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Unexplored Greek Islands

From $4,591 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Cape Sounion, Ikaria, Patmos, Lipsi, Kalymnos, Levitha, Amorgos, Koufonisia, Iraklia, Serifos

    Group Size:
    1 to 34
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruise, Midsized Vessels: Variety Cruises

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

A cruise voyage unraveling the most authentic Cycladic and Dodecanese islands of Greece

  • Accommodation in a cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Amorgos and Patmos half day tours
  • Half board; Buffet breakfast, and one main meal daily including Greek night Theme Evening with traditional music and/or dancers onboard, fun BBQ Lunches (weather permitting), and Captain’s Dinner
  • Enjoy a cooking class with fresh local produce and discover the Ikarian diet
  • Start Point:
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Embarkation 14:00-15:00. Set sail for nearby Cape Sounion. Sunset cocktails and welcome dinner al fresco under the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon. Overnight at sea towards the island of Ikaria.

Meals Included:
Dinner

In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Seychelles beach, accessible best by yacht. Enjoy the translucent blue waters and bright white pebbles covering the sea bottom. BBQ lunch on board and our ship docks in Ikaria’s quaint port. Ikaria is an island-phenomenon unlike anywhere else in Greece or in the world. People here live much longer than the population on other islands and mainland. In fact, people here live on average 10 years longer than those in the rest of Europe and the Americas. Join our tour discovering authentic villages that march to a different drummer, enjoy a hike in wild landscapes followed by a dip in one of the eight natural thermal springs or join a cooking class in a family’s country home kitchen, and garden in an ancient village for a personalized experience cooking and learning about life and the secret to the inhabitants’ famed longevity, the Blue Zone Greek island. Afternoon at leisure, or at one of the village traditional fairs. Overnight in Ikaria.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning sailing and arrival in Patmos, an island revelation with a touch of divine. Surrender yourself to the mysticism and tranquility of the island of the Apocalypse. Morning discovery of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora, filled with grandeur and serenity. Small and secluded yet spectacular all the same, Patmos is the “Jerusalem of the Aegean”. Afternoon sailing to Lipsi island, a time capsule of authenticity in the Dodecanese. Lunch al fresco and swim stop in one of the glittering necklaces of 24 islets await, protected by the Natura 2000 network making an ideal refugee for the shy Mediterranean Monk seal. While in Lipsi we invite you to taste the famous Aposperitis red Lipsi wine (on board treat). Evening at leisure to enjoy the setting of the local harbour at sunset, and a seaside dinner with home-cooked traditional recipes made of local produce. Overnight in Lipsi.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning sailing to Kalymnos with a swim stop on the way. Kalymnos is a hidden gem island for those who crave simplicity and authenticity. Home of the famous sponge divers, this island in the Dodecanese is ideal for modern day adventurers with 1,300 market hiking routes to be explored. Join our tour to engage with the locals harvesting sponges and producing about 30,000 sponges annually, witness the numerous species of sponge and the various stages they go through before reaching the market. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy a hike or marvel the Esperidon fjord, perhaps the most beautiful fjord in Greece. Overnight in Kalymnos quaint port.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

The ship sails towards the white and blue Cyclades. Enjoy a stop at Levitha island, inhabited by a family of four, raising animals. In the summer, the family also runs a small but spotless restaurant for the visiting yachts. They grill to perfection fresh fish and meat. Enjoy a hike on one of the island’s goat paths. On top of the island there is an abandoned World War II Italian outpost. Midday sailing to Amorgos, the island of Luc Besson’s “Big Blue”. Mellowed with traditions, firewater and laid-back villages, Amorgos will make you forget the 20th century, never mind the 21st. Enjoy an afternoon with locals learning how to make the island’s famous “Psimeni Raki”, a local homemade liquor with the flavor of honey and clove made since ancient times on Amorgos. Evening at leisure to enjoy the breathtaking medieval capital, 400m above sea level. Overnight in Amorgo’s quaint port of Katapola.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Our early morning discovery will take us to the impressive monastery of Chozoviotissa built in 1088 inside the rocky cliffs of the mountain. We will visit monks’ cells which are open to visitors and contain important heirlooms and artifacts. We are offered a glass of Psimeni Raki and a local sweet while we enjoy magnificent views of the Aegean. Return on board for a short sail to the Small Cyclades: enjoy a swim in Koufonisia, take out the ship’s Kayaks and Paddle boards to explore sea caves only accessible by yachts. Afternoon scenic cruise around the nearby island of Schinoussa before we reach Iraklia, a tiny hidden island gem in the midst of the Aegean. Part of the Natura 2000 network of natural habitats, it enchants with the superb views offered by its mountainous footpaths, the variety of its coastline and its own, unique sights. There is no supermarket on the island, and deliveries come by ferry from the nearby island of Naxos. Evening at leisure to enjoy the true laid-back Greek island life. Overnight in port.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning we reach Serifos, a quintessentially Cycladic island of brilliant light, clear water, and steadfast traditions. Enjoy a swim at one the island’s remote beaches accessible best by small ship. Barbecue lunch on board, followed by an afternoon stroll to explore the island’s picture-perfect “Hora” castle-village. Join our tour to a local winery offering unobstructed views to the Aegean or get creative in the island’s ceramic studio where you can master the basics of pottery and bring as gifts back home. Farewell dinner reminiscing all the hidden gems of Greece. Midnight sailing back to Athens.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

7 nights Variety cruise

Professional English speaking cruise escort

Tours as per itinerary

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Cruise by M/Y Callisto

Optional shore excursions highlights include Pottery Class, Winery Tours, UNESCO Sites and Monasteries, Family Vineyards and Cooking Classes, Diving Tours, Hiking Tours

Beach towels

Port taxes

Regular filter coffee, tea and drinking water

Local delicacies treat on board

Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (Masks, Fins and Snorkels)

Kayaks, Water Toys and Stand-Up Paddle Boards (subject to availability)

Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Shore Excursions included:

  • Amorgos half-day walking tour
  • Patmos half-day tour

Beverages (except those mentioned above)

Shore excursions on the islands (Except those mentioned above) or other land arrangements

Crew tips

Passenger personal expenses

Wi-Fi (available at an additional charge)

Any items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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class deck status    
Category C Lower On Request
$4,591pp
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$4,844pp
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$6,361pp
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Category P Main On Request
$6,698pp
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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: 2015
  • Length: 52m
  • Crew: 17
  • Passengers: 34
  • Cabins: 17
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun deck with sun beds
  • Classy dining room with panoramic windows
  • Main deck lounge-bar with comfortable sofas and large screeen TV
  • Upper deck lounge-bar with alfresco seating area
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe

Important things to note

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.

Sequence of the tour is subject to change.

The Company reserves the right to substitute the vessel.

Sailing is at the Captains discretion.

Port Taxes are subject to change at any time.

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Unexplored Greek Islands

From $4,591 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Cape Sounion, Ikaria, Patmos, Lipsi, Kalymnos, Levitha, Amorgos, Koufonisia, Iraklia, Serifos

    Group Size:
    1 to 34
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruise, Midsized Vessels: Variety Cruises

Or contact your local travel agent.

Greece
Speak to our Greece Expert - Dannielle

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

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