result we would have to miss our last excursion. However, he went out of his way to sail slowly by the stop, and the evening was so beautiful that he had turned a negative into a positive. Since we always tend to sail at night, we hadn’t seen the beauty of the varying shades of blue that the islands take on as the sun begins to set in the gorgeous Aegean Sea. I will never forget that evening, and I can’t thank the captain enough for making the best of a difficult situation.
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swhipps26
Loved it!

Review for: Jewels of the Cyclades

We absolutely loved our cruise. It was our very first cruise experience and it was perfect. The staff was amazing. They went above an beyond. They remembered every preference and were so helpful and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed the swim stops. Seeing only the sea and a remote, uninhabited island was so fun. The crew was great about safety and getting us to and from shore. The islands were amazing. We had just the right amount of time off the boat to explore. They were so helpful with restaurant suggestions and how to get places. The boat itself was beautiful and well taken care of. Our cabin was small but that was expected. I only really had trouble with the size the first night. I would say that if you were choosing Cabin C, to try to be away from the anchor. That was the loudest part. The motor didn't bother us. But bringing up the anchor in the mornings at 4/5am was not pleasant. I would highly recommend this trip. We were the youngest couple on our cruise; however, the other passengers were so great to include us and we had a great time getting to know them. We played cards each night with 2 other couples and went on walks and took taxis to another to see different places on the islands.

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TRIP IN BRIEF

Classical Greece

5
(3 Reviews)
From $4,637 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Kea, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rethymnon, Kythira, Monemvasia, Nafplion, Hydra

    Group Size:
    1 to 49
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Small Ship: Variety Cruises

Or contact your local travel agent.

Greece
Speak to our Greece Expert - Sonia

Sonia’s heart is in Greece’s magnificent islands. Contact her for expert advice on Greek island cruising, from the Cyclades to the Dodecanese, and everything in between!

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