Classical Greece Cruise on the M/Y Harmony GFriday departures
7-nights/8-days · from Athens to Athens
2020 Departure Dates
April: 17, 24May: 01, 22, 29June: 05, 19, 26July: 03, 17, 24, 31August: 07, 21, 28September: 04, 18, 25October: 09, 16, 23
IntroductionThis 8 day cruise delivers you through many of the most important historical sites in the Greek Islands – with plenty of time to relax (and swim!) along the way. Including Crete the incomparable Santorini and a few lesser-known islands this cruise will create memories that you will carry for a lifetime.
- Discover the stunning island of Santorini believed by some to be home to the lost city of Atlantis
- Explore the Minoan Palace ruins at Knossos built upon the ruins of one of the first settlements in Europe which dates to 7000 BC (optional tour)
- Experience the warm Mediterranean waters with many swim stops as you cruise the sparkling sea.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Port Taxes of approximately EUR270 are not included in the above prices.
Life At Sea
Day 1- Friday: Athens - Kea
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 ort 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. The mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis Delos served as a centre of worship for thousands of years and has stone huts dated from the 3rd millennium BC. Today it is home to one of the most extensive archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.
On to the port of 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 created when the super volcano Thera erupted – one of the four most powerful eruptions of historic times. 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. This wonderful site is home to the Minoan civilisation named after the famed Minotaur of mythology due to the depictions of bulls still found on the walls today. 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 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: 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 who commanded the Greek forces during the Trojan War. Early afternoon departure for the islands of Hydra. Time at leisure to explore this picturesque port town, where cars and motorcycles are not allowed, before a late evening sailing to Zea Marina.
Day 8 – Friday: Marina Zea Athens
Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast.
- Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private facilities & air conditioning
- Half-board: American buffet breakfast and one main meal daily
- Welcome Cocktail
- Greek Night
- BBQ (weather permitting)
- Captain’s Dinner
- Regular (filter) coffee tea and still mineral water free all day
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
- Multilingual Cruise Escort
- International air fares
- Beverages (except those mentioned above)
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
- Crew tips
- Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
- Personal expenses
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
THE HARMONY G - MEGA YACHT
The M/Y HARMONY G is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world.
- 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
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.
Category C Lower Deck
1 Double or 2 Lower BedsThe Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Category B Main Deck
2 Lower BedsThe Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Category A Main Deck
2 Lower BedsThe Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Cat P Upper Deck,
1 Double Bed or 2 Lower BedsThe Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
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.
LIFE ON BOARDDuring the day, life on board centres around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deckand meals are also served “al fresco” depending on the weather. The Captain will drop anchor atsecluded 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 flavor.
MAIN DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOMThe classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports ofcall. 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 ROOMThe interior lounge has relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking 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 DECKThe 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.
Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.